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Top 10 Things to do in Queenstown

Top 10 Things to do in Queenstown

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Queenstown's Top 10 Things To Do

There are so many different things to do in Queenstown in can a little overwhelming! Our list of Queenstown top ten things to do will help you choose the best activities for you! Queenstown is known as the adventure capital of the world so it is no surprise that bungy jumping and skydiving has made it on to our list. For those looking for an adventure these really are the top things to do in Queenstown! 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! For those wanting to check out the amazing scenery that Queenstown and Glenorchy has to offer then the Dart River Jet is the one for you! 

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 Small Group Coach & Cruise is a great option as this is a luxury tour with small group sizes for that personal intimate feel. The boat used to cruise is small which is perfect for getting close to the wildlife and waterfalls, you also get a delicious BBQ on board. For those wanting the ultimate experience then a Milford flight is for you. This is definitely up there on the top 10 things to do in Queenstown! 

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. This guided tour will take you to four stunning locations in the Gibbston wine region. For a later departure time, check out the Twilight Wine & Craft Beer Tour which allows more time in the day to try out all of the other top 10 things to do in Queenstown! 

What is the best bungy jump in Queenstown?

Queenstown is home to the world's first commercial bungy so it’s no wonder that this made it onto our list top 10 things to do in Queenstown. If you’ve ever been tempted to try a bungy, Queenstown is the place to do it! There are 3 different bungys in Queenstown, each with its own unique qualities. For those wanting to jump at the world’s first bridge bungy then the Kawarau Bridge this is the one for you. Not only is this the world's first, but you can also get dunked in the water! For the most spectacular views of Queenstown go for the Ledge Bungy which can be reached by the Skyline Gondola, or for the ultimate thrill seekers wanting the highest in the Southern hemisphere then go for the Nevis Bungy jump which is at a whopping 134 metres!

What are the best family friendly activities in Queenstown?

Queenstown is an awesome place to visit as a family with plenty of fun activities on offer. One of the top things to do in Queenstown for families is Ziptrek. This is an epic ecotour which will have you zipping through the forest while catching glimpses of the stunning Queenstown view. Another one of our favourite Queenstown top ten things to do for families is the High Five combo. This combo includes some of the best Queenstown activities including a helicopter flight, the Shotover Jet and the Skyline Gondola and luging. Luging is great fun for families as you race each other down the track and make some amazing memories! 

Do I need to book Queenstown activities in advance?

Yes! These Queenstown top ten things to do are extremely popular so make sure you don’t miss out on these awesome activities and book in advance. Check out other great things to do in Queenstown on our Specials page. 

Do the activities on the top 10 things to do in Queenstown list operate all year?

These top 10 Queenstown activities run year round so you can enjoy them whilst on your holiday in Queenstown at any time of year! Some of these activities, including skydiving and the Milford flight, are weather dependent so we recommend booking these towards the start of your trip in case they need to be rescheduled due to weather.


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