Sea Kayaks on Beach at dawn, Abel Tasman National Park © Photo Images NZ
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Bungy jump in Queenstown: test your limits

Pay homage at the home of contemporary, commercial bungy by strapping on a bungy cord and throwing yourself into the ether or test your limits on a self-release, rough-as-guts 150 kilometre/hour swing.

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Cruise on the TSS Earnslaw: marvel at the scenery on Lake Wakatipu

Climb aboard the elegant ‘Lady of the Lake’, the last remaining coal-fired steamship operating in the southern hemisphere, marvel at the scenery, sip on a glass of the finest local wine and enjoy every second of the 90-minute cruise across Lake Wakatipu.

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Southern Scenic Route: a different way of life

Michael Larsen explores the Southern Scenic Route, a drive of unparalleled beauty and an almost contradictory mix of dense woodlands and wild, open southern coast.

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Queenstown to Glenorchy Road: a drive to Paradise

Is there a more amazing drive? Forty-five minutes of emerald lake water and bush-clad hills, against a backdrop of snow-touched mountains. 

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Arrowtown: a picture-perfect living museum

Autumn. That’s the time to visit. Thinking about it, much of this part of the South Island takes on a splendid glow at that time of year. None more so than Arrowtown which is, frankly, already right off the cutesy scale as it is. 

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Queenstown Hill Time Walk: a rocky delight

Queenstown Hill, just out of town, is more than worth a peek, and you can make its peak in an hour if you get a wriggle on, and check out the series of information panels showcasing the past, present and predicted future of this stunning part of the world.

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The Routeburn Track: the ultimate alpine adventure

One of the country’s most famous walks so, let’s get the house- (or hut-) keeping out of the way first: you’ll need to book in the heavy season.