Best Time To Visit Queenstown, New Zealand

Best Time To Go To Queenstown

Come hell or high water, as sure as the sun rises, Queenstown will have tourists! Different season bring with them different activities for tourists. The best way to decide when to visit Queenstown apart from your schedule, of course, is to make a list of all activities you would like to try your hand at and then see what season cycle best incorporates your wish list.

  • Summer (December-February): Very conceivable tourist attraction is functional during the summer, except for skiing. Any and every kind of tour, adventure sport and hike is open and very eagerly received. An extremely popular season to visit Queenstown, the sun rises as early as 5 am and sets as late as 10 pm. For those of you who don’t have any tolerance to the cold, summer is the perfect time to come to Queenstown. However, plan and book in advance to avoid exorbitant last minute charges. 
  • Winter (June-August): Temperatures in the winter oscillate between 0-5 degrees Celsius and is considered by many to be the perfect weather for skiing, snowboarding and every snow related sport. The slopes of Queenstown see not only newbie snow enthusiasts, but also the pros that compete on an international level. With different terrains varying according to expertise, Queenstown is easily one of the choices for a winter holiday.
  • Spring & Autumn: Queenstown sees its most unpredictable weather during the spring and autumn. This does not deter the determined tourist though. Most of the activities will continue to be open to public, but there may be instances when the city is either preparing or closing up a beloved tourist activity. Either way, pack for both warm sunshine and the dreary drop in the temperature.

Climate in Queenstown

Know weather for your travel dates:

23-May-2018
Today 23 May

40

26

Light snow (< 1 cm.) in the morning.

Wind:1.23 m/s

Humidity:71%

Precipitation:0.15%

  • Thu 24 May
    39 | 27

    Mixed precipitation in the morning and evening.

  • Fri 25 May
    43 | 28

    Mostly cloudy throughout the day.

  • Sat 26 May
    46 | 29

    Mostly cloudy throughout the day.

  • Sun 27 May
    47 | 27

    Mostly cloudy until evening.

  • Mon 28 May
    51 | 26

    Partly cloudy starting in the evening.

  • Tue 29 May
    48 | 36

    Partly cloudy starting in the afternoon.

Month wise Weather in Queenstown

Average Temperature in Queenstown by month

  • 80℉
  • 60℉
  • 40℉
  • 20℉ 0℉
Jan

Average temperature: 56℉

Minimum temperature: 39℉

Maximum temperature: 75℉

Feb

Average temperature: 57℉

Minimum temperature: 39℉

Maximum temperature: 75℉

Mar

Average temperature: 58℉

Minimum temperature: 37℉

Maximum temperature: 77℉

Apr

Average temperature: 53℉

Minimum temperature: 32℉

Maximum temperature: 73℉

May

Average temperature: 46℉

Minimum temperature: 30℉

Maximum temperature: 64℉

Jun

Average temperature: 43℉

Minimum temperature: 27℉

Maximum temperature: 59℉

Jul

Average temperature: 39℉

Minimum temperature: 25℉

Maximum temperature: 52℉

Aug

Average temperature: 44℉

Minimum temperature: 27℉

Maximum temperature: 57℉

Sep

Average temperature: 46℉

Minimum temperature: 30℉

Maximum temperature: 68℉

Oct

Average temperature: 52℉

Minimum temperature: 32℉

Maximum temperature: 72℉

Nov

Average temperature: 56℉

Minimum temperature: 36℉

Maximum temperature: 75℉

Dec

Average temperature: 56℉

Minimum temperature: 37℉

Maximum temperature: 72℉

Highest temperature in Queenstown is recorded as 77℉ in March.

Lowest temperature in Queenstown is recorded as 24.8℉ in July.

Average Humidity in Queenstown by Month (in %)

  • 100
  • 75
  • 50
  • 25 0
Jan

Average Humidity: 78%

Minimum Humidity: 66%

Maximum Humidity: 94%

Feb

Average Humidity: 78%

Minimum Humidity: 67%

Maximum Humidity: 90%

Mar

Average Humidity: 76%

Minimum Humidity: 62%

Maximum Humidity: 93%

Apr

Average Humidity: 78%

Minimum Humidity: 60%

Maximum Humidity: 90%

May

Average Humidity: 82%

Minimum Humidity: 73%

Maximum Humidity: 90%

Jun

Average Humidity: 83%

Minimum Humidity: 70%

Maximum Humidity: 91%

Jul

Average Humidity: 82%

Minimum Humidity: 70%

Maximum Humidity: 95%

Aug

Average Humidity: 77%

Minimum Humidity: 68%

Maximum Humidity: 94%

Sep

Average Humidity: 74%

Minimum Humidity: 58%

Maximum Humidity: 89%

Oct

Average Humidity: 63%

Minimum Humidity: 50%

Maximum Humidity: 77%

Nov

Average Humidity: 69%

Minimum Humidity: 52%

Maximum Humidity: 78%

Dec

Average Humidity: 76%

Minimum Humidity: 66%

Maximum Humidity: 88%

Most humid month in Queenstown is June.

Least humid month in Queenstown is October.

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