Top attractions 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!
Really one of the most beautiful lakes on the planet. On a sunny day, a trip here will not be forgotten.
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.
If you feel like a spot of gambling, then definitely head over to Skycity Casino and try your luck.
This fast flowing river is fantastic for thrill seeking tourists who can book on adventure tours.
This is a fantastic backpacking track for tourists and is accessible all year round.
These mountains are visible from Queenstown, and are worth heading to for walking or other adventure activities.
New Zealand's third largest lake, and at the feet of The Remarkables, the views here are breathtaking.
Another great backpacking track, popular with tourists - why not book onto a guided trip?
This national park is truly remarkable, and a great place to visit when in the region.
Another lake worth visiting, with plenty to see and do for tourists.
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.
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.
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- 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
It was the best quality cruise for the value and the best travel for distance to see the other end of Lake Wakatipu. Excellent commentary by the Captain of the vessel and amazing scenery. The crew was also awesome and very friendly and accomodating. The trip was an hour and a half long and good value for money. Was safe for people of all ages. Blankets were offered for those who chose to stay outside for the duration of the trip if needed. Great photo opportunities. Also had the option of either being inside or outside viewing. was a very smooth sail.
Super fun & super sunny. Great size group & enthusiastic driver. Was an early morning but totally worth it! Picture stops were fantastic & food stops were cute (lambs!) Didn’t know what to expect re Hooker Valley Track but was super doable & breathtaking! Would 100% redo this route. Great for solo travellers & couples.
An amazing trip with the best Guide! Funny and Quirky was a great time! Super fun and informative! Plenty of stops to overcome tiredness the bus (from someone who has motion sickness) Alongside more than enough time to enjoy the views in the hotspots and take photos and just take in the nature and scene!
Coach driver Pauly and Cruise captain Callum were top notch. They were informative cheerful and gave great commentary throughout the tour. The picnic lunch had a variety of food and was more than adequate in size. Numerous stops for photo opportunities was appreciated by all.
Paulie the tour guide/driver was an amazing guide, full of stories and facts but also giving us quiet time to read or snooze during the drive. Plenty of long breaks and great sights. Would 100000% do it again!