The greatest four season lake and alpine resort in the Southern Hemisphere, Queenstown's spectacular year round conditions earned it a reputation for being 'fit for a Queen'. 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 here, no matter what time of year you visit. During spring and summer, the days are particularly long as the sun doesn't usually set until about 10 pm, leaving you plenty of time to enjoy the region and make the most of your time there. Shops also stay open until 10 pm every day of the week meaning there's always time to enjoy one of the 100+ bars, cafes and restaurants.
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. Book cheap Accommodation in Queenstown
The greatest four season alpine and lake resort in the Southern Hemisphere, 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, the longest opening ski field just 20 minutes from the city, and The Remarkables, a family friendly ski field 40 minutes from Queenstown. 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
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 - in fact it's the world's bungy jumping capital! 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
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.