Handpicked by a Queenstown Local Expert, we bring you our guide to 'Best Wet Weather Activities in Queenstown'.

When the weather is not playing ball and the rain is falling hard, there are still plenty of activities to escape the wet weather and entertain.  Here are our picks of the best wet weather activities in Queenstown.

Kingpin

Kingpin offers the ultimate family experience under one roof with ten pin bowling lanes, arcade, virtual reality games, escape rooms, karaoke rooms, table tennis, billiards, cocktails and corporate functions. Kingpin is inspired by a ski lodge featuring generous windows with breathtaking views of Cardrona Ski Field, The Remarkables, Coronet Peak, and Lake Wakatipu.  Enjoy cocktails and a w...

iFly Indoor Skydiving

iFLY Queenstown is New Zealand's only indoor skydiving attraction and the most exhilarating experience in Queenstown. i-FLY creates a smooth, wall-to-wall cushion of air that all ages can safely float - no experience is necessary.   All you need to do is lean into the airflow and that’s it - you’re flying.  There is no parachute, no jumping, and nothing attaching you to Plane...

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Queenstown Ice Bar

Queenstown Ice Bar is an elevated take on the classic Ice Bar experience, with premium cocktails, a striking lounge bar, and a unique night out in one of the most scenic cities in the world. The Scandinavian-inspired cocktail lounge is built from 25 tonnes of hand carved, glass-like ice architecture.  You'll be kept cosy in luxe winter coats and can quench your thirst with a carefully cura...

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Minus 5º Ice Bar

Queenstown’s original ice bar, MINUS 5º ICE BAR features over 18 tonnes of crystal clear ice architecture and the chance to experience extreme temperatures.  Explore ice furniture, handmade ice carvings and sample drinks menu from ice glasses, choosing from a selection of delicious cocktails and mocktails. The whole family can enjoy a unique Queenstown bucket list experience in a fro...

Thrill Zone

Step into Thrillzone, Queenstown’s fun and high-energy activity destination! Located right in the heart of Queenstown, come and play with us - indoor and outdoor! We offer an awesome range of exciting and adrenaline-fuelled attractions to choose from perfect for all ages. Enter our Escape Adventure and immerse yourself into a scavenger hunt around beautiful Queenstown.  Find the ...

Fear Factory Queenstown

Queenstown is now the home of New Zealand's scariest Haunted House! Fear Factory Queenstown based in Shotover Street offers you a real life horror experience. Challenge yourself and your friends to walk the dark hallways of Queenstown's newest adrenaline-pumping experience.  Fun and spine-tingling suspense await you - if you make it out alive, you'll have the time of...

The Winery

Located in central Queenstown, The Winery has New Zealand's largest selection of wines for tasting all in one place. Choose from more than 80 wines, champagnes, ports, and sherries, including many from single vineyards or boutique wineries that do not have their own cellar doors.  Simply buy your tasting card and choose the varieties you'd like to try. Several whiskeys are also available. ...

Body Sanctum Day Spa

Mind, body and spirit are given the chance for restoration, rejuvenation or simple pampering at Body Sanctum Day Spa.  Located right in the heart of Queenstown above the village green, this warm and inviting atmosphere is designed to soothe from the minute you step through the doors; an ideal refuge from busy lives and aching bodies. Expert therapists are on hand to offer a full range of t...

Onsen Hot Pools

With Queenstown renowned for adventure thrills at full pace, Onsen Hot Pools offers a step back to let you take in the beauty of the surroundings and simply relax. Enjoying uninterrupted views across the Shotover Canyon, the Cedar Hot Tubs are heated to 37.8C on warmer days and up to 39.8C during the winter, accommodating up to four adults. The natural setting is matched by th...

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Romer Gallery

Embark on a journey into the mesmerizing world of Stephan Romer's photography; Romer Gallery is located on Earl Street in the vibrant heart of Queenstown.  This gallery serves as a window to the rarely seen landscapes of New Zealand. With a remarkable career spanning three decades, Stephan Romer has evolved into a multi-award-winning landscape photographer and a globally recognized commerc...

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Basecamp Adventures

Basecamp Adventures provide exceptional guided rock climbing & alpine trips in the Southern Lakes region, along with indoor climbing & bouldering in Wanaka and Queenstown. Choose from a range of activities including: Rock Climbing - suitable for both beginners and more advanced climbers, Basecamp Adventure's rock climbing trips cover some of the area's most stunning scenery.  T...

Puzzling World

Unique puzzle theme park set in seven acres of land, just two kilometres from Lake Wanaka.  Attractions include illusion rooms, a giant maze, tilted house, gift shop & cafe.  A great family day out. Puzzling World is one of New Zealand's most popular attractions, established in 1973 from a single maze, and now encompassing seven beautiful acres of mind-boggling puzzles, illusions ...

Gibbston Valley Cave and Winery Tours

Gibbston Valley Winery offers a range of cave and winery tours to suit every taste. Learn about the history of the region, and how Alan Brady became the first winemaker to develop a commercial wine from this soil, over 25 years ago. Stand in the amazing wine cave, the country's largest, which was blasted out of thousands of tonnes of schist (gold rock) in order to create the perfect, natural en...

Queenstown Ice Arena

Modern and refurbished ice arena in Queenstown.  Excellent facilities, cafe, lounge, big screen TV. Skating hire, hockey hire, and late night skating.  Family passes available. If you're looking for an awesome day out that's just a little bit different, slide on down to the Queenstown Ice Arena.  It's located in the landmark Queenstown Gardens, just a short hop from the centre of...

The Lakes District Museum and Gallery

Stop by the Lake District Museum and Gallery, one of the country's most beloved small museums, for a look at early life in Otago. Located in the old mining settlement of Arrowtown, the Lake District Museum and Gallery was built in 1948 to share the history and culture of the region with visitors and locals alike. The museum uses hand-on exhibits to share information and relics of history fro...

Game Over Queenstown

Game Over is Queenstown’s largest indoor playground. No matter what the weather there is lots of entertainment and fun available for the entire family!    A Grand Prix indoor karting track with state of the art electric go-karts will test your driving skills on the 290 metre long track complete with fly-over and underpass. Race certificates are provided on completion of each race ...

National Transport and Toy Museum

Conceived 50 years ago, the National Toy and Transport Museum has developed from one man’s dream into a major Wanaka attraction. Over 50 years ago, a professional car and truck wrecker named Gerald Rhodes decided to create a museum to showcase iconic and nostalgic vehicles and toys. Thanks to his profession, he had access to classic automobiles, and his collection began. Among the beautifu...

Eforea

The eforea: spa at Hilton Queenstown offers tailored spa experiences that bring balance and wellness to the body. Guests are invited to full use of the spa facilities which are included in the price of every treatment. Facilities include: 25 metre indoor heated pool Large hot tub and fitness centre Saunas and steam rooms  The eforea spa has ten treatment rooms including two...

SITE Trampoline

Head to SITE Trampoline in Queenstown for a bounce on their awesome super tramps, the world's largest and most powerful trampolines. With on site professionals to guide and assist you, you'll be flipping and spinning like a pro in no time! Built for adventure sports enthusiasts, SITE is a great place to hone in your skills and as well as the super tramps they offer an air bag, foam pit, wall...

Time Tripper

Time Tripper takes you back to the beginning on a journey through time and legend, where you can experience 90 million years in just 30 minutes! Travel back to a time when dinosaurs roamed the earth, learn about how Lake Wakatipu was carved out by a giant glacier and experience the adventure activities you can do in Queenstown, all from the comfort of your seat. Head down to the Main Town Pi...

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