15 Queenstown Extreme Adventure Activities You Have To Try

Widely considered the adventure capital of the world – Queenstown is full of extreme adventure activities guaranteed to get the adrenaline pumping.  From whitewater rafting, bungy jumping and riversurfing to heli skiing, canyon swinging and jet boating, how can you possibly decide?

Queenstown has to offer on a daily basis, they have come up with their own top ten recommendations for thrill seekers visiting the Queenstown area in their rental car. adventure trips planning an epic adventure travel safety tips

1. Paragliding With GForce Paragliding

Launching from the top of the Skyline Gondola GForce Paragliding will have you sailing high over Queenstown and Lake Wakaptipu in a tandem flight experience that’s hard to beat.  Flights can be tailored to suit your requirements, offering thrill seekers the opportunity to amp up the ride.  Optional video and photos of your experience are also available on request.  adventure trips planning an epic adventure travel safety tips

Prices range from $189 for the Early Bird Special (10am flight time) to $219 for other time slots.  The entire experience takes approximately an hour, with actual flight time ranging from 8 – 12 minutes.  A short walk up to the launch site is required along with a reasonable standard of fitness.  adventure trips planning an epic adventure travel safety tips

Queenstown Paragliding

2. Canyoning With Canyoning Queenstown

Out of the air and into the water – canyoning offers a contrasting change of environment with most of your trip spent getting wet.  Canyoning Queenstown are the longest established canyoning operators in the Queenstown region, with three unique locations to choose from there is something for everyone.  Choose from Queenstown Canyon for a moderate challenge, Routeburn Canyon for a medium challenge and for those extremists out there the Dart Canyon is the one for you.  adventure trips planning an epic adventure travel safety tips

Spend the day testing the limits of your confidence and abilities as you slide off waterfalls, zipline across ravines and rappel down rock walls. A reasonable level of fitness is required and in some cases prior experience.  Prices range from $199 for a half day up to $450 for a full days adventure.  adventure trips planning an epic adventure travel safety tips

3. Skydiving With NZONE Skydive

It takes courage to step out of perfectly good aeroplane in mid flight; but if you are going to jump you might as well do it with NZONE Skydive.  New Zealand’s first Skydive operation NZONE has world leading skydive facilities, including the largest plane capacity in New Zealand.  Jump from 9,000, 12,000 or 15,000 feet above Queenstown and feel the exhilarating thrill of freefalling, followed by blissfully parachuting back down to earth.  adventure trips planning an epic adventure travel safety tips

Prices range from $299 up to $439 with freefall times increasing depending on your jump height.  Photo and video options are available at an extra cost, the perfect way to prove you actually did it!  adventure trips planning an epic adventure travel safety tips

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