Queenstown, New Zealand

Queenstown tours, things to do and tickets

The full list of tours and activities in Queenstown. Fun family experiences, group or individual tours to Queenstown with an accurate description, real reviews and photos.

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Shotover River Extreme Jet Boat Ride in Queenstown, New Zealand

Duration: 25 minutes
Prepare yourself for the ultimate jet boating experience with Shotover Jet - the unique, breathtaking white water ride and adrenaline rush you’ll never forget!

Million Dollar Cruise in Queenstown

Duration: 2 hours
This multi award winning family owned and operated business is acknowledged as New Zealand’s number one lake cruise.

Small and personal, only taking up to 60 passengers, these true blue locals will share a wealth of knowledge offering a very enjoyable experience, with you as their guest.

Incredibly The Million Dollar Cruise is one of the most affordable activities in Queenstown.  The cruise sales in 90% calm waters and is enjoyed by all age groups and nationalities.

This 90 minute cruise will take you across Lake Wakatipu right to the end of the lake, viewing stunning homes, rare birds and other birdlife, Historic Dam and Willow Islands and all the magnificent scenery of Queenstown from the water.

Queenstown Segway Tour

Duration: 2 hours
See the highlights of Queenstown on a Segway tour, the perfect introduction to New Zealand’s capital of outdoor adventure. Begin with a short lesson on how to operate your personal Segway, and then follow a guide around the shores of Lake Wakatipu, passing through Queenstown Gardens and other scenic spots. Enjoy a personalized experience on this small-group tour limited to eight people. Choose either a 1- or 2-hour tour offered at various times throughout the day.

TSS Earnslaw: Queenstown Cruise & Walter Peak Gourmet BBQ

Duration: 4 hours
Combine a leisurely cruise across Queenstown’s Lake Wakatipu before disembarking at Walter Peak High Country Station for a full BBQ buffet, a small farm demonstration and extensive gardens to enjoy.

Private Tandem Paraglide Adventure in Queenstown

Duration: 2 hours
We are the only company permitted to fly over Queenstown with stunning views of the city and Lake Wakatipu. GFORCE is New Zealand`s largest and most experienced paragliding company.

Professionalism and safety are always key – we undertake ongoing training to always be at the top of our game. Our pilots are the best in the business, with well over two hundred years of combined tandem flying time.

The flight is tailored to you – thrill seekers and those looking for a more relaxed pace are both catered to.

Our philosophy is one of providing our customers with a genuine joy-ride. We pride ourselves on having our clients walk off the landing field with a big smile!

Small Group, Award Winning, Full Day Milford Sound Experience from Queenstown

Duration: 13 hours
Milford Sound is arguably the most scenic destination in New Zealand and a must-see for any traveller. Whether seen in sunshine or rain, the incredible views are guaranteed to leave you awestruck. This is a small group tour for travellers seeking an all-inclusive, uniquely-kiwi, personalized trip to Milford Sound. 

We keep things personal using our fleet of modern Mercedes vans. Enjoy your journey with only 16 people, in a vehicle with premium features such as leather seats, panoramic scenic windows, Wi-Fi and Spotify.

Let your Altitude Tours guide entertain you with in-depth knowledge of the area, as we travel from Queenstown through Te Anau and into the Fiordland National Park on the famous Milford Road. Enjoy many scenic photo stops at both famous locations, as well as our guide's favourite off-the-beaten-track spots.

Enjoy a 2-hour small uncrowded cruise while taking in the incredible beauty that Milford Sound has to offer! You can also add on a picnic lunch to enjoy onboard.

Above The Skyline Quads

Duration: 3 hours
For the experienced riders, let our professional ex-race champion guides teach you the skills needed to go further, higher and gnarlier than ever, after a training session to assess and improve your skill, your guide will attempt to take you high above Queenstown where you'll be rewarded with the most epic views.

From Queenstown: Milford Sound Full-Day Trip by Bus & Boat

Duration: 13 hours
Visit Milford Sound by premium coach for a 2-hour nature cruise and picnic lunch. Enjoy the scenery, informative commentary, and photo stops before sailing close to the fiord's waterfalls.

Small-Group Zipline Adventure in Queenstown

Duration: 4 hours
Find out why Queenstown is New Zealand’s adrenaline capital with this zipline adventure! Launching from the Ziptrek Treehouse at the Skyline Gondola summit, you’ll zipline down the mountain and take in panoramic views of Lake Wakatipu and the snow-capped Remarkables mountain range. With three tours to choose from it's fun for everyone - whether you are looking for an introduction into Queenstown adventure, excited by the thrill of the world's steepest tree-to-tree zipline, or taking the plunge on our newest tour; the Kereru, which features a 21 metre drop!

From Queenstown: Lake Wakatipu TSS Earnslaw Cruise

Duration: 2 hours
Climb aboard the TSS Earnslaw, a vintage Edwardian steamship, for a relaxing cruise from Queenstown. Watch the stokers feed the coal fires, explore the historic vessel, and soak up the mountain views.

Queenstown: Spirit of Queenstown Lake Wakatipu Scenic Cruise

Duration: 2 hours
Cruise across spectacular Lake Wakatipu to discover hidden gems and incredible scenery. Take in panoramic views and enjoy a relaxing lunch on board.

Half-Day Milford Sound Flight and Cruise from Queenstown

Duration: 4 hours
Milford Sound is an area of extraordinary natural beauty. It offers a majestic fiord, dramatic and awe inspiring scenery and prolific flora and fauna. This tour with Air Milford allows you to combine the stunning flight to Milford Sound with a beautiful cruise on the fiord. Relax as you enjoy the best of both worlds from above and from the sea.

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

Duration: 6 hours
Discover world-class wines on this fun and interactive wine tour offering a great taste of Central Otago’s wine, history, sights and cuisine.

Enjoy tastings from four premium vineyards over three contrasting wine sub-regions; Gibbston Valley and the lesser-known Cromwell and Bannockburn basin.

Stop in for lunch at a vineyard restaurant and take a tour around the vineyard, barrel hall and see the wine-making facilities. Savour a delightful platter-style lunch made with locally sourced produce and accompanied by glass of premium wine.

Sit back and relax in our luxury minivans, and take in the sights while our specialist Wine Guide provides a full commentary on the wine, sights and early history, ensuring an entertaining drive with plenty of photo opportunities along the way.

Milford Sound Coach Tour with Lunch from Queenstown

Duration: 13 hours
Discover one of the best things to do in South Island New Zealand as you embark on a full-day trip from Queenstown to Milford Sound. You'll travel through Fiordland on a luxury coach tour before continuing to explore via a renowned Milford Sound cruise, enjoying a picnic lunch on board. Join us for an unforgettable day in Fiordland National Park!

Milford Sound Scenic Fly-Cruise-Fly departing Queenstown

Duration: 4 hours
We will fly you from Queenstown over the Southern Alps with breathtakingly spectacular and endless panoramic views of lakes, forested river valleys, waterfalls, jagged razor-backed ridge lines and snow covered peaks.

Queenstown: Milford Sound Coach & Cruise Full-Day Trip

Duration: 12 hours
Take in the stunning views and wonderful wildlife as you cruise around Milford Sound. Relax on board with tea and coffee, enjoying the commentary, and make the most of the photo ops as you go.

TSS Earnslaw & BBQ Buffet Lunch

Duration: 4 hours
A return scenic cruise from Queenstown Bay, across stunning Lake Wakatipu to Walter Peak High Country Farm on our vintage steamship TSS Earnslaw, a farm demonstration and a delicious BBQ Lunch served on the sunny terrace at the Colonel’s Homestead.

The rural demonstrator will give guests an insight into life in the New Zealand high country by providing an entertaining farm show including working sheep dogs.

Enjoy a unique dining experience at Walter Peak where the menu showcases food and wine from the wider Central Otago region. Chefs prepare a tasty selection of meats on the outdoor grill, while fresh, seasonal salads and vegetables are available from the dining area of the Colonel’s Homestead. Top off lunch with a selection of delicious sweet treats and local cheeses.

Please be sure to arrive 20 minutes before your scheduled departure time to check in.

Wine Sampler Tour

Duration: 6 hours
We’re not everyone’s cup of tea. But we are your glass of wine. Join us on a classic and fun top-rated wine tour in the Gibbston region.

Visit four of Central Otago’s finest and off the beaten track cellar doors, including a visit to the famous Gibbston Valley underground wine cave. Taste over 18 spectacular cool-climate wines whilst your charismatic guide and knowledgeable cellar staff educate and amuse you with local winemaking facts and stories.

Travel in style in a luxury Mercedes van, enjoy learning how to taste wine through onboard videos and make use of our WiFi and Spotify playlists.

We are all about pairing good people with good wine so whether you are an adventure junkie recharging your batteries, an avid sightseer hunting more jaw-dropping views, or a wine enthusiast eager to taste some world-class wines, a wine tour with Altitude Tours is a must.

The 5.5 hour Wine Sampler tour departs Queenstown at 10 am and returns around 3:30 pm.

Dart River Jet Boat and Wilderness Experience from Queenstown

Duration: 6 hours
Immerse yourself in an authentic New Zealand adventure as you journey deep into the heart of world-renowned Mt Aspiring National Park, a truly unique and untouched world. This is not just a jet boat ride, but a combination of activities designed to connect you with the real New Zealand.
Experience 2 hours of breath-taking scenery and wilderness jet boating on braided, glacier-red rivers in this UNESCO World Heritage Area. Our experienced guides add a personal touch with stories about the history, the Greenstone trail and Māori legends from our own Ngai Tahu ancestors. An unmissable journey through spectacular scenery where mythology, heritage & fantasy meet reality.

Where else can you pack so much into a half day of adventure and exploration?

Queenstown: Pilot's Choice Helicopter Tour & Alpine Landing

Duration: 20 minutes
Today your pilot chooses your scenic adventure with a 20-minute helicopter tour and alpine landing. Marvel at incredible views of Queenstown from the sky and at a remote spot accessible only by helicopter.