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Queenstown is a year round holiday resort town nestled on the shores of Lake Wakatipu, in the South Island of New Zealand. Queenstown is a popular tourist destination with many major attractions.

The bustling resort town of Queenstown is an ideal base for exploring. Here you will find a range of restaurants, accommodation, art and craft galleries, world class skiing, a huge range of adventure activities and spas for relaxing.

Queenstown activities include high-speed jet boat rides, jumping from a cable car suspended above a canyon, relaxing on a gondola ride, skydiving, flight-seeing to Milford Sound and more.

Queenstown Attractions & Things to Do

Scenic flights over Queenstown with Air Milford
Scenic flights over Queenstown with Air Milford. Photo by Reel Factory.

There are many parks, gardens, historic houses, museums and other places of interest in and around Queenstown, New Zealand.

Popular attractions in Queenstown include Lake Wakatipu, The Remarkables Ski Area, Coronet Peak Ski Field, Queenstown Underwater Observatory, Kiwi Birdlife Park, The Casino, Gibbston Valley, and The Kingston Flyer. The nearby historic gold mining town of Arrowtown is a popular place for day visits.

Activities and things to do are endless. Mountain biking enthusiasts will have hours of intense entertainment at the Ben Lomond Reserve and Queenstown Bike Park. Adrenaline junkies can jump off bridges, out of aeroplanes, or take an exhilirating jet boat ride. Family entertainment includes riding the Skyline Gondola up the hill, and then riding the fun luges down the hill. There's skiing, historic boat cruises, underground water observatories and so much more!

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Queenstown Weather

Because Queenstown is nestled amongst the mountains in a relatively high altitude setting, it has an oceanic climate with long warm days in summer, and cold temperatures and frequent snowfall in winter.

Queenstown Map

Located in central Otago, in the South Island of New Zealand, the popular holiday destination town is nestled around Lake Wakatipu about a 6 1/4 hour drive from Christchurch.

Queenstown Accommodation

Main street of Queenstown
Main street of Queenstown

Queenstown is a premier holiday town - one of the best loved and known holiday destinations in New Zealand. There are a huge range of accommodation options available, with choices that include cozy bed and breakfasts, luxury 5 star hotel resorts, budget backpackers, family holiday parks, and self-contained apartments. Queenstown caters to every accommodation requirement, whether you are a tourist looking for a comfortable room with an onsite restaurant, a family with young children requiring self-catering facilities, or a group of students on a budget holiday backpacking around the country.

Many accommodations provide facilities such as on-site parking, free Wi-Fi internet and disabled facilities. It is always best to check with your accommodation choice however to confirm your needs are catered for.

Some places to stay can cater to a range of accommodation requirements, such as Trelawn Place. This lovely bed and breakfast is nestled amongst the mountains on historic gold mining land, beside the famous Shotover River. Trelawn Place offers a luxury standalone cottage, ideal for honeymoon accommodation, a self contained cottage ideal for families, a standalone self contained apartment, and bed and breakfast in the main house itself. Not only does Trelawn Place offer Queenstown self contained accommodation, but they also provide the perfect location for an intimate wedding, and a romantic retreat for honeymoon accommodation.

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