Surrounded by picturesque snow-capped mountain ranges on the shores of Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown’s landscape offers something for every kind of thrill seeker, from sky diving, hang gliding and bungy jumping to jet boating, white water rafting and back country 4WD tours.
It’s also a great place to relax and unwind. Enjoy a glass of award-winning Pinot Noir at one of the nearby wineries, explore Queenstown’s boutique shops or pamper yourself at one of the luxury day spas.
When you arrive, your passport must be valid for at least three months beyond your intended departure date, and if required, have a valid New Zealand visa.
From 1 October 2019, visitors from visa-waiver countries must request an Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) prior to coming to New Zealand. You may also have to pay an International Visitor Conservation and Tourism Levy (IVL). For more information on the ETA and IVL, visit Immigration New Zealand.
Before travelling to New Zealand, you need to make sure your passport is valid for at least three months longer than your expected departure date. If you come from a country that needs a New Zealand visa to enter, please be sure to apply in advance.
If you have a biometric ordinary passport (or electronic passport) and are over 12 years old, you may be able to use New Zealand Customs eGate service. This allows you to complete your Customs and Immigration checks faster so you can get on with enjoying your visit to New Zealand.
Queenstown Airport is New Zealand’s fourth busiest airport. More than 60 businesses and 700 people work across the airport precinct providing a broad range of services.
The airport provides a domestic and international entry point to Queenstown, one of the world’s premium destinations. Residents and visitors, domestic and international alike, have access to daily air services to/from Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch, as well as direct trans-Tasman services to east coast Australia.
Queenstown Taxis was the first taxi service to be established in the Wakatipu Basin and services Queenstown, Frankton, or wherever your destination may be.
For 30 years Corporate Cabs has been providing exceptional customer service and is the preferred supplier of choice for discerning travellers and business leaders.
Planning a trip is easy with Uber!
Ola has landed at Queenstown Aiport! Riders can now be picked up and dropped off right outside the terminal.
Take a ride in Queenstown’s iconic Skyline Gondola and immerse yourself in spectacular panoramic views of Queenstown and the surrounding mountains. When you get to the top, discover a host of family friendly activities on offer. Get your fix with the Skyline Luge, jump in your specialised Luge cart and take on over 800m of banked corners, tunnels & dippers.
Images courtesy of Julian Apse
Queenstown is New Zealand’s adventure capital, with a whole host of activities on land, water and in the air to thrill, challenge and inspire you. This region boasts the Southern Hemisphere’s highest bungy jump. For those who fear no height, there is skydiving, paragliding, climbing and zip lining.
Images courtesy of AJ Hackett
Combine the classic New Zealand invention of jet boating with exhilarating adventure and stunning Queenstown landscapes. A short drive from Queenstown lies the turquoise Shotover River, which winds through towering canyons and huge rocks.
Images courtesy of Shotover Jet
Images courtesy of Over The Top Helicopters
Images courtesy of Miles Holden
The Gibbston Valley, also known as the ‘Valley of the Vines’, is one of the most scenic wine growing areas you’ll ever encounter. The high altitude area is subject to cold winters, hot dry summers and a huge night-to-day temperature range. These challenging conditions have led to superb wines, worldwide recognition and an avalanche of international awards.
Images courtesy of Miles Holden
Your restaurant table looks across a long alpine lake towards steep snow-capped mountains. A dish of New Zealand duck or lamb arrives as you swirl a full-bodied pinot noir with warming aromas of fruits. This is a typical dining experience in Queenstown – rich and surrounded by beauty.
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