Queenstown is resort town in the south-west of New Zealand. You see lake, mountain and river in this town. Surrounded by spectacular nature, on the other side you can feel dynamic, modernity, and passion inside the town and local people.
Pick the right time
• On season: summer and winter.
(+) If you like to make interaction with a lot of people these tow season is the best time to visit this small town. In this area, summer is longer. The sun rises very early at 5 a.m. and sunset can happen at 10 p.m. During winter, you can find perfect skiing conditions at certain spot in Queenstown and play to the fullest.
(-) As sun rises in a long time you must apply sunscreen regularly. Entering winter means beware of cold and be sure to bring warm and thick clothes. Without earlier preparation like booking the accommodation, it will be hard to find a place to stay because at these times many people come to Queenstown for holiday.
• Off season: autumn and spring
(+) When it comes to spring the answer is the blossoming of flowers. In spring you will find quite and peace in the town. While seeing the flowers you can see snow on the mountains. On autumn it is expected to see golden color by walking on semi-busy situation.
(-) The unpredictable weather is the enemy of any traveler. Without well packaging, you might end up bring more clothes than you need. In one day, you might experience warm weather with sunny sky in the morning and suddenly get wet by the rain in the afternoon.
Let’s say you aren’t strict particular with crowd and season. It means that you don’t have a target to do common activities which is depend on the season, like skiing in winter and swimming on the beach on summer.
Here are the examples of what you can do to give another nuance to the ordinary holiday.
1. Ride a giant balloon
2. Soak in Japanese-style hot pools
3. Ride on horseback to explore Glenorchy
4. Enjoy foot spa
5. Eat a Ferg Burger
6. Go to event and festival in Queenstown.
In Queenstown some events and festival held almost full in a year can be look forward. New World Tour de Wakatipu (April) and Queenstown Jazz Fest (October) and others are potential options to spend your time in this town. It should not make you tired that much.