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When is the best time to visit Queenstown?

Winter

If you’re looking for flights to Queenstown from New Plymouth, winter can be a great time to visit the scenic South Island town. It will be cold - temperatures can drop below zero - but that is part of Queenstown’s charm. With the Remarkables and Coronet Peak all within easy reach of town, Queenstown easily has some naturally beautiful surrounds, and if you travel during winter, the landscape can be particularly pretty on frosty mornings. Naturdally, winter is a busy time in with skiers and snowboarders visiting, so if you’re booking New Plymouth to Queenstown flights for adrenaline sports it is recommended to book in advance to secure the best deals. The best months for snow are usually July and August.

Spring

Spring can be a good time to book cheap flights from New Plymouth to Queenstown if you’re seeking warmer temperatures without the crowds. Temperatures are still colder than those in New Plymouth at that time of year - sitting between 13°C and 18°C - but it’s warm enough to enjoy outdoor activities such as bungee jumping, hiking and boating. As spring is one of the town's shoulder seasons for tourists, your chances of finding affordable flights may be higher. 

Summer

Summer is a fantastic time to book New Plymouth to Queenstown flights. The days are warm and sunny, with frequent clear blue skies. Daytime temperatures can reach around 22°C, which makes it very popular with tourists in search of outdoor experiences. Lake Wakatipu is usually busy at this time of year and there are plenty of great walking trails in the mountains to discover too. Keep in mind, though, that Queenstown is small so it can feel very busy with large tourist numbers.

Autumn

Although autumn is not as hot as summer, it’s still warm enough if you want to go on hikes and spend most of your time outdoors. As town is not as busy at this time of year, it can be a good opportunity to book cheap flights from New Plymouth to Queenstown. Restaurants and cafes tend to be slightly quieter too, making it easier to secure a table at one of the city’s top restaurants.

What are the best places to eat in Queenstown?

Fergbaker

There’s a lot of hype around the famous Fergburger, with queues for the burger joint running out the door at all times of the day. The bakery next door, however, is arguably even better. From fresh croissants to cream-filled buns, the bakery offers no shortage of sweet treats, but the best of the bunch has to be the much coveted steak and cheese pie. And while the Fergburger is regularly touted to be one of the best burgers in the world, pie connoisseurs may contest that the meat-filled pastries are just as delicious. When you book New Plymouth to Queenstown return flights, make sure you add Fergbaker to your list of places to eat.

Fergburger

Since opening on Shotover Street in 2001, Fergburger has been a huge success with locals and tourists alike. No matter when you book New Plymouth to Queenstown flights for, a visit to Fergburger is a must - just make sure you're prepared to encounter long queues. Considering that Michelin-starred chefs have judged the burgers as being among some of the best in the world though, you may decide the wait is worth it. The restaurant and takeaway is in the centre of Queenstown, so a pitstop is easy to fit into your exploration of the resort town. The famous Ferg with Cheese is the most popular menu item, but there are also lamb, pork and vegetarian options. The Chief Wiggam is another favourite among locals.

What are the best cafes in Queenstown?

Joe’s Garage

Joe’s Garage is one of the top spots in Queenstown for brunch. It is tucked away in a tiny street, although it is still located in the centre of town. Inside, you’ll be greeted with warm, cosy vibes and friendly staff. It is a popular spot with visitors with flights to Queenstown, but the cafe has maintained its local feel. Its coffee is some of the best in Queenstown, and there are hearty breakfast and lunch options too - a great place to refuel if you’ve booked flights from New Plymouth to Queenstown and need a break from sightseeing. Joe's Garage serves a range of food, including a stellar selection of cafe classics. Opt for a traditional breakfast or eggs Benedict when your flights from New Plymouth to Queenstown bring you to the town.

Bespoke Kitchen

Located in the quieter end of the town centre, Bespoke Kitchen is another great place to start your day when you visit Queenstown. It was awarded New Zealand’s Cafe of the Year in 2015, thanks in part because it uses local and organic ingredients to dish up highly inventive, original dishes. If you enjoy having breakfast out when you travel, make sure you visit Bespoke Kitchen during your stay. 

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