The Vortex Cinema is based in the hub of central Queenstown. It is immersed in the busy atmosphere of the popular New Zealand town, and sits along Shotover Street, which is also home to many famous cafes, businesses and hostels.
The complex caught my eye as I was ex
I experienced the offerings of the cinema myself and was impressed by the different entertainment options available to guests.
The 12D Theatre has over eighty exhilarating options. The seating mimics that of a roller-coaster, and the technology of 3D glasses allows you to fully immerse yourself in an incredibly realistic experience. You can get whisked off on an historic roller-coaster, ride through space on a fast aircraft, or even make your way through a scary haunted house whilst being chased by ghosts and zombies.
The plethora of options means there really is something for everyone. Air effects and small amounts of water spray really add to the realism of rain, wind and speed. It felt incredible. Creatures and wildlife appeared in 3D befor
We also got the chance to make the most of a green screen, which offered many backgrounds for us to pose in front of. Realistic shots were produced of us fighting a crocodile in a lake, running away from a huge fireball, screaming on a fast roller-coaster, and seeming a bit dazed as we acted as zombies in a graveyard.
It was so much fun! And so memorable. It is completely different to any other Queenstown activity and so worthwhile. I would recommend it to anyone to add to their to-do list.
The Vortex Cinema also offers adrenaline-pumping games of reball, which is a form of paint balling but without the paint, which means just as much fun can be had without the mess. There is also laser tag which is another form of fun and fast shooting which you can fully enjoy with a group of friends in the interactive shooting area, amongst lots of inflatable obstacles.
This is a centrally based gaming hub which is suitable for all ages from young to old, whether you are a backpacker or a tourist visiting Queenstown with family or friends. You can make the most of the facilities at the Cinema and also chill out after whilst you enjoy a drink and a snack.
There are also plenty of mementos for you to take away so you can look back and remember this experience with fondness. Will you be fighting a crocodile too? Or shooting a gun at a huge dinosaur? Who will win at a fast and exciting game of reball?
You can book a combination of activities at the Vortex Cinema and make a great saving! Check out Backpacker Deals and create lasting memories during your Queenstown visit.