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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!

Lake Hayes

Lake Hayes

Really one of the most beautiful lakes on the planet. On a sunny day, a trip here will not be forgotten.

Skippers Canyon

Skippers Canyon

This historic and scenic gorge was once home to New Zealand's richest gold-bearing river, the Shotover River. The river still exists, of course, but the gold is no more.

Skycity Queenstown

If you feel like a spot of gambling, then definitely head over to Skycity Casino and try your luck.

Shotover River

Shotover River

This fast flowing river is fantastic for thrill seeking tourists who can book on adventure tours.

Hollyford Track

Hollyford Track

This is a fantastic backpacking track for tourists and is accessible all year round.

The Remarkables

The Remarkables

These mountains are visible from Queenstown, and are worth heading to for walking or other adventure activities.

Lake Wakatipu

Lake Wakatipu

New Zealand's third largest lake, and at the feet of The Remarkables, the views here are breathtaking.

Routeburn Track

Routeburn Track

Another great backpacking track, popular with tourists - why not book onto a guided trip?

Fiordland National Park

Fiordland National Park

This national park is truly remarkable, and a great place to visit when in the region.

Lake Wanaka

Lake Wanaka

Another lake worth visiting, with plenty to see and do for tourists.

Planning Your Queenstown 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

absolute stunning tour - would do it again!! DE: Absolut Hammer!!

I was lucky as i was the only passenger the day of my booking but anyway, Sarah was awesome, she was not only friendly but really heartful and showed me so many places, did awesome pictures (check insta miss_an_dee) and informed very well about all the surroundings. I would definitely also add a hike with her (but was short in time) as she is very experienced. Honestly i would do the tour with her again if i would have the chance! DE: Sarah war super, sie zeigte mir so viele Plätze und machte tolle Bilder, zudem informierte sie super über alles was wir anschauten. Ich würde sie sofort für eine zusätzliche Wanderung buchen (hatte aber zu wenig Zeit) da sie sehr erfahren ist. Ehrlich gesagt, würde ich die Tour sofort wieder mit ihr machen, hätte ich die Gelegenheit!!

Queenstown: Instagram Tour - The Most Epic Shots Reviewed by Andrea, 03/08/2019

The trip was breathtaking. And the guide was amazing.

I would recommend the trip and the company as we were mesmerized by the driver skills and amazing story telling skills of our guide Greg. We are leaving this very picturesque country with far more details than we expected that will bring us back. We will recommend GoOrange to all our friends who will visit New Zealand.

What an awesome experience & delicious lunch with sooooo many choices

We took the gondola up for lunch on our first day in Queenstown. What an amazing experience - from the scenic gondola ride up and down to the most delicious buffet lunch with soooo many choices. The views are unparalleled from up there. What a wonderful way to start our three week adventure on NZs South Island.

Skyline Queenstown Gondola with Lunch or Dinner Reviewed by Marie, 01/30/2019

Very pleased with the tour, the booking and the guide

Very pleased with the tour, beautiful views, gold panning course and very nice and knowledgeable guide.

Scenic Sights Tour from Queenstown with Gold-Panning Reviewed by Cathrine, 01/23/2019

The bus driver Mike had extremely informative commentary throughout.

We have had numerous tours but this bus tour was among the best if not the best tour ever, in spite of the rainy weather! The boat captain was excellent, but the lousy weather took away from the experience...