Queenstown - Sightseeing Tours and Activities

Queenstown - Sightseeing Tours and Activities

A city on the shores of the South Island’s Lake Wakatipu, with the Southern Alps as the backdrop, Queenstown is one travel destination where sightseeing tours and activities are synonymous with nature and adventure. It’s every outdoor-lover’s and adventurer’s piece of paradise, where some of the top things to do are breathtaking, literally. Go skiing on the slopes of the Coronet Peak. Bungee jump off the Kawarau Gorge Suspension Bridge. Sign up for an overnight cruise from the city to the scenic Milford Sound. In Queenstown, exciting activities await in every corner. Call La Vacanza Travel today, and find out more about the things to see and do in this city of adventure.

Half-Day Milford Sound Flight and Cruise from Queenstown

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Milford Sound is an area of extraordinary natural beauty. It offers a majestic fiord, dramatic and awe inspiring scenery...

Duration:4 hours

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Milford Sound Experience Full Day from Queenstown

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Milford Sound is arguably the most scenic destination in New Zealand, and a must-see for any traveler. Whether seen in s...

Duration:13 hours

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Milford Sound Cruise with Flight from Queenstown

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Fly from Queenstown to Milford Sound and enjoy a spectacular view of the mountains, lakes and waterfalls of Fiordland Na...

Duration:5 hours

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Milford Sound Fly, Cruise and Helicopter Tour from Queenstown

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Fly across the magnificent Southern Alps by plane as you make your way to Fiordland National Park. Cruise through Milfor...

Duration:5 hours

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Half-Day Milford Helicopter Flight and Cruise from Queenstown

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Explore Milford Sounds stunning fiord from the air and on the water. Join an unforgettable cruise, past sheer cliffs, gu...

Duration:4 hours

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Shotover River Extreme Jet Boat Ride from Queenstown

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Prepare yourself for the ultimate jet boating experience with Shotover Jet - the unique, breathtaking white water ride a...

Duration:25 minutes

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Milford Sound Coach Tour with Lunch from Queenstown

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Discover one of the best things to do in South Island New Zealand as you embark on a full-day trip from Queenstown to Mi...

Duration:12 hours 30 minutes

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Milford Sound Fly | Cruise | Fly ex Queenstown

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You are guaranteed a window seat with unimpaired views as you fly this incredible route to and from Milford Sound throug...

Duration:4 hours

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Queenstown to Christchurch via Mount Cook Full-Day Tour

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Venture out on a one-way sightseeing tour from Queenstown to Christchurch via Mt Cook and experience the splendour of th...

Duration:12 hours

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Half Day Canyoning Experience Queenstown

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Our half day canyoning experience has a little bit of everything in an action packed 4 hour (approx) round trip. We walk...

Duration:4 hours

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NZONE Skydive - 9000ft

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See Queenstown like never before as you take the ultimate leap of faith as you tandem skydive. Feel your adrenaline surg...

Duration:3 hours 30 minutes

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Queenstown to Milford Sound Coach, Cruise, Flight Tour, Lunch

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For the most engaging way to experience the riches of Fiordland National Park. This tour includes three modes of transpo...

Duration:10 to 13 hours

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Lunch at Walter Peak High Country Farm and Cruise from Queenstown

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A return scenic cruise from Queenstown Bay, across stunning Lake Wakatipu to Walter Peak High Country Farm on our vintag...

Duration:3 hours 30 minutes

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2 Day West Coast Glaciers and TranzAlpine Train: Queenstown to Christchurch

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Experience the very best of New Zealand on this two day West Coast adventure!Tour highlights include Queenstown, Lak...

Duration:2 days

 

Milford Sound Small-Group Tour with Cruise from Queenstown

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A small group day fully guided tour including a picnic lunch from Queenstown or Te Anau to the stunningly beautiful regi...

Duration:13 hours

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Dart River Combo: 'Funyak' Canoe plus Jet Boat Tour from Queenstown

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Discover the untamed beauty of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Mount Aspiring National Park on this full-day Dart River...

Duration:9 hours

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Central Otago Wine Tour from Queenstown - Includes 4 Vineyards, Lunch & Wine

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Experience the beauty of Central Otago, its fine wines, rich gold history and welcoming people. This tour will take you ...

Duration:5 hours 30 minutes

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Walter Peak High Country Farm Tour and Cruise from Queenstown

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Join a scenic cruise to Walter Peak on board the vintage steamship TSS Earnslaw, departing from Queenstown. Upon arrival...

Duration:3 hours 30 minutes

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Mt Cook Fly Heli-Hike Fly from Queenstown

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Departing from Queenstown, this stunning 1-hour scenic flight to Aoraki/Mount Cook takes in the dramatic landscapes of v...

Duration:7 hours 30 minutes

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Milford Sound Cruise with Optional Bus Tour

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Admire the spectacular sights of Milford Sound on a scenic cruise aboard a modern, spacious and comfortable catamaran. ...

Duration:90 to 720 minutes

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Half-Day Milford Sound Helicopter Tour from Queenstown

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Explore the spectacular Fiordland National Park by air on this half-day Milford Sound helicopter flight from Queenstown....

Duration:2 hours 30 minutes

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Milford Sound Fly-Cruise-Fly

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We will fly you from Queenstown over the Southern Alps with breathtakingly spectacular and endless panoramic views of la...

Duration:4 hours

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Luxury Milford Sound Coach and Scenic Cruise

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Travel with a small family owned and operated company. Milford Sound Day Tour, enjoy maximum space with our limited smal...

Duration:12 hours

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Helicopter Picnic at Middle Earth Waterfalls from Queenstown

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Experience an unforgettable Helicopter Picnic in the stunning Middle Earth Waterfalls of the Earnslaw Burn with exclusiv...

Duration:2 hours

 

Shotover River Rafting Trip from Queenstown

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Queenstown’s famous Shotover River provides the white water rafting action for those looking for extra excitement and th...

Duration:5 hours

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Queenstown to Milford Sound Coach and Cruise with Buffet Lunch

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Journey in comfort on one of our brand new, glass-roof coaches and take in incredible, panoramic views on the road to Mi...

Duration:12 hours 30 minutes

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Milford Sound, Taieri Gorge, and Dunedin Tour from Queenstown

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Experience the natural beauty and history of New Zealand’s South Island on this three day tour. Travel to the heart of M...

Duration:3 days

 

Coronet Peak Tandem Paragliding

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We have the most experienced tandem paragliding and hang gliding Company at Coronet Peak, Queenstown, in fact within New...

Duration:2 hours

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Tandem Paraglide

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We are the only company permitted to fly over Queenstown with stunning views of the city and Lake Wakatipu. GFORCE is Ne...

Duration:1 hour 30 minutes

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Dart River Jet Boat Ride and Guided Wilderness Tour from Queenstown

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Dart River Wilderness Jet is an exhilarating and spectacular journey from Glenorchy deep into the heart of the world-ren...

Duration:6 hours

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Queenstown - Sightseeing Tours and Activities

Located on the South Island of New Zealand, Queenstown is one of the most beautiful and scenic regions in the country, offering year-round attractions. The town sits along Lake Wakatipu (one of Otago and New Zealand’s most scenic lakes) and is surrounded by the Southern Alps, including the Remarkables, which is a saw-toothed mountain range on the opposite side of the lake. For your sightseeing trip to this place, here are helpful things to keep in mind:

Sightseeing destinations in Queenstown

Queenstown can cater for what you want to see on your trip, whether you are backpacking or traveling on luxury. It is a party town during the high seasons, but if you are planning on having a more relaxing and scenic holiday, then you can head out of town, such as to Wanaka, which offers a more tranquil atmosphere and just an hour’s drive away. Queenstown also has several other neighborhoods, with each having their own advantages when it comes to attractions and tourist spot access.

Top tour activities in Queenstown

There are many things to do that can make your holiday here more worthwhile, and the following are just some of them.

  • Bungee Jumping - The town is known for bungee jumping, with its first commercial jump established on the Kawarau Bridge.
  • Cruising - To get great views of the town, you can take a cruise on Lake Wakatipu, where you can also see the beauty of the surrounding mountains and other natural sceneries.
  • Cycling and Walking - Just 15-minutes from Queenstown is the Arrowtown, which is the center of the Queenstown Trail. Here, you will find more than 100 kilometers of biking and walking trails. You can start from the Gibbston Valley and end at the Clubhouse to bask in the sun beneath the famous mountain range, the Remarkables.
  • Fishing - Lake Wakatipu is famous for its trout. As you cannot buy fish from lakes in the country, you will have to fish for them yourself.
  • Horseback Riding - There are some great horseback riding tours that will start in Queenstown and will take you through rivers into the valleys.

Top tour attractions in Queenstown

Among the many great attractions in Queenstown, the following are those that you should include in your itinerary:

  • Lake Wakatipu - This lake attracts interest of many tourists for it is distinctively Z shape and its surroundings hemmed in by high hills. According to legend, the lake came into being when the monster Matau was burnt to death. His heart is said to still beat at its bottom, which causes the water to rise and fall every 20 minutes by 10 centimeters. But actually, this is due to a tide caused by the odd shape of the lake.
  • Skipper's Canyon - A drive through this 22-kilometer-long canyon is one of the most scenic journeys you can take in Queenstown. This will take you to Coronet Peak that was once home to thousands of prospectors after the gold discovery in the Shotover River in 1892.
  • Skyline Gondola - You can still take in some scenic panoramas without having to head out of town, as it is possible via the Skyline Gondola, which offers incredible vistas over Lake Wakatipu and the Remarkables. You see, this cable car is known for being the steepest in the Southern Hemisphere.

Queenstown sightseeing tours and activities

Check out all Queenstown sightseeing tours and activities here at La Vacanza Travel to be able to see what this beautiful town is all about.

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