Queenstown, New Zealand

Queenstown, New Zealand

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Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 666 vacation rentals near Queenstown. From 439 houses to 134 apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Queenstown for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

Welcome to the Adventure Capital of the World

Nestled among picturesque mountains on the shores of Lake Wakatipu on New Zealand's South Island, Queenstown is a popular draw for visitors looking to experience the great outdoors and New Zealand's famous adventure lifestyle. Centered around stunning Queenstown Bay, the heart of the town is chock full of hip cafes and bars, making a Queenstown vacation rental the perfect spot to get a healthy mix of urban culture, fresh air, and stunning vistas, all in 1 place. Whether your travel crew is full of foodies or adrenaline junkies, Queenstown won't disappoint.

Seeking thrills? You'll definitely find them here

They call Queenstown the Adventure Capital of the World for a reason. If you're bored at a Queenstown vacation rental, you're not trying hard enough! Heart-racing activities like bungy jumping, whitewater rafting, jet boating, paragliding, and skydiving are all around. Bikers and walkers will love the Queenstown Trail. In the winter months, snow is king, with ample opportunity for skiing and snowboarding. If you somehow still have energy after all that, you can try your hand a fly fishing or hit up one of the many local festivals going on in town.

From the highest peaks to the depths of Mordor

For a true Kiwi experience, pay a visit to the country's namesake birds at Kiwi Birdlife Park. While the kiddies play, mom and dad can indulge in some fine vintages at the local wineries, or even take a full day for a wine trail tour. Movie buffs and Tolkien fans are in for a treat, with several Lord of the Rings filming locations right near Queenstown. The best way to take it all in, though, is on a breathtaking ride up the Skyline Gondola, which takes you to Bob's Peak on Ben Lomond mountain. You'll definitely want your camera.

Not too hot, not too cold, but just right

You'll rarely have to worry about weather extremes at your Queenstown vacation rental. Summers are generally mild, with highs in the upper 60s and low 70s even in the warmest months of December to March. You'll probably want a sweater at night. Lows hover right around the freezing point in the coldest winter months of June to August, with highs in the 40s. You'll see frequent snowfalls, though it usually only sticks in the mountains (great for that top-notch skiing). While the rain's usually not too heavy, there's always a small chance of some drops.

The Remarkables are just that, and a whole lot more

With stunning nature like this, it's no wonder you've seen New Zealand on the big screen time and time again. Queenstown Bay offers dramatic views of Lake Wakatipu and the surrounding peaks of the Remarkables mountains, made even better by some of the most beautiful sunsets you'll see anywhere in the world. The aqua blue waters are something to behold as you wander through the trees lining the lake's shores. And, of course, no visit to New Zealand would be complete with seeing some adorable kiwi birds.