Queenstown, with an urban population of about 10,500, is a resort town in Otago in the south-west of New Zealand's South Island. There are various accounts of how the town was named, the most popular proposing that a local gold prospector declared that the town was "fit for Queen Victoria". It is now known for its commercial tourism, especially adventure and ski tourism.

Queenstown, despite being tucked among mountains and with a southerly location, enjoys an oceanic climate. Summer provides long warm days with temperatures of up to 30°C while winters are cold with temperatures often in single digits with regular snowfall.

Queenstown is a major centre for snow sports in New Zealand, attracting skiers four main mountain skifields (Cardrona Alpine Resort, Coronet Peak, The Remarkables and Treble Cone). Cross country skiing is available at the Waiorau Snow Farm, located near the village of Cardrona.

Queenstown Airport is New Zealand's busiest helicopter base, and is also much used for tourist flightseeing, especially to Milford Sound and Mount Cook.

When you require welcoming hotels in Queenstown, look no further than Millennium & Copthorne Hotels.

Copthorne Hotel & Apartments Queenstown Lakeview

88 Frankton Road, 9300 Queenstown

Copthorne Hotel is located in Queenstown, a 10-minute walk from the resort centre. This 4-star hotel offers spacious accommodation and great views over Lake Wakatipu and the mountains.

Copthorne Lakefront Hotel & Resort

Cnr Frankton Road And Adelaide Street, 9300 Queenstown

Within a tranquil, garden setting, the Copthorne Hotel and Resort Queenstown Lakefront offers 240 guestrooms, including six Suites and over 60 rooms that have views of Lake Wakatipu and the Remarkables mountain range. Some rooms have balconies or courtyards.

Millennium Hotel Queenstown

Cnr Frankton Road And Stanley Street, 9300 Queenstown

At the Millennium Hotel Queenstown, you will always find spellbinding luxury and it is easy to relax in the air of timeless elegance. This welcoming Queenstown hotel captures the essence of a truly unique region and is perfect for either an international conference venue or as a restful haven from the rigours of Queenstown's many outdoor adventure pursuits.