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Kia ora and welcome to the adventure capital of the world!


Renowned for being New Zealand’s natural playground, Queenstown provides an incredible backdrop for a range of sights to see and things to do, no matter what kind of getaway you’re looking for!

 

Each of the seasons has its own special vibe in Queenstown, and the great thing is that most activities can be accessed all year round - take the Minus 5º Ice Bar experience for example!

 

On this brrrrr-illiant activity, enter into a world crafted purely out of ice, including everything from the furniture to the walls and the bar. You'll even get to drink one of their famous cocktails from an ice glass! 

 

Open all year-round, stop by and chill out in this winter wonderland (even in the middle of summer).

 

Looking for another cool activity that is available all year round? Fancy a New Zealand skydiving experience unlike any other?

 

This tandem skydiving experience is offered by New Zealand’s only skydiving company to have won NZ's Supreme Tourism Award and have jumped with over 300,000 adrenaline junkies to date! 

 

Jump over New Zealand's most stunning alpine scenery, including the breathtaking Remarkables Mountain Range and Lake Wakatipu. You'll freefall from up to 15,000ft for 20 to 60 seconds at 200kph before your parachute opens up and you begin your incredible descent back down to earth.

 

With your feet firmly planted back on the ground…it might be time for a drink!

 

Unbeknownst to many, Queenstown has a rich food and wine culture that is a must experience when visiting the region.

 

Home to their iconic pinot noir, Queenstown is regarded as the heart of the Central Otago Wine Region, which encompasses six sub regions including Gibbston, Cromwell/Pisa/Lowburn, Bannockburn, Bendigo, Wanaka and Alexandra. Each subregion has its own distinct climate, meaning each drop is different (and totally worth sampling!)

 

Looking for a tour experience that will get your heart pumping?

 

World-renowned for its adventure, Queenstown is home to a huge range of adrenaline activities including jet boating, bungy jumping and white water rafting – all guaranteed to get your blood pumping! 

 

Check out the ‘Adrenaline’ tab under Categories further back up this page for some great deals suited to everyone and every budget!

 

What can we recommend?

 

Dubbed Queenstown's ultimate adrenaline experience, The Hydro Attack Shark Ride is a high-speed thrill ride in a semi-submersible shark…and it's a ton of fun. Sit back in the state-of-the-art cockpit and prepare to feel the g-forces as one of your expert pilots gives you an experience you’ll never forget as the entire 18ft vessel is launched in the air! 

 

Reach speeds of 80km/h as you skim across Lake Wakatipu and go as fast as 40km/h under water, with the experience likened to being in a torpedo! 

 

From  down below to way up high, Queenstown scenic flights are certainly worth booking in advance. 

 

What better way to discover the iconic Milford Sound than jumping on one of our Milford Sounds tours, where you can literally fly-cruise-fly through one of the world’s most beautiful destinations!

 

Get ready to discover some of the most beautiful landscapes New Zealand has to offer as your flight will take you over the glaciers of the Darran Mountains and Barrier Range where you can soak up views of the craggy peaks and windy valleys that make this spot so iconic.

 

Once you've spent 45 minutes exploring this area from the air, it's time to make your landing in Milford Sound. Where you’ll step aboard for a cruise that will take your breath away. Milford Sound is a must on any New Zealand bucket list and now is your chance to discover it!

 

Keen to see what else awaits you on your next Queenstown holiday? Book today and get up to 10% cash back to put towards your next Queenstown tour or activity!

 

Frequently Asked Questions About ​Day Trips In Queenstown 

How many days do you need for Queenstown?
Our travel experts say that you could comfortably spend 5 days in Queenstown to get a feel for the region, although two days could also give you a sample of what’s on offer…we even have Queenstown day tours on offer to make the most of your stay!

 

What is the best month to visit?
With long, sunny days that make outdoor excursions enjoyable, summer (December to February) in Queenstown is the perfect time of year to visit and experience all the outdoorsy activities on offer!

 

What are the top attractions to visit?
A visit to the iconic Milford Sound is a must while in Queenstown, with plenty of our Milford Sound Tours departing the city! Try this Milford Sound Cruise, Scenic Drive + Lunch package for the ultimate day out!

 

Which experiences are best for multi-day tours in? 
Wake up in splendour and be wowed by nature on an unforgettable overnight cruise through the iconic Milford Sound. Want to know more? For more info and to book, click HERE.