Campervan Travel: What to Do in Wanaka and Queenstown

If you are to travel New Zealand, the best places to visit are Wanaka and Queenstown, which are located in the Southern Lakes region. For you to have an unforgettable vacation in these destinations, you should try doing a lot of sports or activities. However, to get onto the locations that provide those activities, it is best to hire a campervan for a hassle free traveling. Without further ado, here are some of the greatest things to do while in Wanaka or Queenstown.


Skydiving is a thrilling activity to do in Wanaka or Queenstown. This activity is best if you want to save your legs from getting tired due to long walks or hikes. However, prepare yourself because this could definitely take your heart out. It is exciting as no one could ever imagine. But skydiving could be one of the best ways to see the beautiful views even for a brief moment.


Do you know that the Southern Lakes region is the home of incredible ski areas? So if you love to ski, this is the perfect place for you to get rid of your boredom. The best time to visit Wanaka and Queenstown is during the month of July till the end of September. If you are a beginner at skiing, you could try first in the Cardrona Resort for easy gliding stunts and steep chutes.

Mountain Biking

There are numerous biking trails in Wanaka and Queenstown. No matter what season it is, you could always enjoy mountain biking as there are several sights to see. You could bike along the towns, the lakes, the rivers and even the vineyards. Mountain biking is also a good exercise for your body. Keep energized while you indulge yourself in Wanaka’s and Queenstown’s awesome views.

Wine Tour

Wanaka and Queenstown have some of the best wines in town. Drive your campervan towards their best vineyards and enjoy drinking a glass of wine with a cheese platter, a freshly smoked salmon, roasted duck, or a dish of good salad. Tasting wine has never been this great!

Jet Boating

Are you up for a thrilling jet boat ride? If so, then you could have a leisure jet boat ride in one of Wanaka’s or Queenstown’s rivers. Jet boating is one of the best ways to explore the towns’ wonderful bodies of water, as well as their scenic views such as nearby mountain ranges.

Bungy Jumping

And lastly, bungy jumping is one of the most heart palpitating activities. Would you dare to jump off a cliff? If you have the guts to do so, you could bungy jump in Wanaka or Queenstown since they are places rich in mountain ranges and cliffs.

Jack Kent

About Jack Kent

Jack Kent loves the outdoors and nothing is more enjoyable than driving his Britz campervan around the North and South islands of New Zealand. When Jack isn't driving his motorhome around, he is drinking beers with his mates, mountain biking through country New Zealand and blogging about what New Zealand has to offer.

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