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Top 10 things to do 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!

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

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    UTC (+12:00)
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  • 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

Saw places that we never would have on foot or by car!

I booked the tour for my parents (in their 60s) who LOVED it - they were lucky with the weather being sunny though cold, and said it was a very scenic and unique way of seeing the area.
Queenstown: 2-Hour City Segway Tour Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer, 05/18/2016

Great scenic flight with excellent service

We had a superior experience for 4 People with an excellent scenic Heli flight over Queenstown. The Service and communication around was excellent. It was worth ist Money and the People in Charge were very friendly and helpful. Strong recommendation!

Thousands of waterfalls, like in a fantasy worlds

First, I thought the rain will ruin the trip, but actually it made it even better. Thanks to the rain we could see thousands of waterfalls. It was amazing, like a fantasy world. The guide was also very informative. It was a bit like travelling with David Attenborough.
Milford Sound: Full-Day from Queenstown with Cruise & Lunch Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer, 02/19/2016

Milford Sound definitely lived up to its reputation!

What a fantastic trip! I was concerned about the trip down to Milford Sound but had no need to be! The scenery on the way is just as beautiful as the Sound. With Oz giving us a detailed account of the history and sites on the way. He is a real character and made the trip. You can tell he genuinely cares about his passengers and the local environment of which he lives in as well. The Skipper of the cruise was also very informative and we enjoyed it immensely. The light lunch on board was perfect as was the weather. We would definitely recommend this day tour to Milford Sound.

Excellent experience - great way of seeing Queenstown

This was the first time I had experienced a Segway - picked up in centre of town, had a good traing session - then off around the town! Loved the experience, felt very safe and a great way to spend a couple of hours. Highly recommended!!
Queenstown: 2-Hour City Segway Tour Reviewed by Bob, 03/12/2013

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