Air: Queenstown airport services both domestic and international trans-Tasman air links. Air New Zealand flies directly from Australia all year round and Qantas Airways offers a winter service from Australia. Domestically Air New Zealand and Qantas Airways offer scheduled services.
Self Drive: Wanaka (103 km) is approximately 1.25 hours drive from Queenstown if you follow the main State Hiway. The shortest route to Wanaka is over the Crown Range Road, however it's a challenging drive. Allow at least 7.5 hours from Christchurch (486 km), 3.5 hours from Dunedin (283 km), and 5.5 hours from the West Coast (Franz Josef glacier 404 km), plus any additional time desired for stops. In winter, road conditions should be checked before travelling to the Queenstown region.
Rental Car Hire: There is a number of rental car and campervan companies that have offices in Queenstown.
Coach: There are several companies which have a nation-wide network that includes a scheduled service to Queenstown. There are also a number of smaller companies operating services to and from Christchurch, Dunedin, Wanaka, and the West Coast.