Queenstown one of the most prestigious of destinations for winter ski holidays and has two primary ski resorts which are Coronet Peak and The Remarkables.
Surrounded by magnificent beauty of the mountain scenery and nestled alongside the shore of crystal Lake Wakatipu. Queenstown is home to some of the most spectacular skiing in the world with several ski areas on its doorsteps offering everything from beginners’ slopes to more challenging terrain.
Queenstown is located in Otago on the shores of Lake Wakatipu on the South Island of New Zealand.
|How to get there|
|From Queenstown Airport:||25 minutes by bus|
|From Christchurch:||6-7 hours drive|
|To Coronet Peak:||25 minutes drive|
|To The Remarkables:||45 minutes drive|
Commonly you will need to fly into Queenstown International Airport on flights operated by Air New Zealand, Jetstar, Qantas & Virgin Australia. Bus transfers are the most convenient and economical way to get to Queenstown Ski Fields from Queenstown International Airport or the city. The bus to Queenstown Ski Fields takes about 1 hour depending on road conditions and your drop off point.
|Mountain Statistics||Coronet Peak|
|Ski Season:||June to October|
|Mountain Elevation:||1649 meters|
|Snowfall Average:||2 meters|
|Longest Run:||2.4 km|
|Numbers of Courses:||-|
|Number of Lifts:||8 lifts|
|Terrain:||Beginner: 25%, Intermediate: 45%, Advanced: 30%|
|Mountain Statistics||The Remarkables|
|Ski Season:||June to September|
|Mountain Elevation:||1943 meters|
|Snowfall Average:||3.67 meters|
|Longest Run:||1.5 km|
|Numbers of Courses:||-|
|Number of Lifts:||7 lifts|
|Terrain:||Beginner: 30%, Intermediate: 40%, Advanced: 40%|
|Coronet Peak Trail Map Click link to PDF file|
|The Remarkables Trail Map Click link to PDF file|
Shuttle buses operate daily from Queenstown to Coronet Peak, The Remarkables and Cardrona ski resort. Connectabus is a bus service that connects major hotels and the town operating half-hourly into the late in the evening.
Restaurants & Nightlife
Queenstown offers a huge diversity of dining options from formal dining, cafés, and pub. Queenstown has an abundance of nightlife to suit all age groups including wine bars, pubs, nite clubs, and garden bars.
Queenstown isn't just a skiing holiday destionation but also a thrill seeker activities such as Heli Skiing, Jet Boating and Bungy Jumping. Day Tours are also on offer such as a Lord of the Rings Tour, Wine Tours or heading to the local hot springs.