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Queenstown is a wintertime tourist’s dream

Cradled in a stunning mountainous landscape, Queenstown sports four nearby ski fields; Coronet Peak, The Remarkables, Cardrona and Treble Cone. The town is small, friendly and intimate and features some beautiful outlooks over Lake Wakatipu. If you’re keen to get your adrenaline pumping off the slopes, you can try bungee jumping, luging, a Shotover Jet boat ride or a scenic ride on the Sky Gondola.

What you'll need

A visa (unless you’re an Aus or NZ citizen) and a passport valid for 3 months+

Best time to go

Summer (December - February) is perfect for hiking, Winter (June - August) is peak skiing season

Travel tip

Your entire holiday will be a different adventure depending on when you visit so plan well in advance

Essentials to pack

Thermals, moisturiser, lip balm, sunscreen and sunglasses

Top sights

Check out some of the most impressive landmarks, adrenaline-pumping activities, inspiring views and fascinating exhibits this city has on offer.

1Lake Wakatipu
2Skipper's Canyon
3The Remarkables
4Coronet Peak
5Lake Wanaka
6Queenstown Gardens
7Mount Crichton Track
8Ziptrek