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Published: 3 August 2019
Last Updated: 24 September 2019

Queenstown was carved out from the property by glaciers, rivers and lakes, but it's been shaped by innovative adventurers and entrepreneurs from New Zealand and around the globe. Getting to Queenstown is simple whether you choose to fly, drive or catch a bus. Queenstown International Airport receives daily direct flights from around New Zealand and Australia's major ports, and good road access on important New Zealand Highway makes driving to Queenstown a simple and beautiful encounter. Assessing the region once you are in Queenstown is straightforward with a variety of local transport options.

Where is Queenstown?

Queenstown is based in the south west corner of the southern island of New Zealand and it is very available with numerous daily direct flights from all New Zealand's main centers as well as direct scheduled services from Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and Coolangatta in Australia. Queenstown international airfield is located just fifteen minutes from downtown Queenstown and links into the city center with shuttles, taxi cab services, buses and rental cars. For visitors that chose to drive, inducing the beautiful Southern Scenic Trail through Otago and Southland is a gorgeous way to arrive in Queenstown or meander down the South Island from the west coast or Canterbury, taking your time to take in the scenery along the way.

Queenstown is encompassed by magnificent neighboring regions, making it the ideal base for exploring the South Lakes and the lower South Island of New Zealand. The Southern Lakes region, In the south west corner of the south island of New Zealand, is a varied region made up of breathtaking scenery and awesome landscapes, with many beautiful cities populating the region. Together with Queenstown, Arrowtown, Glenorchy, Kingston, Wanaka and Fiordland make up the impressive Southern Lakes region. All these gorgeous cities has a special identity, friendly people, are set against a background of top notch landscapes and are wonderful places to visit.

The area has a colourful and rich history along with also a pioneering and entrepreneurial spirit which has helped shape the region as a significant tourism hub today. The world famous landscapes offer the background for several attractions, adventure activities, nature tours and a massive range of experiences. Queenstown is the best base to explore the Southern Lakes area and beyond. Queenstown is easily available via New Zealand's main highways, bus routes and Queenstown International Airport, also offers a selection of excellent accommodation and services, from transportation to visitor information centers, to ensure you're well equipped to explore our region.


  • adventure queenstown hostel
  • jucy snooze
  • sir cedrics tahuna pod hostel
  • haka lodge
  • absoloot value
  • the flaming kiwi backpacker

Places to eat

  • ferg burger
  • big fig
  • tatsumi
  • blue kanu
  • muskets and moonshine
  • pedro's house of lamb
  • the bunker

Things to do

  • skyline & Luge
  • wine tours
  • milford sounds cruise and tour
  • mount cook
  • jet boating
  • cruises


  • Queenstown Gym
  • Snap Fitness Queenstown 24/7
  • Industrial Fitness
  • Alpine Health & Fitness
  • Crossfit Queenstown
  • Flex Fitness Queenstown 24 Hour Gym
  • Remarkable Women's Health and Fitness
  • Bodyhub Gym

Places to walk and see

  • Queenstown Hill Loop
  • Tiki Trail
  • Ben Lomond Walkway
  • Queenstown Gardens and CBD café shopping trail
  • Frankton Arm Walkway
  • Sunshine Bay Track
  • Lake Hayes Loop
  • Tobin’s Track
  • Sawpit Gully
  • Arrow River Trail
Article by: Brett
Category : Towns & Cities

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