The ‘Adventure Capital of the World’ is a reputation well earned. Queenstown is the home of adventure in New Zealand. We have everything that the adventure seeker could ever want – you can bungy jump with the world’s original bungy company AJ Hackett Bungy, tandem skydive with NZONE Skydive, go white water rafting with Challenge Rafting or jet boating with Shotover Jet. Or you can combine the excitement with Queenstown Combos.
Queenstown is a ‘Natural Theme Park’, such are the seemingly endless array of adventure activities and leisure holiday options to choose from. The spectacular geography of the region creates a special atmosphere and unique setting that has made this town famous the world over. As well as the many adventure activities on offer, Queenstown is also home to Lord of The Rings, filmed amid the mountains, lakes, rivers and forests and is the gateway to Milford Sound, Fiordland.
If you are backpacking in New Zealand - a visit to Queenstown is a must. Find out what Queenstown has to offer for backpackers.
For more information about the history of Adventure tourism in Queenstown, visit our History page.