Aside from being one of New Zealand’s most gorgeous towns, Queenstown is also widely known as an activity town.

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From bungee jumping to making new friendly, feathery friends, one can expect to cross out many things on their activity bucket list!

So, are you in for the thrill? Let’s find out😜

1. Sky-Diving
Also known as jumping-out-of-a-plane-and-hope-the-parachute-works-sport 😝
Also known as jumping-out-of-a-plane-and-hope-the-parachute-works-sport 😝

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2. Bungee Jumping at Kawarau Bridge
Kawarau Bungy
Writer bungeed off the Kawarau bridge and reconciled possibility of death with hope that her swimming lessons finally pay off. Writer survived to write this article, Ahamdulillah😂

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Ask to get dunked in the river!

3. Jet boating through narrow rivers
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85kph boat shooting through the Kawarau river, barely missing the rocky ridges

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4. Gold Mining in Arrowtown

In the 19th century, Arrowtown is famous for its gold-mining activities. Remnants of the old mining village is located in Macetown. Head to the rivers and try your luck in scavenging for small nuggets of gold. It is a quirky way to spend some time with friends and family.

Sleepy Macetown
Sleepy town

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The river running through Arrowtown is said to have some remnants of gold left. Most heartbreaking sentence ever written.
The river running through Arrowtown is said to have some remnants of gold left. Most heartbreaking sentence ever written.

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5. Take the cable car and zoom your way down overlooking Queenstown

Not only is the cable car the steepest cable car ride on the Southern Hemisphere, it also provides another avenue for a panoramic view of Queenstown, stargazing activities, mountain biking, bungee jumping as well as luge riding 800 meters down Bob’s Peak.

The view of Queenstown from Bob's Peak. Breathtaking!
The view of Queenstown from Bob’s Peak. Breathtaking!

Credit: By Lawrence Murray from Perth, Australia (Queenstown from Bob’s Peak) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

The Luge is fun for everyone as there is a mechanism to control the speed.
The Luge is fun for everyone as there is a mechanism to control the speed.

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More details can be found at their website.

6. Stare at the Kiwis

It’s clearly not enough to see the Kiwi bird from a keychain, drop by at the Kiwi Birdlife Park. A sanctuary for many species of birds and reptiles, it could be the lull you need from an itinerary packed with extreme activities back to back! All proceeds go to general maintenance of the sanctuary and breeding efforts!

Morepork. A non-halal bird found at the Kiwi Birdlife Park, jk! 😝
Morepork. A non-halal bird found at the Kiwi Birdlife Park, jk! 😝

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Address: Brecon St, Boydtown 9300, New Zealand (entrance is beside the cable car entrance)
Opening Hours: 9AM–6PM

Now, we’re sure there’s loads more activities to do in Queenstown but here’s our top 6 picks! Did yours make the cut? Let us know in the comments below😁

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