Queenstown is located on the edge of Lake Wakatipu. The heart of the town is around Camp and Shotover Streets and the Mall. There is a good public bus network, and during the winter mountain shuttles operate from downtown Queenstown to the ski resorts of Treble Cone, Cardrona, the Remarkables, Coronet Peak, Snow Farm, and the Snow Park. The bus service also operates to the nearby tourist centers of Wanaka and Arrowtown.
Travel Passes -- The Day Unlimited Travel Pass is a smartcard ticket that allows travel on any Connectabus for the whole day. It will also take you to Arrowtown. You can buy it from the driver.
By Bus -- The local bus service, Connectabus, is an easy and affordable way to explore the Queenstown area and operates from 6am to 11:30pm daily. Connectabus services all major hotels and motels every 20 minutes, and also includes Queenstown Airport on its routes. Look for the bright yellow buses.