New Zealand is currently at COVID-19 Alert Level 1. Quarantine-free travel is in place between Australia and New Zealand, however international borders remain closed to all other countries.

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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 now 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 and 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

21 Apr
events Community 21 Apr 2021

Ice Speed Skating

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

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21 Apr
events Music 21 Apr 2021

Kayne LIVE

Tonight's Live Music from 6.30pm is KAYNE

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22 Apr
events Music 22 Apr 2021

Akarua Arrowtown Autumn Festival

A fun filled 5 day festival with something for everyone.

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22 Apr
events Food and Wine 22 Apr 2021

Rhino's Ski Shack Pub Quiz

Let's get Quizzical! Pub Quiz every Thursday at Rhino's Ski Shack!

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22 Apr
events Other 22 Apr 2021

The Pig's Pool Comp

The Pig's Pool Comp

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