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!

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Events in Queenstown

27 Feb
events Sporting 27 Feb 2020

New Zealand Open presented by Sky Sport

The New Zealand Open presented by Sky Sport is a Pro-Am Golf Tournament which is co-sanctioned by...

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29 Feb
events Sporting 29 Feb 2020

Hyundai NZ Futures Festival of Golf

Join us at the Hyundai New Zealand Futures Festival of Golf! Open to kids of all ages and skill...

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29 Feb
events Community 29 Feb 2020

Queenstown parkrun

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

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01 Mar
events Markets 01 Mar 2020

Arrowtown Farmers Market

The season runs every week, through until 12th April 2020, Easter Sunday from 10am to 2pm. Come and...

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03 Mar
events Other 03 Mar 2020

NLP Practitioner Certification

NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) is a powerful skill set that assists people in all areas of life...

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07 Mar
events Comedy 07 Mar 2020

Brendan Dooley - MAYHEM Kids Magic Show

Brendan Dooley is fast becoming one of the World’s Top Young Magicians being described by the New...

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07 Mar
events Community 07 Mar 2020

Holi Rang Barse - Festival of Colours (Free event)

Join a beautiful crowd and get painted in beautiful colours! Enjoy the Festival of Colors in style...

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16 Apr
events Art and Culture 16 Apr 2020

Akarua Arrowtown Autumn Festival

The Akarua Arrowtown Autumn Festival is entering its 36th year and we aim to celebrate in style!...

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29 May
events Art and Culture 29 May 2020


Join us for the fifth installment of LUMA Southern Light Project, four evenings of entertainment and...

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18 Jun
events Music 18 Jun 2020

Real Journeys Queenstown Winter Festival 2020

New Zealand’s winter starts here!!! The party to kick off all parties!! Something for everyone, all...

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