Queenstown, a year-round resort town

Iconic landscapes, natural wonders, a buzzing atmosphere and home of the ultimate adventure bucket list, there’s no place in the world quite like Queenstown. The sophisticated all-season resort town enjoys the best of both worlds: sitting on the shores of Lake Wakatipu, beneath the towering peaks of The Remarkables mountain range. You don’t have to be an adrenaline junkie to enjoy Queenstown; part of its beauty is the array of less hectic activities on offer. Enjoy the town’s lively and compact centre, cruise Lake Wakatipu, head to the nearby towns of Arrowtown and Glenorchy, cycle to vineyards and when you’re up for it, take a shot at its adventure offering.

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Cool facts

  • Queenstown has a resident population of about 18,000 and welcomes more than 100 times that number (1.89 million) visitors per year.
  • The “Lady of the Lake”, TSS Earnslaw was launched in 1912 – the same year as the Titanic. It was a working ship till 1969 and is the only remaining passenger-carrying coal-fired steamship in the Southern Hemisphere.
  • In 1885 all Queenstown hotels were run by women who all happened to be widows.

Must do's

  • Ride the Skyline Gondola for iconic views of Queenstown.
  • This is the one place where you must step out of your comfort zone – jet boat, sky jump, bungy, rafting … you’ll be spoilt for choice when choosing your adventure.
  • Cycle or walk the Queenstown Trail with more than 110kms of tracks and trails connecting Queenstown, Arrowtown and Glenorchy.
  • Take a 4WD adventure into the heart of the backcountry and to The Lord of the Rings locations.
  • Visit the region’s wineries to sample award-winning wines.

Queenstown Accommodation

  • Queenstown TOP 10 Holiday Park

    Queenstown TOP 10 Holiday Park, Queenstown Holiday Parks & Camping Grounds

    Situated in a park-like setting surrounded by outstanding natural beauty, our location is one of the best kept secrets of Queenstown. Enjoy your...

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  • Queenstown Lakeview Holiday Park

    Queenstown Lakeview Holiday Park, Queenstown Holiday Parks & Camping Grounds

    The most central holiday park in Queenstown! Situated just 100m away from the town centre and a 500m walk from the shores of Lake Wakatipu. Affordable...

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  • Hurley’s of Queenstown

    Hurley’s of Queenstown, Queenstown Hotels & Hotel Accommodation

    Hurley's of Queenstown offer luxury serviced apartments a few minutes from central Queenstown. Apartment accommodation available includes 22 luxury...

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  • Abba Court Motel

    Abba Court Motel, Queenstown Motels & Motor Lodges

    Abba Court Motel offers comfortable and affordable motel accommodation in Queenstown. Abba Court Motel is a family friendly motel that caters for a...

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  • Remarkables Lodge

    Remarkables Lodge, Queenstown Luxury Lodges Accommodation

    Remarkables Lodge is a discrete and exclusive luxury retreat located in the alpine town of Queenstown. It has received rave reviews from the NZ...

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  • Clarion Suites Highview Apartments

    Clarion Suites Highview Apartments, Queenstown Serviced Apartments Accommodation

    Highview Apartments in Queenstown combine a central location, 4-star luxury and modern convenience. Located only 5 minutes walk from town, Highview...

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