A city that is equal parts daring and serene, there is never any shortage of things to do in Queenstown. If you like to stay active, you can tramp through Glenorchy or take a jet boat ride through Shotover River Canyons.
If you prefer peace and quiet, this marvellous city also offers pampering at the Aspects Day Spa, and days spent browsing through the numerous museums, such as the Toi o Tahuna and the Artbay Gallery.
Whether seeking adventure or relaxation, tourists love this destination, so cheap flights to Queenstown are easy to find throughout the year.
Best time to go to Queenstown
The peak season in Queenstown lands in December to February, then again in June to August. The winter months boast many exciting outdoor activities, such as skiing and snowboarding through Coronet Peak, and cultural events like the Māori New Year, Matariki.
The summer months are a great time to take advantage of the warmth and visit the Underwater Observatory, take a bicycle tour through the Otago Central Rail Trail, or raft through the Kawarau River.
The shoulder season, which begins in September and ends in November, is a great time to visit. Not only does the price of flights to Queenstown drop, but the city sees a lull in tourism. The climate is mild and beautiful during this period, making it an excellent time to take a leisurely Queenstown Garden Tour, spend a day at the GVW Winery, or browse the unique wares at O’Connel’s Shopping Centre.
Flights are at their cheapest from March to May. Although there are fewer tourists around, there is still plenty to do both indoors and out. For example, you can spend some time playing at the Skycity Queenstown Casino, or experience the natural beauty of the area by taking a Skyline Gondola.
Queenstown Airport and transfer information
Queenstown Airport (ZQN)
Distance: 12km to the city centre
The Connectabus service is one of the best ways to get to your destination, as it is not only inexpensive, but only takes about 20 minutes to arrive. Local buses and the Super Shuttle are also available, but can vary in both price and arrival times. If you require more flexibility, you can also rent a car or limousine, or take a taxi.
Online resources for your travel to Queenstown
The Queenstown Airport website provides details on flights, in-airport facilities, and ground transport.
The official Weather.com website provides daily, weekly and monthly forecasts.