Autumn is one of our favourite times in Queenstown. With the leaves starting to turn gold and the air getting crisper, it’s a wonderful time to explore one of New Zealand’s most beautiful towns.
Our Queenstown guide will help you get the most out of your holiday.
Autumn in New Zealand falls from March – May.
Explore or Relax? You don’t need to choose just one…
There is a great variety of activities for an Auckland autumn. Auckland is the largest city in New Zealand and is home to some of the best shops, a beautiful harbour, dozens of volcanoes, amazing day trips and plenty of action activities. Take your pick from our list below and then find out more.
Beaches and Parks
Autumn is a great time to see the leaves turning golden and even though the weather is getting cooler it’s still mild enough for a beach picnic. There are several parks in the centre of the city and many in nearby suburbs. Mission Bay is one of Auckland’s most popular beaches and very close to the central city. Mt Eden is a short drive or taxi to enjoy panoramic city views and relaxing surroundings.
Islands and Bush Walks
Auckland needs to be explored both by ferry and on foot. Devonport is a short ferry trip away for a memorable day trip and Rangitoto Island or Waiheke Island make the day even more adventurous. Another day explore the Waitakere Ranges with native New Zealand plants.
Queenstown Winter Equipment Hire
Making sure you have the right ski gear up the mountain is paramount. From boots, snowboards, skis and poles, to the right clothing and ski protection gear, make sure you have everything covered by visiting one of the below recommended Queenstown equipment hire specialists.
Where to Dine in Queenstown?
Queenstown has many great dining destinations to suit all tastes and budgets. Our team has found the top picks for you to enjoy when dining in Queenstown this winter.
When you check-in at Crowne Plaza Queenstown you will have constant views overlooking The Remarkables mountain range and the stunning Lake Wakatipu. Take the time to relax and unwind in your modern room.
We are a 4 Star+ Qualmark rated hotel with 139 rooms offering a peaceful and relaxing place to stay. All rooms have a private balcony or courtyard and include luxury bedding, Wi-Fi, television, ensuite, complimentary amenities and refreshment facilities including tea and coffee maker.
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