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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

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

7 Days Winter Trip, Filming at Queenstown Winter Festival
7 Days Winter Trip, Filming at Queenstown Winter Festival

When: Jun 19, 05:00 PM to 09:00 PM
Where: 1 Memorial Drive, Queenstown
Venue: Queenstown Memorial Centre, Queenstown

Fear Factory Nightmare Easter
Fear Factory Nightmare Easter

When: Apr 20 to Apr 21, 05:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Where: 52 Shotover St, Queenstown
Venue: Fear Factory, Queenstown

Gibbston Valley Winery Long Lunch
Gibbston Valley Winery Long Lunch

When: Jun 23, 01:00 PM to 04:00 PM
Where: 1820 State Highway 6, Queenstown
Venue: Gibbston Valley Winery, Queenstown

Audiology Presents a Night of Drum & Bass Ft Flowidus
Audiology Presents a Night of Drum & Bass Ft Flowidus

When: Jun 22 to Jun 23, 08:00 PM to 01:00 AM
Where: 1 Memorial Drive, Queenstown
Venue: Queenstown Memorial Centre, Queenstown

Avenue Q
Avenue Q

When: May 16 to May 25, 07:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Where: 1 Memorial Drive, Queenstown
Venue: Queenstown Memorial Centre, Queenstown

SKYCITY Ball presents STUDIO 54
SKYCITY Ball presents STUDIO 54

When: Jun 22 to Jun 23, 06:30 PM to 12:00 AM
Where: Queenstown, Queenstown
Venue: Secret Venue, Queenstown

Thursday Comedy Night
Thursday Comedy Night

When: Jun 20, 08:00 PM to 11:59 PM
Where: 1 Memorial Drive, Queenstown
Venue: Queenstown Memorial Centre, Queenstown

SKYCITY Winter Quiz
SKYCITY Winter Quiz

When: Jun 20, 07:00 PM to 11:59 PM
Where: 16-24 Beach St, Queenstown
Venue: SKYCITY Queenstown, Queenstown

Matariki Torchlight Hikoi
Matariki Torchlight Hikoi

When: Jun 20, 04:00 PM to 04:30 PM
Where: 78 Beach Street, Queenstown
Venue: Earnslaw Park, 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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