Everyone knows Queenstown is famous as a couples getaway. It’s New Zealand’s most sought after honeymoon location and very popular for a dirty weekend as well. So what are all those loved up couples doing in Queenstown? Onsen Hot Pools This is the must do couples activity in Queenstown. You’ll need to book it months… Continue reading Romantic Things To Do in Queenstown
Kawarau Zipline is run by AJ Hackett at the Kawarau Bridge Bungy site. It’s an impressive and well organised location with excellent space for spectators to watch both the Zipline and the bungy jumping. The Zipline here isn’t a tour it’s just a quick adrenaline ride. It’s great for younger kids or anyone who wants… Continue reading Kawarau Zipline
Ziptrek Ecotours is Queenstown’s original Zipline Tour. It’s located right in town, the tour starts at the top of the Gondola. They offer a range of tours. Kea Tour The Kea Tour is $199 for Adults and $149 for Kids. It includes 6 ziplines one of which is the world’s steepest. The tour takes 2.5… Continue reading Ziptrek Ecotours Zipline
If you’re to chicken Bungy Jump the a Zipline might be just the thing. It’s great fun and a real adrenaline rush, but nowhere near as terrifying as a bungy or a skydive. Ziplines are great for families with kids in 10-15 age group that are looking for an adrenaline rush.
Paradise Ziplines is a very scenic one hour drive from Queenstown near Glenorchy. The Paradise Zipline tour is the best value zipline tour in Queenstown. It’s a little cheaper than Ziptrek and you get to do 8 ziplines instead of 6. I really like Paradise Ziplines for the interesting terrain.You are zipping down river valleys… Continue reading Paradise Zipline
You can’t visit Queenstown and not do a bungy jump. Afterall, Queenstown is the spiritual home of bungy. Actually invented in England by Oxford University dangerous sports club, but the first commercial jump operation was opened in Queenstown by AJ Hackett and they are still at it.
Queenstown’s Highest Bungy Nevis is the highest bungy in New Zealand, at 134 metres, which gives you 8.5 seconds of free fall. You jump from a platform suspended on cables high over the Shotover River. And it’s really, really high. You can’t drive to this bungy jump they have a bus that takes you there… Continue reading Nevis Bungy Queenstown
The original bungy. Not just Queenstown’s first, it’s actually the world’s first commercial bungy jumping site. It’s also got a great zipline which is perfect for kids to young to throw off a bridge. At 43m it’s not the highest bungy in town, not even close but it’s still great fun, and you can wear… Continue reading Kawarau Bungy Queenstown
Ledge Bungy is the Bungy with the best view. Quite possibly the best view in the world actually. It’s located on a platform at the top of the Skyline Gondola which is a must do for any visitor to Queenstown. At 47 metres it’s not the highest, less than 1/2 Nevis bungy. But it feels… Continue reading Ledge Bungy Queenstown
Visit Wanaka Farmers Market The Wanaka Farmers Market is great for foodies of all ages. It’s held every Thursday and runs from 3 PM till 6. Best of all, the Wanaka Farmers Market runs year-round. So you can get your organic, heirloom vegetables straight from the grower even in the dead of winter. Unless of… Continue reading Wanaka Farmers Market
Take a Self Guided Queenstown Gardens Tour The Queenstown Gardens are on the lakefront, a short walk from central Queenstown. They’re a popular place for both locals and tourists from the hotels nearby to relax. The views of Lake Wakatipu are stunning. There’s a path that follows the lakefront around the gardens, which every visitor… Continue reading Tour Queenstown Gardens
Regardless of your age or propensity for adventure, you have to go up the Skyline Gondola when you visit Queenstown. It’s a little terrifying if you don’t have a head for heights, but it’s totally worth it when you get to the top. The views are simply stunning. Pretty much every iconic photo of Queenstown you’ve ever seen was taken from the observation deck at the top of the gondola.
Skippers Canyon Jet is the most extreme Jet Boat ride on offer in Queenstown. Even the bus ride into the canyon is terrifying. Like Shotover Canyon but narrower, and harder to get to to. This is a true adventure and not for the faint of heart. Or those who are scared of heights. The boat reaches speeds of 80 kph which doesn’t sound much until you see how narrow it gets.
55 kms of Trails – 3 Backcountry Huts – Snowshoeing – Cross Country Skiing – Dog Sledding
Go Orange operates from the Steamer wharf in Queenstown so no need to bus anywhere. It’s just straight into the boat and away. Go Orange Jet Boating Experiences come in 25 minute or 60 minute. If you can go the 60 minutes as you have more time for the fun stuff. With boats leaving every 1/2 hour you’ll find a way to fit this into your day.
Jet Boating is a must do activity when visiting Queenstown. It’s absolutely thrilling, and suitable for almost anyone to enjoy. So find the right operator and book a ride for you and your family. It’s a great way to see the lakes and rivers, a fun way to transport yourself around AND/OR a terrifying thrill ride.
KJet is the original jet boat experience in Queenstown. They’ve been offer commercial Jet Boat rides since 1958. KJet operate a fleet of 8 Jet Boats so are able to offer private charters, and even Airport transfers, as well as offering regular thrill rides from their Queenstown base.
The Shotover Jet is one of the oldest and best jet boat experiences in Queenstown. They’ve been terrifying tourists since 1965. Offering exhilarating rides through the Shotover Canyon reaching speeds of over 85 kph. Shotover Jet is the only operator with access to the Shotover Canyon.
8 Mountain Ranges – Over 400 Runs
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17 Mountain Ranges – Over 800 Runs – Largest Terrain Area
500m Vertical Fall – 730 hectares – 1 Luxury Snowcat
11 Mountain Ranges – Over 200 Peaks
– 3000 square kilometres
Queenstown is the best place in the Southern Hemisphere to go skiing. For visitors from the northern hemisphere – ski season in Queenstown runs from June to October. It’s winter down here when it’s summer in the northern hemisphere. Queenstown is a proper mountain town in New Zealand’s Southern Alps full of luxury hotels. There’s… Continue reading Skiing & Snowboarding
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