Queenstown Airport

Queenstown Airport (ZQN)


Otago, on New Zealand's South Island, is home to the resort town of Queenstown. A great way to access Queenstown is via the small, but efficient, Queenstown Airport.

Queenstown Airport receives many domestic flights and a couple of flights from Australia during peak holiday season. The airport is well equipped with shops selling skiing equipment as well as tasty treats, making it the perfect gateway to a holiday in New Zealand's Alps.


The airport is just four miles (6km) from central Queenstown.

Getting to the city

The best way to get into the city is by taxi. However, shuttles are also available and can be booked via www.conexions.com. Fares range from NZ$5 for kids, to NZ$10 for adults. It also costs an extra NZ$10 for ski gear.


GMT + 13


Tel: +64 3 450 9031.

Car rental

Rental companies including Apex, Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, Jucy, Nationwide, THL, and Thrifty all offer car rental services at Queenstown Airport.

Airport Taxis

Taxis are available from outside the terminal. The fare into town costs approximately NZ$25.


ATM, currency exchange, baggage lost and found office, baggage storage facilities, Internet lounge, tourist help desk, first aid facilities, wifi, retail outlets and restaurants. The terminal is fully accessible for disabled passengers.


Long- and short-term parking charges range from NZ$3 for up to 40 minutes to NZ$9 for three hours and NZ$1 per hour thereafter with a maximum charge of NZ$20 for the first day and NZ$17 from day two onwards. The first 20 minutes is free.

Departure Tax

A departure tax of NZ$20 – NZ$25 is charged.




Passengers booking flights to Queensland Airport will generally find flights available on Air New Zealand, Glenorchy Air, Jetstar, Qantas and Virgin Australia.


Prepaid wifi is available throughout the terminal. It is provided by SurfSpot, passengers who don't have an account with SurfSpot can buy prepaid cards from the Airport Help Desk or Travelex.

Business Lounges

An Internet lounge is located beside the International Arrivals part of the terminal. Internet is available for NZ$2 for 15 minutes and printing services are on offer.

Queenstown Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.