With its origins as a gold rush town, Queenstown now welcomes visitors from around the globe. A truly cosmopolitan town, surrounded by snowy peaks and ski fields in the winter to the cool waters of Lake Wakatipu in the summer, Queenstown will stay in your memory forever.
Queenstown isn't known as the "adventure capital of the world" for nothing, and truly offers something for everyone.
This region is known as the Southern Lakes, encompassing the World Heritage Fiordland area, Shotover Canyon, Kawarau Gorge, Mountain Peaks and picture perfect lakes, providing a base for activities to suit everyone.
Queenstown has 5 ski fields in close proximity Coronet Peak and The Remarkables and just over the hill in Wanaka is Cardona and Trebble cone and The Snow Farm for cross country skiing, snow mobiling and more! If its Heli skiing your after there are a few companys that will get you back country for fresh tracks and powder!
Queenstown is on the edge of Lake Wakatipu, approxmently 80km in lenght with a depth of 410m. It is New Zealand's longest lake and third by capacity. Swim, water ski or spot your dinner while Heli-rafting or pehaps sail away with a chilled Chardonnay on sunset from one of the many local vineyards.
New Zealand pioneered jet boating technology is now found across the globe. Numerous local operators offer thrilling rides to sample this fun sport, and is highly recommended.
For a more tranquil experience, a trip to Milford Sound in Fiordland often referred to as the 8th wonder of the world, should be on your agenda. Hire one of our Queenstown rental cars which will be a more flexible option than the bus. The scenery is breathtaking, and enjoy one of the cruises on offer.
Fly over the mountains and lakes on a scenic plane or helicopter ride....even a snow or glacier landing. Hang gliding, Paragliding or Skydiving...the choice is yours!
If tandem skydiving is something you've always wanted to try we have great news! For RaD customers we have been given a special offer we can pass on to you from NZONE Skydive and Skydive Wanaka, find out more about these Queenstown Activity Offers here.
Queenstown is world famous for bungy jumping, so be bold and take a leap from one of three renowned bungy jump sites, If leaping off a bridge isn't for you then take a sunrise balloon trip to view the magestic beauty of the region.
From hiking to mountain biking the many trials Queenstown and the surrounding region has to offer. If you reqiure some other legs to do the work jump on a horse and ride through the mountains.
Take a tour through World Class Vineyards and sample award winning wines.
For the motor bike enthusiasts, try a quad or dirt bike experience, or hire a 4WD to see the Lord of the Rings locations.
Golfers are spoilt for choice with world class Championship courses available and some for the 'hackers' too.
Queenstown's attractions have something for everyone;
Farm tours, Museums, Maori culture experience, riding the Gondola and Luge, Paintball, Clay Pigeon shooting, relax and enjoy the sights from the famous TSS Earnslaw steam ship or unwind after all your adventures with in thermal spas or a massage.
Queenstown offers many hair salons and world class day spas offering a variety of treatments, massages and pamper packages to relax the body.
For a bit of retail therapy, shops are open 7 days a week, some till late.
Queenstown is big on dining and nightlife. One can't walk far without finding a cafe, restaurant or takeaway meal. Farming and fishing form a large part of the New Zealand economy, so produce is fresh and plentiful. Local favourites are lamb and beef, salmon, mussels, oysters and crayfish.
The local winelands are famous for their Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blancs, and many have restaurants on site.
We'll point you in the right direction when you hire a rental car from us.