Summer In Queenstown

After the long winter, it's time to de thaw and enjoy the long lazy days that summer brings to the Wakatipu Basin. 

The pleasant daytime temperatures averaging between 22 and 26 degrees and the lengthy daylight hours herald in a period of warmth and socialising, exploring and adventuring, and an unparalleled opportunity to create & share lasting memories.

Queenstown is a spectacular location to visit and experience in summer.  The sky's clear blue, tussock covered mountains take on a golden hue and visitors bring a vibrant splash of colour to this serene palette.  Enjoy scrumptious degustation menus at a number of local vineyards – sampling Queenstown’s fresh produce in ‘garden to plate ‘ cuisine style


The town has a wonderful international vibe, street vendors and food trucks are plentiful and the buskers come out to entertain.  A walk in the gardens or along the shoreline, a picnic on the beach, or a hike around any of our trails makes for a wonderful active day out.  At night Queenstown comes alive, with the sun setting at the top of the lake, shining sleepy rays onto the shores of Queenstown Bay.  Bars and restaurants extend to al fresco dining with summer menus celebrating our deliciously fresh local cuisine.

And of course, summer is the ideal time to indulge in Queenstown’s impressive selection of water activities. Get out on the lake for jet boating, scenic cruises or parasailing. Or take a dip in the raging rivers for white water rafting, canyoning or river surfing


Leisurely explore Queenstown’s surrounds with a number of fabulous day trips from cruising on the TSS Earnslaw and picnicking over at Walter Peak Station, to classic road trips discovering Glenorchy, Paradise Valley, Milford Sounds, Arrowtown and more.

And of course, the summer festivals are world famous in Queenstown!   Jazz, rock, wine, bike, run, walk – you name, and Queenstown has a festival to celebrate it.


Yes, Queenstown is a truly spectacular destination to come and visit and experience over summer.  Book your accommodation with us now – Come Stay & Play with Spinnaker Bay.