Queenstown for all seasons

Queenstown, New Zealand, is the Southern Hemisphere’s premier four season lake and alpine resort. Surrounded by majestic mountains and nestled on the shores of crystal clear Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown’s stunning scenery is inspiring and revitalising.

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Winter in Queenstown

Enjoy a winter holiday to Queenstown. With four ski fields all within easy driving distance it is the best choice for a ski holiday.  The days are short and the nights long with tempertures ranging from 10 to -2.  There are a multitude of winter events going on through the period starting with the Queenstown Winter Festival usually held in the last week of June.

Summer in Queenstown

Our enviable alpine climate and long leisurely days are ideal for adventurous holidays and fantastic outdoor summer living.

 Queenstown is an appealing summer holiday destination with long, hot days and plenty of activities to occupy your entire family, from swimming and camping to shopping and nightlife.

Summer days in Queenstown are long and leisurely. The mid-summer sun rises as early as 5am and dusk rolls in around 10pm, so you'll have plenty of daylight hours to explore. Daytime temperatures range between 20oC and 30oC, making Queenstown your perfect summer playground.

 The region is also a scenic backdrop for international, national and local music concerts and highly competitive sports and racing events. Take a closer look and you’ll also find an array of events, markets, performances, festivals, family events and much, much more.

A trip up the Skyline Gondola is a must do during your visit to Queenstown. One of the first sights to captivate visitors to Queenstown is the distinctive outline of the Skyline complex high above town.
Located an easy 5 minute walk from central Queenstown and exclusively accessed by a the gondola, Skyline Queenstown is a 'must-see' attraction during your visit to Queenstown, New Zealand.

Relive the elegance of turn-of-the-century travel with a cruise on Queenstown’s iconic vintage steamship TSS Earnslaw.

Launched in 1912, the TSS Earnslaw is the grandest vessel ever to ply Lake Wakatipu. Today, the TSS Earnslaw is believed to be the only coal-fired passenger-carrying vessel still operating in the southern hemisphere.

The TSS Earnslaw makes several trips daily across Lake Wakatipu to Walter Peak High Country Farm.