You may not be able to skydive with a toddler, but you can ride the Skyline Gondola, the steepest cable car lift in the Southern Hemisphere. It’s not quite as thrilling as throwing yourself out of a plane, but you can still enjoy some of the best views in the region, as the Gondola carries you 450 metres above Queenstown and Lake Wakatipu to the top of Bob’s Peak.
Once at the top, you can jump on a chair lift and zoom down the 800m-long Luge track – suitable for all ages, and almost counts as an adventure sport. The Queenstown Luge is definitely one of the most fun Queenstown family activities.
Our kids absolutely loved this experience! Children over 110cm tall are able to drive their own carts (if shorter they can ride tandem with an adult as our 3 year old boy did). The Stratosphere Restaurant located at the top of the gondola offers the best views of any restaurant in town.