Set in the heart of the South Island’s most beautiful region, you can escape the action on a wine tour in the Gibbston Valley, go walking in the snow-capped mountains around Lake Wakatipu, browse the picture perfect streets of Arrowtown, or day trip to the magical Milford Sound. There’s a Queenstown holiday package to suit every style.
An outdoor-lover's holiday dream
A holiday in Queenstown is an outdoor-lover's dream. But don't dismiss it if you're thinking you'd prefer something more sedate; you might equally enjoy the region's day spas or a tour of several of the 75 local wineries.
The place to truly drink in the area is from 450 metres atop Bob's Peak, reached by the Skyline Gondola. Depending on what you've sampled at the mountaintop bar and restaurant, you may not want to luge back down the mountain but you've got the option. If you're a ski/snowboard bunny, there are 5 international-standard areas to choose from (season is mid-June–early October) but Queenstown enjoys an apres-ski atmosphere all year. Festival fans will love the Winter Festival (held in June) and Summerdaze (all January).
Whatever your budget, you'll find fine food and accommodation to suit; thankfully waterfront stays are not exclusive to the top end of town. There's enough of Queenstown to go around.