After excitement? In Queenstown, you’ll find it faster than a 50-metre bungee jump. We list the most thrilling activities in New Zealand’s adventure capital.
There are three major lakes (Wakatipu, Wanaka and Hawea) and two major rivers (Shotover and Kawarau) in the Queenstown Lakes District.
Called the eighth wonder of the world by Rudyard Kipling, Milford Sound is an unforgettable fjord.
There’s no gondola that takes you here, nor is it accessible by cars.
Make your way to the town via the Glenorchy-Queenstown Road with waterfront views of Lake Wakatipu.
Queenstown is a mecca for adventure sports and the home of bungee jumping.
For a lesson in history (and unprecedented views), hop aboard TSS Earnslaw.
One of the best ways to take in the city's beauty.
Surrounded by mountains, rivers and lakes, Wanaka is a smaller, more laidback version of Queenstown but just as scenic.
Leave with your wallet a little lighter, and your suitcase slightly heavier.
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