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What are the top things to do and see in Queenstown?
See the town from a new perspective
There are plenty of great ways to soak up the sights of Queenstown once your Blenheim to Queenstown flights arrive, but perhaps one of the best is to head to the summit of Bob’s Peak. Looming above the town and its surrounds, the summit offers panoramic views of Queenstown, Lake Wakatipu, The Remarkables and beyond. Whether you’re wanting to pack your hiking shoes and trek to the top or would rather see the city’s sights from the comfort of the Skyline Gondola, the journey to the upper reaches of Bob’s Peak is a part of the experience too.
Embark on an adventure
Known as the ‘Adventure Capital of the World’, it comes as no surprise that Queenstown is home to more than its fair share of thrilling activities. From white water rafting and skydiving, to bungy jumping, jet boating and plenty of hiking and biking trails, the town offers plenty of great ways to get the adrenaline pumping. Take to the treetops on a Ziptrek eco tour for an afternoon of ziplining through the air, tackle the popular Nevis Swing, or hire a bike and discover the scenic Queenstown Cycle Trail.
Soak up some natural beauty
Queenstown is bordered by Lake Wakatipu and The Remarkables, so there’s certainly no shortage of natural beauty to discover across this region. Be sure to build some time into your holiday itinerary to acquaint yourself with the beauty of the area after touching down on Blenheim to Queenstown flights, no matter if it's with an all-day hike, a guided tour, a cruise on Lake Wakatipu, or a scenic drive.
Hit the slopes
If you enjoy skiing or snowboarding, Queenstown is a great place to head for a winter holiday. There are three ski resorts situated within an hours’ drive of the town. Take your pick from The Remarkables Ski Area, Coronet Peak Ski Area or Cardrona Alpine Resort after booking your flights from Blenheim to Queenstown and spend a day or two hitting the slopes. If you’re learning to ski for the first time or would rather pack light, ski equipment hire is available from many suppliers across the town.
What major events and festivals are held in Queenstown?
Queenstown Winter Festival
Taking place in June each year, the Queenstown Winter Festival greets the cooler months in true Queenstown style. Festival-goers of all ages enjoy an exciting lineup of live performances, fireworks displays, competitions and more, with plenty to see and do throughout the festival period. Lining up with the start of Queenstown’s ski season, the Queenstown Winter Festival is a popular event among locals and visitors alike, so plan to book your flights from Blenheim to Queenstown ahead of time to ensure you snap up the best deals on offer.
Queenstown Jazz Fest
One of the town's premier springtime events, the Queenstown Jazz Fest is a celebration of all things jazz and features a fantastic lineup of local and national musicians. First held in 1978, the festival continues to draw crowds eager to hear the latest in contemporary jazz, dance the night away to Dixieland or enjoy a touch of traditional jazz. There are more than 40 free events to attend throughout the festival period, as well as a selection of ticketed shows.
How much time should you spend in Queenstown?
With so much to see, do and experience across Queenstown, this is a destination that can be enjoyed over a long weekend, an extended stay or a visit that’s somewhere in between. Fly into Queenstown for a long weekend for the opportunity to enjoy a taste of the town and have enough time to tick off a few major must-dos. Booking Blenheim to Queenstown flights for a long weekend will give you a hint at what to expect from this beautiful part of New Zealand on your next visit
To get to know Queenstown in greater depth, plan a stay that’s between five days and a week long. A stay of this length gives you plenty of time to see the town’s major sights and try your hand at some of the thrilling activities Queenstown is known for. Spend evenings exploring the local dining scene, shop the day away or head off-the-beaten-track and move away from the township and into nearby national parks.
Travel to Queenstown for a week or longer to really get to know this world-famous town. Discover your favourite places to eat and drink, tackle a new attraction or two each day, and enjoy being able to explore at your own pace. There are great day trips to plan, using Queenstown as a convenient base - Wanaka, Arrowtown, The Catlins, and Milford Sound are just a few.
How long is the flight time from Blenheim to Queenstown?
There are currently no direct flights from Blenheim and Queenstown, so the total flight time varies depending on the route you travel and the length of each stopover. On average, Blenheim to Queenstown flights with stopovers in Wellington and Christchurch are between four and six hours in duration.
Are there direct flights from Blenheim to Queenstown?
There are currently no direct flights available between Blenheim and Queenstown.