When is the best time to go to Queenstown?

When is the best time to go to Queenstown? Here's some information to help you in your decision:

  • The best months in Queenstown are January, February, March, November and December
  • On average, the warmest months are January, February and December
  • July is the coldest month of the year
  • The rainiest months are January, February, May, September, October, November and December

Annual weather in Queenstown

For full information about the climate and weather in Queenstown a specific month, click on the corresponding line below:

January 47°F/67°F
February 45°F/68°F
March 43°F/63°F
April 40°F/56°F
May 36°F/50°F
June 32°F/45°F
July 31°F/43°F
August 32°F/47°F
September 34°F/50°F
October 38°F/56°F
November 43°F/59°F
December 47°F/65°F

Weather and climate in Queenstown

Queenstown enjoys a subpolar oceanic climate (with cool summer) in accordance with the Köppen-Geiger classification. The yearly average maximum temperature in Queenstown is 56°F (ranging from 43°F in july to 68°F in february). Annual rainfall is 58.3in, with a minimum of 3.1in in june and a maximum of 6.1in in january.
  • From january to february the climate is beautiful. The record temperature this month is 83°F and it rains in february about 4.9in.
  • Between the months of march and april the climate is not good, but still OK. In average, on the morning it is 40°F and, in april, 7 days of rain are expected.
  • Between may and october the climate is very bad. At lunchtime, it's 54°F in average and it rains about 26% of the time in october.
  • Between the months of november and december the climate is correct. It is for example 65°F as maximum temperature in december and it rains in december about 5.6in.

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Charts: temperature and rainfall in Queenstown

In the charts below, you can see the following seasonal norms for the city of Queenstown: the minimum and maximum outdoor temperature, the risk and amount of monthly rainfall, daily average sunshine, and relative humidity for each month of the year.

Outside temperature

Precipitation (rainfall)

Daily sunshine hours


Peak visitor numbers and tourist seasons in Queenstown

Find out when Queenstown has its high tourist season (the period when the influx of tourists is highest) and off-peak tourist season using our data and figures.

Tourist seasons in Queenstown

  • Very low season in Queenstown
    The months with the lowest number of tourists are: May and June.
  • Low season in Queenstown
    The months with low numbers of tourists are: April, July, August, September and October.
  • High season in Queenstown
    The number of visitors to Queenstown is high in: January, March and November.
  • Peak season in Queenstown
    The largest number of tourists visiting Queenstown is during: February and December.

Figure: Visitor index for Queenstown month by month

Best time for low prices in Queenstown

Average prices of hotels in Queenstown month by month

Generally, June is the month with the lowest hotel prices in Queenstown. So this is a great time to save on your holiday! In contrast, February is statistically the most expensive month of the year for hotels.

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Average price of hiring a car in Queenstown

On average, it costs $ 28 per day to hire a car in Queenstown. This price varies by $ 6.6 depending on the month. In may, hiring a car costs an average of $ 23 per 24 hours, so this is the best time to save money! In contrast, the average price in july is $ 30.

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