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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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events

The Earl Street Journal (2020)
The Earl Street Journal (2020)

When: Feb 1 to Mar 30, 10:00 AM to 06:00 PM
Where: 9a Earl Street, Queenstown
Venue: Milford Galleries Queenstown, Queenstown

Menopause The Musical® - Queenstown: CANCELLED
Menopause The Musical® - Queenstown: CANCELLED

When: Apr 7, 07:30 PM to 09:00 PM
Where: 1 Memorial Drive, Queenstown
Venue: Queenstown Memorial Centre, Queenstown

Robert Jahnke: Tā Te Whenua (2020)
Robert Jahnke: Tā Te Whenua (2020)

When: Feb 29 to Mar 31, 10:00 AM to 06:00 PM
Where: 9a Earl Street, Queenstown
Venue: Milford Galleries Queenstown, Queenstown

Ultimate New Zealand Photography Tour - 17 Days
Ultimate New Zealand Photography Tour - 17 Days

When: Apr 23 to May 9, 09:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Where: Sir Henry Wigley Dr, Queenstown
Venue: Queenstown Airport, Queenstown

Luma
Luma

When: May 29 to Jun 1, 05:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Where: Park Street, Queenstown
Venue: Queenstown Gardens, Queenstown

NZ String Quartet | Beethoven | Icon
NZ String Quartet | Beethoven | Icon

When: Oct 18, 05:00 PM to 07:00 PM
Where: 1 Memorial Drive, Queenstown
Venue: Queenstown Memorial Centre, Queenstown

Margarita Mondays
Margarita Mondays

When: Jan 13 to Mar 30, 04:00 PM to 07:00 PM
Where: 10 Brecon St, Queenstown
Venue: Muskets and Moonshine, Queenstown

Remarkably Funny presents: Open Mic Comedy : CANCELLED
Remarkably Funny presents: Open Mic Comedy : CANCELLED

When: Jul 4 to Mar 31, 08:00 PM to 10:30 PM
Where: 14 Church St, Queenstown
Venue: Yonder, Queenstown

Paint & Wine Night - Milford Sound - Paintvine: CANCELLED
Paint & Wine Night - Milford Sound - Paintvine: CANCELLED

When: Apr 1, 07:00 PM to 09:00 PM
Where: 53 Shotover Street, Queenstown
Venue: Smiths - Craft Beer House, Queenstown

Great Moscow Circus
Great Moscow Circus

When: Apr 9 to Apr 26, 07:30 PM to 11:59 PM
Where: Gorge Road, Queenstown
Venue: Warren Park, Queenstown

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