Queenstown Season Guide

Queenstown is one of New Zealand’s best tourist attractions, boasting drool worthy weather throughout the year for snow bunnies and summer lovers. If visiting this tourist hub is on your wish list then it is time to make it a reality. However, depending on what you want to see and do and what temperature you would prefer to do it in depends on which season and month you visit in. This Queenstown Season Breakdown article will breakdown each season to give you an idea of what you can expect and when in this beautiful, bustling city.



Queenstown in Summer

Months: December – February

Average Temperature: 20 – 30 degrees Celsius

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Visiting over Christmas and the New Year? Well you’re in for a treat, as Queenstown is bursting with a range of things to see and do that take full advantage of the beautiful weather on display. Adrenalin junkies are in their element with bungy jumping, swings, skydiving and jet boating some of the most popular past times. If you’re an outdoorsy kind of traveller be sure to pack your hiking boots and lycra cycling gear as the various hiking and walking trails are a go-to outing for both locals and tourists alike. Providing some spectacular views of the region, the trails wind through some of the best parts of the region quenching the thirst of both adventurers and scenery lovers.

Visiting over Christmas and the New Year? Well you’re in for a treat, as Queenstown is bursting with a range of things to see and do that take full advantage of the beautiful weather on display.

If all of that just sounds a little too intense or active for your upcoming holiday then fear not, there are many picnic and lounging spots around town that have your name written all over it, especially the popular Queenstown Gardens. So pack your swimmers, shorts, singlets and hats because the summer weather in Queenstown is begging you to come outdoors and enjoy yourself.