Getting around Queenstown

Public transport

Queenstown is small enough to explore on foot. The only public transport available is the bus service operated by Connectabus (tel: +64 3 441 4471; Bus services start outside the O'Connell's Shopping Centre, Camp Street, and stop at the airport, as well as many hotels.

You can pay by cash or using a reloadable GoCard. One- and seven-day passes are available.


The main taxi providers in Queenstown are Alpine Taxi (tel: +64 3 442 6666) and Queenstown Taxis (tel: +64 3 450 3000).


It doesn’t make much sense to drive around Queenstown, as the centre is so compact. Parking is also severely limited.

Car hire

Car hire companies in Queenstown include Apex (tel: 0800 500 660, in New Zealand;, Hertz (tel: +64 3 442 4106; and Network Car Rentals (tel: 0800 427 055 or +64 3 442 7055;

Bicycle hire

Outside Sports has a specialised bike store at 9 Shotover Street (tel: +64 3 441 0074;, which rents out tough off-road bikes.

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