You won't be waiting for a rainy day when you see what AMAZING INDOOR THINGS to do Queenstown has got stored up for you!
If the weather isn't so great or even if it is but you just want to experience some of the best range of indoor attractions in the world, STEP INSIDE! Right here in Queenstown and Frankton you won't believe how much there is on offer, and with KIDZ GO you can search our activities by indoors-only.
There is no need to let a rainy day in Queenstown slow down you and your tribe! There has never been so much fun entertainment ~ all under cover! Check out some of the best indoor family activities and attractions here!
QUEENSTOWN ~ 10 of the best
Solve a goldrush mystery or escape into a complete other world! Escape Quest run Queenstown-themed escape rooms and also Virtual Reality Escape Rooms that are just mind-blowing!
Or step into new dimensions with Thrillzone’s 360 VR games.
Thrillzone also invites you to roam the streets of Queenstown whilst solving a fun, interactive outdoor Escape Game!
2) Cinema Experiences
Reading Cinemas Queenstown has the latest releases plus Spit the Dummy Wednesday screenings for parents and bubs. Thrillzone’s Vortex 12d Motion Theatre is a cutting edge, white-knuckle adventure. On Queenstown main pier you’ll discover a Queenstown you never imagined at Time Tripper.
Now open most of the year, Queenstown Ice Arena is centrally located. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or a first-time skater you will have a blast! Comfy skates, ice sleds, ride-on-seals, penguin pals and learn-to-skate lessons make it easy for everyone. If you’re not keen on skating, you can relax in our alpine-style café, bar and lounge with a view out to the action on the ice. It's fully-licensed with free WiFi.
THIS IS THE ONLY PLACE YOU’LL FIND ICE BUMPER CARS IN THE SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE!
That’s right! Queenstown is the only place in New Zealand you get to experience the feeling of a 13,000ft freefall ~ indoors at iFly Skydiving Centre. Indoor Skydiving is the most non-scary but most exhilarating experience you can do together as a family - AND you only need to be 5 years old to fly! Blow your mind and your perceptions - things will never be the same once you all experience the thrill of truly flying. There is seriously nothing that is more unique, uplifting (literally), truly thrilling and more bonding that a family could do together.
5) Indoor Entertainment Centres
Right in the heart of Queenstown is Thrillzone Entertainment Centre, with Escape Rooms, VR Escape, VR Games, Race Simulator, Motion Theatre, Putt N Glow, Kidz Club and more.
6) Ice Bars
Regular Storytimes, Reading to Dogs, Arts and Crafts, Lego and more, all FREE! See What's On this week in Queenstown and Wanaka's Libraries.
A rainy day in Queenstown is a perfect excuse to explore the shops and cafes! Kids’ friendly shops include The Bead Shop, where you can make your own jewellery and the Remarkables Sweet Shop with free fudge tastings.
9) Discover Queenstown
Even if it’s raining you can still explore Queenstown and discover a slice of New Zealand. Take a lake cruise on the Spirit of Queenstown or The TSS Earnslaw. Take a step back in time on the gorgeous restored vintage steam train, The Kingston Flyer. Hop on a 4WD adventure with Off Road Adventures or discover a kiwi at the Kiwi Park. Ziptrek Ecotours meanwhile will take you on a zipline adventure under the canopy of the trees. They depart from the top of the gondola, which will also take you to the Skyline complex.
Otherwise you can always go Riverboarding (minimum age 8) as you’re going to get wet anyway!
Explore our 5 acre oasis at the Kiwi Park. A family-owned and operated wildlife center in the heart of Queenstown, dedicated to saving our endangered wildlife species.
Just 15 minutes drive from Queenstown town centre is the fantastic entertainment and shopping hub of Frankton, basking at the base of the dramatic Remarkables Mountain Range.
Alpine Aqualand, Frankton
Leisure pool, lazy river, hydroslide, lap pool, hot pool.
Basecamp Adventures - indoor climbing
Indoor climbing and bouldering walls plus the fantastic fun of Clip 'n Climb.
SITE Trampoline Playground
Have fun and build confidence at SITE trampoline.
Check out more family fun activities, both indoor and outdoor at Kidz Go Queenstown on the website or app.
Out of Town Adventures
Day Trip to Wanaka
Visit Puzzling World, National Transport & Toy Museum, Basecamp Adventures - Clip ‘N Climb, Cinema Paradiso or have a play at the Wanaka Recreation Centre and Pool. There are also regular kids' activities that are FREE, held in Wanaka and Hawea Libraries.
Day Trip to Milford Sound
It may be fine at Milford Sound even if it’s raining in town. Otherwise the waterfalls are spectacular in the rain.
Discovery Day – Queenstown Sightseeing
Half or full-day family adventures!
Lakes District Museum, Arrowtown
A lively museum with a kids' treasure hunt.
Off Road Adventures Quad Bike or Buggy Tours
Even more fun in the wet! We have kids' quads, a tour that is tailor-made for families and wet weather gear.
Off Road Adventures 4x4 Scenic Tours
Stay inside a warm vehicle on our exciting 4x4 adventure.
Southern Discoveries Mt Nicholas Farm Experience
A great boat trip combined with farm tour.
Come riverboarding – you're going to get wet anyway!