While many adventure seekers come to Queenstown for the adrenaline rush, extreme activities aren’t the only options here. Not all are drawn to this southern New Zealand region to risk life and limb on the latest heart-stopping traveler’s sensation like bungy jumping, flyboarding or canyon swinging. Some are more into chilling out than thrilling out, or perhaps want to pepper tamer pastimes in between risky pursuits. Luckily this stunning resort town and its surrounding area is full of of things to see, do, eat, drink and explore. Here are 10 fun things to do in Queenstown without jumping off a cliff.
1. Ride the TSS Earnslaw Steamship
The TSS Earnslaw is a vintage 1912 Edwardian twin screw steamer that has been plying the waters around Queenstown for more than a century. It is the southern hemisphere’s only remaining passenger-carrying coal-fired steamship, a relic from a bygone era. This iconic vessel is one of the region’s oldest tourist attractions, taking you on a scenic journey across Lake Wakatipu to Walter Peak High Country Farm.