Queenstown Activities for the Whole Family

Take the stress out of the summer school holidays in Queenstown with these family friendly options that everyone can do!

If height and weight restrictions aren't enough to hinder the whole family from participating in activities around Queenstown then throw in the added stress of this busy holiday time and you've got a 'school holiday conundrum' on your hands!

We’ve scoured high and low, far and wide, and have compiled a list of our top findings that might just help with entertaining the kids these school holidays and maybe even the adults too!

1. Thunder Jet

If your family is of the adrenaline type, then you’d be crazy not to experience one of Queenstown’s most iconic activities – jet boating! Thunder Jet takes you on a whole hour ride across the lake and down the Kawarau River complete with commentary and the famous 360 Hamilton spins! Grab a Family Pack for $299 (2AD 2CH = 1 CH goes FREE), it’s such a great deal!

2. Real Journeys

Kids go FREE deal. As Real Journeys have such a vast array of products and experiences, it’s a fantastic option that kids go FREE on a selection on some of these products. We all know that travelling with children can be expensive so Real Journeys now offers a fantastic solution! See their website for further terms and conditions.

3. Erik’s Fish & Chips

Everyone needs to eat so when the little grommits get peckish, why not try out the newest, funkiest establishment in Queenstown. Located on Earl Street in a cute street style caravan tucked to the side, this place is bustling with activity. Save time and skip the lines by ordering online!

4. Kawarau Zipride

There’s something for everyone to do out at the Kawarau Bungy Centre now with the 130m Zipride! Suitable for kids (and their parents) and anyone who isn’t really too keen on bungy jumping. Also, at $50 a ride for an adult, it's significantly cheaper than a bungy and won't break the bank!

5. Watersports Queenstown

 Located on Queenstown Bay’s main beach. A great activity when the sun is out as there are plenty of interesting options to choose from. From the 3-wheel paddle bikes to the good old kayak, there’s something for everyone! The proximity to the shore is close enough that if Mum and Dad want to keep a close eye out from the beach then they sure can.

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