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Paragliding coronet peak Queenstown adventure

How Queenstown Became the Adventure Capital of the World

Queenstown was carved out of the land by glaciers, rivers and lakes, but it has been shaped by innovative adventurers and entrepreneurs from New Zealand and around the world.

Basket of Dreams on top of Queenstown Hill

Queenstown Art Trail

Beautiful places have attracted and inspired artists for centuries, and Queenstown in New Zealand’s South Island is no different. 

Exterior at Hulbert House Queenstown

Historic Places to Stay

Our pioneers have shaped Queenstown’s adventurous spirit and left behind historic buildings that now house some of the most inspiring places to stay

Queenstown mountains for Ski and snowboard

History of Skiing and Snowboarding

Skiing was first introduced to Queenstown in the 1860's as a way of transport, in 1947 it became home to the first commercial ski field in NZ, Coronet Peak. 

Stunning views from the Remarkables Lookout

Queenstown’s Pioneering Beginnings

Māori legend, early European history, and the 1860's gold rush. Queenstown’s history is as remarkable as the mountain range it is famous for.

Couple explore Gibbston Valley harvest

The Bustle of Queenstown's Wine Harvest

Queenstown is the gateway to the Central Otago wine region, and each autumn for just a few weeks the wineries burst into life for the annual wine harvest.

Eichardts Hotel exterior in summer

Historic Eateries to Delight All Senses

Historic buildings from Queenstown’s gold rush days now house unique world-class eateries. Discover where to soaking up the area’s history while sampling delicious local food and wine.