Extreme sports, thrill and spills, these are a couple of things that New Zealand as a whole is known for, well that and the Lord of the Rings of course! Queenstown is a very popular city to visit, and because of that, tourism is fantastic for all age groups. If you’re visiting Queenstown with your family, especially with a teenager in tow, you might be interested to find out what kinds of activities are on offer, to keep everyone occupied and smiling.
Cardrona Alpine Resort
Family friendly and offering the best chance of good snow coverage, Cardrona Alpine Resort offers an area for every level of expertise, and is a good place to start for beginners. Fun and healthy!
We all know that teenagers love a spot of adventure and discovery, so this particular activity is right up the street of a teen. Head to Gondola Hill and zip high above the forest canopy on a skyline, taking in the stunning sights before you, as well as having a damn good laugh at the same time.
Vortex 12D cinema
Yes, you read that right, 12D! Technology is something that all teenagers love, and again, this is one for the evening or the days when you want to chill out and not head too far. Over 80 movies to choose from, so there will certainly be something there to take their fancy, as well as the experience of 12D.
Onsen Hot Pools
If you want to make your teenager feel pampered and chilled out, which we all need occasionally, then the hot pool complex located around the Coronet Peak ski field area will calm the nerves, chill everyone the hell out, and maybe starve off the grumpiness than has a tendency to set in.
A fun and varied waterpark with a twist, this is a great idea for a family day out.
Skyline Queenstown Luge
We’ve all seen this popular winter Olympic sport, but have you ever had the opportunity to try it? Well now you can, and your teen will love it.
Queenstown Ice Arena
Perfect for any age and any ability, this is another activity geared up for families, with a competitive edge. Lots of activities are on offer, so you won’t struggle to find something to keep your little darling amused.
As you can see, most activities in Queenstown have an outdoorsy, mostly sporty feel to them, which is a great idea for a) exercise and fitness, and b) keeping everyone upbeat and happy. This way, you can’t fail to enjoy your break, for all the right reasons.