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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!

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14 Aug
events Music 14 Aug 2020

Arun O'Connor LIVE

Tonight's Live Music from 6.30pm is ARUN O'CONNOR

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14 Aug
events Sporting 14 Aug 2020


The Obsidian is an epic new mixed Team Challenge event for the Winter Games NZ 2020 and will include...

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14 Aug
events Art and Culture 14 Aug 2020

Susanne Kerr: A Fragile State (2020)

Susanne Kerr's paintings provide us with a subtle yet strong metaphor for human interaction with the...

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15 Aug
events Music 15 Aug 2020

Arun O'Connor LIVE

Tonight's Live Music from 8.30pm is ARUN O'CONNOR

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15 Aug
events Community 15 Aug 2020

Queenstown Parkrun (Suspended)

Parkrun organises free, weekly, 5km timed runs around the world. They are open to everyone, free,...

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