The Southern Lakes Region

The Southern Lakes region definitely wins the title of most beautiful and diverse region within New Zealand.

With its many mountains, eye-catching coastlines, crystal alpine lakes and amazing countryside, the Southern Lakes region has a very interesting historical and cultural background that highly complements the breath taking scenery.

The sophisticated and relaxing content this region holds is thrown to visitors, offering them international standard tourism resorts as well as variety of activities to partake in. 

Towns

Arrowtown

Arrowtown

Remarkables and Coronet Peak, visitors who would rather relax in a quiet historic part of the South Island would find...

Glenorchy

Glenorchy

HistoryIn the beginning, Glenorchy was a ‘summer camp’ for Maori who travelled from the West Coast in order to collect...

Wanaka

Wanaka

Wanaka HistoryOriginally, Wanaka was named Oanaka after an ancient chief but it was then renamed Pembroke in 1858 after a...

Lakes

Lake Wakatipu

Lake Wakatipu

Lake Wakatipu is the third largest lake in New Zealand and at 84 km long, it’s also the longest. Its...

Lake Johnson

Lake Johnson

Lake Johnson is a hidden wee gem of a lake that many Queenstown locals don't even know about! The turn...

Rivers

Kawarau River

Kawarau River

Lake Wakatipu, in northwestern Otago, drains to the Kawarau River, which flows generally eastwards for about 60 km until it...

Parks

Earnslaw Park

Earnslaw Park

Earnslaw Park is located at the centre of Queenstown adjacent to the lake. It's a popular picnic and sunbathing spot...

Rees Homestead Park

Rees Homestead Park

The HomesteadThe Rees homestead, built by 1865, was a very grand affair and would have appeared luxurious compared to the...

Upcoming Events

Queenstown Winter Festival 2017

Queenstown Winter Festival

22 June 2017 - 2 days ago
Mountain Scene "Thriller in the Chiller" | Queenstown Winter Festival

SKYCITY Ball - Shanghai Nights

24 June 2017 7:00pm - in 16 hours

Macpac PechaKucha

24 June 2017 7:45pm - in 17 hours