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What are the top tips for travelling with children to Queenstown?
Ride the Skyline Gondola and Luge
Check out this attraction for one of the best views over Queenstown. The Skyline Gondola starts at the edge of the CBD and heads up Bob’s Peak. On the journey, you’ll see stunning views of the city centre, Lake Wakatipu, and the Remarkables. If you go up Bob’s Peak while holidaying on flights Sydney to Queenstown, you can catch the gondola back down or head downhill on a luge ride.Thrill-seekers need to be six years old or older to drive their own luge, but younger kids can still join in on the fun by riding tandem with an adult.
Spend time at Lake Wakatipu
Queenstown is located on the banks of Lake Wakatipu, and spending time by the lake is almost unavoidable in between Sydney to Queenstown return flights. If you visit during summer, get out on the lake by renting kayaks or paddle boards. If you’d prefer to stay on dry land, there’s a trail that hugs the edge of Lake Wakatipu. Take a scenic walk or cycle along the trail for a photo-worthy outlook to Queenstown.
The historic gold mining town of Arrowtown is located about 20 kilometres (12.4 miles) northeast of Queenstown. It makes for a fun and educational day out when you book Sydney to Queenstown flights with children. Arrowtown has a quaint town centre that has hardly changed since the Otago Gold Rush of the 1860s. It’s home to several great shops and cafes as well as various attractions. Get a history lesson at the Lake District Museum, pan for gold on Arrow River, or venture along the Sawpit Gully Track.
What is the cost of visiting Queenstown?
Once you’ve booked cheap flights to Queenstown from Sydney, you can also use Webjet to find great deals for other parts of your trip. There are a variety of hotels available to book through Webjet, with an average nightly cost between $150 and $200 NZD. Queenstown’s CBD is compact and walkable, but having a car comes in handy to explore the mountain ranges and national parks nearby. Hire a car through Webjet, which you can pick up from Queenstown Airport (ZQN) once your Sydney to Queenstown flights arrive. Rental cars start from about $25 NZD per day.
Queenstown has been called the ‘Adventure Capital of the World’, and there are many adventurous activities to enjoy in between Sydney to Queenstown return flights. Get into the water by booking a kayak on Lake Wakatipu for $25 NZD, or go on a Shotover River white water rafting adventure for about $235 NZD. If you’ve always been curious to try bungy jumping, you won’t find a better time to do it than while holidaying on cheap flights Sydney to Queenstown. The city is home to the world’s first commercial bungy jump, which you can experience for approximately $205 NZD. For a panoramic view over Queenstown and its surrounds, take a ride on the Skyline Gondola. The return ride costs $44 NZD for adults and $26 NZD for children. Finally, Milford Sound is one of the most popular places to visit when you book flights into Queenstown Airport (ZQN). Drive out for a couple days, or take a guided day tour from Queenstown for about $200 NZD.
When is the best time to visit Queenstown?
The Otago region is alive with activity all year round, so there’s never a bad time to book tickets to Queenstown from Sydney. The ideal time to visit depends on which outdoor activities you’re looking to try. If you’re interested in water sports, plan to book Sydney to Queenstown flights in summer. Long sunny days and average daytime temperatures of 22°C make this season great for kayaking, paddle boarding, and white water rafting. Summer is one of the city’s high seasons, so lock in your hotel early if you book summer flights Sydney to Queenstown.
Winter is another popular time to book cheap flights to Queenstown from Sydney. Temperatures reach about 8°C during the day and 0°C at night with some snow. This makes for ideal skiing conditions. If you’re a skier, browse cheap flights Sydney to Queenstown in winter to check out some of the world-class ski resorts near the city.
If you’d like to avoid the summer and winter high seasons, you’ll come across fewer tourists by booking tickets to Queenstown from Sydney in autumn or spring. Each of these seasons has daytime temperatures of about 13° to 18°C, so you can still get out and enjoy nature and hiking trails around Queenstown. You’ll also see vibrant foliage if you book flights Sydney to Queenstown in autumn, and the Queenstown Gardens burst with colourful blooms in spring.