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Queenstown - Adventure paradise in an idyllic alpine resort town

This beautiful alpine town has everything you need to do life at your own pace - bungy jumping, jet boating, and canyoning, or wine tasting, spas, and fine dining.

If adventure is your thing, you're in the right place. Try: bungy jumping, skydiving, white water rafting, jetboating, hang-gliding, luging, horse riding, or canyoning, all in or around Queenstown.

In winter make the most of nearby Coronet Peak, The Remarkables or Cardrona ski fields.

Tour the Central Otago region’s many award-winning wineries, or eat, drink and be merry at an awesome selection of restaurants and bars in town.

Bonus: Take a day trip from Queenstown to the magical Milford or Doubtful Sounds.

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Best known for

adrenaline rushes around every corner

Did you know:

Queenstown is home of the bungy jump!

Don't leave without

a spin on the Shotover Jet

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activities

events

The Developing Brain - Queenstown
The Developing Brain - Queenstown

When: Feb 21, 07:30 PM to 09:00 PM
Where: 47-49 Red Oaks Dr, Queenstown
Venue: Wakatipu High School, Queenstown

King Beats 2019
King Beats 2019

When: Feb 23 to Feb 24, 01:00 PM to 02:00 AM
Where: State Highway 6
Venue: Kingston, Queenstown

The 2019 Queenstown Home Show
The 2019 Queenstown Home Show

When: Feb 22 to Feb 24, 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Where: Joe O'connell Drive, Frankton, Queenstown
Venue: John Davies Oval – Queenstown Events Centre, Queenstown

Food Lovers Masterclass - With Kate Meads
Food Lovers Masterclass - With Kate Meads

When: Apr 14, 01:00 PM to 03:00 PM
Where: Joe O'Connell Drive, Frankton, Queenstown
Venue: Queenstown Events Centre, Queenstown

Biophilia Festival 2019
Biophilia Festival 2019

When: Feb 22 to Feb 24, 11:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Where: Moke Lake Rd, Queenstown
Venue: Moke Lake, Queenstown

Alice In Wonderland
Alice In Wonderland

When: Apr 14, 01:30 PM to 03:30 PM
Where: 1 Memorial Drive, Queenstown
Venue: Queenstown Memorial Centre, Queenstown

Marlon Williams
Marlon Williams

When: Feb 27, 08:00 PM to 11:59 PM
Where: 1 Memorial Drive, Queenstown
Venue: Queenstown Memorial Centre, Queenstown

Miss Pole Dance New Zealand 2019
Miss Pole Dance New Zealand 2019

When: Mar 1, 07:00 PM to 11:30 PM
Where: 1 Memorial Drive, Queenstown
Venue: Queenstown Memorial Centre, Queenstown

Natsu Matsuri Japanese Summer Festival
Natsu Matsuri Japanese Summer Festival

When: Feb 23, 10:00 AM to 03:00 PM
Where: 1 Memorial Drive, Queenstown
Venue: Queenstown Memorial Centre, Queenstown

Norah Jones
Norah Jones

When: Apr 28, 07:30 PM to 10:30 PM
Where: Joe O'Connell Drive, Frankton, Queenstown
Venue: Queenstown Events Centre, Queenstown

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YHA Queenstown Central

In the fast-beating heart of Queenstown, this modern backpacker hostel is a secure, comfortable base near everything this alpine town has to offer.

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YHA Queenstown Lakefront

This recently refurbished modern, superbly-equipped and friendly backpacker hostel is a short lakefront stroll from the heart of Queenstown.

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YHA Kinloch, Glenorchy

Relax and restore yourself at YHA Kinloch, Glenorchy. This lakeside lodge with its stunning views is a great base for a getaway, or a pre- or post-hike stay.

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