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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

Johnny was a great guide. We had an amazing drive and even a short wal

Johnny was a great guide. We had an amazing drive and even a short walk, some stops for making photos.

Excellent activity and great views. Luge fun for young and old.

Several hikes at the top, make sure you are prepared with water and food and time.

Skyline Queenstown Gondola and Luge Rides Reviewed by Carrie, 05/15/2019

Beautiful scenic drive and excellent Jet Boat ride

Well worth booking this tour as skippers canyon road cannot be accessed by rental cars without voiding insurance.

Well worth the money -beautiful views also!

We were able to book online the night before for Luge and Gondola. The luge had great employees to assure everyone knew how to stop, go, turn, etc. You start on a "1st Time Run" and then the other 2 were a different track although both were quite enjoyable. The gondola line and luge line went pretty quickly. Thank you Hannah from California for directing us Floridians NOT to walk up that hill! We enjoyed a few beers in the bar area while overlooking the bay area and watching all the action. This is a definite MUST DO!

Skyline Queenstown Gondola and Luge Rides Reviewed by Michele, 05/03/2019

Efficiency at all stages of the ride process reduces wait time

cable car ride from the end of the luge track to the start is a great idea and the views are breathtaking. Enjoy!

Skyline Queenstown Gondola and Luge Rides Reviewed by Nada, 04/29/2019