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    90 mm
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    19 days

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What's the Weather like in Queenstown in October


The average maximum daytime temperature in October is 16°C. The average night-time temperature is usually 6°C, with an average of 11°C across the entire month. 


Expect 90mm of rainfall across the whole of August across 19 day

Sunshine Hours

Over the course of October in Queenstown, the length of the day is rapidly increasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day increases by 1 hour, 32 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 3 minutes, 4 seconds, and weekly increase of 21 minutes, 25 seconds.

The shortest day of the month is October 1, with 12 hours, 34 minutes of daylight and the longest day is October 31, with 14 hours, 6 minutes of daylight.


The month of October in Queenstown experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 52% throughout the month.

The clearest day of the month is October 31, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 49% of the time.

Queenstown Hotels in October

Boasting stunning views over Lake Wakatipu and Queenstown, this friendly hotel is located just outside the lively town centre. It features a heated indoor/outdoor swimming pool and an elegant restaurant. Guests enjoy 2GB of free WiFi per night. Heritage Queenstown offers modern, alpine-style accommodation in peaceful, scenic surroundings. In a typical mountain style, the buildings are made from centuries-old schist stone and cedar wood.

Sherwood is an eco-friendly hotel with an on-site restaurant and bar. The property is set on a hillside overlooking the picturesque Lake Wakatipu and the Remarkables Mountain Range. This unique property offers a tranquil retreat with a bicycle track and a vegetable garden. Sherwood is just 5 minutes' drive or 15 minutes' by bicycle from Queenstown City Centre, and 8 minutes' drive from Queenstown Airport. Both Coronet Peak ski fields and The Remarkables ski area are a 30-minute drive away. Guests can enjoy hiking fishing, cycling and skiing in the surrounding areas.

Bars and Restaurants

Queenstown's iconic hotel is also home to one of the area's top restaurants. It has been around since 1867, serving hotel patrons and anyone else who drops by for breakfast, tapas, or timeless cocktails. If you're looking for a special night time treat, Eichardt's Bar is also the only place in Queenstown to serve Champagne Bollinger by the glass.

Rata is owned and operated by Michelin-starred chef Josh Emett. Since opening, the restaurant has earned a strong reputation for embracing local flavours with a elegantly contemporary twist. The wine list emphasises the best wines to come out of the Central Otago region, while the impeccable menu consists of locally-sourced seafood and various meat and cheese-based delicacies.

Situated on Queenstown's Steamers Wharf, Ivy & Lola's is an interesting hybrid establishment that brings together all-purpose dining and a dynamic bar scene to its lovely waterfront location. All meals from brunch til dinner are accounted for and seafood is the house speciality. The three-hour slow-roast beef is another unique menu item that has become a local favourite.

Things to do in Queenstown in October

As the home of commercial bungy jumping, there are several different places where you can have a go, whether from a bridge, ledge or high wire prepare to experience a sensation well beyond words. For the adrenalin junkies there is much more still to entertain you. The region's incredible visual appeal makes skydiving here a spectacular experience, there's the buzz of rafting and canyoning, hop on board a jet boat and zip down a river or lake at full speed, take to the skies in a helicopter, plane or even a hot air balloon, try your hand at paragliding or hand gliding or the thrill of river boarding and rafting and if that's not enough try sailing, diving, horse trekking, quad or motor bike riding or a 4WD safari.

Jump start your Kiwi Adventure by leaping from Aucklands Sky Tower. It takes around 11 seconds to reach the ground. Sky Jump will have you wearing a full body harness and flying suit. Unlike Bungy, there is no dangling upside down or bounding around - you simply fall fast and smooth.

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