Queenstown

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This fantastic resort town is one of the most desirable places to visit in New Zealand. Here, any traveler will be satisfied with the great outdoors, culture and a good night life!

Planning Your Visit

  • When to visit?

    A difficult question to answer, as Queenstown has 5 different climate zones! To be safe however, the dry season is May to October, but you can visit all year-round.

  • How long to visit?

    It all depends on what you're planning - if you want to go backpacking, visit the mountains, and see the beautiful countryside, then one to two weeks will satisfy any happy campers.

Good to know

  • Language
    English
  • Currency
    NZD ($)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (+12:00)
  • Country Code
    +64
  • Best time to visit
    Each season has something to offer, so plan according to what you want to do. Skiing in the winter, milder temperatures and rejuvenation in the spring, warm weather and hiking in the summer, and the beautiful foliage in the fall.

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What people are saying about Queenstown

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 2,931 reviews

Pick up was on time and everything went smoothly. We enjoyed every aspect of the trip. The other passengers were friendly and Andy, the driver/ host was top class. His friendly commentary ensured a good day. Small numbers made the trip even better as we felt we had a personal guide. A long day but worth it in every way and would certainly recommend using a commercial operator to do this trip from Queenstown and would certainly recommend this company.

The Milford Sounds trip was the highlight of our holiday around the South Island. As its a long trip from Queenstown to Milford, we chose to take the coach-cruise-coach option - it was not only a break from driving (we were averaging 200+kms a day)- but with a driver/guide you know about what you're seeing, rather than whisking past the stunning scenery!

It was an experience of a lifetime one we will never forget awesome does not do it justice from the moment you board your aircraft . We will do it again . Karl the pilot was fantastic giving a commentary and answering all questions nothing was to much trouble

Pleasant cruise down the lake. The setup at Walter Peak is amazing with the bbq buffet lunch matching/exceeding any high class restaurant. Staff were amazing and the whole thing finished of with a demonstration from a working sheep dog.

Fabulous lunch and relaxing boat trip. Plenty to see and do at Walter Peak Station. Great staff there! Beautiful place and a must see and do if staying in Queenstown. Very good value for money!