Top attractions in Queenstown
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!
Really one of the most beautiful lakes on the planet. On a sunny day, a trip here will not be forgotten.
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.
If you feel like a spot of gambling, then definitely head over to Skycity Casino and try your luck.
This fast flowing river is fantastic for thrill seeking tourists who can book on adventure tours.
This is a fantastic backpacking track for tourists and is accessible all year round.
These mountains are visible from Queenstown, and are worth heading to for walking or other adventure activities.
New Zealand's third largest lake, and at the feet of The Remarkables, the views here are breathtaking.
Another great backpacking track, popular with tourists - why not book onto a guided trip?
This national park is truly remarkable, and a great place to visit when in the region.
Another lake worth visiting, with plenty to see and do for tourists.
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.
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.
- CurrencyNZD ($)
- Time ZoneUTC (+12:00)
- Country Code+64
- Best time to visitEach 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
Great service! Both driver and the narrator coach were amazingly helpful and soft spoken. The whole commentry with the scenic road journey was super fun. Kudos! The bus service was amazing and comfortable with just appropirate stops for photo-ops.
if ou want a great experience but don't want to jump out of a perfectly good plane or bungy tower this is the way to go. experienced driver on a boat wich lets you see as you are travelling at about 80kph centimetres form the edge of a very beautiful river banks (rock faces). the Shotover Jet Boat was awesome! don't just go on the lake go up the Shotover River!
The Southern Discoveries organised trip was great. picked up from the motel by taxi, great Bus Driver who told us about all the places along the route. stopped at a couple of places for brunch coffee etc which were very clean and fast service. cruise on the Milford sound was terrific and lunch (while some food ran out) was very nice with plenty of variety.
Marcus was a fabulous driver who took time to answer my questions. He has great general knowledge which he shared freely. A good driver too. Thanks Marcus......you're a star!
You won't regret taking the journey to Milford Sound. My husband and I went in early October 2018, and it was BREATHTAKING. My advice: Dress warm, anticipate rain (bring jackets, warm hat, raincoat, good shoes, etc.) and BRING YOUR CAMERA. The entirety of the bus ride to and from was mesmerizing - couldn't get enough of the scenery! The national park is stunningly majestic and the magnitude of everything surrounding the little road that cuts through it is humbling. The cruise itself is wonderful. If you're dressed warm enough, DO brave the outdoors. It's the best way to experience it - you'll only be there a couple hours, don't waste it! We drank water pouring straight from a glacier, saw seals playing on the rocks, and got some incredible photos of the mountain canyon carved out into the coastline. It's an experience you shouldn't miss! I'd recommend that you call to confirm your reservation - the bus driver didn't recognize our mobile ticket, so we almost weren't allowed on the bus.