The town of Queenstown is the capital of the Queenstown-Lakes District in the region of Otago on the South Island of New Zealand . It is located at 358 m above sea level and is located on the edge of the Southern Alps on South Island of New Zealand and is located on Lake Wakatipu . In 2006, she had 10 442 inhabitants. This is an increase of 22.1% compared to 2001.
Queenstown for New Zealand conditions has a distinctly continental climate on. The Southern Alps act here as a protective barrier against the cold winds of the western so-called Roaring Forties . For instance, the average maximum temperature in Queenstown in summer by two degrees higher than the north (closer to the equator) around the capital city Wellington. Not without reason does the hinterland ( Otago ) Queenstown as one of the best vineyard sites in New Zealand. In direct comparison with Germany, the weather is rather mild and balanced. In spring (Sept, Oct, Nov), temperatures between 5 ° C. and 16 ° C in summer (Dec, Jan, Feb) at mild 10 ° C. to 22 ° C in autumn (Mar, Apr, May) between 6 ° C. and 16 ° C. and for New Zealand conditions quite frosty winter (Jun, Jul, Aug) between 1 ° C. and 10 ° C. With rainfall is expected in all seasons. This is, however, with a total of 840 mm of rain a year, thanks to the rain shadow of the Southern Alps is rather moderate.