Whether you have an appetite for adventure, mountains and fresh air or are more at home enjoying a delicious meal, fine wine and a roaring fire, get away from the everyday and escape to Queenstown. The cosmopolitan town has a welcoming, vibrant energy that resonates across the resort to make Queenstown a unique holiday destination. Big enough to offer a wide range of accommodation, activities, ski fields, events, eateries and bars – yet small enough to make you feel like you belong.
Every year from early June onwards, the region transforms into a winter wonderland, attracting snow sports enthusiasts from around the world with its incredible lake and alpine scenery, crisp blue-sky days, easy access to some of New Zealand’s finest ski and snowboard terrain and vibrant après ski scene. The region’s four ski fields, all within a handy 25 to 90-minute drive of Queenstown, open from early June and offer a range of terrain for all levels whether you’re keen to conquer the basics, enjoy groomed runs, tackle off-piste, throw down some freestyle tricks or experience the thrill of night skiing. With the first snowfalls, you can feel the buzz in town as skiers and snowboarders gear up for a season of fun.
Visit Queenstown at the start of the season and experience the electric atmosphere of the town’s annual Queenstown Winter Festival. Winter Festival has grown into the Southern Hemisphere’s biggest winter celebration and is a true showcase of Queenstown’s unique culture and community, with street parades, fireworks,