What We Love About Queenstown

Queenstown is New Zealand's unofficial adventure capital. Thrill seekers can go bungee jumping off the Kawarau Gorge Suspension Bridge, jet-boating along the Shotover and Dart Rivers, and skydiving with above Lake Wakatipu. Head to Milford Sound to see the iconic glaciers New Zealand is synonymous with, or hop on a hot air balloon at sunrise to soak up breathtaking views of the region. Descend from the sky and cross waters aboard the historic TSS Earnslaw for a perfect view of Walter Peak, The Remarkables, and Queenstown's charming landscapes.

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Queenstown Travel Guides & Tips

First Timer's Guide to Queenstown, New Zealand

Travel to Queenstown - the adrenaline capital of the world! From picturesque views to extreme activities, this New Zealand city is a place you absolutely cannot miss! Check our guide for the best things to do and what to eat in Queenstown, New Zealand!

Felicia Malolos· 9 Jun 2018

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Adrenalin Rush

You can't visit New Zealand without braving at least one of these extreme sports

Natural Wonders

Take in outstanding scenery on a Milford Sound cruise, the Queenstown Gondola and more

Travel Planning & Preparations

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Queenstown Travel Information

About Queenstown

Queenstown is New Zealand's unofficial adventure capital. Thrill seekers can go bungee jumping off the Kawarau Gorge Suspension Bridge, jet-boating along the Shotover and Dart Rivers, and skydiving with above Lake Wakatipu.


Head to Milford Sound to see the iconic glaciers New Zealand is synonymous with, or hop on a hot air balloon at sunrise to soak up breathtaking views of the region. Descend from the sky and cross waters aboard the historic TSS Earnslaw for a perfect view of Walter Peak, The Remarkables, and Queenstown's charming landscapes.

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Local Weather

  • DEC - FEB
    22°

  • MAR - MAY
    20°

  • JUN - AUG
    10°

  • SEP - NOV
    18°

General Information

  • Time Zone
    GMT +12:00

  • Currency
    New Zealand Dollar

    1USD = 1.56NZD

  • Best Time To Visit
    • DEC - FEB

      Summer is the perfect weather for outdoor activities

    • JUL - AUG

      Skiing season

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