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Beautiful Queenstown will entice you

The lake and mountains provide a pleasant backdrop to your vacation home in Queenstown. This city is scenic and romantic, recognized for its local tours, skiing and hiking. A vacation rental can help make your stay complete—many rentals come with a full kitchen and laundry facilities.


Sightseeing in and around Queenstown

Do you want to discover attractions to visit while you're in town? Travelers enjoy Queenstown for its skiing, adventure tours and hiking. Venture out of your vacation home and experience everything that makes Queenstown a fun place to get away. Here are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Coronet Peak Ski Area (8.1 mi / 13.1 km)
  • Kiwi and Birdlife Park (0.2 mi / 0.4 km)
  • Skyline Gondola (0.3 mi / 0.4 km)
  • Queenstown Hill (0.5 mi / 0.8 km)
  • Queenstown Golf Club (0.9 mi / 1.4 km)
  • Onsen Hot Pools (3.8 mi / 6.1 km)

Seasonal weather averages in Queenstown

Queenstown is well known for its skiing. If you've planned your trip around snowy activities, consider visiting in April, September, December or August, when snowfall averages 0 inches and temperatures average 36°F.

Natural features

Exploring the mountains and other natural features in Queenstown

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to take in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your vacation in Queenstown. These are some of the area's most eye-catching features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Queenstown Gardens (0.4 mi / 0.6 km)
  • Bob's Peak (0.7 mi / 1.1 km)
  • Skippers Canyon (3.7 mi / 6 km)
  • Moke Lake (4.9 mi / 7.9 km)
  • Lake Wakatipu (5.6 mi / 9.1 km)
  • Cecil Peak (6.6 mi / 10.6 km)
How to get there

Transportation to and around Queenstown

The nearest airport is in Queenstown (ZQN-Queenstown Intl.), located 4 mi (6.4 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you might consider flying into Wanaka (WKA), which is 35.7 mi (57.5 km) away.

How many vacation rentals are available around Queenstown?

Our 2020 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 754 house rentals around Queenstown. From 446 Houses to 211 Condos/Apartments, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Queenstown is on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when travelling to Queenstown?

HomeAway offers a large selection of lodging choices near lovely places in Queenstown. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Queenstown Hill: 779 home rentals
  • Williams Cottage: 769 home rentals
  • Bob's Peak: 768 home rentals
  • Queenstown Gardens: 769 home rentals
  • The Kingston Flyer: 777 home rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Queenstown listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Queenstown?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 446 Houses in Queenstown. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Queenstown include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 211 lodging choices
  • Cottages: 17 lodging choices
  • Villas: 40 lodging choices

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation homes including Studios and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Queenstown?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 16 vacation homes with pool available in Queenstown.