Air: Queenstown Aiport is the closest Airport to Central Otago. Queenstown Aiport is about an hour's drive away. Queenstown international airport has flights to all the main centres in New Zealand. Plus a number of flights directly to Australia.
Coach: Several companies offer a range of scheduled services throughout to Central Otago from Queenstown, Dunedin, and Christchurch.
Self Drive: Queenstown (62 km) is a 55 minute drive from Cromwell, or 1.25 hour drive from Alexandra (93km). To Cromwell (55km) allow at least 45 minutes from Wanaka, 6 hours from Christchurch (410 km), 3 hours from Dunedin (221 km), and 5 hours from the West Coast (Franz Josef glacier 342 km), plus any additional time desired for stops. In winter, road conditions should be checked before travelling to the Central Otago region.