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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

The whole travel was stress free with amazing views all throughout the journey. The blue colour of lake pukaki is incredible, however the mount cook and other mountain ranges around made it perfect, as well as the short walk to hooker track that offers heaps of spots where you can relax and appreciate the glacier with the sound falling ice from afar. I bet everyone who visited wants to go back, including myself. Plus the tour guide is cheeky and friendly who knows what to say and also considerative to grant request like when we stop at the side of the road just down the mount cook village for photos.

From Queenstown: Mount Cook Small Group Adventure Reviewed by Anonymous, 10/25/2020

Whatever the weather, you must go. It was windy, cloudy and raining when we get to fiorland to the cruise but it was super cool and fun. You're like in real adventure without worrying because the tour coach is experienced and knows everything. He will let you know every details of the mountains/rivers/waterfalls/etc. The cruise itself was amazing and getting wet from the rain and waterfalls was the best experience. While I took a lot of photos of myself and the views. I even met new friends whom I asked to take a photo of me

Milford Sound Full Day Tour from Queenstown Reviewed by Anonymous, 10/26/2020

All tables by the windows and through the middle were reserved for a party so couldn’t take photos, had to wait for them to go off so I could get photos at the top deck.

Really good. Roland was a great driver/guide and talked in a way that was pleasant to listen to. His knowledge was great and he was friendly. Lovely lunch too.

Had the most enjoyable day ever, everything from the driver the journey the cruise was first class. Highly recommended, you won't be disappointed.%

Milford Sound Full Day Tour from Queenstown Reviewed by Alan, 10/24/2020