November 12, 2015

Queenstown is famously renowned for being the adventure capital of the world, is also the perfect destination for families with so many things to do! There’s so much to see and do, you’re spoilt for choice, so we’ve picked a few activities to help plan your next stay in Queenstown.

KJet Queenstown

The kids will love stepping onto the big yellows at KJet for some 360° spins! Travelling across the pristine waters of Lake Wakatipu and through the tranquil beauty of willow-lined Kawarau River, the Jet boat then speeds into the shallow, fast-moving braids of the Shotover River. The 45km, hour-long adventure highlights the magnificent diversity of Queenstown’s waterways. The trip also includes FREE entry into Queenstown’s Underwater Observatory.

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Queenstown Underwater Observatory

Possibly the best value attraction in Queenstown! You can imagine what life would be like as a creature of the lake, as you watch the diving ducks, massive trout and slinky eels mix and mingle just metres from the lakeshore. Fascination and informative entertainment for all ages in all weather. Informative story boards tell the Maori mythological history of the lake and the 60 year history of KJet while feeding the fish offers excitement for the fish as well as the viewers.

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Mt Nicholas Farm Experience – Southern Discoveries

Hop on board Spirit of Queenstown to visit Mt Nicholas High Country Farm. Meet Belle the sheepdog and her fleecy flock on an interactive tour of the farm. Watch sheep being moved by the farm guide and Belle, before meeting the horses, pigs, chickens and cows.

Get off the beaten track as you are taken in a 4WD vehicle to a spectacular vantage point to see panoramic views of Lake Wakatipu. Enjoy traditional homemade baking with morning or afternoon tea, whilst the kids keep entertained as they try their hand at virtual sheep shearing on the big screens.

Trip includes a light BBQ Lunch in summer and hot soup in winter.

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Queenstown Paraflights

Fly high and stay dry with Queenstown Paraflights for a parasailing experience of a lifetime! Soar 600ft above Queenstown and see breath-taking views of this region from the air. It’s an exhilarating trip for all the family with the option to fly solo, tandem or triple. For the scaredy cat of the family, they can sit back, relax, spectate and enjoy the boat ride as you fly high above them.

Game Over Queenstown

Queenstown’s newest adventure centre featuring two-storey Grand Prix Indoor Karting with a 290m track, Jurassic-themed Lazer Tag, Lazer Web, Arcade games and Horizontal Bungee. The perfect destination whatever the weather!

Skyline Gondola and Luge

No holiday to Queenstown is complete without a trip up the Skyline Gondola! Head up famous Bob’s Peak and enjoy incredible views of Lake Wakatipu, The Remarkables Mountain Range and the Queenstown Gardens, The Luge is a must-do, where you take the driving wheel of a gravity controlled thrill ride.

Minus 5° Ice Bar

Dressed like an Eskimo, walk into an alpine winter wonderland created by over 18 tonnes of crystal clear ice architecture. It’s quite easy to imagine what life would be like living in the Antarctic as you experience temperatures of -5°. The kids get to drink yummy mocktails, whilst the parents enjoy delicious cocktails all served in ice glasses. It’s so refreshing on a hot summer’s day!

  • Queenstown Para Flights
  • Game Over Go Karts
  • Minus 5 Ice Bar
  • KJet, Kids, Jet Boat, Queenstown, Kawarau River, Shotover River, Lake Wakatipu
  • Queenstown Underwater Observatory
  • Mt Nicholas Station, Sheep, Queenstown