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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Queenstown, Australia

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Queenstown...

Queenstown is a coastal city in Australia. It is a fairly small-sized town close to the water with a population of 2352 people. The water temperature around Queenstown varies slightly during the year. The temperature ranges from 11.8°C (53.2°F) in August up to 16.4°C (61.6°F) in the month of February, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 14°C (57°F) and the best time for water activities is late winter, since Queenstown is located in the southern hemisphere.

Hover over the bars to see temperature for each month in Celsius and Fahrenheit.

What is the current water temperature near Queenstown?

The current water temperature in the month of March near Queenstown is ca:
16°C (61°F)

Are there surf spots in close proximity to Queenstown?

There are not many surf spots close to Queenstown. The next good one is Trial Harbour, which is about 22.2km (47.2miles) away from Queenstown. Click here to check out more information on Trial Harbour and its water temperature. Other surfspots near Queenstown are Devonport Rivermouth, which is approximately 75.9km (47.2miles) away, and Bora, located ca 75.9km (47.2miles) from Queenstown.

Are there sandy beaches near Queenstown?

Not too many beaches are located in close proximity to Queenstown. One that might be worth checking out is Oreti Beach, which is more than 1121.1km (696.3miles) away from Queenstown. If you don't mind the long drive, you can also visit Tunnel Beach, which is roughly 1226.2km (761.6miles) away from Queenstown.

What kind of wetsuit is needed for Queenstown?

The average sea temperature around Queenstown is relatively chilly, around 14°C (57°F), with no significant changes throughout the year. This is why a 2/3mm wetsuit is required for surfing, snorkelling, or diving around Queenstown. However, it can get more chilly early mornings and during windy days. People who are sensitive to cold temperatures might want to carry a 3/4mm fullsuit. The coldest months are July, August, and September. You could possibly be fine with a jumpsuit during warm days in the summer, particularly in the months of January, February, and March.

How is the diving and fishing close to Queenstown?

Fishing and Scuba diving conditions are very similar throughout the year. The waters around Queenstown are nearly almost cool, reaching temperatures between 11 and 16°C (53-62°F). The following fish like to hang out in waters of this temperature range: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Queenstown: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Queenstown...

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