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!
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Heidi's Hut Dinner
When: Aug 10 to Sep 8, 05:45 PM to 10:00 PM
Where: Coronet Peak Rd, Queenstown
Venue: Coronet Peak Ski Area, Queenstown
When: Sep 14 to Sep 15, 08:00 PM to 11:59 PM
Where: 49 Shotover Street, Queenstown
Venue: Loco, Queenstown
Fat Freddy's Drop
When: Jan 14, 05:00 PM to 11:59 PM
Where: Joe O'connell Drive, Frankton, Queenstown
Venue: John Davies Oval – Queenstown Events Centre, Queenstown
Audi Quattro Winter Games Ice Hockey Trans-Tasman Challenge
When: Sep 6 to Sep 8, 06:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Where: 29 Park St, Queenstown
Venue: Queenstown Ice Arena, Queenstown
Winter Pride '18 Opening Party
When: Sep 1 to Sep 2, 08:30 PM to 02:30 AM
Where: 12 Church Lane, Queenstown
Venue: The World Bar, Queenstown
Propaganda Galaxy: Winter Pride '18 Final Party
When: Sep 8 to Sep 9, 09:00 PM to 02:30 AM
Where: 1 Memorial Drive, Queenstown
Venue: Queenstown Memorial Centre, Queenstown
Gibbston Valley Winery Summer Concert
When: Jan 19, 10:00 AM to 06:30 PM
Where: 1820 State Highway 6, Queenstown
Venue: Gibbston Valley Winery, Queenstown
Winter Pride Burlesque Night
When: Sep 4, 08:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Where: 12 Church Lane, Queenstown
Venue: The Club, Queenstown
Apres Ski Session
When: Jun 22 to Aug 31, 04:00 PM to 06:00 PM
Where: 10 Brecon St, Queenstown
Venue: Muskets and Moonshine, Queenstown
YHA Queenstown Central
This hostel couldn’t be more aptly named – nestled between the Wakatipu lakefront and Shotover St it’s right in the rapidly beating heart of this famous little resort town of Queenstown. Everything is on your doorstep – cafes, bars, restaurants and the waterfront with all its activities.
YHA Queenstown Lakefront
If you want to experience the excitement of Queenstown and still get a good night’s sleep, then YHA Queenstown Lakefront is the hostel for you. This lakefront beauty is recently refurbished with modern decor and helpful extras – and it’s only a 10 minute walk to the heart of town.
YHA Kinloch, Glenorchy
This charming lodge holds its own among the natural beauty of its lakefront surroundings. Enjoy our cosy on-site restaurant, fully-equipped kitchen, hot tub with a view, bikes and fishing rods for hire, kayak trips in the summer, and a TV room for those looking to relax.