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Queenstown: Snowmobiling Experience with Helicopter Flight

1. Queenstown: Snowmobiling Experience with Helicopter Flight

Set off on an action-packed and adrenaline-pumping adventure on snow. Ride a snowmobile through stunning scenery and amazing views. Enjoy a full-guided tour with stops along the way for amazing photo opportunities of the spectacular landscape. As well as your snowmobile ride, delight in a return scenic helicopter flight across the Western face of the Remarkables mountains, over the Hector mountains, and across the Nevis River Valley to a snowy plateau on the Garvie Mountain Range. Marvel at the breathtaking scenery as you take a flight exclusively available to the local partner.

Cardrona: Single and Multi-Day Ski Lift Pass

2. Cardrona: Single and Multi-Day Ski Lift Pass

Explore some of the very best skiing and snowboarding terrain that New Zealand has to offer on your trip to Cardrona. Whatever your skiing ability, Cardrona has something for everyone. From gentle beginner slopes, terrain parks, and halfpipes, to challenging steeps and powder stashes. The choice is yours. Maximize your time in Cardona with a single day ski lift pass and enjoy access to McDougall's Chondola, Whitestar Express, Captains Express, Valley View Quad, and the learner conveyors from 8:30 AM to 4 PM. Simply collect your lift pass at the Cardrona Mountain Ticket Office or at the local operator shop in Queenstown or Wanaka, then it’s time to hit the slops and have some fun.

Queenstown: Winter Tandem Paragliding Summit Instructional

3. Queenstown: Winter Tandem Paragliding Summit Instructional

Enjoy a thrilling day out with the most experienced paragliding team in New Zealand.  At 1,100 vertical meters, it is the highest of the flying sites in New Zealand, more than twice the height of the Gondola in Queenstown. This flight option, the instructional paraglide, is for those that want to learn more about paragliding and actually want to have a go at steering a glider under the guidance of a highly experienced pilot (conditions permitting).  If you choose the option to meet the team at Coronet Peak, an optional free transfer will be provided from downtown Queenstown up to the Coronet Peak ski field. Your pilot will lead a safety briefing with you and then after a short practice, you will be away flying with your highly qualified pilot. Enjoy amazing views of the whole Wakatipu area.

Queenstown: 30 Minute Laser Tag Game at Thrillzone

4. Queenstown: 30 Minute Laser Tag Game at Thrillzone

Enjoy a thrilling game of Laser Tag on a 360° Battleground that has been professionally and strategically designed to give you the most intense experience possible during your game at Thrillzone, located in the center of Queenstown  Experience design features from traditional speedball arenas in order to simulate the superior adrenaline rush of close-quarters combat. Forget wasting your time by tracking down and stalking your targets, wired headbands, and vests, plastic guns, and sci-fi sounds-  the arena throws you right in the action. Take advantage of the indoor arena that is not affected by the weather, so you can play anytime. There are several game modes you can try out and the 360° Battleground is multi-functional.

Queenstown: Harris Mountain Heli-Skiing Experience

5. Queenstown: Harris Mountain Heli-Skiing Experience

The mountains surrounding the world-renowned resort towns of Queenstown feature thrilling backcountry terrain and dramatic scenery. Enjoy an unforgettable day of heli-ski or heli-board bliss on Harrison Mountain before experiencing the vibrant après-ski nightlife. Choose between 3 and 4 runs. In the morning, your guide will check the weather then contact you to confirm the trip and to set a pickup time. Get picked up at your accommodation in Queenstown, then drive to the staging area where you’ll meet your pilot, guide, and fellow heli-skiers. Next, get a safety briefing that covers avalanche transceivers and helicopter and mountain safety. Then, fly off to the day’s first heli-ski run. Your team has exclusive access to a wide range of terrain, from easy rolling slopes for powder first-timers to challenging chutes and steep valleys for the more experienced. Later, all heli-ski groups meet together for an alpine buffet lunch and some downtime to relax and talk about the morning’s action. After that, it’s back to the ultimate ski experience. Enjoy more heli-ski runs to finish off your perfect day in the mountains. At the end of the day, get driven back to the staging area, then back to your accommodation for a well-deserved rest or a quick change before your après-ski evening in Queenstown.

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What people are saying about Queenstown

Fantastic experience. Instructor was helping in building my confidence and guiding me through the process. The feeling of flying in the sky the first time is priceless and memorable. Truly thankful.