Queenstown Adventure: minimum age guide
When you are discovering what to do with the kids in Queenstown it's great to know also how old the kids have to be to join in!
Queenstown has never had as many fun, family attractions as now! With so much entertainment and excitement with appeal to grown-ups and children you'll never be short of family fun! Kids can also take part in some of Queenstown's famous, thrilling adventure activities but there may be restrictions.
Fun things to do with the kids if they're 6 years and older
Ever been quad biking with the kids? Take a safe, structured adventure and explore all terrain in an Off Road Adventures buggy! They reckon it's the best hands-on adventure for families and the family-run Off Road Adventures have been going for more than 30 years!
What about a Segway ride? This will be everything - scenic, hilarious, family fun - where you get to travel around Queenstown on a Segway on a guided tour.
If you fancy a jump into the unknown (well okay, over a river, but it's still kind of craaazy!) then head over to Shotover Canyon Swing. This is a great family bonding experience!! Or really cool ~ fly through the trees high above Queenstown with Ziptek Eco Tours.
You can even go whitewater rafting with the kids (3 years and over) with Family Adventures Rafting. You'll raft the easy bits of the Shotover River and it's an AMAZING unforgettable family adventure indeed:)
Oh and let's not forget Riverboarding (as mentioned in the Lonely Planet's big book of world-class adventures!) With kids aged above 8 years you can boogie board your way down the Kawarau River!
The list goes on - but you'll be surprised at how many things to do there are for you and the kids!
Read on for minimum age information for Queenstown's adventure activities. All activities are mentioned once, at the minimum age for your child. Therefore read all activities up to and including the age of your child. Some activities will indicate a minimum weight or height in brackets.
In these cases a child of any age must have reached this weight/height to participate.
Age 2+ KJet – Jet Boat adventure
Age 3+ Basecamp Adventures Clip 'n Climb, Skippers Canyon Jet Boat Adventure*, SITE trampoline, THRILLZONE Vortex 12D Motion Theatre, Family Adventures Rafting (summer only).
Age 4+ Kidz Club*, THRILLZONE Battleground, THRILLZONE Mini Golf*, Off Road Queenstown 4x4 Buggy (passenger), Thrillzone 360° VR
Age 5+ iFly Indoor Skydiving*, Paintball Central, Cardrona Carting – passenger
Age 6+ Buzzstop Honey Centre 'Bee- a- Beekeeper', Off Road Quad Bike Tour, Ziptrek EcoTours
Age 7+ Fear Factory*, Basecamp Adventures Family Snowshoeing,
Age 8+ Cardrona Carting (driver - minimum height 100cm), Riversurfing or Drifting (summer only),
Age 10+ Thrillzone Bazooka Ball*, Shotover Canyon Swing (min weight 35kg), Segway on Q, (min weight 35kg)*
Age 12+ Riversledging, Bodhi Trout Fly Fishing Adventure, Odyssey SMASHIT
* may be suitable for younger children at the discretion of the operator. Your child's participation in an activity may also be dependent on factors such as confidence or weather.