Facilities & Services

This is a large tourist town so it's well established with lots of facilities and services to support a Queenstown skiing holiday.

Ski Hire Queenstown and Snowboard Rental

There are lots of Queenstown ski hire shops and snowboard rental shops, and with so much competition, the prices are low and the quality is generally high. Ski and snowboard hire is cheaper in Queenstown compared to the ski resorts, although you might find it disadvantageous to lug your equipment up the hill. Some of the Queenstown ski hire shops offer complimentary equipment delivery and pick-up.

Outside Sports is the largest Queenstown snowboard and ski shop and they hire out a large range of equipment. They hire “backpacker ski or snowboard sets” at cheap rates, classic rental gear, and premier range gear. They also rent out powder skis if you’re heading out heli skiing. Discounts of 15% are applied for 3 or more days of hire, and conveniently they offer a delivery and pick up service from your accommodation. This is also a great spot for ski and snowboard tuning and repairs.

Kiwi Discovery is also a major source of ski & snowboard rental equipment. One of the advantages of renting from Kiwi Discovery is that they can package rentals with bus, lift passes and lessons.

Kiwi Discovery | Queenstown Ski & Snowboard Rentals Kiwi Discovery Ski & Snowboard Rentals
Kiwi Discovery are one of Queenstown's largest ski & snowboard rental providers. They have a range of top brand skis & snowboards and all equipment comes freshly tuned. Helmets & clothing also available.

Queenstown Child Care

There are various agencies that organise babysitting services, often at your accommodation. Around the Clock Childcare is one example of an organisation that offer 1:1 child care or group care. Another option is to get a nanny from The Nanny Company. There are also various operators that hire out baby equipment, and many of the major hotels also can organise babysitting services.
The Queenstown ski resorts have child care available.  

Banking and Internet Facilities

There is certainly no shortage of ATMs and money exchange shops around Queenstown. There are a couple of internet cafes in the centre of town, and many of the accommodation places provide business centres or internet access.

Ski Hire Queenstown

Outside Sports
Kiwi Discovery