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Queenstown New Zealand
Queenstown is a very touristic town all year round - summer through winter. This is the destination for South and North Island skiers and snowboarders alike. This is the number 1 international destination for adventure sports and activities. Jump from a plane, throw yourself from a bridge, or just chill out by the lake - the options are boundless. Queenstown is a 45-minute flight or roughly 6-hour drive from Christchurch. Nearby areas of interest include Milford Sound within Fiordland, Wanaka, Cromwell, Glenorchy, and Arrowtown - all part of the extraordinary Southern Lakes region. The Waitaki Valley and Mount Cook each are about three hours' drive from Queenstown.
Travel guides for Queenstown: Viator.com, queenstown.com
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What to do in Queenstown

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Queenstown Combos    0.2 KM Queenstown
Our range of Queenstown Combos products provide you with the opportunity to combine many of New Zealand's 'tourism icon' attractions into your itinerary. They are designed for all levels of adventure offering you better value and improved use of your time.
Thunder Jet Queenstown    0.4 KM Queenstown
From the comfort of the state-of-the-art Jet boats Thunder Jet offers guests one hour of high-speed adventure as they get up close and personal with the dramatic alpine scenery. Traversing over 47km of waterways on Queenstown's Lake Wakatipu and Kawarau River you'll experience exclusive untouched wilderness surrounded by spectacular mountains and sheer cliff faces.
Action packed adventure morning tour    0.3 KM Queenstown
This organized tour for a morning in Queenstown visits some of the biggest attractions in the area. This is a wakeup call experience in a morning including views from Queenstown Hill, AJ Hackett's Bungy jumping bridge, Gibbston valley wine tasting, Kawarau Gorge Lord of the Rings filming location, Arrowtown visit and the jet boating Shotover Gorge.
Dart River jet boating tour    29.4 KM Queenstown
This full day tour from Queenstown combines ancient forest discovery with an exhilarating jet boat ride along the Dart River. The tours bases in Glenorchy at the top of Lake Wakatipu starting with the Dart River Jet Safaris. A guided walk through an ancient native beech forest follows with Maori legends and greenstone trail discovery. A 4-wheel drive journey also accesses more spectacular remote locations.
Packrafting New Zealand    0.2 KM Queenstown
Whether you want to challenge your boundaries or are solely looking for a relaxing and unique way to see areas of our great wilderness that lay off the beaten track, we can cater for you. Our fun packed packrafting day trip is created as an overall outdoors experience. Hike, climb, swim, play, raft or simply float and take in the breathtaking scenery, armed with your own paddle, a packraft and walking boots the opportunities are endless.
Queenstown Wine Trail    1.2 KM Queenstown
Queenstown Wine Trail offers personalized tours with knowledgeable experienced wine guides, at the helm, ensuring that guests have fun and enjoy a premier wine tasting experience. Travelling time is kept to a minimum between wineries with the emphasis firmly on indulgence - in luxurious world class wines, locally made tasty cheeses, an optional scrumptious winery lunch, and unwinding among stunning South Island scenery.
The Remarkables ski resort    12.1 KM Queenstown
Ski or ride at the Remarkables. For beginners, novices, youth and entire families The Remarkables is the natural choice. Its high alpine location, north facing sunny aspect, fantastic terrain parks, great snow and friendly, relaxed nature makes it a true alpine experience for all ages.
List of extreme sports and activities    1.5 KM Queenstown
A list of popular different activities in Queenstown: Bungy-jumping, Rafting, Jet-boating, and many more.
Hot Air Ballooning    5.8 KM Queenstown
Sunrise Balloons have the expertise and knowledge to make your trip a truly everlasting experience. Experience the unique sensation of floating with the breeze! Get a bird's eye view of filming locations used in "Lord of the Rings" Wonderful photo opportunities with views of the Southern Alps and lakes. After a spectacular sunrise, indulge in a glass of champagne.
Dart River Safaris and Funyaks, Glenorchy    0.3 KM Queenstown
A magical journey into the untouched wilderness of a World Heritage Area. The Safari is a jet boat, forest walk and back road combination, allow 6 hours from Queenstown. Funyaks is a full day and includes jet boat and inflatable Funyak canoe. On both options you'll see Paradise, film location for Lord of the Rings.
Nomad Safaris    0.3 KM Queenstown
Multiple Tourism Award winning Qualmark endorsed four wheel drive safari company. Unparalleled products - from Middle-earth experiences with our safari of Lord The Rings tours to original adventures in the high country exploring the old gold pioneering settlements of Macetown, Skippers Canyon and The Dart.
Mountain biking For Mountain bikers    2.4 KM Queenstown
Fat-Tyre Adventures Ltd, the most comprehensive guided mountain biking business in New Zealand, from Heli-biking, fantastic cross country riding and 7 & 14 day single track off road riding around the South Island or a 3 day Central Otago MTB trip.
Rippled Earth kayaks    29.8 KM Queenstown
A relaxed day kayaking at the head of Lake Wakatipu. Tours leave at 10am to enjoy a day in the sun, we spend our day kayaking among the remote islands near the Southwest New Zealand World Herigate Area, these conservation reserves are home to many NZ native birds not often found elsewhere, with a short walk through the forest and refreshments on the beach we'll have you back to Queentown by 3pm
Skydive Queenstown    0.3 KM Queenstown
It takes a certain kind of person to jump out an aircraft from 15,000ft. It takes courage. Harnessed to an experienced jumpmaster, expect sensory overload as you reach terminal velocity/200kph. The personal challenge is immense! Located amidst the most breath-taking scenery in the world. Achievement doesn't come sweeter!
The Helicopter Line - Queenstown    4.5 KM Queenstown
Set against a backdrop of The Remarkables Mountain Range and nestled on the shores of Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown is a picture perfect alpine paradise. The many exciting activities available in this natural playground have earned Queenstown the reputation as the 'Adventure Capital of the World.' The Helicopter Line offers a range of scenic flights to suit all itineraries.
Milford Sound Scenic Flights    6.5 KM Queenstown
The flight from Queenstown through the Southern Alps and into the majestic Milford Sound is internationally acclaimed as one of the most magnificent flights in the world, with spectacular views of the World Heritage Area and Fiordland National Park. Your flight connects with Mitre Peak Cruises so you can discover the sights and sounds of one of the world's most famous waterways.

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Current and upcoming events in Queenstown

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    6 KM Queenstown
In early 2018 the next generation of cricketers will descend upon New Zealand's shores for the ICC Under19 Cricket World Cup 2018. This will be the 12th edition of the tournament and the third on New Zealand soil, following previous events in 2002 ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: John Davies Oval – Queenstown Events Centre, Queenstown   Distance: 6 KM from Queenstown
    52.9 KM Queenstown
Inspirational young Finnish woman Emilia Lahti is running 50 marathons in 50 days throughout New Zealand starting in January 2018 and will be in Wanaka Tues 23 January. An extraordinary speaker (even been at TedX), a peace activist and researcher and ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Lake Wanaka Centre, Wanaka, Queenstown Lakes   Distance: 52.9 KM from Queenstown
    16.8 KM Queenstown
As everybody should know by now, Finns were bred for touring and music, and this summer Liam and Neil will be happily piling into the van for some back-road wandering. With a hot band of family and good friends attached, they will perform in the ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Arrowtown Athenaeum Hall, Arrowtown, Queenstown Lakes   Distance: 16.8 KM from Queenstown
    6 KM Queenstown
In early 2018 the next generation of cricketers will descend upon New Zealand's shores for the ICC Under19 Cricket World Cup 2018. This will be the 12th edition of the tournament and the third on New Zealand soil, following previous events in 2002 ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: John Davies Oval – Queenstown Events Centre, Queenstown   Distance: 6 KM from Queenstown
2.8 KM Queenstown

Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Sherwood, Queenstown   Distance: 2.8 KM from Queenstown
    6 KM Queenstown
In early 2018 the next generation of cricketers will descend upon New Zealand's shores for the ICC Under19 Cricket World Cup 2018. This will be the 12th edition of the tournament and the third on New Zealand soil, following previous events in 2002 ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: John Davies Oval – Queenstown Events Centre, Queenstown   Distance: 6 KM from Queenstown
    5.1 KM Queenstown
Indulge in a flavour filled evening with delicious, elegant wine, sumptuously matched with Wakatipu Grill’s specially created 3-course menu with a fun and vibrant table-sharing concept. Hosted by Founder and Owner of Terra Sancta, Mark Weldon. ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Wakatipu Grill, Queenstown   Distance: 5.1 KM from Queenstown
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Roll Up Roll Up... The Death Do Us Part Danger Show: Love Hurts is a new show put together by world touring circus superstars Charlie and Rachel Atlas. This married couple share a passion for a very unusual and exotic activity, knife throwing! In ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: The World Bar, Queenstown   Distance: 0.3 KM from Queenstown
    0.3 KM Queenstown
The 16 time champion of the world, Phil "the Power' Taylor is coming to town! On the 7th of in February as part of "The Power Down Under 2018" tour. So dust up on your knowledge, pull out the shirts and get the tungsten todgers ready! With ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Prime Restaurant, Queenstown   Distance: 0.3 KM from Queenstown
    0.2 KM Queenstown
The multi-award winning master of the absurd has appeared across TV and radio in Australia, UK, Canada & USA including Never Mind The Buzzcocks, Would I Lie To You, Spicks 'n Specks, 8 Out Of 10 Cats, Funny As Hell and Last Comic Standing. Winner ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Queenstown Memorial Centre, Queenstown   Distance: 0.2 KM from Queenstown
    2.8 KM Queenstown
Sassy best friend (sas-ee best frend). A sidekick to the main character in a romantic comedy; 2. not conventionally attractive, quirky, hard to love; 3. sometimes not white, often gay. Off the back of a sell out season at Edinburgh Fringe and NZ ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Sherwood, Queenstown   Distance: 2.8 KM from Queenstown
    2.8 KM Queenstown
Winner – Billy T Award 2017, NZ International Comedy Festival. Hot on the heels of winning the NZ International Comedy Festivals’ coveted Billy T Award, Angella Dravid is bringing her show toe the South Island for one night only. This is your ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Sherwood, Queenstown   Distance: 2.8 KM from Queenstown
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Presented by Comedy Central, keep the laughs alive this summer and get to the ‘Another Frickin’ Festival’ Gala at The Memorial Centre on the Friday night or at Yonder on the Saturday. These are the hottest ticket of the year and the showcase ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Queenstown Memorial Centre, Queenstown   Distance: 0.2 KM from Queenstown
    0.3 KM Queenstown
I’ve learned things are a lot easier when you realise that no one really gives a sh*t about what you do, so you may as well try and do something fun. This year I want to do a political show (here’s the catch) that doesn’t suck. I know ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Yonder, Queenstown   Distance: 0.3 KM from Queenstown
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Presented by Comedy Central, keep the laughs alive this summer and get to one of the ‘Another Frickin’ Festival’ Galas at The Memorial Centre on Friday and this one at Yonder on the SATURDAY! These are the hottest ticket of the year and the ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Yonder, Queenstown   Distance: 0.3 KM from Queenstown
    0.3 KM Queenstown
For one weekend this summer, SKYCITY Queenstown, plays host to two hilarious late night shows sure to keep you entertained well into the night. It's late-night comedy at it's best with a superb showcase featuring five of Comedy Central's fave ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: SKYCITY Queenstown, Queenstown   Distance: 0.3 KM from Queenstown
    50.6 KM Queenstown
Baroque Community and Educational Trust of New Zealand presents an enchanting concert with music by Vivaldi, Corelli and Telemann featuring Baroque period dance specialist, Mareike Greb from Germany, in full period costume. Music will be ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Rippon Vineyard, Wanaka, Queenstown Lakes   Distance: 50.6 KM from Queenstown
    69.5 KM Queenstown
Esther Swift has travelled the world extensively with her music making and embraces many different influences in her virtuosic harp playing, composing and song writing. She writes songs about her homeland of Scotland, drawing on her folk roots and ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: The Nook, Wanaka, Queenstown Lakes   Distance: 69.5 KM from Queenstown
    0.2 KM Queenstown
Miss Pole Dance New Zealand is New Zealand's biggest and most prestigious pole dancing competition, attracting the most elite and professional pole dancers from around the nation. With guest performances by international world renowned pole ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Queenstown Memorial Centre, Queenstown   Distance: 0.2 KM from Queenstown
    5.9 KM Queenstown
If you are considering building or renovating, adding on a room, re-cladding, re-roofing, or simply browsing - Do Not Miss the 2018 Queenstown Home Show. With over 120 exhibitors all under one roof, there is something thing for everyone.
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Queenstown Events Centre, Queenstown   Distance: 5.9 KM from Queenstown
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A blast from the past! Our new exhibition is the beautiful & infamous ‘Bicycle’ by Ugo Gattoni. This engrossing mad cap scene was inspired by the 2012 London Olympic Games where Ugo intricately draws a gigantic cycle race through the ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Cycle Higher, Queenstown   Distance: 0.2 KM from Queenstown
    5.9 KM Queenstown
Rhythm and Alps is proud to present, the iconic party girl and warrior queen Grace Jones! For the first time in New Zealand, we will see Grace Jones with full live band performing an exclusive one-off South Island show at the Queenstown Events ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Queenstown Events Centre, Queenstown   Distance: 5.9 KM from Queenstown
    52 KM Queenstown
The Wanaka A&P Show is one of the South Island’s largest and most popular agricultural and pastoral shows set on the shores of Lake Wanaka. Bringing town and country together over two days and jam-packed with entertainment! There’s something ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Wanaka Showgrounds, Wanaka, Queenstown Lakes   Distance: 52 KM from Queenstown
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Set in the stunning Wanaka to Queenstown high country, you'll race through the most awe-inspiring high country terrain in New Zealand, with five different events to choose from (Mountain Biking, Triathlon, and 3 different running distances) depending ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Queenstown Memorial Centre, Queenstown   Distance: 0.2 KM from Queenstown
    0.2 KM Queenstown
The Earl Street Journal - now in the 8th iteration – is a survey exhibition of significance, diverse in character but emphatic as a powerful example of the dynamic breadth and international stature of New Zealand art. It includes works drawn ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Milford Galleries Queenstown, Queenstown   Distance: 0.2 KM from Queenstown
    52.9 KM Queenstown
'Small changes, big impact' We're back again with some fresh faces to share inspiring knowledge with you all. Come and learn about living to your full health potential from some of Wanaka's passionate local health practitioners and guest ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Lake Wanaka Centre, Wanaka, Queenstown Lakes   Distance: 52.9 KM from Queenstown
    8.1 KM Queenstown
You are invited to an immersive three-day mind, body and ecology experience, 20 minutes from Queenstown. The Biophilia Festival is a radically new gathering that brings us together to explore our human potential. We are a family of seekers and ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Moke Lake, Queenstown   Distance: 8.1 KM from Queenstown
    52.7 KM Queenstown
What isn't possible, when two multi-instrumental, one-man-bands combine? Sub-sphere Productions presents, for the first time in New Zealand, Dub Cymatics, fresh out of the Australasian melting pot and built upon utilising the potential of ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Fitzpatricks Irish Pub, Wanaka, Queenstown Lakes   Distance: 52.7 KM from Queenstown
    16.8 KM Queenstown
Now in its tenth year, The NZ House & Garden House Tours have grown into the country’s largest charity house tour event. Come along for a day of indulgence, beauty and fun as we visit some of Queenstown's most outstanding homes and gardens and ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Arrowtown Athenaeum Hall, Arrowtown, Queenstown Lakes   Distance: 16.8 KM from Queenstown
    55.6 KM Queenstown
Warbirds Over Wanaka International Airshow 2018 is an aerial extravaganza over three days at Easter. With over 80 aircraft flying, static and sport aircraft displays, our focus is mainly on WWII aircraft like the Spitfire, Corsair, Kittyhawk, Avro ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Wanaka Airport, Wanaka, Queenstown Lakes   Distance: 55.6 KM from Queenstown
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Free, fun and informal bicycle maintenance and mechanic sessions. Covering everything from fixing a puncture, changing tyres, bleeding brakes, tuning gears and much, much more depending on the experience level of each group. This is a ladies ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Cycle Higher, Queenstown   Distance: 0.2 KM from Queenstown
    66.1 KM Queenstown
NZ's Ultimate MTB Challenge. Take on the majestic Lake Hawea and cycle its full 125km surrounds, (95km, 35km and 160km options also). The most remote event you will ride with jaw-dropping scenery that displays the best of the mountainous South ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Lake Hawea Hotel, Wanaka, Queenstown Lakes   Distance: 66.1 KM from Queenstown
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Waste Free Parenting Workshop - Queenstown This is a humorous, entertaining and inspirational event full of tips and ideas around ways you can minimise waste in your home especially with young children in the house. You get a free pack bursting ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Queenstown Memorial Centre, Queenstown   Distance: 0.2 KM from Queenstown
    53 KM Queenstown
HU is a sacred sound, a love song to God that can uplift people of any religion, culture or walk of life. HU offers balance, wisdom, and wonder. It brings alignment with your true purpose and highest good. At a Sound of Soul event you’ll have ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Plunket Rooms, Wanaka, Queenstown Lakes   Distance: 53 KM from Queenstown
    0.7 KM Queenstown
USA and Canada to Face-off In the 2018 Ice Hockey Classic Touring New Zealand next June. TEG Live and TLA Worldwide are excited to announce that the 2018 Ice Hockey Classic will be touring New Zealand in June for three high-intensity games between ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Queenstown Ice Arena, Queenstown   Distance: 0.7 KM from Queenstown
6 KM Queenstown
Over 20 school teams from the South Island will be present to play in this Under 15 tournament. Games are 40min long and all teams play two games on the Monday and Tuesday. The finalists play two games on the Wednesday with other teams playing ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: John Davies Oval – Queenstown Events Centre, Queenstown   Distance: 6 KM from Queenstown
    15.3 KM Queenstown
This international running festival incorporates 42km, 21km, 10km and 3km kids run options. Set between the backdrop of the world-renowned Crown and Remarkable mountain ranges, this epic event takes in the best highlights of the Queenstown Lakes ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Millbrook Resort, Arrowtown, Queenstown Lakes   Distance: 15.3 KM from Queenstown
    15.3 KM Queenstown
This international running festival incorporates 42km, 21km, 10km and 3km kids run options. Set between the backdrop of the world-renowned Crown and Remarkable mountain ranges, this epic event takes in the best highlights of the Queenstown Lakes ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Millbrook Resort, Arrowtown, Queenstown Lakes   Distance: 15.3 KM from Queenstown

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Camping and overnight campervan parking in Queenstown

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Queenstown Lake View Holiday Park    0.4 KM Queenstown
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Power, Laundry, Wi-Fi, Shopping   (Fees Apply)
 
Queenstown Holiday Park Creeksyde    0.6 KM Queenstown
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Power, Laundry, Wi-Fi, Shopping   (Fees Apply)
 
Q Box Queenstown    1.2 KM Queenstown
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Power, Laundry, Shopping   (Fees Apply)
 
Queenstown Lake Whakatipu    2.4 KM Queenstown
Overnight campervan parking - No facilities   Free
Twelve Mile Delta Conservation Park    5.1 KM Queenstown
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers   (Fees Apply)
 
Frankton Motor Camp    5.2 KM Queenstown
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers   (Fees Apply)
 
Arrowtown Born Of Gold Holiday Park    16.8 KM Queenstown
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Power, Laundry, Shopping   (Fees Apply)
 
Kawarau Bridge Reserve    18.7 KM Queenstown
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Power, Laundry   Free
 
Free Greenstone Station Road Carpark .    27.2 KM Queenstown
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Power, Laundry   Free
 
Glenorchy Lake Wakatipu    29.6 KM Queenstown
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets   Free
 
Lake Wakatipu Kingston    30.1 KM Queenstown
Overnight campervan parking - No facilities   Free

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