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June, July and August – Temperatures between -2C and 8C
Queenstown becomes an entirely different destination in winter, as snow blankets the mountains and foothills, and regularly even makes it way into the township itself. But it certainly doesn’t keep visitors away, as skiers and snowboarders descend upon the town in July and August, helped by New Zealand and Australian school holidays at this time. A true alpine town, Queenstown boasts three skifields within 30 minute’s drive, and a fourth just a further 60 minutes away in Wanaka. Each has runs for every ability, but do chat with our concierge to find which would best suit you. Most of Queenstown’s other attractions do still operate in winter also, keeping the non skiers can still throw themselves off a bungy bridge or ride the gondola. Find exquisite merino jerseys in the towns shops, and warm yourselves with delicious mulled wine by the fireside in the local bars and restaurants.