Outdoor activities in Queenstown

Top Outdoor Activities in Queenstown, New Zealand

Outdoor Activities in Queenstown

  • Traveller favourites
    Tours, activities and experiences bookable on Tripadvisor, ranked using exclusive Tripadvisor data including reviews, ratings, photos, popularity, user preferences, price, and bookings made through Tripadvisor.
Outdoor Activities
Flexible booking
Book risk-free with fully refundable, free cancellation up to 24 hours in advance.
COVID-19
Price
$0 - $800 +
Duration
Languages
Filter to see tours in the language(s) you’re looking for.
Popular Attractions
Special offers
124 places sorted by traveller favourites
Tours, activities and experiences bookable on Tripadvisor, ranked using exclusive Tripadvisor data including reviews, ratings, photos, popularity, user preferences, price, and bookings made through Tripadvisor.
Lunch Cruises
6+ hours
Free cancellation
Not sure? You can cancel this booking up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund.
98% of travellers recommend this experience
This number is based on the percentage of all Tripadvisor reviews for this product that have a bubble rating of 4 or higher
from
$214.00
per adult
Air Tours
5 hours
Free cancellation
Not sure? You can cancel this booking up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund.
96% of travellers recommend this experience
This number is based on the percentage of all Tripadvisor reviews for this product that have a bubble rating of 4 or higher
from
$458.00
per adult
Lunch Cruises
6+ hours
Free cancellation
Not sure? You can cancel this booking up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund.
100% of travellers recommend this experience
This number is based on the percentage of all Tripadvisor reviews for this product that have a bubble rating of 4 or higher
from
$249.00
per adult
Bus Tours
6+ hours
Free cancellation
Not sure? You can cancel this booking up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund.
94% of travellers recommend this experience
This number is based on the percentage of all Tripadvisor reviews for this product that have a bubble rating of 4 or higher
from
$209.00
per adult
Helicopter Tours
50 minutes
Free cancellation
Not sure? You can cancel this booking up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund.
100% of travellers recommend this experience
This number is based on the percentage of all Tripadvisor reviews for this product that have a bubble rating of 4 or higher
from
$615.00
per adult
Adventure Tours
4 hours
Free cancellation
Not sure? You can cancel this booking up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund.
98% of travellers recommend this experience
This number is based on the percentage of all Tripadvisor reviews for this product that have a bubble rating of 4 or higher
from
$180.00
per adult
Adventure Tours
4 hours
Free cancellation
Not sure? You can cancel this booking up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund.
92% of travellers recommend this experience
This number is based on the percentage of all Tripadvisor reviews for this product that have a bubble rating of 4 or higher
from
$227.76
per adult
Adventure Tours
4 hours
Free cancellation
Not sure? You can cancel this booking up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund.
99% of travellers recommend this experience
This number is based on the percentage of all Tripadvisor reviews for this product that have a bubble rating of 4 or higher
from
$579.49
per adult
Lunch Cruises
6+ hours
Free cancellation
Not sure? You can cancel this booking up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund.
95% of travellers recommend this experience
This number is based on the percentage of all Tripadvisor reviews for this product that have a bubble rating of 4 or higher
from
$610.00
per adult
Bus Tours
6+ hours
Free cancellation
Not sure? You can cancel this booking up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund.
95% of travellers recommend this experience
This number is based on the percentage of all Tripadvisor reviews for this product that have a bubble rating of 4 or higher
from
$199.00
per adult
Full-day Tours
20 minutes
Free cancellation
Not sure? You can cancel this booking up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund.
100% of travellers recommend this experience
This number is based on the percentage of all Tripadvisor reviews for this product that have a bubble rating of 4 or higher
from
$195.00
per adult
Adventure Tours
1 hour
Free cancellation
Not sure? You can cancel this booking up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund.
98% of travellers recommend this experience
This number is based on the percentage of all Tripadvisor reviews for this product that have a bubble rating of 4 or higher
from
$217.00
per adult
Full-day Tours
8–13 hours
Free cancellation
Not sure? You can cancel this booking up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund.
93% of travellers recommend this experience
This number is based on the percentage of all Tripadvisor reviews for this product that have a bubble rating of 4 or higher
from
$593.00
per adult
Catamaran Cruises
1–2 hours
Free cancellation
Not sure? You can cancel this booking up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund.
93% of travellers recommend this experience
This number is based on the percentage of all Tripadvisor reviews for this product that have a bubble rating of 4 or higher
from
$49.00
per adult
Adventure Tours
4 hours
Free cancellation
Not sure? You can cancel this booking up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund.
100% of travellers recommend this experience
This number is based on the percentage of all Tripadvisor reviews for this product that have a bubble rating of 4 or higher
from
$579.49
per adult
Bus Tours
2–12 hours
Free cancellation
Not sure? You can cancel this booking up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund.
97% of travellers recommend this experience
This number is based on the percentage of all Tripadvisor reviews for this product that have a bubble rating of 4 or higher
from
$139.00
per adult
Adventure Tours
1–2 hours
Free cancellation
Not sure? You can cancel this booking up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund.
90% of travellers recommend this experience
This number is based on the percentage of all Tripadvisor reviews for this product that have a bubble rating of 4 or higher
from
$752.00
per adult
Half-day Tours
4 hours
Free cancellation
Not sure? You can cancel this booking up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund.
94% of travellers recommend this experience
This number is based on the percentage of all Tripadvisor reviews for this product that have a bubble rating of 4 or higher
from
$184.62
per adult
Bus Tours
6+ hours
Free cancellation
Not sure? You can cancel this booking up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund.
95% of travellers recommend this experience
This number is based on the percentage of all Tripadvisor reviews for this product that have a bubble rating of 4 or higher
from
$209.00
per adult
Adventure Tours
4 hours
Free cancellation
Not sure? You can cancel this booking up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund.
100% of travellers recommend this experience
This number is based on the percentage of all Tripadvisor reviews for this product that have a bubble rating of 4 or higher
from
$169.00
per adult
Bus Tours
4 hours
Free cancellation
Not sure? You can cancel this booking up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund.
100% of travellers recommend this experience
This number is based on the percentage of all Tripadvisor reviews for this product that have a bubble rating of 4 or higher
from
$85.00
per adult
2 hours
Free cancellation
Not sure? You can cancel this booking up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund.
96% of travellers recommend this experience
This number is based on the percentage of all Tripadvisor reviews for this product that have a bubble rating of 4 or higher
from
$101.54
per adult
Day Cruises
1–2 hours
Free cancellation
Not sure? You can cancel this booking up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund.
96% of travellers recommend this experience
This number is based on the percentage of all Tripadvisor reviews for this product that have a bubble rating of 4 or higher
from
$49.00
per adult
Showing results 1-30 of 124
*Likely to sell out: Based on Viator’s booking data and information from the provider from the past 30 days, it seems likely this experience will sell out through Viator, a Tripadvisor company.

What travellers are saying

  • bazn
    england19 contributions
    Awesome day trip. Andy is a fun, knowledgeable and friendly guide and we were very grateful for his expert driving to and from Milford Sound. It was great to have pickup and collection from our hotel too.
    Written 14 May 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Ruth O
    Hamilton, New Zealand3 contributions
    I couldn't pick a favourite. The whole trip was fantastic! The flights over and back took different routes and the scenery is incredible. Mountain after mountain after mountain. Stunning. Our pilot was very personable and spoke to everyone on the flight. It was difficult to hear what he said during the flights though which would be the only drawback. Cruising the sounds was also just beautiful. Saw dolphins and seals. Also had gorgeous weather so that was a bonus.
    Written 16 April 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Xinyao
    Auckland, New Zealand5 contributions
    My husband and I booked a coach trip to Milford Sound, our tour guide and driver is Paul(Pauly potato from Irish xx),he is the best driver and tour guide we have ever met,very professional, caring and knowledgeable about local sceneries. We were so impressed that he is charge of two jobs, driving and gave us detailed descriptions all the way along to Milford Sound.Paul stopped at the amazing natural scenery spots to let us get photos taken. He is very experienced and passionate. We highly recommend book this trip.
    We were lucky to see a real Kea, two swimming penguins.
    Written 7 February 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • B_organised
    Glenorchy, Australia4 contributions
    From the moment I booked this tour with Cheeky Kiwi Tours it has been a fantastic experience! Originally booked for August 21 prior to border closure, my experience of their customer service has been exceptional! Great communication prior to the tour, clearly advising pick up location and time was really appreciated as traveling solo.

    Pick up and intro by tour guide in training Shinchi ( sorry re spelling ) and Guide / driver Shane was very friendly and professional. Shane’s knowledge of the local legends, flora and fauna coupled with a few fun quizzes with the assistance of Shinchi made for a wonderful day tripping.

    The smaller boat cruise enabled the fantastic opportunity to get as close to the waterfall and be drenched and loved it!

    Having the opportunity to travel in a small group of like minded adventurers was the highlight of my 2 week solo tour of your beautiful Aotearoa
    Written 14 May 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Jayne O
    1 contribution
    Amazing trip. Fly the bus driver was knowledgeable, experienced and informative. He made the 12 hour round trip achievable. The cruise itself was very informative and the scenery was beautiful. Would highly recommend.
    Written 14 May 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Phil C
    Kerikeri, New Zealand10 contributions
    To reiterate quite a few previous comments, WOW!!!
    This trip was a bucket list item, never to be forgotten. Callum was our pilot and he was awesome. He was very friendly and his commentary was knowledgeable and illuminating. Thank you Callum for an awesome ride.
    To land atop a mountain and walk amongst the glacier(s) was an experience never to be forgotten and totally worth the money spent.
    My wife and I cannot recommend this trip enough. If you want an unforgettable experience, get your tickets NOW!
    Oh, and we went in Autumn, so a landing in winter (which is what we're planning on doing next year) would be even more mindblowing.
    Written 21 April 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Nathan V
    1 contribution
    We had the pleasure of spending half a day with Joel. The tour was unbelievable and exceeded all of our expectations with a wealth of knowledge, variety of activities and memorable locations. Joel himself is an absolute legend and we can’t thank him enough for making our time in Queenstown memorable.
    Written 13 May 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • jules2764
    Paraparaumu, New Zealand26 contributions
    Fantastic trip up the Dart River. Stunning scenery. Our driver/guide, Ed was great - informative and a good mix of jet boating and 360s. This is a must do trip if you’re in the Queenstown area. Well worth the money.
    Written 16 April 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Kerry
    Adelaide, Australia4 contributions
    Absolutely one of the best experiences. I’m a nervous flyer but not any more. I felt so relaxed and calm in their company that I asked to sit up front on the way back. The views, pick up from your hotel, boat with reserved seating for their clients where all excellent. This is the way to see Milford Sound, truely is an amazing well run business with such care and compassion for what they do. Don’t think about flying with anyone else!
    Written 3 May 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Nicole
    3 contributions
    Absolutely incredible experience - our driver Andy was so nice and knowledgeable and made the bus drive really enjoyable. The bus itself was really comfortable and having the wifi and USB ports was a huge plus. The stops along the way were all beautiful and made the time fly by quickly. The cruise was spectacular - some of the scenery honestly didn’t feel real. I did the scenic flight back and the panoramic views absolutely blew me away. Overall, an absolute must do experience when on the South Island.
    Written 14 May 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Betty
    1 contribution
    Our tour guide Shane was excellent, knowledgeable and sensible. He is an experienced tour guide with full of energy and great personality.
    Mt cook walking track it took us under 3 hrs to walk return journey. The views was amazing. There were ice, glaciers and iceberg. The hanging bridges was quite lengthy and neat. We enjoyed ourselves thoroughly. Of course not forgetting the salmon at salmon farm was fresh and the pie at the cafe was one of the best.
    Betty and Natalie Dunn
    Written 8 May 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Active Oldie
    2 contributions
    This was a spur of the moment decision after seeing the trip advertised in a shop window. We are both in our 70s and my husband has a weak ankle. No problem to the staff and Ben our pilot was super helpful with him when alighting from the helicopter on top of the Remarkables and making a clear space for him to stand, The views are amazing. Exactly what you see when they are promoting our country overseas BUT it is right on our doorstep so we also need to experience it. Huge thanks to all
    Written 10 November 2021
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Kim
    8 contributions
    Going up in the helicopter, and landing in the snow, amazing! The guides knew a lot and were very friendly and entertaining. The trip was long on the road, but our guides had a lot of interesting information about geology, movies that were filmed in the area, and fun facts as well. Definitely worth it. There is also the opportunity to do a short walk around Aoraki/Mt Cook, or you can explore the Village. The guides made it their mission to make sure everyone got what they wanted out of the trip. Thank Dan and Kreig!
    Written 11 January 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Danny T
    13 contributions
    Incredible experience. Matt was brilliant and spent time giving us guidance and tips on how not to kill ourselves! This guy knows what he’s doing. The bikes are excellent and the track we went on took us to top of a hill with full 360 views over Queenstown and Arthur’s Point (I think). Got absolutely filthy which is why we love doing these sorts of things. Couple of jumps along the way made for some serious muscle aches the next day haha. Loved every minute, can’t recommend enough! Thanks guys, we’ll be back!
    Written 25 April 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • James G
    1 contribution
    Worth every cent. Fabulous day. Thank you. The return flight detour via Sutherland falls was a bonus
    Written 21 April 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Frequently Asked Questions about Queenstown