You Will Thank Us – 6 Tips About School Holiday Deals in Queenstown You Need To Know

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If height, weight, or price restrictions aren’t enough to hinder the whole family from participating in activities around Queenstown then throw in the added stress of this busy holiday time and you’ve got a ‘school holiday conundrum’ on your hands!

We’ve scoured high and low, far and wide, and have compiled a list of our top findings that might just help with entertaining the kids these school holidays and maybe even the adults too!

  1. Thunder Jet

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If your family is of the adrenaline type, then you’d be crazy not to experience one of Queenstown’s most iconic activities – jet boating! Thunder Jet takes you on a whole hour ride across the lake and down the Kawarau River complete with commentary and the famous 360° Hamilton spins! Grab a Family Pack for $299 (2AD 2CH = 1 CH goes FREE), it’s such a great deal!

  1. Real Journeys


Kids go FREE deal. As Real Journeys have such a vast array of products and experiences, it’s a fantastic option that kids go FREE on a selection on some of these products. We all know that travelling with children can be expensive so Real Journeys now offers a fantastic solution! See their website for further terms and conditions.

  1. Cardrona Alpine Resort


Another epic ‘kids ski FREE’ deal these school holidays! What more do you want to hear when bringing little grommets with you to a holiday in Queenstown! Parents, treat yourself and catch the last of the spring snow up at Cardrona Alpine Resort these school holidays.

  1. Queenstown Water Taxis


What a novelty to travel across Lake Wakatipu by the water taxi! Take the family across to Stacks Pub at the Kawarau Village for lunch or morning tea and a laze in the sun and catch the water taxi back! It makes for a great spare day filler that isn’t so hectic jam-packed full of activities. Kids $5 and under 5s are FREE (we love that word).

  1. Kiwi Birdlife Park


Located on Brecon Street under the Skyline gondola lies a tranquil home of kiwi and other birdlife. Not visible from the road, it’s like unwrapping a present as you wind your way through the peaceful park. Such a great option for families as $98 gets you 2 adults and 3 children. Also, every ticket purchased goes to helping the kiwi birds so it’s a win win!

  1. Skyline Luge


The Skyline Queenstown Luge is a thrilling experience for all ages and abilities! We’ve chosen this as our number 6 because visiting Skyline Queenstown can be as short or long as you want it to be – there’s something here for everyone! More importantly, families won’t need to split up as everyone can all ride together. Even better still, you can finish off with a delicious ice cream or yummy hot chocolate from the café after your downhill adventure! Skyline offers a Family Pass (2AD+3CH) for $129 which includes gondola and 8 luge rides to share…yes, share.