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6 hours drive from Christchurch Airport


Known as the adventure capital of the world, and home to the latest and greatest adventures, Queenstown has so much to offer that no two days will be the same.

Surrounded by majestic mountains and nestled on the shores of crystal clear Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown is famous for its breath-taking scenery, outdoor adventures, cosmopolitan town and vibrant nightlife.

Enjoy Queenstown’s stunning natural playground by experiencing one of the many adventures on offer.

‘Welcome to Queenstown, the home of adventure.’

  • Explore the scenery and over 130km of trails by bike or on foot—from lakeside strolls to multi-day walks and trails for all styles of biking.
  • Visit the local wineries to taste Central Otago’s world renowned wines.
  • Play golf at six stunning year-round golf courses.
  • Tick bungy-jumping, skydiving, and white water rafting off your bucket list.
  • Experience four world-class ski fields located in the heart of the Southern Alps

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 across the four internationally renowned ski areas.

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