Queenstown for Families.
Family Friendly Queenstown Activities
Queenstown is often considered the adventure capital of New Zealand but what are the best spots to take the whole family? Explore our list of activities that will cater to everyone big and small. These are just some of the great things to do in Queenstown.
Skyline Gondola – the best views in Queenstown.
Arrowtown – a historic gold rush village with no shortage of activities.
Around the Basin Bike Tours – explore over 100km of beautiful trails. Children’s bike seats and trailers available.
Queenstown Ice Arena – what better place to learn how to ice skate than Queenstown? A great option for any wet weather days.
Queenstown beach – skim stones, have a swim or even have a picnic. Located just minutes from the town centre, lakeside in Queenstown Bay.
The Luge – jump on your specialised Luge cart, select your track, then zoom down the Luge tracks.
Shotover Jet – twist through the narrow canyons at breathtaking speeds.
Nomad 4WD Safaris – true off-roading by quad bike or 4WD vehicle.
Ziptrek Ecotours – spectacular adventure through the forest canopy.
Onsen Hot Pools – take a step back, take in your surroundings and relax.
Sunrise Balloons – hot air balloon over the beautiful city of Queenstown.
Escape Quest – find your way out of the puzzle/room by solving clues and finding your escape, all in less than an hour!
Game Over QT – whether it’s lazer tag, the arcade or go karting, some great indoor activities await for those rainy days.
AJ Hackett Bungy, Ziplines and Swings – for the true adrenaline children! Ages vary per activity with the zipline 8 years minimum and selected bungys 10 years minimum.
Alternatively, if you would like some time to explore Queenstown by yourself to check out the beautiful vineyards and have some well deserved time out, Thrill Zone offer an entertainment and care service for children aged 4-13. Open 10am-10pm 7 days a week and services available hourly, for a half day or full day.
Family Friendly Restaurants in Queenstown
Queenstown has an amazing array of restaurants that caters to all tastes and budgets. Take a look at some of the great options our team as pulled together that are perfect for the whole family.
Our restaurant threesixty offers a great selection of bar bites that can be enjoyed in the lounge bar.
At Crowne Plaza Queenstown you can enjoy stunning views overlooking The Remarkables mountain range and the stunning Lake Wakatipu.
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