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There are 3 ways to get from Queenstown Airport (ZQN) to Lake Hawea by bus, car or shuttle

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Recommended option

Bus  •  3h 7m

  1. Take the bus from Frankton Bus Interchange to Lake Hawea Dam Queenstown - Franz Josef

$46 - $59

2 alternative options

Drive  •  1h 14m

  1. Drive from Queenstown Airport (ZQN) to Lake Hawea 80 km

$15 - $23

Shuttle  •  1h 14m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Queenstown Airport to Lake Hawea

$240 - $340

Queenstown Airport (ZQN) → Lake Hawea
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Lake Hawea is 0800 358 5453.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Lake Hawea is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Lake Hawea is 2 metres.

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Last updated: 29 Nov 2020
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The cheapest way to get from Queenstown Airport (ZQN) to Lake Hawea is to drive which costs $15 - $23 and takes 1h 14m.

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The quickest way to get from Queenstown Airport (ZQN) to Lake Hawea is to drive which costs $15 - $23 and takes 1h 14m.

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The distance between Queenstown Airport (ZQN) and Lake Hawea is 66 km. The road distance is 80 km.

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The best way to get from Queenstown Airport (ZQN) to Lake Hawea without a car is to bus which takes 3h 7m and costs $45 - $60.

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It takes approximately 3h 7m to get from Queenstown Airport (ZQN) to Lake Hawea, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Queenstown Airport (ZQN) to Lake Hawea is 80 km. It takes approximately 1h 14m to drive from Queenstown Airport (ZQN) to Lake Hawea.

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There are 91+ hotels available in Lake Hawea. Prices start at $150 NZD per night.

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Map of how to get from Queenstown Airport (ZQN) to Lake Hawea.
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  • Distance: 65.6 km
  • Duration: 3h 7m

What companies run services between Queenstown Airport (ZQN), New Zealand and Lake Hawea, New Zealand?

GreatSights operates a bus from Frankton Bus Interchange to Lake Hawea Dam once daily. Tickets cost $15 - $23 and the journey takes 1h 59m.

Bus operators
GreatSights
Website
greatsights.co.nz
Bus from Frankton Bus Interchange to Lake Hawea Dam
Ave. Duration
1h 59m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Website
GreatSights
Standard
$15 - $23
Flexi
$35 - $55
Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
On demand
Shuttle from Queenstown Airport to Lake Hawea
Estimated price
$240 - $340

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