Town in New Zealand


Queenstown, New Zealand, sits on the shore of the South Island’s Lake Wakatipu, set against the dramatic Southern Alps. The surrounding Central Otago region is known for its Pinot Noir and Chardonnay vineyards, and for adventure sports. In winter, there’s backcountry skiing and the country’s highest vertical drops. Summer brings paragliding, mountain biking and bungee-jumping (Kawarau Gorge Suspension Bridge is among the sport’s original sites).


Area: 8,705 km²


Weather: 6°C, Wind NW at 10 km/h, 55% Humidity


Getting there: 22 h 10 min flight. View flights


Local time: Tuesday 6:06 PM


Founders: William Gilbert Rees


Number of airports: 1