The streets of Queenstown.

Ridesharing operator Uber has launched its service in Queenstown.

A company spokeswoman said more than 200,000 people from 88 different countries had opened the Uber app in Queenstown while it was not available.

With the tourism industry booming in the city, the launch of Uber promises to make travelling in the city more accessible, safer, and affordable for visitors.

On launch, the service includes the Frankton, Closeburn, Arthurs Point and Arrowtown areas.

However, the app’s initial launch will not include pick-ups or drop-offs in Wanaka, on the Crown Range, or other mountain destinations such as the ski fields.

The service recently began operating in Dunedin on the first week of June, making it the sixth New Zealand city where the app is available.

More than 450,000 New Zealanders use Uber on a regular basis.