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Queenstown is home to a trio of attractions that highlight our place in New Zealand’s pioneering history.
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.
Beautiful places have attracted and inspired artists for centuries, and Queenstown in New Zealand’s South Island is no different.
Our pioneers have shaped Queenstown’s adventurous spirit and left behind historic buildings that now house some of the most inspiring places to stay
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.
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.
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.
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.