How to Get Around Queenstown

As this destination is a town rather than a city, Queenstown transport is more than manageable. With convenient and frequent services, combined with relatively short travel distances, you won’t need to stress about planning every detour to the exact minute.  Whether you travel by bus, by bike or on foot, you can quickly get just about anywhere in Queenstown. Plus, the welcoming locals are always happy to give you directions, and taxis are plentiful if you want to take a spontaneous trip to somewhere off the main route.

Queenstown Taxis

Several taxi companies service Queenstown, making it easy to get where you need to go – even if you don't know how to get there. Queenstown taxis are great for getting somewhere that isn't accessible by bus, or if you're simply not a fan of public transport. Plus, thanks to most distances here being short, fares are typically quite reasonable. Ride-sharing companies like Uber also operate in Queenstown.

Queenstown Public Transport

To truly make the most of Queenstown public transport, it's a good idea to familiarise yourself with the Connectabus service, which does a loop of every major hotel and motel every 15 minutes or so. This is perfect for airport transfers, but also if you need to transfer hotels or get downtown in a hurry.

Walking Queenstown

Queenstown is only a town, so striking out on foot isn't a bad idea. Unless you're heading into the mountains for the day, walking Queenstown is one of the simplest and most enjoyable ways of getting around. Get out and get a feel for your temporary home!

Queenstown Bike Hire

Getting around Queenstown on a bike is another affordable option. While there are a few hills here and there that may pose a challenge, for the most part the town lies quite flat against the lake. Locate your nearest Queenstown bike hire and explore by yourself, or join a tour around the entire basin with a group.