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5 Day Queenstown Family Adventure

Queenstown is an adventure playground for people of all ages and the whole family will be thrilled by this fun short break package.

Tour Overview

Queenstown is the ultimate family holiday destination. Not only is the scenery breathtaking, but there is an endless choice of activities available to suit all ages, abilities and interests

Shotover Jet Boat Experience
Shotover Jet Boat Experience

No visit to Queenstown is complete without enjoying the adrenaline rush of the iconic, world famous Shotover Jet Boat. The whole family will enjoy the thrills of skimming past rocky outcrops at close range as you twist & turn through the narrow canyons of the Shotover Gorge at breathtaking speed. Your state of the art 'Big Red' Jet Boat travels at up to 85kph over crystal clear water as shallow as 10cm deep. And make sure you're holding on tight when your driver makes the signal that you are about to experience the thrills of their trademark 360° spins!

Skyline Luge & Gondola
Skyline Luge & Gondola

Sit back, relax and take in the breathtaking views over Queenstown & Lake Wakatipu on your gondola ride to the top of Bob’s Peak. The Skyline Luge is a thrilling ride for all ages. You’ll have full control over the speed & direction of your purpose-built luge cart as you zoom down the luge before catching the chairlift back to the start zone to do it all over again! The scenic track is the more leisurely, with a gentle gradient, easy bends, tunnels and dips whilst the advanced track is a steeper and more adventurous ride. At the Skyline Restaurant, enjoy a sumptuous lunch while taking in the stunning views over the lake and mountains.

Ziptrek Atop Queenstown Hill
Ziptrek Atop Queenstown Hill

Enjoy a unique, entertaining & thrilling eco-adventure experience with Ziptrek Ecotours. Located atop Skyline Gondola Hill, the Moa Zipline (flying fox) tour is a great new family adventure for ‘zippers’ of all ages. You’ll glide through the treetops on a series of 4 flying foxes whilst enjoying an interpretive tour delivered by experienced guides as you zip from tree to tree.

Dart River Funyak Safari
Dart River Funyak Safari

Enjoy the fun and thrills of the Dart River Funyak Safari. Your adventure begins with a jet boat ride on the crystal clear, glacial fed waters of the Dart River as you journey into the enchanted wilderness of the Mt Aspiring National Park, a World Heritage listed area. Then it’s into your unique Funyak (inflatable canoe) for the fun downstream journey. Your specialist guide will point out sights and share stories of this awe-inspiring area as you explore the shimmering channels of the Dart River as well as hidden side streams, rock pools and dramatic chasms. You’ll stop along the way and enjoy a delicious wilderness buffet lunch amidst spectacular surrounds before continuing downstream to ‘Paradise’. Return to Queenstown via a back-country route through the spectacular locations and scenery that formed some of the epic backdrops for the hit-movie, ‘The Lord of the Rings’.

Our Price From NZNZ $1,273Per Person Package is based on twin or double occupancy and is inclusive of New Zealand Goods & Services Tax (GST). Enquire Now

Tour Info
Brief Itinerary
  • Day1On arrival, make your way to your apartment at Garden Court Suites & Apartments. The rest of today is at leisure to enjoy the local sights of Queenstown.
  • Day2Enjoy the ultimate family day out. Begin with the thrills of the Shotover Jetboat, then ride the gondola to the top of Bobs Peak and ride the Skyline Luge. After lunch, it’s time to experience the Ziptrek Moa 4-line Flying Fox adventure.
  • Day3Enjoy a free day to sightsee and explore at your leisure.
  • Day4Full day Dart River Funyak Safari.
  • Day5Free time for some last minute sightseeing before making your way to Queenstown airport to depart for your next destination.
Our Price From NZNZ $1,273Per PersonPackage is based on twin or double occupancy and is inclusive of New Zealand Goods & Services Tax (GST).Enquire Now
Short Break Inclusions
Short Break Exclusions & Extras

Additional travel arrangements can be organised by Relaxing Journeys based on your requirements. Airport transfers are at your own expense, read our FAQ's for more information. International & domestic flights within New Zealand are not included in this package price

Short Break Small Print

Valid for the following travel periods:

  • 1st April 2017 to 30th April 2017 (NZ $1273 pp)
  • 1st October 2017 to 30th April 2018 (NZ $1273 pp)

Accommodation & activities are offered subject to availability at the time of booking. A credit card deposit is required to secure a booking. Please refer to our booking terms and conditions.

Queenstown Family Adventure Reviews

Reviews from past clients of Relaxing Journeys. 2 Reviews. Average Rating 4.5 of 5.

  • 5I had a great time! It was my first trip to NZ and I enjoyed every bit of this adventure pack. Queenstown is a beautiful place. Very picturesque, and magical. It would have been good to have suggestions of a few things to do on my 'free day' too. Oh, also, each tour I went on asked me for a printed voucher. I got away with just giving them the reference number from my email, but actually having the voucher they were looking for would have been easier. Thanks again so much for booking this for me!

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    - 16/02/2014
  • 4My daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed the trip. The activities, particularly the Dart River Safari were excellent.

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    - 24/09/2013

Frequently Asked Questions
  • If I want check availability on this short break what do I do?

    Relaxing Journeys needs to confirm availability and provide you with an emailed quote based on the number of people travelling & room type. Select your start date on the right and complete our 'Request Quote' form and one of our tour consultants will be in touch within 24 hours (during business hours).

  • Isn't it cheaper just to book it all ourselves?

    You won't pay more by booking your short break holiday with Relaxing Journeys. We have access to discounted industry rates and special deals, only available to those in the travel trade. So the amount we make on each short break, is the difference between these rates and retail rates that you would pay if you booked it all yourself. Of course, you also get peace of mind that all is organised professionally and you get our fantastic service thrown in! There will be occasions where a property may release a 'walk in' deal that may better our quote, however our prices are the best available at the time of booking.

  • What happens after I 'Check Availability'?

    Your dedicated tour consultant will email you through a quote. If it looks good, then full payment is required to confirm the booking (within 45 days) or a deposit of $100 per person is required outside this period. This must be paid by credit card (Visa or Mastercard only). We do not charge credit card fees on our short break packages. If the properties listed in the holiday package are unavailable at this time, we will provide you with alternatives until you are happy.

  • Can I book this short break if I'm not in NZ, and how do I pay?

    We welcome bookings from anywhere in the world. You can see how much each package is using our currency converter on this page. Only the New Zealand Dollar (NZ$) prices on this site are accurate. Prices in other currencies have been converted for your convenience, and are there to help you to compare to your own currency. All of our New Zealand tours are charged in New Zealand Dollars. Your credit card company will convert the amount paid from your currency into NZD automatically for you.

  • Can I book things like internal flights & car hire to go with my short break if it's not included?

    Some short break packages do not include (or may not require) a hire car, or internal flights. Relaxing Journeys can organise these extras for you and include them in your quote if you wish - or you can just book the short break 'as is', and organise everything else yourself. These extras can be requested after choosing your date and clicking 'Confirm Availability' on the right of this page.

  • What about airport transfers? If not, what would you recommend we do on arrival?

    The cost of getting to & from the airport to your accommodation is generally not included, although on some occasions it is, in which case we have specifcally mentioned it in the itinerary. There are always plenty of taxis or shuttles waiting at the airport. You also have the option in most cases to catch a bus into the city centres.

  • What happens once I have booked my short break?

    Once your deposit has been paid and you have received your deposit confirmation, we will organise your short break and when completed (normally within 48 hours) we will email you confirmation. When you pay your balance (45 days before the start date) we will email you a 'Short Break Voucher' shortly after along with your arrival information and everything else you need. Print this off and take it with you to NZ.

  • What happens once I have booked my short break?

    Your deposit is non-refundable. Relaxing Journeys would have already booked and confirmed all the components of your holiday and we will have to cancel everything and adhere to each suppliers cancellation policy. Should it become necessary for you to cancel your reservation 45 days or more prior to departure date, your deposit only shall be forfeited. Cancellations made within 45 days of departure date will incur the following charges: (Expressed as a percentage of the confirmed tour & holiday price plus your deposit).
    44-22 days prior to departure - 25%
    21-10 days prior to departure - 35%
    9 days or less prior to departure - 50%

  • Why should I book this short break with Relaxing Journeys?

    That's a no-brainer! All of the short break holidays on our website are exclusive and unique to Relaxing Journeys. We are New Zealands' leading inbound touring specialist, with an in-depth knowledge of New Zealand and it's regions. Our expertise will ensure your New Zealand holiday is second to none, and we have locals on the ground in NZ in case anything needs attending to while you are here.