Queenstown airport offers spectacular views of the Remarkables on the descent, while visitors arriving by road will have plenty to see as well. Once clients are here, there are many ways they can explore and tour the area. 

By Road

Driving is the easiest way to get around Queenstown, with most roads providing stunning scenery.

Approx drive time and distances to other areas:




Approx Drive Time

Queenstown to Wanaka (via Crown Range)



1 hour 15 mins

Queenstown to Wanaka (via SH6)



1 hour 30 mins

Queenstown to Te Anau



2 hours 45 mins

Queenstown to Dunedin



4 hours 25 mins

Queenstown to Milford



5 hours 5 mins


Your clients can get around the South Island by coach with InterCity Coachlines or a number of other suppliers.

Driving Routes
Take the Southern Scenic Route to take in Fiordland through Te Anau, as well as Southland and Coastal Otago. This will also take clients to Milford Sound, with an option to take a different route back to Christchurch along the east coast.

The Central Otago Wine Trail will take your clients through some of New Zealand’s best wineries situated throughout Alexandra, Cromwell-Bannockburn, Wanaka and Queenstown.

As well, the Otago Goldfields Heritage Trail offers clients the ability to find out more about Otago’s gold panning and pioneering history as well as to visit different historical sites.

By Air

Queenstown airport has both domestic and international flights arriving daily.

Airlines flying into Queenstown include:
Air New Zealand
Virgin Australia

Approx flying time to other cities:


Approx Flying Time

Queenstown to Christchurch

1 hour

Queenstown to Auckland (direct)

1 hour 50 mins

Queenstown to Auckland (via Wellington)

2 hours 40 mins

Queenstown to Rotorua (via Auckland or Wellington)

3 hours to 3 hours 20 mins

Queenstown airport is approximately 10 minutes' drive from the city centre.

There are various transport options available to the city centre including taxis (approx $25), a shuttle (first person $20, $6 per person thereafter), or airport bus.

Getting Around Queenstown

Getting around Queenstown city centre is easy by foot, however, taxis, local bus transportation as well as hire cars also available.