Queenstown (New Zealand)

Queenstown Travel Guide and Trip Resources

Lawrence Murray

New Zealand's adventure capital

Queenstown is a small city of 16,000 people in the Otago region of New Zealand's South Island
Dubbed the "adventure capital of the world": go hiking, skiing, parasailing, canyoning, biking, rafting...
Or just come here to enjoy the spectacular views on the Southern Alps and Lake Wakatipu

Queenstown is a town in the Otago region of New Zealand's South Island. It is spectacularly situated on the turquoise Lake Wakatipu, with the Southern Alps stretching out around it. The Remarkables mountain range is, well, the most remarkable of them all, with its highest point reaching 2,319 meters.

Tourists arrive here from all over the world (the town may be small at 16,000 people but is home to an international airport receiving flights from for instance Auckland, Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane) to go hiking, walking, or more wild options like bungee-jumping, paragliding, canyoning or rafting.

In winter people come to ski and Queenstown feels more peaceful, whereas in the summer months young people flock to it for its magnificent combination of activities and night life. The town may be small but it is after all home to 30 bars. [Review by travelindicator]

Key info

  • Queenstown is a city in New Zealand's region of Otago. It has a population of 16,600, is situated at an altitude of 1027ft and the best airport to fly into is ZQN (Queenstown, Queenstown)
  • The currency used in New Zealand is the New Zealand dollar (NZD)

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Queenstown Weather

Historical average maximum temperature per month (℉):

72 72 66 59 54 46 46 50 55 59 63 68

Historical average rainfall per month (inches):

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