Staying in Queenstown
Apres ski apartments and chateaus
While it is known as New Zealand's adventure capital all throughout the year, the crowds truly flock to Queenstown when snow starts to descend on the world-class ski fields. Being one of New Zealand's most popular ski destinations, you don't want to delay in booking your Queenstown accommodation if you're travelling in winter.
Take your pick of ski accommodation in Queenstown close to Coronet Peak in the suburb of Arrowtown, or find a room along Frankton Road within reach of the Remarkables. There are plenty of quality hotels to choose from, including the Oaks Shores, Distinction Nugget Point and many more on the shores of Lake Wakatipu.
Lakeside leisure along the Esplanade
With an alpine backdrop and a lakeside foreground, Queenstown is a veritable visual feast. The downtown district itself looks out onto across the water, so a room with a view isn't hard to come by. Starting at the Novotel Queenstown Lakeside, there are plenty of lodgings along Marine Parade, Beach Street and Lake Esplanade.
Choose from a comfortable room at the Rydges Lakeland Resort, a two-bedroom apartment at BreakFree the Waterfront or a five-star suite at Peppers Beacon. If dining at your doorstep sounds ideal, check in to the Crowne Plaza and enjoy the adjoining threesixty restaurant and cocktail bar.
Bunk by the airport in Frankton
Queenstown airport is easily accessed from the CBD, less than 10 minutes drive away. If you're flying into Queenstown to travel on to Canterbury, Milford Sound or even Dunedin on the east coast, consider staying in Frankton to get an early night and early morning on the road.
The five-star Hilton Queenstown is conveniently located about five minutes from the airport and offers an unforgettable stay in luxury across its 220 hotel rooms. Nearby you will also find the Hilton-managed Kawarau Hotel, while a number of bed and breakfasts line Frankton Road leading into the heart of Queenstown.
Azur Lodge »
Luxurious and boutique, this mountain lodge boasts just nine private villas, each with a spacious lounge with fireplace, double spa bath, floor-to-ceiling windows and a private deck with panoramic alpine vistas.
Base Queenstown »
This luxury backpacker-style hotel offers dormitory-style accommodation, or private guest room with ensuite and is superbly located in Shotover Street, brimming with shops restaurants and bars.
Copthorne Resort Lakefront »
Nestled into the hillside, this hotel sits steps from the lakefront and a short stroll from the town centre, and offers a spa pool and captivating views from its restaurant and bar.
Hilton Queenstown Resort and S »
Nestling Lake Wakatipu’s shores, this spectacular resort lavishes guests with an award-winning day spa, a medley of dining venues, and ultra-stylish rooms with private balconies unveiling breathtaking mountain or lake views.
Conveniently located within minutes of the town centre, this elegant hotel offers classically-styled guest rooms and suites, and a fine dining restaurant and bar with staggering alpine views.
Novotel Queenstown Lakeside »
A superb tranquil lakefront location one minute’s walk from the heart of Queenstown and boasting spacious rooms with private balconies and a charming restaurant serving seasonal cuisine.