Visit Queenstown

 

 

Queenstown’s stunning scenery, huge range of activities and renowned warm welcome cement its reputation as New Zealand’s favourite visitor destination. Surrounded by majestic mountains and set on the shores of crystal clear Lake Wakatipu, the natural beauty and the unique energy of the region create the perfect backdrop for a holiday full of adventure, exploration or relaxation.

Getting around

The centre of Queenstown is located just 15 minutes’ drive from Queenstown International Airport. There is a good public bus network which links the main suburbs and outlying areas of the town. You’ll also find free transport provided by many local activity operators making it easy to get out and about and experience what the region has to offer. Many attractions are located in the downtown area and can be reached easily by foot.

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Weather

  • Dates of Winter: 1 June to 31 August (the ski season runs from mid-June into early October)
  • Average Winter temperatures: between 0°C (or colder) and 8°C
  • Winter weather: frosty mornings, clear blue skies, snowfall and cold temperatures

Every year from early June onwards, the region transforms with snow covered mountains, green valleys and clear, blue days. 

Date

Sunrise

Sunset

Wednesday 30 August 2017      

7.18am      

6.14pm      

Thursday 31 August 2017

7.16am

6.15pm

Friday 1 September 2017

7.14am

6.17pm

Saturday 2 September 2017

7.12am

6.18pm

Sunday 3 September 2017

7.10am

6.19pm

Monday 4 September 2017

7.09am

6.20pm


Winter in Queenstown attracts snow-sport enthusiasts from around the world to enjoy easy access to some of New Zealand's finest skiing and snowboarding, and vibrant après ski scene. 

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Skiing and snowboarding

With the closest ski field just 20 minutes from the vibrant town centre, and an International Airport even closer, Queenstown is the perfect base for your ski holiday. 

The Audi quattro Winter Games will be held in Queenstown from 25 August to 10 September 2017, and is free for spectators to watch.

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Wine experiences

Known in particular for its Central Otago Pinot Noir, Queenstown, Gibbston valley, and the Central Otago region which includes Cromwell BasinCromwellBannockburn and Alexandra, are home to over 200 vineyards producing a wide range of wine varieties.

Visit a wide variety of vineyards, do a wine tasting, and enjoy a glass of world renowned Central Otago Pinot Noir on a wine tour. Queenstown has numerous downtown cafés and restaurants to enjoy a local vino. The selection of Queenstown winery restaurants also offers exceptional wine, food and views!

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Queenstown golf

Queenstown’s six spectacular golf courses all located within a 25 minutes’ drive from the centre of town, make Queenstown a must-visit golfing destination.

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Half-day and full-day touring options

Queenstown sightseeing tours and excursions are an ideal way to see the region’s best features with like-minded travellers. Options include:

RESTAURANTS

Queenstown restaurants are of international standard, offering local and ethnic cuisine from award-winning chefs. In addition to excellent food, Queenstown restaurants offer superb local wines, striking views and exceptional service. Whether you're celebrating a special occasion, doing business or grabbing a quick meal out with friends, there's a Queenstown restaurant that's perfect for you.

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Visit Queenstown

For more information on visiting Queenstown, visit www.queenstownnz.co.nz.