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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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
Christmas Show 2019
When: Dec 15, 01:00 PM to 06:15 PM
Where: Joe O'Connell Drive, Frankton, Queenstown
Venue: Queenstown Events Centre, Queenstown
Fat Freddy's Drop
When: Feb 8, 03:00 PM to 10:30 PM
Where: Joe O'connell Drive, Frankton, Queenstown
Venue: John Davies Oval – Queenstown Events Centre, Queenstown
The Pig's Glenorchy Races Breakfast + Bus
When: Jan 4, 08:30 AM to 05:00 PM
Where: 41 Ballaratt Street, Queenstown
Venue: Pig and Whistle, Queenstown
Down The Rabbit Hole
When: Dec 14, 12:00 PM to 07:00 PM
Where: 1 Memorial Drive, Queenstown
Venue: Queenstown Memorial Centre, Queenstown
NZSIR Silver Cup
When: Dec 20 to Dec 21, 04:00 PM to 06:00 PM
Where: 649 Malaghans Road, Queenstown
Venue: Queenstown Polo, Queenstown
Amongst Mountains - Miki Brown EP Launch
When: Jan 23, 09:00 PM to 11:59 PM
Where: 554 Frankton Road, Queenstown
Venue: Sherwood, Queenstown
King Beats Charity Festival 2020
When: Feb 1 to Feb 2, 01:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Where: 87 state highway
Venue: Kingston Station, Queenstown
New Year's Eve 2019
When: Dec 31, 05:00 PM to 11:55 PM
Where: 10 Brecon St, Queenstown
Venue: Muskets and Moonshine, Queenstown
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.
YHA Queenstown Lakefront
This recently refurbished modern, superbly-equipped and friendly backpacker hostel is a short lakefront stroll from the heart of Queenstown.
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.