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

As the self-proclaimed 'Adventure Capital' of the world, Queenstown has a huge amount of adventure activities to choose from. So, this was a tough choice to narrow down into a list!  Our team has handpicked some of our favourites to offer some inspiration for your choices.


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...


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...

Around The Basin Queenstown - Mountain Bike Hire and Tours

Around The Basin is the most experienced bike hire operator on the Queenstown Trail network.  They offer quality mountain bike and E-bike hire, winery rides, self-guided ride packages and vehicle supported tours, all put together to deliver an epic day of riding.   Mountain bike and E-bike hire:  half-day, full-day or multi-day options available Bike The Win...


Thrills and spins on Lake Wakatipu and the rivers of Queenstown. Eight boats can seat up to 140 people per trip. Locally owned and operated with over 60 years experience KJet operate hour-long adventures, every hour. These iconic bright yellow Jet boats depart on an hour-long white knuckle ride across the beautiful Lake Wakatipu, before heading up the serene Kawarau River. Then, it's ...

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...

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 ...


The Helicopter Line

The Helicopter Line is New Zealand's premier commercial and leisure helicopter operator, offering amazing scenic flights over some of the world's most breathtaking scenery.  The Squirrel helicopters guarantee a once-in-a-lifetime experience, so make sure your camera is fully charged! The Queenstown flights offer unrivaled views of this alpine paradise, mixing views of the So...

Queenstown 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...

U-Fly Scenic Flight Experience

U-Fly offers the chance to experience the stunning Wanaka scenery from the air and have a go at flying a plane. Locally owned and operated U-Fly has a fleet of modern comfortable small aircraft which can seat up to 3 passengers. The team of instructors have years of experience so no prior experience is necessary. Trial Flights Trial flights guide you through everything from take-off&...

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