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Top 10 Crazy Things to Do in Queenstown – New Zealand

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Queenstown is New Zealand’s top destination for fun, adventure-packed activities. If you want to experience the essence of this beautiful alpine destination, you will find a range of activities for family fun, romance, relaxation, adventure and entertainment. Since Queenstown is world-renowned for adventure, we bring you the 10 crazy things you must do to get your adrenaline pumping! Once you land, all you need is the spirit of adventure and a car rental in Queenstown to begin your adventure-laced trip.

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Go Skydiving

The natural beauty and reliable skydiving companies make Queenstown one of the best places to jump out of a plane.

Sky Diving

Try the World-famous Bungy Jumping

If you are in Queenstown, you must go to Kawarau Bridge for the sport of bungy jumping. This is a must-do adventure activity for all visitors in Queenstown.

bungee Jump

Enjoy White Water Sledging

If you enjoy the splashing waters, this is one experience you must not skip, while in Queenstown. The sledging on the mighty Kawarau river will definitely give you a bunch of unforgettable memories to take back home.

white Water Rafting

Swing Away Your Fears at The Canyon Swing

If you want to overcome vertigo or sample some truly terrifying adventure, head to the Shotover Canyon Swing. The freefall and experience of flying through the canyon definitely incomparable.

Experience Jet Speed on a Jet Boat

A trip to Queenstown is incomplete without a jet boat ride. This experience can be enjoyed at the Shotover River. The swiftly moving boats, quick turns and swish movements down the river will make your heart pump like never before!

New Zealand Jet boat


Head to the Luge for a unique trip down the mountains in a. Though you might see a lot of children enjoying this, it is definitely a treat for adults as well.

Try Heli-Skiing

If you are a skier and are visiting Queenstown in winters, you must go for an exclusive Heli-skiing experience. Though it may seem a little more expensive than other activities, the experience will surely be worth it.

heli skiing

Opt for an Affordable Sky View

If you want to see Queenstown in the most affordable manner, opt for a paragliding adventure at the Coronet Peak.

Try Some Sky Acrobatics

If you want to really get your heart beating at a furious pace, opt for an aerobatic flight over Queenstown. It is one of the most incredible adventure activities you will ever experience.

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Go for Off-Road Adventures

To enjoy the beauty of Queenstown first-hand, you can also travel by road with your friends or family on sport quad bikes.

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Hi, my name is Samantha, Finance Managing Guru by day, Travel Blogging Enthusiast by... well... day too! Haha! Travelling King is the destination hotspot for the wannabe traveller! Showcasing affordable, luxurious getaways for the budget conscious! With the combination of my financial knowledge and travelling experiences I aim to show you, with a little planning, the right budget and a realistic goal you can fulfil your travel fantasies and explore the world whatever your budget or desires may be!

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  1. Stef

    I went skydiving in Queenstown and loved it!! I would recommend it to everyone going to Queenstown as the scenery is just stunning with the mountains and the lake.

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