Enjoy the stunning beauty of the Wakatipu basin from the mouth of the Shotover river to beyond Coronet Peak. See film locations from Lord of the Rings. Land on The Remarkables (1538 m) above Queenstown. In winter, stand in snow.
A range of scenic Helicopter flights are available from Queenstown you will be spoilt for choice.
Billed as “the world’s most exciting ride” Shotoverjet provides an adrenalin filled journey through the canyons this is a must do.
From the moment the accelerator hits the floor, your adrenaline hits the roof as you speed in mere centimetres of water along the famous Shotover River and deep into the spectacular Shotover River Canyons.
Experience the exhilarating zipline (flying fox) adventure above spectacular Queenstown! Glide through the treetops on a series of four flying foxes. Breath in some pristine mountain air as you venture on a carefully crafted journey that combines exhilaration, adventure, and ecological exploration.
Offering spectacular views of the surroundings, Ziptrek Ecotours offers a thrilling eco-adventure experience.
Let Nomad Safaris take you on one of their tours to the NZ backcountry Their Safari of the Scenes tour will capture the heart of the most avid Lord of the Rings fans. Nomad Safaris offers adventure trips to the old abandoned gold mining towns of Skippers Canyon and Macetown. Travel the rugged road and experience true off roading as you explore the pioneer trails.More details
Dart River Jet Safaris, takes you on a journey of rare and special beauty into the pristine wilderness of Mt Aspiring National Park, in the Southern Alps. Dart River experience has a magnificent backdrop. Snow capped mountains range over a glacial valley, blanketed by ancient forest, it’s breathtaking. A journey that will touch your soul.More details
Cruise around Queenstown’s Lake Wakatipu to Mt. Nicholas High Country Station.
The Spirit of Queenstown is luxurious, modern and environmentally friendly. Enjoy stunning views of Mt. Earnslaw, Bob’s Cove, Cecil Peak, Mt. Nicholas and the Remarkables. Take some time to join the Skipper in the open wheelhouse.
An informative and entertaining commentary is provided.
Step aboard – watch the stokers fuelling the fireboxes and hear the hiss of the steam engines working as the TSS Earnslaw takes you on a nostalgic cruise of beautiful Lake Wakatipu. The TSS Earnslaw makes several daily trips to famous Walter Peak High Country Farm there is an evening option as well which includes a sumptuous buffet dinner.More details
Just a 5 minute walk from central Queenstown, ride the Skyline Gondola to the top of the Skyline complex. The best views in the region are found here spread out in a spectacular 220 degree panorama, with breathtaking views of Coronet Peak, The Remarkables and across Lake Wakatipu.More details