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Queenstown is the ultimate boys playground, with bucket loads of adventure and adrenalin to experience as well as plenty of opportunities to unwind and relax. So get your mates together, book in your break and get going to Queenstown for the time of your lives.
1: Bungy Jumping. Queenstown is the 'world home of bungy jumping'. There are a few different options to take the daring plunge. There is the original Kawarau Bridge bungy where you will drop 43 metres over the river or there is also the highly recommended Nevis High wire bungee, which hangs 134 metres over a narrow ravine, the perfect way to get the adrenalin flowing. If you are keen to share the experience with your mate tandem jumps are available.
2: Skydiving. Tandem skydiving is one of the most popular activities to experience in Queenstown. Haven’t jumped out of a plane yet? Go on and challenge your fears and take a jump over some of the most breathtaking scenery. When you step out from the aircraft door you will freefall for about 60 seconds at about 200kph, how extreme is that? After the freefall you will enjoy a 5-minute parachute ride to the drop zone. Embrace the challenge, face your fears and get ready for the experience of a lifetime.
3: Zip lining. Get your Tarzan persona going and experience zip lining through trees and down mountainsides. Harnessed securely to the zip line you will feel the rush as you fly from tree to tree down the mountain. Professional guides will be waiting at each tree deck and will then send you off to the next. Take in the spectacular views of The Remarkables and Lake Wakatipu as you zoom down the mountain. This is a fantastic activity to enjoy with a group of mates.
4: Jet Boating. Enjoy the ultimate thrill of Jet Boating up the rivers of Queenstown. The Shotover, Kawarau and Dart rivers all offer some high speed, heart-stopping rides darting up the rivers. You will not only get to enjoy the stunning scenery but you will get to enjoy the thrills and spills of this classic Queenstown activity and it’s always best shared with friends!
5: Mountain Biking. There is an abundance of awesome trail rides and extreme tracks for all abilities that you can enjoy on your own or with an organised group tour. The Queenstown Bike Park has over 30km of tracks that take you through the pine forests of the Ben Lomond Reserve. The Queenstown Bike Park boasts the first-ever gondola assisted bike lift providing easy access to the park. So check out the trails available for the ride of your life!
6: Queenstown Luge. Racing down the luge tracks of Queenstown is always a good idea. It is fun, thrilling and a ‘must do’ activity for your guy escape in Queenstown. There are two tracks to try out, one that is more easy and gentle and one that is faster, steeper and more adventurous. So get the competition going, see who has the best time down the track!
7: Golf. With some of the most stunning and picturesque courses in New Zealand, Queenstown has a number of golf courses with varying par levels and difficulty and something for every ability to enjoy. As well as a great way to enjoy good company and good competition it is a fantastic way to relax, unwind and take in the natural beauty of your surroundings. Check out the details and requirements for each golf course, as some require bookings.
8: Eat, Drink and have fun! There are over 150 bars and restaurants and cafes to choose from in the Queenstown area, with lots of great atmosphere to relax and enjoy the company of good friends! A notable mention goes to Fergburger - a Queenstown institution and a favourite burger spot enjoyed by locals and visitors alike. People are happy to queue up for what some say are the ‘best burgers in the world’! Fergburger is definitely the place to check out.
There are tour companies that provide a variety of activities to enjoy including combo deals so you can enjoy more than one adventure experience and they can make the most of your time available or you can tackle them on your own. Whatever adventures or challenges you decide to take on, Queenstown provides the perfect backdrop and setting for the ‘best time ever’!
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