Whether you’re coming for sightseeing or adventuring, Queenstown is one of the most ideal holiday destinations in New Zealand year-round.
What month or season gets you fantastic weather and great deals? The truth is, it’s always the best time to visit Queenstown! Choose the dates of your next trip with our helpful Queenstown travel guide.
The best time to visit Queenstown is...all-year-round!
When planning your Queenstown trip, considering each day’s average temperature is essential. Check with the local meteorology service to stay up-to-date.
Cost and Prices:
Booking in Queenstown’s shoulder seasons is a great way to take advantage of off-peak season prices.
Where to Stay:
Queenstown offers luxurious town-centre hotels, authentic rural B&Bs, backpacker hostels, and family-friendly motels. Book early to get the best deals.
Months: March, April and May
For a quieter period with sunny weather, the best time to go to Queenstown is in autumn. However, make sure you bring plenty of layers to stay warm with the ever-changing weather in Queenstown.
Ride the Skyline Gondola:
Take a scenic ride in the Skyline Gondola up to Bob's Peak, where you can expect jaw-dropping views of Coronet Peak, The Remarkables, and Queenstown.
Go on a Hike:
Queenstown is an ideal base for hiking the Great Walks of New Zealand. Hike routes include the Routeburn and Milford Tracks and the iconic Ben Lomond. If hiking isn’t your thing, take a bike ride along the Arrowtown to Gibbston Valley trail.
Go Ziplining, bungy jumping, or do a Canyon Swing: