Queenstown is the southern hemisphere’s premier four season lake and alpine resort.
A world renowned travel destination, Queenstown attracts 2 million plus visits every year. Visitors come from all over the world to experience our awe-inspiring scenery, search for adventure, seek out relaxation and rejuvenation, or just to breathe our pure mountain air.
Getting to Queenstown and exploring the area is easy. The centre of Queenstown is located on the edge of Lake Wakatipu and is within 15 minutes’ drive of Queenstown International Airport. Many attractions and accommodation options are situated in and around town centre making it ideal for exploring on foot.
With four very distinct and beautiful seasons, there are plenty of fantastic reasons why Queenstown is great to visit at any time of the year.
Seasons & climate:
Dates: 1 Sep – 30 Nov
Ave temp: 8°C – 22°C
Weather: A little unpredictable – a mixture of sunshine and the occasional spring shower.
Dates: 1 Dec – 28 Feb
Ave temp: 20° – 30°C
Weather: Long, sunny days. In mid-summer, dawn breaks at 5am and dusk settles around 10pm.
Dates: 1 Mar – 31 May
Ave temp: 12°C 25°C
Weather: Clear, settled days with cool evenings
Dates: 1 Jun – 31 Aug (ski from around June 9th to early October)
Ave temp: 0°C (or colder) – 8°C
Weather: Frosty mornings, clear blue skies, snowfall and cold temperatures.