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Queenstown

New Zealand

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Quick Guide

  • English
  • New Zealand dollar
  • 23 hrs
  • +13 hrs

Queenstown is the absolute jewel in New Zealand’s crown. This small yet happening city is the favourite of backpackers, adventure junkies, and scenery lovers alike.

For the most breathtaking views take the Skyline Gondola up to the top of the hill above Queenstown. There’s walking trails and mountain bike trails up there, but the best activity is just drinking in the views of the surrounding forests, lakes and mountains.

Then of course there’s the myriad of activities that earn Queenstown it’s Adventure Tourism Capital badge. There’s bungee jumping, skydiving, paragliding, zip-lining, white-water rafting, and jet boat riding, all set against mind-blowing scenery.

For something a little lower-octane and less heart-attack-inducing, there’s helicopter rides, self-drive tours, Japanese-style hot pools, and hiking. Lake Wakatipu must not be overlooked. Kayak on the lake or walk along its shore to drink in some of New Zealand’s most iconic views.

Attracting so many visitors with a thirst for adventure, Queenstown has the bar and nightlife scene to match. There’s plenty of great restaurants to line your stomach with a good meal before you dance the night away.

Queenstown Key Facts

  • English
  • New Zealand dollar
  • 23 hrs
  • +13 hrs

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Nearest Airports

  • Queenstown Airport (ZQN)
  • Alexandra Airport (ALR) - 49 miles
  • Invercargill Airport (IVC) - 69 miles
  • Milford Sound Airport (MFN) - 85 miles
  • Wanaka Airport (WKA) - 85 miles
  • Dunedin Airport (DUD) - 98 miles
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Where To Stay

Our guide to the best hotels in Queenstown.

LakeRidge Queenstown

Queenstown
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Villa Del Lago

Queenstown
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Alpen View Luxury Villa

Queenstown
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Hilton Queenstown Resort & Spa

Kelvin Heights, Queenstown
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The Rees Hotel & Luxury Apartments

Queenstown
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The Waterfront

Queenstown
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Element Escapes Luxury Apartments

Queenstown
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Crowne Plaza Queenstown

Queenstown
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Platinum Queenstown

Fern Hill, Queenstown
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Apartments @ Spinnaker Bay

Queenstown
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Heartland Hotel Queenstown

Queenstown
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The Lofts Apartments

Queenstown
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Lakeview 984 Frankton Road

Queenstown
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Sherwood

Queenstown
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Rydges Lakeland Resort Queenstown

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