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Home Flights Oceania New Zealand Cheap flights to Queenstown, New Zealand

Cheap flights to Queenstown, New Zealand

Popular in December High demand for flights, 17% potential price rise
Cheapest in August Best time to find cheap flights, 6% potential price drop
Average price $1,537 Average for round-trip flights in November 2020
Round-trip from $2,554 From New York to Queenstown
One-way from $1,325 One-way flight from New York to Queenstown
Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.

Are there currently restrictions on travel to Queenstown related to COVID-19?

Yes, there are currently restrictions on flights to Queenstown along with the rest of New Zealand. Before you book or search for flights, consider the following restrictions: Entry restrictions

New Zealand has restricted entry to all travelers with the exception of nationals of New Zealand (including Cook Islands, Niue, and Tokelau), residents and their family members, nationals of Australia ordinarily resident in New Zealand, Samoan and Tongan citizens making essential travel, travelers entering as essential health workers, other essential workers, New Zealand-based partners and dependent children (aged 19 years and under) of a work or student visa holder who is in New Zealand and humanitarian flights. Essential workers who are specifically agreed to by the New Zealand Government (see here for specific details).

Quarantine requirements

Travelers are subject to medical screening and quarantine for 14 days.

Transiting rules

Travelers are not allowed to transit with the exception of nationals and residents of New Zealand and nationals of Australia, travelers with a New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority (NZeTA) or transit visa issued by New Zealand. Transit is only allowed at Auckland (AKL) for maximum 24 hours. From June 19, transit will be open to all Cook Islanders and Cook Islands Permit Holders who have been present in New Zealand for at least 30 days and whose main purpose of travel is to return home, or to take up or resume employment.

All other info

Airline crew must use appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE). Effective on November 3, travelers must have a voucher confirming their allocation to a place in managed isolation.

. If you are looking to book a trip to Queenstown and are outside of the restricted areas, please take the proper precautions and stay informed about traveling during COVID-19.

Cheapest Prices for Queenstown flights by month

January
$1,292
February
$1,144
March
$1,165
April
$1,273
May
$1,206
June
$1,230
July
$1,300
August
$1,210
September
$1,298
October
$1,281
November
$1,184
December
$1,287
February is currently the cheapest month to fly to Queenstown. At this moment in time July is the most expensive month. These prices are determined by multiple factors and booking in advance can help keep costs down if your schedule is not as flexible.

When is the best time to fly to Queenstown?

Choose a month below to see average flight price and weather conditions.
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Price
$1,144 - $2,400
The best time to fly to Queenstown is during February, but great deals can be found at other times.

When is the best time to book a flight to Queenstown?

The best time to book flights to Queenstown is 1 days before your desired departure date. The cost of your flight will likely increase significantly if you book two weeks in advance of your flight.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Queenstown?

At the moment, Tuesday is the most economical day to take a flight to Queenstown. Thursday is likely to be the most costly.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Queenstown?

Flights in the morning are typically the cheapest time of the day to fly to Queenstown. Flights in the evening are usually the most expensive.

Queenstown is New Zealand’s number 1 vacation destination for international visitors, and it is easy to see why. Queenstown is jaw-droppingly beautiful. It sits beside Lake Wakatipu with clear, turquoise and calm waters and above the town and lake rise the Remarkables, the majestic, snow-capped moutains.

It’s the hub for adventure tourism- the first commercial bungy jump was based at the Kawarau Bridge. There is so much to do from aerobatic flight to parapenting via jet boating, to whitewater rafting and mountain biking to fly fishing and much, much more.

It’s also a major center for skiing and snowboarding. Its four main mountain skifields are Cardrona Alpine Resort, Coronet Peak, The Remarkables and Treble Cone. Cross-country is available at the Waiorau Snow Farm, near Cardrona village. And after a day in the snow, the après ski is hot. There are more than 200 bars and eateries, one for every 75 people, it is said.

An hour west of Queenstown is Fiordland, New Zealand’s largest national park. Milford Sound is the best known of all of the fiords, because it is unspeakably gorgeous.

 

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Queenstown climate

Queenstown has an Alpine climate. Summer (December to February) temperatures range between 50 and 72 F, winter (June to August) temperatures between 32 and 46 F. The average number of rainy days per month is eight.

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Best Time to Fly to Queenstown

Queenstown is a four-season destination. There really is no bad time to visit Queenstown.

June to October is ski season. December to March is summer time, when New Zealanders take their vacations. Summer is also peak season for walking and hiking.

The low-lying river fishing season starts on October 1, and the alpine-river fishing season opens on November 2.

 

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Getting around Queenstown

There are lots of rental-car companies at the airport. The Kiwi Shuttle will deliver you to any address in Queenstown and there’s also Super Shuttle, a door-to-door shared ride service. Taxis and limousines are readily available as well.

Public transport – the Connectabus runs between 6am and 11pm, every 20 minutes.

The Central Business District is compact and ideal for walking. Connectabus offers an extensive route network around the area, up to Sunshine Bay and down to Arrowtown.

Several activity providers offer free shuttles to/from the town center.

During ski season, several shuttle buses run to Coronet Peak, The Remarkables and Cardrona Alpine Resort.

      

 

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Queenstown Travel Information

•  The Winter Festival takes place at the end of June/start of July each year. It’s a week of music and fun, fireworks and a Big Air Invitational.

•  Sam Neill’s vineyard highly sought out. If you want a tour we recommend scheduling way in advance. The vineyard is about 2 miles from Clyde and 7 miles from Alexandra. The Pinot Noir is the specialty.

•  There are several world-class golf courses within 20 miles of each other including Kelvin Heights, Millbrook and Jacks Point.

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Queenstown airports

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