Known as the “Adventure Capital of New Zealand”, Queenstown has long been a Mecca for adrenaline junkies. Surrounded by the soaring Southern Alps and framed by the rambling inlets of Lake Wakatipu, the city offers plenty of adventure-packed activities. Here are popular adventures that tempt thrill-seekers to book Queenstown-borne flights.

Kawarau Bridge Bungy Jump

One of the world’s most popular bungee sites, Kawarau Bridge Bungy plays host to thousands of adventure freaks annually. With a sheer 43-metre drop towards the gushing Kawarau River, you’re certainly in for a heart-throbbing experience. The site also has the honour of hosting the world’s first official bungee jumping event, and is a must-visit attraction for adventure lovers visiting Queenstown. Jumpers can pick from a range of options including topple over backwards, with another person, spin, somersault, and bob above the water.

Exploring Arrowtown on Bicycle

Just 15-minutes from Queenstown, Arrowtown is blessed with abundant natural beauty that can be best explored on a bicycle. There are more than 100kms of trails that pass by beautiful vineyards, stunning lakes and majestic mountain ranges. Hire a bicycle to enjoy this surreal beauty at your own pace. Make sure you drop by the art galleries and cafes en route. If you’re seeking a challenging excursion, then consider heading to Macetown, a ghost-town from the gold-rush era.

Kawarau River White Water Rafting

Featured as the River Anduin in the famous Hollywood movie ‘The Lords of the Rings’, Kawarau River is a beauty to behold. Experience the thrill of rafting on this spurting river that passes along majestic mountains and lush woods. Due to a range of different currents of the river, rafting here is suitable for people of varying fitness levels. No experience is required; though a little training and safety briefing is offered by expert guides.

Trekking to the top of Ben Lomond

For trekkers, Queenstown is nothing short of a paradise. There are plenty of trails offering great experiences of walking and hiking. Probably the most famous and stunningly beautiful is the one that leads to the Ben Lomond Summit. You pass by gorgeous lakes and mountains while heading to the top, where gorgeous views of Mount Earnslaw/Pikirakatahi greet you. You will need a sturdy pair of trekking shoes and a camera to capture the beauty of the place.

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