- Queenstown, New Zealand
Supreme winter holidays
Snow capped mountains
Crystal clear lake and blue sky days provide the perfect alpine setting for an unforgettable winter holiday.
Snow lover's paradise with several ski areas on its doorstep and an intoxicating après ski culture.
Abundance of activities
Hit the slopes from early June when the snowfields open - a good season generally runs well into October.
Queenstown has an international reputation as the adventure capital of the world with a wide range of activities to inspire the senses; bungy jumping, canyon swinging, whitewater rafting, tandem hangliding, parapenting, jetboating, heli-skiing or skydiving.
It’s easy to get off the beaten track and explore the wider region, Fiordland and Mt Aspiring National Parks provide options for relaxed walks or testing day or multi-day hikes. You feel like a pioneer here, stumbling across a secluded vista, soaking up the majesty of an immense beech forest or high alpine valley, or testing the limits of your adrenal glands.
Queenstown has its own unique brand of relaxation too. Hidden away in every possible corner are intimate bars, cafés and restaurants offering a sophisticated urban feel while exclusive spas in wonderful surroundings offer luxurious pampering treatments.
After a full day in pursuit of fun, adventure or personal challenge, you’ll need somewhere to kick back and relax. Queenstown and the surrounding area can accommodate every budget from five-star hotels and boutique lodges to backpackers. Camping is popular during the warmer months.
Whatever you do, whatever your style, doing it in Queenstown will feed your imagination, fuel your passions and revitalise your spirits.