Things to do
Queenstown is the adventure capital of the world!
Home to the latest and greatest adventures, there are Queenstown adrenaline activities for every thrill-seeker, from iconic Queenstown bungy jumping to whitewater rafting, river surfing, canyon swinging and thrills on a jet boat.
From indoor thrills and spills to adventures high above the clouds, in the water or on the land, there are so many innovative ways to explore Queenstown and it surrounds it might be hard to choose how to go about it.
Take a scenic ride in the iconic Skyline Gondola and take in the stunning views as you ride the steepest cable car lift in the Southern Hemisphere! You’ll be carried 450 metres above Queenstown and Lake Wakatipu to the top of Bob’s Peak, where you’ll enjoy a spectacular 220 degree panorama with breath-taking views of Coronet Peak, The Remarkables, Walter and Cecil Peak and, of course, Queenstown.
Take a thrilling ride enjoyed by all ages and abilities. Our purpose built Luge carts put you in complete control as you take on over 800 metres of banked corners, tunnels and dippers. Once you’ve conquered the course, hop on the chairlift and do it all again, and again, and again. Gentle and leisurely or steep and adventurous, you’ll be hooked. Once is never enough.
Take on the legendary challenges of the Queenstown Bike Park – New Zealand’s first ever Gondola-assisted Mountain Bike lift. The crew will attach your mountain bike to your Gondola cabin at the base and with over 30 world-class trails totalling over 30 kilometres in length and dropping 450 metres, all you have to do is ride. There’s something for all abilities making this easily one of the best places to ride your mountain bike.
Bungy, Swing & Zip
Queenstown has become home to some of the world’s most thrilling swinging and flying adventures. Zip through the forest at high speed on a flying fox, on the highest flying fox in the Southern Hemisphere, or try out the world’s highest swing hundreds of metres above the valley floor.
You can embark on a leisurely boat cruise, a thrilling jet boat ride through steep ravines or across the open waters of Lake Wakatipu, or explore deep canyons around the region on a canyoning escapade.Meanwhile, parasailing lifts you high above the lake as you sail along behind a boat, enjoying the thrill of the ride and the beautiful scenery from above.
Queenstown is known for its extreme adventure activities and stunning scenery, so what better place to try something unforgettable like jumping out of a plane at 15,000 ft? Or leaping from a cliff attached to a hang glider? Skydiving, hang gliding and paragliding in Queenstown offer a thrilling experience you’ll truly never forget.