Queenstown Outdoor Activities: Expert Guides, Tips & More

Encircled by towering mountain peaks, with the mammoth Lake Whakatipu laid bare before the town, adventure is literally on Queenstown’s doorstep.

With each passing season, a new set of adventures are at your fingertips – from snow sports and adrenaline experiences to mountain biking, hiking, and kayaking – Queenston is brimming with adventure potential.

Adventures Around Queenstown


Choose from one or more of the experiences below and journey around the map to see where they're found.


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Acknowledgement of Country

We acknowledge that this land on which we tread, whilst beautiful and revered by us, has even deeper layers of significance for its Traditional Owners; we pay our respects to elders past, present and emerging.

We Are Explorers is aware that the land is never truly being explored anew, given the ancient cultures that came before us who still call this land their home.