Handpicked by a Queenstown Local Expert, we bring you our guide to 'Best Extreme Activities In Queenstown'.

Our pick of the most thrilling, extreme activities to try out when visiting the Queenstown region. Buckle up...

NZONE Skydive Queenstown

Terminal velocity for 60 seconds at 200kph from 15,000ft - it's the ultimate adrenalin rush.  Keep your eyes open for spectacular views of the Remarkables Mountain Range and surrounding area. After a 15 minute scenic flight to altitude, you will nudge towards the edge of the plane before being thrown out!  Keep your head up, smile at your skydive photographer and take in the...


Paradise Ziplines

Paradise Ziplines is an 8 line zipline experience taking you on 1000 metres of ziplining through stunning scenery.  It's a journey through pristine wilderness, following the curves and chasms of an alpine river, surrounded by native beech forest.   Overlooking an area named Paradise, and the peaks of Mt Aspiring National Park, you will explore a virtually inaccessible native fore...

Shotover Canyon Swing

Take the plunge and swing from a platform 109 metres above a deep canyon below.  Jump yourself or, be released from the platform by staff who can offer guidance on over 70 different jump styles to experience the ultimate thrill. A 4WD vehicle will collect and transport you 15 minutes from Queenstown, through a short bush walk to a specially purpose built, cliff mounted platform high above ...


Climb the world’s highest waterfall cable climb, in Wanaka or, try canyon and hike adventures:   Conquer the highest waterfall cable climb in the world.  With 3 levels to choose from, there are choices for all adventurers. Suitable for beginners. Get helicopter access to the top then get wet and wild as you abseil the waterfall. Two adventure options available - medium and ...

River Surfing - Riverboarding

Join world river boarding pioneers to surf the historic Kawarau River.  Experience fast flowing rapids, sheer drop cliffs and magnificent scenery as you navigate the aquamarine waters through a rocky gorge, with beautiful craggy bush-laden cliffs on either side of it. River Surfing is an exhilarating trip operating on the Kawarau River and best suited for people who want the...

Canyoning NZ

Your next Queenstown or Wanaka holiday must include a guided canyoning tour with Canyoning New Zealand!  Canyoning is a unique and exciting multisport adventure where you get to abseil, jump, swim, slide and climb, whilst getting active and are privileged to incredible terrain only accessible through this sport.  From Queenstown you can choose an easy half day option, so accessible yo...

Coronet Peak Tandem Paragliding and Hang gliding

Get a high-altitude adrenaline rush with Coronet Peak Tandems in Queenstown, New Zealand's adventure capital. You can soar like a bird over the stunning Southern Lakes region with Coronet Peak Tandems.  Offering both tandem paragliding and hang gliding, this is definitely a memorable way to see the area. Launching from the highest commercial take off point in Queenstown, in both summer ...

Real NZ Shotover River Whitewater Rafting

Raft on the iconic Shotover River for a whitewater rapid adventure where jetboats fear to go and prepare to take a rapid in the face as you hold on during these four-hour paddle experiences.     Start with an unforgettable coach trip through Skippers Canyon, famous for its exciting cliff edges, enough to get your adrenaline pumping before we hit the water.  Experience...

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