Milford Sound Cruise

Queenstown Surrounding Region

Queenstown is surrounded by spectacular neighbouring regions, making it the perfect base to explore the Southern Lakes and lower South Island of New Zealand.

The Southern Lakes area, in the south west corner of the South Island of New Zealand, is a diverse region made up of spectacular scenery and awesome landscapes, with several beautiful towns populating the region.

Together with Queenstown, Arrowtown, Glenorchy, Kingston, Wanaka and Fiordland make up the impressive Southern Lakes region. Each of these beautiful towns has a unique identity, friendly people, are set against a backdrop of world class landscapes and are great places to visit.

The region has a colourful and rich history and a pioneering and entrepreneurial spirit that has helped shape the region as a major tourism hub today. The world famous landscapes provide the backdrop for many attractions, adventure activities, nature tours and a huge range of experiences.

Queenstown is the perfect base to explore the Southern Lakes region and beyond. Queenstown is easily accessible via New Zealand's major highways, bus routes and Queenstown International Airport, and offers a range of quality accommodation and services, from transport to visitor information centres, to ensure you are well equipped to explore our region. 

To find out more about the towns and landscapes that surround Queenstown use the interactive map to see location details, driving distances and visitor highlights.

Regions and Places Near Queenstown

Use the interactive map to view regions of interest
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Arriving in Queenstown from the south

Southern Scenic Route

The Southern Scenic Route brings together the best of the south and showcases the natural environment, scenery, wildlife, heritage and people.

ake & Wood cofounder, Jay Sherwood

Jay Sherwood: brewing up magic in Arrowtown

According to brewer Jay Sherwood, the key ingredient in Lake & Wood craft beers is the Queenstown region and all it has to offer.

Short drive out to Kingston to find some new cool waterfalls The higher up you walked the better it got Ft. - kirancaffery. . - f9 - ISO 125 - 14 sec - Nikon D850 Nikon 16-35mm . #nzmustdo #shirttailtrack #kingston #waterfall #mountains #newzealand #kiwipics #nikonnz #queenstownlive #queenstownholidays

Camp Glenorchy Cabin Split King Room Interior

Camp Glenorchy’s Commitment to Sustainability

Aiming to set new standards for sustainably-designed guest accommodation in New Zealand, Camp Glenorchy’s mission is clear; to educate, inspire and delight visitors and guests.

#NewZealand - #Queenstown to #Kingston. #SouthIsland of #NZL was on my bucket list. IIRC takes 16 hours via plane each way.

Looking back at Queenstown from Wye Creek

Lower Wye Creek Walking Track

Located on the west face of The Remarkables mountain range this rewarding hike climbs alongside native beech forest and a stunning natural waterfall cascading down to Lake Wakatipu.

The kingston flyer looking might fine today out in front of the lodge and the crib. You can stop into the Flyer pub for a beer and a bite while youre staying with us here in Kingston . #kingstonflyer #kiwiicon #steamtrain #lakewakatipu

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