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.

Shotover Jet, 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.

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