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The best time to visit Queenstown is the summer (December through February), when the long, sunny days make outdoor excursions enjoyable. Because of the sheer number of outdoorsy activities offered in the summertime, you can expect some moderate crowds and busy hotels. Spring (September to November) and fall (March to May) yield unpredictable weather conditions, while winter (June through August) is prime for powder hounds.
Getting around Queenstown is super easy with a wealth of options such as public buses, taxis, airport shuttles, track shuttles, ski field shuttles and water taxi. The public buses have the most extensive public transport service in Queenstown is the most affordable way of getting around.
January is the hottest month in Queenstown with an average temperature of 16°C (61°F) and the coldest isJune at 4°C (39°F). The wettest month is October with an average of 90mm of rain.
Queenstown, sits on the shores of the South Island’s Lake Wakatipu, set against the dramatic Southern Alps. Renowned for adventure sports, it’s also a base for exploring the region’s vineyards and historic mining towns. There’s bungee jumping off Kawarau Gorge Suspension Bridge and jet-boating on the Shotover and Dart rivers. In winter, there’s skiing on the slopes of The Remarkables and Coronet Peak. Area: 8,705 km² Postcode(s): 9300 Area code: 03

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