Queenstown is the Southern Hemisphere's premiere four season alpine and lake
resort. Nestled on the shores of Lake Wakatipu and overlooked by the majestic
Remarkables Range, Queenstown is the perfect destination all year round.
This resort town is marked by rugged mountains, majestic lakes, crystal
clear air, and destination with so much to do. The resort offers various
adventure sports from bungy jumping to wine trails, jet boating to tramping,
dining out to skiing, the tricky part is extending your stay to try and fit
everything in. So come and experience a mind blowing vacations in the city.
This small resort town experiences sub-tropical climate.
High: 22.5°C (73°F) , Low: 10.7°C
High: 8.1°C (46°F), Low: 0.1°C
Official Currency :
New Zealand Dollar (NZD); 1 NZD = 30.772 INR =
0.7074 US Dollar = 0.5822 Euro (subject to change).
Queenstown is the Southern Hemisphere's premiere four
season alpine and lake resort. Nestled on the shores of Lake Wakatipu and
overlooked by the majestic Remarkables Range, Queenstown is the perfect
destination all year round.
By Air :
Queeenstown International airport is the
international airport in the city which has major New Zealand airlines
providing daily air services to/from Auckland and Christchurch. Flight time
from Auckland, the North Island's gateway, is 1 hour, 50 minutes. Flight
time from Christchurch, the South Island's gateway, is 45 minutes. Air New
Zealand offers connecting services throughout the country to Queenstown via
an initial stop in Auckland or Christchurch.
Non-stop international flights are available year-round from Sydney,
Australia and during winter from Brisbane, Australia.
By Coach :
Daily services to/from Christchurch, Dunedin,
Invercargill, Te Anau, Milford Sound and the West Coast.
By Road : To see the place in a car is relatively easy. There are daily
scheduled coach services to/from Arrowtown and Glenorchy; and taxis, taxi
buses and tour cars operate 24 hours a day. For even better convenience one
can hire a car, moped or cycle.
The city of has very good hotels to ensure a comfortable stay for the
tourists. Mentioned below is a list of some of the hotels in the city:
star hotels in the city:
Four Seasons Motel
4 star hotels in the city:
Best Western garden Court Motorlodge
3 star hotels in the city:
Copthorne Lakefront Resort
Comfort Inn Melbourne
Major Tourist attractions
The area has stolen the hearts and imaginations since the first Maori came
in search of pounamu (greenstone) and the giant Moa bird. Recently, gold
miners, adventurers, filmmakers, wine enthusiasts, Hollywood stars and US
Presidents have been pulled to this magical region and its awesome alpine
energy. This intriguing place offers a great number of adventure sports as
Balooning : Sunrise Balloons are based in Queenstown and fly daily
if the weather permits. The complete tour takes about three hours and includes
a champagne style breakfast at the completion of the flight. Flights normally
take place in the valleys between Queenstown and Arrowtown with great views
of the lovely terrain.
Skydiving : It is the most thrilling experience one can experience
and excitement of parachute jumping in New Zealand with a tandem Skydive above
Queenstown is great.
Cruise across Lake Wakatipu : one can watch the stokers fueling the
fireboxes and hear the sound of the steam engines working as the TSS Earnslaw
takes one on a cruise of beautiful Lake Wakatipu.