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Most Popular Activities in Queenstown
Queenstown is one of New Zealand’s best loved holiday destinations, and amidst all the sights to see, exciting tour options and activity recommendations, it can be hard to decide what are the best Queenstown activities to book . Here are the most popular Queenstown activities and adventures on our site as determined by our clients. Whichever popular Queenstown activity you choose, you can be sure there are many satisfied people who have gone before you.

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Queenstown is one of the most popular destinations in NZ for both Kiwi and International travellers alike. With it being the adventure capital of the world, that will come as no surprise! However, it isn’t all bungys and skydives! There are so many incredibly popular activities here in Queenstown. Whether it be an iconic dining experience or wine tasting tours, breathtaking scenic flights, jet boats and other water activities, spa days and relaxation activities or simply some great little attractions.. Queenstown really has it all!

Now that you know Queenstown is the place to be.. Where to start with your plans? Well, that is where we come in. We have outlined some of the most popular activities in each category and have answered a few key questions for you below. If you need a little more help to plan and book your dream Queenstown trip, then please reach out to our team of locally based experts over live chat, phone or email.

What are some of the top 10 most popular activities in Queenstown?

Queenstown is a place full of incredible activities, so it is hard to narrow them down to the most popular. But with our local knowledge, and first hand experience... we gave it a good go for you!

Helicopter Flights: Queenstown is impressive on the ground, but it's remarkable from above. You could hop on a 50 -minute scenic flight out to the Southern Alps and the edge of the Fiordland National Park, before having a snow landing on the peaks of Mount Aspiring National Park. You may be interested in a scenic flight to one of the many local mountain ranges for panoramic views of Queenstown.

Dining experiences: A trip to Walter Peak is beautiful and includes a cruise on the Lady of the Lake TSS Earnslaw (a steamship as old as Titanic) over to Walter Peak. Here you can enjoy a Gourmet BBQ buffet lunch or dinner which includes various meats, salads, sides and desserts.

Milford Sound Scenic Flights: Fly Cruise Fly (or FCF), and is a very special way to spend the day. Flying out over the mountains, looping out to the Tasman before landing and boarding your 2 hour cruise around Milford Sound! You then have a return flight along a different route back to Queenstown taking in even more stunning views.

Jet Boats: Queenstown is also home to many water activities including jet boating and rafting. The Shotover Jet is the most famous and really gets the adrenaline pumping as it has you racing through the canyon only inches away from the canyon edges!

Milford Sound: You can't leave New Zealand without visiting Milford Sound. This is one of the most amazing natural wonders, with the steepest mountains out of all the Fiordlands. The most popular way to visit, apart from Milford Flights, is with a coach trip. We recommend a small group experience, that provides a personal feel in what can otherwise be a congested tour space. Our most popular trip is the Small Group Coach and Cruise trip offered by Altitude Tours.

Wine tours: Despite the colder climate of Queenstown and the Otago region, Queenstown is famous for its wine making, in particular the Pinot Noir and there is no better way to sample these wines than on Altitude’s Wine Sampler tour.

Bungy Jumps: Queenstown is home to the world's first commercial bungy and the biggest bungy jump in NZ, so it’s no wonder that this made it onto our list top 10 things to do in Queenstown.

What are the most popular adrenaline activities in Queenstown?

A visit to Queenstown, the home of adventure and adrenaline, needs to have at least a little bit of adrenaline in there... You can take part in most popular high adrenaline activities like the Nevis Bungy or Nevis Swing, a breathtaking skydive or explore the famous Shotover river by Raft. Otherwise, if you want to get just a bit of a thrill on some of the other most popular activities in Queenstown then we would recommend the likes of the Shotover jet, Ziptrek Eco Tours and the Shotover Canyon Fox.

What are the most popular family activities in Queenstown?

Some of Queenstown's most popular activities are perfect for families! One of our definite favourites is Ziptrek Eco Tours and some the Ziptrek Eco Tours, Skyline Gondola, Luge and Jet Boat combo.

There are also a whole host of fun, and affordable family attractions depending on the age of the children. Things such as Go Karting, Time Tripper, Laser Tag, Fear Factory, Site Trampolining.

Can I get combination packages on the most popular activities in Queenstown?

Yes, the best way to book the most popular activities in Queenstown is to either check out our pre perfected activity combos where we already have a large number of incredible deals! Alternatively, send us a message on our live chat or contact us for one of our locally based consultants to piece together a customer package and deal. Up for a challenge? Then build your own package in our check out and use the code: 'COMBO*3' to save 5% when booking three activities or more. Enjoy those savings!

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