Holidays in Queenstown

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Top holiday (Flight+Hotel) £930
Family holiday (Flight+Hotel) £902
Romantic holiday (Flight+Hotel) £1,017
Luxury holiday (Flight+Hotel) £959
Budget holiday (Flight+Hotel) £810

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Queenstown is a lake and mountain resort located in the South Island of New Zealand. Situated next to the great Southern Alps mountain range and Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown is surrounded by outstanding natural beauty. Visitors to Queenstown can experience a wide range of outdoor activities, the world's best seafood and dramatic natural wilderness.


When to take Queenstown holidays

Queenstown has an oceanic climate with four distinct seasons throughout the year. For skiing and alpine enthusiasts, the snow season runs from June to August. To catch the summer months, an ideal time to plan Queenstown holidays would be from December to February when temperatures range between 20-25 degrees Celsius. The Queenstown Airport is conveniently located just eight kilometres from the city centre, which can easily be reached by bus, shuttle or taxi. The time zone is GMT+12.

Queenstown holidays: What to see and do

One of the highlights of Queenstown is its world renowned selection of adventure based activities. Sky diving, bungee jumping, whitewater rafting and rock climbing are just a few of the thrill seeker's favourites. Guided tours such as four wheel driving and horseback riding are also a great way to get the adreneline flowing. During the winter months, Queenstown offers the world's best slopes for skiing and snowboarding. Golf, tennis and freshwater fishing are popular year-round activities.

For holidaymakers looking for a more low key adventure, a wine tour is the perfect way to spend the day in Queenstown. The Central Otago wine region is home to over 75 wineries offering vineyard tours, biking trips and food and wine tastings. Lovers of fine dining are spoilt for choice with plenty of fantastic restaurants to choose from. On Queenstown holidays vistors can take a boat tour to enjoy magnificent views of the lakes, fiords and rivers that surround the city. Beauty and wellness treatments are also popular in Queenstown with a number of pools, spas and retreats available.

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