Queenstown Things to Do

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  • 1. Skyline Gondola and Restaurant

    For the most spectacular view of Queenstown, visit the Skyline Gondola. This takes you to Bob's Peak, offering a panoramic vista over the entire town and its environs. This is the best thing to see if...

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  • 2. Jet Boating

    The jetboats in Queenstown are quite an adventure. There are now 3 options available. The fastest, thrill seeking option is the Shotover Jet. It departs/docks at their pier at Jack's Point. An easy...

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  • 3. Bungy Jumping

    Even if you don't fancy to make a bungy jump, or if you have little time, try to stop here at the new Bungy Centre and have a look around. This is newly rebuilt and nestled into the surrounding rock,...

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  • 4. Milford Sound

    Milford Sound or Piopiotahi is actually a fjord (as is Doubtful Sound and all the others in Fiordland National Park). It is one of the world's top travel destinations and has been called by Rudyard...

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  • 5. Lake Wakatipu

    5 out of 5 stars

    Lake Wakatipu is a 'Z' shaped inland lake. It is New Zealand's longest lake at 80km and also one of its deepest. It is fed by the Dart River at Glenorchy in the north and drained by the Kawarau River...

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  • 6. TSS Earnslaw

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Whilst walking around Queenstown, we came across the TSS Earnslaw in dock. What a lovely looking Steamship she was, so on inquiring about the price and where she went, we decided it would be a nice...

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  • 7. The Remarkables

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    The Remarkable range runs alongside the southern most arm of Lake Wakatipu. The mountains seem to rise directly from the lake when viewed from Queenstown. The range is dominated by Double Cone with...

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  • 8. Skyline Luge

    Once your helicopter has landed you will alight at the Skyline Complex and get ready for your 5 Luge rides. The Skyline Luge is an 800m, winding track set high above Queenstown, situated behind the...

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  • 9. Gold Panning

    This is an awesome spot adjacent to the Chinese Village where they teach you to gold pan with a guaranteed find of gold then you can hire the pans and try your own luck in the Arrow River. Staff were...

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  • 10. Kiwi & Birdlife Park.

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Due to its eons upon eons of isolation from the rest of the world, New Zealand has become home to exotic bird species which exist nowhere else. Many are flightless, since before humans they had no...

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  • 11. Queenstown Gardens

    Queenstown Botanical Gardens are located next to the CBD on a headland jutting out into Lake Wakatipu. As with gardens world wide they are a popular place to enjoy a picnic lunch, a leisurely stroll...

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  • 12. Queenstown Mall

    4 out of 5 stars

    For a small town the mall is a bustling place at night. Restaurants and pubs are open and the tourist crowd is ready to party. It actually was quite busy - I always wait for 'no people' to take my...

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  • 13. Deer Park Heights

    2010 - Update : This venue is now closed to the public permanently. The owners have closed the gates, no longer wanting to run a public facility. In this town where many activities can be a bit...

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  • 14. Walter Peak

    Walter peak station we reached on the TSS Earnslaw. The Homestead is large and beautiful, with just as nice gardens to match! Upon arrival at the Colonel's Homestead, Morning or Afternoon tea...

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  • 15. Helicopter Flights

    It's one thing to look at glaciers from the ground, it's another thing to stand on them. Climbing on them is for another tip. The good people at Glacier Southern Lakes will take you on scenic...

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  • 16. Lord of the Rings Tours

    4 out of 5 stars

    The tour guides explain you the composition of the LoR scenes very well. Although they do not wear strange ears as they do on some of the tours in the Wellington region, and do not show film clips,...

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  • 17. Hiking

    Try to make time to go for a walk around the lakeside in Queenstown. You don't have to walk miles and miles! Go as far as you feel comfortable, enjoy the scenery, sit by the lake at one of the many...

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  • 18. Sunrise Balloons

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Now we're up and away - great views of the valley. We can see the Southern Alps - even as far as Mt Cook it is so clear. The Remarkables look - well - remarkable! Lake ahyes has mist rising from the...

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  • 19. Paragliding, Hang gliding, and Parapenting

    Tandem paragliding is an exciting and adventurous thing to do in one of the world's Adventure and Party cities, Queenstown, New Zealand. There are at least three tandem paragliding and hang-gliding...

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  • 20. St. Peter’s Church

    If you stand in front of lovely St. Peter’s Church, left of it you see a nice creamy white wooden building. This is the church’s Parish Centre Hall. In 2007, the Parish Hall and Vicarage were...

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  • 21. Coronet Peak Ski Resort

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    While Coronet Peak is most well known for its ski fields it makes a lovely drive in other times as well. The aspect over Wharehaunui from the main lodge area is amazing and the drive along the range...

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  • 22. Kiwi Haka

    Kia Ora! You could experience the Maori culture at Kiwi Haka. The entrance ticket for a gondola ride & Kiwi Haka is at $47 for an adult. During the 30 minutes Kiwi Haka evening performances, about 8...

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  • 23. Queenstown Paraflights

    5 out of 5 stars

    This is a really good activity for families with smaller children who want to do "crazy Queenstown adventures" however don't fit the requirements for bungy jumping/sky-diving. The operators are...

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  • 24. Wine Tasting

    We undertook a very nostalgic journey to Arrowtown in a doubledecker bus, Bangalore had these red colored two storeyed buses when I was a kid and just seeing it in QT helped us decide that we want to...

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  • 25. The Kingston Flyer

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    The Kingston Flyer is an old steam train that ran between Kingston and Gore, Invercargill, and less frequently, Dunedin back in the 1980s. The train is no longer used for passengers, but was still...

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Comments (1)

  • Jul 14, 2014 at 2:45 AM

    If you have a family avoid The Blue Door in Arrowtown (bar for Saffron and Pesto) as they now ban kids at all times. After 5 years enjoying these places we had to tell our kids they weren't welcome anymore. Instead we had a fantastic meal at Postmaster along the road. Recommend the Brazilian seafood bouillabaisse!

    • Jul 14, 2014 at 2:59 AM

      Best time to warn others is when it's happened? Looking around others have experienced the same. Our kids were really looking forward to it and the staff were super embarrassed. If we'd driven from Queenstown especially (we're in Arrowtown) it would have been a major so I think the review is really helpful to others. Sorry you only want positive reviews.

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      Jul 14, 2014 at 3:06 AM

      No, I'm just suggesting you write a review, doesn't have to be positive. This comment area isn't meant for reviews. THat's all :-) I can help if you need.

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