How Much it Cost to Travel to Queenstown: Detailed Prices

Last Updated: Jan 2024

Queenstown is one of the major highlights of any visit to New Zealand. The trekking, boating, and other warm-weather activities are popular, but the place really comes alive during winter with excellent skiing and snowboarding. And of course bungee jumping is available at several places nearby.

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Travel Costs to Queenstown

Population 10,000
Area 23,000
Timezone UTC+12
Currency New Zealand dollar
Airports Queenstown Airport (ZQN)
BACKPACKER INDEX: US$98.39
1 USD = 1.6200 NZD
133 World cities ranked cheapest to most expensive: Backpacker Index for 2024

What is the Average Price of a Hotel in Queenstown?

Queenstown Hotel Seasons

Queenstown Hotel Prices

Rating Price(USD)
starstarstarstarstar17.90 - 48.15
starstarstarstarstar22.22 - 79.01
starstarstarstarstar46.91 - 65.43
starstarstarstarstar74.07 - 193.83
starstarstarstarstar115.43 - 174.07

Queenstown Hostels Prices

Type Price(USD)
Hostel Bed13.58 - 22.22

How much does it cost to visit top attractions in Queenstown?

Location Description Type Price(USD)
Bungy jumpingThere are several famous bungee jumping operations near Queenstown. It's expensive, but hard to beat. Save by booking online in advance.
adult
104.32
Skyline Gondola rideAmazing views are to be had from the peak overlooking the city, accessible by gondola.
adults
child
27.16
16.05
Skyline Luge rideTake two runs down the dry concrete track for a thrill once up on the mountain. Prices include gondola ride as well.
adult
child
37.65
26.54

What’s the average price of food and drink in Queenstown?

Food Type Description Price(USD)
Budget breakfastMany hotels will include breakfast. If not you'll have some decent budget choices in the downtown area.4.32 - 7.41
Budget lunchPubs and casual restaurants aimed at the backpacker/bungee crowd often have good lunch specials.6.79 - 9.88
Budget dinnerSit-down restaurants range greatly in price, but again, the pubs and casual restaurants tend to offer good value.8.64 - 14.20
Beer (pint)The local lagers are often on special at pubs and bars, while imports will cost more.4.94 - 7.41

What are the costs of transportation in Queenstown?

Type Price(USD)
Taxi from airport to city center21.60 - 30.86
Connectabus from airport to city center7.41
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When to visit Queenstown

Temperature and rainfall

Month High F Low F Precip (inches)
January73513.1
February73512.3
March68483.2
April61433.0
May53383.5
June47333.2
July47322.6
August51342.9
September56382.7
October61423.7
November65452.8
December69493.0

Queenstown Weather advice

Sunrise and sunset

21 Mar6:49am6:56pm
21 Jun8:24am5:10pm
21 Sep6:39am6:39pm
21 Dec4:54am8:31pm

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