Queenstown the 'Adventure Capital of New Zealand', is one of the most wild and iconic of the top tourist destinations in the country. Located in the south-western, unspoilt, alpine region of of the South Island, Queenstown is built around a pristine inlet on the sparkling Lake Wakatipu and is nestled in amongst towering rugged mountains including The Remarkables, Cecil Peak, Walter Peak, Ben Lomond and Queenstown Hill. The region around Queenstown is characterised by jagged mountain ranges, deep canyons, wild cascading rivers, crystal-clear lakes, rain forest, tussock grassland and fresh mountain air – in short this region one of nature’s finest marvels. Queenstown is 483km from Christchurch – a 5 and a half hour drive away or 50 minute flight. more
Queenstown hosts a truly impressive list of adventure activities to enjoy – being a leading pioneer in all things outdoor + adventure it was here jet-boating and bungy jumping were first commercialised. Queenstown prides itself in multitudes of activities in every category for every traveller – no matter whether you are seeking the heart-pumping adventure, or the eye-popping scenic tour, or the thrilling slope to ski or a lively nightlife – all are found here.
Seeking the adrenaline-pumping, hair-raising, heart-thumping adventure of a lifetime? Queenstown boasts an incredible slew of options including: white-water rafting, jet-boating, bungy jumping, paragliding, mountain biking, rock climbing, canyoning, as well as New Zealand’s largest swing strung across a mountain canyon and – true to Queenstown’s spirit of fun and adventure – you choose how you would like to plummet down at 120km/hr (forwards, backwards, upside down or many other positions).
Want a little more quiet and relaxation in your Queenstown experience? No problem! Create your selection from the raft of quieter activities on offer including – scenic helicopter tours, cross country biking, trout and salmon fishing, vintage steamboat cruising, wine-tasting in some of the world’s southernmost wineries, guided hiking or Segway touring. Alternatively, take a day out golfing on one of Queenstown’s splendid golf courses at the very foot of great imposing mountain ranges – or else wonder off on your own on an adventurous hike in New Zealand’s alpine wilderness or just explore this region by car where every sight around every bend is a ready-made postcard.
Go into the town and you will find a lively night-life, romantic cafes and restaurants, scenic water front, fantastic shopping as well as spa treatments and gourmet dining. Take the gondola up the mountain slope and enjoy breath-taking views of Queenstown as you relax wining and dining over the town. Walk along the waterfront and check out Queenstown’s underwater observatory and watch the fish and eels swimming alongside diving ducks.
Come in the winter and find the town transformed into a world class ski resort. Breathe deeply the fresh mountain air as you ski the slopes of Queenstown’s dramatic mountain slopes. Alternatively, enjoy other winter sports on offer like – ice skating, ice climbing and snow-shoeing. Queenstown celebrates the snow season with gusto in a busy, lively winter festival, The Queenstown Winter Festival.
Centrally located, Queenstown is also a great base to explore the wider region. Take a day trip and chill at Arrowtown – a quaint gold-rush era resort town where the autumn colours are truly something to behold, or drive to Wanaka – another of the South Island’s great alpine resorts known for its superb ski fields and outdoor activities. Alternatively book an excursion to the world famous Milford or Doubtful Sounds in the World Heritage listed Fiordland National Park – one of New Zealand’s most spectacular landscapes and certainly one if it’s finest jewels.
Accommodation is plentiful in Queenstown with five-star hotels, motels, luxury and budget apartments, homely bed and breakfasts, luxury lodges, quaint retreat, holiday homes, cabins and camping grounds. During festival and high seasons, budget accommodation can fill up quickly.
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Located just 2 minutes drive from Queenstown Airport and only 7 minutes from the central city, Ramada Remarkables is the first hotel in the region situated with easy access to the airport. Featuring stylish and spacious apartments that incorporate a modern design with contemporary furnishings, flat screen...(More)(More)
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Abba Court Motel has a range of warm, comfortable and affordable units right in the heart of New Zealand's tourist gem, Queenstown. It's a family friendly motel equipped with excellent facilities, children's playground, and close to a swimming pool. Pets are welcome by prior arrangement. Continental/cooked breakfasts to are available for the units. We have it all!
Mobile-friendly - About New Zealand Rental Cars is one of New Zealand's favourite car hire companies that specialise in providing a large fleet of modern rental cars for self-drive holidays, sports teams and business travel. We offer rental cars in two Queenstown locations (airport and city) and from our other depots in Auckland, Wellington, Nelson, Picton, Blenheim, Christchurch and Greymouth.
Mobile-friendly - About New Zealand Rental Cars is one of New Zealand's favourite car hire companies that specialise in providing a large fleet of modern rental cars for self-drive holidays, sports teams and business travel. We offer rental cars in Queenstown (city and airport) and from our other depots in Auckland, Wellington, Nelson, Picton, Blenheim, Christchurch and Greymouth.
Fresh, contemporary style with space to play and space to relax. A range of accommodation configurations in a fresh, contemporary style. Our dorms have a maximum capacity of 6 people, whilst our private configurations rival hotels in regards to their fit-out – we’re definitely more than just a bed in a room!
Mobile-friendly - Welcome to Absolutely Fabulous Southern Lakes Tours! Ideal for couples or family groups of all ages. Very family friendly with no age restrictions. Four-day Lord of the Rings tours. Christchurch to Queenstown, Milford Sound and beyond plus four-day Southern Lakes Sightseeing Tours. Option to fly out of Queenstown or return to Christchurch. Tour vehicle is exclusively reserved for you.
Mobile-friendly - An easy way to find the best price to rent a campervan or motorhome in New Zealand. We specialise in free and easy self-drive campervan holidays. Our objective is to assist our customers in achieving their ideal holiday through efficient methods of holiday planning. In all, we ensure that you will give no chance to holiday disappointments.
New Zealand's leading tour company in meeting the needs of mature travellers and those with special needs. We welcome, care and cater for those with special or specific needs when visiting our beautiful country. Specialised vehicles and accommodation to suit every requirement with experienced guides to accompany you every step of the way. Accessible NZ- specialised tours "For All".
Mobile-friendly - We’re Kiwis, and since 1996 we’ve looked after active people with legendary hospitality in the stunning New Zealand outdoors. If you’re into hiking, paddling and biking through parks, valleys, bays and backroads, then join us on one of our handcrafted trips. Explore the local spots, enjoy the highest level of personal service and share plenty of laughs along the way.
Affordable, reliable rental cars from Queenstown Rental Cars, ideally located near the Queenstown airport. We provide modern well maintained cars, 4WDs and people movers with excellent service for reasonable prices. Our friendly, experienced staff will advise on regional attractions and places of interest to help you make the most of your valuable time.
Mobile-friendly - Air Milford proudly operates the only brand new Cessna Caravan aircraft. This aircraft offers leather seating, quiet air conditioned comfort and great viewing for all passengers. It is one of the safest aircraft flying today. Eco-tours, aircraft charters, fishing, hunting and personalised tours. Flights to Milford Sound, Doubtful Sound, the Southern Alps and Glaciers.
Experience the worlds warmest welcome with Air New Zealand. Our Air New Zealand (Air NZ) team is committed to providing you with quality personal service in all areas of domestic and international travel. Whether you're traveling as an individual or with a large group, check out our Air NZ competitive fare structure including grab a seat specials. All available on-line.
Scenic flights over the South Island’s spectacular Southern Alps. Our high wing Cessna seats five and provides fantastic viewing and photo opportunities. Enjoy unimpeded views as you fly through a landscape of unbelievable grandeur and beauty. Scenic routes include Mt Cook & West Coast Glaciers and the Rangitata Headwaters. Airport transfers from Christchurch to Queenstown or anywhere in between.
16 beautifully appointed units and apartments, some with spa baths. All our units are designed to take maximum advantage of the wonderful view of the Remarkable Mountains and Lake Wakatipu. Terrace and BBQ area. Walk to Queenstown town centre. Ski lockers/drying room. DVD in all units. Secure storage available. Free WiFi.
Mobile-friendly - Enjoy a gourmet mountaintop heli picnic, an exhilarating guided mountain bike journey through Wanaka’s most exciting terrain, or soak up the unforgettable scenery during a flight to Mt Aspiring National Park’s glaciers. Alpine Helicopters offer guests a wide range of scenic heli adventures, from half day excursions to Fiordland and the West Coast, to short flights around the region.
Mobile-friendly - Located at Scenic Suites and Heartland Hotel Queenstown is Amaia Luxury Spa, a luxurious Spa experience is sure to leave you feeling relaxed. The team at Amaia Luxury Spa use products from the NuMe range and are continuously up-skilling and retraining so that you, the guest is getting the best out of your chosen treatment.
Amazing New Zealand is a New Zealand based consultancy (specialising solely on New Zealand tours) creating innovative and imaginative self-drive itineraries tailored to your own requirements. We can offer you great diversity to take you off the beaten track and away from the mass tourism wherever possible to see and experience the REAL New Zealand.
Mobile-friendly - Quality, comfort and friendliness – Amity Lodge Motel has it all! Quiet location and just 5 minutes walk to town. Self-contained One and Two-Bedroom apartment-style motel units come with free unlimited Wifi and free off-street parking outside each unit. All apartments feature a kitchenette, large flat-screen TV's, with SKY TV in the lounge and master bedroom and serviced daily.
Mobile-friendly - Apex Car Rentals is Australasia's largest home grown car hire company and operates a fleet of over 4,000 new and late model vehicles throughout NZ and Australia. Get a FREE Interislander vehicle ferry ticket when you hire an Apex Rental Car for 10 days or more. Hire a rental car from our Queenstown City depot or other locations across NZ.
Mobile-friendly - Apex Car Rentals is Australasia's largest home grown car hire company and operates a fleet of over 4,000 new and late model vehicles throughout NZ and Australia. Get a FREE Interislander vehicle ferry ticket when you hire an Apex Rental Car for 10 days or more. Hire a rental car from our Queenstown Airport depot or other locations across NZ.
Book a Wine Tour with Appellation Central now and look forward to a fun day out in wine country with a fascinating commentary, relaxing over a sumptuous lunch, tasting great wines and enjoying spectacular scenery in the company of other travellers and one of our experienced guides. All up a memorable day in wine country.
Mobile-friendly - You are invited on a uniquely special journey with the Around and About Limos team from Queenstown. They're a small family-owned business that have been providing transport services for over 40 years. They enjoy showing visitors our wonderful world, taking the greatest care to ensure you have a wonderful time experiencing our beautiful surroundings and history.
Mobile-friendly - Around The Basin are the local experts offering a personalised service for all your biking needs on the Queenstown Trails. We provide everything from quality bike hire, a shuttle service, to specialising in bike tour packages. For bike and shuttle packages, winery bike tours, supported or guided half, full or multi-day bike tours …we look after thousands of riders a year.
Mobile-friendly - Arrowfield Apartments are set amongst some of the world's finest scenery. This new, self-catering accommodation complex reflects the ultimate in comfort and luxury, enhanced by superb facilities including heated lap pool, tennis court and gymnasium. Ski fields are just minutes away, with golf or a day spa at famous Millbrook Resort across the road.
Historical gold mining close-by under a backdrop of picturesque mountains. Our holiday park provides a quiet, relaxing holiday experience. Five minutes' walk from town centre. Brand new facilities including fully self-contained holiday flats, studio units, eight-bedroom lodge, and over a hundred powered sites. Private rooms from $65.00. Tennis court, kids playground. Qualmark 3 star motel and 4 star holiday park.
Mobile-friendly - Highly recommended on Tripadvisor and only 20km from Queenstown, Arrowtown Motel offers renovated, modern, quiet, cosy accommodation units with comfy beds and good showers! Free unlimited wifi, fully equipped kitchenettes, self-service laundry, ample free parking and a short walk to the picturesque village centre of Arrowtown, makes us the perfect accommodation base to explore this beautiful Otago region.
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Danceworks End of Year Show
Danceworks End of Year Dance Show is back again with this year's theme being "Classics." This is a show for the whole family to enjoy. Our students will be showcasing dances in Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hip-hop, ...
Where: Queenstown Memorial Centre, Queenstown
Address: 1 Memorial Drive, Queenstown, Queenstown
From: 12:00pm on Saturday 10th December 2016
To: 7:30pm on Saturday 10th December 2016
Pear of Pommes
If you hadn't guessed it already these guys are born and bred from the UK. These two cheeky chappies rock your Sunday sesh covering the best of British and American Indie. Catch them every Sunday from 4 pm.
Where: The World Bar, Queenstown
Address: 12 Church Lane, Queenstown
From: 4:00pm on Sunday 17th July 2016
To: 7:00pm on Saturday 28th January 2017
Local artisans sell crafts and gifts with a tasty selection of local produce available. Come and relax, enjoy the mellow vibes and outstanding 360-degree mountain views over a coffee and brunch. There are typically ...
Where: Remarkables Red Barn, Queenstown
Address: Hawthorne Drive, Frankton, Queenstown
From: 9:00am on Saturday 22nd October 2016
To: 2:00pm on Saturday 15th April 2017
The Earl Street Journal (2016)
The Earl Street Journal encapsulates what has quite simply been a remarkable year for New Zealand art, both nationally and internationally. Lisa Reihana, representing New Zealand at the Venice Biennale 2017, has ...
Where: Milford Galleries Queenstown, Queenstown
Address: 9a Earl Street, Queenstown
From: 10:00am on Saturday 10th December 2016
To: 6:00pm on Tuesday 7th February 2017
A Christmas Song
Remarkable Vocals brings you a charming selection of Christmas songs for ensemble choir. The singers present beautiful harmonies from 16th century to the present day. The concert title The Christmas Song comes from ...
Where: Thomas L. Brown Gallery, Queenstown
Address: 568 Speargrass Flat Road, Lake Hayes, Queenstown
From: 4:00pm on Sunday 11th December 2016
To: 6:00pm on Sunday 11th December 2016
Deborah Frank - Field of Vision Exhibition
An echo of life experience and transformation. Deborah Frank is an award-winning, full-time practising artist based in Sydney. Originally from South Africa, she studied for a degree in Fine Arts with Honours before ...
Where: Artbay Gallery, Queenstown
Address: 13 Marine Parade, Queenstown
From: 10:00am on Thursday 1st December 2016
To: 5:00pm on Thursday 15th December 2016
Pure Acoustic Songwriters In the Round
Featuring Kaylee Bell, Kayla Mahon & Jody Direen. Three of New Zealand's top country artists on the Pub stage for three Acoustic sets. This gig is not to be missed!
Where: Pub on Wharf, Queenstown
Address: 88 Beach St, Queenstown
From: 9:00pm on Friday 16th December 2016
To: 11:59pm on Friday 16th December 2016
Bryony Matthews Voices Tour with Amiria Grenell
Going on tour with the band and Amiria Grenell! Join us for the first show at the Hilltop Tavern in Little River Nov 26th. Bryony Matthews is a Christchurch based singer/songwriter by way of Golden Bay. Matthews grew ...
Where: Sherwood, Queenstown
Address: 554 Frankton Road, Queenstown
From: 7:00pm on Saturday 17th December 2016
To: 11:59pm on Saturday 17th December 2016
Bingo - comedy - air guitars - prizes - terrible music - what more do you need for entertainment on a Sunday? Come along to Bitchin' Bingo at The World Bar in Queenstown for some unique bingo entertainment. Hosted by ...
Where: The World Bar, Queenstown
Address: 12 Church Lane, Queenstown
From: 7:30pm on Sunday 18th September 2016
To: 9:30pm on Sunday 18th December 2016
Carols on the Lawn
Come and join with Queenstown Community Choir and St Peters Church for ‘Carols on the Lawn’. Bring your picnic, a blanket and celebrate the true Christmas Spirit with Christmas carols.
Where: St Peters Church, Queenstown
Address: 2 Church St, Queenstown
From: 6:00pm on Tuesday 20th December 2016
To: 7:00pm on Tuesday 20th December 2016