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Things to do for Outdoor Enthusiasts in Queenstown, New Zealand 

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    Shotover Jet (Queenstown)

    4.5
    26 reviews

    The Shotover Jet in Queenstown is an awesome experience. Ripping up the river as the canyon walls brush past only inches from the boat. Hold on tight - it's a great ride!

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    AJ Hackett Bungy Queenstown

    4.5
    10 reviews

    Bungy jumping has become synonymous with New Zealand. The idea of leaping off a bridge with a rubber band attached to your ankles may be terrifying to some but for those up for it, it's a great ride! These guys invented bungy and they have a perfect safety record - if you're going to take the leap, this is the ...

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    Lake Wakatipu

    4.5
    4 reviews

    Lake Wakatipu is the second largest lake in the Southern Lakes District, covering 290 square km.Lake Wakatipu is five kilometers wide at its widest, and the total length is 84km. During the last ice age, a huge glacier moving from the north west carved out what is now Lake Wakatipu.

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    Routeburn

    4.5
    11 reviews

    The Routeburn Track is a fantastic three day walk near Queenstown. Not for the faint hearted, there are some big hills to climb but the reward of the stunning scenery is worth every step.

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    Coronet Peak Ski Resort

    4.5
    5 reviews

    Unfortunately there wasn't much snow to ski on but the bar on top of the mountain made up for a disappointing season.

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    Shotover Canyon Swing

    5
    6 reviews

    In a town filled with thrills, spills and adventure - The Canyon Swing reigns supreme. Guaranteed to scare the pants off of you this 100m plus swing across the Shotover Canyon is terrifying and all sorts of fun. With a variety of ways to jump repeat customers are lining up to take the leap, again and again!

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    The Remarkables Ski Area

    5
    2 reviews

    The Remarkables are one of the best places to ski and snowboard in the Queenstown area. Great views and fun terrain. The snow is fairly reliable and the runs are fun - if a bit short.

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    Ziptrek Ecotours

    4.5
    3 reviews

    This series of zip lines takes nature tours in Queenstown to new heights. Flying amongst the treetops you get up close and personal with the landscape. The Folks here walk the talk when it comes to 'green' values too - nice.

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    Nomad Safaris

    4.5
    2 reviews

    Want to go behind the scenes of Lord of the Rings in Queenstown? Nomad Safaris will take you on a four wheel drive tour to some of the iconic locations in the Queenstown area - the knowledgeable guides have lots of inside stories - many of them worked on the films. Hobbits not included.

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  • 10

    Outside Sports Queenstown

    4
    2 reviews

    If you need hiking, skiing or camping gear Outside Sports is the place to go. Lots of stock and great staff.

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    Skyline

    5
    4 reviews

    a beautiful scenic look out, Skyline offers visitor a very relaxing gondola ride up to the mountain. While there, there are restaurants and cafes to take in the views while noshing and there are other adrenaline filled activities like "sky jumping" (it looks like base jumping plus bungee), the luge (dry in summer or wet in winter) as well as ...

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    Skyline

    4
    2 reviews

    It was quite scary-the door did not close

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    Skyline Gondola

    4.5
    7 reviews

    The view from the top of the gondola of Lake Wakatipu and the surrounding mountains is incredible! There's a pretty fun luge at the top, too.

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    Queenstown Rafting

    5
    4 reviews

    An experience of a life time. From the death defying ride on the edge of a cliff in a van to get to the raft launch to the 4s and 5s rapids, then the tunnel of pitch black just to come out on the other side and drop what seems like 20 feet down a rapid! Totally worth the anxiety ...

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  • 15

    Gibbston Valley Winery

    5
    4 reviews

    This winery just outside of Queenstown not only makes outstanding wine but also has an attached restaurant that serves great meals. You can tour the winery and see how the wine is made, visit the 'wine cave' where it is stored and sample their latest vintage - yum!

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    Skippers Canyon Jet

    5
    3 reviews

    The Skippers Canyon Jet boat ride is one of our favourites. Only 15 minutes from Queenstown you start to experience the scenic beauty of the area. You stop at the lookout at the Skippers Canyon saddle and look over the Wakatipu basin, and the Remarkable mountains across the valley. Next you slowly wind down into the canyon looking out at ...

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  • 17

    Real Journeys - Queenstown

    4.5
    4 reviews

    The staff at Real Journeys were very professional and helpful. They did everything they could to ensure that I got to see and do everything I wanted to in Queenstown and the surrounding countryside at the best possible price for me. The trip to Milford Sound was absolutely gorgeous. My camera was getting quite the workout and the coach driver, ...

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  • 18

    Routeburn Canyoning

    4.5
    2 reviews

    Canyoning was so incredible! I did the Twelve Mile Delta route. There was ziplining, rappelling, jumping off cliffs, and swimming through rapids. The ultimate adventure activity! The guides were fun too.

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    Jacks Point Golf Course

    4.5
    2 reviews

    Challenging, beautiful, golf course set in stunning Remarkable's mountain range, 500m above sea level, next to Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown. Delicious restaurant for golfers and non-golfers.

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    Nzone Skydive Queenstown

    4.5
    8 reviews

    This was a blast! I could not believe that it when I had to actually jump out of the plane. I was calm until that point then I was like "WHAT THE HECK DID I GET MYSELF INTO?!" Hahaha. I felt very comfortable and not too nervous when preparing for the jump. Their staff is very professional and so I ...

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