Get your adrenaline pumping in Queenstown

The list of adrenaline pumping activities in Queenstown is seemingly endless, so here’s a few of our favourites to help you plan your Queenstown adventure.

Most travellers who arrive in Queenstown are likely to say they’re visiting to experience the adrenaline pumping activities the ‘Adventure Capital of the World’ is world renown for but with so many options it's hard to pick which activities to tackle first.

Below are a few of our favourite heart-stopping Queenstown activities to help you plan your stay in Queenstown.


When you skydive over Queenstown you’ll experience the sheer adrenaline of jumping out of a perfectly good airplane from 15,000ft in the air and be rewarded with the most incredible birds-eye view of Lake Wakatipu and The Remarkables mountain range.

NZONE Skydive, based in Queenstown is New Zealand’s first tandem skydive operation and were founded in 1990.

To date they have jumped over 250,000 tandem customers, so you’re in safe hands with their team of experienced Jumpmasters.

The NZONE Skydive dropzone is located on a private air strip just 20 minutes from the heart of Queenstown.

The tranquil environment helps calm your nerves as you prepare for one of the most life changing experiences of your life.

Bungy jumping

Ticking off bucket list activities is a must do when in Queenstown so if bungy jumping is high on your list why not jump with the AJ Hackett team who founded the world’s first commercial bungy operation.

If you think bigger is better head to AJ Hackett’s Nevis Bungy, NZ’s highest bungy with a 134m drop and 8.5 seconds of freefall, now that’s an adrenaline rush!

Jet boating

Experience the thrill of jetboating with Shotover Jet one of New Zealand’s first jet boating companies which operate on the spectacular Shotover River.

When you jump in ‘Big Red’ the famous Shotover Jet Boat the adrenaline rush starts straight away as you speed towards the dramatic Shotover River Canyons. 

Located less than 10 minutes from central Queenstown, thrill-seekers should allow at least an hour and half for this adventure activity.

White Water Rafting

White water rafting is one of the ultimate adventure activities in Queenstown.

If you accept the challenge you’ll get to get up close and personal with stunning New Zealand scenery and navigate roaring rapids, an experience you’ll struggle to replicate at home.

Challenge Rafting based in Queenstown offers a range of adrenaline pumping rafting trips on the Shotover and Kawarau Rivers.


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