Skyline gondola (cable car): Reputed to be the steepest lift in the Southern Hemisphere, the gondola takes you high above Queenstown for amazing views of Coronet Peak, The Remarkables (mountain range) and across Lake Wakatipu. They filmed parts of Lord Of the Rings near and around the Remarkables.
The luge: Hurtle down a winding downhill track on a modified manual go kart. You have to go down the scenic track before you get to do the advanced track - so plan to do it at least twice.
Road to Milford: Many photo opportunities of the stunning landscape of the area. (Points of interest: Eglinton Valley, Mirror Lakes, Hollyford Valley, Falls Creek, Homer Tunnel, The Chasm)
Milford Sound cruise
- Experience Mitre Peak up close and personal
- We were lucky to run into a pod of juvenile dolphins
- NZ Fur Seals on Seal Rock
- Bowan Falls, Stirling Falls
20mins drive from Queenstown, Arrowtown was a gold mining town. You can still try your luck in the rivers around the area and pan for gold. Beautiful quaint little town. It is supposedly stunning in the autumn when the trees change colours.
Franz Josef glacier
Tip on driving in New Zealand
If you see sheep on the road, pull over and give way. Apparently they have right of way. Baaa....