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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.

Ziptrek Ecotours

Best Queenstown Adventure

Ziptrek Ecotours is New Zealand's number one ziplining guided tour featuring the steepest tree to tree zipline in the world. This is a fully guided tour. You will be well looked after by two experienced guides that manage all aspects of safety and help with your launch and arrival at each tree deck. Everything is taken care of, so you can sit back, relax and enjoy the ride With a rare emphas... More info

Thunder Jet

Best Queenstown Adventure

Discover Queenstown on the Go Orange Jet Boat as we race down the Kawarau River, dart past the Shotover River and pack plenty of those famous 360 spins for 25 minutes or 60 minutes.  You choose!  With twin V8 engines accelerating you down the K-river at speeds of up to 90km/h. You will experience one hour or 25 minutes of exhilarating adventure starting right in the heart of Queenstown Bay. ... More info


Best Queenstown Adventure

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 ... More info


Best Queenstown Adventure

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. Riverboarding started in Queenstown 25 years ago and today, offers three levels of adrenaline adventure, in small personalized gr... More info

The Nevis Bungy and The Nevis Swing

Best Queenstown Adventure

The continent's highest bungy jump, in Queenstown. Spectacular views as you fall, and it's an awesome bus ride to the jump site, too. Combine with the Nevis Swing for maximum effect. Want an outdoor adventure, beautiful scenery and extreme highs? The Nevis Bungy, 134m above the rugged Nevis River, combines all these elements into a mind-blowing and unforgettable event. With 8.5 seconds of falli... More info

AJ Hackett Bungy - Kawarau Bridge Bungy

Best Queenstown Adventure

The world's first, and still the best, bungy jump site, at the Kawarau Bridge, outside Queenstown. Full visitor centre, with viewing platform, cafe, shop, plus the awesome bungy jump itself. The madness all began with the opening of the Kawarau Bridge Bungy Centre in November, 1988. The Kawarau Bungy Centre is home to the original 43 metre Kawarau Bungy Jump. If you've heard of Bungy, you've he... More info

NZONE Skydive Queenstown

Best Queenstown Adventure

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. NZONE Skydive is based in the heart of the 'Adventure Capital of the World'.  Meeting at HQ in central Queenstown, you'll be able to choose your photo and video options before being shuttled out ... More info

Shotover Canyon Swing

Best Queenstown Adventure

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 ic... More info

The Helicopter Line

Best Queenstown Adventure

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. Their Squirrel planes 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 Southern Alps, icy glacie... More info

Queenstown Rafting

Best Queenstown Adventure

Whitewater rafting is the last extreme experience in the adventure capital of New Zealand and we intend to keep it that way.  You will embark on a man v nature battle of willpower in one of the most scenic environments in the world.  Raft where jetboats fear to go and prepare to take a rapid in the face as you hold on during these four-hour paddle experiences.  Choose your advent... More info

U-Fly Scenic Flight Experience

Best Queenstown Adventure

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. Their instructors have years of experience so no prior experience is necessary. U-Fly offers three options for potential pilots. 20 Minute Flight - $209 per flig... More info

Wings and Water

Best Queenstown Adventure

Experience the stunning scenery of Fiordland National Park from the air and the water with the area's only seaplane. Fiordland National Park is considered one of the most unspoilt and beautiful places in New Zealand. Wings and Water allows visitors to experience its beauty from the air. The locally owned and operated business runs a number of flights across the National Park showing vis... More info

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