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Queenstown's more fun when it's wet
Queenstown's more fun when it's wet
Some would say that Queenstown is heaven on earth − and they wouldn’t be wrong. Sequestered along the shore of the crystal clear waters of Lake Wakatipu, this earthly paradise is one of New Zealand’s most coveted destinations and when you visit, you’ll know exactly why. With captivatingly majestic beauty of rivers and mountains, Queenstown is both dramatic and enthralling in its appeal. However, while its beauty is unparalleled, this city is not without its wet and rainy days.
While rain ruins some holidays, a little drizzle never hurt anyone and shouldn’t put an end to the fun that awaits you in Queenstown. You can even harness the damp weather to enjoy some wet entertainment in the adventure capital of the world. Queenstown offers a multitude of activities that operate irrespective of whether there’s rain, hail or sunshine. Enjoy an assuaging quad biking ride or boldly clamour in the experience of white water rafting along the Shotover River.Fancy a memorable bungy jump? Blend beautifully with nature as you jolt down the bungy platform with a spectacular view that carves a place for itself in your memory forever. Whatever adventure is your cup of tea, don’t let a little sprinkle dampen your holiday spirit when you’re in Queenstown. Let’s take a look at some of the things you can do, even if the weather plays spoilsport.
- Canyon Swing - Shotover − Immerse yourself in the highest cliff jump (109 metres) in the world over the imposing Shotover Canyons. Get your adrenaline pumping as you jump off a dizzying cliff to reach lofty speeds of over 150 km per hour. Plunge for 60 metres before the ropes speedily swing you across the river in the most thrilling ride of your life. With a secure chest and seat harness, try any jump style you like fearlessly. This 2.5-hour trip includes return transfers from hotels across central Queenstown.
- Riversurfing - Serious Fun − Riversurfing in Queenstown is a simply magnificent experience. Beginning in gentle waters to help you prepare, you’ll learn basic techniques. Then you’ll move on to some of the most breathtaking rapids in the world, along the Chinese Dog Leg section of the river. This part offers some of the most exciting waves for surfing. With so much fun, you’ll probably want to repeat it once again. This time you’ll get to do it free!
- Quad Biking - Nomad Safaris − Quad biking in Queenstown comes highly recommended by those that have already tried it. This is a guided tour to relish the trails of Queenstown Hill and can even be tailored to fit your preferences. Experience show stopping scenic views that will keep you trigger happy throughout. Learn to ride your bike over rugged terrain and swathe in some of the most panoramic views of Queenstown.
- Wine Tours - Queenstown Wine Trail − Did you know some of the best wines in the world originate from Queenstown? Learn about the history of wines around this region, as you take this outstanding tour come rain, hail or shine. This wine tour encompasses some of the finest vineyards to let you enjoy your tour in your own stride. Customised packages can be created depending on your preferences.
Don’t let the weather tamper with your ability to have fun. Embark on the journey of a lifetime from the moment you enter into Queenstown to the moment you exit this action-packed city. You’re probably planning your next visit already!
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