Queenstown is famous for its base for adventure sports such as jet boating, or bungee jumping, skiing the slopes in the winter or mountain biking in the summer. For the less adventurous there are plenty of hiking trails and vineyards to visit.

Queenstown

How to get to Queenstown

Queenstown has an international airport. But most people will drive there from multiple locations of the island as they will be taking a road trip through many places such as the fox glacier or Wanaka.

Getting there from the airport

  • Bus – this is bus service linking the airport to Queenstown centre. The bus leaves every 15 minutes 

 

  • Taxi - there a multiple taxi companies that you can book online of over the phone. You can catch one from the taxi stand as well

 

                                                                     

  • Rental car – you can pick up a car from the terminal building or a company outside the airport who will prove a free shuttle for collection and drop off to the airport. Road signs are clearly posted so it’s pretty easy to get around. Probably the cheapest way to see many of the sights

 

Where to stay in Queenstown

 

Queenstown is famous for its base for adventure sports such as jet boating, or bungee jumping, skiing the slopes in the winter or mountain biking in the summer. For the less adventurous there are plenty of hiking trails and vineyards to visit.

 

Accommodation types vary a lot, there is pretty much everything here,

  • hostels,

  • motels,

  • hotels,

  • Airbnb,

  • farm stays,

  • Camp sites.

So it depends on your budget. The accommodation is pretty expensive here as it’s such a popular tourist destination.

 

 

Queenstown centre – Queenstown is small so you can stay anywhere and walk to where you want to go.  All of the tour operators are based in the centre of town, they all can offer the same trips but we found that the information centre was able to give the best advice and book our tours.

Things to do in Queenstown and surrounding:

 

  • AJ Hackett Bungee Jump – do a bungee jump from the most famous bridge in Queenstown. They also offer a couple of swings as well.

 

  • Skyline Gondola – take a ride on the skyline Gondola where o can have dinner at the top while enjoying the views

  • Gondola ride

  • Luge – take a gravity led race down a hill at the top of the mountain

  • Evening dinner as the sun sets

  • Star gazing

  • Hakka Show

 

  • Shotover Jet – take a ride on the only boat company allowed on the Shotover River. It’s a fast adrenaline fuelled jet boat ride.

 

  • The Remarkables – a mountain range used for its hiking trails, mountain biking and skiing

 

  • Lake Wanaka - 4th largest lake in New Zealand, it has a beautiful little town with many walking trails all around the lake.

 

  • Lake Wakatipu -  take an old restored steam cruise ship across this lake to admire the magnificent mounts reflecting into the still waters of the lake

 

  • Milford Sounds – located about a 4 hour drive from Queenstown, it’s the perfect place to visit to see the tranquil sights of the sea inlet. Get on a cruise ship and get up and close with the waterfalls, sea lions, penguins and dolphins.

  • Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers – a few hours away from Queenstown are fox and joseph glaciers where you can get up close to the glaciers by taking the hike trails. Other things that you can do here are:

  • Hike to fox glacier

  • Hike to Franz Josef glacier

  • Helicopter tour over the top of the glacier

  • Walk on the glaciers tours

  • Glacier hot pools – Franz Josef

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