Queenstown offers the perfect setting for adventure, relaxation and fun all year round.

Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown

Pack a picnic basket and explore the edge of Lake Wakatipu amidst trees that burn with colour.

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With a buzzing atmosphere and stunning scenery, you'll find there's no other place in the world quite like Queenstown.

  • Ride the Skyline Gondola for iconic views across Queenstown and Lake Wakatipu.
  • Visit Glenorchy, set amongst ancient beech forests and on the doorstep of the Mount Aspiring National Park, it's a great place to enjoy horse riding, kayaking, cycling, walking and skydiving.
  • Take a scenic flight for a bird's eye view of the dramatic natural landscapes.
  • Draw inspiration from the amazing alpine surroundings as you play a round of golf on one of Queenstown's world-renowned courses. For something a little different, check out the 18-object frisbee golf course at the Queenstown Gardens.
  • Marvel at the spectacular scenery on a day trip from Queenstown to Milford Sound.
  • There's no shortage of things happening around the region with plenty of exciting events throughout the year.

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The Remarkables Ski Area, Queenstown

You'll feel on top of the world at the Remarkables ski-field near Queenstown.

Seeking adventure?

Challenge yourself to push your own limits. You'll find every type of adventure here, from the mild to the wild.

  • If you're visiting during the winter season, hit the slopes to go skiing or snowboarding or try snowshoeing.
  • Defy gravity and step out of your comfort zone with an adrenaline-pumping activity like bungy jumping, canyon swinging, canyoning or ziplining.
  • Hurtle through the air attached to a skydive instructor or soar like a bird as you hang glide or paraglide.
  • Get on a bike. Take an exhilarating heli-biking tour, ride with the locals on downhill tracks, check out the cross country biking trails or pedal around the lakefront.
  • Enjoy clear mountain air and stunning vistas on one of the many walking trails within easy reach of Queenstown.

Paradise Valley, Queenstown

Paradise Valley near Glenorchy is a great day trip from Queenstown for tons more outdoor activities

Looking to explore?

Journey through unique landscapes and uncover new experiences all within easy reach.

  • Discover the rich history of nearby Arrowtown, an old goldmining town famous for it's rich autumn colours and a sophisticated dining scene.
  • Cruise the lakes and rivers at the pace you choose. Options range from lake cruises to exhilarating jet boat rides, whitewater rafting and parasailing. The iconic TSS Earnslaw was a working cargo ship for years and is now the only passenger-carrying coal-fired steamship in the Southern Hemisphere. It's over a century old and made a brief cameo as an Amazon River boat in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.
  • Take a four wheel drive adventure into the heart of the backcountry.
  • Follow the clear, sparkling waters in search of elusive trout, in the freshwater lakes during fishing season.

Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown

Enjoy Lake Wakatipu on a warm summer day in the sun

Fancy a little relaxation?

Soak up the relaxed and friendly local vibe as you recharge and indulge yourself a little.

  • Visit the region's wineries to sample region’s renowned Pinot Noir or take a guided wine tour with a friendly and knowledgeable guide.
  • Take in Queenstown’s sophisticated café and dining scene, dining your way around the world with local interpretations of global dishes.
  • Treat yourself to some retail therapy in Queenstown's stylish shopping lanes and open malls.
  • Get romantic with a dawn hot air balloon flight or cosy up in winter in front of the roaring fireplace in a boutique bar.
  • Relax at one of the luxury day spas for some 'me' time to revitalise your mind, body and soul.

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