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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

This was a trip that redefined my imagination of beauty and peace!

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.

Fantastic nearly as good as racing my Historic sports car

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!

a terrific day out with good company very informative bus driver

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.

Entertaining, educational and ticked all the boxes

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!

One of the most memorable days of my life!

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.