The greatest four season lake and alpine resort in the Southern Hemisphere, Queenston is a spectacular destination renowned as the adventure capital of the world. Famously, the birthplace of bungy jumping, Queenstown Set on the banks of Lake Wakatipu, the magnificent Remarkables Range overlooks this popular leisure and adventure playground.

This Queenstown travel guide is designed to help you make the most of your time in this beautiful part of the world. Whether you want to carve up the slopes on a Queenstown ski holiday, hike the incredibly scenic walking trails, or relax by the lake and bask in the summer sunshine, Queenstown offers unlimited opportunity for adventure and exploration all year round. T

Queenstown Accommodation

Most Queenstown accommodation is situated in the centre of the city, however there are also a small selection of properties located a little further out by Lake Wakatipu, Arrowtown and the Coronet Peak Ski Field. Enjoying easy access to many of the region's most popular attractions including adventure activities and ski fields, Queenstown accommodation ranges from 3 stars to 5 stars and offers everything from affordable accommodation to deluxe hotels, self-catering apartments, boutique properties, major hotel chains and scenic lodges.

The Remarkables

Queenstown Ski

Queenstown is an adventure and leisure playground famous for its fantastic skiing and snowboarding. Although popular year round, the snow season is when you'll find Queenstown at its busiest and best. Boasting New Zealand's best skiing and snowboarding, the two main ski fields are Coronet Peak and The Remarkables, If you're not interested in skiing, there are plenty of other snow activities to enjoy including snow shoeing, ice skating and riding a snow mobile. Check out Skiing in Queenstown.

Things To Do

Most people come to Queenstown to enjoy the abundance of adventure activities and thrill seekers will love the huge range of adrenaline packed options available including white water rafting, jet boating, parapenting and bungy jumping. However when winter comes, snowboarders and skiers come from all around the world to enjoy this alpine playground and join the Winter Festival. Whether you're an adrenaline junkie or a snow bunny, Queenstown holidays offer something for everyone. Don't miss out on the best Things To Do In Queenstown.

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Queenstown Facts

Queenstown was named by early gold prospectors who decided that the spectacular beauty of the rivers and mountains made it a town 'fit for the Queen' and so became Queenstown. Situated at a latitude of 45 degrees south, Queenstown is one of only three countries in the world with the same latitude, including Argentina and Chile. The resident population of Queenstown is just 18,000 however the town welcomes 1.89 million visitors each year, that's 100 times more than its general population.