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Air Milford

Air Milford Ltd offers personalised and exclusive excursions for visitors who want to experience the very best of what Queenstown and the South Island have to offer.  Let us introduce you to New Zealand's stunning native birds, seals, penguins and dolphins.


We've been operating canyoning adventures in the Wakatipu region for over ten years. During that time we've served thousands of happy customers and made some firm friends along the way.  We operate to the highest professional standards and we're proud of our unbroken safety record. No matter what sort of canyoning adventure you're looking for, we'll guarantee you a memorable trip.  Our team really enjoy their jobs and look forward to introducing you to some of the best canyoning adventures in our special part of the world.

Challenge Raft

Challenge Rafting operates exciting half day whitewater raft and raft combo trips on the Kawarau and Shotover Rivers.  The Shotover offers the challenge of extra excitement and thrills - experience the rugged beauty and unspoilt grandeur of the breathtaking scenery in the Shotover Canyon.  The Kawarau offers exhilarating rafting for first timers.  These trips include courtesy coach transfers, specialist on-river clothing, safety briefing, friendly professional guides on every trip and sauna/hot shower and refreshments at the Rafters Lodge.


At Stu Dever Fishing Charters we understand how the need to fish can take control and make it impossible to go on with life until you can get your hook wet!  That's why we can provide you with Queenstown's best fishing boat for charter.  Not just a great boat and skipper but also a fishing guide with an uncanny ability to sense fish and create exciting fishing experiences for all of our clients.

Horse Riding

Just 45 minutes from Queenstown, at the head of Lake Wakatipu lies Glenorchy, gateway to New Zealand's Mount Aspiring National Park. Since 1992 Dart Stables has offered horseback riders a range of experiences from short treks across the Dart and Rees rivers to day long rides up to the beautiful and tranquil Paradise Valley.

Milford Sound Select

Our coach tours are based on taking limited numbers of visitors on a comfortable and personalised guided scenic tour, complete with a range of memorable sightseeing activities, into one of the world's most spectacular Heritage areas.  At Milford Sound we will take you out onto the water in a custom built cruise boat. These cruises let you enjoy the great views in uncrowded comfort.


Over 150,000 passengers have EMBRACED THE FEAR since we began our New Zealand skydive adventure operation in 1990. Experience the ultimate adrenaline rush of tandem parachuting while on vacation in New Zealand. Tandem Skydiving high above the spectacular scenery of the alpine resort of Queenstown in the South Island.

Queenstown Paraflights

Strap into your harness and get ready for the flight of a lifetime. Gradually rising 600ft into the air above, see for yourself, some of the most breath-taking views of Queenstown, New Zealand. A must do for everyone whilst in Queenstown. Take a stroll down to the main Queenstown pier and come fly with us!

Shotover Jet

World famous as the ultimate jet boat experience, Shotover Jet has thrilled over 2.5 million people since 1970, and now it’s your turn!  Take a breathtaking ride through dramatic and narrow Canyons, and hold on tight for Queenstown’s only exhilarating full 360° spins.

Sunrise Balloons

Sunrise Balloons is based in Queenstown, New Zealand and fly daily, all year round, weather permitting. Queenstown is quite possibly the best landscape in the world to view, and it's even better by hot air balloon followed by a champagne breakfast.

TSS Earnslaw Vintage Steamship

Relive the elegance of turn-of-the-century travel  with a cruise aboard the vintage steamship TSS Earnslaw, the only coal fired passenger carrying vessel still operating in the southern hemisphere.
Affectionately known as the “Lady of the Lake”, the TSS Earnslaw has a special place in the hearts of Queenstown people.  She has been transporting goods to remote settlements and conveying passengers on beautiful Lake Wakatipu since 1912.  What better way to view the magnificent scenery than by taking a cruise a board the TSS Earnslaw.