There are three routes, and the service runs every 30 minutes to and from the airport. Fare is expensive however, and you’ll expect to pay $6 from the airport and $13 for a day pass. There is also a night bus that operates on the weekends every hour. Other than bus service there are boat tours.
Things to do in Queenstown
There is so much to see and do, if you don’t stay out too late from the parties at the local pub. Get to bed early and you can go Bungy Jumping at AJ Hackett. You can also take a Cruise around Lake Wakatipu. The Lake also offers some great fishing including fly fishing. There are four commercial ski destinations where you can enjoy skiing. There is also horseback riding, mountaineering, hiking, skydiving, river boarding, parasailing, and so much more.
About Queenstown Airport
The airport is located 5 miles (8 km) from the central business district (CBD). In New Zealand ZQN is ranked the 4th busiest airport having handled approximately 900,000 passengers per year. Queenstown itself is a very scenic town with beautiful attractions year round. During the season, Queenstown is a party town; it’s common for people to be up and partying up until 5 in the morning. Queenstown has a high altitude and has an oceanic climate. Winters bring on single digit temperatures, some fronts may bring in the rainy weather. Although there is a ski season and temperatures can get very cold, there is no permanent snow cover.
Hotels near ZQN
There are a number of places to stay in Queenstown including bed and breakfast, apartments, hotels, and backpacker’s camps. There are a number of well-known hotels to choose from like the Crowne Plaza, Sofitel, and the Hilton. These hotels run a bit on the pricey side for a more economical stay Nomads, YHA central or lakefront all hostels that will cost you less than $30 for a single and a little more for a double.
Queenstown has many fine dining establishments and serves some of the world’s finest seafood. There are wineries 20 minutes away in the Gibbston Valley region there you can catch lunch and taste some wine. For Italian food try Bella Cucina their spaghetti won’t disappoint. For a great breakfast spot try Budu Café and Larder their open through lunch only. If you want a taste of some world class seafood try Fishbone Queenstown where all the seafood comes direct from a fisherman.