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

Although Queenstown has a reputation for highly adventurous activities, there are still plenty of activities that are suited for elderly folks.  We've picked our favorite elderly activities to try in Queenstown.

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...

Hop On Hop Off Wine Tours

Hop On Hop Off Tours allow you to leave the car at home and explore the Queenstown wineries, breweries and attractions that made the region famous at your own convenience. With knowledgeable drivers, you'll have the luxury of taking your time sampling wines, tasting craft beers, savouring a tasty lunch and soaking up the stunning scenery.  Choose from full day and half day tour p...

Queenstown Gardens

The Queenstown Gardens are just a few minutes walk from central Queenstown and offer a beautiful and tranquil setting away from the hustle and bustle. The landscaped gardens include plenty of places to sit down and admire the beauty of the gardens. Pristine lawns, a large water feature, a wide variety of trees and plants and a rose garden all combine to provide that perfect escape from downtown...

Going Blue - Bike & Ebikes

Discover Queenstown's best bike hire and bike trail options with Going Blue!  Our wide selection of mountain bikes, electric bikes, and e-scooters cater to all levels, including families with kids. Booking is easy with our online platform, featuring convenient pick-up/drop-off locations, daily shuttle options, and add-ons like trailers, personal bikes, baby seats, and tag-alongs.  Eac...


Million Dollar Cruise

Enjoy the best of the views of Lake Wakatipu on the fantastic locally owned and operated Million Dollar Cruise. This great value cruise takes in some of the most interesting parts of the lake, including stunning mountain views and amazing wildlife, with a trip right to the end of the lake. Large windows and spacious seating offer panoramic views while the launch is heated so the journey is c...

TSS Earnslaw Steamship & Walter Peak Farm

The TSS Earnslaw is an iconic steamship that offers visitors a scenic cruise across Lake Wakatipu to Walter Peak High Country Farm. The 90-minute cruise departs from Steamer Wharf and provides spectacular views of Queenstown's incredible alpine scenery.  On board, guests can purchase food and drinks from the Promenade Cafe and enjoy the music from the onboard pianist.  The TSS Earn...

Real NZ Doubtful Sound Overnight Cruises

Escape to the peace and tranquility of Doubtful Sound on a magical overnight cruise. Doubtful Sound is unspoiled, unmatched and unforgettable. So get ready to create some lifelong memories on the ultimate Doubtful Sound experience. Cruise Info: 1 night or 2 nights Cruise the full length of Doubtful Sound, all the way to the Tasman Sea Enjoy accommodation in private cabins with ensu...

Queenstown Bowling Club

An affordable and leisurely activity, bowls is a relaxing way to spend some time outdoors in Queenstown. A sedate antithesis to some of the more adrenalin-charged activities on offer, take your time and perfect your bowls technique at Queenstown Bowling Green. The green is situated in the leafy Queenstown Gardens at the lower end, near to Queenstown Ice Arena. Queenstown Bowling Club run ope...

Pure Milford

Pure Milford takes you deep into the untouched wilderness of Fiordland National Park to find your wild place.   Piopiotahi/Milford Sound is home to stunning wildlife, expansive mountain ranges and thousand year old waterfalls. The crew at Pure Milford are proud to welcome you to explore their beautiful backyard, Piopiotahi/Milford Sound.  Your wild place. At Piopiotahi/Mi...

Eco Wanaka - Lake Cruise & Island Walk

The owners of Eco Wanaka Adventures bring 20 years of experience in outdoor and adventure pursuits to their tours of the Lake Wanaka area, ensuring visitors get the most out of their time in the area. This Lake Cruise & Island nature walk half day tour begins with a scenic 20 minute boat cruise to Mou Waho Island Nature Reserve, a well-kept secret in the Lake Wanaka region. The island, whic...

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. ...


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...

Sunrise Balloons

A unique way to enjoy the stunning landscape around Queenstown and Arrowtown. Champagne breakfast & transfers included. Dawn flights, carrying 6-14 adults.  An unforgettable aerial experience. Sunrise Balloons has been operating for over 12 years.  A family-run firm, they have well over 1000 hours ballooning experience, as well as thousands more hours flying light aircraft. Passengers will...

Goldfields Mining Centre

The Goldfields Mining Centre, on the route to Queenstown offers an insight into the life of the early gold miners in the Otago region, and their difficult working conditions. Located on the banks of the stunning Kawarau Gorge, the centre covers around 25 hectares, with many of the old mine shafts and mining equipment still visible. Visitors can opt for a guided tour with one of the centre's ...

Queenstown Skyline Gondola and Luge Rides

  Highlights Enjoy the Skyline Gondola and Skyline Luge on Bob's Peak Marvel at spectacular views as the gondola rises above Queenstown Experience a fun-filled gravity ride on specially designed luge tracks   Description Ride to the top of Bob’s Peak on the Skyline Gondola and experience fun-filled gravity rides on the Skyline Luge. Admire the breathtaking views o...

Old Cromwell Town Historic Precinct

Located on the clear waters of Lake Dunstan, this charming historic attraction has original and reconstructed buildings of the 1860's gold town of Cromwell. The old town includes local artists and galleries where you can pick up gifts along with reminders of days gone by. While enjoying the historic buildings, visitors can also enjoy a bite to eat and a coffee at the cafe. With local art galler...

Deer Park Heights

Deer Park Heights is a scenic drive and animal encounter through a working deer farm, 550 meters above Queenstown. The scenic experience provides views of the Whakatipu basin, LOTR movie sets, and gorgeous animals you can feed and see.  Deer park heights originally opened in 1966 with plenty of history and sights to offer.  Stroll walkways or picnic at impressive alpine tarns at the t...

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