About Queenstown

Queenstown, surrounded by majestic mountains and nestled on the shores of crystal clear Lake Wakatipu - there is just so much to do! From bungy jumping to wine trails, jet boating to tramping, dining out to skiing, the tricky part is extending your stay to try and fit everything in.

These images portray beautifully, why Queenstown is the perfect place to hold a world class Jazz Festival. 

Please join us and thousands of 'friends' who visit Queenstown to enjoy this spectacular Jazz Festival and for a truly memorable experience in "Gods own amphitheatre".


With warm regards

Queenstown JazzFest Trust

Simply an Adventure

Adventure for fun, accessible adventure, adventure for relaxation. Queenstown is renowned for adventure. But there’s much, much more. Queenstown is a sophisticated holiday resort set in the magnificent landscapes of the Southern Alps of New Zealand.


Irresistible Attraction

The area has captured hearts and imaginations since the first Maori came in search of pounamu (greenstone). More recently, gold miners, adventurers, filmmakers, wine enthusiasts, Hollywood stars and US Presidents have been drawn to this magical region and its intense alpine energy.



Born as an 1860’s goldmining camp, Queenstown has a compact and sophisticated downtown area tucked into a picturesque bay on the shores of Lake Wakatipu. Dwarfed by the surrounding mountains, there are amazing views from everywhere. There’s a permanent buzz downtown where you’ll find a lively café/bar scene and excellent shopping.



Dusk to dawn, Queenstown rarely sleeps. Sophisticated wine bars, live jazz, top DJ’s, long summer nights in a garden bar serving locally brewed beer or après ski in front of a roaring log fire. There’s more than 160 licensed bars and cafés in downtown Queenstown and the socialite is spoilt for choice all year round, any night of the week.