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Drinks at Steamers Wharf

Welcome to Winter

Welcome to Winter in Queenstown: Come for the slopes, stay for the party.

Located in the heart of New Zealand Southern Alps and set against a stunning lake and alpine backdrop, Queenstown offers snow lovers a world-class winter holiday experience. 

From June to October, four ski resorts offer quality snow and variety of terrain to suit beginner to expert skiers. The vibrant, cosmopolitan town centre boasts one of New Zealand’s most vibrant après-ski scenes with over 150 bars and restaurants to keep the fun going well after lifts close. 

Known as the home of adventure, Queenstown offers world-famous activities and attractions off the mountain. Soak in stunning outdoor hot pools, explore award-winning wineries or push your limits with a bungy jump. 

Just 3-hours’ direct flight from Australia’s East Coast, Queenstown’s International Airport is minutes away from the town centre and ski fields. Start counting down to an unforgettable winter now.

Our Ski Fields

Coronet Peak

The Remarkables

Cardrona Alpine Resort

Treble Cone

Soho Basin

Four Mountains, Four Ways

Skiers and snowboarders are spoiled for choice in Queenstown. There are four ski fields, all within short a drive from the bustling town centre. Unrivalled alpine scenery and a wide range of terrain is available to suit all ability levels. Beginners can enjoy a friendly atmosphere and lessons to quickly conquer the mountain. Expert skiers can explore advanced trails inbounds or venture into the backcountry in the ultimate Southern Alps expedition. Ski passes range from single day, single ski area passes to season passes allowing unlimited access to multiple Queenstown ski areas.

Bustling Après Ski

Wondering what to do after an exhilarating day on the slopes? Fear not! Queenstown has you covered with some serious après-ski action. Cosy up at wine bar, park up next to a roaring fire, or gear up and go bar hopping into the night. There's fine dining and a party atmosphere in Queenstown any night of the week. Enjoy a spot at a lake-front bistro, cruise Lake Wakatipu on a vintage steamship for a BBQ feast, or find a fine-dining experience tucked away from the bustle of the main streets.

Off-Mountain Adventures

Queenstown is famous for its high-octane thrills so if you’re looking for an adrenaline rush or want to push your boundaries, there’s activities like bungy jumping, jet boating, skydiving, zip lining, paragliding, quad biking, supercar or four-wheel-driving—all guaranteed to get your blood pumping! If thrills and spills aren’t your thing, there’s lots more to see and do well beyond the mountains. Queenstown’s seven golf courses and renowned wineries are just a short drive away. Plus, there’s over 110km of walking and cycling trails which all link to popular scenic spots.

Relax and Rejuvenate

Ease those aching muscles after a day of adventure, or just treat yourself to some relaxation, Queenstown is the ultimate place for rejuvenation and revitalisation. Sit back, relax and soothe those muscles after a day on the slopes at one of Queenstown’s many luxurious hot pools. Indulge in some ‘me time’ on a wellness retreat which your body and soul will thank you for, or if you’d simply prefer an hour or two of quiet time, treat yourself at one of our luxury day spas.

Things to do

Mountains

Nightlife

Activities

Relaxation

Getting Here

 

Australia to Queenstown direct flight map