BreakFree The Point

4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 Stars

239 Frankton Road, PO Box 715, Queenstown, South Island, New Zealand
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Queenstown Unique Snow Day Trip Skiing/Boarding/Tubing/Helicopters

by genloz


I'm going to be in Queenstown for 2 days in September and on the 14th I'd really like to organise a unique snow experience (day trip) for my bf and I. He's a beginner-intermediate skier and has never snow boarded, I'm an intermediate skier and beginner snow boarder. We'd love to try something unique, special or quirky in some way... snow kiting, or tubing or something that involves a helicopter... We will probably need to be on a tour of some description... Does anyone know where I might be able to organise such a trip? Everything I've googled as been a minimum of 2 days...

Advice greatly appreciated!!!


Re: Queenstown Unique Snow Day Trip Skiing/Boarding/Tubing/Helicopters

by Kakapo2

What about a snowshoeing trip?

Info here:


by Kakapo2

Apart from that, the Visitor Information can help you with all such inquiries:


Phone:+64 3 442 4100
Fax:+64 3 442 8907
Clock Tower
Cnr Camp and Shotover Streets

Travel Tips for Queenstown

Bungy jumping sheep

by grets

Being the only person out of a bus load of 44 who has actually been brave (foolish) enough to jump off a bridge attached to nothing more than an elastic band, I am welcomed back on the coach to a round of applaus and a speach by Charlene. I am presented with a gift from my "fan club here on the bus" (her words) - a bungy jumping sheep!

Everybody have been great - so much support and encouragement - they all said that they wouldn't have thought anything less of me if I'd changed my mind last minute.

The Story of Arthurs Point and Edith Cavell Bridge

by Kakapo2


If you make a jetboat trip on the Shotover you cannot but notice this bridge. First you drive over it when coming from Queenstown, second, you have it in full view from the jetboat jetty, and pace through under it.

The first bridge, named after the British World War I heroine nurse Edith Cavell, was built in 1862, a later one in 1875. It was the first parabolic arch concrete bridge to be built in the South Island.

The bridge itself is a great viewing point for the Shotover River. It spans the Shotover and gives a view into a gorge lined with cliffs of schist.

The bridge was formerly known as the Upper Shotover Bridge until an admirer who was frustrated that the administration did not follow his wish to rename the bridge after the British nurse, took action. He took a paintbrush and painted her name on the structure. As you can see, this his last effort was not in vain, and the bridge now carries Edith Cavell’s name.

The location of the bridge is called Arthurs Point and is about 5 kilometres north of Queenstown. It is named after Thomas Arthur who discovered gold here in 1862 and triggered the biggest gold rush ever seen in New Zealand. A simple cairn (Thomas Arthur Memorial) marks the historic find in the vicinity.

Also here you can have a look at the historic Arthurs Point Hotel. It has retained much of its original character and is the only surviving one of the once 27 hotels in this area during the time of the gold rush. After a fire it was rebuilt in 1880.

Please note: The number of hotels is different in every source I read, even some serious ones. One I trust very much in historic questions mentions 17 hotels and 23 general stores that lined the road between Arthurs Point and Skippers Canyon. Perhaps the sources which list 27 hotels include the hotels in Queenstown.

Helicopter Flight

by grets

At the end of the Jetboat ride, Danes are there to take us up to the helipad. A brilliant little flight, at 90 degrees to the horizon through the narrow canyon, shimmering the tops of the hills and then landing on a tiny little "beach" alongside the river.

Queenstown's Beginning

by Kilfane

Be completely lose yourself in the blood-pumping and funfilled excitement that Queenstown offers. Take time off to walk around town and the lake front. You will definitely come across the statue of a man who first came to settle down at Queenstown with his Merino sheep. Learn the history of Queenstown from the inscriptions below the statue and appreciate the journey that Queenstown and her people are undertaken to reach what they are now.

How to Manage Oncoming Traffic on Skippers Road

by Kakapo2

There are several passing bays where you can let oncoming traffic pass on this narrow road to Skippers Canyon. But don’t even dream of the drivers of your tour trucks doing it – not for a private car, not for an even bigger truck from another company.

And so it works: The truck coming up the hill squeezes against the rocks to the left, so not the side of the road it would usually travel on. The truck travelling down the hill places the right-hand wheels to the edge where the gravel road kisses the land of no return.

I ask the driver if I should fold in the left rear mirror, so he would be able to pass the other truck without scatching it. No, he says, there is enough space.

Well, there was enough space. As I was able to write this you see that I have survived the adventure. And BTW – our driver performed a U-turn without tumbling down the cliffs ;-)


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Address: 239 Frankton Road, PO Box 715, Queenstown, South Island, New Zealand