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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!

Lake Hayes

Lake Hayes

Really one of the most beautiful lakes on the planet. On a sunny day, a trip here will not be forgotten.

Skippers Canyon

Skippers Canyon

This historic and scenic gorge was once home to New Zealand's richest gold-bearing river, the Shotover River. The river still exists, of course, but the gold is no more.

Skycity Queenstown

If you feel like a spot of gambling, then definitely head over to Skycity Casino and try your luck.

Shotover River

Shotover River

This fast flowing river is fantastic for thrill seeking tourists who can book on adventure tours.

Hollyford Track

Hollyford Track

This is a fantastic backpacking track for tourists and is accessible all year round.

The Remarkables

The Remarkables

These mountains are visible from Queenstown, and are worth heading to for walking or other adventure activities.

Lake Wakatipu

Lake Wakatipu

New Zealand's third largest lake, and at the feet of The Remarkables, the views here are breathtaking.

Routeburn Track

Routeburn Track

Another great backpacking track, popular with tourists - why not book onto a guided trip?

Fiordland National Park

Fiordland National Park

This national park is truly remarkable, and a great place to visit when in the region.

Lake Wanaka

Lake Wanaka

Another lake worth visiting, with plenty to see and do for tourists.

Planning Your Queenstown 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

The bus driver Mike had extremely informative commentary throughout.

We have had numerous tours but this bus tour was among the best if not the best tour ever, in spite of the rainy weather! The boat captain was excellent, but the lousy weather took away from the experience...

Paul was more than a driver, a master of the Sound (Fiordland)

SPECTACULAR. Cozy bus with good views, driver Paul made sure we maximized our time, with smart stops for prized pics. Also his deep knowledge of land and history makes him a real Dagg!! One jar of Fig jam for sure! THANK YOU -

Nice Clean bus and new cruise boat. Awesome Experience.

Bus driver was friendly and a good guide, emparting some great insights on NZ history and culture.

Milford Air went out of their way to get us to Milford Sound

Congratulations Air Milford .. Your service is sensational! Thankyou for a magical day.

Milford Sound Flight and Cruise Reviewed by Suzanne and Robert, 07/01/2019

Nice trip but you have to double check your date

Our driver’s driving skill is awesome who is knowledgeable and helpfully. Mildford sound sometime is cloudy. Double check the confirm letter in your email box after you make a booking,the date and time is different when you booking!

Milford Sound Coach Tour & Boutique Cruise from Queenstown Reviewed by a GetYourGuide customer, 04/01/2019