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4.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed on 19 Sept 2021
Good location backpacker
"Room clean."
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Dec - Feb

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Mar - May

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With soaring peaks, spectacular valleys, and rushing rivers just a quick drive away, Queenstown has plenty of thrilling activities that you'll finally be able to cross off your bucket list. Budget travelers will enjoy staying in affordable hotels and holiday lodges in Central Queenstown, while family travelers can splurge on luxury resorts available closer to the southern coastline. This bustling township gives you easy access to skydiving centers, famous trails like Ben Lomond, with high-altitude ski destinations like Coronet Peak. Further south, smaller suburban communities like Arthur's Point, Arrowtown, and Glenorchy offer B&Bs and spa resorts in the wine-growing countryside. These are handy rest stops between all the skiing, hiking, bungee jumping, and wine tasting you'll be doing.
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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.

Mar - May
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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.

Jun - Aug
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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.

Sep - Nov
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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.

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Hotels near the sights

  • Lake Wakatipu
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  • Kiwi Park
    Explore our 5-acre oasis at the Kiwi Park. A family-owned and operated wildlife centre in the heart of Queenstown, dedicated to saving our endangered wildlife species. We have over 20 species of native wildlife on display, including New Zealand's national icon, the Kiwi and our living fossil, the Tuatara See Kiwi Live Everyday! Kiwi Encounters: 10am, 12pm, 1.30pm & 4.30pm (Late April-Sep) 10am, 12pm, 2pm, 3pm & 5pm (Oct-Late April) Live Bird and Conservation Show: 11am & 3pm (Late April-Sep) 11am, 1.30pm & 4pm (Oct-Late April) Maximum occupancy in Kiwi House 50 people, token given on arrival on first served basis. Token collection is compulsory 10 minutes before the Kiwi Encounter, unless sold out.
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  • Ben Lomond Track
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  • Coronet Peak Ski Resort
    Coronet 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.
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  • Time Tripper Queenstown
    Looking for something to do in Queenstown for the family? Hold on to your seats, we’re taking you back to the beginning on a journey through time and legend! Head down under the Main Town Pier and travel back to a time when dinosaurs roamed the earth, learn about how Lake Wakatipu was carved out by a giant glacier and experience the adventure activities you can do in Queenstown, all from the comfort of your seat. Time Tripper is a state-of-the-art animated show that takes you on a journey through time and legend, where you experience 90 million years in under 30 minutes. The show is approximately 12 minutes long, with 10-15 minutes of underwater viewing available after the show, where you can see the diving ducks, slinky eels and rainbow & brown trout.
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  • Moke Lake
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  • The Remarkables Ski Area
    This property is temporarily closed. Queenstowns alpine ski area, the Remarkables are welcoming and relaxed for beginners and challenging for the more experienced.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Queenstown hotels

Hulbert House, The Dairy Private Hotel by Naumi Hotels, and The Central Private Hotel By Naumi Hotels are some of the most popular hotels for travellers 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 travellers staying in Queenstown. See the full list: Queenstown Resorts.

Popular hotels close to Kiwi Park include Queenstown Park Boutique Hotel, The Dairy Private Hotel by Naumi Hotels, and Queenstown Holiday Park Creeksyde. See the full list: Hotels near Kiwi Park.

Popular luxury hotels in Queenstown include Hulbert House, Queenstown Park Boutique Hotel, 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 Nomad Safaris are Hulbert House, Queenstown Park Boutique Hotel, and The Dairy Private Hotel by Naumi Hotels. See the full list: Hotels near Nomad Safaris.

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.

Rosewood Matakauri, Kamana Lakehouse, and The Rees Hotel, Luxury Apartments and Lakeside Residences have a spa and received excellent reviews from travellers in Queenstown. See the full list: Spa Resorts Queenstown.

Queenstown Park Boutique Hotel, The Central Private Hotel By Naumi Hotels, and Eichardt's Private Hotel all received great reviews from families travelling in Queenstown. See the full list: Family Hotels Queenstown.

Hulbert House, Queenstown Park Boutique Hotel, and Azur received great reviews from travellers looking for a romantic hotel in Queenstown. See the full list: Romantic Hotels 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.

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