Top 20 Things To Do In Queenstown, New Zealand 2021

Top Tours and Activities In Queenstown, New Zealand


Milford Sound BBQ Experience full day from Queenstown

306 Reviews


Milford Sound is arguably the most scenic destination in New Zealand, and a must-see for any traveler. Whether seen in sunshine or rain, the incredible views are guaranteed to leave you awe-struck. This is a small group tour for travelers seeking an all-inclusive, uniquely-kiwi, personalized trip to Milford Sound. 
Travel in unparalleled style and comfort in a fully air-conditioned luxury Mercedes van fully equipped with WIFI, large panoramic windows and leather reclining seats so you can sit back, relax and enjoy the stunning scenery.
As you begin your tour out of Queenstown the van will travel south alongside the amazing "Remarkables" mountain range and New Zealand's longest lake, Lake Wakatipu. From Te Anau the scenery really begins to stand out as we drive north along Lake Te Anau and into the beautiful Fiordland National Park.
Enjoy a gourmet Kiwi-style BBQ lunch on our small uncrowded cruise while taking in the incredible beauty that Fiordland and Milford Sound have to offer!

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Shotover River Extreme Jet Boat Ride from Queenstown

80 Reviews


Prepare yourself for the ultimate jet boating experience with Shotover Jet - the unique, breathtaking white water ride and adrenaline rush you’ll never forget!

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Central Otago Wine Tour from Queenstown - Including Lunch

64 Reviews


Experience the beauty of Central Otago, its fine wines, rich gold history and welcoming people. This Boutique Wine Tour from Queenstown will take you into the heart of region, through the picturesque valleys and rolling vine-clad foothills to taste some of New Zealand's finest wines.

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Dinner at Walter Peak High Country Farm and Cruise from Queenstown

61 Reviews


Get a taste of New Zealand farm life with dinner at Walter Peak Country Farm. Start your evening cruising along the calm waters of Lake Wakatipu from Queenstown on board the TSS Earnslaw, a 1912 vintage steam ship, to arrive at Walter Peak Country Farm. Enjoy a gourmet BBQ buffet dinner in the Colonel's Homestead, as the resident pianist provides background music during dinner. On cooler nights, the open fire creates a cozy atmosphere. After dinner, you have the option to watch a farm show or relax in the bar before returning to Queenstown on the TSS Earnslaw.

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Walter Peak High Country Farm Tour and Cruise from Queenstown

61 Reviews


Experience rural New Zealand as you're taken on a walking tour of the farm. Learn about traditional farming practices and the significance of the various animals. Watch sheep dogs in action, see the shearing and maybe try your hand at spinning wool. Then stroll through the lakeside gardens to the Colonel's Homestead for a traditional morning or afternoon tea.

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Queenstown Zipline Tour

52 Reviews


Find out why Queenstown is New Zealand’s adrenaline capital with this zipline adventure! Launching from the Ziptrek Treehouse at the Skyline Gondola summit, you’ll zipline down the mountain and take in panoramic views of Lake Wakatipu and the snow-capped Remarkables mountain range. With three tours to choose from it's fun for everyone - whether you are looking for an introduction into Queenstown adventure, excited by the thrill of the world's steepest tree-to-tree zipline, or taking the plunge on our newest tour; the Kereru, which features a 21 metre drop!

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Queenstown Skyline Gondola and Luge

47 Reviews


Imagine yourself steering a three-wheeled luge cart around bends, over bumps and through tunnels with the view of Queenstown and Lake Wakatipu below. Your day will be filled with scenic views and adventure as you take a gondola from Queenstown to the Skyline complex at the top of Bob’s Peak. From there, take up to five rides (because one isn’t enough) down one of two luge tracks – the advanced track or the scenic track.

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Queenstown Triple Challenge (Jet Boat Ride, Helicopter and White Water Rafting)

37 Reviews


Calling all adrenaline junkies! Are you up for the Shotover triple challenge? Experience Queenstown at its very best as you brace yourself for a jet boat ride on the Shotover River, helicopter over Skippers Canyon and white water rafting from Deep creek to Cascade rapid. Guranteed to get the heart pumping, you're half day adventure tour includes all equipment and safety briefings.

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Walter Peak Gourmet BBQ Lunch

36 Reviews


A return scenic cruise from Queenstown Bay, across stunning Lake Wakatipu to Walter Peak High Country Farm on our vintage steamship TSS Earnslaw, a farm tour and a delicious BBQ Lunch served on the sunny terrace at the Colonel’s Homestead.
Before lunch, the rural demonstrator will give guests an insight into life in the New Zealand high country by providing an entertaining farm show including working sheep dogs and sheep shearing.
Enjoy a unique dining experience at Walter Peak where the menu showcases food and wine from the wider Central Otago region. Chefs prepare a tasty selection of meats on the outdoor grill, while fresh, seasonal salads and vegetables are available from the dining area of the Colonel’s Homestead. Top off lunch with a selection of delicious sweet treats and local cheeses.

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Skydive Queenstown

29 Reviews


See Queenstown like never before as you take the ultimate leap of faith as you tandem skydive. Feel your adrenaline surge as you reach altitude and prepare to jump, before free-falling at terminal velocity reaching speeds of up to 200 kilometres per hour.

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Queenstown Nevis Highwire Bungy Jump

27 Reviews


The ultimate Bungy Jump challenge. Make no mistake, the Queenstown Nevis Highwire Bungy is not for the nervous - with a wild 134 meters (440 feet) drop, the river seems to rush towards you faster than you're rushing towards it!

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Dart River 'Funyak' Canoe and Jet Boat Tour from Queenstown

26 Reviews


Discover the untamed beauty of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Mount Aspiring National Park on this full-day Dart River 'funyak' (inflatable canoe) and jet boat tour from Queenstown! Travel by coach to Glenorchy, where your adventure begins, and then hop aboard a jet boat and ride up the picturesque Dart River. Speeding through a landscape of outstanding natural beauty, your tour passes the 'Middle-earth' countryside that featured in the popular 'The Lord of the Rings' trilogy. In a secluded stretch of the river, swap the boat for your own easy-to-handle funyak and then paddle behind your attentive guide before stopping for a buffet lunch in the great outdoors!
No previous canoeing experience is required on this tour, and your guide will paddle at a leisurely pace to suit the group.

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Skippers Canyon 4WD Tour from Queenstown

23 Reviews


Discover the beauty of Skippers Canyon on this half-day 4WD tour from Queenstown.
Leave behind the hustle and bustle of Queestown and travel 32 kilometers by 4WD to Skippers Canyon, enjoy short walks, stunning scenery and scrumptious homemade morning or afternoon tea.

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Milford Sound Nature Cruise from Queenstown, Te Anau or Milford Sound

22 Reviews


An extended and leisurely cruise of Milford Sound to the Tasman Sea on the Milford Mariner or Milford Wanderer designed for the free, independent traveler. Nature cruises have a relaxed and flexible itinerary designed to allow guests to see and experience what makes Milford Sound world renowned. Spend up to two and a half hours nudging into waterfalls, spotting wildlife and listening to the informative commentary from our specialist Nature Guide who mingles with guests. Keep a look out for wildlife including seals, dolphins and penguins.

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Queenstown Kawarau River White Water Rafting

20 Reviews


Experience the adrenaline-charged thrill of white-water rafting on Queenstown’s Kawarau River! As you paddle through the stunning scenery, you'll feel like you are rafting through the heart of Middle-earth, as it was the Kawarau River that starred as the River Anduin in 'The Lord of the Rings' movie trilogy. This grade II to III rafting trip is suitable for all fitness levels, and no experience is necessary.

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Lake Wakatipu Cruise and Mt Nicholas High Country Farm Tour

20 Reviews


Discover New Zealand’s Lake Wakatipu and Mt Nicholas high country on a catamaran cruise, an authentic Kiwi-run Farm Tour and 4WD tour from Queenstown. Cruise to the lake’s western shores while hearing informative commentary from your captain. Visit a merino sheep farm, then hop into a 4WD vehicle and zip into the mountains for a bird's-eye view on the stunning region. Take short walks on the mountain, and enjoy a delicious afternoon tea before returning to Queenstown by boat.

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Milford Sound Mariner Overnight Cruise from Queenstown

20 Reviews


An overnight cruise amidst spectacular Milford Sound, is a once in a lifetime experience. While on board the Milford Mariner you will cruise the full length of this spectacular fiord to the Tasman Sea before anchoring for the night in sheltered Harrison Cove.
As you board your luxury coach in Queenstown you can enjoy a relaxing 5-hour trip along the shores of Lake Wakatipu and through rolling countryside to Te Anau. The coach driver provides an informative commentary. Stopping in Te Anau for a short lunch break before the excursion continues along the spectacular Milford Road. There is time for a photo stop and short walks along the way.

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Queenstown Shotover River White Water Rafting

18 Reviews


Experience the exhilarating adrenaline pumping rapids of this infamous river.

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The Original Kawarau Bridge Bungy Jump in Queenstown

18 Reviews


Home of the World’s First and most famous of leaps, this 43m (141ft) Bungy Jump is still the most popular Bungy site attracting thousands of thrill-seekers every year. Attached by your feet, you can choose to bob above the water, touch it or be fully dunked. Also unique at the Kawarau Bridge Bungy, you can share the thrill, it’s the only place in Queenstown where you can Tandem Bungy! The Kawarau Bungy Centre is FREE to visit so bring your support entourage too!
SAFETY COMES FIRST – ALWAYS The Bungy originals, we’ve been doing this stuff for 30 years and our crew is the most experienced in the world. We were the first to be awarded an ‘S’ mark for exceptional safety, and safety is at the heart of everything we do.

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Remarkables Mountain Range Helicopter Flight from Queenstown

15 Reviews


The Remarkables Mountain Range dominates the eastern skyline of Queenstown. You will appreciate first hand how these peaks have earned their name when you land 1538 meters (5046 feet) above Queenstown, where you can stand in the snow during winter and admire the stunning views across Lake Wakatipu to the Southern Alps.

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Wine and Cheese Tasting in Queenstown

15 Reviews


The world's largest tasting of New Zealand's best wines is right in the centre of Queenstown.
At The Winery you get your own pre-loaded Wine Tasting Card and you choose the wines you taste.  Explore amongst the 80+ wines, Champagnes, sparkling wines, Whiskies, Ports and Sherries available for tasting ..... in one place!

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Southern Glacier Experience Helicopter Flight from Queenstown

14 Reviews


Soar over the majestic Southern Alps on a 50-minute breathtaking helicopter flight from Queenstown.
Discover the mystery of Lake Wakatipu's northern shores, before experiencing a snow landing on the distinctive Jura Glacier. Stand in snow surrounded by high mountain peaks and bush covered valleys as you admire unparalleled views of Mount Aspiring and the mighty Rees and Dart River valleys.

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Milford Sound Tour with Flight, Cruise and Jet Boat Adventure from Queenstown

14 Reviews


Fly from Queenstown to magnificent Milford Sound, to enjoy a 2-hour cruise traveling the full length of the fiord. Then board your Aircraft for a scenic flight over the Southern Alps to Glenorchy. Join an exhilarating wilderness jet boat ride on the Dart River, guided forest walk through ancient native beech and back-country bus tour before returning to Queenstown by coach.

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Milford Sound Full-Day Tour from Queenstown including Scenic Flight

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Experience the wonderful and breathtaking Milford Sound from the land, sea and sky on this full-day tour from Queenstown. Seethe world-famous fiord in all its natural glory – surrounded by dense rainforest, glacier-carved valleys and beautiful waterfalls.

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The Ledge - Queenstown's Sky Swing

5 Reviews


And now for something completely different... remember the swing you had in your back yard? Well, the Ledge Urban Sky Swing takes that to a whole new level. In fact a level 400 meters over Queenstown.

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Queenstown Super Saver: Milford Sound Nature Cruise plus Walter Peak High Country Farm Tour

5 Reviews


Immerse yourself in New Zealand’s stunning natural scenery over two days with this Queenstown Super Saver. On your first day, you'll take a cruise on the famous Milford Sound. Spot wildlife and soak up the dramatic landscape as your experienced skipper navigates the serene waters. The next day, cruise to Walter Peak aboard a vintage steamship and explore Walter Peak High Country Farm. See typical rural life and enjoy country hospitality with either morning or afternoon tea including homemade treats.

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