Australians in Queenstown

For Australians wanting to come to New Zealand and experience the best it has to offer, Queenstown is the clear destination choice.

Queenstown has a huge range of activities for visitors from Australia, nearly all of which can be experienced all year round.

Queenstown has something for everyone, whether you’re after the thrill of a lifetime on the slopes, bungy jumping or mountain biking, or after a chilled-out time exploring the region's award-winning vineyards, restaurants and art galleries whilst taking in the stunning scenery – Queenstown has it all!

During the winter months the region transforms itself into a winter paradise, with four of New Zealand’s best ski fields easily accessible from Queenstown. Coronet Peak and The Remarkables ski areas are the closest to Queenstown, but you can also easily drive to Cardrona Alpine Resort, Treble Cone and the Snow Farm in Wanaka by crossing over the awe-inspiring Crown Range alpine pass. 

Visitors from Aussie don’t require a visa to visit New Zealand, which takes any headaches out of travelling here. As an added bonus, the Australian currency is strong against the New Zealand dollar, which means great value for money!

Getting to Queenstown from Australia couldn’t be easier. Flights to Queenstown from Auckland International Airport depart several times a day and take under two hours. There are also regular three-hour direct flights from both Melbourne and Sydney to Queenstown International Airport every day.

At Esplanade Queenstown NZ apartments we have contemporary, fully self-contained three-bedroom apartments just five minutes' walk from central Queenstown. Whether you’re after a quiet get-away for two, a family holiday, a corporate event or fun weekend with friends, we have fantastic accommodation options for you.

All Esplanade Queenstown apartments have full cooking facilities and dining areas, so you can create a delicious meal from fresh local produce in a private setting. However, if you feel like dining out, many of Queenstown’s fine restaurants, bars and cafés are a delightful lakefront stroll away. 

If you are planning a trip across the ditch from Australia and want to more about what Queenstown has to offer, get in touch – we’re here to help make your stay as enjoyable as possible. 

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