Why iFLY in Queenstown is the activity you need to build your holiday around
Your annual leave is approved, the flights are booked, and Queenstown is locked in for your next New Zealand holiday. Now it’s time to fill your itinerary with all kinds of fun activities! Chances are you’ve heard of bungy jumps, jetboats and ice bars – but look past the ‘top 10’ and you’ll find there’s a whole bunch of unique and exciting thrills on offer. Here’s why you should add iFLY (and a sprinkle of other awesome hidden gems) to your holiday plans, and you’ll have yourselves the trip of a lifetime.
Queenstown has undoubtedly earned its reputation as New Zealand’s adrenaline capital. Whilst skydiving or giant swinging outdoors is a fun time, indoor flight at iFLY is an entirely new experience in itself. There’s no simple way to describe just how incredible our freefall sensation feels – it’s a rush that everyone aged 5-105 can enjoy.
Think of our giant indoor wind tunnel as your ticket to soar like a superhero. Pop a jumpsuit on and fly to new heights, or spin, flip and perform some fancy tricks. Or simply experience what it would be like to ride a giant hairdryer! Read our first timer’s guide to have all your curiosities answered and find out what your first flight will involve.
The fun doesn’t stop once you walk out the doors – there’s plenty to see and do on our home of Brecon Street. Fuel up with a flat white from Bespoke Kitchen, then keep the adrenaline cravings satisfied with a visit to the newly-opened Kingpin, offering bowling, arcades, escape rooms and all kinds of indoor antics. Meet the iconic New Zealand bird alongside 20 other native and endangered species at Kiwi Park, before soaking up the scenery with a gondola and luge duo at Skyline Queenstown. Round out the day with tasty tex-mex cuisine at El Camino Cantina or plant-based burgers at Lord of the Fries.
Continue exploring through the adventure capital and you’ll be spoiled for choice. If it’s a sunny day, there’s no shortage of scenic hikes nearby – as well as the stunning waterfront gardens complete with disc golf course. If rain is on the radar though, then there’s plenty of indoor activities in Queenstown catering for all tastes and tempos. Along with an indoor skydive at iFLY, go ice skating or bumper car racing at the Ice Arena, solve puzzles and crack the codes at Escape Quest, scream and squeal at the spooky Fear Factory, and feast at one of the town’s top-notch eateries. There’s plenty to keep you, your mates and your family entertained whether rain or shine.
So now you’ve ticked off the bucket-list highlights, it’s time to visit some of Queenstown’s – and New Zealand’s – more wacky and wonderful sights. For the unique, unusual, and super Instagram-friendly spots, why not make a splash with Hydro Attack – strap into a shark-shaped watercraft for a full-throttle, exhilarating rush that’ll have you chasing prey, twisting, turning and diving through Lake Wakatipu. Continue your quirky quest with a ZORB, a giant inflatable ball ride in Rotorua, and Hobbiton, a wander through Matamata’s Middle Earth movie set that’ll delight every film fanatic.
However you design your Queenstown itinerary, an iFLY flight should be right at the top of the list. Book your superhero experience online, add in some more seasonal thrills, and you’ve got yourself a holiday you’ll never forget.