The Southern Lakes region of New Zealand may be tucked away in the corner of the world but it’s easy to get to!
Host towns Queenstown and Wanaka are easily accessible international lakeside resorts just an hour apart. Spectacular scenery, fantastic dining and shopping, iconic adventure activities and off-mountain attractions make them the perfect venues for every taste and budget.
Don’t miss a trip to the historic gold rush town of Naseby for the curling tournament, it’s a place like no other in New Zealand.
Queenstown Airport is located in Frankton, Otago, New Zealand, and is your easiest way in to Queenstown and Wanaka. The airport is 8 km or a 10-minute drive from the Queenstown CBD. It’s a 20 minute drive to the Remarkables and Coronet Peak and an hour drive to Cardrona Alpine Resort.
Swiss-Belsuites Pounamu Queenstown is just a 23 minute drive, 17km from Coronet Peak Ski Resort and a 10 minute stroll into Queenstown town centre. Our convenient shuttle service is complimentary offering guests a scenic ride to and from town.
For approximate driving times and distances between different venues, please refer to the table below. You should carry snow chains on all routes (compulsory for mountain passes). The distance between Wanaka and Queenstown is calculated for the Crown Range Road. If there is a lot of snow, or you are a nervous driver, you may prefer to take the longer route via Cromwell. This takes approx 1.5 hrs.
Road Conditions can be checked by calling the Automobile Association on 0800 500 444 or visiting their website.