Flights to Queenstown

Get your heart racing with adventures and sightseeing in one of the most beautiful places on earth.

Often touted as the adventure capital of New Zealand, Queenstown is packed with exciting things to do and places to see. There's also a quieter, more relaxed side to this alpine resort. There's a much-acclaimed wine region right on the doorstep, an impressive network of biking trails and the historic village of Arrowtown, which makes a delightful day trip. The Southern Lakes region is particularly beautiful as the autumn colours sweep through the valleys.

Things to do in Queenstown

Born as an 1860s goldmining camp, Queenstown is the southern hemisphere's premier all-seasons alpine resort. It's loved for huge scenery, big thrills and decadent luxury activities, as well as stylish accommodation, shops, bars and eating establishments.

The town perches at the edge of pristine Lake Wakatipu and is watched over by the towering Remarkables mountain range. There are two ways to fully appreciate the dramatic alpine setting: you can take a lake cruise on the historic Earnslaw steamship or catch the Skyline Gondola to the top of Bob's Peak. Prepare to be gobsmacked by the power of the scenery.

Your adventures don't have to be wild and scary. Queenstown is also a grand place for mellow adventures, particularly golf.

Queenstown is as beautiful in winter as it is in the summer, with each season providing a fresh version of the incredible landscape. The annual Winter Fest is a popular time to visit and there are two family-friendly ski fields near the town. At other times of the year, adventure is always on the menu - and it doesn't have to be wild and scary; Queenstown is also a grand place for mild and mellow adventures, particularly golf.

There's a strong international influence in downtown Queenstown, which you can experience through a superb choice of bars and restaurants. There's also the iconic Fergburger to wrap your jaws around, proclaimed by some to be the best burger in the world. Those who love to shop will find global brands, as well as local fashion creativity from New Zealand's top clothing designers.

Essential information

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Best time to go

Queenstown is great at any time of the year. Choose winter if you love snow sports, autumn for its colour show, spring for freshness and summer for golden weather.

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How much will it cost?

Not including air travel and hotels, you should allow about USD $100 to $150 a day per person for food and entertainment.

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There are no mandatory vaccinations required for visitors to New Zealand.

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You might need a visa to holiday in New Zealand, depending on where you're from and how long you're staying. See the visa-waiver list.

Cheap flights to Queenstown

Auckland (AKL) to Queenstown (ZQN)

1h 50m



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Wellington (WLG) to Queenstown (ZQN)

1h 20m



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Christchurch (CHC) to Queenstown (ZQN)




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*Flight times are based on the fastest route available.
**Indirect flights may also be available for this route.

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