New Zealand’s favourite winter playground, Queenstown is a magnet for both domestic and international tourists.
The Southern Hemisphere ski season generally starts in mid-June and (depending on weather conditions) runs until October.
Getting to Queenstown
Queenstown is a scenic 7 hour drive from Christchurch – the South Island’s major gateway city. You can also fly direct to Queenstown from major Australian destinations like Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, as well as a wide selection of New Zealand destinations.
There are a wide range of Queenstown accommodation options to suit any style of travel. For the budget-conscious, there are many backpacker hostels to choose from. Families will appreciate the wide range of motel and apartment accommodation. And at the top of the market, you’ll find world class luxury accommodation and hotels.
After a day of skiing or snowboarding, there’s no shortage of apres ski fun in Queenstown! Downtown Queenstown pumps with bars and restaurants; or for a quieter come-down, enjoy pampering at a local spa.
For more information on skiing and snowboarding in Queenstown visit the official Destination Queenstown website - www.queenstownnz.co.nz.
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