Top 10 Queenstown Activities!

You will find Queenstown and nearby activities on this page. We have plenty of suggestions for your stay but we have selected 10 activities that we know you will really enjoy. We will help you book them with no extra charge. Just email us at stay@chaletqueenstown.co.nz and we’ll help you get them organised. We do change them periodically to match the seasons.

  • Visit the Skyline Gondala


    There are many activities based at the Skyline including the Luge, paragliding, the Kiwi Haka Show, Star Gazing, mountain biking, hiking up to Ben Lomond, gourmet buffet dining in the evening, but the views of Lake Wakatipu and surrounds are amazing.

  • Arrowtown

    Only a 20 minute drive away this is a great place for shopping, dining, walking, exploring and photography.  You are able to make a loop trip from Queenstown going out via Arthurs Point (seeing the Shotover Jet) and then into Arrowtown past the Millbrook Golf Resort.  On you way back head along the road to Lake Hayes with its walking track round the lake, then in to Queenstown maybe with a quick stop at the Historic Bridge over the Shotover River.

  • AJ Hackett Bungy Jump, Kawarau River


    25 minutes drive to the AJ Hackett Bungy Jump is worthwhile for would be bungy jumpers as well as spectators.  The building you enter has a great overview of the history of bungying and you get to see exactly what holds on to you when you jump.  Great entertainment all round.

  • Around the Basin


    For the first time this year, 2016, Around the Basin Bike Tours will operate all year round.  The Queenstown Trails supported bike tours, a self guided bike tour of the wineries and just your regular bike hire and shuttle combos for you to choose from.

  • Gibbston Valley Wineries


    Renowned worldwide for crafting award winning Pinot Noirs, Gibbston Valley is a wonderful place to explore the grape growing abilities of this most southerly wine growing region.  Cellar doors, cave tours, a cheesery, bike tours and restaurants – this is a great option rain or shine.

  • High Country Farm Experiences

    
With Walter Peak and Mt Nicholas beckoning across the lake both these options include a cruise on Lake Wakatipu.  Travelling to Walter Peak on the TSS Earnslaw and on a modern catamaran to Mt Nicholas, this is a great way to learn more about farming in alpine regions.  Merino sheep are the mainstay of these farms.  Learn more about farming activities and enjoy the hospitality of these farming communities.

  • Glenorchy

    Said to be one of the most scenic drives in New Zealand and maybe the world, Glenorchy, at the head of Lake Wakatipu has much to offer.  You might like to try walking part of the one of the great walks – the Routeburn or jet boating into the wonderful beech forest of the Dart River Jet. Horse and bike riding are also available.

  • Air Activities

    If you have the courage and want to try something that will get the heart racing, how about a sky dive, para glide or hang gliding experience?  NZone and Bobs Peak and Coronet Peak can all facilitate these dreams.

  • Shotover Jet


    Just 5 minutes drive or take the Shotover Jet Bus from downtown Queenstown, the Shotover Jet is a lot of fun and laughs for all the family.  Based at Arthurs Point on the Shotover River, this jet boating experience is extra special travelling through the Shotover Gorge and proving how miraculous the Hamilton Jet engine is for boating. Be thrilled.

  • Milford Sound

    
While not actually in Queenstown, undoubtedly a highlight for anyone coming to this part of the world a trip here is exceptional.  Whether by car, bus or plane this full day trip can include a cruise on Milford Sound itself.  A untouched part of the world to see nature at its best.