Queenstown Activities

Queenstown activities range from the exciting (like skiing and snowboarding) to the outright thrilling (like bungy jumping). Whether you’ve got your heart set on hiking, or a jetboat ride is more to your liking, a holiday here won’t disappoint.

Beyond the famous and picturesque Queenstown ski fields, there are many other activities to indulge in that will get your adrenalin pumping or help you get back to nature. You could find yourself fishing in the early morning or kayaking across a beautiful lake as the afternoon flows toward dusk. Here are a few options to consider adding to your to-do list.

Hiking Queenstown

Queenstown is bordered on all sides by glorious hills and mountain ranges just perfect for hiking tours and day trips on foot. Hiking Queenstown is among the most rewarding ways to experience the natural wonder of the Otago region first-hand. If you’re not sure where to start, don’t worry! There are plenty of guided hiking groups that embark regularly from the town centre and cater to all levels of fitness.

Kayaking Queenstown

Taking to the many lakes around the town is one of the best ways to gain an appreciation for the majesty of the area. Kayaking Queenstown will see you gliding across the many beautiful lakes, surrounded by towering cliff faces and waterfalls. Watch out for the odd jetboat, but the lakes are large, so they shouldn’t disturb your serenity too often.

Fishing Queenstown

Love nothing more than finding a nice quiet river and throwing a line out? Fishing in Queenstown is another popular way to spend time on your holiday. There are plenty of rivers and lakes for fly-fishing and a colourful variety of fish to discover. Embark alone or go on a tour – it’s entirely up to you!

Shotover Jet Queenstown

If you feel the need for speed, aboard Shotover Jet Queenstown is where you need to be. Who doesn’t love the idea of rocketing across gorgeous New Zealand lakes at breakneck speed on a boat? This is a fun way to spend an afternoon, especially if you go as a group when the weather’s fine.