Queenstown Rainy-day activities

Our most recommended Queenstown Rainy-day activities

Queenstown: Fear Factory Haunted House Admission Ticket

1. Queenstown: Fear Factory Haunted House Admission Ticket

Brave the terror that lies within the haunted hallways of the Old Lockhart Hotel. Make your way through the rooms packed with live actors and impressive special effects.  Be terrified with your group and see who can last the longest! If you decide you’ve had enough, scream ‘I Chicken Out’ and be added to the ever-growing Chicken Counter, which has more than 20,000 people listed.

Queenstown: Time Tripper Underwater Experience

2. Queenstown: Time Tripper Underwater Experience

Take the stairs down under Lake Wakatipu and travel back to the beginning of time. Time Tripper is a 14-minute state-of-the-art animated show that takes you back 90 million years ago to what Queenstown was like all those years ago. Your time-travel pilot will guide you through the time of the dinosaurs, taking you back to when New Zealand was formed and flying you deep into the earth to when the Southern Alps were created. Ending in present-day Queenstown, you'll then experience activities all from the comfort of your seat. Following your informative session, you'll enjoy 10-15 minutes of underwater viewing during which you can see the famous diving ducks, slinky eels, and trout that lie beneath. This approximately 30-minute activity is Queenstown’s only underwater experience, blasting off every half hour from the Main Town Pier.

Queenstown: 30 Minute Laser Tag Game at Thrillzone

3. Queenstown: 30 Minute Laser Tag Game at Thrillzone

Enjoy a thrilling game of Laser Tag on a 360° Battleground that has been professionally and strategically designed to give you the most intense experience possible during your game at Thrillzone, located in the center of Queenstown  Experience design features from traditional speedball arenas in order to simulate the superior adrenaline rush of close-quarters combat. Forget wasting your time by tracking down and stalking your targets, wired headbands, and vests, plastic guns, and sci-fi sounds-  the arena throws you right in the action. Take advantage of the indoor arena that is not affected by the weather, so you can play anytime. There are several game modes you can try out and the 360° Battleground is multi-functional.

Thrillzone Queenstown: Multiplayer Virtual Reality

4. Thrillzone Queenstown: Multiplayer Virtual Reality

See, move and feel the dimensions of virtual reality in a completely immersive and realistic way while your body becomes the controller and your mind believes it’s real. Hologate VR lets you live the adventure. Find yourself in the middle of a massive snowball fight, competing on a challenging rhythm and beat battle, or trying to survive a zombie attack together with your friends. There’s something for everyone with this state-of-the-art VR technology that allows you to play together or even against your team.

Queenstown: Full-Day Central Otago Wine Tour

5. Queenstown: Full-Day Central Otago Wine Tour

Built for wine lovers, this full-day tour will take you to five of Central Otago's finest cellar doors across the four biggest wine-growing regions. Travel in style with door-to-door transfers, complimentary WiFi, and bottled water on board. Throughout the day, sample 20+ spectacular cool-climate wines, and if you wish, enjoy a scrumptious lunch at a locally renowned location, which can be bought on the day. Visit a range of well-known and off-the-beaten-track wineries throughout Gibbston, Bannockburn, Bendigo, and Cromwell and meet passionate local characters while you taste the very best wines from the area.

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What people are saying about Queenstown

I absolutely love the fear factory, I have been through it 6 times now. The counter staff are friendly, one staff remembers me since I’m there a lot haha. Definitely worth going through

The boys were mesmerised! We loved it!! Could go back again and again!! Thank you!

Very informative about how Lake Wakatipu came to be and stories of the area!

Very educational and easy to understand explanation for children.

it's a fun and scary experience me n my friend loved it