Getting around Queenstown

Getting around Queenstown is relatively easy and convenient as there are lots of different transportation options available, from walking to your destinations to hiring a car or catching a ride on the local bus system.

Walking or cycling around Queenstown

Walking around Queenstown is a great option if you want to take in the beautiful scenery. If you're staying in the town center, walking is probably the easiest way to get around as the area is relatively small, and it won't take that much time to walk between locations.

Cycling around Queenstown is another great option if you want to explore Queenstown's mountain trails and lush scenery further. There are a number of bike hire companies in the town center that'll fit you out with the right bike for you, whether you want to hire it for a leisurely ride or go mountain biking. 

Driving around Queenstown

If you travel to Queenstown by car, then getting around will be easy as the traffic is relatively light during the day (expect heavier traffic in peak periods), and the town center offers suitable parking. 

If you fly into Queenstown and want to hire a car on your arrival, the process is pretty straightforward. There are several different car rental companies for you to choose from at Queenstown airport.

Taking public transport in Queenstown

Catching public transport is also a good option as the local bus system is clean, reliable and cheap, making it an ideal way to move around Queenstown. Queenstown's bus network is called Connectabus and operates throughout the town, stopping at all the major tourist attractions and suburbs. 

If you don't want to hire a car, the bus is a good way to see some of Queenstown's neighboring places, such as the historic Arrowtown with its quaint yet vibrant atmosphere or the beautiful town of Millbrook. 

A bus is scheduled roughly every 20 minutes and runs between 7 am and 9 pm. If you know you're going to be using the bus network a lot, you can purchase a weekly pass from the kiosk on Camp Street. 

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