Our Top Queenstown Activities

Queenstown Activities

Challenge Rafting
Challenge Rafting operates exciting half-day trips on the Shotover and Kawarau Rivers. The Kawarau River provides an exhilarating trip for first-time rafters. The Shotover River provides the challenge for those looking for extra excitement and thrills.

Mitre Peak Cruises

Discover Milford Sound / Piopiotahi with Mitre Peak Cruises for an unforgettable Aotearoa New Zealand experience. Described by Rudyard Kipling as the Eighth Wonder of the World - Milford Sound's deep icy waters, sheer rock faces, glacial hanging valleys, thick native forest and local wildlife are best seen by boat. For an unhurried, uncrowded, personal experience, cruise Milford Sound / Piopiotahi with Mitre Peak Cruises.

The Helicopter Line

From the iconic locations of Aoraki / Mount Cook, Franz Josef, Fox Glacier and Queenstown, The Helicopter Line can take you on a scenic flight to discover Aotearoa New Zealand's National Parks, glaciers, mountains and lakes, often with a snow landing.

Harris Mountains Heli-Ski
With extensive terrain, small groups and personalised guiding Harris Mountains Heli-Ski takes heli-skiers/boarders above and beyond their expectations in Queenstown, Wanaka or Mount Cook. Each group of 4 clients of similar ability ski/board with a qualified and experienced guide. Daily options include three, four and seven-run days and heli-ski charters.

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Glacier Helicopters
Located on the West Coast, Glacier Helicopters pioneered glacier and snow landings in Aotearoa New Zealand back in 1970. Offering scenic helicopter flights over both Fox Glacier and Franz Josef Glacier, visitors have the chance to interact and enjoy some of the most spectacular wonders of the natural world.

Alpine Guides Ltd

Alpine Guides (Aoraki) Ltd is Aoteroa New Zealand’s longest established mountain guiding company - since 1966.

Based year-round in Aoraki / Mount Cook National Park, Alpine Guides offers unparalleled access into this spectacular mountain area. They are alpine instruction specialists, offering year-round mountaineering courses and guided ascents, for beginner to experienced alpinists.

During winter they operate Ski The Tasman, Mount Cook Heliski, Methven Heliski, plus specialised avalanche courses, and ski touring.

All their friendly, experienced guides are industry qualified professionals, trained through the International Federation of Mountain Guides Associations (IFMGA)/ New Zealand Mountain Guides Association (NZMGA) system.

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