Queenstown lands world accolades


Queenstown’s dazzling beauty and heart-pumping thrills have earned international accolades at this year’s Travellers Choice Awards, run by the world’s biggest travel website.

Based on millions of Trip Advisor traveller reviews and opinions, the resort ranked second among the top 25 destinations in the South Pacific. It came in just behind Sydney and moved up two places from last year.

The only New Zealand location to make Trip Advisor’s list of top 25 destinations in the world, Queenstown ranked 12th – three places higher than last year. 

Destination Queenstown CEO Tony Everitt is thrilled with the result. 

“It puts us right up there with some of the world’s major cities including Cape Town, Paris, London, Rio de Janiero, Hong Kong and Barcelona, showing the level of our international appeal,” he says. 

“It’s a fantastic achievement which acknowledges our world-class operators, spectacular alpine setting and diversity of experiences.”