Tick something off your bucket list

Queenstown is the place to tick something off your bucket list, whether it be jumping on a jet boat, taking to the skies on a hot air balloon or scenic flight, or mastering a new ski trick. Queenstown is known for its bucket list activities and now is the time to finally do them with plenty of epic deals to be had!

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Take your skiing to the next level

This really is the winter to take your skiing to the next level with four different ski fields, each boasting wide open slopes and plenty of space you'll be set up for success. 

For an extra leg-up, book in for a ski lesson! A few small tips, tricks and adjustments can totally change the way you ski or get you back on track if you’ve picked up any bad habits after a break from skiing. 

Coronet Peak

Coronet Peak Sunset

Catch some comedy

This July and August, Little Blackwood is bringing a Winter Comedy Series to Queenstown. Gather your friends for pre-show dinner, tapas, drinks and catch ups before an evening of comedy with Brendhan Lovegrove or Ben Hurley.

Brendhan will take to the stage on Wednesday 29 and Thursday 30 July from 8pm, and Ben will take to the stage on Wednesday 12 and Thursday 13 August from 8pm. A selection of tables (seating either 4, 5 or 6 people) are available to book per night so get your crew involved, and book your table now.

Winter Pride

Winter Pride is the Southern Hemisphere’s biggest pride festival! Taking place in Queenstown this winter from 28 August - 6 September with a line up of fun on and off mountain events, and plenty of parties. You’d be mad not to come and enjoy at least one Winter Pride event this year! Find out more on their website. 

Pride Day at The Remarkables

Winter Pride at The Remarkables

Visit Glenorchy

Surrounded by magnificent snow-capped mountains, pristine lakes and rivers, ancient beech forests and at the edge of Mount Aspiring and Fiordland national parks, it's no surprise that Glenorchy has provided the backdrop for many films, including The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings. There are a range of accommodation options, along with activities that will get you out into the great outdoors. More about Glenorchy here. 

Glenorchy Panoramic Views

Glenorchy panoramic views

Get a taste of the region

Foodies are well catered for in Queenstown, with a great selection of award-winning fine dining restaurants, themed dinner events, and of course a number of great pubs and bars. Find out more about places to eat and drink in Queenstown here

Apres Ski Cocktails - Sundeck

Apres Ski Cocktails - Sundeck 

Let your hair down

The word ‘weeknight’ doesn't register in the mind of bar hoppers in Queenstown's town centre, as each night you'll find bar tenders crafting cocktails, live music, pub quizzes and games nights, and more.

Skiers and snowboarders take to the town upon leaving the mountains to soak up all the apres ski action, and you’ll find hidden cocktail bars down small lanes, craft beer breweries and lively pubs ready to welcome you with a hearty meal and local brew after a fantastic day.