Handpicked by a Queenstown Local Expert, we bring you our guide to 'Queenstown Attractions in Winter'.

As the premier ski destination in New Zealand, Queenstown has plenty of Winter Attractions to enjoy and experience.  We've picked out some of the Winter Attractions to visit.


Harris Mountains Heli-Ski Queenstown

Heli-skiing for experienced skiers and snowboarders, around Queenstown, Wanaka and Mount Cook/Aoraki.  Exclusive access to hundreds of ski runs. Not suitable for beginners. Harris Mountains Heli-Ski have been operating professional and expert heli-skiing trips for over 40 years.  Dedicated to providing experienced skiers and boarders with the best runs in the Queenstown and Wanaka are...


The Helicopter Line

The Helicopter Line is New Zealand's premier commercial and leisure helicopter operator, offering amazing scenic flights over some of the world's most breathtaking scenery.  The Squirrel helicopters guarantee a once-in-a-lifetime experience, so make sure your camera is fully charged! The Queenstown flights offer unrivaled views of this alpine paradise, mixing views of the So...

Queenstown Skyline Gondola and Luge Rides

  Highlights Enjoy the Skyline Gondola and Skyline Luge on Bob's Peak Marvel at spectacular views as the gondola rises above Queenstown Experience a fun-filled gravity ride on specially designed luge tracks   Description Ride to the top of Bob’s Peak on the Skyline Gondola and experience fun-filled gravity rides on the Skyline Luge. Admire the breathtaking views o...


Queenstown Ice Bar

Queenstown Ice Bar is an elevated take on the classic Ice Bar experience, with premium cocktails, a striking lounge bar, and a unique night out in one of the most scenic cities in the world. The Scandinavian-inspired cocktail lounge is built from 25 tonnes of hand carved, glass-like ice architecture.  You'll be kept cosy in luxe winter coats and can quench your thirst with a carefully cura...


Minus 5º Ice Bar

Queenstown’s original ice bar, MINUS 5º ICE BAR features over 18 tonnes of crystal clear ice architecture and the chance to experience extreme temperatures.  Explore ice furniture, handmade ice carvings and sample drinks menu from ice glasses, choosing from a selection of delicious cocktails and mocktails. The whole family can enjoy a unique Queenstown bucket list experience in a fro...

The Remarkables

45 minutes drive from Queenstown, The Remarkables offers snow fun to suit both beginners and advanced skiers. The resort includes 'The Stash' freestyle park, Ozone Snow Tubing Park, restaurant, live music and onsite ski rental hire. Ski & Lift Passes A full-day lift pass gives you access to all lifts at The Remarkables and Coronet Peak ski fields. Visit the Remarkables website ...

Coronet Peak

Just 20 minutes drive from Queenstown, Coronet Peak offers varied skiing terrain to suit all abilities, rental equipment on site, night skiing, apres ski restaurant and bar, along with awesome terrain. With New Zealand's longest opening hours and high speed chair lifts you'll have plenty of time on the slopes to enjoy the variety of runs and the views. Ski & Lift Passes  A full-d...

Cardrona Alpine Resort

Cardrona Alpine Resort is an hour's drive from Queenstown and just over 30 minutes from Wanaka. 5 restaurants, 4 dedicated kids centres, mountain accommodation, ski school and on site rental hire. Ski & Lift Passes & Rentals Day lift tickets, season passes & rental equipment can be purchased on the Cardrona website in the Passes & Rentals pages or, you can pre-purchase e...

Snow Farm New Zealand

Snow Farm is the go to place for snow experiences unlike any other mountain resort.   The 'Snow Fun Zone' is filled with tubes and snow so you can slide down hills, build snowmen and settle a family dispute with a snowball fight. There are opportunities for snowshoeing and cross country skiing for the more adventurous, but rest assured both of these activities are easy for first-time ...

Onsen Hot Pools

With Queenstown renowned for adventure thrills at full pace, Onsen Hot Pools offers a step back to let you take in the beauty of the surroundings and simply relax. Enjoying uninterrupted views across the Shotover Canyon, the Cedar Hot Tubs are heated to 37.8C on warmer days and up to 39.8C during the winter, accommodating up to four adults. The natural setting is matched by th...

Queenstown Ice Arena

Modern and refurbished ice arena in Queenstown.  Excellent facilities, cafe, lounge, big screen TV. Skating hire, hockey hire, and late night skating.  Family passes available. If you're looking for an awesome day out that's just a little bit different, slide on down to the Queenstown Ice Arena.  It's located in the landmark Queenstown Gardens, just a short hop from the centre of...


Kingpin offers the ultimate family experience under one roof with ten pin bowling lanes, arcade, virtual reality games, escape rooms, karaoke rooms, table tennis, billiards, cocktails and corporate functions. Kingpin is inspired by a ski lodge featuring generous windows with breathtaking views of Cardrona Ski Field, The Remarkables, Coronet Peak, and Lake Wakatipu.  Enjoy cocktails and a w...

Rhino's Ski Shack

Après-ski bar for beers, games & DJ beats in a cozy basement space complete with alpine decor.   Tucked away in a basement just off Queenstown Mall, Rhino’s Ski Shack is a local’s secret.  The late night basement bar transports guests into an authentic European Après lifestyle with a kiwi twist.  This alpine themed bar is typical après in style, with vintage skis, chop...

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