One of the most visually spectacular parts of New Zealand, Queenstown for most is the place of adrenalin and adventure, but rest assured there is something here for everyone!
Set on the shores of the crystal-clear Lake Wakatipu, surrounded by dramatic mountain ranges, the natural beauty of Queenstown is the perfect backdrop for a never-ending list of things to do. From thrill seeking action and discovering nature, to rejuvenation and relaxation. So whether you’re planning a trip with family, friends or going solo, Queenstown is a place that should be included on everyone’s itinerary and is guaranteed to have you wanting to come back and do more.
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Embrace adrenaline and adventure!
If you’re looking for that rush, Queenstown is the place you want to be. From bungy jumping to jet boat tours, get ready to step out of your comfort zone and get your heart racing!
Skydiving: With crystal clear blue skies, snow-capped mountain ranges and views of Lake Wakatipu as your setting, a tandem skydive from 9000 to 15000 ft is sure to thrill.
Bungee jumping: Take a giant leap and get and adrenaline rush like no other, but don’t close your eyes, you’re definitely going to want to see the views from a whole new perspective. With jumps available from the Ledge, Kawarau (43 meters), or Nevis (143 meters), one won’t be enough.
Swing: Swing from great heights and let gravity do the rest! Available either solo or tandem, from the Ledge swing out to enjoy the views of Queenstown or take the swing of your life through the canyon with the Nevis Swing.
Jet boat tours: Be prepared to get wet as you race through the dramatic canyons of the Shotover River or on the pristine waters of the Dart River with unforgettable thrills and spins.
4WD/Quad bike tours: With access to a wealth of trails covering different types of terrain, the tours through the Queenstown Hill, the Nevis Mountain Range, Skippers Canyon or the Arrow River will give you a true off-road experience.
Paragliding: Soar gracefully through the sky with truly epic bird’s eye views of the stunning Queenstown scenery.
Love the outdoors?
With the most spectacular views and natural surrounds there’s no reason to stay indoors. Nature lovers can indulge in the many outdoor activities which include:
Horse riding: Hit the high country and have a unique experience riding through the film location for the Lord of the Rings, the tranquility of Glenorchy basin or the Dart Valley. With tours available for all riding levels, this is an amazing way to explore the countryside.
Hiking: Hike through Aspiring National Park with tracks for all levels. Joining a tour with a local guides will give you insights into the history, flora and fauna of the region.
Biking: Hire a bike and cycle through the streets of Queenstown exploring the town at your own pace or head to the backcountry trails for a different view.
Fishing: With its abundant lakes and tranquil rivers, Queenstown is the perfect place to bring home the catch of the day! Take a trip on the lake on a luxurious, all weather boat or test your hand with fly-fishing in one of the rivers.
Skiing and Snowboarding: Boasting some of the best mountains for skiers and snowboarders of all levels, there are four ski areas just a stones-throw from Queenstown’s city centre.
Fun for the whole family!
With family activities a plenty, there will be something to enjoy for the big kids and little kids!
Te Anau Glowworm Caves: Experience a mysterious underground world of rushing water before drifting in silent darkness beneath the luminous shimmer of hundreds of glowworms in the Te Anau Glowworm Caves – the perfect day tour from Queenstown.
Nature Parks: Meet the famous Kiwi, other birdlife and reptiles in an educational and enjoyable day out at the Queenstown Kiwi Birdlife Park. With Kiwi feeding and conservation shows you’ll have an up-close experience.
Sightseeing tours of the Southern Alps: Visit New Zealand’s tallest peak Mount Cook and famous Fox, Franz Josef and Tasman Glacier from Queenstown. Spectacular from the sky on a scenic flight, you will be in awe!
Boat cruises: Whether it’s Lake Wakatipu or further afield to Milford Sound, the many boat cruises that are available will provide a relaxing way to enjoy Queenstown’s beauty and natural surrounds.
Relax and unwind
If you’re looking for the perfect place to relax and unwind from your busy life or travel schedule, then look no further.
Wine tours: For the food and wine lovers, take a tour around this premium wine region and experience the boutique vineyards of Central Otago, with fabulous wine selections, local cheeses and craft beer. What more could you ask for?
Air balloon tours: Rise into the sky and cruise over Queenstown with panoramic views of the Southern Alps, Lake Wakatipu, the Remarkables Mountain Range and much more.
Queenstown Hot Pools: A trip to Onsen Hot Pools is the perfect place to unwind and recharge. With beautiful cedar-lined pools overlooking breath-taking views of the Shotover River and surrounding mountains, its a place of magic!
Queenstown gondola: The iconic Skyline Gondola ride takes you 450 metres above Queenstown and Lake Wakatipu to the top of Bob’s Peak, where you’ll enjoy the best views in the region unfolding before your eyes. At the top, there’s the Skyline Restaurant where you can continue to admire the views whilst indulging in world class cuisine. It’s also a treat to enjoy the evening views of the city from this spot!
Helicopter/seaplane scenic tours: What better way to see Queenstown than from the air? From snow landings to flying over Milford Sound, these tours will exceed expectations.
Kootrip is New Zealand’s largest travel site which offers tours for all of these attractions and activities, so why wait? Visit https://www.kootrip.com/d/Queenstown to book today.