Optional Activities - Queenstown

Last Updated: 19th Jul 2012

<p><img src="https://downloads.contiki.com/contikipedia/new_zealand/nz_stock/9.jpg" style="border:0px;" class="rightwise" title="canyon swing optional activity" alt="canyon swing optional activity" /></p> <h2>Here&#8217;s a taste of what&#8217;s available</h2> <p>People who travel with Contiki often receive discounts on the standard price offered by our suppliers &#8211; Check individual tour itineraries for Contiki&#8217;s prices for <a href="/contikipedia/articles/optional-excursions-new-zealand">optional activities</a> in New Zealand.</p> <ul> <li><a href="/contikipedia/articles/optional-excursions">What are Optional Activities</a></li> </ul> <ul> <li><a href="/contikipedia/articles/how-to-pay-for-optional-excursions-new-zealand">How to pay</a></li> </ul> <h3>Queenstown</h3> <p><a href="http://www.shotoverjet.co.nz"><strong>Shotover Jet</strong></a><br /> Jet boat ride on the Shotover River. An icon adventure product in NZ with 360&#8217;s and fast corners etc. <br /> Duration: 40 minutes</p> <p><a href="http://www.rafting.co.nz"><strong>Heliraft</strong></a><br /> Rafting on the Kawarau River (grade 3) and helicopter flight. <br /> Duration: 2.5 hrs</p> <p><a href="http://www.rafting.co.nz"><strong>Kawarau Rafting</strong></a><br /> Rafting on the Kawarau River (grade 3). <br /> Duration: 2 hrs</p> <p><a href="http://www.rafting.co.nz"><strong>Shotover Rafting</strong></a><br /> Rafting on the Shotover River. <br /> Duration: 2 hrs</p> <p><a href="http://www.riverboarding.co.nz"><strong>Mad Dog River Boarding</strong></a><br /> Swimming with wetsuit, helmet, flippers and &#8216;boogie board&#8217; down the Kawarau River. Allow 3 hrs. $129.</p> <p><a href="http://www.skyline.co.nz"><strong>Skyline Resturaunt</strong></a><br /> Includes large buffet meal, entertainment, gondola (cable car) ride to restaurant.</p> <p><a href="http://www.queenstowngroupphotos.co.nz"><strong>Group Photograph</strong></a><br /> In specially designed Queenstown souvinier folder. Photo taken by lakeside in warmer climes, at the Lodge during winter.</p> <p><a href="http://www.dartriver.co.nz"><strong>Dart River Jet Boat Safari</strong></a><br /> 30 km jet boat ride up the Dart River from Glenorchy into the Mt Aspiring National Park – locations for Lord ofthe Rings. Includes a short bush walk.<br /> Duration: Half Day</p> <p><a href="http://www.dartriver.co.nz"><strong>Funyaks</strong></a><br /> Full day activities into this beautiful untouched world, known as &#8216;Paradise&#8217; and made famous in the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Jetboat in and canoe out at your leisure. Average standard of fitness required.</p> <p><a href="http://www.realjourneys.co.nz"><strong>Walter Peak Horse Riding</strong></a><br /> Explore Walter Peak Station on horseback &amp; learn about the<br /> history of the region as your Local Guide tells the group a few<br /> tales. Any level of rider is welcome, but the tour will move at<br /> the pace of its slowest member.<br /> Duration: 1.5 hours</p> <p><a href="http://www.AJHackett.com"><strong>AJ Hackett Bungy</strong></a></p> <p>Kawarau Bridge &#8211; The original bungy jump in Queenstown and often referred to as &#8216;the home of bungy&#8217;. <br /> 43m jump includes T shirt.</p> <p>The Ledge &#8211; Bungy jump from the Ledge at the Skyline restaurant, Bobs Peak. <br /> 47m jump but 400m above town includes T shirt.</p> <p>Skyswing at the Ledge &#8211; Swing from the Ledge at the Skyline restaurant, Bobs Peak. <br /> 47m jump but 400m above town.</p> <p>Nevis &#8211; 134m bungy from a platform suspended across a river at Nevis Bluff includes T shirt.</p> <p>Thrillogy &#8211; All 3 jumps includes T shirt.</p> <p><a href="http://www.nzone.biz"><strong>NZone Skydiving</strong></a><br /> Tandem skydive with a qualified jumpmaster from 9,000 ft. over Lake Wakatipu and the Remarkables Mountain Range (video and/or photos extra). Also, the option to upgrade to 12,000 feet or 15,000 feet.</p> <p><a href="http://www.canyonswing.co.nz"><strong>Canyon Swing</strong></a><br /> Freefall from platform, 109m above the Shotover River, then break into a cable controlled swing.</p> <p><a href="http://www.scenesoftherings.co.nz"><strong>Paradise Found Hike</strong></a><br /> Explore the majestic Mt Aspiring National Park, visit film locations from Lord of the Rings. Fully guided, Duration: Half Day</p> <p><strong>Routeburn Trail Hike</strong><br /> A full day hike offering plenty of swing bridge crossings, lush beech forest, beautiful waterfalls and magnificent alpine scenery, in the Mt Aspiring National Park. <br /> Departs: 8am</p> <h3>Winter Only</h3> <p><img src="https://downloads.contiki.com/contikipedia/new_zealand/nz_stock/23.jpg" class="rightwise" title="ski queenstown optional" alt="ski queenstown optional" /></p> <p><a href="http://www.kiwidiscovery.com"><strong>Ski Queenstown</strong></a><br /> The opportunity to ski or snowboard in the &#8216;Adventure Capital of the World&#8217; on our winter tours (July, August, September). Booking is as easy as filing in an optional form on the coach and you can book as much or as little as you want in the way of clothing hire, equipment hire, transfers and lift passes, you can even book a &#8216;starter pack&#8217; if that&#8217;s what you need. Coronet Peak, Cardrona and The Remarkables await you ! Duration: Full day required.</p>