Things to do in

Queenstown

A resort town so resplendent with natural beauty and outdoor fun there’s never a bad time to visit.

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Top 10 things to do in Queenstown

This fantastic resort town is one of the most desirable places to visit in New Zealand. Here, any traveler will be satisfied with the great outdoors, culture and a good night life!

Frequently asked questions about Queenstown

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Planning Your Visit

  • When to visit?

    A difficult question to answer, as Queenstown has 5 different climate zones! To be safe however, the dry season is May to October, but you can visit all year-round.

  • How long to visit?

    It all depends on what you're planning - if you want to go backpacking, visit the mountains, and see the beautiful countryside, then one to two weeks will satisfy any happy campers.

Good to know

  • Language
    English
  • Currency
    NZD ($)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (+12:00)
  • Country Code
    +64
  • Best time to visit
    Each season has something to offer, so plan according to what you want to do. Skiing in the winter, milder temperatures and rejuvenation in the spring, warm weather and hiking in the summer, and the beautiful foliage in the fall.

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What people are saying about Queenstown

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 3,422 reviews

Don’t be fooled if you wake up and it’s foggy - this happened to us and we were a bit worried but we’re reassured that the trip would still be worth our while as we were scheduled to fly out and above the fog. Once we did this, it was a perfect day and perfect conditions and we were able to see everything!!

Really enjoyed the cruise nice and smooth and farm trip was excellent. Really lovely person who took us around the farm very informative and great sense of humour. The high tea was lovely as well. So over all definitely recommend the trip and will definitely be doing it again in the future.

It was amazing! Lance was very nice and approachable Trip was amazing! I had enough time to explore the place. Recommendable!

Fantastic setting. Great value for money. Amazing food. Sticky date pudding. Yum yum. It was great.

We had a great day and the drivers were really friendly.