Welcome to Queenstown

While thousands of people move to the city in winter to enjoy skiing and snowboarding, Queenstown is also a wonderful place to visit in the summer. As the adventure capital of New Zealand (sorry, Rotorua!), There is so much to do here, no matter what you enjoy. From bungee jumping with all action, skydiving, jet and paragliding tours, tasting of calmer wines, lakeside walks and cruises, this is a city that is always alive. The location of Queenstown means it is also a great base to explore - nearby Arrowtown, Cromwell and Wanaka are all within easy walking distance for day trips, so there is plenty to explore to and around Queenstown in the summer months .

Top Tours & Activities in Queenstown

Queenstown: 1-Hour Guided Jet Ski Tour On Lake Wakatipu

Experience the thrill of speeding across the water and discovering Lake Wakatipu’s hidden bays, wild shorelines, and stunning views on a one hour all-inclusive self drive guided jet ski tour with Jet Ski Tours Queenstown.

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From Queenstown: 90-Minute Panoramic Flight To Milford Sound & The Glaciers

If you have limited time and cannot take the cruise this trip provides a spectacular overview of Milford Sound. All seats aboard our aircraft are window seats and your pilot will provide an interesting and informative commentary.

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From Queenstown: Full-Day Tour To Filming Locations Of Lord Of The Rings

Discover all of the South Island of New Zealand’s Lord of the Rings filming locations on this full-day tour from Queenstown. Journey to Middle-earth and beyond visiting such film sites as Ithilien Camp, Amon Hen, Lothlórien, and more. Enjoy interesting commentary by your storytelling guide and fun photo opportunities with replica props from the LOTR trilogy.

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From Queenstown: Half-Day Tour To Glenorchy & Locations From The Lord Of The Rings

Start the tour from Central Queenstown and travel in style to Glenorchy. Whether you’re a Lord of the Rings fan or just want to see the absolutely amazing scenery Glenorchy has to offer, this tour is not to be missed. Visit numerous scenic locations and learn about Glenorchy and it’s Maori history.

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Lord Of The Rings Scenic Tour – New Zealand

Visit the movie locations of Lord of the Rings movies and take a trip with us to the bottom of Middle Earth.

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1-Hour Jet Boat Ride On Kawarau And Shotover Rivers From Queenstown

Book one of the top adrenaline experiences in Queenstown! Get ready for the jet boat ride of your life with the world’s first commercial Jet boat company, operating since 1958. Take in stunning views of the Remarkable Mountain Range views and journey up two of South Island’s most iconic rivers.

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From Queenstown: Small-Group Guided Tour In The Otago Wine Trail

Discover the Central Otago Wine Trail on a small group half-day tour from Queenstown. Enjoy a personalized experience with this tour customized to your tastes and experience some of the finest wines the Otago Wine Trail has to offer.

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From Queenstown: Scenic Flight & Cruise In Milford Sound & Jet Boat Ride In Dart River

Take the adventure of a lifetime by combining these 'must-do' options. The day includes a scenic flight to Milford Sound, a cruise on the fiord, a return flight over the glaciers and the Dart River trip with Dart Wilderness Adventures.

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Good To Know

Language
English and Maori
Currency
New Zealand Dolar (NZD)
Time Zone
(UTC+12)
Country Phone Code
+64
Best Time To Visit
December (for summer) and June (for winter)