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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.

at a glance

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

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

Fat Freddy's Drop
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

Queenstown Polo - The Shield Tournament
Queenstown Polo - The Shield Tournament

When: Jan 5 to Jan 6, 03:00 PM to 08:00 PM
Where: 649 Malaghans Road, Queenstown
Venue: Queenstown Polo, Queenstown

Albion Place & Shag Rock - Bridge The Ditch Tour
Albion Place & Shag Rock - Bridge The Ditch Tour

When: Dec 16 to Dec 17, 09:00 PM to 12:00 AM
Where: 14 Church St, Queenstown
Venue: Yonder, Queenstown

Danceworks End of Year Show
Danceworks End of Year Show

When: Dec 15, 05:00 PM to 07:00 PM
Where: 1 Memorial Drive, Queenstown
Venue: Queenstown Memorial Centre, Queenstown

Gibbston Valley Winery Summer Concert
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

Emerson's Whiskey, Beer & Food Matching
Emerson's Whiskey, Beer & Food Matching

When: Dec 12, 06:30 PM to 11:59 PM
Where: 16-24 Beach St, Queenstown
Venue: SKYCITY Queenstown, 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

Hospitable Tuesdays
Hospitable Tuesdays

When: Oct 2 to Jan 30, 07:00 PM to 12:00 AM
Where: 47 Camp Street , Queenstown
Venue: Miss Lucy's , Queenstown

Remarkables Market
Remarkables Market

When: Oct 27 to Apr 13, 09:00 AM to 02:00 PM
Where: Hawthorne Drive, Frankton, Queenstown
Venue: Remarkables Red Barn, Queenstown

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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.

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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.

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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.

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