Travelling By Air to Queenstown
Queenstown is easily accessible with both a domestic and an International Airport, serviced by daily flights from locations within New Zealand, as well as major Australian airports. The airport is located a convenient 15 minute drive out of town. Getting into Queenstown is easy, with taxis, rental cars, buses and shuttles available.
Travelling By Car in Queenstown
Exploring Queenstown and its surrounding regions is easily done by car, with roads in New Zealand generally in great condition. Car rental options are available at the airport and in town for both pick up and drop off, with major car hire companies, including Thrifty and Hertz. Campervans also offer a great alternative way to explore the area. If you plan on driving to the ski fields, don’t forget to let your car hire company know beforehand.
Using Local Transport in Queenstown
If hiring a car isn’t your thing, getting out and about using Queenstown’s public transport systems is also an option. For those planning on staying a while, it’s worth opting for a Queenstown GoCard .This pre-paid smart card allows you to make trips on public buses for only $2 NZD a ride, and can be topped up at numerous locations around town.
As well as local busses, the Queenstown Ferry Network and taxi services make getting around easy.
Getting to the Ski Fields in Queenstown
If you’re visiting during ski season and need transport to the slopes, or need to get to a remote mountain hiking track during warmer months, there are a number of shuttle services in the city. These can be pre-booked prior to arrival.