Top Experiences in Queenstown

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Explore wineries, epic film locations, adventure activities or spoil yourself with a trip to a spa. Check out the top 8 experiences in Queenstown.

Discover the Queenstown Skyline

Enjoy an iconic Queenstown experience and take a Gondola up Bob's Peak, high above Queenstown to the Skyline complex. From the top enjoy a spectacular 220-degree panorama, with breath taking views of Coronet Peak, The Remarkables mountain range and across Lake Wakatipu to Cecil and Walter Peaks.

Unwind in Queenstown

Unwind in Queenstown. Whether your idea of taking a break is a massage, vist to a day spa, soaking in hot pools or following the Queenstown Wine Trail to savour local wines and food - a visit to Queenstown will leave you releaxed & rejeveunated.

The Queenstown Trail

Queenstown offers a wide range of cycling and hiking tracks and trails. Whether you’re looking for easy scenic tracks, spectacular lakeside or backcountry trails you will find the the perfect trail to suit you. One of the must-do experiences is the Queenstown Cycle Trail which takes you past the spectacular scenery of Lake Wakatipu and The Remarkables, to gold rush era Arrowtown, the iconic Kawarau bridge bunjy jump and past a variety of cafe's and wineries.

Visit historic and picturesque Arrowtown

Situated on the banks of Arrow River is historic Arrowtown, established during the gold rush of the 1860's and still a vibrant town centre today. Only 20 minutes from Queenstown, this picturesque destination is home to the Lakes District Museum - the best small museum in New Zealand, a preserved gold rush village, an international golf course, 4WD scenic tours and is the centre for most walking and cycling tracks in the Wakatipu.

Explore the Valley of Vines by bike

Gibbston Valley is located just 20 minutes from Queenstown and is home to a range of vineyards, restaurants and cafes. Hire a bicycle to explore this beautiful region, taking time to explore the vineyards, meet the winemakers, taste award winning Central Otago Pinot Noir and explore New Zealand's largest Wine Cave.

Take to the air with a scenic flight

Queenstown is famous for stunning landscapes, but until you have taken a scenic flight you haven't truly witnessed the natural splendour and variety of the region. Taking a light plane or helicopter flight from Queenstown will take you over lush grassland and forests, vast lakes and snow-capped mountains - and if you are keen to take the experience to the next level you can even land on a glacier for a truly unique holiday memory.

Discover movie magic in Glenorchy

45 minutes from Queenstown is beautiful Glenorchy, set against a background of native beech forest and towering mountain ranges it is home to filming locations from the Lord of the Rings, including Isengard, Amon Hen, Lothlorien Forest, The Misty Mountains and Ithilien.

Visit the Adventure capital

Home to a range of adventure activities, from the worlds first and most famous of Bungy Jumps at Kawarau bridge to jet boat thrills through the rugged beauty and unspoilt grandeur of the white-water rapids of the Shotover River Queenstown offers unforgettable thrills!

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