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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

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

Snow & Bass (Winters End) 2019
Snow & Bass (Winters End) 2019

When: Aug 24 to Aug 25, 09:00 PM to 04:00 AM
Where: 49 Shotover Street, Queenstown
Venue: Loco, Queenstown

Tourism Tech Expo 2019
Tourism Tech Expo 2019

When: Aug 23, 09:00 AM to 06:00 PM
Where: 1 Memorial Drive, Queenstown
Venue: Queenstown Memorial Centre, Queenstown

Winter Pride '19 Opening Party "Club Tropicana"
Winter Pride '19 Opening Party "Club Tropicana"

When: Aug 31 to Sep 1, 09:00 PM to 04:00 AM
Where: 12 Church Lane, Queenstown
Venue: The World Bar, Queenstown

2019 Trans-Tasman Challenge Ice Hockey
2019 Trans-Tasman Challenge Ice Hockey

When: Sep 5 to Sep 7, 06:00 PM to 09:30 PM
Where: 29 Park St, Queenstown
Venue: Queenstown Ice Arena, Queenstown

Mountain Passes and Pride Bus options
Mountain Passes and Pride Bus options

When: Aug 30 to Sep 9, 12:00 PM to 12:00 PM
Where:
Venue: Winter Pride 2019, Queenstown

Propaganda WHITE: Winter Pride '19 Final Party
Propaganda WHITE: Winter Pride '19 Final Party

When: Sep 7 to Sep 8, 09:00 PM to 03:00 AM
Where: 1 Memorial Drive, Queenstown
Venue: Queenstown Memorial Centre, Queenstown

Corona Presents Mako Road
Corona Presents Mako Road

When: Aug 31, 05:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Where: Coronet Peak Rd, Queenstown
Venue: Coronet Peak Ski Area, Queenstown

Fierce Burlesque
Fierce Burlesque

When: Sep 2 to Sep 3, 08:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Where: 12 Church Lane, Queenstown
Venue: The Club, Queenstown

Leather & Lace
Leather & Lace

When: Sep 6 to Sep 7, 09:00 PM to 04:00 AM
Where: 49 Shotover Street, Queenstown
Venue: Loco, 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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