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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

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

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

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

Hollyford Track

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

The Remarkables

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

Lake Wakatipu

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

Routeburn Track

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

Fiordland National Park

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

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

Scenery sensational. Driver was informative and stopped often for pics

Bucket list trip . Was looking forward to this and it did not disappoint. Scenery was bombarding us at every turn and the driver stopped often for photos and a blurb about the area.. A very long trip overall but vey much worth every penny.Recommended

Milford Sound Premium Day Tour and Cruise from Queenstown Reviewed by margaret & Alan, 09/14/2018

Great food great customer service awesome place to go

Great food, service, and views highly recommend this as part of the holiday itenirary.

Overall it was a good experience. Lots of comfort & sightseeing stops

Disappointed in food choice on boat (2 sandwich options) and junk food. Buffet was outrageously priced. It would have been nice to have the choice to purchase a box lunch since we were on the excursion for 12 hrs. Luckily we brought our own snacks. Lots of comfort/sightseeing stops.

What a beautiful lunch outing, absolutely awesome.

Our lunch meet was absolutely fantastic from go to whoa. My daughter in law flew in from Christchurch with her two daughters aged 5 and 3 and I travelled from Alexandra. I was delighted with everything from the bottom of the hill to the top, then back down again. The staff, very friendly and helpful with the toddlers. The food selection was fantastic and plentiful for all ages. The luncheon staff, all smiles and most helpful. I can’t fault our lunch date which I am proud of you all as it was my turn to pick the venue. A BIG thank you to all the staff at Skyline.

Skyline Queenstown Gondola with Lunch or Dinner Reviewed by Adriaan, 06/13/2018

The tour guide is an excellent story teller.

There was a disconnection between the booking staff and the tour guide. The lunch was previously booked. But the tour guide was not informed.

Mt. Cook Day-Tour: Christchurch to Queenstown Reviewed by a GetYourGuide customer, 05/12/2018