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Planning your trip to Queenstown

Dreaming of your next holiday is always exciting. To make the experience even more delightful, we've gathered here some useful information to make your trip unforgettable - including how to get to Queenstown, what to do when you arrive as well as information on events, seasons and itineraries to inspire you.

Queenstown is located in the southern lakes region of the South Island of New Zealand. Surrounded by dramatic mountains and crystal clear Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown is renowned for its spectacular scenery, four distinct seasons and world class activities and attractions

It's easy to get here with daily direct flights from around New Zealand and Australia and great road connections to major New Zealand highways. Once you’re in Queenstown there are so many things to do, it pays to plan and book in advance.

We've compiled lots of information about getting around in Queenstown, weather and climate, maps and visitor guides, itinerary ideas, our surrounding regions and our tips for planning and packing.

Start planning your Queenstown trip today and have fun!

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Queenstown
Milford Sound
Drive time: 5 hours 55 minutes
Te Anau
Drive time: 2 hours 45 minutes
Invercargill
Drive time: 2 hours 20 minutes
Dunedin
Drive time: 3 hours 40 minutes
Franz Joseph
Drive time: 4 hours 30 minutes
Fox Glacier
Drive time: 4 hours 5 minutes
Haast
Drive time: 3 hours
Aoraki / Mt Cook
Drive time: 3 hours 50 minutes
Christchurch
Drive time: 7 hours 15 minutes
Lake Tekapo
Drive time: 3 hours
Cromwell
Drive time: 55 minutes
Wanaka
Drive time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Cardrona
Drive time: 50 minutes

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Events in Queenstown

26 Jun
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  • 26 Jun 2018

The Big Bike Film Night in Queenstown

We're on a mission- sharing a new collection of the best cycling short films from around the world with you.

26 Jun
  • Event
  • Community
  • 26 Jun 2018

Tuesday Night Adults Learn To Skate

Adult Skating Lessons. It's never too late to learn to skate!

26 Jun
  • Event
  • Other
  • 26 Jun 2018

The Big Bike Film Night in Queenstown

We're on a mission- sharing a new collection of the best cycling short films from around the world with you.

27 Jun
  • Event
  • Community
  • 27 Jun 2018

Ice Speed Skating

Ice Speed Skating for all ages every Wednesday Evening from 5:15p-6:15p at the Queenstown Ice Arena

28 Jun
  • Event
  • Music
  • 28 Jun 2018

Sherwood Songwriter Society

Hosted by local folktronica duo, Choice. Music and sign up from 8, free drink for performers.

26 Jun
  • Event
  • Other
  • 26 Jun 2018

The Big Bike Film Night in Queenstown

We're on a mission- sharing a new collection of the best cycling short films from around the world with you.

29 Jun
  • Event
  • Community
  • 29 Jun 2018

Skycity Stampede Ice Hockey Game

The SKYCITY Stampede is a team in the New Zealand Ice Hockey League. Based in Queenstown, New Zealand and founded in 2005.

29 Jun
  • Event
  • Community
  • 29 Jun 2018

Skycity Stampede Ice Hockey Game

The SKYCITY Stampede is a team in the New Zealand Ice Hockey League. Based in Queenstown, New Zealand and founded in 2005.

26 Jun
  • Event
  • Community
  • 26 Jun 2018

Tuesday Night Adults Learn To Skate

Adult Skating Lessons. It's never too late to learn to skate!

27 Jun
  • Event
  • Community
  • 27 Jun 2018

Ice Speed Skating

Ice Speed Skating for all ages every Wednesday Evening from 5:15p-6:15p at the Queenstown Ice Arena

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