Queenstown is an outdoorsy town in South Island in New Zealand. We have got no choice except to call it outdoorsy because of the wide range of adventurous outdoor activities that this holiday destination offers. It won’t be an exaggeration we name Queenstown, the real home of commercial bungee jumping. From romantic walking trails to life-altering fun sports, there aren’t a lot of things that Queenstown can’t offer. On that note, let’s have a look at the best of six of all the things to do in Queenstown –
Skydiving is an experience we suggest everyone have at least once in their lives, if, of course, their health allows them to. Imagine hanging 15,000 feet up in the air and then free-falling back to the ground at the speed of 200 kilometers per hour. As thrilling as it sounds, skydiving is always more fun than people expect it to be. Apart from the adrenaline rush, you also get to have a bird view of Queenstown, and that experience is simply unparalleled.
How much money to spend – 289 NZD to 450 NZD.
How much time to spend – 1 to 2 hours.
Hiking the track of Ben Lomond is yet another thrilling adventure that Queenstown offers you, but like skydiving, hiking demands you to be fit as well. The scenery throughout the track is enticing. One can catch the track from Skyline Access Road or go through the Tiki Trail to reach it.
How much money to spend – It’s free.
How much time to spend – 3 to 4 to reach Ben Lomond Saddle, and 6 to 8 hours to the summit.
If you could take a trip to Queenstown just to have some fun, what makes you think movie directors who could make money out of the beautiful views won’t come to Queenstown? Not a lot of people know this, but the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit movie series were shot in Queenstown. What’s better is that you can still check our places where most of the shooting was done. In fact, there are dedicated guides that show you around and tell you about the facts and history related to the movie. Real fans can’t miss this experience.
How much money to spend – Adults 170 NZD and Children 90 NZD.
How much time to spend – 4 to 5 hours.
If you thought that Queenstown starts and ends with just basic beautiful sceneries, hold your breath because we are about to prove you wrong. You can actually experience hundreds and thousands of glow worms above yourself. The Te Anau glowworm cave offers an informative boat ride to the tourists that makes up for a story that every tourist is going to remember for the rest of their lives. The glowing green-blue beauty of the worms looks similar to that of stars. It is a dreamy experience, and you must not miss it at any cost.
How much money to spend – 80 to 85 NZD, 156 NZD if you take a coach.
How much time to spend – half a day.
Bungee jumping is a fun activity for only the bravest of all. Like Skydiving and hiking, bungee jumping requires you to be fit and fine as well. No, we don’t six-pack abs fit, we just mean the basic, healthy fit. A lot of places offer bungee jumping, but Queenstown is the best place to go Bungee jumping because it always provides a little bit more fun, thanks to its consistent beauty.
How much money to spend – Adults 195 NZD Children 150 NZD.
How much time to spend – 2 to 5 hours.
The Fergburger fandom is nothing short of a religion in Queenstown. People are always ready to wait in long queues just to have a quick bite of their favorite Fergburger. However, you can also call in or order online while you are in Queenstown.
How much money to spend – 10 to 20 NZD.
How much time to spend – Less than an hour.