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Almost all Lord of the Rings fans recognise Queenstown and the role she played in the trilogy. Whether you want to see the iconic water town in Glenorchy or the wildly rapid Shotover River, you can see many elements of the LOTR trilogy in and around Queenstown. If you’re travelling to New Zealand’s southern island on business, family holiday, romantic escape, or you’re a solo thrill seeker, Queenstown has something for everyone. Before you set out to the picturesque town, book cheap flights from Adelaide to Queenstown on Webjet. Book fares for the entire family with just a few clicks of your mouse.
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The best time to visit Queenstown
Bring your skis and snowboards if you’re planning a visit in the winter as fresh powder can be found across the Remarkables and at Coronet Peak. Pack plenty of layers and a heavy coat to explore the city on foot. Spring in Queenstown can see unpredictable rains that may affect outdoor activities. If you don’t mind the sporadic rain storm, you can snag great deals on cheap flights from Adelaide to Queenstown in spring. Crowds flock to the city in summer to soak up the sunshine and take advantage the 22° C (70°F) weather and the bevy of outdoor excursions. Autumn weather can make planning outdoor activities a bit challenging, but if you want to see Queenstown at it prettiest, travel between March and May. With fewer crowds and erratic weather, you can also find the lowest rates on return flights from Adelaide to Queenstown.
Departing From Adelaide
Qantas, Emirates Air, and Air New Zealand fly from Adelaide Airport (ADL) to Queenstown Airport (ZQN). The ADL to ZQN flight will take a little more than six hours and includes one stopover in Melbourne (MEL) or Sydney (SYD).
Getting to Adelaide International Airport
If you take the bus to Adelaide Airport, take advantage of the Metro’s J1x line. The double decker buses on the streamlined route are equipped with storage racks to make the 20-minute ride easier. Taxi fare from the city centre starts at $27 AUD while Uber fares start at $23 AUD.
Parking at Adelaide International Airport
Save time and money when parking at the airport by pre-booking your space well in advance.
Where to Park at Adelaide International Airport
Adelaide Airport has two car parks that will meet your travel needs and budget.
• Terminal Car Park: Ideal for travellers who want covered parking close to the terminals. The Terminal Car park is equipped with a special parking system that directs drivers to the nearest available space. The 4-minute walk to the terminal can be made under a covered walkway. Daily rates start at $39 AUD
• Long Term Car Park: The cheapest parking option at Adelaide Airport is in the outdoor spaces of the Long Term Car Park. Parking includes a complimentary shuttle to the terminals or you can walk to the terminals in less than 10 minutes. Daily rates start at $29AUD.
Arriving in Queenstown
Queenstown Airport (ZQN) has a host of shopping and dining options to Aussies entering New Zealand.
How to Get from Queenstown Airport to Your Queenstown Hotel or Accommodation
Queenstown Airport (ZQN) is about 25 minutes from the city centre. You can arrange airport transfer via public bus, taxi, Uber or other ride share services. Uber and other ride services are not permitted to pick up or drop off passengers at the airport, but you can walk to their designated pick up area at 31 Lucas Place. Metred taxis to the city centre take about 15 minutes and should cost $68 NZD ($64 AUD). The bus from Queenstown Airport (ZQN) to the city centre takes about 25 minutes and costs $7 NZD ($6.50 AUD). The shared shuttle from the airport is a great way for large families and groups to save money.
Things to do in Queenstown
Perhaps one of the most photographed landmark in Queenstown is the Remarkables mountain range. The prime ski or snowboarding area is also the perfect place to snap a postcard worthy photo. Head to Skippers Canyon for incredible views of the 22-kilometre (13.7 mile) gorge in Queensland. Adventure lovers can book a jet boating activity or leap off a cliff in a bungee jumping excursion. Skippers Canyon is also featured in the famed LOTR trilogy. This is where Arwen washed away the hunting ringwraiths. Tour one of the only wineries in Queenstown at Gibbston Valley. The vineyards high altitude and diverse climate allow the winery to nurture the Pinot Noir the region is famous for. If you’re wanting to steer clear of chain stores and tourist shops, head to the Creative Queenstown Arts and Crafts Markets. The vibrant weekend market is a melting pot of visual and performing artists who perform, display, or sell their own creations.