Queenstown delivers an unforgettable autumn experience

Picture vibrant golds and reds dominating the landscape, crisp mornings and clear days; the perfect setting for your autumn getaway.

Adventure comes in all shapes and sizes in Queenstown from giant swings, jet boats, paragliding, to luging, horse riding and helicopter tours. Add to that five immaculate golf courses, boutique wineries, a diverse network of walking and biking tracks and you start to realise the possibilities are endless.

Choose from a selection of great accommodation, dining and activity deals and you could be sipping on a Central Otago Pinot Noir enjoying the breathtaking landscapes in Queenstown this autumn!


Events in Queenstown


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What’s on in Queenstown this autumn

Autumn in Queenstown is action packed with some of the year’s most entertaining festivals and events.

If you’re visiting Queenstown over Easter, be sure to catch some of the annual 10-day Queenstown Bike Festival (12 April – 20 April).

The 10-day Arrowtown Autumn Festival (25 April – 4 May) delivers a colourful program of events that highlights the magic of Arrowtown’s gold mining past. Visiting Arrowtown is a must so make time to explore the tree-lined streets, old miners’ cottages, restored Chinese Village and Lakes District Museum.

Jump from the heritage of Arrowtown into the 21st century and grab a ticket to the Blues and Roots Festival. Being held on Saturday 26 April at the Queenstown Events Centre, the day features a stunning line-up of acclaimed national and international acts.

Climate in Queenstown

Autumn in Queenstown is fantastic with crisp mornings and clear settled days with temperatures ranging from 12C – 25C. 

The days begin to get shorter, but with around 10 hours of daylight you have plenty of time to enjoy all of Queenstown’s outdoor activities before a long, cosy evening in front of the fire.