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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

Heidi's Hut Dinner
Heidi's Hut Dinner

When: Aug 10 to Sep 8, 05:45 PM to 10:00 PM
Where: Coronet Peak Rd, Queenstown
Venue: Coronet Peak Ski Area, Queenstown

Katchafire
Katchafire

When: Sep 14 to Sep 15, 08:00 PM to 11:59 PM
Where: 49 Shotover Street, Queenstown
Venue: Loco, Queenstown

Fat Freddy's Drop
Fat Freddy's Drop

When: Jan 14, 05:00 PM to 11:59 PM
Where: Joe O'connell Drive, Frankton, Queenstown
Venue: John Davies Oval – Queenstown Events Centre, Queenstown

Audi Quattro Winter Games Ice Hockey Trans-Tasman Challenge
Audi Quattro Winter Games Ice Hockey Trans-Tasman Challenge

When: Sep 6 to Sep 8, 06:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Where: 29 Park St, Queenstown
Venue: Queenstown Ice Arena, Queenstown

Winter Pride '18 Opening Party
Winter Pride '18 Opening Party

When: Sep 1 to Sep 2, 08:30 PM to 02:30 AM
Where: 12 Church Lane, Queenstown
Venue: The World Bar, Queenstown

Propaganda Galaxy: Winter Pride '18 Final Party
Propaganda Galaxy: Winter Pride '18 Final Party

When: Sep 8 to Sep 9, 09:00 PM to 02:30 AM
Where: 1 Memorial Drive, Queenstown
Venue: Queenstown Memorial Centre, Queenstown

Gibbston Valley Winery Summer Concert
Gibbston Valley Winery Summer Concert

When: Jan 19, 10:00 AM to 06:30 PM
Where: 1820 State Highway 6, Queenstown
Venue: Gibbston Valley Winery, Queenstown

Winter Pride Burlesque Night
Winter Pride Burlesque Night

When: Sep 4, 08:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Where: 12 Church Lane, Queenstown
Venue: The Club, Queenstown

Apres Ski Session
Apres Ski Session

When: Jun 22 to Aug 31, 04:00 PM to 06:00 PM
Where: 10 Brecon St, Queenstown
Venue: Muskets and Moonshine, Queenstown

Stan Walker - Queenstown (Under 18's Show)
Stan Walker - Queenstown (Under 18's Show)

When: Oct 25, 05:00 PM to 07:30 PM
Where: 49 Shotover Street, Queenstown
Venue: Loco, Queenstown

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YHA Queenstown Central

This hostel couldn’t be more aptly named – nestled between the Wakatipu lakefront and Shotover St it’s right in the rapidly beating heart of this famous little resort town of Queenstown. Everything is on your doorstep – cafes, bars, restaurants and the waterfront with all its activities.

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YHA Queenstown Lakefront

If you want to experience the excitement of Queenstown and still get a good night’s sleep, then YHA Queenstown Lakefront is the hostel for you. This lakefront beauty is recently refurbished with modern decor and helpful extras – and it’s only a 10 minute walk to the heart of town.

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YHA Kinloch, Glenorchy

This charming lodge holds its own among the natural beauty of its lakefront surroundings. Enjoy our cosy on-site restaurant, fully-equipped kitchen, hot tub with a view, bikes and fishing rods for hire, kayak trips in the summer, and a TV room for those looking to relax.

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