Adrenaline activities and things to do in Queenstown.
The adventure capital of the world.
Queenstown is situated on the shores of Lake Wakatipu and is popular with adrenaline junkies. Home of the famous Fergburger, fantastic nightlife and loads of activities like skydiving, bungy jumping, jet boat rides and the infamous Nevis Swing - we can see why backpackers love it!
It has a population of about 16K and is built on the shores of Lake Wakatipu. It has attracted various filmmakers and has been a significant part of famous movies like The Lord of The Rings, X-men and more. Queenstown is beautiful all year long filled with stunning landscapes and packed with adventure depending on each season.
The summers are long and warm the perfect time for outdoor adventures. Winters bring with it the ski season and numerous other snow sports. Autumn-the season of colours, it is the best time for delicious food and wine tasting. Spring is the windiest season of the year where the ski fields are open, and the mountains are full of green valleys.
Queenstown's climate is perfect for cultivating grapes and producing wine. The Central Otago region produces one of the most excellent wines. Some incredible places around The Central Otago region include The Gibbston valley, Amisfield, Peregrine and Carrick which is also famous for its dining experience. Queenstown is primarily known for Fergburger. The other must-visit restaurants include Rata, Botswana Butchery, Japanese cuisine Kappa, Ivy and Lola's and much more. Do not miss out on some mouth-watering desserts as the salted caramel truffles, churros stuffed with dulce de leche or Balls and Bangles.
Bungy jumping was invented in Queenstown. The 134-meter Nevis jump is one of the worlds biggest swings and gives a pure adrenaline rush. Queenstown's landscape is perfect for canyoning which includes jumping, sliding, zip-lining and swimming through canyon territory. You can also try white water rafting in Queenstown through Skippers Canyon for a total rush. Do not miss out on Shotover jet boatingwhich includes 360°spins at high speeds. Visit Milford sound from Queenstown to spectate incredible sceneries and also spot dolphins, seals and penguins all from a cruise. Travel the southern alps from a semi-private plane and encounter stunning views.
Being an animal or farm lover do not miss out on the Walter peak farm tour and learn about New Zealand's farming and agriculture.
You might have never heard about indoor skydiving, Queenstown is the right place to experience one. Also, try your hands on hang gliding and fly through the enchanting views below you. Try other adventures like paragliding, kayaking, dart boarding and jet ski. The skyline Queenstown gondola is the steepest cable car in the southern hemisphere. It takes you 450 meter high, and you can explore breathtaking views. It is also the perfect place for star gazing!