September, October & November. Temperatures span from 8 degrees C to 22 degrees C with crisp mornings and a mixture of lots of sunshine and rain. The perfect weather for all water activities, visiting wineries or fishing. The cooler mornings also mean you can catch good trails at the end of the ski season and relax afterwards with a massage.
December, January & February. Daytime temperatures span from 20 degrees C to 30 degrees C offering long sunny days for full day adventures. We recommend going on a local hike or even a Great Walk, mountain biking or cycling the vineyards, or attending a summer event.
March, April & May. Temperatures can fluctuate from below zero to 25 degrees C with clear, settled days, cool evenings and gorgeous sunsets. Autumn provides some of the most picturesque colourful scenery for keen photographers, golfers, and day trampers, whilst the days are filled by a variety of festivals and events. Off-peak means that it is generally quieter and perfect for those looking to escape the crowds.
June, July & August. Temperatures range between zero to 8 degrees C with frosty mornings, clear blue skies and the most amazing snow-capped mountain views. The perfect location for skiing, snowboarding and glacier helicopter trips. Winter is the best time for cruising on Lake Wakatipu with typically still waters and no wind.
Eichardt’s 80ft super-yacht, Pacific Jemm, provides access to the hidden corners of Lake Wakatipu for a bespoke cruising experience. Immerse yourself in the beauty of the majestic landscape and join our 5-star luxury yacht for a day trips or sunset cruises, even an overnight excursion. The beauty of Queenstown’s Lake Wakatipu will exceed all expectations.
Central Otago is home to world class wines, breathtaking landscapes and home to many Artists. Take the opportunity to have a tailor-made day with a private vehicle and guide to discover what makes our region so worth visiting.
Join us for a signature Wine tour, Art tour or Sightseeing tour.
Deep within Fiordland National Park lies Milford Sound, New Zealand’s most stunning natural attraction. The fiord’s cliffs rise vertically from the dark waters, mountain peaks scrape the sky and waterfalls cascade downwards from as high as 1000 meters. The versatility of the helicopter is admirably suited to this diverse terrain, ensuring enhanced visibility and unrivalled safety to experience this incredible landscape.
Golf lovers enjoy making the trip to Queenstown for the state-of-the-art golfing facilities and stunning lake and alpine scenery. From family-friendly 9-hole courses to the internationally celebrated 18-hole championship courses, a golfing challenge awaits you in Queenstown. Located within 20 minutes are three of the most prestigious courses in New Zealand. Queenstown invites you to test your game on the most picturesque courses in the world.
Surrounded by majestic mountains and set on the shores of crystal clear Lake Wakatipu, the natural beauty and the unique energy of the region create the perfect backdrop for a cycling day of adventure and exploration. From racing down steep terrain to quiet lakeside trails, Ventouro offer Bespoke guided tours to suit you.
Queenstown offers one of the longest snow seasons in the Southern Hemisphere, welcoming skiers and snowboarders from June to September. There are three ski fields within Eichardt’s backyard with breathtaking alpine scenery and wonderful terrain for all levels. Our team can assist in mountain transportation and gear hire is easily arranged.
From the Remarkables mountain range to the shores of Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown is surrounded by striking natural beauty. For guests who wish to explore the landscape by foot, there are numerous hikes and walking tracks to explore varying in level, duration, and distance, suitable for every guest.
Speak to our team of highly knowledgeable concierge to plan the perfect itinerary for your trip to Queenstown with some of our exceptional ‘Preferred Providers’. Pre-booking is essential, and all trips are subject to availability. You may book by sending us an email at