queenstown

Queenstown

The place to go for adventure and indulgence

Highlights

  • star World-class restaurants
  • star Skiing and snowboarding in winter
  • star Hiking and cycling all year round
queenstown

Getting here

  • tnz-car

    15 min from Queenstown Airport

  • plane

    1 hour 50 mins from Auckland

  • plane

    1 hour 10 mins from Christchurch

Central Queenstown is a base for adrenaline-fuelled activities. It's the region's main centre for eating, drinking and relaxing.

Highlights

  • star World-class restaurants
  • star Skiing and snowboarding in winter
  • star Hiking and cycling all year round

Getting here

  • tnz-car

    15 min from Queenstown Airport

  • plane

    1 hour 50 mins from Auckland

Queenstown
jetboat, Queenstown

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.

Each season brings a different energy to Queenstown, summer is all about the great outdoors, hiking, adventure, al fresco dining late into the evening, and long, hot days. As the trees transform the Wakatipu Basin with a swathe of gold, red and orange, autumn brings the wine harvest, and the chance to rejuvenate ahead of another exciting season, winter!

With four ski areas within 90 minutes of downtown Queenstown offering excellent skiing and snowboarding from June through October, all types of snow-seeking visitors are catered for. There are snow activities beyond strapping a board or clipping into skis, with snowshoeing, snowmobiling and snow-landing by helicopter available during winter.

In spring the skiing action doesn’t end, with playful snow conditions and warmer days providing a relaxed atmosphere on piste. The beauty of spring is that you can get the best of both worlds by skiing in the morning and playing a round of golf, mountain biking of adventuring in the afternoon.

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.

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