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6 hours drive from Christchurch Airport


With a reputation as the Southern Hemisphere’s premier four season visitor destination, Queenstown has so much to offer that no two days will be the same and you’ll leave feeling inspired and revitalised.

Surrounded by majestic mountains and nestled on the shores of crystal clear Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown is famous for its breath-taking scenery, outdoor adventures, relaxed vibe and friendly people.

Queenstown, New Zealand, is the Southern Hemisphere’s premier four season lake and alpine resort.

  • Explore the scenery and many trails by bike or on foot—from lakeside strolls to heli-hiking and multi-day walks.
  • Visit the local wineries to taste Central Otago’s world renowned wines.
  • Play golf at six stunning golf courses.
  • Tick bungy-jumping, skydiving, and white water rafting off your bucket list.
  • Visit four ski fields in winter for a snow sports experience.

Queenstown seasons


Spring - Sept to Nov
80 - 220

Longer, warmer days with crisp clear mornings allow you to make the most of each day.
Spring blossoms, the playful spring snow, relaxing retail therapy or a round of golf - all
add to the vibrant atmosphere of the spring season.


Summer - Dec to Feb
200 - 300

Summer is about exploration. Dawn breaks at 5am allowing plenty of time to discover the
many walking tracks, wineries, biking trails, adventure activities or a spot of al fresco dining that Queenstown and its majestic landscapes are renowned for.


Autumn - Mar to May
50 - 250

Clear settled days and cool evenings make way for the stunning hues of reds and gold that blanket the region in autumn. The perfect backdrop to sit back and enjoy a glass of Pinot Noir or stroll along the lakefront.


Winter - Jun to Aug
00 - 80

Clear blue skies and cold temperatures create perfect conditions in our four
internationally renowned ski areas. With over 220 off-mountain activities and a vibrant après-ski atmosphere - Queenstown is the ideal winter destination.

View the TranzAlpine Journey Itinerary

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