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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 eventsseasons 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!

COVID-19 Update: Quarantine-free travel is in place between Australia and New Zealand however regulations apply. Our international border remains closed to all other countries and temporary border measures remain in place which permit only New Zealand residents and citizens to enter the country. For up to date information regarding border measures in New Zealand, please visit the Government Website here.

We look forward to welcoming you back when border restrictions lift.


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Upcoming Events

23 Oct
events Art and Culture 23 Oct 2021

Austen Found - The Undiscovered Musicals of Jane Austen

The Undiscovered Musicals of Jane Austen with Penny Ashton, Lori Dungey and Jason Smith About this...

23 Oct
events Music 23 Oct 2021

Live Music Saturdays at Canyon

Canyon Brewing introduces Live Music Saturdays, bringing some of Queenstown's finest local talent...

23 Oct
events Community 23 Oct 2021

Queenstown Parkrun

Come and join us for Queenstown parkrun every Saturday in the beautiful Queenstown Gardens. Parkrun...

23 Oct
events Community 23 Oct 2021

Remarkables Market

Shop, eat and relax while listening to live music in this unique mountain setting at Remarkables...

23 Oct
events Art and Culture 23 Oct 2021

Wakatipu - through the lens - Photography Exhibition

Queenstown Photography Club is running its first exhibition titled 'Wakatipu through the lens'. The...