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!
Tandem skydiving over Queenstown
Take your skiing to the next level
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 Sunset
Wonderful winter events
LUMA 2021 lights up the lakefront with spectacular illuminated art. The Queenstown Gardens are transformed into a mid-winter wonderland this Queen's Birthday Weekend, 4-7June 2021.
NZ Mountain Film & Book Festival celebrates adventure with films, speakers, workshops, and presentations from inspirational adventurers. Perfect for adventurers and armchair adventurers. 1-3 July 2021.
Welcome to Winter kicks off the season in style with a range of free and ticketed events. Think fireworks, live music and comedy, winter markets, and on-mountain events. 2-4 July 2021.
Winter Pride is the Southern Hemisphere’s biggest pride festival. Taking place in Queenstown this winter from 27 August-5 September with a line-up of fun on and off mountain events, and plenty of parties.
Snowboxx brings music festival vibes to Cardrona and Treble Cone. Brought to you by the team behind sold out ski music festivals in the French Alps, Snowboxx puts the party on the piste this winter. 7-14 September 2021.
Snow Machine combines skiing at Coronet Peak and the Remarkables with an epic music line-up in Queenstown, accommodation and adventure. Packages are sold out, but you can join the waiting list. 8-11 September 2021.
Winter Pride at The Remarkables
The gateway to Mount Aspiring and Fiordland National Parks. Surrounded by magnificent snow-capped mountains, pristine lakes and rivers, and ancient beech forests.
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.
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 at Sundeck
Let your hair down
The word ‘weeknight’ doesn't register in the mind of bar hoppers in Queenstown's town centre. Every night you'll find bartenders 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 après ski action. 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.