Children & Family Friendly Adventure Activities

Queenstown is undeniably the adventure capital of NZ, if not the world.  Bang for buck, there is more to do and experience in this small ‘city’ than any other location we know of.

But for the family adventurers, it’s critically important that the whole family enjoys the break, not just mum and dad!  So besides the crazy adrenaline junkie activities on offer, and the superb vineyards with superb wine and delicious platters loaded with local produce which I’m sure mum and dad would love to relax at, there is a whole long list of children & family friendly adventure activities that the kids can also enjoy.  Below you’ll find our list in no particular order, but separated into Indoor and Outdoor activities for those not so fun weather days!

Indoor Activities

SB SpeedSkating

Queenstown Ice Arena

Indoor Ice Skating with disco nights, open skating, lessons or holiday programs

Queenstown Gardens

Lakes Leisure Climbing Wall and Alpine Aqualand

Athletic complex with climbing wall, indoor courts, lourtdoor fields and tennis courts, pools for adults & kids, plus slides & a hot water pool.


Chipmunks Queenstown

Kids Play Center, Indoor Playground & Café

Remarkables Park

Strike Bowl – Ten Pin Bowling

Bowling, pool tables, arcade games, giant Jenga and a bar/café

Arthurs Point

Reading Cinemas

2D or 3D, small and comfortable cinemas with the latest movies


Fear Factory Queenstown

NZ’s scariest haunted house.  Over 18,000 people have already screamed ‘chicken’!


Site Trampoline

Indoor trampoline gymnasium – Freestyle, parkour and freerun, snowboard & freeski, skateboarding, holiday programs

Remarkables Park

SB karting


Fun, high-energy, adrenaline fuelled experiences with a huge range of indoor attractions to choose from.  Kids Clubs & Birthdays


  • Vortex 12D Motion Theatre - A white-knuckle adventure with snow, rain, bubbles, fog, wind and a few surprise!
  • 360° VR Gaming - The fully-realised future of gaming, entertainment and more!
  • Laser Tag - Enjoy tactical combat fun with tons of gaming scenarios for all ages!
  • 360° Drift Kart - Drive, spin and drift like a pro on the Electric Crazy Karts!
  • Paintless Paintball - All the impact, none of the mess! Unlimited ammo!
  • Virtuix Omni VR - NZ’s first Omni multiplayer platforms, the ONLY way to run in VR!
  • Bazooka Ball - All the gain, none of the pain at NZ’s only Bazooka Ball arena!
  • Coming soon: Hologate VR - Take a journey to the edge of reality on this multiplayer gaming experience for family & friends.
  • Kids Club Queenstown - A fun and entertaining supervised package deal that allows your children to experience all of our great products

SB chipmunks

Minus 5 Ice Bar

Chilly Antarctic Experience in the heart of Queenstown with Over 18 tonnes of crystal clear ice architecture to explore and play in



Queenstown’s largest indoor playground

Remarkables Park

Odyssey Sensory Maze

Journey through a multitude of rooms with a variety of different sensory effects that will leave you A-maze-d!


Queenstown Underwater Observatory

Get up close and personal with the local wildlife in Lake Wakatipu including trout and salmon!


Outdoor Activities

Mini Golf – Queenstown

A fun filled 18 hole course – fun for the whole family


Escape Quest Queenstown

Step into Queenstown’s 1860s gold rush, crack the codes, solve the puzzles and try to escape in 60 minutes


Ziptrek Ecotours

Engage the young and young at heart through a unique and fun experience of ziplining above Queenstown


Skyline Gondola and Luge

Purpose built Luge carts put you in complete control as you take on over 800 metres of banked corners, tunnels and dippers.


Shotover Jet

The worlds most thrilling jet boat ride through the Shotover River Canyons, at 85km/hour, with amazing scenery, well executed spins & spraying water

Arthurs Point

TSS Earnslaw Cruise and Walter Peak High Country Farm

Cruise on a vintage steam ship, visit a working high country sheep farm (shearing and mustering demonstrations) and enjoy a top end kiwi BBQ