Queenstown Tourism

Once you visit Queenstown the phrase, ‘best things come in small packages’ will be taken to a whole new level. Very few places on the tourist map receive visitors all year around. Queenstown is one such city that is forever thronged by tourists. If it’s not for skiing, it’s for bungee jumping; if it’s not for adventure sports, it’s for some exquisite wine tasting! Bottom line, Queenstown will never disappoint you. Even though it’s fondly called the ‘adventure capital of the world’, the city does have its fair share of history attached to it, whether it’s in the form of a suspension bridge, vintage train or a grand old canyon.

Essential travel information and Queenstown tips for your visit

  • Even though Queenstown is a really safe place, tourists do tend to fall prey to car break-ins. If you’ve rented a car for the duration of your stay, don’t leave anything valuable in the car.
  • If you’re travelling during spring or autumn, pack wisely. The weather can change in the blink of an eye; so pack for warm, chilly as well as rainy days.
  • At the best of times, Queenstown is full of tourists. The local people there are used to dealing with foreign tourists and are rather warm and friendly, as long as you mind your manners and are polite.
  • Dressing appropriately will go in your favour. Even if you’re going out to a pub, it’s recommended you dress well and remember that drunken behavior is absolutely not tolerated.

The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Queenstown

  • Know the pollution level of Queenstown before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 15 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 15 (Very Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 5 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 5 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 5 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 10 (Very Low)
  • How safe is Queenstown for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Queenstown.

    • Burglary and Theft 11.11 (Very Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 13.89 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 5.56 (Very Low)
    • Car Stealing 5.56 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 11.11 (Very Low)
    • Attacks 8.33 (Very Low)
    • Drug offense 25 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 88.89 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 72.22 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 8.33 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 25 (Low)
    • Safety Index 86.76 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 15.86 (Very Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 16 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 78.93 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 60.87 (Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Queenstown

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.2 USD
    • International Movie per seat 9.44 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 33.73 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 95.11 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 76.75 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ‚Äčand subjected to change without notice.

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