Not just for adrenalin junkies, this lakeside settlement and its surrounding area offers you the chance to sample world class wines, sophisticated accommodation and art galleries as well as jet-boating, rafting, hiking and skydiving. So take a few days and throw yourself into the action... or unwind at your leisure!
When you're in Queenstown, don’t miss the Queenstown Winter Festival
The festival is the Southern Hemisphere's ultimate winter party, held in celebration of winter in the mountains. The festival has been a huge success for over 30 years and attracts visitors from all over New Zealand, Australia, the USA, Japan and around the globe. It is a true celebration of Queenstown, our community and all the things that make our beautiful mountain home so unique. There are fireworks, comedy, drag races, birdman action, jazz, food and wine, street parades, family fun, a great mix of internationally acclaimed performers and home-grown acts, a ball - and that is just in town! Up on the mountain you can catch loads of winter action with ski races, a Big Air Invitational, mountain mayhem, dog races and superb entertainment.
Did you know?
AJ Hackett Bungy on the Kawarau Bridge in Queenstown, New Zealand was opened in 1988 and became the world’s first commercial jumping site. With a height of 43 metres that boasts of the only bungee in the area where you can touch, bob or fully dip into the water. This site is also famous for its other tourist attractions and it's rich historical heritage.