A Guide to Getting Around Queenstown: On Foot, By Bus, and By Car.

Exploring New Zealand's picturesque alpine town of Queenstown is a must-do for any traveller. Offering breathtaking mountain and lake scenery and days of various activities, with so many amazing things to do in Queenstown, navigating the town is an adventure in itself. So, you may be asking, do I need a car in Queenstown?

While there are amazing trails and walking paths, exploring Queenstown on foot is only convenient if you are staying close to town. When staying around the town centre, you'll have easy access to lakeside restaurants, vibrant nightlife, shopping, and the base for many Queenstown activities like the Skyline Luge and Sky Trek Paragliding. The town centre is compact and walking-friendly, making it doable if that's all you want to see.

Exploring other transportation options in Queenstown? You'll find a public bus system that operates throughout the day, offering affordable fares and convenient routes to areas like Fernhill, Arrowtown, Frankton, and Arthur's Point. And, if you're staying in Kelvin Heights, there is the option of a Water Taxi, which is the cheapest way to get on Lake Wakatipu but not the most versatile mode of transportation.

To truly experience all that Queenstown has to offer and make the most out of your trip, we highly recommend travelling by car. Some of the region's best hikes, beaches, restaurants, and activities are best accessed by car. With a car, Queenstown is just a 15-minute drive from the Airport, 20 minutes to Arrowtown, and 50 minutes to Wanaka. With endless things to do and see, the freedom of having a hire car in Queenstown will make your travels stress-free, and the adventure is half the fun.

If you're opting to enjoy the freedom of a rental car in Queenstown, Evolve Rentals can help make it happen!