Top 5 Things To Do from Queenstown, New Zealand

Whether you appreciate larger-than-life mountainous views, are a big Lord of the Rings geek, or just want to chill and relax in a small town, you really can’t go wrong.

This is a look at the top 5 things to do in Queenstown as you plan out your big adventure in New Zealand.

#1 River Wild Horseback Riding

You’re paired up with your horse and guide. In no time, you’ll get up on the saddle, and you’ll go through some of the horse riding basics.

#2 Kayak & Cruise Milford Sound

The cruise and kayak combination with Southern Discoveries is perfect for those wanting to see all of Milford Sound and be able to top it off with a kayak around Harrison Cove.

I knew the perfect way to fill that adrenaline void was through something called Shotover Jet. Touted as the most exciting jetboat ride in the world, they have a lot to live up to.

#3 Shotover Jet

#4 Fergburger

You quickly learn that Queenstown is a bit pricey because it’s tourist-central but at Fergburger, you get great value for the price.

#5 Body Sanctum

After a full day of adventuring in Queenstown, you’ll need a way to wind down, and what better way to do it than to go to a spa.


Car Rental We knew we had to get a car rental. That’s when we started looking around to see what company could offer the best rates. Hitch (now called Snap) offered the cheapest rates for an economy hatch.

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