With so many activities on offer in Queenstown, ranging from the sedate to the adrenalin fuelled, we've created a top 10 countdown of our favourite activities to do in Queenstown. more »
Home of the world's first jet boat, bungy jump and river surfing operators, Queenstown likes to push the boundaries. Thrills are at every turn including river rafting, skydiving and mountain biking.
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Our guide to the sections of the 100km trail
The Queenstown Trail offers world-class riding over 100 kilometres of varying terrain. The trail has been designed to appeal not only to cyclists and hikers but also those looking to combine their outdoor sports with food, wine, architecture and art. more »
Swing your way through Queenstown's epic golf courses...
Well renowned for being one of the world’s epicentres of adrenaline, it can be easy to dismiss Queenstown as one huge adventure playground. Sure, there are plenty of places from which to throw yourself, but there’s also a lot else going on. One such example is golf, and Queenstown’s courses... more »
Free as a bird adventures in Queenstown, New Zealand
Queenstown isn't short of opportunities to get you up among the clouds. And if you had to pick just one place from which to get a bird's-eye-view surely this is it – soaring snow-capped mountains, glittering lakes, dramatic canyons and ice-blue braided rivers weaving intricate patterns across... more »
Dramatic views, bikes, hikes and cultural shows high above Queenstown.
For nearly 50 years the iconic Queenstown Gondola has soared more than 400 metres above Queenstown, taking intrepid families, view-seekers, adrenaline junkies, restaurant buffs, hikers, bikers and a whole cascade of other travellers to the summit of Bob’s Peak. A short five minute walk... more »
Our favourite locations around Queenstown to enjoy a picnic
Relaxing for a few hours with a picnic is a great way to appreciate the beauty of Queenstown's majestic scenery. We've toured the Queenstown region and picked our favourite spots to settle down, open up the hamper and drink in the incredible views. more »
Our guide to Queenstown Wineries
Queenstown loudly and proudly flies its 'adventure capital' banner high but there is another, somewhat more laid-back, world-class feature to the town and its region - wine. And we're not talking about the partying element's capacity to down a glass or three but the fact that Central Otago... more »
Navigating the rapids in New Zealand's capital of adventure
White water rafting, an activity which makes repeated appearances on bucket-lists the world over, isn't just possible in Queenstown but a must do experience for any visit here. In fact, this might just be rafting wonderland thanks to a quirk of nature - or perhaps a deliberate ploy by generous... more »
Head out to the Red Barn, alongside the Remarkables Shopping Centre in Frankton, to enjoy this lively weekly market. Arts and craft stalls sit alongside fresh produce suppliers, with freshly cooked food giving you a decent breakfast option. Live music and the backdrop of the Remarkables add to the atmosphere. The market runs from 24th October... more »
Held every Saturday, the Creative Queenstown Art & Craft Market benefits from the stunning waterfront location of Earnslaw Park. The market is your chance to meet local artists displaying their wares while enjoying the live music and incredible setting. From Nov 1st to 30 April, the market is open from 9.00am to 4.30pm. From May 1st to 31 Oct... more »
Valentine’s Ball – Fundraiser for Queenstown Lakes Family Centre School Clinics Celebrate Valentine’s Day with your partner or your friends. Singles or couples all welcome! Arrive in style to a red carpet welcome and enjoy a glass of bubbles on arrival. Sample some of our finger food and canapés. Enjoy a drink from the cash bar,... more »
Central Otago's premium Home Show, The Queenstown Home Show 2016. An eagerly anticipated annual event. If you are building, renovating, or simply doing your homework this a must see event for you. Kitchens, Bathrooms, Joinery, Furniture, Fireplaces, and over 6x housing companies, all the very best under one roof. See you at the Queenstown... more »
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