Queenstown & Southern Lakes
Queenstown, rated as one of the world’s top holiday spots, is a year-round drawcard for adrenalin thrills, spectacular scenery and luxury style.
Renowned as New Zealand’s Adventure Capital’, Queenstown attracts more than three million visitors a year, who come for everything from world-class skiing and snowboarding to unique thrills in the water, the air and on land, or the relaxed pace of the wine trail in Gibbston.
With about 220 different activities and attractions on offer, there’s never a shortage of options for visitors to Queenstown – from wild to mild, during four seasons, you can spend the morning walking in the mountains, the afternoon exploring forest trails by bike and the evening dining al fresco at the lakeside on gourmet food and wines that are a year-round attraction.
Summer pursuits include hiking, biking and fishing. Autumn’s crisp days and outrageous colours offer the perfect pre-winter break for visitors to immerse themselves in the bright landscapes with walking and cycling on the trails around town, or follow the wine harvest into the wineries.
In winter, skiers and snowboarders from around the world materialise for an action-packed season that lasts well into October. Spring’s longer, warmer days mean you could ski in the morning and fit in a round of golf in the afternoon.