Renowned for spectacular scenery and world class activities and attractions – whether you want to search for adventure, seek out relaxation and rejuvenation or just breathe the pure mountain air – Queenstown and the surrounding Southern Lakes region has something for everyone.

The activities on offer are numerous, including; bungy jumping, jet boating, white water rafting, ziplining, a range of snow sports, paragliding, skydiving, hiking, mountain biking, boat cruises, golfing, scenic flights, fishing, wine tours and sightseeing. Not to mention the vibrant bar and restaurant scene within Queenstown, a range of family-friendly activities and a number of spa and wellness centres.

For a full list of activities, visit www.queenstownnz.co.nz

Test Your Limits

Get your heart pumping and feel alive with a Queenstown adrenaline experience. Free-fall at 200km, leap from New Zealand's highest bungy, the world's biggest swing, hurtle down the world's steepest zipline or soar high above Queenstown on a tandem paraglide. Step up to the challenge and escape your everyday. 

Queenstown's Easy Adventures

The cruisy side of Queenstown is never hard to find, and full of leisurely experiences packed to the max with wow-factor and fun. From taking a relaxing cruise on Lake Wakatipu to ambling along the scenic cycle trails, there's something for everybody.

Take in a Wine Trail

The wineries in Queenstown and nearby Gibbston, the 'Valley of Vines', have a reputation for producing some of the world’s best Pinot Noir, and it’s easy to while away a day exploring cellar doors and restaurants to find your favourite vintage.

Queenstown / Tahuna

Queenstown is known as Tahuna in Maori. In the 1850’s Maori would visit Queenstown en-route to collect Pounamu (Greenstone). They would also search out the flightless Moa as a food source, which has been extinct since late 1600. A Maori legend surrounds Queenstown’s Lake Wakatipu. It is said that the giant Matau was burnt to death in his sleep after he abducted a chief’s daughter, burning a massive hole in the ground and melting the ice and snow of the surrounding mountains, forming the lake. The lake is a large “S” shape, like a giant, curled up and sleeping on its side. Matau’s head rested at Glenorchy, at the North of the lake, and his feet south in Kingston. Queenstown sits on Matau’s knee.

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