Queenstown

Queenstown

Where the lake finds the mountain
and you find your new home

Queenstown’s reputation as a must-visit destination has been earnt many times over.

Straddling pristine Lake Wakatipu and nestled between some of the country’s best ski fields the resort town is a global hub for adventure tourism.

It is in close proximity to some of the best winegrowing regions in the world, and home to globally recognised hospitality and retail offerings.

Catering for luxury travellers, backpackers and all those in between – the tourism mecca is a cosmopolitan melting pot.

A gateway to adventure, relaxation, and jaw dropping scenery, Queenstown is rapidly becoming a destination for those wanting to live permanently in the alpine hub.

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GOLF CLUBS

Homestead bay - clubhouse

Tee off at one of Queenstown’s six golf courses. Breathtaking fairways and pristinely groomed courses are dotted throughout the region, but all within a 25-minute drive of the town centre. Catering for pros on top tier 18-hole championship greens through to family friendly 9-hole courses, the clubs feature world class dining and hospitality and stunning mountain and lakeside scenery.

ADVENTURES

Queenstown Jet boat

Home of adventure, Queenstown has distinguished itself as the adrenaline pumping capital of the world. The region pioneered bungy jumping and commercial jet boating in the 1960s, and now it’s thrill seeking capabilities include whitewater rafting, river surfing, canyon swinging and sky diving. From the clouds to the lake bed - there is no shortage of activities to test your boundaries.

SKI FIELDS

Queenstown - ski

Some of best ski fields in the world will be on your doorstep. Remarkables Ski Field, Coronet Peak, Cardrona and Treble Cone are large scale commercial ski fields in the Queenstown and Wanaka catchments catering for all experience levels with different terrain offerings. Facilities include dining and hospitality, as well as retail stores, child care, ski touring and on-mountain ice bars. For a more back country adventure, ask the locals to tell you about the coveted club fields sprinkled throughout the South Island.

SCENIC FLIGHTS

Milford Sound by Air

Perspective is everything and there is nothing like seeing the land from the air. Take in the stunning vistas of Queenstown and surrounding geographical wonders from the air with the range of scenic flights available.
Whether is over the Queenstown Lakes, the surreal Milford Sound, Fiordland or the Southern Alps - experienced and knowledge pilots can show you their world.

LAKE CRUISES

Queenstown ferry

Whether it’s an intimate style cruise using smaller boats or a larger vessel to enjoy with other sightseers, Queenstown’s lake cruises navigate the crystal clear waters of Lake Wakatipu.
Secret islands and waterfalls are discovered as guests are taken to get up close and personal with the one-of-a kind scenery.

TRAILS

Queenstown - lake

You don’t have to hike far in Queenstown to witness breathtaking scenery, but when you do your expectations will be exceeded. From 20-minute jaunts to serious long distance tramping, there are seemingly endless trails and tracks to traverse. Walk where the first European settlers looked for gold, where the Lord of the Rings movies were filmed or where it seems your footsteps are the first.
When two feet get too much, trade them in for two wheels and hit mountain bike trails crowned as the best in the country. Meander along the flat or change gears and prepare for some seriously ambitious downhill. Navigate jagged peaks, canyon rides and lake loops - or test your relationship with gravity at the Queenstown Bike Park.

FINE DINING & NIGHTLIFE

Queenstown - City centre - bar

It is no secret that Queenstown is in close proximity to some of the best winegrowing regions in the world, and home to globally recognised hospitality and retail offerings. Tucked into the hills and nestled on lake fronts, connoisseurs from across the globe are attracted to the cellar doors and high brow eateries. From Arrowtown’s quaint village streets to Queenstown’s hidden alleyway eats, top chefs and award winning street food awaits. When the sun sets - and often before - the city’s selection of bars, clubs, pubs and hotels come to life with holidaying patrons and laid back locals alike.

Events

Queenstown - City centre - restaurant

Music, food and the outdoors are all integral in keeping Queenstown’s event calendar full year round. No matter the season or where the stage is set, there is a world class occasion to attend - everything from annual fixtures, weekly go-tos or a once-in-a-lifetime act. Some of the biggest international artists perform concerts in vineyards or on the lake frontage, global athletes descend on the ski fields and multicode sports tracks, while the famous nightlife ensures there is always an after party.

Business

Queenstown city centre

Queenstown, being the largest city in the greater Queenstown Lakes district is the business hub for many locally and international owned businesses. Offering large commercial space as well as more intimate creative shared space, Queenstown offers all the mod-cons any business would need.