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5 Must-Do Things in Queenstown This Summer – Alpine Oasis

During Summer, Queenstown, New Zealand, is an oasis. The alpine conditions and warm summer weather co-join to offer visitors loads of fun activities. From chilling on the beach of Lake Wakatipu to picnics on the bay, here is a list of must-do things in Queenstown this summer.


Try a Gondola Ride and Lugging

Riding up Bob's Peak in a gondola is a popular family activity in Queenstown. A summertime favourite, you can stop for lunch at the popular Stratosfare Restaurant & Bar and hang around for a super treat in the form of a Kiwi Haka Maori performance. Once done with lunch and entertainment, you can choose to trek down via one of the scenic walking trails. As you amble down the hill, the views get pretty amazing – don't forget to snap some pictures! And for that added touch of zing to your day's adventure, choose to luge down the mountain, which by the way is a mild thrill for just about anyone, regardless of age! Also, should you choose from amongst the central accommodation Queenstown NZ has to offer, you can plan your day and travel between attractions with ease. For instance, Oaks Queenstown Club Suites is only 17 minutes from Bob's Peak and other top attractions.


Savour a Thrilling Bike Ride

Queenstown's crisp cool alpine air on a summer's day promises to rejuvenate mind body and soul. Thus, bike riding there is quite popular for its invigorating thrills. And since bike riding is so popular, there are plenty of options when it comes to choosing a bike trail and tour. Families travelling with kids are well- thought of, with specialised trails for the young rider. You can choose to rent a bike or join a tour. On a bike tour, you can set off on a mountain trail or be extravagant and select a fancy biking and helicopter ride!


Savour the Adrenaline Pumping Action of Shotover Jet Safari

The Shotover Jet safari is an action-packed tour of Queensland's canyons. Savour the thrills of whizzing around the Shotover River exploring the maze of canyons. There are family packages too on offer. And you can explore the Shotover Jet website for more details. Another way to explore Queenstown's famous Shotover River is to book a river rafting tour. The tour is an exciting combination of paddling through quiet little pools to hurtling along white-water rapids!


Stargaze at the Top of Bob's Peak

Choose to ride the Gondola up Bob's Peak once the sun sets and you can join the stargazing tours happening there. Expert guides are on hand to show you the Milky Way Galaxy like you've never seen before. The experience is tipped to be one of the best in the world and quite magical for everyone.


Get Your Adrenaline Pumping with Bungy Jumping

If you are the kind of person that thinks bungy jumping is part of holiday fun, head over to AJ Hacket Bungy, where you get New Zealand's highest Bungy jump. A treat in summertime, the 'Nevis', as the jump is called, will certainly be an experience to cross off from your bucket list of awesome things to do.