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Snowboarding in Queenstown, NZ

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1. Posted by danahawkins (Full Member 128 posts) 9y

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Just a few Q's... I'm heading to Queenstown... what's the best way to get there... should I fly to Christchurch airport and take a bus/train? Or is there a closer airport with a handy domestic flight?

Price is important and time not so important, so the cheapest option would be awesome.

Thanks!

2. Posted by kiwisteve (Budding Member 24 posts) 9y

There is a local airport at Queenstown
check Air NZ and other airlines for a timetable
presume you are thinking of June onwards ?

Cheers
S

3. Posted by hey_monkee (Respected Member 430 posts) 9y

Queenstown has its own airport but seeing as it's not a main centre it can be a little expensive to fly into. Although if you're booking this far ahead you may be able to find a bargain. Otherwise, there's so many bus services for Queenstown that you'll be spoiled for choice, and be able to find one that suits your budget, enquire at the nearest information centre when you land in Chch or whereever, and they'll be able to give you a full list of options. Intercity is one I can recommend, as well as Wanaka Connexions :)

4. Posted by danahawkins (Full Member 128 posts) 9y

Thanks for the help... looks like I might take a domestic flight from auckland... how can I go about finding a dirt cheap flight?

And yeah, after June.

5. Posted by crazymat (Budding Member 5 posts) 9y

Hi everyone,
My friends and I are planning a snowboard trip to Queenstown later this yr also...

So far we are pondering around August, Flying into Christchurch from Adelaide, Aust. and hiring a campervan to drive from there to Queenstown area.. is it a good idea?

Any advice on anything related would be fantastic!
Any info on the best time of yr for boarding down south, best mountains to go riding, where to stay and what else is a must see whilst in Queenstown..

After a week or so we wanna just spend a few days relaxing n sightseeing... maybe check out the adventure park everyone talks about.. any other advice on adventure parks, beautiful landscapes n views... must see stuff like "bars made of ice" (thats so cool).. or anything that takes ur breath away i wanna know.. hehe.. i'd appreciate any tips n hints...