Located on the South Island of New Zealand, Queenstown has a spectacular setting, sitting on the shores of Wakatipu Lake and set against the beautiful Crown and Remarkable mountain ranges. As such, Queenstown is considered an ‘adventure capital’, and is one of the country’s most visited cities for both sports and relaxation. Running in Queenstown offers excellent variety, from wonderful lakefront paths to green parks, vast valleys, hilly terrain, and pine forests. The area is also a mecca for trail running.
The signature running routes in Queenstown are lakefront trails to Frankton, Sunshine Bay, and the Kelvin Peninsula. We also love the loop around Lake Hayes. For more of a challenge, get the heart rate going on Queenstown Hill, or the adventurous Jack’s Point Trail.
Queenstown has an excellent bus and ferry system, and most of our routes are accessible via public transport. Note the high season is December-March (summer).