Central Queenstown




  • Adventure - bungy, skydiving, rafting
  • Skiing and snowboarding in winter
  • Hiking and cycling


  • By car: 15 mins from Queenstown Airport
  • By : 70 mins from Chch, 1 hour 50 mins from Akl

You are here

In winter, scenery-packed Queenstown is a base for skiers and snowboarders. At other times of the year, it's a place for adventure and indulgence.

The resort town of Queenstown is sophisticated and fantastically scenic. Its lake and mountain landscape is suited to almost any kind of adventure; but Queenstown is just as well known as a place for indulgence. The area’s history is intertwined with gold. In 1862, two sheep shearers struck it rich at the edge of the Shotover River. The ensuing gold rush town was named Queenstown because '...it was fit for Queen Victoria'.

Adventure activities include snow sports, bungy jumping, jet boating, horse trekking and river rafting. Indulgent experiences include exceptional food and wine, lake cruises, spa treatments, boutique shopping and leisurely games of golf.

Have you got a great story to tell? Add your own article

Find & book flights