From Skydives to Canyon swings, Queenstown is the adrenaline capital of the world. Chase the thrill. Embrace the fear. Queenstown will push you completely out of your comfort zone. But if you’re looking for something a little tamer, there’s plenty of hiking and cycling trails to explore, a lake to get out on, plus you’re right in the heart of a major wine region with endless vineyards and tasting rooms to enjoy.
Skydive in Queenstown and parachute over the stunning Remarkables mountain range and Lake Wakatipu. It has to be one of life’s ultimate thrills. ‘NZONE Skydive’ was New Zealand’s first Tandem Skydive operation and it’s the only one to have won New Zealand’s Supreme Tourism Award. They know what they’re doing. No better place to skydive than Queenstown!
Queenstown is the home of Bungy jumping. In 1988 AJ Hackett and Henry Van Asch launched the World’s first commercially operated Bungy jump off the Kawarau Bridge. So what better place to do one of the most exhilarating experiences in the world! What’s more, you can be tied up and thrown off with a friend – Kawarau Bridge offers the only tandem bungy jump, but “sharing the thrill doesn’t mean halving the fear.” Not scary enough? Try the Nevis bungy. New Zealand’s highest bungy!
Chase the Thrill
Queenstown has the famous Shotover River, awesome for jetboating and white-water rafting. Soar at thrilling speeds on the Shotover Jet through river canyons and get your heart racing doing 360 spins!
More into rafting? Set in the breath-taking Skippers Canyon, you’ll be able to tackle the tumultuous ‘Mother’ rapids, a series of six grade 4-5 rapids. Journey through darkness of the 170 meter long Oxenbridge Tunnel, drop into Cascade Rapid to complete your white water rafting challenge! Keep in mind that the the Kawarau River is also great for first time rafters. You can take it slow and float past vast cliffs and dramatic scenery home to the filming of the Lord of the Rings. AWE.SOME.
Escape the Ordinary
For one of the most intense, crazy, adrenaline-stimulating experiences of your life.. why not launch yourself from the world’s highest cliff, 109m over the famous Shotover River?! There is a uniquely designed Canyon Swing in place which allows you to swing 200m with a 60m vertical freefall down a steep rocky cliff face. When in Queenstown, obviously throw yourself off a cliff!
Savor the Journey
For all you wine lovers out there, Gibbston Valley and the Central Otago region in Queenstown are home to over 200 vineyards producing a vast range of wine varieties, most famous for world-renown Pinot Noir. Join a customized wine tour tailored to what you want to see and taste. Savor some of the best New Zealand wine while overlooking some of the most beautiful scenery in the world.
Deemed the home of “the best burger in the world,” Fergburger has become a compulsory stop in Queenstown. Thus, you clearly shouldn’t leave without having a taste. The burgers are as big as your face and my god they’re juicy. With a wide range to choose from, such as the ‘classic Fergburger with cheese’ to the more contemporary ‘Chief Wiggum’ (pork belly and apricot seeded mustard), plus vegetarian options, you’re sure to find a burger that suits you.