Nestled on the shores of Lake Wakatipu and surrounded by dramatic mountain ranges, Queenstown is the beating heart of the Wakatipu Basin, and all it has to offer.
Queenstown has activities for all ages and levels of daring, from the iconic bungy jumping to skydiving, mountain biking, ziplining, hiking and water activities. Test your skills on world-class golf courses, explore scenic trails on foot or bike, sample award-winning Central Otago wines and local cuisine, enjoy a spa treatment or browse the town’s cosmopolitan boutiques and galleries.
From season to season there’s a lot to look forward to, the longer days of summer where you can fit in a life-time’s adventure in one day, or the crisp days of autumn where the spectacular changing colours of the trees are on show like nowhere else in the country.
Then in winter Queenstown and its mountains transform into a snow paradise, attracting skiers and boarders from around the world to the four ski fields located within two-hours’ drive of Queenstown. The beginning of the season is heralded with the American Express Queenstown Winter Festival in June, when the region is surrounded by snow-capped mountains and local bars and eateries light their fires—the perfect setting to rest weary legs over a beverage and a meal.
And in spring-time there’s the best of both worlds, sublime blue bird days on the ski fields, and warmer weather brings on the fresh growth of the spring season, perfect conditions to explore our hiking and biking trails.
Our compact, and cosmopolitan town centre is the base from which to explore the region, with a range of accommodation to suit all travellers from backpackers and holiday parks to five-star lodges and hotels.
For information visit queenstownNZ.nz.