Queenstown is without exaggeration one of the most spectacular places in the entire world – not just for its amazing scenery but also for its many activities. With warm dry summers and crisp cool winters, it buzzes all year round with local and tourist energy.
Skiing and Snowboarding
Queenstown has New Zealand’s best skiing and snowboarding with a number of world-class skifields including Cardrona, Coronet Peak and The Remarkables.
The wider Otago region is home to some of the top vineyards in the country: Peregrine, Amisfield, Chard Farm, Gibbston Valley, Mt Difficulty, Rockburn and many more are all within easy reach.
From your base in Queenstown, you can easily visit the historic goldmining town of Arrowtown, the lake at Wanaka, the vineyards of Central Otago, the natural film sets of Glenorchy, and the captivating Milford and Doubtful Sounds.
The beautiful scenery at Jack's Point, Queenstown Golf Club, Millbrook and The Hills have made these golf courses worthy of international acclaim.
The wider Queenstown region is some of the most awe-inspiring landscape in the entire world – and the Routeburn, Milford and Kepler Tracks are some of the best ways to see it.
Queenstown is busy all year round but especially so during the Bike Festival (March/April), Arrowtown Autumn Festival (April), Winter Festival (June) and the Jazz Festival (October).
Queenstown is a thrill-seekers paradise with jet-boating, sky-diving, hang-gliding, white water rafting, zip-lining, helicopter tours, Bungy, the Gondola, the Luge, and the Seabreacher.
There are a number of popular spas around Queenstown, and the private pools at Onsen have stunning views across the Shotover River.
There are many dining options in Queenstown including Fergburger, Rata, Botswana Butchery, Amisfield, Jervois Steak House, The Bunker and Wakatipu Grill.
Queenstown International Airport supports more than 2 million visitors a year both through international flights from Brisbane, Gold Coast, Melbourne, and Sydney - and domestic flights from Auckland, Christchurch, Dunedin, Hamilton, Nelson and Wellington.