Top Things to do in Queenstown
Queenstown is full of adventure, as one of New Zealand’s most exciting destinations.
Surrounded by mountains and on the edge of a lake you can indulge your inner explorer, relax and enjoy the finer things in life or get your adrenaline pumping. Here are our favourite things to do in Queenstown.
Push your limits
Known as the adventure capital of the world, Queenstown is the place where you can do it all. Jump from the world’s first Bungy jump or take a jet boat ride through the unspoilt white-water rapids of the Shotover River. Take in the stunning views of the Southern Alps and surrounding lakes while skydiving or if you like to be on ground level explore the landscape on a quad bike, there is something for all thrill-seekers.
Enjoy the food and wine scene
The best way to experience Queenstown diversity is with your tastebuds! From the famous burgers are Fergburger to the delicious dessert shops such as Patagonia Chocolates can all be enjoyed on the go, or try one of the many fine-dining restaurants. Booking a wine tour is a great way to explore the Gibbston wine region where you can sample award-winning Pinot Noir.
See the Skyline
One of the best ways to see Queenstown is by taking a ride of the Queenstown Gondola, travelling up 450 metres to Bob’s Peak. At the top enjoy panoramic views of The Remarkable mountain range and Lake Wakatipu.
Relax on Lake Wakatipu
Sit back and relax as you cruise across the picturesque Lake Wakatipu onboard a century-old coal-fired steamship. If you would prefer to stay on the land there is a wide variety of bars and restaurants lake side including New Zealand’s only floating bar!
Cycle through Queenstown
Avid mountain bike riders love Queenstown for its lift-assisted mountain bike parks and a range of scenic mountain bike trails that are suited to all skill levels. All bike riders have the chance to see Queenstown via two wheels on any of the 130km of cycle trails, taking you past spectacular scenery, the iconic Kawarau bridge Bungy jump and several cafes and wineries.
Relax in the Onsen Hot Pools
After a few days of adrenaline-pumping activities, it is nice to unwind, the Onsen Hot Pools is the ultimate in relaxation. Looking over the Shotover River take some time for yourself in one of the cedar-lined hot pools.
Experience Winter in Queenstown
Queenstown is a great destination all year round but even better during winter, from snow-capped peaks, exciting ski fields and the annual Winter Festival, it is fun for the whole family!
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