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Queenstown Things to Do

Queenstown is a popular tourist destination, with a huge range of things to do and world class attractions. From world reknown ski fields to sky diving and high speed jet boat rides through twisting canyons, there is something to entertain everyone!

Activities in Queenstown include:

  • Skydiving
  • Bungy jumping
  • Walking, hiking
  • Mountain biking, cycling
  • Kayaking
  • Boating
  • Swimming
  • Heritage tours
  • Horse trekking
  • Wind surfing
  • Sailing
  • Jet boating
  • Parasailing
  • Trout fishing
  • Shopping
  • Dining out
  • Scenic flights
  • Gondola rides
  • Luging
  • Wine tours

Lake Wakatipu

Lake Wakatipu is a deep blue pool of pure mountain water, framed by The Remarkables range.

Activities on Lake Wakatipu include freshwater fishing, boating, kayaking, swimming, jet boating, jet skiing, historic boat rides, underwater fish viewing and much more.

Skippers Canyon

Skippers Canyon was once the very centre of gold mining activity in the Queenstown region. Today, historical sites still remain and you can see original gold mining workings that are progressively being restored.

Skippers Canyon offers a range of adventure activities, including four wheel driving, bungy jumping, flying fox and jet boating.


Located about 21 kilometres from Queenstown, Arrowtown is a quaint village swathed in history.

Wander the banks of the Arrow river and discover life as it used to be for thousands of Chinese miners. Their humble village can still be seen tucked into the riverbank. Browse the shops and cafes of Buckingham St (the main street), - a testament to the town's determination to preserve its past.

Visit in April or May and witness one of the best and most magnificent autumn displays in New Zealand.

Kingston Flyer

The Kingston Flyer is New Zealand's famous vintage steam train, taking you back to the 1920's colonial era of romance and glamour. Climb aboard and experience the magic!

Ideal entertainment for the whole family!

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Skyline Queenstown

Skyline Queenstown offers great entertainment for the entire family. Enjoy stunning views from the gondola ride up the hill. Relax and enjoy a meal at the cafe or restaurant, or experience the thrill of luging down the hill.

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Bungy Queenstown

If you are looking for a thrill, then bungy jumping is for you! AJ Hackett Bungy offer 3 extreme jumping options:

Nevis Bungy - jump 134 metres from a high wire cable car suspended over the Nevis Canyon. The highest bungy in New Zealand!

Kawarau Bridge Bungy - jump 43 metres from the Kawarau Bridge.

The Ledge Bungy - run and jump off the "ledge" some 400 metres over Queenstown. Freestyle bungy so you can jump how you please.

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Shotover Jet

The Shotover Jet takes you on a breathtaking ride through dramatic and narrow canyons on the Shotover River. Hold on tight for Queenstown's only exhilarating full 360 degree spins.

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Did you Know?

The first organised commercial bungee jumping first began in New Zealand and was created by AJ Hackett.

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