The premier ski resort in New Zealand without question, Queenstown is nestled on the shores of Lake Wakatipu in the shadow of the impressive Remarkables mountain range. Regardless of where you’ve travelled in the world, this place will take your breath away, especially if you’ve just stepped off a plane.
And then you get to the town. It’s New Zealand’s only truly resort town, and if you’re into restaurants, bars and nightlife (after your day on the slopes) then Queenstown has your name on it!
But of course, you’re here for the skiing and riding (right?) and you’ve got two great international resorts on your doorstep, Coronet Peak and The Remarkables. And not too much further away near Wanaka, the intermediate paradise of Cardrona, and Treble Cone with the best views in the country and some of the best snow and terrain.
For those that choose not to ski, or want a break, Queenstown is also renowned for its adventure activities from stunning cruises in Milford Sound to jet boat thrills on the Shotover River. This is an adventure paradise you don’t want to miss.