Tick something off your bucket list

Queenstown is the place to tick something off your bucket list, whether it be jumping on a jet boat, taking to the skies on a hot air balloon or scenic flight, or mastering a new ski trick. Queenstown is known for its bucket list activities and now is the time to finally do them with plenty of epic deals to be had!

Scenic Heli Flight over Queenstown with views of snow-capped mountains and lake

Scenic flight over Queenstown, The Helicopter Line

Take your skiing to the next level

This really is the winter to take your skiing to the next level. With four different ski fields, each boasting wide-open slopes and plenty of space, you'll be set up for success. 

For an extra leg-up, book in for a ski lesson! A few small tips, tricks and adjustments can totally change the way you ski or get you back on track if you’ve picked up any bad habits after a break from skiing. 

Group Skiing at The Remarkables Ski Field at sunrise

The Remarkables

Wonderful winter events

Matariki Arrowtown Lights, a free three-day cultural event from 24 - 26 June celebrating Matariki, including performances by local kapa haka school groups, light displays, and an astrophysicist sharing the wonders of the Otago night skies.

Welcome to Winter is an action-packed four days from 7-10 July, celebrating all there is to love about the snowy season in Queenstown. Join us for an epic weekend of free and ticketed events from live music to markets and fireworks, there's plenty of winter fun to be had!  

First Base's Vintage Après Soiree, Rock your ugliest winter sweaters or onesies, cosy up by the fire pits and enjoy a fresh mix of après party bangers up The Remarkables on 30 July. 

Coronet Peak is organising a five-day party from 17-21 August 2022 to celebrate its 75th year in operation. The festivities will take locals and visitors down memory lane, with a range of unique events, tributes, history, parties and music.

Winter Pride is the Southern Hemisphere’s biggest pride festival. Taking place in Queenstown this winter from 26 August - 4 September 2022 with a line-up of fun on and off-mountain events, and plenty of parties.

Snow Machine combines skiing at Coronet Peak and the Remarkables with an epic music line-up in Queenstown, accommodation and adventure. Catch the action from 7-10 September 2022.

Pride Day at The Remarkables

Winter Pride at The Remarkables

Visit Glenorchy

The gateway to Mount Aspiring and Fiordland National Parks. Surrounded by magnificent snow-capped mountains, pristine lakes and rivers, and ancient beech forests.

It's no surprise that Glenorchy has provided the backdrop for many films, including The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings. There are a range of accommodation options, along with activities that will get you out into the great outdoors.

Glenorchy Panoramic Views

Glenorchy panoramic views

Get a taste of the region

Foodies are well catered for in Queenstown, with a great selection of award-winning fine dining restaurants, themed dinner events, and of course a number of great pubs and bars. Find out more about places to eat and drink in Queenstown here

Winter dining with friends at Boardwalk Restaurant, Queenstown

Dining at Boardwalk 

Let your hair down

The word ‘weeknight’ doesn't register in the mind of bar hoppers in Queenstown's town centre. Every night you'll find bartenders crafting cocktails, live music, pub quizzes and games nights, and more.

Skiers and snowboarders take to the town upon leaving the mountains to soak up all the  après-ski action. Find hidden cocktail bars down small lanes, craft beer breweries and lively pubs ready to welcome you with a hearty meal and local brew after a fantastic day.   

A group of friends at Barduma BarBarmuda Bar