Queenstown
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Queenstown: Fear Factory Haunted House Admission Ticket

1. Queenstown: Fear Factory Haunted House Admission Ticket

Brave the terror that lies within the haunted hallways of the Old Lockhart Hotel. Make your way through the rooms packed with live actors and impressive special effects.  Be terrified with your group and see who can last the longest! If you decide you’ve had enough, scream ‘I Chicken Out’ and be added to the ever-growing Chicken Counter, which has more than 20,000 people listed.

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Queenstown: Milford Sound Flight and Cruise

2. Queenstown: Milford Sound Flight and Cruise

Take flight a small luxury plane leaving Queenstown. Admire the awe-inspiring scenery from your very own window seat as you soar over Fiordland National Park, listening to the pilot's commentary. Landing at Milford Sound airport you will be escorted to the Cruise Terminal either by shuttle or 15 minute nature walk to meet your boat. Enjoy 2 hours of spectacular scenery and wildlife on the Gem of the Sound, learn all about the history of the area from the skipper as he skillfully pulls the boat underneath waterfalls and right up to the base of famous Mitre Peak. Your pilots will meet you off the cruise at the Terminal and take you back to the awaiting plane for your return to Queenstown. Your complimentary shuttle will drop you back to your hotel with plenty of time to enjoy the legendary dining scene.

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Queenstown: Wine Tour with Zip Line, Golf & Boat Options

3. Queenstown: Wine Tour with Zip Line, Golf & Boat Options

Discover Central Otago’s scenic wine country on this afternoon tour which includes a visit to 3 wineries around Queenstown and the Gibbston wine region. Take a stunning drive through the rugged Kawarau Gorge viewing the original AJ Hackett bungy bridge and enjoy panoramic views of Queenstown, Lake Wakatipu and The Remarkables. Take a tour through New Zealand’s largest wine cave, get to know the vineyard owners, enjoy a cheese and wine tasting and finish the day with a full glass of wine. After the tasting, choose a glass of wine and relax over a platter of local cheeses. Time permitting, you may also visit the Lord of the Rings filming site of Pillar of the Kings. Spend your morning with optional activities such as zip lining, golfing or boat tours, before you meet your guide at 1:30 PM to start your wine tour.

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Queenstown: Progressive Dinner and Wine Tour at 3 Locations

4. Queenstown: Progressive Dinner and Wine Tour at 3 Locations

Experience the very best of Queenstown’s renowned wineries and restaurants by night on the region’s first progressive dinner tour. Start your evening with a scenic drive out to wine country for your stunning wine tasting and entree overlooking the vines. Take a drive through the historic gold rush town of Arrowtown and experience a delicious main paired with a perfect wine to match. Wrap up your night with a decadent dessert in the heart of Queenstown and enjoy an after-dinner digestif by a roaring log fire.

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Queenstown: Harris Mountain Heli-Skiing Experience

5. Queenstown: Harris Mountain Heli-Skiing Experience

The mountains surrounding the world-renowned resort towns of Queenstown feature thrilling backcountry terrain and dramatic scenery. Enjoy an unforgettable day of heli-ski or heli-board bliss on Harrison Mountain before experiencing the vibrant après-ski nightlife. Choose between 3 and 4 runs. In the morning, your guide will check the weather then contact you to confirm the trip and to set a pickup time. Get picked up at your accommodation in Queenstown, then drive to the staging area where you’ll meet your pilot, guide, and fellow heli-skiers. Next, get a safety briefing that covers avalanche transceivers and helicopter and mountain safety. Then, fly off to the day’s first heli-ski run. Your team has exclusive access to a wide range of terrain, from easy rolling slopes for powder first-timers to challenging chutes and steep valleys for the more experienced. Later, all heli-ski groups meet together for an alpine buffet lunch and some downtime to relax and talk about the morning’s action. After that, it’s back to the ultimate ski experience. Enjoy more heli-ski runs to finish off your perfect day in the mountains. At the end of the day, get driven back to the staging area, then back to your accommodation for a well-deserved rest or a quick change before your après-ski evening in Queenstown.

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Queenstown: Full-Day Central Otago Wine Tour

6. Queenstown: Full-Day Central Otago Wine Tour

Built for wine lovers, this full-day tour will take you to five of Central Otago's finest cellar doors across the four biggest wine-growing regions. Travel in style with door-to-door transfers, complimentary WiFi, and bottled water on board. Throughout the day, sample 20+ spectacular cool-climate wines, and if you wish, enjoy a scrumptious lunch at a locally renowned location, which can be bought on the day. Visit a range of well-known and off-the-beaten-track wineries throughout Gibbston, Bannockburn, Bendigo, and Cromwell and meet passionate local characters while you taste the very best wines from the area.

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What people are saying about Queenstown

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4.3 / 5

based on 7 reviews

It was as scary but exciting as expected! Recommend.