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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

Katchafire
Katchafire

When: Jul 19 to Jul 20, 08:00 PM to 11:59 PM
Where: 49 Shotover Street, Queenstown
Venue: Loco, Queenstown

Gibbston Valley Winery Summer Concert: SOLD OUT
Gibbston Valley Winery Summer Concert: SOLD OUT

When: Jan 18, 10:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Where: 1820 State Highway 6, Queenstown
Venue: Gibbston Valley Winery, Queenstown

SKYCITY Stampede vs Canterbury Red Devils
SKYCITY Stampede vs Canterbury Red Devils

When: Jul 12 to Jul 13, 07:00 PM to 09:30 PM
Where: 29 Park St, Queenstown
Venue: Queenstown Ice Arena, Queenstown

Clicquot Long Lunch at Rata
Clicquot Long Lunch at Rata

When: Aug 2 to Aug 3, 12:30 PM to 03:00 PM
Where: Te Nuku 43 Ballarat St, Queenstown , Queenstown
Venue: Rata Restaurant , Queenstown

Remarkably Funny Presents: Open Mic Comedy
Remarkably Funny Presents: Open Mic Comedy

When: Jul 4, 08:00 PM to 09:30 PM
Where: 14 Church St, Queenstown
Venue: Yonder, Queenstown

The Hellfire Anthology - Launch & Reading
The Hellfire Anthology - Launch & Reading

When: Jun 29, 06:00 PM to 07:30 PM
Where: 554 Frankton Road, Queenstown
Venue: Sherwood, Queenstown

Battle of The Cuisines
Battle of The Cuisines

When: Jun 6 to Aug 22, 05:30 PM to 07:30 PM
Where: 93 Beach St, Queenstown
Venue: Threesixty Restaurant @ Crowne Plaza, Queenstown

A Night of Fleetwood Mac
A Night of Fleetwood Mac

When: Aug 3, 09:00 PM to 11:30 PM
Where: 554 Frankton Road, Queenstown
Venue: Sherwood, Queenstown

Smokefreerockquest Central Otago Final
Smokefreerockquest Central Otago Final

When: Jun 29, 07:00 PM to 09:30 PM
Where: 1 Memorial Drive, Queenstown
Venue: Queenstown Memorial Centre, Queenstown

Remarkably Funny presents: Comedy Control
Remarkably Funny presents: Comedy Control

When: Jul 13, 07:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Where: 554 Frankton Road, Queenstown
Venue: Sherwood, 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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