Current Weather Forecast
What to expect when you visit Queenstown
Queenstown is warm in summer. January and February, with an average high-temperature of 21.8°C (71.2°F), are warmest months.
Located in the lee of the Southern Alps, Queenstown can be cold in winter with an average high-temperature of 7.8°C (46°F) and an average low-temperature of -1.7°C (28.9°F), July is the coldest month. Though it rarely snows in town, it will get icy cold during autumn and winter.
Some parts of the country will be battling icy winds and other parts will have rain – and lots of it. The sun will come out occasionally, but you should be layering for the cold and wet winter.
Summer + Spring
It is a good idea to wear two layers (one warm) and bring a waterproof option. Sunblock and sturdy walking shoes are a must. Pack light, but warm. Also, pack wool socks and waterproof boots or shoes, waterproof jackets and pants to keep dry.
Winter + Autumn
Wind and waterproof gear are essential through these months! A warm jacket that can handle the snow. Wrap up with a beanie and gloves, and don’t forget merino socks are a nice treat to keep the feet warm!