Located 4,200 km east of Australia, New Zealand is blessed with the Southern Hemisphere's greatest four-season lake and alpine resort. Famous as a skiing and snowboarding playground, Queenstown is at its busiest and best during the snow season when visitors flock to enjoy the best winter sports in the country.
However Queenstown is a popular leisure and adventure destination year round. Renowned as the 'land of the long white cloud', New Zealand is home to some of the world's most spectacular landscapes from dense rainforest and rugged coastlines to deep fiords, vast mountains and ancient volcanoes.
Plenty of the islands' rich ancient culture remains today, despite a great deal of modern development and the locals are warm and friendly, welcoming you to their island home.
Whether you want to explore the stunning alpine regions and hit Queenstown's famous ski slopes, prefer to spend your time in leisurely relaxation floating in the fascinating hot springs or are more interested in adventure, New Zealand has so much on offer. Our helpful guide details everything you need to know about visiting New Zealand. From transport options to weather charts, getting to the various ski fields and frequently asked questions, we have all the advice to help you make the most of your visit.
A comprehensive guide detailing everything you need to know for planning your next New Zealand holiday. From ski fields to currency, passport and visa requirements, you'll find all the answers here.
New Zealand is an exciting holiday destination to visit year round, however the best time to visit depends on whether you're looking for a ski holiday, outdoor adventure or something more leisurely.
As a popular holiday destination, there are many ways of getting to New Zealand. From cruising to flying and everything in between, here's everything you need to know to access the north and south islands.
With a number of major airports located in both the north and south islands, flights to New Zealand are serviced by all the leading airlines. Find all the essential info on the main arrival and departure points.
New Zealand accommodation is conveniently located close to a number of the most popular ski fields. Concentrated in the centre of Queenstown, there is a great range of hotels and self-contained apartments close to all the action of the city and still within a short drive of the ski fields. From hotels and full-service resorts to wilderness lodges and luxury alpine retreats, there are a wide range of New Zealand accommodation packages that offer excellent value for money and make planning and booking the ultimate ski itinerary easy and affordable. Search by popularity, ratings, location and price across our complete guide to New Zealand ski hotels and specials.
New Zealand is packed with amazing landscapes, unforgettable experiences and adventure. From the the world-class skiing of Queenstown to the cold climate wine country, breathtaking natural attractions, glaciers and fiords further south, New Zealand has it all. Plan your next NZ ski holiday with our comprehensive guide to the most popular ski fields and destinations. Explore our informative region descriptions and discover the seasonal changes, as well as the culture and history of New Zealand.
Queenstown is the most popular winter playground in New Zealand, famous for its world-class skiing and unique snowboarding. There are a number of Queenstown ski fields to suit all skill levels just a short drive from the centre of town offering fantastic skiing, snowboarding and winter sports.
Covering a total area of 268,021 square kilometres between both its north and south islands, New Zealand is one of the least crowded countries in the world. Explore the region's most popular ski fields and holiday destinations as well as points of interest and top hotels with our New Zealand map.
Whether you want to know how New Zealand's seasonal changes will affect your holiday or you just want to find out the best time to hit the ski fields, we've got you covered. Our helpful guide to New Zealand's weather and climate features rainfall charts, monthly temperature guides and advice to help you plan your visit.
Looking for holiday inspiration? Our awe-inspiring collection of images and videos showcase the breathtaking scenery and natural attractions of New Zealand's most popular regions in both the north and south islands.