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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

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

Christmas Show 2019
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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

Entrepreneur Coffee Jam featuring ProGolfMe
Entrepreneur Coffee Jam featuring ProGolfMe

When: Dec 12, 08:00 AM to 09:00 AM
Where: 14 Church St, Queenstown
Venue: Yonder, Queenstown

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