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Cheap Flights to Queenstown, New Zealand. Return Flights.

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Route Cheapest Adult Fare
Auckland (AKL) to Queenstown$186Select
Wellington (WLG) to Queenstown$323Select

Queenstown Travel Information

Sitting on the shores of the stunning Lake Wakatipu, the town of Queenstown is a gem of New Zealand's South Island. Located in Otago, the town is geared up for tourists because of the skiing which goes on nearby in the winter months. From the pretty Z-shaped lake, visitors can see some of the beautiful nearby mountains, including Cecil Peak, Ben Lomond and Walter Peak. The town is associated with winter sports by New Zealanders and overseas tourists alike, but it would not be correct to say the town has nothing to do in the summer – far from it. Nevertheless, due to the popularity of activities like snow boarding and cross-country skiing, the town's hotels do get that bit busier in the winter.

One of the reasons visitors choose to come in the summer is the region's vineyards which are said to be the most southerly in the world. Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes are what the vineyards closest to Queenstown tend to produce and wine tasting experiences are a must for many visitors. Summer also has something to offer visitors looking for a thrill and paragliding and bungee-jumping are two popular summertime activities. Mountain bike hire is also a frequent choice of tourists who can enjoy easy-to-navigate mountain trails and explore some of the superb scenery without needing a car.

In recent years, Queenstown has developed more offerings for tourists seeking a relaxing stay. These days, you are just as likely to find a spa and wellness resort as an adrenaline-fuelled outdoor sports centre. There are also no less than six golf courses that are situated within half an hour's drive from the town centre. The town is also making more of its cultural heritage and visitors can expect to experience regular craft markets where local artisans display and sell their produce.

Although some of the accommodation is Queenstown is geared up for the backpacker's market, luxury hotels and serviced apartments are in plentiful supply, too. Luxury retreats and lodges can be found just out of town and, for visitors looking for a personal touch, there is a wide selection of hosted bed and breakfasts to choose from. All in all Queenstown makes for a superb holiday choice.

Did you know...

  • The longest flight to Queenstown is 1666 hrs 39 mins from Queenstown .
  • The nearest international airport to Queenstown is Lord Howe Island in Australia.
  • Queenstown has the International Air Transport Association (IATA) airport code of ZQN.
  • The closest hotel to Queenstown airport is The SPA/B which is within a km away.

What people are saying about Queenstown right now:

Twitter: From user 'bakera'
RT @SpeedBird_NCL: Air NZ scraps flights in and out of Queenstown as region deals with snow blast: https://t.co/U5uqdqEBJq #Aviation #Airpo…
Locals swarm to southern skifields after big spring snowfall - The Press
... Road and Queenstown. Repairs were under way in those areas. Schools were open again on Tuesday after closing because of the snow on Monday, and Queenstown Airport was fully operational again after more than 30 flights were cancelled on Monday.
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Several in Glenorchy may be without power overnight - Otago Daily Times
All schools in the Queenstown Lakes district were closed on Monday. At least 16 arrivals were cancelled at Queenstown Airport. Five flights landed and two more were due in the evening. Seventeen departures were cancelled, four. managed to fly out, and ...
Twitter: From user 'pandasgotyou'
RT @pandasgotyou: @FlyAirNZ @BetterOffOlone @FlyAirNZ is obviously NOT truly sorry. I have several clients and friends whose flights were…
Hundreds still without power, Glenorchy Rd open again - Otago Daily Times
The Queenstown Lakes District Council tweeted this afternoon the Glenorchy Rd would open to single lane traffic only from 3pm-7pm with stop/go in place for essential travel only. The road would be ... Five flights landed and two more were due in the ...
Cloudier skies for the north and a chilly start down south - TVNZ
Arrowtown saw an early spring snowfall overnight, 17 September 2018. Source: Sophia Purdon. Nineteen flights, both domestic and international, have been cancelled at Queenstown Airport, although it remains open. Source: James Penwell. All schools in ...
Twitter: From user 'SarahValentinaMartinez'
Snow conditions are still great in Queenstown NZ - booked flights and accom and packing tomorrow ??? #ILoveSnow
Twitter: From user 'EasyFlightRefunds'
RT @JosephAFarrell: Flights into and out of the airport have been cancelled due to snow and further delays are expected. https://t.co/58jxs…
Twitter: From user 'pandasgotyou'
@FlyAirNZ @BetterOffOlone @FlyAirNZ is obviously NOT truly sorry. I have several clients and friends whose flights… https://t.co/Fet7Ycg2TR

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