About Queenstown NZ

There are also many activity options on Lake Wakatipu, such as scenic lake cruises and water sports. The region is renowned for it's fly fishing for brown trout, and guided fishing tours can range from one day to multi day package tours. Scenic flights and guided sightseeing tours are also very popular. Queenstown is also a departure point for boat tours to Milford Sound.

Queenstown and the surrounding area contains many locations used in the filming of the Lord of the Rings trilogy as well as the 2009 film X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Local tours to these movie set locations are available to visitors to Queenstown.

Queenstown provides a one stop holiday destination providing adventure tourism during the day and a vibrant nightlife scene. Queenstown is also known as a popular wine and cuisine region of New Zealand. Because of the stunning surroundings and facilities, Queenstown is also a popular wedding, honeymoon and conference destination.

Skiing near Queenstown

Queenstown's 4 ski fields offer varied and true alpine terrain, the closest just 20 minutes' drive from town centre.

Offering one of the longest seasons in the Southern Hemisphere, Queenstown welcomes skiers and snowboarders from June to October. The four ski areas offer unrivalled alpine scenery, world class infrastructure and fantastically varied open and treeless terrain, each with its own unique character.

2021 Queenstown ski season open dates:

  • Cardrona Alpine Resort: 12 June - 17 October 2021
  • Coronet Peak Ski Area: 19 June - 26 September 2021
  • The Remarkables Ski Area: 26 June - 17 October 2021
  • Treble Cone: 26 June - 26 September 2021

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