Ask anyone about Queenstown and they will most likely mention the experience of flying in. And rightly so: as the plane drops through the clouds, prepare to be met by jaw-dropping misty mountain views. Gliding past the snowy peaks and swooping down on the tiny town huddled around the deep emerald Lake Wakatipu, you’ll want the plane to take off and land all over again. Never fear: everywhere you go in Queenstown is stunning if you’re a glutton for mystical scenery.
Though small, Queenstown has a whole lotta action packed in. The busy urban centre is your launch point for booking a bevy of extreme sport excitement and once-in-a-lifetime snowy adventure. More of a leisure seeker? Winter means fantastic seasonal seafood, daring hot cocktails, local craft boozeries and the annual Real Journeys Queenstown Winter Festival in late June.