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Things to do in Queenstown

Queenstown is a natural playground providing an incredible backdrop for a range of sights to see and things to do for adventurers of all persuasions.

Each of the seasons has its own special vibe in Queenstown, and the great thing is that most activities can be accessed all year round. World-renowned for its adventure, Queenstown is home to a huge choice of adrenaline activities including jet boating, bungy jumping, white water raftingskydiving and even indoor thrills – all guaranteed to get your blood pumping! 

When the cooler months arrive Queenstown transforms into a world class winter resort, with four ski areas and a range of activities, bars, restaurants and relaxation to make sure your winter holiday is as epic as possible.

You can even combine a round of golf at one of Queenstown’s gorgeous clubs one morning with a tour of some of our wineries and cellar doors in Gibbston and further afield to discover just why Central Otago Pinot Noir is famous on the world stage.

If you’re looking for a slightly slower pace there’s plenty of hiking and biking trails to explore, guided tours, boat cruises, scenic flights or spa and wellness options to help you get away.

Start planning your Queenstown holiday below, the possibilities are endless.

Queenstown Activities


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  • Biking
  • Wineries
  • Skifield
  • Golf
  • Walking
  • Adventure
  • Cruising
  • Sightseeing
  • Historic

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Why Queenstown’s Winter Festival is a must-do

The Queenstown Winter Festival is a highlight on New Zealand’s event calendar. We talk to festival director Rae Baker about why it’s the ideal time and place to celebrate winter.

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Early morning balloon flight over Lake Hayes near Queenstown. Perfect morning for it. #nzsouthisland #queenstown #balloonatic

Top picks for picnics in Queenstown

Fill your picnic basket with lunch from a local café or takeaway store, and head to one of our top picks for picnic spots, all within 25 minutes’ drive from central Queenstown.

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A Season to Celebrate

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