The Remarkables Lookout in Autumn

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

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Events in Queenstown

5 Nov
  • Event
  • Markets
  • 5 Nov - 25 Mar 2018

Arrowtown Farmers Market

The Arrowtown Farmers Market brings together motivated local buyers with knowledgeable local sellers of produce, added-value regional food & beverages

29 Mar
  • Event
  • Music
  • 29 Mar 2018

Sherwood Songwriter Society

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

7-8 Apr

Paradise Plates disc golf tournament

A two-day disc (frisbee) golf tournament on New Zealand’s most beautiful course.
54 holes of singles over two days.

15 Mar

Our Meeting Place Exhibition

Artbay Gallery is proud to present 'Our Meeting Place', a vibrant art exhibition by award-winning artist Jimmy James Kouratoras.

17 Mar

Bruce Hunt: Stormfront (2018)

Inspired by the enduring majesty of the Central Otago landscape Bruce Hunt captures the evocative interplay of light and form.

21 Oct

Remarkables Market

Remarkables Market is a popular place for locals and visitors to start their Saturday morning, enjoying fresh coffee, brunch or lunch

19-25 Apr

Akarua Arrowtown Autumn Festival

A festival that runs over 5 days and includes activities and events for all.

29 Mar
  • Event
  • Music
  • 29 Mar 2018

Sherwood Songwriter Society

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

28-29 Apr
  • Event
  • Other
  • 28-29 Apr 2018

Health, Healing & Happiness

2 days, 9 inspirational women, infinite opportunities:)

Join us for a weekend of information, demonstration & insights.

28 Apr
  • Event
  • Other
  • 28 Apr 2018

Travelling Light - Simplify your Life

This is an Elemental Potential feature talk as part of the Health, Healing and Happiness weekend.

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