Surrounded by majestic mountains and nestled on the shores of crystal clear Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown is New Zealand’s premier four season lake and alpine resort.
This vibrant resort town offers a huge range of activities to choose from like jet boating, rafting, skydiving, bungy jumping, horseriding, 4WD tours, paragliding, heli-skiing, snowboarding, mountain biking and hiking.
Those looking for relaxation can chill out on Queenstown’s world-class golf courses, visit the local wineries, explore the backcountry on foot, enjoy a treatment at a luxury spa or explore the town’s many shops and galleries. To indulge in award-winning Central Otago wines and superb local cuisine visit one of the 120 restaurants, cafes and bars the region has to offer.
You can take your pick when choosing accommodation. Queenstown has world-class five star hotels, luxury apartments, sophisticated lodges, quality motels, country bed and breakfasts, holiday parks or friendly backpackers. You can choose to be immersed in the wilderness, in the heart of town for night-time bar-hopping, enjoy privacy and intimacy, share a cocktail with new friends in hosted accommodation, or open the window to stunning lake and mountain views.
Choosing when to come is tricky. From the relaxed vibe in summer, the vibrant colours of autumn, the excitement of the ski season in winter to the crisp clears days of spring – every season is so unique.
In August, Queenstown celebrates gay and lesbian pride with the DNA Gay Ski Week. With plenty of skiing and events it’s definitely a trip to add to the calendar. For more information visit www.gayskiweekqt.co.nz or for more Queenstown inspiration visit www.queenstownNZ.co.nz
Weather forecast for Queenstown, New Zealand:
Chance of Snow7°/-8°