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Flights to Queenstown

Spectacularly beautiful and renowned for its adventure activities, Queenstown is a year round destination sure to impress adrenaline addicts. Skiing in the Southern Alps, water sports on Lake Wakitipu, and exploring the peaceful wilderness of Glenorchy are just half the story. There’s something for everyone in Queenstown. Culture vultures will love Queenstown’s burgeoning arts scene, foodies will adore the excellent restaurants and nearby vineyards, while party animals will enjoy the vibrant nightlife. 

Airports in Queenstown

Queenstown Airport (ZQN) is one of New Zealand’s busiest, especially during the winter season. It’s the busiest helicopter base in the country, with sightseeing flights to Mount Cook and Milford Sound. When you fly to Queenstown, try to nab a window seat. With the snow capped Southern Alps on all four sides, the approach is absolutely breathtaking.

Airlines that fly to Queenstown

Air New Zealand, Glenorchy Air, Jetstar, Qantas, Virgin Australia and Mount Cook Airline fly to Queenstown from a range of airports in Australia and New Zealand. There are no direct flights from the UK, but you can fly indirect with Emirates, Qantas, Etihad Airways, and a few other regional airlines. 

Getting into Queenstown

Connectabus Queenstown connects the airport with the town’s major hotels, motels and shopping area. Tickets cost $8 (about £3.95)* each way. Taxis are also available outside the terminal building, and you should expect to pay $20-25 for the trip (roughly £9.90-12.40)*. Alternatively you can hire a car from Hertz, Avis, Budget, Europcar, Thrifty, Ace Rental Cars, Smart Cars, Jucy, Go Rentals, and Wai Hire Cars. 

*Prices subject to change

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