Queenstown and Surrounding Areas

A guide to the Queenstown region, the Southern Lakes and surrounding areas. Peruse these pages to find out a little more about Central Otago, the Southern Lakes and must-visit places in the southern parts of New Zealand. Once Queenstown has lured you here, explore the neighbouring regions and towns from historic Arrowtown to the world famous attractions of Milford Sound. Glenorchy, Cardrona or Cromwell? Find out where to visit next.


Just 45 minutes away from Queenstown at the head of Lake Wakatipu, Glenorchy is one of the most scenic spots in New Zealand. The area has been a must see on tourists’ itineraries since the mid-1860s!


Kingston is a small town at the southern end of Lake Wakatipu. Possibly the Southern Lakes’ best kept secret, it’s a popular summer holiday spot with locals.

Milford Sound

One of the top travel destinations in the world, no trip to New Zealand is complete without visiting Milford Sound.

Te Anau

Lying at the borders of Fiordland National Park, Te Anau is a popular spot for those on their way to Milford Sound or about to do one of New Zealand’s Great Walks.


Wanaka sits on the southern shores of Lake Wanaka in the Otago region of New Zealand. Just a 40-minute drive away from Queenstown, the town claims to be the world’s first ‘lifestyle reserve’.


Queenstown, New Zealand is a resort town in the South-West Central Otago region of the South Island. It sits on the shores of New Zealand’s longest lake, the Z-shaped Lake Wakatipu.


Sitting in the Arrow Basin with the picturesque Arrow River running by it, Arrowtown is a quaint snapshot of New Zealand history.


Sitting pretty on the Crown Range road between Wanaka and Queenstown is the small village of Cardrona.


Sitting in the heart of the Central Otago region, Cromwell lies 119km away from the sea – the farthest inland town in New Zealand.


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