When is the best time to go to Queenstown

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The chart above shows the best time of year to visit Queenstown, New Zealand. These are based on an analysis of weather averages such as temperature, rainfall and number of hours of sunshine. These ratings are based solely on the climate and do not take into account other factors such as accommodation prices and how busy it is likely to be.

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Queenstown weather by month

Please note our recommendations for when to visit Queenstown are based solely on the weather and do not take into accounts accommodation prices, how busy it will be and what events are on.

January

Queenstown January weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
18°C 99mm 7.4hrs 16.3hrs

Mild and a little damp weather often prevails in Queenstown during the month of January

It is perhaps the perfect month to visit Queenstown, with some surprisingly good weather at this time of year.

January is in the summer in Queenstown and is typically the coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around 20°C (68°F), whilst at night 8°C (46°F) is normal.

On average January is the driest month of the year in Queenstown with around 99mm 3.9 inches of rain making it a a little damp time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 11 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 7.4 hours of sunshine per day.

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February

Queenstown February weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
18°C 67mm 7.2hrs 15hrs

February in Queenstown is generally reasonably dry with the temperature being mild.

It is perhaps the perfect month to visit Queenstown, with some extremely good weather at this time of year.

February is in the summer in Queenstown and is typically the 2nd coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around 20°C (68°F), whilst at night 8°C (46°F) is normal.

On average February is the 2nd driest month of the year in Queenstown with around 67mm 2.6 inches of rain making it a reasonably dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 9 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 7.2 hours of sunshine per day.

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March

Queenstown March weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
15°C 105mm 5.9hrs 13.5hrs

The weather in March in Queenstown is characteristically mild and damp.

Although outside the main holiday season, there is still plenty of pretty acceptable weather around this time of year. This makes it an okay time to visit Queenstown.

March is in the fall / autumn in Queenstown and is typically the 3rd coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cool 17°C (63°F), whilst at night 6°C (43°F) is normal.

On average March is the 3rd driest month of the year in Queenstown with around 105mm 4.1 inches of rain making it a damp time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 11 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 5.9 hours of sunshine per day.

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April

Queenstown April weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
12°C 88mm 4.5hrs 11.9hrs

Queenstown's weather in April is typically cool and a little damp in nature.

Although outside the main holiday season, there is still plenty of fairly acceptable weather around this time of year. This makes it an okay time to visit Queenstown.

April is in the fall / autumn in Queenstown and is typically the 4th coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cool 13°C (56°F), whilst at night 4°C (39°F) is normal.

On average April is the 4th driest month of the year in Queenstown with around 88mm 3.4 inches of rain making it a a little damp time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 11 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 4.5 hours of sunshine per day.

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May

Queenstown May weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
8°C 100mm 3hrs 10.7hrs

May is a a little damp month in Queenstown and the temperature is generally cool.

Based on weather alone, this is probably a time of year to avoid going to Queenstown for your holidays. The weather is often not a good and not conducive to spending time outdoors.

May is in the fall / autumn in Queenstown and is typically the 5th coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cold 9°C (48°F), whilst at night 1°C (33°F) is normal.

On average May is the 5th driest month of the year in Queenstown with around 100mm 3.9 inches of rain making it a a little damp time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 13 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 3 hours of sunshine per day.

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June

Queenstown June weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
5°C 94mm 2.6hrs 16.3hrs

Cool and a little damp weather often prevails in Queenstown during the month of June

Based on weather alone, this is probably a time of year to avoid going to Queenstown for your holidays. The weather is often not a good and not conducive to spending time outdoors.

June is in the winter in Queenstown and is typically the 6th coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cold 6°C (43°F), whilst at night -2°C (29°F) is normal.

On average June is the 6th driest month of the year in Queenstown with around 94mm 3.7 inches of rain making it a a little damp time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 11 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 2.6 hours of sunshine per day.

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July

Queenstown July weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
5°C 80mm 2.6hrs 15hrs

July in Queenstown is generally a little damp with the temperature being cool.

Based on weather alone, this is probably a time of year to avoid going to Queenstown for your holidays. The weather is often relatively bad and not conducive to spending time outdoors.

July is in the winter in Queenstown and is typically the 6th warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cold 6°C (42°F), whilst at night -2°C (29°F) is normal.

On average July is the 6th wettest month of the year in Queenstown with around 80mm 3.2 inches of rain making it a a little damp time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 12 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 2.6 hours of sunshine per day.

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August

Queenstown August weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
7°C 85mm 3.8hrs 13.5hrs

The weather in August in Queenstown is characteristically cool and a little damp.

Based on weather alone, this is probably a time of year to avoid going to Queenstown for your holidays. The weather is often pretty bad and not conducive to spending time outdoors.

August is in the winter in Queenstown and is typically the 5th warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cold 8°C (46°F), whilst at night -1°C (30°F) is normal.

On average August is the 5th wettest month of the year in Queenstown with around 85mm 3.4 inches of rain making it a a little damp time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 10 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 3.8 hours of sunshine per day.

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September

Queenstown September weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
10°C 103mm 5.1hrs 11.9hrs

Queenstown's weather in September is typically cool and damp in nature.

Based on weather alone, this is probably a time of year to avoid going to Queenstown for your holidays. The weather is often pretty bad and not conducive to spending time outdoors.

September is in the spring in Queenstown and is typically the 4th warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cool 11°C (51°F), whilst at night 1°C (34°F) is normal.

On average September is the 4th wettest month of the year in Queenstown with around 103mm 4 inches of rain making it a damp time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 12 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 5.1 hours of sunshine per day.

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October

Queenstown October weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
12°C 114mm 5.9hrs 10.7hrs

October is a damp month in Queenstown and the temperature is generally cool.

Based on weather alone, this is probably a time of year to avoid going to Queenstown for your holidays. The weather is often not a good and not conducive to spending time outdoors.

October is in the spring in Queenstown and is typically the 3rd warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cool 13°C (56°F), whilst at night 3°C (37°F) is normal.

On average October is the 3rd wettest month of the year in Queenstown with around 114mm 4.5 inches of rain making it a damp time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 14 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 5.9 hours of sunshine per day.

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November

Queenstown November weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
14°C 87mm 6.9hrs 16.3hrs

Mild and a little damp weather often prevails in Queenstown during the month of November

It is perhaps the perfect month to visit Queenstown, with some particularly good weather at this time of year.

November is in the spring in Queenstown and is typically the 2nd warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cool 16°C (61°F), whilst at night 5°C (40°F) is normal.

On average November is the 2nd wettest month of the year in Queenstown with around 87mm 3.4 inches of rain making it a a little damp time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 11 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 6.9 hours of sunshine per day.

Queenstown weather in November »

December

Queenstown December weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
16°C 99mm 7.4hrs 15hrs

December in Queenstown is generally a little damp with the temperature being mild.

It is perhaps the perfect month to visit Queenstown, with some very good weather at this time of year.

December is in the summer in Queenstown and is typically the warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cool 18°C (65°F), whilst at night 7°C (44°F) is normal.

On average December is the wettest month of the year in Queenstown with around 99mm 3.9 inches of rain making it a a little damp time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 12 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 7.4 hours of sunshine per day.

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Queenstown weather statistics
Hottest month: January 19.5°C 67.1°F
Driest month: February 67mm 2.6ins
Sunniest month: February 7.2hrs
Coldest month: July 5.3°C 41.5°F
Wettest month: October 114mm 4.5ins
Warmest sea: February 14.1°C 57.4°F
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