Queenstown Adventure Activities
New Zealanders are arguably the world’s action sports pioneers and Queenstown is just a hop skip and bungy-jump from where some of the biggest adventure activities originated. Once, not too long ago, there was no way in the world to quickly and easily venture upstream in a river, until a New Zealander invented the jet boat in this very region. Although bungy-jumping has its birth place elsewhere (in Vanuatu and then Auckland), the Kawarau Bridge is where the word bungy first became known and has seen tens of thousands of people step off the brink into the sublime. Ask the Heritage Concierge about tour times and availability.
Adventure in Queenstown is only limited by the time you have, but that doesn’t need to limit the activity. Try these adventure activities out for size: canyon swing, zip-line, sky diving, paragliding, and white water rafting – all will add to the ultimate Queenstown holiday experience.
Of course, you can tailor your holiday to be as active or inactive as you want with plenty to choose from for the whole family. Love mountain biking off the beaten track but don’t want to pedal up a hill? Then take to the skies in a scenic heli-flight, be dropped off at the top of a track and then make your own way down – all experience levels are catered for. For a more family friendly holiday treat, try Ziptrek Ecotours, FunYaks or Skyline Luge.
The countryside is vast, with a variety of wilderness walks, lakes and rivers for fishing, yet also the manicured expanses for golf. With the options of side trips to the lakeside towns of Wanaka or Glenorchy, the historic mining village of Arrowtown, or a day trip to the majestic Milford Sound – a World Heritage Park – the possibilities for activities in Queenstown for couples or friends are endless. Luckily, the Heritage Queenstown has all the facilities you’ll need to wind down at the end of day, or for a restful day in.