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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

15 Dec
  • Event
  • Sporting
  • 15 Dec 2019

Summer Sunday Night Ice Hockey League

Watch Live Ice Hockey Sunday Nights during Social League 5:45-9:15p.  FREE TO WATCH. Our fully liscensed cafe is open serving up hot food & drink

15 Dec

Christmas Show 2019 - 1PM SHOW

Join the children and families of our region on a diverse journey, finding out about Christmas traditions and how the rest of the world celebrates Christmas!

15 Dec

Christmas Show 2019 - 5PM SHOW

At 5pm, join the children and families of our region on a diverse journey, finding out about Christmas traditions and how the rest of the world celebrates Christmas!

15 Dec

Sunday Brunch

Join us Sunday 15 December as we celebrate the launch of our new Sunday Brunch menu! Enjoy a complimentary glass of bubbles, our delicious new menu and live music with the best views in town!

15 Dec
  • Event
  • Sporting
  • 15 Dec 2019

Altitude Brewing Summer Series Ice Hockey Games

Come cheer on your favourite ice hockey teams on Sunday Evenings at the ice rink from 5:45p-9:15p

15 Dec

Southern Storm vs Auckland Steel Women's Ice Hockey Game

The Southern Storm take on the Auckland Steel in an ice hockey game

15 Dec

Southern Storm Women's Ice Hockey Games

Southern Storm vs Auckland Steel Ice Hockey Games

20 Dec
  • Event
  • Food and Wine
  • 20 Dec 2019

Friday Night Ice Disco

Join us for the ICE DISCO. Enjoy a night of skating to your favourite songs & state of the art LED lighting with your friends. Café is Open!

21 Dec
  • Event
  • Community
  • 21 Dec 2019

Queenstown parkrun

parkrun organises free, weekly, 5km timed runs around the world. They are open to everyone, free, and are safe and easy to take part in.

22 Dec
  • Event
  • Other
  • 22 Dec 2019

CHRISTMAS FEAR FOR ALL TO SHARE

Twas the Night before Christmas, and Fear Factory little helpers waited up for the arrival of Krampus.

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