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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

22 Sep


Watch Live Ice Hockey Sunday Nights during Social League 5:15p-10:00p.  FREE TO WATCH. Our fully liscensed cafe is open serving up hot food & drink

23 Sep
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  • Sporting
  • 23 Sep 2019

Coaching Night

One hour of snow sports specific training on the trampolines, coached by our ski and snowboard specific instructors.

24 Sep
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  • Community
  • 24 Sep 2019

Tuesday Night Adults Learn To Skate

Adult Skating Lessons. It's never too late to learn to skate!

25 Sep
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  • Community
  • 25 Sep 2019

Ice Speed Skating

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

26 Sep
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  • Music
  • 26 Sep 2019

Sherwood Songwriter Society

Our regular open mic night for writers of original song and poetry. Sign up and hear or play music from 8pm.

27 Sep
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  • Food and Wine
  • 27 Sep 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!

27 Sep
  • Event
  • Sporting
  • 27 Sep 2019

Omniverse Singleplayer VR Competition! Win $1400 NZD!

1 - Player Virtual Reality Competition!Compete globally on a core-defense game and win cash prizes up to $1400 NZD! Local Winner gets Prize as well!

28 Sep
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  • Community
  • 28 Sep 2019


Start off your Saturday night somewhere just as cool as you are at our Ice Disco Fever Saturdays from 6:30p-9:30p

28 Sep
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  • Community
  • 28 Sep 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.

28 Sep
  • Event
  • Music
  • 28 Sep 2019

The Lakeside

BollySphere presents: The Lakeside. Join us for the first time in Queenstown for a Bollywood fusion party where you can dance, chill, drink, have shisha and enjoy your evening while mingling with fellow party goers and the BollySphere crew. Get ready and put them dancing shoes on!

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