Drive time: 10 minutes from Queenstown Airport

Queenstown is rated as one of the world's top destinations.

The cosmopolitan lake and alpine resort is inspiring and revitalising at any time of year with a huge range of experiences and a pace to suit every style.

As the birthplace of world-first innovations like jet boating and bungy jumping there’s no better place to challenge yourself – Queenstown has plenty of thrills to get your blood pumping including skydiving, bungy jumping, jet boating, and paragliding. Or test your skills on world-class golf courses, explore the superb trails by foot or by bike, sample award-winning Central Otago wines, enjoy the vibrant café culture and nightlife, pamper yourself at a day spa or browse the town’s shops, art galleries, and markets. For more information visit www.queenstownNZ.co.nz

Queenstown is also an easy drive to some of the region’s most famous attractions like the picturesque gold-mining village of Arrowtown and Glenorchy’s epic Lord of the Rings scenery or further afield to Milford and Doubtful Sounds, Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers, and Aoraki Mt Cook.