Top 10 Things to Do in Queenstown on your School Ski Trip

Dreaming of your next adventure, skiing, dining, and cultural immersion? Look no further than Queenstown for your next school group or corporate ski holiday.


With the Trans-Tasman bubble now in full effect, it has never been a better time to start planning your next school or group ski trip to New Zealand.


At Sno'n'Ski Group Holidays, we tailor make itineraries to suit all school group sizes and will cater to your specific group ski budget. We have put together our top 10 things to do in Queenstown (in no particular order!) to add into your group ski package, so you get the most out of your visit to Queenstown.


#1 Shotover Jet Experience thrilling 360 degree spins and turns as you jet boat along the shotover river. With stunning views of the canyons and back-to-back action, the Shotover Jet is one of the most popular group activities in Queenstown. School groups come back year after year for this experience.


What our School groups say about the Shotover Jet: "Our school students rush home and tell their parents about the Shotover Jet, we wouldn't miss it for the world." - Damien B.

#2 Skyline Gondola A trip to Queenstown would not be complete without a trip up Bob's Peak on the skyline Gondola. Spectacular panoramic views over Queenstown, a delicious buffet dinner and luge rides to incorporate competition and fun, the Skyline Gondola is a great afternoon option for all group types and sizes.


What our School groups say about the Skyline Gondola: "A great evening addition with stunning views over Queenstown. We love the buffet dinner, it's a great way to get the school students together to share their skiing stories. The luge rides add an exciting element to the afternoon." - Zach M.

#3 TSS Earnslaw What better way to see Queenstown's stunning scenery than on an iconic century-old coal-fired steamship that is TSS Earnslaw. Visit the engine room, mini museum, and enjoy a gourmet BBQ onboard. A guided farm tour is also included in the tour, where school students can learn about farming lifestyle and watch demonstrations at Walter Peak.


What our School groups say about the TSS Earnslaw: "A great value addition to our Queenstown ski trip, the students enjoyed wandering the vintage vessel and the BBQ dinner was delicious." - Belinda G.

#4 Ziptrek Home to the world's steepest zipline, Ziptrek is world renowned and award winning for sustainability. Zipline through the forest canopy high above Queenstown for picturesque views and get your heart racing.


What our School groups say about Ziptrek: "Our group of 30 students had an amazing time ziplining." - Patrick O.

#5 Canyon Swing

The canyon swing in Queenstown is the world's highest cliff jump, and a rush like no other. This adrenalin-filled, 60 metres of freefall is certainly not for the faint hearted!


What our School groups say about the Canyon Swing: "Very professional and passionate team that made our school students feel safe. Would recommend it. " - Amy P.

#6 Haka Show at Pinewood Lodge

New Zealand is a cultural hub and what better way to immerse your school group in the culture, than through the only traditional Hangi dinner and haka show presentation in Queenstown. Aligning with the school curriculum, this program will educate and entertain students about the traditions of the Māori culture whilst you sample local delicacies.


What our School groups say about the Haka Show at Pinewood Lodge: "The singing, the poi and the haka were amazing… and the Hangi was so yummo! Such a great feed! The boys and parents absolutely loved it and was one of the highlights of the trip. It’s quite an emotional experience really!” - C. Chu.

#7 Fergburger

Cameras at the ready for the best burgers in the world, so claims Fergburger in Queenstown. Their large menu will have you going back for more. Remember to pre-book to avoid long queues.


What our School groups say about Fergburger: "Delicious and quick service, a must do!" - James M.

#8 Queenstown Fear Factory Looking for an activity that gets your heart pumping and adrenalin racing? The Queenstown Fear Factory operates group entertainment experiences that are sure to keep you on your toes. This activity is a great exercise for school students to develop their team building skills and strengthen friendships.


What our School groups say about Queenstown Fear Factory: "A very unexpected and exhilarating experience for our young students." - Nathan C.

#9 Winnies Pizzeria A fun and relaxed dining option with delicious pizza's, Winnies is a must do as part of your next Queenstown adventure.


What our School groups say about Winnies Pizzeria: "Really tasty pizzas and great atmosphere." -Samantha L.

#10 Helicopter Line Wanting to add a little bit of luxury into your ski excursion? A helicopter flight over Queenstown gives you spectacular panoramic views of the township and an unforgettable experience students won't forget.


What our School groups say about the Helicopter Line: "A different and wonderful experience with stunning views of lake Wakatipu and the Remarkables." - Sarah B.

What are you waiting for? Get planning for Queenstown now! Speak to our friendly Group Travel Specialists for their personal recommendations to add to your next school group or corporate ski trip to Queenstown.

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