Queenstown is the New Zealand destination for international visitors.

Its natural beauty changes with the seasons, the lake gleams in the summer sun, and snow clad mountains tower above the township in winter. Queenstown is a great place to visit all year round. Nestled in beside the mysterious Lake Wakatipu, in the Southern Lakes district of New Zealand, Queenstown is a cosmopolitan haven, offering a limitless adventure, southern wine and cuisine, and breath-taking alpine scenery.

Queenstown is one of New Zealand's premier tourist destinations and for good reason. It is known as the adventure capital of New Zealand with a wide range of adrenaline-fuelled activities to try including bungy jumping, river boarding, zip lining, whitewater rafting, jet boating and more. If you're after something a bit more relaxing, the Otago region in which Queenstown sits is one of the country's premier wine growing regions, famous for the Pinot Noir varietal.

Queenstown really does offer a bit of something for everyone and it is no surprise to see visitors from around the world flocking to Queenstown throughout the year.

As well as being home to some of New Zealand's most exhilarating activities, Queenstown is also widely regarded as one of the premier golfing destinations in the country, playing home to five world-class courses, all within short driving distance of each other. Millbrook is the home of the New Zealand Golf Open and with 36 holes to choose from and a fantastic array of eating venues on site, it is easy to see why many visitors to Queenstown head to Millbrook Resort.

If you are looking for spectacular views, look no further than Jacks Point - another of New Zealand's most photographed golf courses with spectacular views over Lake Wakatipu. The Hills is another spectacular course and Playing Around New Zealand is one of the trusted golf tour operators who can book tee times at this exclusive golf course.

With more courses in Australian Golf Digest's top 50 than any other destinations, it's easy to see why Queenstown is a golfing mecca for Kiwis and international visitors alike. Jack's Point leads the way (#5), followed by The Hills (#8), Arrowtown (#9), Millbrook Coronet (#11), Millbrook Remarkables (#20) and Queenstown (#32).

Activity recommendations

  • Take the gondola to the Bobs Peak and enjoy panoramic views of the region.
  • Tour the Central Otago wineries where Pinot Noir is a speciality.
  • Visit Arrowtown, a quaint village with a gold mining history.
  • Partake in one of the several adrenalin adventures including bungee jumping, white water rafting, skydiving or jet boating.
  • Trust the chef at Amisfield Winery.
  • Take a scenic flight to Milford Sound or a nature cruise on Doubtful Sound.
  • Visit Walter Peak Farm via the TSS Earnslaw (see image).