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Queenstown turns on free Wi-Fi

June 3, 2016 Destination Global No Comments Print Print Email Email

New Zealand’s favourite visitor destination is more connected to the world than ever before with the official launch of free Wi-Fi hotspots in Queenstown today.


Four downtown Queenstown areas ‘turned on’ the new service at midday, local time. The areas are The Village Green, Earnslaw Park, The Mall and Beach Street.

Downtown QT general manager Steve Wilde says free Wi-Fi in major towns and cities around the world is now an expectation amongst travellers, business people, and residents alike.

“Queenstown is now at the top of the game with this launch. Destinations are expected to offer this service to travellers who need to stay connected,” he said.

Destination Queenstown chief executive Graham Budd says the launch of free Wi-Fi in the town centre adds to the resort’s world class cosmopolitan reputation. The service will make it easy for visitors to share their excitement about visiting, and access information about the town during their visit.

“It is a very exciting development for Queenstown and will add a lot of value to the visitor experience here, allowing them to share their photos, videos and stories from four convenient downtown locations,” he said.

More public downtown areas will be rolled out over time.

Visitors will be able to access 1GB of data each day when they log in to the service using their email, or social media account details.

The service is a joint venture between local Downtown QT and internet service provider HQ WiFi.

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