Posted on 08/14/2019
No more is Queenstown a little village nestled in ancient mountains. People now recognize it as the adventure capital of the world. Queenstown in the South Island of New Zealand may not be the biggest of towns but when it comes to adrenaline-charged and fun-filled activities, it leaves competitors in the dust.
Geauxing Places Travel in Denham Springs, Louisiana, is a full-service travel agency that books vacations in New Zealand for fun-seekers and adventure-junkies every year. For decades, Queenstown has been the most popular destination for tourists near and far. The list below should give you an idea why this is so.
- Have a Stroll atop Queenstown Hill
Some of the most epic views in New Zealand can only be enjoyed when you’re atop Queenstown Hill. Go on a hike there during sunrise or sunset and the views to grace your eyes will be nothing short of magnificent. With the setting sun and views of Lake Wakatipu and the Remarkables Mountain ranges, you are guaranteed nothing but brilliant, golden beauty.
If you intend to head there in the early hours of the morning, bring along some snacks and perhaps wine too; and a headlamp too if you intend to come back late. Either way, it will time well-spent.
- Bungee Jump Your Woes Away
Bungee jumping is not for the faint of heart. It’s arguable if there’s any other sport out there that can get blood rushing through veins or get hearts pounding, but it’s still a favorite sport of New Zealanders and many tourists who flock to Queenstown.
There are several bungee jump locations around the place. The most popular one is the Kawarau Bridge. It was erected right on the outskirts of the town. And don’t forget the Queenstown Hill; it’ also a great spot for bungee jumping.
But if you’re looking for something really extreme, we recommend you try the Ledge Bungee. It’s the only bungee jump location with a “Freestyle Jump” option, meaning you can leap off the ledge in any manner you wish: You can do a backflip, frontflip; your choice.
The Ledge Bungee is also over 47 meters high and though this may not be the highest of locations, the lovely view of Queenstown down below (450m) has a tendency to play tricks on the mind. It can scare you, regardless of how much of a daredevil you believe yourself to be. It’s all part of the fun though, so who’s complaining?
Geauxing Places Travel has more tips for you, but they will avail nothing if you don’t get to Queenstown. Call us and let’s book a vacation to New Zealand for you. Extreme fun awaits you.