Cross the Tasman and fly to Queenstown
Fancy a quick overseas getaway, a ski trip or a romantic adventure abroad? A Queenstown holiday might be just what you're looking for. Check out Flight Centre's current deals on flights to Queenstown with Qantas, Virgin Australia, Air New Zealand and Jetstar among others, and book your holiday to one of New Zealand's most picturesque cities.
It’s a 20-minute drive to the town centre from Queenstown airport, located at Frankton on Lake Wakatipu’s eastern end.
Average flight time: About three hours from Sydney.
Daily flights from: Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Gold Coast.
Major airlines: Virgin Australia, Qantas, Air New Zealand and Jetstar.
Consider a cruise on your Queenstown getaway
Set on the bend of the massive Lake Wakatipu, you can enjoy a relaxing inland cruise on your Queenstown holiday. Come aboard and see the spectacular surrounding scenery from a different perspective.
Flights plus more with Queenstown holiday packages
There's no need to be overwhelmed by planning your holiday. Flight Centre makes it easy with fantastic Queenstown holiday packages combining flights, accommodation and added extras so you can do everything at once.
Take a tour of Queenstown
Thrill seekers and outdoor enthusiasts can live it up on holiday in Queenstown with skiing tours, wilderness explorations, heritage sightseeing journeys and a range of day trips to add something extra to your time away.
Hire a car and see the south island
If you're planning a few days or more in Queenstown, why not book a hire car and explore the region at your leisure? Enjoy scenic road trips to charming towns like Dunedin on the east coast.
More destinations to discover
Australians love visiting Queenstown: they’re easily the top-ranking international visitors by number. In fact, whether for summer getaways or winter ski trips, over 500,000 Australians visit the alpine town each year. But don’t limit yourself to Queenstown; here are some nearby attractions you should consider while you’re here.
Here in winter? Get out the skis. Coronet Peak, 20 minutes north of Queenstown, has great facilities and skiing for all levels, including the experienced. You won’t be disappointed with the undulating terrain, variety of runs, options for a sunny lunch and always those marvellous mountain views on the horizon.
The 40-minute drive along Lake Wakatipu to this rustic town is glorious, with breathtaking views of the mountains. From here, you can journey upriver from Glenorchy by jet-boat into Mount Aspiring National Park, where you walk among ancient beech forests, or go kayaking or horse trekking in glorious scenery.
This riverside gold-mining town, 20 kilometres from Queenstown, is one of New Zealand’s most picturesque villages, especially in autumn, when its trees are a blaze of colour. Admire some 60 colonial-era buildings and a Chinese miners’ settlement, and make the most of Arrowtown’s excellent café and restaurant scene.