Known as New Zealand's "Adventure Capital", Queenstown attracts almost three million visitors a year, who come for everything from world-class skiing and snowboarding to jet boating, rafting and bungy jumping.
With about 220 different activities and attractions on offer, there’s never a shortage of options for visitors to Queenstown – they could spend the morning in the mountains, the afternoon exploring forest trails and the evening dining al fresco at the lakeside.
Summer pursuits include hiking, biking and fishing. Autumn’s crisp, clear days offer great golfing conditions and the vivid contrast of falling leaves against a mountain backdrop. In winter, crowds of skiers and snowboarders materialise for an action-packed season that lasts into October. The alpine resort town's gourmet food and wines are an attraction in any season.