3 Unusual Things To Do in Queenstown, New Zealand

3 unusual things to do in Queenstown, New Zealand.
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While you probably know Queenstown as New Zealand’s “Adventure Capital” which thrill-seekers from around the world visit for skiing, snowboarding, hiking, and watersports, the city has so much more than scenic sights. If you’re looking for a different type of experience, be sure to check out the three quirky ones.

Unwind at an Ice Bar

If you’ve always wanted to chill at an ice bar, you have two options in Queenstown—the Minus 5º ICE BAR on Steamer Wharf or the Below Zero Ice Bar on Searle Lane. Both bars have ice-carved interiors, ice sculptures, and drinks from ice glasses. You don’t even have to worry about dressing for the occasion as both venues provide visitors with jackets and warm clothes.

Go on a Photo Safari

Capture the beauty of Queenstown on this photo safari lead by award-winning photographers Mike Langford and Jackie Ranken, who take visitors to destinations including Nevis Valley, Paradise Valley, and Skippers Canyon.

Head to Fear Factory

For those who aren’t afraid of some scares and are daring enough to walk dark hallways, Fear Factory on Shotover Street will give you spooks. Almost 25,000 people have “chickened out” from the experience.