Best Queenstown activities- for the adventurous
Heading to Queenstown and looking to get the low down on all the awesome adrenaline-fuelled activities you will be taking part in while on your vacay… Well look no further, living in Queenstown has it perks & means we can get you all the juicy insider tips before you arrive.
You would be foolish to visit this part of the world and not throw yourself off something. Don’t worry the crew out at all the Bungy sites are highly professional (most of the time) Safety and fun is their highest priority and you are sure to leave with the best memories, here are some quick tips before you decide to strap up and 1… 2… 3 … BUNGY!
Prepare for the weather, it can get pretty chilly out at the Nevis site and you never know what’s going on until you get up there, pack a jumper and thank us later, you must also wear covered shoes at the Nevis, don’t be rocking up in your sandals or they will turn you away.
It’s not uncommon to hear the boats and such whizzing around the Wakatipu basin but Hydro Attack does a pretty sterling job of surprising residents and tourists alike.
When the water is calm the Hydro Attack team can get the Seabreacher from 0 to 80kph in 3.6 seconds, keep your eyes peeled on the lake, she is fast & only surfaces occasionally! You are inside the Shark skimming across the water feeling like you are in a cross between a fighter jet and a torpedo. You will be submerged in the lake at speed and then shot into the air shortly after.
The oldest passenger so far has been a 90-year-old great-grandma from Ireland! So if you’re thinking about backing out, make your old granny proud and sign up as soon as you land in QT!
Ever wondered what it would be like to be a real-life, Tarzan? Get yourself onto the Canyon swing to find out. You will be thrown through the air over a famous New Zealand Canyon. Alone, strapped to a friend or kick backward off a chair, whichever way you decide to go, you are sure in for an exhilarating ride!
You now have two amazing options; the original canyon swing or the flying fox, whichever you choose to make it your own. Be silly, get crazy, fancy dress is highly recommended and the team will always partake in a sing-along.
The Canyon swing masters are the kings of banter, get ready to be mocked and ridiculed, its all part of their unique charm and of course included in the price.
There’s something exciting about dropping into the unknown from 182m high, strap up and enjoy the fall, you will surely be thanking us later!
So after you have thrown yourself off every bridge, ledge & canyon in Queenstown how about throwing yourself down some grade 5 rapids with a team of people in an inflatable raft. Suited and booted the raft guide will pack you into your raft, teach you everything you need to know about tackling the unknown, and then expertly guide you down the river and back to solid ground. Not for the faint-hearted but should certainly be top of the list for the adrenaline junkies out there.
Fly high above Queenstown with a helicopter tour… for some of the best views in New Zealand/the world!
There are tons of helicopter tours but some of my favourites are-
The Remarkables/Cecil Peak– Perfect for the best views over Queenstown. This flight is great for guests on a budget or just wanting a shorter flight. They will take you up above The Remarkables for an incredible view of Lake Wakatipu and the surroundings. This flight is also great for wedding parties wanting to tie the knot up high!
Milford Sound Helicopter – The most popular flight from Queenstown, includes three landings on a beach, glacier, and in Milford itself. Soak in those epic views and be the first to see Mitre Peak from the sky. This is an experience not to be missed!
If you are a budding photographer make sure you are set up before takeoff, you don’t want to be missing those epic panoramic views while you search around for equipment. Selfie sticks are banned in and around helicopters as they are a safety hazard however our pilots know how to capture a good shot so make sure you ask them or better yet book me for a photo session to capture those precious memories.
There is no ‘best’ time to fly, however, it does depend on the weather. The best advice is to book early into your Queenstown stay then you can keep an eye on the weather and make sure you get the best day, flights will always be rescheduled if they are grounded due to the weather.
Strap in, enjoy, and take home some beautiful memories!
For more Helicopter inspo check out my helicopter tours blogpost