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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

27 Sep
events Art and Culture 27 Sep 2021

Garry Currin: The Light of One Day (2021)

Garry Currin has long presented images that are simultaneously precise yet vague, with landscapes...

27 Sep
events Music 27 Sep 2021

Peti Seiuli LIVE

Pub on Wharf is still Queenstown's home of Live Music with LIVE Music 7 nights a week! It's going to...

27 Sep
events Other 27 Sep 2021

Quiz Night at Canyon

Test your knowledge and prove to your mates you are the brightest of the bunch with our fortnightly...

28 Sep
events Music 28 Sep 2021

Dave Arnold LIVE

Rock artist, Dave Arnold has been dominating Queenstown stages for over a decade. With a setlist...

28 Sep
events Other 28 Sep 2021

The Pig's Pub Quiz

Best Quiz, Best Prizes, Average Banter! Lead by Rory the host with the most or so he likes to think....