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Distance from ZQN to:

Gibbston Valley 23 km
Glenorchy 54 km
Milford Sound 280 km

Nearest Major Airports:

Christchurch International Airport 474 km
Wellington International Airport 980 km
Hamilton Airport 1487 km

Car Hire Queenstown

Queenstown Airport Guide

Queenstown is on South Island and known as the ‘adrenalin capital of the world’. It is situated on Lake Wakatipu and surrounded by the Remarkable Mountains. It is a very popular destination for adventure tourism. You can take the Skyline Gondola to Bob’s Peak for fantastic views and go skiing or snowboarding at one of the 4 ski-fields. For something less energetic, try out your fishing skills or take a cruise around Lake Wakatipu. There is always plenty to do in Queenstown and after dark there is a lot of nightlife!  If the budget will stretch, take a helicopter trip around the spectacular Milford Sound. Out of town, with your car hire Queenstown take the scenic drive to Glenorchy.

Queenstown Airport Directions

The airport is a short 10 minute drive away with your car hire Queenstown Airport, taking the Frankton Road or 6A route.

Queenstown Airport Parking

The car park is next to the terminal and available for long and short term parking. Pay machines accept cash or credit cards.

Queenstown Airport Flight Information

Most flights from Queenstown Airport are domestic flights operated by 4 airlines. International flights are available to Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. The winter ski season attracts more flights to the region. There are also charter flights and helicopter flights from the airport, if you wish to see more of the area by air.

Hotels Near Queenstown Airport

There is no airport hotel, however Reavers Lodge and Heritage Heights are within 5 km of the airport and have an airport shuttle service.

Queenstown Time Zone

Queenstown is 12/13 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time, depending on daylight saving and is in the New Zealand Time zone (GMT+12/13).

Queenstown Info

Queenstown Airport has a good selection of shops for any last minute souvenirs and you can even buy sportswear and handmade chocolates. There is a currency exchange booth and ATM for all your money services. If you need to check your emails there is an internet lounge and the airport has free Wi-Fi. If you get hungry you can stop by the Airport Cafe or the Bing Bong Bar. A newsagent is also available.

Queenstown Airport Trivia:

  • Queenstown Airport is located in Frankton, Otago.
  • The airport handles over 925,000 passengers a year.
  • The airport is home to the Wakatipu Aero Club.
  • There are many helicopter and light aircraft chartered here for scenic flights.
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