Queenstown is a resort town in Otago in the south-west of New Zealand's South Island.
The town is built around an inlet called Queenstown Bay on Lake Wakatipu, a long thin Z-shaped lake formed by glacial processes and has views of nearby mountains such as The Remarkables, Cecil Peak, Walter Peak and just above the town; Ben Lomond and Queenstown Hill.
The Queenstown-Lakes District includes Lake Hawea, Lake Wakatipu, and Lake Wanaka. The neighbouring towns include Arrowtown, Glenorchy, Kingston, Wanaka, Alexandra, and Cromwell. The nearest cities are Dunedin and Invercargill.
Queenstown is a major centre for snow sports in New Zealand, with people from all over the country and many parts of the world travelling to ski at the four main mountain ski fields (Cardrona Alpine Resort, Coronet Peak, The Remarkables and Treble Cone). Cross-country skiing is also available at the Waiorau Snowfarm, near Cardrona village.
Other tourist activities include: jet boating, whitewater rafting, bungy jumping, mountain biking, skateboarding, tramping, paragliding, skydiving and fly fishing.
Queenstown offers – breath taking scenery, the world-class ski facilities, the home of the bungee jump and award-winning wineries around the area.
Summer has long warm days with temperatures that can reach 30 °C while winters are cold with temperatures often in single digits with frequent snowfall, although there is no permanent snow cover during the year. As with the rest of Central Otago, Queenstown lies within the rain shadow of the Southern Alps, however being closer to the west coast, the town is more susceptible to rain-bearing fronts compared to nearby Cromwell, Wanaka and Alexandra.
Pure Glenorchy Scenic Lord of the Rings: Travel deep into Middle Earth in your NZ motorhome and visit the landscape that inspired Peter Jackson’s film locations for The Lord of the Rings trilogy and The Hobbit. Experience nature, scenery of Queenstown and Glenorchy with a Lord of the Rings scenic tour.
If you’re flying in to Queenstown does the campervan hire operate from Queenstown Airport? Want to check if there is free motorhome pickup and/or drop-off from those motorhome hire companies further afield.
Click on the link on "Important Arrival Information and Depot Location" which is on each New Zealand Motorhome page located just above the daily hire rate quote. Please note the Depot operating hours. All information regarding Courtesy Transfers and Depot Location, Opening and Closing hours etc is on your Email Motorhome Confirmation.
Most Queenstown campervan hire companies offer courtesy transfers on the day of arrival and departure. Companies offering the transfers will collect you in a shuttle bus and take you to their depot (they do not deliver the motorhome).