Queenstown is the self-proclaimed adventure capital of the world, and for a good reason, when it comes to ‘things to do’ in this glorious town the options are endless. If it involves jumping in, on, off or out of something at speed or height you can bet you can do it in Queenstown.
So, if you must leave us to go to Queenstown – just a short drive over the hill..… then we highly recommend visiting the funloving crew at the Canyon Swing, having a Fergburger and checking out the pizza and opening rooftop at Winnies. Definitely make the trip up the gondola to check out the views and race your mates on the Luge, and take a day trip to Milford Sound. We have lots of friends over in Queenstown, so we can’t mention them all but you can visit them on the official Queenstown tourism website. Check out these fun things to do in Queenstown:
Skydiving in Wanaka, From Queenstown…
Wanaka is approximately a 1 hour drive from Queenstown via the Crown Range, or 1 hour 15 minutes via Cromwell. For more details check out our contact us page! If you are staying in Queenstown and don’t have your own transport, don’t fret we have two daily bus departures from Queenstown that will bring you directly to Skydive Wanaka. Take the scenic drive over the Crowne Range in our new 22 seat coach, and experience the thrill that is Skydive Wanaka.
Skydive in Queenstown….
Loved your skydive with us so much that you want to go again? We’d be lying if we said we were surprised! Experience the adrenaline and thrill of your next skydive at our sister dropzone in Queenstown, NZONE Skydive. Operating since 1990, NZONE Skydive is the birthplace of tandem skydiving in New Zealand. Take the scenic flight to altitude and Jump from 9,000, 12,000 or 15,000ft to overlook The Remarkables and turquoise waters of Lake Wakatipu beneath!
Looking for other fun things to do in Queenstown?
AJ Hackett Bungy – www.ajhackett.com
AJ Hackett Bungy offers very different Bungy experiences in Queenstown, ranging from the ultimate personal challenge to a more low-key discovery of Bungy from the sidelines. The Kawarau Bridge Bungy is home to the original 43 metre Bungy Jump. The Nevis Highwire Bungy is not for the nervous – with a wild 134 metres (440 feet) drop. Now there is the world’s highest swing ! Located next to the Nevis Bungy.
Canyon Swing – www.canyonswing.co.nz
The canyon swing is adrenaline filled New Zealand adventure at its best. Either jump or be released from their purpose built, cliff mounted platform 360ft (109 metres) above the spectacular Shotover River. Freefall 200ft (60 metres) into the canyon and then enjoy a smooth pendulum in a 200 metre arc at 150kph.
Challenge Rafting – www.raft.co.nz
Challenge Rafting operates a variety of exciting half day trips on the Shotover and Kawarau Rivers. Lose your thoughts in the sparkle of smooth, crystal clear water, only to have your senses snapped into overdrive by the roar of an approaching rapid. Witness the world’s most stunning scenery from a perspective only a lucky few will experience…
Dart Stables – www.dartstables.com
Experience the excitement and splendour of riding through “The Lord of the Rings” country, a location for Peter Jackson’s epic movie. Dart Stables’ variety of horses ensure all riding abilities are catered for.
Dart River Safaris – www.dartriver.co.nz
You’ll jetboat deep into the pristine wilderness up a stunning aquamarine “braided” glacial river, beneath magnificent snow capped peaks mountains, walk amongst ancient beech forest, and enjoy a backroad journey by coach through “Paradise”, home to several Lord of the Rings film locations.
Extreme Green Rafting – www.extremegreenrafting.co.nz
White Water Rafting with Extreme Green Rafting in Queenstown, New Zealand’s Adventure Capital! They offer rafting excursions on the world renown Shotover and Kawarau rivers.
Goldfields Jet Boating – www.goldfieldsjet.co.nz
A spectacular Jet boat ride on the mighty Kawarau River. Through the heart of one of New Zealands most historic gold mining regions. Our specifically designed Jet boats and highly trained drivers will take you on an unforgettable 40-minute ride through the Kawarau Gorge.
Gravity Action – www.gravityaction.com
Gravity Action is the original Mountain Biking company in Queenstown who provide guided downhill mountain biking trips in Skippers Canyon. With a choice of two tracks they cater for riders of all abilities, from DH racers to first time riders. With experienced, first aid trained guides, to show you the way, you will have the downhill experience of a lifetime.
High Country Horses – www.high-country-horses.co.nz
High Country Horses of Glenorchy offers horseriding in small personal groups amongst spectacular scenery at the Head of Lake Wakatipu. Ride across a high country station and neighbouring river flats beneath snow-capped peaks.
Kawarau Jet Boat – www.kjet.co.nz
You can step onto a big yellow Kawarau Jet every hour at the Main Town Pier in the centre of Queenstown. In an unforgettable jetboat experience you’ll be transported from the sophisticated downtown area into the channels of two of New Zealand’s most scenic rivers.
Nomad Safaris – www.nomadsafaris.co.nz
Their safari-equipped 4WD vehicles can take you to areas inaccessible by normal means, no coaches, no crowds, a Nomad Safari is a true off-road adventure for those who choose not to follow the pack.
Off Road Adventures – www.offroad.co.nz
Enjoy true off-road driving through the beautiful New Zealand countryside around Queenstown, from high country sheep stations, ancient forests, colourful local history, Lord of the Rings sites and more. Their full commentary tours are guided by very experienced and capable guides.
Queenstown Rafting – www.rafting.co.nz
Queenstown Rafting are the outdoor adventure activity and adrenaline specialists, offering numerous rafting and adventure packages, for a truly exciting and memorable New Zealand adventure!
Serious Fun River Surfing – www.riversurfing.co.nz
Go white water river surfing on the mighty Kawarau river. The infamous Chinese Dog Leg section graded 2–4, is named after New Zealand’s longest commercial run rapid, surrounded by beautiful scenery. The Roaring Meg section is a continuous 6km section graded 2-3 because of its fast flowing, mind blowing intensity Can’t get enough? You will do the run again for free!!!
Shotover Jet – www.shotoverjet.com
It’s an adrenaline rush you’ll never forget! They call it Thrill Therapy, and it’s actually good for you too! From the moment the accelerator hits the floor, your adrenaline hits the roof as you power through the Shotover River and deep into the Shotover River canyons! The driver skillfully whips the boat past rocky outcrops, and skims around crags and boulders.
Skyline Luge – www.skyline.co.nz
The scenery’s a blur! Hurtle down a winding downhill track through the trees. Race through the bends, or pull in for a breather and enjoy the panorama. Burn it up on the advanced track or cruise sedately down the scenic track. Then hop on the chairlift and do it all again. Skyline Luge – it’s 800 metres of fast-paced freedom. Once is never enough!
Sunrise Balloons – www.ballooningnz.com
Sunrise Balloons offers a once in a life time experience in a hot air balloon. Queenstown, in New Zealand’s South Island, is the most spectacular place to fly in a hot air balloon! They fly in a valley near beautiful Lake Wakatipu and the Shotover River surrounded by mountains up to 2400 metres high, (8,000ft).
Vertigo Bikes – www.vertigobikes.com
Vertigo bikes offers you a choice of mountain bike tours depending on your riding style. All our guided tours include a 6-8 inch travel full suspension bike rental as well as safety gear.
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