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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.

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Top Things To Do in Autumn

Queenstown comes alive in autumn with red and gold foliage, and festivals and events, check out some of the top things to do during this beautiful season.

Family fun time on the ski fields

Located in the heart of the Southern Alps, Queenstown offers a true alpine experience, great snow conditions and a choice of four ski fields with terrain for all ages and abilities. The family-friendly ski fields also boast a long season,...

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5 winter walks with epic snow views

Surrounded by snow-capped mountains, Queenstown has many beautiful walks with epic snow views you can enjoy during winter. Don your scarf, hat, gloves and jacket plus some sturdy walking shoes and choose from five of the best.

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Savour the tastes of Autumn with these top five dining spots

Discover MiNDFOOD's favourite Autumn dining spots in Queenstown.

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Be inspired by Queenstowners making a difference

Behind the bustling town and jaw-dropping views of Queenstown you’ll find a community of proud, hard-working people doing incredible things.

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Craft beer inspired by Queenstown

Meet Jay Sherwood the producer of Lake & Wood, a handcrafted beer using delicious ingredients taken from the surrounding landscape.

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A Pinot Noir expert's guide to Autumn in Queenstown

Meet Christopher Keys the Winemaker at Gibbston Valley Winery. Find out why Christopher is so passionate about Gibbston Valley and the wines that come from there.

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