A place for adventure and indulgence


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


  • by car:

    15 mins from Queenstown Airport

  • by plane:

    1 hour 10 mins from Christchurch

  • by plane:

    1 hour 50 mins from Auckland

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

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’s 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.

Explore Queenstown

Find things to do

Whether you're looking for a thrill-seeking adventure or beautiful panoramic views, Queenstown has it all! Here are some of the things you can do in Queenstown Central. 

Find places to stay

From holiday homes to hotels, explore Queenstown Central's range of accommodation to suit your trip

Find a tour

Tours are great for a no-hassle way to travel. Explore a range of tours for unique experiences. 

Find transport

Explore transport options to get around Queenstown Central that fit your budget.

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