Things to do in Queenstown

Queenstown is a resort town in Otago in the south-west of New Zealand's South Island. It is built around an inlet called Queenstown Bay on Lake Wakatipu, a long thin Z-shaped lake formed by glacial processes, and has spectacular views of nearby mountains such as The Remarkables, Cecil Peak, Walter Peak and just above the town; Ben Lomond and Queenstown Hill.

Queenstown's neighbouring towns include Arrowtown, Wanaka, Alexandra, and Cromwell. The nearest cities are Dunedin and Invercargill. Queenstown is now known for its commerce-oriented tourism, especially adventure and ski tourism. It is popular with young international and New Zealand and Australian travellers alike.

Mountain biking

The Queenstown Lakes District has many biking options available and caters to all levels of riding. Click the links below for more information.

Queenstown Mountain Biking - Skyline Gondola
Queenstown Mountain Bike Tracks

Activities and Attractions

From bungy jumping, jet boat rides and paragliding to lake cruises, wine tasting, and 4wd tours. Queenstown has so many great activities and attraction's you will be spoilt for choice. Click the links below to find the best activities and attractions in town.

Destination Queenstown - Official site for Queenstown - Queenstown activities, events and information directory

Skiing and Snowboarding

Queenstown has four unique ski fields all within easy driving distance of each other. The season runs from June until early October.

Coronet Peak Ski area
The Remarkables Ski Area
Cardrona Ski area
Treble Cone Ski Area