Spectacular, cloud piercing Alps surround the alpine resort of Queenstown. Wrapped around the edge of Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown has earned itself a reputation as the most prestigious of destinations for winter holidays for families, couples and groups of friends.
Built on the gold rush of the 1860’s Queenstown is today a vibrant and sophisticated resort for all visitors. Queenstown offers arguably the most picturesque of urban settings, which is compact and easy to get around. Chic boutique shops give way to stylish restaurants and bars, renowned for their roaring fires – just perfect to gather around and enjoy an après-ski Central Otago Pinot Noir wine with friends all evening long.
Choice is the word when it comes to accommodation in Queenstown. The range and style of accommodation is amazing. Be dazzled by unique lodges hiding away in the most spectacular of locations, enjoy the convenience of downtown accommodation or snuggle up at a quaint bed and breakfast. Just remember that most New Zealand ski areas don’t have on-the-slope accommodation, so great options in the nearby resort towns are available instead.
Enjoy a few days off the slopes while on your winter holiday in Queenstown. Try golfing at a world-class golf course, cruise on the lake, blast across the river-ways on a jet boat, or drop from the greatest of heights on a bungy, hang-glider or parachute.
Looking for relaxation rather than adrenalin? Recline in a hot pool, indulge in a multi-sensory pamper package at a day spa or explore the wineries surrounding Queenstown.
Direct flights from Australia’s East Coast into Queenstown Airport mean you can arrive and be on the snow-laden slopes literally within an hour. Alternatively, you can fly via Christchurch International Airport or Auckland International Airport and link with domestic flights into Queenstown.
It is easy to get around the region with your choice of transport options. Queenstown Airport has a range of rental car companies on site, along with taxis and shuttles to help you explore the region.
Sit back and take the convenience of specialist transfers to the slopes. Queenstown-based companies provide transfers to all the areas in the region. It couldn’t get any easier as you don’t need to worry about chains or weather – leave it to the experts. Majority of the accommodation providers will be able to assist you with the most suitable transport options and pays off to visit the information centres in town too.