Adventure in Queenstown, New Zealand: 5-Day Itinerary

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  • New Zealand

  • South Island

  • Active Travel

  • Adventure Travel

  • International Travel

  • Nature Escapes

  • Hiking

  • Scenic

  • Vineyards

Gondola with mountains and lake in the background in Queensland, New Zealand
Curator’s statement

My husband and I traveled the world for a year and Queenstown, New Zealand was definitely one of the highlights of our trip. Queenstown provided all types of adventure with stunning scenery everywhere you looked.

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Day 1: Arrive to Queenstown

View of ocean, mountains and city in Queenstown, New Zealand

Relax at the spa and explore downtown Queenstown. You will most likely be exhausted from travel so today is a day of recuperation. Have a burger at Fergburger and call it a night early.

Day 2: Wine Tour in Gibbston Valley

Winery in New Zealand with blue sky

Go on a wine tour through Gibbston Valley and relax in some of the most beautiful scenery in the world.

Day 3: Milford Sound

Milford Sound in New Zealand

Take a day trip to Milford Sound. Experience the beauty of a natural fjord!

Day 4: Boat Tour and Helicopter Ride

Gondola with mountains and clouds in Queenstown, NZ

Stay in Queenstown for a jet boat tour on the lake and take a helicopter ride around the town. Take the gondola up to the skyline where you can bungee jump and luge over Queenstown. Grab a pre-dinner cocktail at the restaurant overlooking beautiful Queenstown.

Day 5: Mount Cook Heli Hike

Boardwalk leading through mountain range in New Zealand

Drive to Mount Cook to stay at the Hermitage Hotel for one night and do a heli hike the next morning before driving back to Queenstown.

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