Motorhome Hire at Queenstown, New Zealand

The town of Queenstown is located in the South Island of New Zealand. It is in the south West of the South Island near Queenstown Bay.


Queenstown was first settled in by Europeans in the 1860's. Gold was discovered almost immediately in the area. Roughly 11,000 people live in Queenstown.


Queenstown is now a resort town where outdoor pursuits like skiing, mountain biking, rafting, Helicopter rides, Bunge Jumping and fly fishing are very popular with national and international travellers alike.

 

Queenstown has an alpine climate where summer temperatures can exceed 29°C.

 

Queenstown has no rail connections but can be accessed by air and road (state Highway 6). Bus services operate from Queenstown to many of the larger towns and cities in the South Island of New Zealand including Christchurch, Invercargill and Dunedin.

 

An interesting fact about Queenstwon is that the blockbuster movie trilogy "Lord of the Rings" was partially filmed in and around Queenstown.

 

Well known attractions and tourist sites in Queenstown include: