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Queenstown sits on the shores of the South Island’s Lake Wakatipu, set against the dramatic Southern Alps. Renowned for adventure sports, such as bungee jumping off Kawarau Gorge Suspension Bridge and jet-boating on the Shotover and Dart rivers, it’s also a base for exploring the region’s vineyards and historic mining towns.

Originally inhabited by New Zealand's native Maori people, Queenstown was later settled by sheep farmers in the 1850s before the discovery of gold on the banks of the Shotover River in 1862, which transformed the site into a thriving prospect town. Today Queenstown's residents welcome over 2 million visitors a year.

During spring, the sun shines from early morning until 7-8pm, thawing winter’s touch, with daytime temperatures ranging between 8°C and 22°C. The days start to get longer and warmer and while you still need to pack a coat, there are plenty of sunshine hours to enjoy Queenstown.

For more information visit: Queenstown, New Zealand


Tēnā koutou katoa ngā whānui o tea o, nau mai, haere mai ki Aotearoa. Greetings to all the peoples of the world, welcome to New Zealand.

New Zealand is a sophisticated and unspoilt land with truly breath-taking scenery. One minute you can be soaking in natural thermal pools or scaling glorious mountains, the next you are enjoying fine dining in absolute luxury. It is 100% pure – pure nature, pure adventure, pure relaxation – no wonder it is the envy of the world. The modern urban lifestyle, stable political environment and friendly people attract millions of visitors every year, and they keep coming back. Our primary language is English and our exchange rate tends to benefit visitors. Come visit us. Live and breathe the Kiwi way of life for a while and see why some don’t want to leave Aotearoa, the ‘Land of the Long White Cloud’.

For further Information about New Zealand visit PureNZ or Tourism NZ


Queenstown Airport is located in Frankton, Otago, New Zealand, and serves the town of Queenstown. The airport is 8 km or a 20-30 minute drive from the Queenstown CBD depending on traffic. 

Address: Sir Henry Wigley Dr, Frankton, Queenstown 9300
Code: ZQN
Phone: 03-450 9031

Flying times to/from Queenstown

Auckland to Queenstown

1 hour 50 minutes

Wellington to Queenstown

1 hour 20 minutes

Christchurch to Queenstown

1 hour

Driving times to and from Queenstown

Driving times



Picton to Queenstown


11 hrs 30 mins

Nelson City to Queenstown


5 hrs 16 mins

Christchurch to Queenstown

483 km

6 hrs

Dunedin to Queenstown


3 hr 30 mins

Invercargill to Queenstown

187 km

3 hrs

Local Taxis 

Queenstown Taxis
Ph: +64 3 450 3000

Green Cabs - Queenstown
Freephone: 0800 464 7336

Queenstown Water Taxis
Ph: +64 3 441 1124

Public Transport

Connectabus provide a bus service around Queenstown and the surrounding areas. Click here: 
www.connectabus.com to view full timetables and fares.