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Queenstown Seasons & Weather

Queenstown is famous for being New Zealand’s favourite four season destination.

With four distinct and unique seasons Queenstown has year-round appeal with each season offering a markedly different experience. We enjoy a continental-style climate with long hot summers and cool, crisp winters. Queenstown truly offers something for every season, very few activities aren’t available year round, and it’s no exaggeration to say you can experience more here in a day than some do in a lifetime!

Queenstown sits at latitude 45° south against the dramatic backdrop of the Southern Alps. Our location means summer brings long, warm days with lots of time to enjoy the outdoors. The colours of autumn are famed internationally as Mother Nature’s show of red and gold blankets the hills and countryside. In winter you’ll experience the stunning snow-capped mountains and a winter paradise for snow sport enthusiasts. When spring breaks it transforms the area with bright colours, green valleys and a sense of energy and playfulness. You can literally ski in the morning and golf or mountain bike in the afternoon!

The best time to visit Queenstown depends entirely on your interests. It is a true year round destination with appeal in every month of the year. Explore below to find out more about the seasons.

Queenstown Weather & Forecast

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Queenstown’s Winter Wonderland

Whether you’re into adventure, mountains and adrenalin, or fine wine and indulgence, get away from the everyday and escape to Queenstown this winter.

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What's on in Queenstown this Winter

Snow comes to Queenstown’s mountains, attracting Olympic athletes, music, ice hockey, ice climbers and a diverse mix of skiers and snowboarders in search of fun and friendship.

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Winter Festival antics to get amongst this year

Fancy doing an obstacle course in your undies when it’s -7 degrees Celsius? How about sliding down a ski slope with your dog?

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5 reasons to visit Queenstown this winter

There's always a perfect reason to visit Queenstown, but for snow buffs, here are five reasons why you should visit in winter 2019.

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Summer Events Guide

As well as over 150 bars and restaurants and more than 200 activities to keep you busy in Queenstown, there are also a host of events happening this summer! Here's what's on, so book your accomodation and get planning.

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A bunch of ways to tour Queenstown wineries

Hop on a shuttle, bike around the vines, or go on a guided wine tour – there’s all sorts of ways to taste the terroir, and plenty more to eat, see and do along the way.

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Melanie Roberts: the guardian of the mountain

Hailing from Bristol in the UK, Mel Roberts has lived in Queenstown since 2013. Her job at Coronet Peak has not only blurred the lines between work and play, but fostered a love of the simple life.

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