Flights to Queenstown
What to know before you fly to Queenstown?
As winter arrives in New Zealand and snow starts to blanket the Southern Alps, flights to Queenstown fill up fast with everyone from first-time skiers to alpine heliskiing adrenaline junkies. The warmer weather is just as popular, with ziplining, cycling and walking just some of the things to do in Queenstown during summer.
Queenstown itself is fairly compact but if you’re doing any kind of adventuring, hiring a car will make it easy to get around. You can find excellent coffee in Queenstown, the food is top-notch and the language is English, although you’ll hear plenty of different accents because the region draws thrill-seekers from all over the world.
Airports in Queenstown
Queenstown Airport (ZQN) is New Zealand’s fourth busiest airport, servicing ‘resort town’ Queenstown as well as Central Otago and the Southern Lakes region. The airport is located 8km from the centre of Queenstown and is the international hub for the area, with flights arriving from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, the Gold Coast and many domestic destinations. Queenstown's link from the airport to hotels, motels and the downtown area is Connectabus, which operates every 15 minutes.