Summer fun in Queenstown

When the sun comes out and the weather warms up there’s lots of fun to be had in the Adventure Capital of the World.

Mountain biking

When the snow melts the bikes come out to play.  It’s not hard to see why mountain biking it such a popular activity in Queenstown as there’s loads of great mountain biking trails for all skill levels.

Those who are more inclind to a relaxed approach to riding will have  a blast riding along Lake Wakatipu, stopping for regular breaks to take photos of the incredible views. The more adventurous and experienced bikers can head up the Skydive Gondola and tackle some serious downhill tracks for a lots fun but watch out these guys go fast!


There are lots of hiking trails close to town which are easily accessible if you don't have your own transport. If you're stretch for time why not head up Queenstown Hill where you’ll see some amazing views of the Queenstown area.

Those with a day to spare who are up for more of a challenge should consider tackling Ben Lomond a full day hike after which you’ll be rewarded with spectacular views that stretch across Lake Wakatipu, the Remarkables mountain range, and the Southern Alps in the distance.


Warmer temperatures and clear blue skies make for great weather for skydiving. On a brilliant blue-bird day you can even see all the way to Mount Cook!

During the peak summer months it’s recommend that you book your skydive in advance so you don’t miss out on the chance to experience the thrill of skydiving over the Adventure Capital of the World.

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White Water Rafting

Rafting was one of the first adventure activities to start up in Queenstown and continues to be a popular activity along with being a great way to get your adrenaline pumping while staying cool.

Local adventure company Queenstown Rafting run half-day and multi-day trip from the more relaxed to the totally action packed!


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