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
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
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
PRANZ 2020 Queenstown 4 Day Packrafting Meet
When: Feb 6, 01:00 PM to 11:59 PM
Where: 4 Cemetery Road Queenstown, Queenstown
Venue: Queenstown Lake View Holiday Park, Queenstown
Feast Of The East
When: Jan 10 to Feb 29, 06:00 PM to 09:30 PM
Where: 38/54 Lake Esplanade, Queenstown
Venue: Bazaar Queenstown, Queenstown
Secret Garden Pop-Up
When: Nov 8 to Feb 29, 04:00 PM to 08:00 PM
Where: 93 Beach St, Queenstown
Venue: Crowne Plaza Hotel, Queenstown
The Queenstown Dog Walk
When: Feb 16, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Where: Queenstown Trail, Queenstown
Venue: Queenstown War Memorial , Queenstown
When: Jan 22 to Jan 26, 07:00 PM to 02:00 PM
Where: Grant Road, State Highway 6, Queenstown
Venue: Queenstown Shopping Centre - Next to Kmart, 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
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