• Queenstown

Queenstown Holidays

Queenstown holidays offer year-round adventure, from skiing in the winter, to wine tasting in the summer. Surrounded by some of the world’s most breath-taking landscapes, the city is a hub of activity, from watersports to hiking trails. Whether you’re looking for an adrenaline-fuelled holiday in Queenstown, or a relaxing break away, you’ll discover both in the stunning landscapes of the town.

Nestled on the shores of the glistening Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown is a hub of bustling activity, centred around the waters and rugged mountains. You’ll find plenty of activities on offer, from jet boating to kayaking and nature safaris to walking trails. Take a boat trip through the magnificent Milford Sound and see dolphins, whales and seals swimming beside the boat, or hike up The Queenstown Hill Time Walk, a fantastic 500-metre climb for stunning mountain vistas. If relaxing is your preference, hop on the Skyline Gondola and take in the sights up to Bob’s Peak.

Immerse yourself in nature on Queenstown holidays

With our Queenstown holiday packages, you can experience nature and adventure rolled into one. Hike the magnificent Milford Sound, a fiord carved by ancient glaciers, where you can kayak the shimmering waters, or sit back and take it all in on a cruise with the New Zealand Splendour Tour.

Take to the skies for unrivalled views of the city with a helicopter tour, or the Skyline Gondola over Queenstown, Lake Wakatipu and up to Bob’s Peak. Follow the trails down by bike or foot, or enjoy a romantic meal for two at the top. Queenstown is the perfect destination for families seeking the next adventure, or for basking in the glorious views on a couples retreat.

Destination Highlights
  • Travel by four-wheel drive and discover the beauty of Skippers Canyon and Lake Wakatipu
  • Catch a thrilling ride on the world-famous, exclusive Jet Boat across the Shotover River
  • Cruise across Lake Wakatipu on a vintage steamship, or take the Skyline Gondola to the top of Bob's Peak
  • Explore the majestic vistas and vineyards by foot along the Routeburn Track - one of New Zealand's Great Walks

Time Zone

+13 hours (GMT)

Flight Time

London Heathrow to Queenstown is approx 28 hours with a stop in Sydney or other destination. Flights can vary depending on the stopover and onward connection.

Currency

New Zealand dollar

Visa Information

UK citizens or passport holders do not need visas for trips up to six months

Language

English

Health Information

No mandatory vaccinations required. It's important to contact your GP for latest recommendations.

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