Queenstown Airport (ZQN)
Flights from Australia to Queenstown will disembark at Queenstown Airport.
Queenstown Airport (ZQN) is located in Frankton, New Zealand, and is a gateway to the popular resort town of Queenstown. Both international and domestic flights are serviced through the one terminal building.
Airport Accommodation: There are a number of hotels located in close proximity to Queenstown Airport. Book your Queenstown Airport accommodation.
Getting to Queenstown
There are several airlines that offer flights to Queenstown from Australia. Direct flights from Sydney take around three hours. Direct flights from Melbourne take around three hours and 15 minutes. Direct flights from Brisbane take around three hours and 30 minutes. Flights from Perth via Sydney take around nine hours.
Airlines that fly to Queenstown
Airlines that offer cheap flights to Queenstown from Australia include:
For more information on Queenstown holidays check out our Queenstown travel guide.
Queenstown is the principle holiday resort town in the province of Otago, in the heart of New Zealand's South Island. After establishing a settlement at Bluff on the south coast in 1823, it was the gold rush of the 1860s that delivered prosperity to Queenstown. Gold was discovered in 1862 in Arrow River, near modern day Queenstown. Legend has it, that a local gold digger gave the town its name by saying the location was fit for Queen Victoria.
Today the city provides the perfect base for the numerous activities offered in the surrounding countryside. As a result of its popularity, Queenstown accommodation is plentiful, ranging from hotels, lodges, luxury retreats and ski resorts. In winter, skiing and snowboarding is popular on nearby Coronet Peak and the Remarkables Mountain Range. Needless to say, in summer, these mountain peaks present picturesque hiking opportunities to those who love tramping, as the kiwis call it. Horseback riding is another popular pursuit in summer to appreciate the natural beauty.
If adrenaline activities are your thing then Queenstown tours are sure to satisfy. Consider taking a jet boat trip on the surrounding waterways that performs 360 degree pirouettes in the water or take a bungy jump on the nearby Kawarau Bridge. There is also white water rafting, mountaineering and parasailing on offer. For those appreciate something less hectic, take a scenic flight over the region to appreciate its full beauty.