In a short period of time, this area has gone from no grapes to one of the world's most respected wine regions.
With 150 cafes and restaurants in a town of 12,500, you can always find great food.
Queenstown has much to offer whether on foot or by helicopter.
Helicopters, perfect powder and luxury yachts await, writes Craig Tansley.
Robert Upe embarks on an unexpectedly rewarding journey of denial and depravation.
The stunning landscapes and impressive accommodation of Queenstown are matched by its superb cuisine, writes Andrew Taylor.
Lie back on Daydream Island and save $180 on a four-night stay until April 30.
Oysters, gondolas and five-star lodges shine in the resort town on the South Island.
It might be known as the Kiwi capital of extreme activities, but there's more to Queenstown than bungy jumping and speedboats. The town is on the edge of breathtaking mountain ranges and there are hikes in the surrounding areas to suit all tastes. In winter, Coronet Peak and the Remarkables offer some of the country's best skiing. In town, there's plenty of nightlife and dining options to keep you warm.