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Summer is here, don’t pass it in average appreciation. We have narrowed down the top five bucket list activities Queenstown has to offer this summer and they are hot hot hot. Just kidding, we struggled to narrow it to five so we thought we would gift you a complimentary sixth activity… you’re welcome.

1 Skyline Queenstown

Kicking us off with bucket list activity number one is Skyline Queenstown. Let’s be honest this activity is on a whole other level – get it? While you are up there why not try out..

  • Ledge Bungy Jump – beautiful views included
  • Luging
  • Mountain biking
  • Or even Star Gazing for something a little different

2 Shotover Jet

Say goodbye to this mornings hairstyle, it’s not going to make it. Fly down narrow canyons, brace yourself through high speed spins and turns and embrace the drenched dog look you will probably be rocking by the end of the ride. Don’t forget to take in the beauty of your surroundings, the sheer canyons, blue water, and untouched lands.

Crowne Plaza Queenstown

3 Milford Sound

Whatever you do, don’t forget to pack your camera. Cruise across the deep blue waters of Milford Sound and take in what can only be described as one of nature’s most beautiful gifts. This natural wonder is home to penguins and dolphins, so keep your eyes peeled, you never know when one might pop up to say hello.

4) Onsen Hot Pools

Queenstown is about adrenaline activities, but not all bucket list activities have to be full speed ahead. Take some down time and relax in this all natural, spring fed spa overlooking the Shotover River. Book a night time special and enjoy spectacular views of the star filled night sky.

Spring Queenstown onsen hot pools

5) Biking the Basin

Helmets to the ready. Explore Queenstown on two wheels this summer. With tracks to suit all abilities this is a great bucket list activity to tick off with friends and family, young and old. Bike the stunning basin, take in panoramic views of some of Queenstown’s most iconic scenery.

6) TSS Earnslaw

Since Queenstown has so much to offer, we thought it wouldn’t hurt to throw in a cheeky number six. Float across lake Wakatipu on a piece of bonafide New Zealand history. She’s full of steam. Built in 1912, this historic steamer now spends her days ferrying guest around the lake, she even puts on a dinner if you book in advance. Definitely worth a place on the bucket list.

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