Activity Blogs

Overwhelmed by the choice of activities to choose from in Queenstown, New Zealand? Make your choice a little easier by reading more detailed accounts of the fun on offer in our activities blog.
Glenorchy an unexpectedly dynamic destination!

Glenorchy an unexpectedly dynamic destination!

18 Apr 2018 - Pure Glenorchy

The 45 minute journey from Queenstown, New Zealand to Glenorchy is all twists, turns and magical mountain and lake vistas.
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Ride, Wine and Dine at Gibbston Valley

Ride, Wine and Dine at Gibbston Valley

10 Mar 2018 - Team Wanderlust

It is experiences like the ones at Gibbston Valley Winery that make people fall in love with Queenstown.
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5 Queenstown Activities to Set your Pulse Racing in 2018

5 Queenstown Activities to Set your Pulse Racing in 2018

25 Feb 2018 - Team Wanderlust

Adrenaline capital of the world and with dozens of action-packed activities to choose from, Queenstown has become somewhat of a mecca for thrill seekers.
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GY Loves Gigi’s – Glenorchy’s Horse-loving History

GY Loves Gigi’s – Glenorchy’s Horse-loving History

21 Feb 2018 - Pure Glenorchy

Until the 1960’s there was no road from Queenstown-New Zealand to the small township of Glenorchy. Supplies were traditionally carried up Lake Wakatipu by boats such as the TSS Earnslaw.
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Warbirds Over Wanaka

Warbirds Over Wanaka

6 Feb 2018 - Lakes Media

Classic and modern Warbird aircraft from around the world are converging on Wanaka this Easter to help celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the iconic Warbirds Over Wanaka International Airshow.
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Walking back to happiness

Walking back to happiness

4 Feb 2018 - Remarkable Wellbeing

Of all the health and wellness options on offer in Queenstown, perhaps one of the most enjoyable, and certainly most affordable, is walking. From a twenty minute stroll through Queenstown Gardens to a multi-day tramp through an undulating rainforest, there’s space aplenty to clear your mind and stretch your body. 
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An Alpine Summer Adventure Courtesy of Cardrona

An Alpine Summer Adventure Courtesy of Cardrona

22 Jan 2018 - Team Wanderlust

During the winter months Cardrona Alpine Resort is an immensely popular ski destination, conveniently located between Queenstown and Wanaka. However, when ski season draws to an end Cardona doesn't close, rather it transforms into New Zealand's ultimate summer playground! And whilst there may not be any snow, the breath-taking alpine view remains the same. So, what do you get up to at a ski resort in summer?
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History, Culture, and More Importantly, Wine

History, Culture, and More Importantly, Wine

6 Jan 2018 - Wine Life

Queenstown and the region of Central Otago are a mecca for adrenaline-junkies who flock from all over the world to take on some of the most extreme activities on offer. But what do the thrill seekers get up to in their spare time? And what about the folks who don't have the desire to throw themselves out of a plane at 15,000ft? They drink wine of course! 
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Biking the Bridges with Around The Basin

Biking the Bridges with Around The Basin

4 Jan 2018 - Team Wanderlust

We're lucky here in Queenstown to have some great cycle trails and summer is the perfect season to get outdoors and see them for yourself! If like me, you're the sort of person who doesn't often partake in bike rides and/or has a knack for getting lost, there are some great bike tour operators in town to make sure you get the most out of your day on the trails!
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Cool Down This Summer in Nature's Waterpark

Cool Down This Summer in Nature's Waterpark

19 Dec 2017 - Team Wanderlust

With summer here, there's never been a better time to try out one of the many water activities on offer in Queenstown. As the longest established canyoning operator in town, Canyoning Queenstown knows a thing or two about adrenaline water-based activities and they have access to all the best spots to make your canyoning adventure as thrilling as possible.
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A Night of Luxury on the Fiordland Jewel

A Night of Luxury on the Fiordland Jewel

27 Nov 2017 - Team Wanderlust

Carved out by glaciers millions of years ago, the dramatic Milford Sound is one of Mother Nature's finest creations and is often referred to as the 8th Wonder of the World. Any visit to the South Island isn't complete without a trip to this fantastic region of the Fiordland National Park, and what better way to experience the beauty of Milford Sound than on board the Fiordland Discovery's luxury 5-star catamaran.
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Scare Yourself Silly In A Millions and One Ways

Scare Yourself Silly In A Millions and One Ways

22 Nov 2017 - Team Wanderlust

If you're visiting Queenstown,  chances are you're going to end up throwing yourself off a platform at a ridiculous height. After all, if you're going to do something crazy, you might as well do it in one of the most beautiful places on earth. Tackling the infamous Canyon Swing is considered a rite of passage in the eyes of the locals here, so what's all the hype about?
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5 Things to Do at Skyline Queenstown

5 Things to Do at Skyline Queenstown

9 Nov 2017 - Team Wanderlust

From humble beginnings as a simple track leading up Bob's Peak to one of the biggest tourist attractions in the South Island. Skyline Queenstown has been providing some of the best activities in town for decades, and it shows no signs of slowing down.
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Forget the Iron Throne, Here’s 5 Reasons Why You Should Tackle the Iron Road

Forget the Iron Throne, Here’s 5 Reasons Why You Should Tackle the Iron Road

31 Oct 2017 - Team Wanderlust

Via Ferrata, which means iron road in Italian, was established in 2003 and is a hidden gem among the plethora of adventure activities on offer in Queenstown. Located just 2 minutes out of town, this outdoor climbing frame will see you use a series of iron rungs fixed into the rock face to scale a mountain to its summit.
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Parkour fitness takes a leap

Parkour fitness takes a leap

13 Oct 2017 - Lakes Media

The new fitness craze hitting Queenstown.
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Up in the Clouds with Ziptrek Ecotours

Up in the Clouds with Ziptrek Ecotours

2 Oct 2017 - Team Wanderlust

On a sunny Monday morning, I jumped in a cable car and headed up the gondola to the Ziptrek tree hut which marks the start of...
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5 Reasons to go Heli Skiing

5 Reasons to go Heli Skiing

22 Aug 2017 - Southern Lakes Heliski

Check out our top five reasons why heliskiing is the adventure you need to have this winter...
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4 Reasons Queenstown will fulfil your Lord of the Rings Fantasies

4 Reasons Queenstown will fulfil your Lord of the Rings Fantasies

12 Aug 2017 - Pure Glenorchy

Alatulya (welcome) to Queenstown New Zealand – a.k.a Lord of the Rings headquarters. Here’s what you need to know...
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Who Dunnit?

Who Dunnit?

7 Aug 2017 - Lakes Media

Calling all Sherlock Holmes wannabees in Queenstown! It’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for...
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Test Yourself against the Villains at Darkride

Test Yourself against the Villains at Darkride

15 Jul 2017 - Lakes Media

Queenstown – the Adventure capital of NZ. But some of the best excitement is indoors...
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Canyon Swing's the Pin Drop

Canyon Swing's the Pin Drop

14 Jun 2017 - Shotover Canyon Swing

We all know Queenstown is famous for adrenaline and adventure. But what is the ultimate activity to do around here that gets your heart racing?
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