Family Friendly Activities in Queenstown
1. Moke Lake Horse Treks
Hidden within the mountains, the many horses of the Moke Lake Horse Treks are eagerly waiting to take you for a ride. Only a 15km drive from Queenstown, this spectacular horse riding experience is surely something the whole family will enjoy. As you trek along breathing in the fresh mountain air, be sure to take in the beautiful scenery and landscape this region has on offer.
2. Queenstown Ice Arena
The Queenstown Ice Arena is a great activity for all ages and skill levels. If you’d rather sit back and relax while the kids wear themselves out on the ice, you can take haven in the onsite cafe and lounge – which has a front row seat to all the on ice action so you don’t miss out! Set in the Queenstown Gardens, Queenstown Ice Arena is a super fun place to spend time at during your Queenstown getaway.
3. Skyline Queenstown Luge
A hugely popular activity for all ages, the Skyline Queenstown Luge is a must do! Once you’ve enjoyed the gondola ride up to the top, jump on board the chairlift to go even higher to the top of the luge track. Next, jump on board your specialised Luge cart, and speed down the tracks to the bottom, before doing it all over again!
4. Kawarau Zipride
The Kawarau Zipride is a truly special experience. Made up of three zip lines, up to six people can ride this spectacular zip ride all at once! Ride alongside the Kawarau River at up to 60kph and enjoy the stunning scenery as you go whizzing by!
5. Underwater Observatory
One of the best value for money experiences in Queenstown, the Underwater Observatory is always a family favourite. View the inhabitants that call Lake Wakatipu home – from ducks, two species of trout, and eels.
Family friendly accommodation
With two different hotels to choose from your family can have your getaway just how you like. 3-Star Heartland Hotel Queenstown offers comfort and value for money for families who just need a comfy bed for the night. For families wanting a bit more space and the ability to self-cater the 2-bedroom apartments at 4-Star Scenic Suites Queenstown are ideal. Both hotels are located minutes walk from the town centre and come with all the features you’d expect, including a restaurant, hot tub, sauna and gym.