If carving down the slopes at full velocity and getting air off every bump or ridge on the ski run isn’t enough of a rush for you, then check out our pick of the top 3 Adrenalin Pumping things to do in Queenstown. Rather relax and chill after skiing? Then perhaps this article about the Top 3 Things to Do in Queenstown That Don’t Involve Adrenalin might be more your cup of tea.

1. Bungy Jump

It is the original (and the best) AJ Hackett Bungy in Queenstown at Kawarau Bridge. Leap from the platform as you freefall for 43m over the sparkling turquoise Kawarau River. You can take it up a notch (or 7) at the Nevis Bungy – the highest in New Zealand at 134m! That’s 8.5 seconds of freefall to contemplate life, the universe……

Nevis Bungy Queenstown by AJ Hackett

Nevis Bungy Queenstown by AJ Hackett



2. Canyon Swing

If someone told you to go jump off a cliff…would you do it? Set amongst the dramatic scenery of the Shotover Canyon just 15 minutes from Queenstown, it’s not just the landscape that takes your breath away.  The original ropeswing opened in 2002 and redefined the thrill of freefall.  In 2016 the operators added ‘The Fox’ – An extreme zipline which is the only one in the world with freefall and New Zealand’s highest. Book one or both activities for a serious afternoon of fun!

Canyon Swing Queenstown



3. Jet Boating

An activity synonymous with Queenstown, where you will find several different operators to choose from which all take a different approach to the experience. Perhaps a quicky from the Town Wharf with Kjet, or a more immersive experience at the impressive Shotover River with Shotover Jet. Or perhaps get off the beaten track and see a bit of nature and history with Dart River Safaris. The choice is yours!

Shotover Jetboat Queenstown


Prefer a more relaxed pace? Check out the Top 3 Non Adrenalin Pumping Things to do in Queenstown