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Queenstown

Known as the adventure capital of the world, Queenstown is home to many adrenaline inducing activities. Nestled on the shores of Lake Wakatipu, this alpine town is surrounded by towering mountains. While arguably the brightest gem in New Zealand’s crown, Queenstown offers far more than an action-packed getaway. Spend time on the Gibbston wine trail and end with a meal at one of the many upmarket eateries on offer. See the scenery from a different perspective and catch a ride on the iconic 100 year old steamship the TSS Earnslaw. Wander the lakeshore or venture further afield into Fiordland National Park. Head over the hill to resort town Wanaka, visit historic gold mining settlement Arrowtown, or re-live scenes from Lord of the Rings by four-wheel drive safari. Taking a short drive to Glenorchy to experience horse riding, jet boating and helicopter tours is also not to be missed.
But - if you really do want that rush - head out on the Shotover Jet, dive off the Nevis Bungy, freefall on the Canyon swing or Zip line the Gondola. Just be sure it's done on an empty stomach – don’t say we didn’t warn you!

Steamship Dinner Cruise on the TSS Earnslaw

Steamship Dinner Cruise on the TSS Earnslaw

Enjoy a quintessential Kiwi experience, a delicious gourmet BBQ buffet meal and a farm demonstration in a stunning lakeside setting. Take in the stunning views of Lake Wakatipu and its surroundings as you cruise across the lake to the historic Walter Peak high country farm aboard the TSS Earnslaw Steamship.
Enjoy the ambience of the heart of the stately homestead while your Colonel’s Homestead Restaurant chef prepares a gourmet BBQ dinner. Your seasonal menu includes an extensive selection of local New Zealand produce, including succulent meats and a selection of delicious vegetables and salads. Complete your meal with your choice of delicious desserts, New Zealand cheeses, tea and coffee.
After dinner, watch the farm dogs in action with a sheep-herding demonstration and say hello to the other farm animals. Finally, cruise home under the southern stars and enjoy the fresh night air as the lights of Queenstown draw ever closer.

Gondola Ride with Skyline Queenstown

Gondola Ride with Skyline Queenstown

Hop aboard the Skyline Gondola - the steepest cable car lift in the Southern hemisphere! From which you can take in the awe-inspiring views of this spectacular landscape. Sit back and relax as you enjoy panoramic views of The Remarkables, Walter Peak, Cecil Peak, Coronet Peak and the magnificent Lake Wakatipu.

Jet Boat the Shotover River

Jet Boat the Shotover River

Take a ride on ‘Big Red’ through the spectacular canyon walls of the upper Shotover River.  Shotover Jet Boat is the only company allowed to operate in this remarkable location and their skilled drivers will take you on a wet and wild ride you’ll never forget.

Dart River Wilderness Jet

Dart River Wilderness Jet

Journey deep into the heart of the world-renowned Mt Aspiring National Park, where myth, heritage and fantasy come to life. As one of Queenstown’s most exhilarating activities, the Wilderness Jet adventures on a spectacular journey deep into the heart of the world-renowned Mount Aspiring National Park.

Gondola and Buffet Dinner with Sklyine Queenstown

Gondola and Buffet Dinner with Sklyine Queenstown

With breathtaking views across Queenstown and Lake Wakatipu, the Skyline Complex is a must-do. Catch the fully enclosed gondola to the summit for a remarkable panorama of the city surrounds. Wander the outdoor viewing decks then enjoy a gourmet buffet meal in the Stratosphere Restaurant.

TSS Earnslaw Cruise and Walter Peak Gourmet BBQ Lunch

TSS Earnslaw Cruise and Walter Peak Gourmet BBQ Lunch

Enjoy a quintessential Kiwi experience a delicious barbeque lunch and a farm tour in a stunning lakeside setting. First, take a scenic cruise from Queenstown to Walter Peak High Country Farm on board the vintage steamship TSS Earnslaw, one of the last remaining fully functional coal-fired passenger ships in the southern hemisphere.
Disembark and take in the picturesque shores of the Station. Relax on the lakeside terrace at the Colonel's Homestead Restaurant and savour the aromas of the best local produce being cooked on the grill. The seasonal menu has plenty to choose from salads, vegetables and succulent meat. If you're vegetarian, you will be well catered for also. Finish your meal with a scrumptious dessert before joining an entertaining farm demonstration or exploring the beautiful lakeside gardens.

Gondola and 3 Luge Rides with Skyline Queenstown

Gondola and 3 Luge Rides with Skyline Queenstown

In the heart of Queenstown, located 450 metres above town in the Ben Lomond Scenic Reserve is the Skyline Complex. A gondola ride to the summit makes for awe-inspiring views of the city surround. Arrive at the complex and wander the outside viewing decks for a picture perfect outlook. Then onto the Luge! The 800 metre luge track offers an exhilarating journey through banked corners, tunnels and dippers.

Lord of the Rings - Safari of the Scenes Glenorchy Tour

Lord of the Rings - Safari of the Scenes Glenorchy Tour

For those keen on Lord Of The Rings this is the tour for you. Go on a scenic adventure through some of the iconic locations used in the filming. Although none of the sets are left behind, the landscapes will be instantly recognisable. Follow the shores of Lake Wakatipu to the small town of Glenorchy and enjoy the spectacular views of the Remarkables Range as you drive. From Glenorchy you'll head into the beech forests of Paradise, located on the outskirts of Mount Aspiring National Park - before heading up the dart valley and back. Film locations you'll see include Isengard, Lothlorien, Ithilien Camp and the Seat of Seeing.

Appellation Gourmet Food & Wine Tour

Appellation Gourmet Food & Wine Tour

An indulgent and diverse full day tour showcasing the very best sights and tastes from the Central Otago region. Let an experienced wine guide lead you on a tasting journey through the three contrasting Central Otago wine sub-regions of Gibbston, Bannockburn and Cromwell.
Visit 4 premium vineyards, extensively sampling the region’s renowned cool-climate wines and retrace history by discovering the historic settlements of Old Cromwell and beautiful Arrowtown.
Enjoy a guided tour through New Zealand’s largest underground wine cave and savour a unique lunch of 5 dishes cooked in retired oak barrels and perfectly matched with 5 wines.

Dart River Safaris Funyaks

Dart River Safaris Funyaks

This unmissable experience combines the exhilaration of a wilderness jet boat ride with a leisurely downstream float on easy to use Funyaks. With a scrumptious lunch included, this trip is ideal for the whole family. The diversity and value of what's on offer in this full day of adventure is second to none.

Kawarau Bridge Bungy Jump with AJ Hackett

Kawarau Bridge Bungy Jump with AJ Hackett

Queenstown is where bungy jumping was pioneered by AJ Hackett and the first commercial jump started in 1988 at the Kawarau Bridge (on the main road into Queenstown from the east). If a bungy jump is on your 'to do' list them Queenstown is the place and the Kawarau Bridge  is a 43 metre jump from an historic bridge with an optional 'dip' in the Kawarau River.

Nevis Bungy Jump with AJ Hackett

Nevis Bungy Jump with AJ Hackett

Welcome to the best thing you’ve ever done. Go full throttle with the 134m Bungy (the highest in New Zealand). Freefall for 8.5 seconds in a blitz of pure fear and adrenaline. Don’t say we didn’t warn you, because this will definitely put the cement in your coffee.

Shotover River Whitewater Rafting

Shotover River Whitewater Rafting

After meeting your driver, travel the short distance from Queenstown to Cavell's Rafting Base where you will be fitted with rafting clothing. After a short briefing, the 40 min journey along the historic Skipper Roads begins. Steeped in history, the dirt road cut during the 1860s gold rush, weaves its way into Skippers Canyon. Upon arrival to Deep Creek, all rafters will receive a full safety briefing before meeting their river guide and paddling companions.
The upper section of the Shotover River gives rafters time to practice their paddle techniques before they hit the whitewater of the lower Canyon. Paddle numerous rapids such as Rock Garden, Jaws, Toilet, and Sequel during the 1½ -2 hrs of river time. Rafters are then plunged into darkness as they negotiate the 170m long Oxenbridge Tunnel before bursting into Cascade Rapid to complete their adventure. A short walk brings the rafters back to Cavell's Rafting Lodge where a sauna and hot shower are welcomed with complimentary tea and coffee prior to a return transfer to Queenstown.

Macetown 4WD Adventure Tour

Macetown 4WD Adventure Tour

Go on an off road adventure exploring the abandoned historic gold mining settlement of Macetown. Located near Arrowtown and deserted shortly after the gold rush decline, Macetown is a Department of Conservation reserve. Learn about the tumultuous history of the region as you take in the town remnants and spectacular scenery from your four wheel drive vehicle.

Milford Sound Fly, Cruise, Fly with Milford Sound Scenic Flights

Milford Sound Fly, Cruise, Fly with Milford Sound Scenic Flights

Fly above the rugged backcountry of Central Otago. Witness what the power of nature has created over the years, as you journey over Mt Aspiring National Park and the world heritage listed Fiordland National Park. Then, take to the water on a cruise through the iconic Milford Sound before flying back over even more stunning landscapes.

Sunrise Balloon Adventures

Sunrise Balloon Adventures

Experience sunrise over the lakes and mountains from the serenity of a hot air balloon. You'll float gently with the breeze, enjoying incredible panoramic views and your flight is followed by a champagne style breakfast at your landing spot. Flights are at dawn when the air is cool and calm and in the right conditions you can expect to see views of Coronet Peak and The Remarkables ski areas, Mount Aspiring in the Southern Alps and Mount Tutoko in Fiordland National Park. You can also see Lake Wakatipu, Lake Hayes, the Shotover and Kawarau rivers. Additionally a bonus for many are the views of some Lord of the Rings scenes such as The Ford Of Bruinen, Dimrill Dale, The Gates of Argonath and The Pillars Of The Kings. Also visible is Mount Earnslaw, one of the great mountains seen in Isengard.  The flight is for approximately 1 hour and you will be standing for the duration of the flight.

 

Equipment Rental with NZ Ski

Equipment Rental with NZ Ski

Everything you need is available directly on the mountain, no need to carry it all up. You'll find the latest gear, and the on-site technicians keep it in top condition. If you want to swap, exchange, upgrade, or if you find something is not quite right, they'll take care of it on the spot.

NZONE Queenstown 12,000ft Tandem Skydive

NZONE Queenstown 12,000ft Tandem Skydive

Experience the thrill of a lifetime with a Tandem Skydive over some of the most breath taking scenery in the world. From 12000 feet up you get to see the world from a unique perspective. NZONE skydive are New Zealand's premier skydiving outfit located in the Adventure Capital of Queenstown.

Milford Track 5 Day/4 Night Guided Walk

Milford Track 5 Day/4 Night Guided Walk

Traversing the heart of New Zealand's wild fjord country, the Milford Track has long been described as "the finest walk in the world". Since Quintin Mackinnon pioneered the route in 1888, everyone from hardened trekkers to novices sporting their first pair of boots has taken up the challenge of the Milford Track.
The Fiordland National Park is the cornerstone of the Te Wahipounamu Southwest New Zealand World Heritage Area. Enjoy close encounters with the native birdlife: the Robin; Kea; Weka; Fantail; Parakeet; Bellbird; even Kiwi have been spotted! Walkers on the track to Milford Sound encounter Fiordland at its most spectacular: deep lakes; silent fjords; luxuriant forest and sheer canyons carved out of imposing granite define this landscape. On fine days there is a postcard shot around every corner, but only when it rains and torrents of water cascade down the mountainsides have you truly experienced the magic of the Milford Track.
The Milford Track Guided Walk is a 5 day / 4 nights Queenstown to Queenstown all-inclusive guided walk through the heart of Fiordland National Park to Milford Sound.  The package includes all transport, accommodation, meals, snacks, backpacks and rain jackets. Accommodation is in lodges and you will be led by expert Ultimate Hikes guides.

Skippers Canyon 4WD Adventure Tour

Skippers Canyon 4WD Adventure Tour

Nomad Safaris offers a complete 4WD tour into the historic Skippers Canyon. The Nomad Safaris Skippers Canyon adventure is a half-day heritage tour that follows the rugged and once treacherous Skippers Road. Travel the road that was hacked by hand into the sheer cliff sides of the Shotover River Valley making this an exciting adventure the whole family will enjoy. As your guide navigates this awe-inspiring canyon you will visit many historic sites such as the Skippers Suspension Bridge and the township of Skippers. Visit the restored school house where you will gain a real insight into the local heritage through photos and histories of life in this tough environment. British Automobile Association voted Skippers Canyon Road as one of the 25 most scenic roads in the world.

Ziptrek Eco Tour

Ziptrek Eco Tour

Ziptrek Ecotours is a spectacular and exhilarating flying fox eco-adventure through the forest canopy high above Queenstown, on Skyline Gondola hill. Zipping at speeds of up to 70km/hr, this stunningly beautiful guided journey through ancient native beech forest comprises six breathtaking, tree to tree ziplines with outstanding alpine vistas; returning you to the bottom of the gondola hill on a total high.

Ziptrek Eco Tour Moa 4 line tour

Ziptrek Eco Tour Moa 4 line tour

Ziptrek Ecotours is a spectacular and exhilarating flying fox eco-adventure through the forest canopy high above Queenstown, on Skyline Gondola hill. The perfect starter to your adventure experience in Queenstown. The Moa comprises four flying foxes, starting and finishing at the top of the Skyline gondola. Moa is designed to start low and slow and gradually build your confidence as it gets progressively longer, higher and faster. All ages love the interaction this aerial tour has to offer.

1 Day Lift Superpass with NZ Ski

1 Day Lift Superpass with NZ Ski

The New Zealand Superpass is the most flexible lift pass in New Zealand, giving you access to ski and ride Queenstown’s closest mountains – Coronet Peak and The Remarkables. Get more choice, more fun, and more snow time with your New Zealand Superpass, and make the most of your New Zealand holiday!
The New Zealand 1-Day Superpass is your ticket to fun both on or off the mountains. The New Zealand Superpass can also be used as a Twilight Pass on applicable days at Coronet Peak (visit the Guest Services Desk to swap to a Twilight Pass). If you decide not to ski you can also swap your New Zealand Superpass for credit toward a selection of off-mountain activities, retail stores, bars, and restaurants in Queenstown.

Family Adventure Shotover River Rafting Trip

Family Adventure Shotover River Rafting Trip

Raft the upper reaches of the famous Shotover River in Queenstown on a fantastic family friendly adventure. The Family Adventure trip is suitable for children and adults as they raft on gentle grade 1 & 2 rapids only. You'll enjoy a unique sightseeing trip by bus into the famous Skippers Canyon - quite possibly the most spectacular drive in New Zealand! The views are astounding and the area is jam-packed with history. Then get even further into the backcountry as you float by raft on the Upper Shotover River. You may recognise the put-in-point as "The Ford of Bruinen" from the Lord of The Rings movie! This trip caters for everyone especially people looking for a scenic and non-threatening unique river experience. Family Aventures are the only raft company in Queenstown licensed to carry children under 13 years.

Full Day Lord of the Rings Tour and Lunch with Nomad Safaris

Full Day Lord of the Rings Tour and Lunch with Nomad Safaris

During this full-day tour you will travel into Tolkien's Middle - earth and discover the mystical lands that inspired the Lord of the Rings movies. You will visit signature scenes shot around Queenstown area. You will travel to Glenorchy and visit Paradise Forest (the forest of Middle-earth). After then, you will return to Queenstown for lunch followed by Arrowtown and Gibbston before finishing in Skippers Canyon.
Content of the tours includes the settings for The Ford of Bruinen, Gladden Fields, The Pillars of the Kings, the exodus from Edoras, Warg Battle, Misty Mountains, Ithilien Camp, Oliphants, Caradhras, Lothlorien, Fangorn, Gap of Rohan, Isengard, Dunharrow and many backgrounds to the scenes.

Segway tour of Queenstown

Segway tour of Queenstown

Explore Queenstown with the amazing Segway Personal Transporter (PT).  A quick training session gets you used to the unique motion of the Segway before you embark on an adventure around Queenstown’s best locations.  Your friendly guide will share some information along the way while you take in the scenic lakeside views riding on this fascinating transporter.  The tour takes you a little out of town and up a hill or two before taking a cruise through the beautiful Queenstown Gardens and enjoying what’s on offer there.  On the way back you have the option to experience a higher speed setting, leaving you in awe of the amazing technology that is the eco-friendly Segway PT. Riding an eco-friendly Segway Personal Transporter is quite a unique experience.  Segway Smart Motion technology keeps you balanced and in control. To propel the vehicle forwards, you simply lean forwards. To stop, just put your weight back. This sensation, while a little weird at first, is a thrill that everyone really enjoys. The duration of this tour is 2 hours.

The Original Wine Tour with Queenstown Wine Trail

The Original Wine Tour with Queenstown Wine Trail

Take this afternoon tour and experience the true flavour of local pinot noir and other wine varietals at three premium vineyards. Enjoy a guided tour through the vines and into New Zealand's largest underground wine cave. This relaxing tour travels just a short distance from Queenstown where you will be given in-depth wine tastings and presentation at each vineyard. You do have free time. Plenty of time to unwind and get yourself a winery lunch or sample a selection of local cheeses. Craft beer tasting is also available, or there is an opportunity to substitute wine tasting for beer.

The Original Onsen Daytime Session

The Original Onsen Daytime Session

Onsen Hot Pools is located high on a cliffside overlooking the magnificent Shotover River canyon, providing views over the breathtaking alpine scenery and the perfect vantage point to watch the Shotover Jet boats on the river below. The experience is all about unwinding and soaking-up Queenstown's spectacular scenery, enjoying the pure waters and the fresh mountain air as your mind and body surrender to the deep penetrating warmth and gentle massage of the private pools. At the touch of a button, you can have complete privacy. Water temperature is set according to the day - generally between 37.8C on a hot day, to 39.8C during a snow-storm and in the summer one of the pools is kept cold for those who relish the thought of a cold plunge!

Gastronomic High Country Farm Experience and Gourmet BBQ Dinner

Gastronomic High Country Farm Experience and Gourmet BBQ Dinner

Enjoy a quintessential Kiwi experience, a delicious gourmet BBQ buffet dinner and a farm demonstration in a stunning lakeside setting. Take in the stunning views of Lake Wakatipu and its surroundings as you cruise across the lake to the historic Walter Peak high country farm.
Enjoy the ambience of the heart of the stately homestead while your Colonel’s Homestead Restaurant chef prepares a gourmet BBQ meal. Your seasonal menu includes an extensive selection of local New Zealand produce, including succulent meats and a selection of delicious vegetables and salads. Complete your meal with your choice of delicious desserts, New Zealand cheeses, tea and coffee.
After dinner, watch the farm dogs in action with a sheep-herding demonstration and say hello to the other farm animals. Finally, cruise home under the southern stars and enjoy the fresh night air as the lights of Queenstown draw ever closer.

Jacks Point Golf Course

Jacks Point Golf Course

With a backdrop of the razorback Remarkables mountain range and an armchair view of an outstanding lake and mountain panorama, Jack's Point Golf Course is not only one of the most spectacular in the world, but as an 18 hole par 72 championship course it offers golfers of any calibre a challenging and unforgettable experience.  The course measures 6388 metres (6906 yards) from the championship tees and is built on the most spectacular of Jack's Point terrain, weaving through tussock grasslands, dramatic rock outcrops, steep bluffs and swathes of native bush to the edge of Lake Wakatipu.

Spirit of Queenstown Scenic Cruise

Spirit of Queenstown Scenic Cruise

Sit back and relax aboard Spirit of Queenstown. Take an epic voyage of discovery around Lake Wakatipu and go further than any other cruise to explore secluded bays, historic landmarks and mountain views. The purpose-built catamaran ensures unobstructed views out either side of the vessel with large tall viewing windows and spacious outdoor decks for panoramic viewing.

Arrowtown To Gibbston Valley - Bridges Trail Self-Guided Mountain Bike Ride

Arrowtown To Gibbston Valley - Bridges Trail Self-Guided Mountain Bike Ride

Your four hour adventure begins in central Queenstown where you will collect your bike and catch the shuttle through the historic gold mining village of Arrowtown to the start of the Arrow River trail. Cycle along the beautiful Arrow River gorge till it meets the confluence of the Kawarau River, joining the original miners trail that crosses the famous Kawarau suspension bridge and Bungy site. Continue through to Gibbston Wine Valley to a designated winery where there is time to enjoy a glass before being picked up and delivered back to Queenstown.

Art, Wine and Heritage Tour

Art, Wine and Heritage Tour

Cruise in style in a 1937 convertible soft-top Chevrolet bus, taking in spectacular mountain and lake vistas.
You will visit historic areas in Queenstown and Arrowtown and sample some of the local cuisine, while also getting the chance to view the personal galleries of some amazing local artists.
Travelling with the unique, convertible top down you can enjoy an open-air view of the magnificent surroundings and alluring beauty of the region. Rich and golden, moody and blue or full of sunshine and glory, bright and crisp with snowy peaks, each day and season offers a fresh new scene.
You have the opportunity to view fine art, carefully crafted and created by renowned artists of New Zealand in their personal galleries. Paintings of various styles and beautifully crafted wood sculptures are among the mediums.
The complete circuit takes you from Queenstown to the picturesque gold-mining town of Arrowtown.
Travelling on to the final stop you will taste wines grown from grapes onsite and indulge in mouth-watering cuisine in the cosy gallery or al fresco. Wander around delightful grounds of terraced gardens and ponds over-looking the beautiful Lake Hayes. The journey winds back to Queenstown over the gold filled Shotover River, through pastures and around the mighty sleeping giant, Lake Wakatipu.

The 1937 Chevrolet bus arrived in New Zealand in 1942 and was in service for three decades. This was originally one of six buses operated by Routeburn Valley Motors, transporting passengers from Kinloch, at the head of Lake Wakatipu, to the Routeburn track.

Gondola and Premium Buffet Dinner Experience with Skyline Queenstown

Gondola and Premium Buffet Dinner Experience with Skyline Queenstown

With breathtaking views across Queenstown and Lake Wakatipu, the Skyline Complex is a must-do. Catch the fully enclosed gondola to the summit for a remarkable panorama of the city surrounds. Wander the outdoor viewing decks then enjoy a gourmet buffet meal in the Stratosphere Restaurant.

Queenstown Fishing - 3 Hour Fishing Experience - (Shared Charter)

Queenstown Fishing - 3 Hour Fishing Experience - (Shared Charter)

A lot can happen in three hours… and joining a small group on this charter, fishing alongside seasoned fishermen, will prove just that. With local knowledge of target areas, the Queenstown Fishing crew are excellent fishing mentors to any visitor. Relax, laugh, catch, and make the most of your time on Lake Wakatipu.

Southern Glacier Experience Scenic Helicopter Flight with The Helicopter Line

Southern Glacier Experience Scenic Helicopter Flight with The Helicopter Line

See dramatic views of majestic Southern Alps and Aspiring National Park. Discover the ancient icefalls of glaciers before an alpine snow landing. Stand in snow surrounded by stunning mountain peaks. See lake Wakatipu's mysterious northern shores, covered valleys, unparalleled views of Mount Aspiring and the mighty Rees and Dart River valleys. Flight duration is 50 minutes. Should weather not be suitable to take this flight you are able to transfer your booking onto a similar tour on any of the Helicopter Line's operations on the West Coast or Mt Cook.

Exclusive Scenic Helicopter Flight and Wine Tasting with Heliworks

Exclusive Scenic Helicopter Flight and Wine Tasting with Heliworks

In conjunction with Peregrine Winery, enjoy a scenic flight in the Central Otago wine region before landing at Peregrine winery for a complimentary wine tasting. Includes a scenic landing on The Remarkables where you will land for photo opportunities and time to take in all the grandeur of the Southern Lakes region! Trip duration approximately 1.5 hours.

Full Day Routeburn Guided Walk with Nomad Safaris

Full Day Routeburn Guided Walk with Nomad Safaris

The Routeburn track is rated one of the world's 'Top 10 Classic Hikes', combining the thrill of personal achievement with awe-inspiring natural landscapes and unique wildlife. Your day begins as you are picked up from your accommodation and set off on the picturesque Queenstown-Glenorchy road alongside Lake Wakatipu. Passing Glenorchy you will drive through the aptly named Paradise before entering the Mt Aspiring National Park, which hosts the beginning of the Routeburn track. The smooth, flat path will take you through spectacular beech forest where you may spot the Mohua (yellowhead) and Rifleman birds flitting through the trees. The track follows the Routeburn River to the west as it roars through a breathtaking gorge. You will climb a gradual ascent on your walk through the 130-million-year-old forest towards snow-capped peaks, as your guides share their knowledge of the historical significance of the track and its local flora and fauna.

Full Day Trout Stream Fly Fishing

Full Day Trout Stream Fly Fishing

Departing from Queenstown by 4WD you’ll be driven by your experienced guide Jeff Jones to Lake Wakatipu’s famous fly fishing trout streams.  Jeff’s extensive knowledge of Queenstown trout fishing waters, the seasons and weather conditions means you’ll have the best opportunity to fish where the fish are.  The clarity of the streams you’ll fish provides ‘sighted’ fly fishing on the dry fly for large wild rainbow and brown trout.  All equipment is provided, including rods, lures, flies, waders etc as well as coffee, tea and biscuits.

Gondola, Buffet Dinner, and 5 Luge Rides with Skyline Queenstown

Gondola, Buffet Dinner, and 5 Luge Rides with Skyline Queenstown

With breathtaking views across Queenstown and Lake Wakatipu, the Skyline Complex is a must-do. Catch the fully enclosed gondola to the summit for a remarkable panorama of the city surrounds. Wander the outdoor viewing decks then enjoy a gourmet buffet meal in the Stratosphere Restaurant. For an exhilarating ride before your dinner take the luge back down the mountain. The 800 metre luge track winds through the trees finishing at the main complex where you'll be dining.

Guided Walks NZ - Routeburn Track Day Walk

Guided Walks NZ - Routeburn Track Day Walk

A journey to the head of Lake Wakatipu is the ideal preparation for the splendour of the world-famous Routeburn Track walk. As you travel northwest on a road that clings to the very edge of the lake, your guide will introduce you to the history and landscape of the region. Recently glaciated there is a wealth of information imparted by your guide as you travel. From time to time, the road rises to superb vantage points where you will enjoy unparalleled panoramas of jagged, snow-capped mountains, rolling alpine farmland and acre upon acre of glorious lake land tussock meadows.

High Country Discovery Tour

High Country Discovery Tour

Private Discovery Tours has exclusive access to Mount Earnslaw Station, the best kept secret in the Glenorchy area. The High Country Discovery Tour takes you on a half day rural discovery of Mount Earnslaw Station, in the heart of New Zealand's high country. Reaching an altitude of 1300 feet you will be captivated by the majestic views and the bush walk through massive schist outcrops leading to an amphitheatre that peers into the valley below. Many scenes for the Lord of the Rings movies where filmed here and you will recognise Isengard, Lothlorien, Amon Hen and Ithilien Camp to name a few.  Driving along the Mount Alfred 4WD track provides sweeping views over Diamond Lake and Paradise Valley before emerging through the beech forest to an open high altitude pasture where wild deer still graze and alpine plant species survive extreme seasonal variations. Abundant birdlife frequent Lake Reid and Diamond Lake; a favourite spot for black swans, paradise, mallard and grey ducks and the occasional blue heron. Mount Earnslaw High Country Station is a 130-year-old working farm set in the spectacular alpine environment of Glenorchy at the head of Lake Wakatipu. Its remote location is simply breathtaking. To the north lies the glacier-capped Mount Earnslaw, 2,820m above sea level, to the west stands Mount Alfred at 1,375m and the station is flanked by the Rees and Dart Rivers. As part of a small group guided 4WD tour, you will explore this unique high country station. Mount Earnslaw Station runs around 5,500 perendale sheep, 550 Angus breeding cows on 16,465 acres. Your kiwi guide transports you in a late model Toyota or Land Rover 4WD and offers commentary on the history, geography and the operation of the station.  Tours depart at 8.30am or 1.30 pm with a duration of 4 hours.

Kiwi Birdlife Park Entry

Kiwi Birdlife Park Entry

Enjoy the sight, sounds and textures of the New Zealand birdlife and bush. See real kiwi and up to twenty other native birds and reptiles, including the tuatara, in this breeding sanctuary. The Kiwi Birdlife Park, is situated an easy five minute walk from central Queenstown. This New Zealand first features the country's native stars alongside qualified and experienced zoologists. The Kiwi and Birdlife team of experts will bring a wealth of understanding about the past and present of New Zealand's wildlife, and a fascinating insight into the work that's assuring its future.

Lord of the Rings and Glacier Explorer Flight with Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters

Lord of the Rings and Glacier Explorer Flight with Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters

On this Lord of the Rings Glacier Explorers flight you'll fly through the land where many parts of the Lord of the Rings trilogy were filmed along with the chance to fly with our most experienced pilot, Alfie Speight, who was the principle filming pilot for the series.
Fly along the Shotover River to the scene where Arwen turns to face the Nazgul at the Ford of Bruinen. Fly over the mountain range from the opening scene of The Two Towers on the way to landing on a glacier alongside the Misty Mountains and get a sense of what it might be like to cross The Redhorn Pass. Head across to Glenorchy via the Dart Valley and Mount Earnslaw to see the natural features you may better recognise as Isengard, Amon Hen and Lothlorien. Experience a second landing amongst one of these scenes to truly feel immersed in Middle-earth.

Milford Sound Scenic Flight with The Helicopter Line

Milford Sound Scenic Flight with The Helicopter Line

Journey through New Zealand's most dramatic scenery. This captivating flight takes you over alpine lakes, lush rainforest and past rugged peaks. Experience the grandeur of the Southern Alps en-route and land at The Divide. Fly into the heart of Fiordland National Park experiencing unparalleled views of world famous Milford Sound and Mitre Peak before landing. Returning, experience an alpine snow landing before returning to Queenstown. Should weather not be suitable to take this flight you are able to transfer your booking onto a similar tour on any of the Helicopter Line's operations on the West Coast or Mt Cook.

Millbrook Golf Course

Millbrook Golf Course

Set in a natural, alpine amphitheatre, against the backdrop of the Remarkables Mountain Range, the golf course at Millbrook exploits the dramatic terrain fully, delivering world-class golf. Designed by Sir Bob Charles and recently upgraded by Greg Turner, this 18 hole, par-72 championship course features 4 different tee positions for complete enjoyment at all levels of playing expertise.

Paradise Valley & Glenorchy Afternoon Tour

Paradise Valley & Glenorchy Afternoon Tour

Spend the afternoon travelling towards Paradise from Queenstown to see Lord of the Rings locations, and view the Spectacular Dart River Valley. Experience a sheep shearing demonstration and feed the animals, before heading out in a luxury offroad 4X4 vehicle, with leather seats, a glass roof, and complimentary WIFI. Your informative driver will guide you along the way and also with amazing stories of Maori mythology. Your trip will also include a Glenorchy township, wharf and railway building visit, as well as classic Kiwi style morning tea with farm treats. You will also get to visit Paradise Valley & Mt Aspiring National Park along the way with plenty of time for photo stops too!

Spirit of Queenstown Dinner Cruise

Spirit of Queenstown Dinner Cruise

A Queenstown two-hour dining experience like no other. Cruise Lake Wakatipu on board Spirit of Queenstown while enjoying a generously shared platter-style menu, local wines, and the best views around. A seasonally-inspired 3-course set menu featuring local New Zealand beef and lamb, fresh salads, and vegetables on the side, tasty vegan and gluten-free alternatives, with an onboard bar featuring local wine, craft beers, and artisan soft drinks

The Basin Explorer Full Day Supported Tour

The Basin Explorer Full Day Supported Tour

This full day adventure lets you really experience the stunning surround of Arrowtown and Queenstown and it's magnificent scenery. Starting at 9am from your Queenstown accommodation you'll be transferred to Arrowtown. Explore Arrowtown and grab a coffee before setting off to ride at your leisure along the Arrow River Bridges Trail toward Morven Ferry Intersection. From here either take a diversion to the Kawarau Bungy or follow the Twin Rivers Trail along the Kawarau and Shotover Rivers to the shores of Lake Wakatipu and onward to Queenstown Bay where you can return your mountain bike.

Ultimate Paradise Picnic Scenic Helicopter Flight with Heliworks

Ultimate Paradise Picnic Scenic Helicopter Flight with Heliworks

Relax and enjoy the beauty of Queenstown, as you are flown to a beautiful location on Cecil Peak for a gourmet picnic accompanied by wine or bubbles. The perfect opportunity to indulge!

4 Day Rental Snow Clothing from Browns Ski Shop

4 Day Rental Snow Clothing from Browns Ski Shop

Browns use Spyder and Karbon clothing in their rental. Hard-wearing, stylish, with 10,000mm waterproofing, in a range of colours. All clothing is washed after every use in their on-site machines.

5 Day Rental Snow Clothing from Browns Ski Shop

5 Day Rental Snow Clothing from Browns Ski Shop

Browns use Spyder and Karbon clothing in their rental. Hard-wearing, stylish, with 10,000mm waterproofing, in a range of colours. All clothing is washed after every use in their on-site machines.

Airborne 4 Flights with IFly Queenstown

Airborne 4 Flights with IFly Queenstown

When you come to iFLY Indoor Skydiving get ready to be blown away - literally. It’s thrilling. It’s amazing. Experience the feeling of freefall as you float on a smooth cushion of air. There’s no parachute, no jumping, and nothing attaching you to planet Earth. It’s just you FLYING in the heart of the world's adventure capital. Super fun, super safe and super cool.

Alpine Scenic Helicopter Flight with Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters

Alpine Scenic Helicopter Flight with Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters

On this scenic helicopter flight from Queenstown, enjoy spectacular alpine scenery including Skippers Canyon and the Queenstown basin as well as the chance to land in the snow on one of the regions stunning peaks. Flight route dependent on snow conditions.

Another Day at The Remarkables Ski Field

Another Day at The Remarkables Ski Field

Time to really find out why this ski field is called The Remarkables, explore all the trails and see if you can find the Stash House.

Arrowtown and Around Sightseeing Tour

Arrowtown and Around Sightseeing Tour

Discover Queenstown, Arrowtown and the surrounding regions amazing scenery with a local knowledgeable guide. Enjoy the region’s best sights and history on a small group guided tour leaving from Queenstown. Includes stops at a honey farm to taste premium Manuka Honey. Make the most of an amazing photo stop at Queenstown Hill for views over Lake Wakatipu, the Kawarau Bungy bridge, Lake Hayes and Lord of the Rings locations. There is free time to explore in Arrowtown and the Chinese Village.

Arrowtown Wanaka The Platinum Tour

Arrowtown Wanaka The Platinum Tour

Visit historic Arrowtown, stunning Wanaka, Cromwell and the world famous Cardrona hotel with a knowledgeable guide. Includes photo stops at Lord of the Rings locations and Bungy Bridge over the Kawarau River, fruit tasting and a classic Kiwi morning tea in Cromwell. Travel onto Wanaka where you have free time to wander, eat lunch and take photos of the Lake and Wanaka Tree. Head back via the Crown Range road and the world famous Cardrona Hotel to historic Arrowtown. Walk among the tiny restored cottages and wander the main street of this exquisite little town. Includes morning tea and an afternoon beverage at the Cardrona Hotel.

Bannockburn’s Finest Full Day Tour with Queenstown Wine Trail

Bannockburn’s Finest Full Day Tour with Queenstown Wine Trail

Queenstown Wine Trail's premium food and wine tour allows you to discover the best of Central Otago's wine regions. Choose from an a la carte lunch menu at Mt Difficulty (or similar) and dine with amazing views over Bannockburn's dramatic landscape. You will be taken to five of the finest wineries, in both the Gibbston and Bannockburn wine regions. These wineries may include Amisfield, Peregrine, Mt Difficulty, Domain Road, Akarua, Felton Road, Carrick or Chard Farm. Winery requests prior to travel are welcomed.

Craft Beer Brewery and Food Tour with Queenstown Beer Tours

Craft Beer Brewery and Food Tour with Queenstown Beer Tours

Start your afternoon of sampling the region's best locally brewed beers by travelling out to the beautiful, historic Arrowtown, passing by Lake Hayes and working your way back to Queenstown. Your afternoon involves stopping at three locations for tastings, an interactive brewery tour and an exclusive lunch with paired beers. After each tasting you can also purchase any drinks you would like to take home with you. As you return to Queenstown you can choose to be returned to your accommodation, or to one of Queenstown's favourite craft beer bars to cap off your big day out!

Dart River Wilderness Jet

Dart River Wilderness Jet

Journey deep into the heart of the world-renowned Mt Aspiring National Park, where myth, heritage and fantasy come to life. As one of Queenstown’s most exhilarating activities, the Wilderness Jet adventures on a spectacular journey deep into the heart of the world-renowned Mount Aspiring National Park.

Essential Queenstown with Shotover Jet

Essential Queenstown with Shotover Jet

This is an ultimate Queenstow package deal, an action filled tour both on and in the water. The trip features the full Shotover Jet experience and a custom Nomad safaris 4WD off-road tour. Explore the abandoned gold mining area of the Arrow river with film locations from the ‘Lord of the Rings’.

Full Day Canyoning Routeburn with Canyon Explorers

Full Day Canyoning Routeburn with Canyon Explorers

The Routeburn canyon is a full sensory experience. As the only canyoning company permitted to operate in the famous Routeburn Valley, we will take you to places that are normally inaccessible, giving you a true sense of isolation where you can take in all the natural beauty that surrounds. This UNESCO World Heritage area is right near several locations used for the Lord of The Rings movies, including The Hobbit.

Gastronomic High Country Farm Experience and Gourmet BBQ Lunch

Gastronomic High Country Farm Experience and Gourmet BBQ Lunch

Enjoy a quintessential Kiwi experience a delicious barbeque lunch and a farm tour in a stunning lakeside setting. First, take a scenic cruise from Queenstown to Walter Peak High Country Farm. Disembark and take in the picturesque shores of the Station. Relax on the lakeside terrace at the Colonel's Homestead Restaurant and savour the aromas of the best local produce being cooked on the grill. The seasonal menu has plenty to choose from salads, vegetables and succulent meat. If you're vegetarian, you will be well catered for also. Finish your meal with a scrumptious dessert before joining an entertaining farm demonstration or exploring the beautiful lakeside gardens.

Gibbston Vally Half Day Canyon Adventure with Canyoning New Zealand

Gibbston Vally Half Day Canyon Adventure with Canyoning New Zealand

The Gibbston Valley canyon is an awesome half-day adventure with plenty of water to play with! We meet you in downtown Queenstown for your check-in and drive about 40 minutes through beautiful wine country out to the Gibbston Valley.

Glacier Explorer Helicopter Flight with Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters

Glacier Explorer Helicopter Flight with Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters

On this scenic helicopter flight from Queenstown, head west over the Queenstown basin and Paradise Valley and into Mount Aspiring National Park. Enjoy an exhilarating flight past spectacular mountains and blue-green ice falls before landing on one of the many glaciers within the Forbes Mountains. There's time for photos in the snow before heading back towards Queenstown past hidden alpine lakes and the rich gold mining history of Skippers Canyon.

Gondola, Buffet Dinner, and 3 Luge Rides with Skyline Queenstown

Gondola, Buffet Dinner, and 3 Luge Rides with Skyline Queenstown

With breathtaking views across Queenstown and Lake Wakatipu, the Skyline Complex is a must-do. Catch the fully enclosed gondola to the summit for a remarkable panorama of the city surrounds. Wander the outdoor viewing decks then enjoy a gourmet buffet meal in the Stratosphere Restaurant. For an exhilarating ride before your dinner take the luge back down the mountain. The 800 metre luge track winds through the trees finishing at the main complex where you'll be dining.

Harris Mountains Heli-Ski - Intro 3 Run Day

Harris Mountains Heli-Ski - Intro 3 Run Day

The mountains surrounding the world-renowned resort towns of Queenstown and Wanaka feature thrilling backcountry terrain and dramatic scenery. Enjoy an unforgettable day with 3 runs of heli-ski or heli-board bliss. Runs vary between 1500 to 2500 vertical feet of treeless skiing in sheltered basins, bowls and wide rolling mountain flanks This 3 run experience is a day focused on taking your time to enjoy the alpine playground.

Kickstarter 2 Flights with IFly Queenstown

Kickstarter 2 Flights with IFly Queenstown

When you come to iFLY Indoor Skydiving get ready to be blown away - literally. It’s thrilling. It’s amazing. Experience the feeling of freefall as you float on a smooth cushion of air. There’s no parachute, no jumping, and nothing attaching you to planet Earth. It’s just you FLYING in the heart of the world's adventure capital. Super fun, super safe and super cool.

Middle Earth Scenic Flight with Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters

Middle Earth Scenic Flight with Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters

A fantastic scenic flight combining the best of Queenstown and Middle-earth. From Queenstown airport, like a giant eagle you'll fly over the rugged Remarkables to Lake Alta and the crumbly schist slopes used to film Dimrill Dale which the Fellowship fled down towards Lothlorien. As you continue across the Wakatipu basin you can glimpse the Kawarau River before crossing into the historic gold mining valley of Skippers Canyon. Here you land high above the Shotover River which can be recognised as the Ford of Bruinen, the site where Arwen conjured the magical flood to dispel the Nazgul. You then return over Ben Lomond Saddle for magnificent views of Queenstown and Lake Wakatipu before passing over Deer Park Heights to view the mountain tarn which featured when the Rohirrim Refugees were led on a clear and pristine winter morning and the view Legolas had of the approaching Wargs.

Mt Cook Scenic Flight and Tasman Glacier Heli Hike with Glenorchy Air

Mt Cook Scenic Flight and Tasman Glacier Heli Hike with Glenorchy Air

Departing from Queenstown, enjoy an unforgettable flight into the heart of New Zealand's Southern Alps with unparalleled views from the window seat of your fixed-wing aircraft. Marvel at the immense scale and spectacular grandeur of this breathtakingly beautiful region. Experience the most awe-inspiring aerial views of the summit ridge of Mt Cook, New Zealand's highest mountain standing at 3,724 metres tall, before landing in Mt Cook National Park. Your knowledgeable, highly skilled local pilot will provide interesting and informative commentary during this 60/70-minute flight of a lifetime.
Touching down at Aoraki/Mt Cook Airport on the outskirts of Mt Cook Village you will team up with your glacier guiding professional for your Heli Hike on the Tasman Glacier. Once your crampons or snowshoes are fitted you will be flown by helicopter to a drop off point on a remote part of the glacier ready to explore the amazing ice formations. No two trips are the same - the glacier is ever changing so your experienced guides are always finding something new and interesting to explore. Your time on New Zealand largest glacier is finished with another spectacular Heli flight back to the Aoraki/Mt Cook base where your Glenorchy Air pilot will be waiting for you.
The adventure isn't over yet, boarding your return flight to Queenstown, the breath-taking scenery continues down the spine of the South Island starting with spectacular views of Lake Pukaki, arguably New Zealand's most beautiful lake, the glacial feed into the lake gives it the distinctive blue colour it is most famous for. This is a trip of a lifetime not to be missed!

Outdoor Onsen Daytime Session

Outdoor Onsen Daytime Session

Onsen Hot Pools is located high on a cliffside overlooking the magnificent Shotover River canyon, providing views over the breathtaking alpine scenery and the perfect vantage point to watch the Shotover Jet boats on the river below. The idyllic cedar-lined hot tubs have long been a highlight for Queenstown visitors and locals alike. A unique kiwi twist on a Japanese tradition, these exclusive use pools are filled with pure water from the surrounding mountains which is heated to approx. 38.3 degrees. Ideal for individuals or groups of up to 4 people, all guests receive towels plus a complimentary drink and snack to enjoy during your rejuvenating soak.

Paradise Discovery Tour

Paradise Discovery Tour

Take the time to explore all that the Glenorchy region has to offer including magnificent scenes from the Lord of the Rings films.  Begin with a relaxing morning pick up from Queenstown and scenic drive along Lake Wakatipu.  You will explore the stunning Dart River Valley and aptly named Paradise Valley, the ultimate photography locations.  Enjoy a delicious picnic lunch either on Mount Alfred with a backdrop of mountains, or a traditional homestead lunch at Kinloch Lodge. From there you go beyond the locked gate with exclusive access to Mount Earnslaw Station, the best kept secret in the Glenorchy area.  You will discover the rural heritage of this 130 year old high country station, which farms 5,500 perendale sheep and 550 Angus cattle organically.  Mt Earnslaw station is set in one of the most spectacular locations, to the north lies the glacier-capped Mount Earnslaw, 2,820m above sea level and to the west stands Mount Alfred at 1,375m and the station is flanked by the Rees and Dart Rivers. As part of a small group guided 4WD tour, you will explore this unique high country station with plenty of opportunities to walk amongst the mountains and take in this pristine environment.  There is an optional extra of combining the Dart River jet boat ride with the Middle Earth Discovery Tour, with pick up at Chinamans Bluff.

Tour duration: 9am to 4.30pm

Queenstown 360 UTV Tour with Nomad Safaris

Queenstown 360 UTV Tour with Nomad Safaris

Enjoy the thrills of an off-road scenic adventure and venture high above Queenstown in the "Mule" - a purpose build and powerful UTV that provides you unobstructed views. Capture all 360° of Queenstown from an exclusively accessed high country sheep station, Queenstown Hill, with more than 25kms of varied trails to play on. Go off-road and explore the terrain with your expert driver-guide & soak up the commentary. Plenty of stops to savour the best views of Queenstown and its surrounds while listening to your knowledge guides commentary about the European and Maori history of the area, along with tales of Gold Rush and Royals.

Queenstown Expeditions - The Old Gold Trail

Queenstown Expeditions - The Old Gold Trail

Spend the morning on The Old Gold Trail and discover Central Otago’s rich history! Your driver will take you off road along rugged 4WD farm tracks to a traditional high country New Zealand farm. Sit back and relax as you drive through the Central Otago wine region and pass the Kawarau Gorge on your way to Old Cromwell Town and wander the historic streets as the town is bought to life with your themed headsets available in English, Spanish and Mandarin.

Queenstown Photography Workshop

Queenstown Photography Workshop

Queenstown is an incredibly photogenic location. Outstanding natural beauty and clear beautiful light at any time of the year. This tour with a local landscape photographer will allow you to take photos of many of Queenstown's best photo locations many of which you will not find without access to a 4WD and local knowledge.

River Talk Guiding - Fly Fishing

River Talk Guiding - Fly Fishing

Experience the best of what local fishing guides can offer, fishing, rivers and lakes in style. The guided fishing scene near Queenstown has elements of Back Country, Freestone rivers, Match the Hatch, Dry-fly, Nymphing, Down and Cross, Up and Cross, Spin…. the list goes on, fishing for both Brown/Rainbow trouts with various fishing techniques and methods. Whatever your fishing style may be, River Talk Guiding New Zealand would love to share the years of experience and intimate relationship with the southern lakes regions diverse water ways with you. All trips contain the essence of the local guru's word of wisdom “Talk to the River”, and the aim is to let “the river talk to you” on your day out.

Shotover Jet Canyon Jet Boat Ride

Shotover Jet Canyon Jet Boat Ride

Shotover Jet is the only company permitted to operate in the Shotover River Canyons. It's a thrilling ride! Skim past rocky outcrops at close range in your Shotover Jet 'Big Red', as you twist and turn through the narrow canyons at breathtaking speeds. And a major highlight - hold tight for the world-famous Shotover Jet full 360-degree spins!

Sightseeing and Tobogganning at Coronet Peak Ski Field

Sightseeing and Tobogganning at Coronet Peak Ski Field

Want to experience the spectacular mountains but not yet ready to ski? Coronet Peak offers a wide range of activities for everyone, young and old. You can unlock some of the best views in Queenstown and take in the thrill of New Zealand's original Ski Field.
Please visit the Coronet Peak guest services desk on the mountain or at the Snow Centre in central Queenstown to purchase your Peak Gondola pass or organise toboggan hire.

Skippers Canyon 4WD Adventure Tour

Skippers Canyon 4WD Adventure Tour

Nomad Safaris offers a complete 4WD tour into the historic Skippers Canyon. The Nomad Safaris Skippers Canyon adventure is a half-day heritage tour that follows the rugged and once treacherous Skippers Road. Travel the road that was hacked by hand into the sheer cliff sides of the Shotover River Valley making this an exciting adventure the whole family will enjoy. As your guide navigates this awe-inspiring canyon you will visit many historic sites such as the Skippers Suspension Bridge and the township of Skippers. Visit the restored school house where you will gain a real insight into the local heritage through photos and histories of life in this tough environment. British Automobile Association voted Skippers Canyon Road as one of the 25 most scenic roads in the world.

Skyline Gondola and Ben Lomond Saddle Hike with Skyline Queenstown - Lunch Included

Skyline Gondola and Ben Lomond Saddle Hike with Skyline Queenstown - Lunch Included

Located just a few minutes walk from the heart of Queenstown, Skyline Queenstown is a gateway to one of the greatest walks in New Zealand. Your adventure starts with a spectacular gondola ride to the top terminal, where you meet your guide and the walk begins. Skyline Guided Walks welcomes guests of all ages and abilities to take a step outside their comfort zone. The Ben Lomond Saddle is the first checkpoint in the Ben Lomond Guided Walk. Arrival at the Saddle reveals awe-inspiring views of the Moonlight Station, Mount Crichton Station, and Mount Aspiring National Park. The Saddle also marks the perfect place to stop for an all-inclusive packed lunch.

Skyline Gondola and Ben Lomond Summit Hike with Skyline Queenstown - Lunch Included

Skyline Gondola and Ben Lomond Summit Hike with Skyline Queenstown - Lunch Included

Located just a few minutes walk from the heart of Queenstown, Skyline Queenstown is a gateway to one of the greatest walks in New Zealand.
Your adventure starts with a spectacular gondola ride to the top terminal, where you meet your guide and the walk begins. Skyline Guided Walks welcomes guests of all ages and abilities to take a step outside their comfort zone.
Conquering the Ben Lomond Summit Walk then opens the door to an entirely new perspective on the region. Revel in the satisfaction of your success, with 360-degree views of Queenstown and the Whakatipu Basin, Fiordland National Park, and Mount Aspiring National Park. If you pick the weather right, your views may even stretch to Westland National Park!

Skyline Queenstown Mountain Bike Uplift Day Pass

Skyline Queenstown Mountain Bike Uplift Day Pass

Take on the legendary challenges of the Queenstown Bike Park – New Zealand’s first-ever Gondola assisted Bike Park. With over 30 world-class downhill MTB trails totalling over 30 kilometres of riding and 450 metres of vertical descent, the Queenstown Bike Park is easily one of the best places to ride a mountain bike. The crew will attach your mountain bike to your Gondola cabin at the base. Once you are the top, they’ll unhook your bike and the rest is up to you!

Spirit of Queenstown Scenic Cruise

Spirit of Queenstown Scenic Cruise

Sit back and relax aboard Spirit of Queenstown. Take an epic voyage of discovery around Lake Wakatipu and go further than any other cruise to explore secluded bays, historic landmarks and mountain views. The purpose-built catamaran ensures unobstructed views out either side of the vessel with large tall viewing windows and spacious outdoor decks for panoramic viewing.

The Classic 8 Day Guided Walk - Milford and Routeburn Tracks

The Classic 8 Day Guided Walk - Milford and Routeburn Tracks

The Milford Track has long been known for its splendour and beauty, and the Routeburn Track has become one of the world's most renowned walking tracks. Now you have the chance to experience the very best of both tracks with The Classic. Set in the stunning surroundings of two national parks and Te Wahipounamu, South West New Zealand World Heritage Area. Enjoy close encounters with the native birdlife: the Robin; Kea; Weka; Fantail; Tui; Parakeet; Bellbird; even Kiwi have been spotted on the Milford Track. Experience Fiordland National Park at its most spectacular: deep lakes; silent fjords; luxuriant forest and sheer canyons carved out of imposing granite define this landscape. Then Mount Aspiring National Park with it's mountainous peaks, alpine basins, inquisitive native birdlife, emerald bush, turquoise rivers and million dollar views around every corner. The Classic is an 8 day / 7 night Queenstown to Queenstown all-inclusive guided walk through the heart of Southwest New Zealand World Heritage Area. The package includes transport, accommodation, meals, snacks, backpacks and rain jackets. Track accommodation is in our comfortable lodges and you will be led by expert guides.

The Grand Circle Scenic Flight with The Helicopter Line

The Grand Circle Scenic Flight with The Helicopter Line

Marvel at the outstanding and stunning beauty of the Wakatipu Basin from the mouth of the Shotover River to beyond Coronet Peak and see spectacular film locations from Lord of the Rings on this premier 30 minutes scenic flight. The flight includes a landing on the Remarkables, 1538m above Queenstown where you can stand in the snow during winter and admire the stunning view across Lake Wakatipu to the Southern Alps. Should weather not be suitable to take this flight you are able to transfer your booking onto a similar tour on any of the Helicopter Line's operations on the West Coast or Mt Cook.

The Hillside Brasserie, Heartland Hotel Queenstown

The Hillside Brasserie, Heartland Hotel Queenstown

The Hillside Brasserie celebrates the very best of New Zealand’s fresh produce with flavoursome dishes from around the globe that are sure to tantalise any taste buds.

The Remarkables Ski Field

The Remarkables Ski Field

The Remarkables offers a laid-back atmosphere which is fantastic for families and those new to skiing or snowboarding. Located just 45 minutes from Queenstown, the Remarkables features a fantastic network of trails with wide, gentle slopes for beginners of all ages and big mountain runs for the experts in the family. With 30% beginners, 40% intermediate and 30% advanced, the Remarkables offers challenges for all levels and for those wanting to progress quickly, the friendly team of instructors can be with you every step of the way. While you're up there don't forget to check out the purpose-built snow tubing lanes before you round off with a steaming hot chocolate or drink at Remarkables cafe. With regular shuttles from Queenstown, lessons for 4yrs+ and complete gear hire on the mountain, this is a fun and easy day out for visitors to the South Island.

Walking tracks in and around Queenstown

Walking tracks in and around Queenstown

Queenstown is well known for its adventure sports and activities but it also a great network of walking tracks and trails to suit all abilities and time frames. The department of conservation office located on Shotover Street can offer local advice on the conditions of walking tracks.
Some of the more popular walks are listed below. For a more comprehensive list of Queenstown walks click here.

Queenstown Hill - around 3 hours return (4 kilometres). Gravel path and then trail. A 500 metre climb through pine forest to the summit of Te Tapu-nui (mountain of intense sacredness). The climb is well rewarded with 360 degree views of Remarkables Mountain Range, the Kawarau River, Cecil Peak, and of course Lake Wakatipu. The track starts on Belfast Terrace which is just 1 km from the city centre.

Ben Lomond - around 2 hours (4 1/2 kms return). Take the Skyline Gondola ride to the terminal and the track is signposted from here. This is quite a steep climb and not recommended for children. Also take note of weather forecasts as the summit sits at 1748 metres. The effort is rewarded with spectacular views and on clear days you can see Mt Earnslaw and Mt Aspiring.

Bobs Cove - 20 minutes of easy lakeshore walks. Bobs Cove is 14 kilometres from Queenstown along the Glenorchy Road. Take the drive along the road and Bobs Cove is signposted.

Wilderness Snowmobiling Adventure Queenstown

Wilderness Snowmobiling Adventure Queenstown

This two and a half hour fully guided snowmobile adventure departs from Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters hangar at Queenstown Airport, taking you on an exhilarating 13 minute flight (approximately) across the western face of the Remarkables Mountain Range, over the Hector Mountains, and across the Nevis River Valley, where you land at the base of the Garvie Mountains.
After landing at the snowmobile base you will gear up (you will be provided with warm overalls, helmets, gloves, and boots) and have a safety briefing with your guide. Your guide will ensure you can operate your snowmobile safely and comfortably. You are then lead through the sparse backcountry, along the central most inland mountain range in New Zealand, cruising to an altitude of up to 6,000ft above sea level. Stunning scenery and views will astound throughout the whole experience. With stops along the way for some amazing photo opportunities of the spectacular landscape.
The snowmobile tour will move at a pace comfortable for everyone. The snowmobiles are modern Polaris machines, they are easy to operate and your guide is right there if you need any assistance. Upon arriving back to Snowmobiles base, finish your tour with a return helicopter ride back to Queenstown.

Wildlight Safaris Guided Hike to Mt Alfred Summit

Wildlight Safaris Guided Hike to Mt Alfred Summit

Nature will keep you company on this walk through the varied vegetation bands of Mt Alfred. Passing mountain steams and waterfalls, open glades reveal spectacular mountain scenes and hint at the grand views from the summit. Once at the top, nestle between snow tussocks with a hot cup of tea and a hearty sandwich. With the warm sun on your face, take a break, rejuvenate, and settle in for a mountain siesta or simply absorb the grandeur of the mighty Southern Alps on this classic New Zealand adventure.

Wine Hopper Bus with Queenstown Wine Trail

Wine Hopper Bus with Queenstown Wine Trail

Hop on and off at Queenstown wineries and enjoy the best nine wineries of the Gibbston wine region at your own pace. Your professional on-bus guide will help you plan your day visiting winery restaurants, tasting rooms, craft beer stops, walks along the Kawarau River, bike hire for the trails, or just relax at the local tavern with a Central Otago pinot noir. There is so much to do out in the valley and the scenery is simply breathtaking with tours being totally flexible.