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Days get long in summer—really long. With 17 hours of daylight at your disposal, you can finally get to everything on your to-do list: hiking through the valleys, cycling down rocky trails, kayaking across shimmering lakes, and taking a thrilling ride through narrow gorges on a jet boat. Back in Queenstown, the streets swell with a cosmopolitan mix of travelers.
Escape the heat by whitewater rafting on the torrential currents of the Shotover River, or with relaxing swims in the calm waters of Lake Wakatipu.
Summer is a great time to take day trips to the Glenorchy Basin, where spectacular landscapes straight out of Lord of the Rings make it the ultimate horseback riding paradise. Spend the hours wandering past ancient beech forests, bucolic farmlands, and glacial rivers.
Don’t skip the sunblock, even if you’re out and about early in the day. While mornings are chillier, the glare can be just as extreme thanks to the clear skies and strong sunlight.
The quietest time to visit Queenstown, the summertime crowds dwindle as the days grow shorter. Meanwhile, forests and gardens all over the region are ablaze in red, orange, and gold, making this one of the most beautiful times to explore the rolling countryside.
Photographers won’t want to miss the intense foliage and the festive energy of the annual Arrowtown Autumn Festival. There are street performers, colorful parades, and the buzz of markets selling local foods and handicrafts.
Don’t miss the annual grape harvest, which typically starts the last week of April. Sample the region’s award-winning pinot noir and tour the tousled vine fields where workers pick the best of the season.
The cooler weather calls for riverside walks—ideally, with a hot chocolate in hand. Down at Queenstown’s Main Town Pier, watch the high-powered Big Yellow jet boats depart in bubbling white streams at the top of the hour. You can even take your own 360-degree spin with the family.
Winter brings with it the arrival of the long-awaited ski season in Queenstown. There’s plenty to savor: blue skies, crisp temperatures, and world-class slopes. And you’re in luck, because winter happens to be the cheapest time to visit Queenstown. Hotels, rental cars, and outdoor excursions are at their lowest prices of the year.
Don’t be deceived by the warmer weather in Central Queenstown. Gear up with a thick winter jacket when you head south for the mountain slopes—communities in Coronet Peak’s shadow can feel colder during the daytime.
Ever imagined skiing under the stars with the slopes illuminated by powerful spotlights? Give it a try at Coronet Peak, the only place in New Zealand that offers this unique activity. Bonus: it’s the perfect chance to clink glasses and rub shoulders with the festive après-ski crowd.
Soak away winter’s frost at natural hot pools or in luxurious hot tubs at the hotels and spas. You might even want to make it a post-dinner ritual.
Springtime is defined by three words: Do. It. All. The alpine peaks stay ski-friendly until October, while the hiking trails through the lush valleys are lined with wildflowers. The days are longer and the temperatures are warmer, but passing clouds can quickly turn sunny days into spring showers. Expect a more chill vibe, as you’re dodging peak summer crowds.
Pack plenty of layers, as the weather’s always changing. Bring along a warm jacket for when you’re up in the hills, and something light and breezy for when you’re in the valleys and downtown.
This is a world-class wine region, so stop by Gibbston Valley for the full wine country experience. Sample an award-winning Pinot Noir al fresco amid vibrant wildflowers and warm sunshine.
Love a challenge? Hike up the hour-long Tiki Trail to Bob’s Peak, where stands of shady pine trees open up to sprawling views of Lake Wakatipu and the rest of Queenstown. Arrive at the Skyline Gondola lookout point and take the one-way ride down, or opt for a fast track down the biking trails at nearby Queenstown Bike Park.
Hotels near the sights
- Coronet Peak Ski ResortCoronet Peak ski field in Queenstown, New Zealand it's the home of Night Skiing and the ultimate winter playground for skiers and snowboarders of all levels. The terrain offers a diverse range of runs, from beginner-friendly slopes to expert-level challenges, making it the perfect destination for all abilities. The facilities are modern and well-maintained, providing a comfortable and enjoyable experience for all visitors. The views from the top of the mountain are simply breathtaking, and the Gondola ride is a must-do if you're not skiing. Rental equipment and lessons are also available, making it easy for first-time visitors to hit the slopes. The ski field is easily accessible from Queenstown, making it a convenient option for those looking to hit the slopes. Overall, Coronet Peak is a fantastic ski area that offers something for everyone, making it a great choice for your next ski trip, and it's not just a ski destination but also a sightseeing destination.Read more
- Queenstown MallRead more
- BuzzstopBuzzstop is Queenstown’s home for all things Bees and Honey. A one-stop shop to taste and purchase a fantastic selection of Kiwi honey’s from all corners of NZ. make your own honey candles,some natural honey soaps.or Experience seeing 1000's of bees through a glass walled observation hive, or try activities including spin-your-own-honey tour and for the more adventures try bee-a-bee-keeper tour.Read more
- Queenstown CemeteryRead more
- St Peter's Anglican ChurchRead more
- Vesta Design BoutiqueVesta Design Boutique is Queenstown's premiere gift and design store, showcasing the finest examples of New Zealand gifts. Each room offers a different theme for customers to enjoy. Gifts include artwork by local artists including Emma Kate Moore, Love Thy Land & Bridget Hall, jewellery by Louise Douglas, Lola Loves Queenstown & Stone Arrow...candles, honey, gift cards, chocolates, children gifts, books & fashion. Not to mention our David Trubridge Lighting showroom! Set within "Williams Cottage" Queenstown's oldest house, built in 1864, the cottage is a unique space within itself of great historical value. If you are looking for something different and unique, you're in the right place. Gatto's churros is located in the gardens and offers the best coffee, beverages and Churros in Queenstown. Welcome to our world. We hope you like it!Read more
- Moa StatueRead more
- Historic Skippers SchoolRead more
- Ben Lomond LavenderWe are open by appointment from 10am to 4pm from October - April. Please call ahead to arrange a time to visit our lavender farm.Read more
- Frankton TrailRead more
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- Hulbert House, The Spire Hotel Queenstown, and Eichardt's Private Hotel are some of the most popular hotels for travelers looking to stay near Queenstown Gardens. See the full list: Hotels near Queenstown Gardens.
- Queenstown Holiday Park Creeksyde, Peppers Beacon Queenstown, and Swiss-Belresort Coronet Peak are all popular resorts for travelers staying in Queenstown. See the full list: Queenstown Resorts.
- Popular hotels close to Kiwi Park include Queenstown Park Boutique Hotel, Queenstown Holiday Park Creeksyde, and The Dairy Private Hotel by Naumi Hotels. See the full list: Hotels near Kiwi Park.
- Popular luxury hotels in Queenstown include Hulbert House, Matakauri Lodge, and Azur. See the full list: Queenstown Luxury Hotels.
- Popular hotels close to Frankton Airport include Ramada Suites by Wyndham Queenstown Remarkables Park, Hilton Queenstown Resort & Spa, and DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Queenstown. See the full list: Hotels near Frankton Airport.
- A few of the most popular hotels near Coronet Peak Ski Resort are Millbrook Resort, Nugget Point, and Arrowtown House Boutique Hotel. See the full list: Hotels near Coronet Peak Ski Resort.
- Popular cheap hotels in Queenstown include Queenstown Holiday Park Creeksyde, Kamana Lakehouse, and Ramada Suites by Wyndham Queenstown Remarkables Park. See the full list: Cheap Hotels in Queenstown.
- Matakauri Lodge, Kamana Lakehouse, and The Rees Hotel, Luxury Apartments and Lakeside Residences have a spa and received excellent reviews from travelers in Queenstown. See the full list: Queenstown Spa Resorts.
- Queenstown Park Boutique Hotel, Eichardt's Private Hotel, and Queenstown Holiday Park Creeksyde all received great reviews from families traveling in Queenstown. See the full list: Queenstown Family Hotels.
- Hulbert House, Matakauri Lodge, and Azur received great reviews from travelers looking for a romantic hotel in Queenstown. See the full list: Romantic Hotels in Queenstown.
- Some of the most popular hotels with a pool in Queenstown include QT Queenstown, Coronet View Apartments, and Heritage Queenstown. See the full list: Hotels with a Pool in Queenstown.