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Summer (Dec – Feb): Daytime 21°C – 23°C

There’s no better time to explore Queenstown than in the summer where the warm weather lets you get out in the town, hobnobbing with locals and enjoying everything we have to offer… Take advantage of all of the adrenaline heavy activities like the Bungy jump, jet boat rides and even sky diving! If you’re looking for something less intense, just take a leisurely stroll around the Queenstown Gardens where you can pack your own picnic or grab some take-out from Fergburger and eat it on the luscious grass. But if it’s too hot then hit the beaches! Summer is a great time to take in the sights of Queenstown and its surroundings by hiking and walking the multitudes of trails on offer. Explore the tracks on your own or take a guided tour for a richer hiking experience. The streets of Queenstown have a lot to offer too with excellent cafes, restaurants, bars and shops to entice you out of the heat! Whatever it is you’re interested in Queenstown's ideal alpine climate and long summer days are perfect for an adventurous holiday.

Autumn (Mar – May): Daytime 12°C – 20°C

World famous for its iconic scenery, you'll never be short of things to do in Queenstown in autumn. Activities such as Bungy jumping, sky diving, canyon swinging, jet boating, horse trekking and river rafting all available to you all year round. Autumn is a wonderful time of year to visit this picturesque town because the trees turn incredible hues of red and gold. You can take in the beautiful surroundings by foot or bicycle with the various tracks and trails on offer. But, if nature adventure isn't what you’re after, there are plenty of other options available! Indulge yourself with spa treatments, shopping and the excellent food and wine that has made Queenstown a foodie destination. There are also plenty of beautiful little towns near Queenstown that are worth exploring in autumn. Head into the drama of the Central Otago landscape and you’ll find yourself in the adorable Arrowtown. With its village charm and romantic tree lined streets, Arrowtown is nestled alongside the gold-bear filled Arrow River rich with its gold rush days.

Winter (Jun – Aug): Daytime 13°C – 18°C

There just isn’t a better city to visit in winter like Queenstown. It’s an exciting winter destination with activities galore for the entire family! Home to four ski areas, an animated after ski culture and a food scene worthy of 5 star ratings, Queenstown is a ski bunny’s paradise! Internationally renowned for its excellent snowboarding and skiing, the four ski fields are within easy reach. Queenstown offers a variety of other fun winter sports like ice skating, snow shoeing, snowmobiling and more. While a lot of our visitors come for the snowboarding and skiing, plenty more make the trip to enjoy a unique winter holiday in this incredible alpine paradise. Queenstown offers stunning winter scenery, so you can just walk around the town and take in the views from the streets or snuggled up with a glass of wine and a loved one in one of our many restaurants. The winter event calendar offers travellers fun festivals, sporting events and family activities including the world famous Queenstown Winter Festival which attracts thousands of visitors for a ten day extravaganza!

Spring (Sep – Nov): Daytime 15°C– 19°C

Spring is a great time to ski or boat in the sun in Queenstown. While the hills are still open for skiing and snowboarding, Queenstown in spring offers events focused on food, wine, art and culture. So come hungry as Queenstown in spring is a food lover’s dream come true! A Food Art and Wine Experience runs from 1 September to 23 October and includes a range of events, with art tours and exhibitions run by Queenstown’s local cafés, restaurants, producers, winemakers and art galleries. Taste Queenstown is a food, wine and art festival held over two weekends in October (7-8 and 14-15 October) that showcases the region’s cultural heritage with live performances and fun events for the whole family. With more than 120 restaurants and cafés in the region ranging from 5 Star gourmet cuisine, microbreweries and gastro-pubs, wineries and chocolate makers whatever flavour you’re looking for, Queenstown has it.

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