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 is now known for its commerce-oriented tourism, especially adventure and ski tourism. It is popular with New Zealand, Australian and international travellers alike.
Reasons To Go
Four ski fields are within 30 to 90 minutes' reach of Queenstown so everyone is catered for - from beginner skiers to expert boarders taking a heli trip to untouched powder.
One major benefit of skiing here is that most accommodation options are centrally located in the town, and so too are bars, cafes, restaurants, shops and a huge range of activities.
- The region's average snow line sits part way up the mountains around Queenstown, which means we have a vast choice of off-snow activities available down in the valley all year round.