Adventure activities abound in Queenstown, where a populous village is surrounded by snow-capped mountains perfect for a skiing in winter. Sitting on Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown makes use of its natural surrounds, providing jet boat rides and other water-based activities. You can also take on some high-flying experiences such as bungy jumping and skydiving. Flight Centre offers a range of tours in and around Queenstown that are sure to appeal to both daredevils and scenic day trippers, in a city fondly called 'the adventure capital of New Zealand'.
Don't miss these Queenstown attractions
- Kawarau River white water rafting
- Queenstown zipline
- Nevis Highwire bungy jumping
- Guided hikes to surrounding mountains
- Queenstown Skyline Restaurant
Sign up for some 360-degree spins on a jet boat ride through the Shotover River Canyons, take a bungy jump off the historic Kawarau Bridge, or set your pulse racing with a skydive from a plane above Queenstown’s spectacular saw-toothed mountain ranges. Alternatively, you can experience the exhilarating thrill of flying through the forest canopy on one of the most exciting dedicated ziplines anywhere in the world.
Those keen on the snow scene might also enjoy skiing at some of New Zealand’s best ski resorts. The Remarkables, Coronet Peak and Cardrona are all just a stone’s throw from Queenstown itself, and a package ski tour can help you spend less time planning and more time enjoying the fresh powder on offer.
For those who prefer to keep their feet on firm ground, tours can range from day trips around the Otago region to multiple nights enjoying the beautiful scenery of the entire South Island and beyond. Town highlights tours can reveal some fascinating local history, not to mention spectacular views of Lake Wakatipu and The Remarkables.
Queenstown’s hinterlands showcase the region’s natural beauty to its fullest. Take a bus tour through the Mackenzie Basin to Mount Cook – the highest peak in New Zealand. On your return, you can check out scenic Queenstown gondola for some breathtaking panoramic views, perhaps complimented with a meal or a late-night beverage at the fabulously appointed Skyline restaurant.