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A Queenstown tour is at the top of every adventure seeker and outdoor lover, this city is the perfect destination for families, couples, and solo travellers alike. Queenstown hugs the foothills of the Southern Alps on the banks of Lake Wakatipu. Kayak in the alpine lakes, shred the slopes of Coronet Peak or hike through Fiordland National Park. Snap a selfie with of a bottle-nose dolphin or, if you’re lucky, a humpback whale. Savour a scenic gondola ride up Bob’s Peak and enjoy a local pinot noir as you overlook Queenstown below. Although modest in size this city is great in stature when it comes to jaw-dropping adventure. Create your perfect Queenstown holiday with Tourlane, our Travel Experts will work with you to create, plan, and book your dream trip today.

  1. Lake Wakatipu

  2. Skyline Queenstown

  3. Skippers Canyon

  4. Shotover Jet

  5. AJ Hackett Bungy Kawarau Bungy Centre

  6. Milford Sound

  7. Lake Hayes Walk

  8. Coronet Peak

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The Top Queenstown Holiday Attractions

1. Lake Wakatipu

On a clear day, the water of Lake Wakatipu mirrors the skyline, reflecting mountains that border its edges. Located on New Zealand’s South Island, the lake fills a valley carved by ancient glaciers at the foot of the mountains. Kayak across these waters and look out for a longfin eel, or simply talk a hike around the coast and breathe the clean air in.

2. Skyline Queenstown

Ride the Skyline Gondola and enjoy pleasing views of Queenstown and the mountains that surround the town. Five-minutes from downtown, once up high in the gondola why not enjoy some cuisine as you dine in a restaurant above the city. Activities can include a race around the track at the Skyline Luge, or a stargaze as evening arrives to fill the skyline with sparkling jewels that are out of this world.

3. Skippers Canyon

Over 25,000 years ago, glacial activity began to form a gorge that is known today as Skippers Canyon. This canyon was an epicentre of a gold rush in the 19th century. A tour by bus or jet boat between the narrow canyons that encase the Shotover River deliver with historic insight and adrenaline-fuelled adventures. Be sure to take time to gaze across the jagged cliff faces, this attraction is a Queenstown tour must-see.

4. Shotover Jet

After a brisk hike across Skippers Canyon, why not power through the narrow canyons found at Shot River in a jet boat that exceeds 50mph? This jaw-dropping experience will exhilarate as you hold on to a ride that includes splendid views of the scenery around you on this crowd-pleasing tour on water.

5. AJ Hackett Bungy Kawarau Bungy Centre

AJ Hackett beckons your inner thrill-seeker. Plunge 40 meters down towards the waters of Kawarau Gorge on an unforgettable bungee jump. Then fly through the sky on a zip line adventure over the Kawarau River. Of course, you can walk the suspension bridge and cheer on your friends while taking in the views.

6. Milford Sound

No Queenstown holiday is complete without a visit to Milford Sound – the South Island’s star nature attraction. Perhaps it’ll be the sight of water spilling from a forested cliff that moves you in this Fiordland. Spotting marine life such as fur seals, dolphins, and whales could also be a takeaway highlight. In this mountainous location of valleys and pointed glaciers, you’ll be breath taken the moment you enter this land.

7. Lake Hayes Walk

Around 15 minutes from downtown Queenstown is Lake Haye and the surrounding area. The reflective qualities of these waters exude beauty as the backdrop of the sky and mountain range are mirrored. Hike a trail around the lake that takes up to three hours and look out for birdlife such as the mallard and New Zealand native scaup. Then head over to the Gibbston wine region, a 10-minute drive that assures a lovely glass of Pinot Noir on arrival.

8. Coronet Peak

Whatever your level, coronet hill has a trail for you. Get your thrill at New Zealand’s first ski hill.  At 1,676 metres high views to be adored of Queenstown and The Remarkables Mountain. If you need a break from shredding the snow, visit Lake Alta, glacial water that when frozen in winter hosts an annual ice dive.  Less

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