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Flights from Melbourne (MEL) to Queenstown (ZQN)

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Visiting from Melbourne to Queenstown

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Queenstown is definitely somewhere to get excited about. There is plenty to do at every time of the year. In winter there are a huge range of activities on the slopes, while summer time the city welcomes all kinds of adventures. From hikes, rafting, to sailing and fly fishing. There is also fantastic food, a range of accomodation for every taste, hot springs and the stunning lake. You might never want to leave the NZ city.

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Melbourne to Queenstown flight information  

The approximate flight time for flights from Melbourne to Queenstown is around 3 hours and 10 minutes.

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When to visit

With four distinct and unique seasons Queenstown has year-round appeal with each season offering a markedly different experience. Summer (December to February) in Queenstown brings long, warm days to enjoy the outdoors with temperatures ranging between 20°C and 30°C. The colours of autumn display red and gold blankets in the hills and countryside. In winter (June to August) temperatures range between -4°C and 8°C, with cool crisp days. It's the best time to experience the stunning snow-capped mountains and a winter paradise for skiing and snowboarding. There's plenty of activities to do in every season.

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Arrival information

What is the main airport called?

Queenstown airport (ZQN).Opens external site in a new window It is the gateway to the lower South Island. Located 15 minutes from downtown Queenstown, Queenstown Airport services the region. It's easy to get to the city centre with shuttles, taxi services, buses and rental cars available at the airport.

Arriving in Queenstown

The friendly and helpful staff at Queenstown Airport will greet you when you land, and from there getting into the city is easy. 

Getting into Queenstown from the airport 

With a range of convenient transport options, getting to and from the airport is easy. It’s a good idea to book a rental car to explore the Queenstown region at your own pace. There are a range of rental car operators available at the terminal. If you’re being picked up, there is a pick up zone in the car park in front of the terminal. Other transport options include buses, airport shuttles, taxis and limos are all lined up outside the terminal, ready to take you to your destination. Taxis and airport shuttles offer door-to-door service and the public bus comes through every 15 minutes.

Getting around Queenstown

Once you arrive in Queenstown, getting around is easy, whether you hire your own car, use the public bus network which links Queenstown’s main suburbs or explore the region by foot or bike on the Queenstown Trail. Or visit the lake and hop on the Queenstown ferry network from Frankton Arm to Queenstown. There is also a free shuttle service from The Station in Queenstown to Arrowtown, which runs Thursday to Sunday. There are many tour operators from the town centre and hotels making it easy to get out and about and experience what the region has to offer. If you prefer to self-drive, Queenstown has many rental cars and campervans to hire.

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Once you’ve got your tickets from Melbourne, there are a few things you should know to ensure you’re as prepared as possible for your flight.  

What is the main airport called? 

Melbourne Airport.Opens external site in a new window Located 20 km (12.5 miles) from the city centre, Melbourne Domestic Airport (MEL), also known as Tullamarine Airport, is the main airport serving the state of Victoria. Qantas operates from two terminals in Melbourne T1 - domestic and T2 - international.

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If your plans have changed or you no longer wish to travel, visit Manage Booking to change your travel dates or cancel your flight. Visit Booking changes for more information.

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* Flight prices are per adult in Australian Dollars, based on payment at qantas.com by BPAY made 7 days or more before departure, POLi or Qantas issued UATP. For other payment options a percentage based fee applies, capped at a maximum per passenger of $22 for Domestic or $120 for International travel. Prices are not guaranteed until payment is made. Fares may not be available on all flights or days.  Some flights are operated by partner or subsidiary airlines. Prices may fluctuate if taxes or foreign exchange rates change. Passengers booking Premium Economy may be seated in Economy on connecting flights. Check the fare rules for more details before booking. Inclusions vary between flights. All schedules subject to change, including last minute aircraft changes. QantasLink flights operated by Sunstate Airlines (Qld) Pty Ltd ABN 82 009 734 703, Eastern Australia Airlines Pty Ltd ABN 77 001 599 024, and National Jet Systems Pty Ltd ABN 11 008 279 203. Licence No per state: QLD - 407, NSW - 2TA000237, VIC - 30362, SA - TTA155, WA - 9TA52.

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