Reasons To Visit Queenstown
Queenstown is a popular resort town in the south of New Zealand known for its stunning mountain vistas, serene lake and many exciting outdoor activities. Many travelers come to Queenstown simply to take in the breathtaking natural scenery - enjoy a picnic by the beautiful Lake Wakatipu or venture all the way to the top of Bob’s Peak for unobstructed panoramic views of the landscape below. As well as the opportunity for more relaxing scenic trips, adventurous travelers will find many high-octane pursuits to enjoy whether it’s hiking around the mountainous terrain, parasailing or even sky diving. As a popular tourist getaway, you will find the town of Queenstown itself is well catered for in terms of its facilities and amenities, with plenty of restaurants, shops and bars available.
Arriving In Queenstown
Queenstown Airport is situated less than 10 km away from the center of Queenstown and ranks as the fourth busiest airport in New Zealand. If you are looking to travel from the UAE to Queenstown, you will not be able to travel directly as no airlines offer nonstop flights. However, the airport has connections to a number of airports which do handle direct flights from the UAE, so you can conveniently make the trip with only a single transfer.
Queenstown Airport is a relatively small airport consisting of a single passenger terminal, but you will still find a broad choice of amenities and facilities to meet your needs. Inside the airport there are a variety of retail and travel shops alongside duty-free shopping, while you will also find plenty of cafés and eateries to satisfy your appetite. In addition to this, the airport provides travelers with free Wi-Fi for up to 24 hours, while there are also a couple of airport lounges available. Once your flight has arrived at the airport there are a number of bus services available to take you around the region if you don’t want to pay for a private taxi. Alternatively, you could consider car rental in Queenstown to explore the island at your leisure.
Queenstown Travel Information
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UAE nationals flying to New Zealand are allowed to enter the country visa free for up to three months at a time. In Queenstown the weather is at its warmest from December to February which sees average highs exceeding 20 degrees, while it can get chilly over the winter from June until August so you will need something warm. The time zone in Queenstown is eight hours ahead of the UAE, while the currency you will need in the country is the New Zealand dollar.
* This information is correct as of March 2018
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