Queenstown is the heart of New Zealand’s spectacular Southern Lakes region where idyllic snow-capped mountains provide the backdrop to the town that introduced Bungy Jumping and Jet Boating to the world. Where else can you launch yourself from the Kawarau Bridge at the original AJ Hackett site then ready yourself for high speed spins on a jet boat in a single morning?
Visitors to Queenstown take on challenges like skydiving, whitewater rafting and paragliding every day, finding new ways to push their limits. For those that want to absorb the views Horse Trekking, Guided Hiking, Hot Air Ballooning and Wine Tours slow things down by giving you a chance to connect with the natural environment and the people that know it well.
Every June Queenstown gets snow fever and ushers in the ski season with the annual Winter Festival. After the partying the focus moves to the mountains and with four major ski fields – Cardrona, Treble Cone, The Remarkables and Coronet Peak – you are spolit for choice.
To see the silver screen come to life take to the air in a helicopter or go off-road in a 4WD to the real ‘Middle Earth’ on a Lord of the Rings tour – you may even catch a glimpse of the Hobbit or one of the many screen productions being filmed in the area year-round. From Hollywood to Bollywood and everywhere in between, Queenstown’s natural beauty provides the perfect open-air set.
We also have comprehensive information on visiting Milford Sound, Doubtful Sound, Te Anau, Glenorchy, Arrowtown, Skippers Canyon, Gibbston Valley, Wanaka, Mount Cook, Franz Josef and Fox Glacier.