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Family Friendly Activities in Queenstown

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Queenstown is a fantastic destination for family activities and adventures! Whether you are looking for a scenic trip out the famous Milford Sound by coach and cruise, or even better, by plane or helicopter. Maybe you are looking to get the heart racing with a family friendly adrenaline activity like Ziptrek eco tours there is an option for you, with which you can also combine the Skyline Gondola and luge to save you family some money. If the family wants to adventure to a fun, and interactive high country station then the TSS Earnslaw and Walter Peak farm experience is for you. You can also visit Walter Peak for a delicious BBQ lunch or dinner, or else do a cycling adventure from Walter Peak to Mt Nicholas.

If the family wants to combine a thrill with being out on the water then you must check out the Queenstown Jet boats. The famous Shotover Jet can accommodate for families depending on the river conditions, but there are also some fantastic family trips with Kjet and Go Orange departing central Queenstown. If you want to be more hands on, then a rafting trip down Queenstown's Kawarau River with Family Adventures Rafting is an epic opportunity to get that rafting thrill, in a family friendly environment. If you are looking for some super fun, but smaller family attractions then there are some really good options like the Fear factory, for families over 7 years old, and the Time Tripper attraction down at the lakefront pier.

Check out our Queenstown family friendly combo activities, so that you can squeeze in all the best activities for the best value for money! Visiting in the school holidays? Reach out to us on live chat, email or phone as we will be running family specials at the times and would be more than happy to build you a custom package.

Are there any family friendly adrenaline trips in Queenstown?

Yes, there are plenty of family friendly activities in Queenstown that are still all about adventure. We recommend some fantastic options like Ziptrek Eco tours which is a fantastic guided zipline trip. Be sure to check out our Skyline combo deals where you can also include the exciting Go Orange jet boat and the ever popular Gondola and Luging! For those daredevil kids out there, it is important to know that the minimum age for the Kawarau and Ledge bungy is 10 years old, and the Nevis Bungy is 13 years old.

Can children travel on Jet Boat trips in Queenstown?

The Kjet and the Go Orange jet boats can accommodate for younger ages and in some cases even infants. The Shotover jet can take younger kids, however, this is dependent on the level of the river so please enquire directly with us if you are looking for this activity for a younger family. If you are looking for another water based Queenstown adventure that is family friendly then Family Adventures offers some great rafting experiences on the Kawarau River and is suitable for kids who are three years and older.

Are there any family friendly trips in Queenstown with animals?

Yes, Real Journeys offer a really popular Queenstown family trip that includes a beautiful lake cruise on the famous TSS Earnslaw followed by a farm tour at one of the local high country stations called Walter Peak. The farm tour gives you a fantastic insight into life on the farm, including sheep shearing and a sheep dog demonstration. You can also look to include a delicious BBQ lunch or even better, a BBQ dinner at the Walter Peak restaurant.

What small activities and attractions are there for families in Queenstown?

Kjet boat rides have a brand new experience call 'Time Tripper' which takes you on a virtual journey back through 90 million years of Queenstown history in just 30 minutes. If the family are up for a bit of a scare, then don't miss out on the Fear Factory which is one of the best Queenstown family activities and haunted house experiences around. This experience has a minimum age of 7 years old.

Are there special Queenstown deals for Families?

Yes, we have plenty of Queenstown deals available for lots of family activities. Let us know what you are looking for and how many adults and children you have and we can be sure to get you the best deals for all your activity needs. If you are visiting in school holidays, we very often have special promotions where some kid can even go FREE! Let us know when you will be here and we can update you on all the latest deals!


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