- 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 Retail and hire
Shopping in Queenstown
Big brand high street shops share the sidewalks with locally run boutiques in Queenstown's compact shopping area where you’ll find international labels alongside the best in New Zealand designs. Shops are open all day and much of the evening, 365 days of the year.
Getting around the downtown area is best by foot - many shops are in pedestrian areas or hidden away down narrow lanes - and, as you explore, breathtaking views are never more than a few paces away providing a constant aesthetic and emotional stimulus.
Queenstown is arguably the best place in the world to buy traditional wool and sheepskin clothing and indigenous Pounamu (greenstone). Specialist adventure outfitting stores are a real treat – buying recreational equipment such as skis, snowboards, kayaks, mountaineering gear and associated clothing is an adventure in itself, the clothing is both functional and streetwise.
In Arrowtown you’ll find a unique shopping atmosphere along historic Buckingham Street - boutique and speciality stores offering exquisite hand-made chocolates, premier clothing, local wines, fine arts and local crafts including jade, crystal and gold.
Glenorchy is the spot for funky possum skin clothing and home textiles.