Queenstown travel guide

Queenstown Tourism | Queenstown Guide

You're Going to Love Queenstown

With a population of 10.442, Queenstown is a must-see destination in Otago, New Zealand. It is one of the most popular cities to visit in the country. We recommend you stay at least 3 days in order to fully appreciate everything Queenstown has to offer.

Where to Eat in Queenstown

If you’re looking for affordable options, Threesixty Restaurant and Bar - Crowne Plaza Queenstown (93 Beach Street) and Madam Woo - Queenstown (5 Lower Ballarat Street Q) are great picks.

When to visit Queenstown

Queenstown in November
Estimated hotel price
₹ 3493
1 night at 3-star hotel
Queenstown in November
Estimated hotel price
₹ 3493
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Queenstown in January, when the average temperature is 15 °C, and the highest can go up to 22 °C. The coldest month, on the other hand, is June, when it can get as cold as -1 °C, with an average temperature of 3 °C. You’re likely to see more rain in January, when precipitation is around 80 mm. In contrast, June is usually the driest month of the year in Queenstown, with an average rainfall of 50 mm.

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How to Get to Queenstown

Plane

When flying to Queenstown, you’ll arrive at Queenstown Intl (ZQN), which is located 6 km from the city centre. The shortest flight to Queenstown from India departs from Bengaluru and takes around 27h 05m.

Plane

When flying to Queenstown, you’ll arrive at Queenstown Intl (ZQN), which is located 6 km from the city centre. The shortest flight to Queenstown from India departs from Bengaluru and takes around 27h 05m.

Airports near Queenstown

Airlines serving Queenstown

British Airways
Good (4,676 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (2,235 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,113 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,988 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,406 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (6,070 reviews)
Finnair
Good (839 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (932 reviews)
Alaska Airlines
Excellent (5,808 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (839 reviews)
ANA
Excellent (495 reviews)
China Eastern
Good (64 reviews)
LATAM Airlines
Good (945 reviews)
Air China
Good (34 reviews)
Qantas Airways
Good (556 reviews)
EVA Air
Excellent (886 reviews)
American Airlines
Good (5,740 reviews)
Virgin Atlantic
Good (488 reviews)
Air New Zealand
Excellent (315 reviews)
Hawaiian Airlines
Good (1,608 reviews)
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Where to stay in Queenstown

From 5-star hotels such as the QT Queenstown to great affordable options like the Lylo Queenstown, Queenstown offers a range of accommodations for every taste. Average rates range from around ₹ 14,034 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to ₹ 34,203 and up for a 5-star experience. If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include Haka Lodge Queenstown and Lakeside Motel - Queenstown. There are also lots of holiday rental options in Queenstown, with prices from ₹ 1,501 to ₹ 100,102 per night. Fernhill is the neighbourhood with the highest amount of rentals to choose from. On average, holiday rentals in Queenstown are about 18% cheaper than a hotel room in the city.

Where to stay in popular areas of Queenstown

Most booked hotels in Queenstown

Crowne Plaza Queenstown
4 stars
Excellent (8.2, Excellent reviews)
₹ 13,757+
Hilton Queenstown Resort & Spa
5 stars
Excellent (8.1, Excellent reviews)
₹ 10,934+
Novotel Queenstown Lakeside
4 stars
Good (7.9, Good reviews)
₹ 11,984+

Hiring a car in Queenstown

Hiring a car in Queenstown costs ₹ 3,744 per day, on average, or ₹ 11,231 if you want to hire it for 3 days. Hertz, Budget and Yes Rentals are the agencies with the best reviews in the city. The most popular location to hire a car in Queenstown is the Snap Rentals branch at Terminal Building, which is 6 km from the city centre.

You’re likely to save money by hiring your car at the airport: locations in the city are, on average, 33% more expensive than at Queenstown Intl.

Expect to pay ₹ 148 per litre in Queenstown (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between ₹ 1,772 and ₹ 2,362. Intermediate (Hyundai Elantra or similar) is the most popular car type to hire in Queenstown, while also 53% cheaper than other types, on average.

Hiring a car in Queenstown costs ₹ 3,744 per day, on average, or ₹ 11,231 if you want to hire it for 3 days. Hertz, Budget and Yes Rentals are the agencies with the best reviews in the city. The most popular location to hire a car in Queenstown is the Snap Rentals branch at Terminal Building, which is 6 km from the city centre.

You’re likely to save money by hiring your car at the airport: locations in the city are, on average, 33% more expensive than at Queenstown Intl.

Expect to pay ₹ 148 per litre in Queenstown (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between ₹ 1,772 and ₹ 2,362. Intermediate (Hyundai Elantra or similar) is the most popular car type to hire in Queenstown, while also 53% cheaper than other types, on average.