It might not feel like it right now, but we promise Summer is on its way to Queenstown and when it hits, she is magical. The sun shining, Lake Wakatipu glistening and enough adventure activities right on your doorstep to keep you busy for months. To make it easier for you we have put together a list of must do’s in Queenstown this summer.
To Jet Boat in Queenstown is to tick off one of the ultimate Queenstown must-dos. Iconic to the region and an epic way to see the area from the lake, you must jump on board when in town. With trips leaving every half an hour for 25 minutes or 1 hour, exploring the Kawarau never felt so good with Go Orange.
This is an adventure for all. Arrive on the Go Orange Jet Boat before swapping vessels and rafting your way down the Kawarau River. Spend the afternoon paddling through the historic Gibbston Valley area, famous for Gold Mining, wineries and its cameo in the Fellowship of the ring film. Grade 2-3 rapids await and the longest commercially rafter rapid in New Zealand – Dog Leg.
Fancy exclusive access to a backcountry station while onboard one of Go Orange’s brand-new Mercedes Benz Unimog’s? Jump on the boat in town, over Lake Wakatipu and cruise around Walter Peak High Country Station for an hour with our crew. The driver will give you the best commentary, stop for epic photo opportunities and point on the iconic film locations on the route.
The best of the best is waiting. Grade 3-5 rapids, over 11 to pass through and a team of legendary guides to help you along the way. You will experience the epic drive through Skippers Canyon and finish by rafting through the 170m long Oxenbridge Tunnel. This adventure is for the thrill-seekers & the team can’t wait to have you on board!
After a full day of adventure, there is no better place to hang out than the sun deck at Canyon Brewing. One of Queenstown’s hidden gems, this micro-brewery is pumping out some mighty beers. With a free shuttle running from Queenstown CBD and enough bean bags to keep you comfortable for hours, the epic brews await. With a brand-new menu including Bluff oysters, burgers, share boards and pizza’s providing the perfect eats for those long summer nights. Don’t miss out on this awesome location tucked away in Arthurs Point, Queenstown.