Adventure, wineries and breathtaking scenery.
Queenstown is enclosed by the characteristic terrain of the South Island- with its stunning snowcapped mountains, glaciers, and fjords, the area truly is a natural wonder. Within Queenstown are Milford Sound and Lake Wakatipu, which are some of the most pristine natural sights on the island. Whether your preferred mode of transport is ATV, boat, plane, helicopter, or foot, there is definitely a tour for it. Queenstown is also home to world-class wineries and extreme sports activities such as the Kawaru Bridge Bungy Jump. When you’re done for the day, you can head back into town and choose one of the many quality places to eat.
TOP THINGS TO DO IN QUEENSTOWN
These are popular activities to do in Queenstown. We can help you choose.
Milford Sound: Milford sound is on one of New Zealand’s most gorgeous slivers of nature. Take a guided tour of the coast with a catered lunch and an explanation of the fascinating geological history behind the area for a day out with plenty of photo opportunities.
Lake Wakatipu: Like Milford Sound, Lake Wakatipu is another stunning area within Queenstown. Check out the sights on a day tour such as Mt. Earnslaw, Bob’s Cove, Cecil Peak, Mt. Nicholas, and the Remarkables Mountain Range. By boat or plane the lake is a must-see.
Queenstown Quad Bike Explorer Tour: Zoom your way through beautiful countryside, with snowcapped mountains and peaks as far as the eye can see. Hit the accelerator and soar your way across the landscape Queenstown has to offer on an ATV with friends on a tour you’ll never forget.
Fly Over Tour: Take a seaplane tour over the glaciers and peaks of Mount Aspiring, as well as the rest of Queenstown with a breathtaking bird's-eye view of the characteristic South Island landscape.
Winery tours: Get a taste of world-class wines as well as detailed insight into the production that goes into the very wine you will get to taste on the tour. Enjoy scenery, beautiful vineyards and exceptional wines.
Kawaru Bridge Bungy Jump: Get the ultimate adrenaline rush with a jump right off Kawaru Bridge! After a safety briefing and tutorial, you’ll be an expert in falling, but safely. Plummet through the air and pop right back up at one of the most iconic bungy spots in the South Island! Afterwards you’ll also get a free t-shirt to show off to your friends back home and to let them know you made it back in one piece.
Private Champagne Picnic Helicopter Tour: Take a private tour of Queenstown from up above, and enjoy a gourmet picnic from a secluded peak with champagne. Soak in the stunning panoramic views and tranquility while you help yourself to the delicious catered lunch with your partner.
Queenstown Gondola: Take the Gondola up to a Skyline restaurant for a buffet lunch or dinner at Stratosfare Restaurant and Bar, where you can enjoy some good grub while you check out the sunset over Queenstown. Snap some pictures on the way up and down for some stunning shots of the Skyline to share with friends and family. On New Year's Eve and Christmas, the restaurant also offers themed dinners and live shows.
Speed Boat Tour: Speed your way through Skippers Canyon on a high velocity jet boat tour, with heart-pounding 360-degree spins! You’ll need to squeeze your seatbelt extra tight to keep you secure with the boat zooming and frothy white water shooting upwards as the tour makes its way through the canyon. If you’re an adrenaline junkie, this is the tour for you.