Queenstown Sports & Outdoors

  • Snowboarding on Coronet Peak
    Snowboarding on Coronet Peak
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  • Hangliding off Coronet Peak
    Hangliding off Coronet Peak
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  • Jan learning to snowboard
    Jan learning to snowboard
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Most Viewed Sports & Outdoors in Queenstown

  • 1. Rafting

    For the last section through the tunnel, we overshoot the entrance, and have to rock climb back to a suitable spot. We almost end up going over a very evil rapid called The Mother-in-law. We make it...

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  • 2. Bungy Jumping

    Bungy jump over the local rivers, and get the thrill of your life. There are a few sites around New Zealand where you can make a bungy jump. The first and original commercial site (started 1988) is...

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  • 3. Skiing, Partying and Winter Festival in Queenstown

    Queenstown does not hibernate during the freezing cold season. On the opposite. Although the only ever world cup races in alpine skiing held in New Zealand have...

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  • 4. River Boarding

    River Boarding is similar to boogie boarding in the sea except you go down a "white-water" river. In Queestown, the best place to try this is with Mad Dog River...

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  • 5. Snowboarding

    Snowboarding or Skiing is a popular passtime in the Queenstown area as there are a few skiifields to choose from. The Remarkables and Coronet Peak are the...

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  • 6. Skiing at Coronet Peak

    We went skiing at Coronet Peak and whilst it was fun, it was really busy and overcrowded. Also, they hadn't had much snow so one of the lifts was closed and...

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  • 7. Shotover Jet

    The shotover jet is one thing you can consider doing while in Queenstown. It is fun for both kids and adults.The boats moved really fast and spins around...

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  • 8. Parapunting

    Not being one for hard out adventure sports I have to admit that I haven't tried this but I had plenty of fun watching others! Paragliding is a sport whereby...

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  • 9. Back up to the top....do I want to do it again?

    Then of course you've got to climb back up the 143 feet to the top. When I looked at it from the top, I never thought I'd make it back up again - I was sure my...

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  • 10. I have reached the bottom

    When I stop bouncing and am lowered into the boat, I am quite disappointed that it is all over, I want to continue to bounce around for a bit. The inflatable...

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  • 11. Boing, boing, boing......

    Once I am over the edge, it is all plain sailing from there. In fact, there is only one way to go - down! The best bit is at the bottom when you stretch the...

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  • 12. Me? Frightened? Nah......

    5-4-3-2-1-Bungy! I look around. Isn't something meant to happen at this stage? Oh, yes, I was meant to jump. No way! A soothing pep talk follows, and then...

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  • 13. Just a small elastic band.....

    By the time we wake up this morning, David has changed his mind abou the bungy jump. He woke up about two in the morning with palpitations and developed a...

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  • 14. Great aerobatics!

    The instructor does a 360 degree turn and something he calls a wind-tip tuern. That is very exciting, especially spiralling downwards at speed! We seem to be up...

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  • 15. Let us take to the air

    You catch a wind and walk forward until the ground disapperas underneath you - and you are airborne! Noemally, from the Gondola, the flight lasts 7-8 minutes,...

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  • 16. Parapenting

    Back into town for the pick up for the parapenting. By this afternoon, the wins has built up quite a bit, and it is too much to fly from the Gondola, so we end...

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  • 17. Helicopter Flight

    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,...

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  • 18. 360 degree turns

    The driver comes within millimetres of the canyon walls - in fact he touches it twice - at great speed in just inches of water. 360 degree turns, bouncing in...

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  • 19. Jet Boats

    Jetboats differ from other boats in that they use an internal propeller (impeller) for propulsion. Water is drawn in through an inlet in the bottom of the boat,...

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  • 20. Shotover

    In town we meet the Shotover Jet people at The Station and are taken to the start of the ride. We don waterproofs and life jackets, then board the jet boat. We...

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  • 21. Skiing/Snowboarding not too expensive.

    Queenstown has cool place to ski/snowboard, The ski field isnt to far from the city and prices is reasonable. I suggest that if you want to rent your clothes ,...

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  • 22. Paragliding Above Queenstown

    Jump off the top of Ben Lomond Scenic Reserve and Paraglide into Queenstown below. The ride takes about 15-20 minutes. Your tandem instructor would give you a...

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  • 23. Skiing

    If you're planning to spend the ski season in and around Queenstown it's a good idea to buy your ski pass early, as they are much cheaper this way. There are...

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  • 24. Luge rides...

    luge rides anyone ? these rides can actually be found in Rotorua and Queenstown. going down this track in a little car like and the brakes is in your hands !the...

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  • 25. Extreme Sports

    Queenstown is great for extreme sports. Bungy jumping, skydiving, mountain biking, white water rafting, and other sports are all widely available. Skiing and...

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