Queenstown the Adventure Capital of New Zealand – offers an endless array of unique experiences to indulge all of your senses.
Queenstown is both breathtakingly beautiful and a playground for all seasons and interests. The alpine resort is exciting, sophisticated and fantastically scenic. It’s the place to source almost any kind of adventure, including bungee, jet boating, horse trekking, rafting and river surfing. It’s also a destination for luxury experiences – gourmet food and wine, spa treatments, trout fishing and leisurely games of golf.
We have listed a few of our favorites for you to explore and included the Queenstown Top 10 Things to Do (click link for list)
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Make an entrance into Queenstown unforgettable with a KJet Airport Transfer
What better way to set the scene for your party than to get off the plane and onto an awaiting Jet boat which will deliver you to your hotel. It will wake the senses and get a bit of adrenalin into the bloodstream! We co-ordinate the airport meet & greet with coaches and luggage transfer to the hotel while guests are being whisked across our pristine waterways and onto Lake Wakatipu. Our boats can carry up to 22 passengers. With our fleet, we have the capacity to carry up to 140 guests at one time or over 400 on a rotational series.
Two rivers. Twice the excitement! In an unforgettable Jet boat experience, be transported from downtown Queenstown into two of New Zealand’s most scenic waterways – the Kawarau and Shotover Rivers.
Video courtesy of KJet
Station 2 Station Cycle Trail
The perfect half day, independent unguided cycling trip experiencing the best that Queenstown has to offer. Cycle along a quiet back country road through gentle, yet spectacular open farm land beside Lake Wakatipu.
Take a Scenic Cruise to Mt Nicholas High Country Farm and you can choose to join a Mt Nicholas Farm Experience before cycling to Walter Peak for a BBQ lunch.
Skyline & Adventure Activities
Stargazing – The night sky is as fascinating as it is beautiful. Ride the Gondola high above Queenstown to explore the galaxy and learn about the stars, nebulae and planets that make up our solar system and beyond. Our knowledgeable and experienced stargazing guides will meet you at the top of the Gondola before leading you up Bob’s Peak where, with our powerful telescopes, you can be amazed by sights not visible to the naked eye. A Canada goose down jacket will keep you cozy and warm, even on the most crisp winter evenings then finish the night in our bar lounge. A truly unique and memorable experience.
Luge Rides – Enjoy a thrilling, gravity fuelled ride in a speedy three-wheeled Luge cart. Take it easy on the Blue Track or race round the curves and over the bumps of the Red Track, then hop on the chairlift and do it all again! It’s safe and you’re always in full control. Kids can ride in tandem with adults on the Blue Track making Skyline Luge fun for all ages
Mountain Biking – Queenstown is home of the Southern Hemisphere’s first Gondola accessed downhill mountain biking tracks. With over 30kms of well-maintained and feature-filled trails through the forest and overlooking the town, there is something for riders of all abilities.
The ultimate snow experience for every snowboarder or skier. The mountains surrounding the world-renowned resort of Queenstown feature thrilling back-country terrain and dramatic scenery. Enjoy an unforgettable day of heli-ski or heli-board bliss before savoring the vibrant après ski nightlife Queenstown has to offer.
Queenstown is the birthplace of Tandem Skydiving in New Zealand, also known as the ‘Adventure Capital of the World‘. Queenstown in NZ’s South Island is the premium place to ‘Jump out of a perfectly good Aeroplane’! Our drop zone is located at the base of the famous Remarkables mountain range surrounded by a working sheep farm.
Our skydive host will assist you to gear up and you will be briefed by one of our Tandem Masters. Your flight to altitude will take you high above the Wakatipu basin, where you will have a birds eye view of our dramatic mountains and lakes. Jumping directly above our drop zone you will experience freefall of up to 60 seconds before your Tandem Master deploys the parachute and together you glide back to earth. The canopy ride takes approximately 5 minutes. Please allow 3 hours for the entire experience.
NZONE TANDEM SKYDIVE
Expect sensory overload as your mind, body and soul fight against every natural self-preserving urge. The challenge is immense. Harnessed by space age materials to an experienced qualified Jumpmaster, you step out of that aircraft door and for some 60 seconds, you plummet toward the ground at 200 kph – terminal velocity!
Tandem Skydive with NZONE Skydive in Queenstown in New Zealand’s South Island and see some of the most dramatic scenery in NZ, from 15,000ft! In 1990, NZONE Skydive were NZ’s first tandem skydive operation and are now celebrating 25 years of skydiving. NZONE are the only tandem skydive company to have been awarded the Supreme Tourism Award and have jumped over 300,000 tandem to-date.
Want to skydive again in breathtaking scenery? There are two sister drop zones in Wanaka and Glenorchy and they would love to share another skydive experience with you.
If you want to feel your heart racing without it fully bursting out of your chest, the Zipride would be ideal for you. It’s great for your whole family, crew or whatever you call your group of friends. Go forwards, backwards, upside down or even Superman style.
Whether you’re a family with kids or a family of mates, the Zipride will have you bolting down our 130m line at over 60k’s an hour. Our three lines are side by side, letting everyone take off from our Kawarau Bungy Center in a hot pursuit for the finish line. Don’t be afraid to get creative – there are lots of ways you can ride the Zipride including our favourite ‘Superman’!
We’ve got four kick-ass sites in New Zealand where you can leap, jump and dive your way to the most incredible feeling in the world. This is Bungy Jumping, and it’s the stuff legends are made of.
Kawarau Bridge Bungy
As you shuffle out to the edge of the bridge, heart pounding and mind racing, remember this – you’ve found yourself at the World Home of Bungy. This is the original. Many people have come and gone, on a mission to push the limits and test themselves. Time for you to make the same leap of faith.
It’s up to you how you decide to Bungy at The Ledge. It’s freestyle, and you’ve got a short gondola ride to the top to make up your mind. Fling yourself off the edge of our platform high above Queenstown. If it sounds slightly crazy, that’s because it is. But slightly crazy decisions make great stories.
Other exhilarating adventures you may want to add to your wish list may be – Heli-Wine Touring, Bungee Jumping, Challenge Rafting & Canyon Swing. The list is endless!
Phone one of our Kiwi Specialists at 1-800-227-5317 to start planning your Queenstown Adventure now!