Top 10 Things to do in Queenstown, New Zealand

Winter scene in the snow, Queenstown. New Zealand.

Winter scene in the snow, Queenstown. New Zealand.

Queenstown – the pride and joy of New Zealand. Framed by the majestic mountains and shores of crystal clear Lake Wakatipu. Queenstown, New Zealand possess itself as the perfect holiday destination for adventure and relaxation. Queenstown is a four season city, having its summer and winter as the busiest time of the year. But truly it is an all year round holiday destination. From Ausey.com, here are the top 10 things to do in Queenstown:

  1. Skyline Gondola – At the top there are excellent restaurants with beautiful views. You can enjoy adrenaline thrill with the ledge bungy jump and ride the gravity driven carts – the luge.
  2. The Kawarau Bridge Bungy – Taking a bungy jump at the very first commercial bungy jumping site in the world got to be a bucket list item. Bungy
  3. Skiing and Snow Boarding – Queenstown has many ski fields located within the close proximity of the town. And Coronet Peak Ski field is the most recommended one. It is one of the oldest commercially operated ski fields in New Zealand and with some recent investments it has become one of the best ski fields in New Zealand. snow-wakatipu-basin-from-coronet-peak
  4. White water rafting – Getting mesmerised with the beautiful sceneries of Queenstown with an adrenaline rush is what makes the White water rafting in Shotover and Kawarau rivers the one to remember. White Water Rafting
  5. Jet Boat Ride – Knowing that Jet boating originated at New Zealand, catching a jet boat in the Dart, Kawarau or the Shotover river is quite a thrilling experience. KJet_Queenstown_Jet_boating_4
  6. Lake Wakatipu cruising – Not a big fan of adrenaline! Cruising on a boat along the Lake Wakatipu, is a relaxing way to admire the scenery of Queenstown and the beautiful rock formations along its shores.
  7. Lord of the Rings and Hobbit Film location – Many scenes of both the movies were shot around Queenstown. One of the best ways to discover and appreciate how the scenery was created in the movies is on a guided tour.
  8. Milford Sound and Doubtful Sound – Not too far from Queenstown are Milford Sound and Doubtful Sound, located in one of New Zealand’s most beautiful wilderness. While Milford Sound can be experienced in a day cruise, Doubtful Sound is enjoyed the most on an overnight cruise.
  9. Sky Dive – Jumping from a plane at 9000, 12000 or 15000 feet with an experienced guide is what tandem Sky Dive is all about. Racing heart and feeling the air at 200kph and later coming down relaxing with the awesome view of the Lake Wakatipu – all in 20 minutes! Skydive
  10. Wine tasting – Pair up with a group to go for a 5 or 7 hour wine tasting tour at Central Otago. Be thrilled with the New Zealand’s largest underground wine cave and drive through verdant valleys and vine-clad foothills rich in gold mining history.

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