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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

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

Don McGlashan - Free Flight NZ Tour
Don McGlashan - Free Flight NZ Tour

When: Oct 21, 09:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Where: 554 Frankton Road, Queenstown
Venue: Sherwood, 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

Riverboarding World Championships 2018
Riverboarding World Championships 2018

When: Oct 22 to Oct 26, 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Where: 48 Hamilton Rd, Queenstown
Venue: Pinewood Lodge, Queenstown

The Upbeats - No Sleep Til
The Upbeats - No Sleep Til

When: Oct 20 to Oct 21, 10:00 PM to 04:00 AM
Where: 49 Shotover Street, Queenstown
Venue: Loco, Queenstown

Melbourne Cup
Melbourne Cup

When: Nov 6, 12:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Where: 41 Ballaratt Street, Queenstown
Venue: Pig and Whistle, Queenstown

Fashion Revolution - Queenstown
Fashion Revolution - Queenstown

When: Oct 26, 07:00 PM to 09:00 PM
Where: 554 Frankton Road, Queenstown
Venue: Sherwood, Queenstown

Shotover Jet Christmas Show
Shotover Jet Christmas Show

When: Dec 9, 01:00 PM to 06:15 PM
Where: Joe O'Connell Drive, Frankton, Queenstown
Venue: Queenstown Events Centre, Queenstown

I Love The 90's With Cocktails
I Love The 90's With Cocktails

When: Sep 29 to Jan 27, 07:00 PM to 12:00 AM
Where: 47 Camp Street , Queenstown
Venue: Miss Lucy's , Queenstown

Building Better - Series of Tiny Talks
Building Better - Series of Tiny Talks

When: Oct 25, 06:00 PM to 09:00 PM
Where: 554 Frankton Road, Queenstown
Venue: Sherwood, 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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