New Zealand

Queenstown – Best time to go

Best time to visit Queenstown

The best time of year to book a holiday in Queenstown is June to October

Most of the extreme sports are available throughout the year, while June to October bring plenty of snow sports.

Maximum Daytime Temperature – 18°C
Minimum Night Time Temperature – -7°C
Average rainfall – 92mm per month
Average daylight hours - 9

What’s the weather like in Queenstown between June and October?

Temperatures can get cold in the winter season, between June and October. There’s heavy snowfall and short days, as well as temperatures which can drop to around -5°C.

Reasons to visit Queenstown from June to October

  • The winter season is ideal for skiing, snow boarding and other winter sports
  • The après ski scene offers a range of bars and restaurants to be enjoyed, all serving delicious cuisine
  • Queenstown Winter Festival is held in June each year and features fireworks, live music, family shows and comedy
  • The Franz Josef glacier can be hiked at the beginning and very end of the winter