One mention of Queenstown and you’ll likely think of bungy jumping, snow sports and picturesque landscapes in every possible direction. There’s so much more to New Zealand‘s adventure capital if you’re not in the market for an obvious head-first adrenaline rush and queuing all day for an Instagram-famous burger. Think: backcountry cycle trails, irresistible tacos, bustling weekend markets and endless volumes of wine. This is your less obvious guide to Queenstown… READ MORE


Hamish Fleming

Around the Basin is proud to have a strong affiliation with Ziptrek Ecotours.

We offer zip and ride packages which allow visitors to experience two of Queenstown’s most sustainable tourism activities. Fly through the trees on the Ziptrek and zoom along the trails from Arrowtown through to the Gibbston Wine Valley on your hired mountain bike, what a way to spend a day.

Check out this great article about Ziptrek and their sustainable approach to tourism in Queenstown – Sustainability at heart for high flyers.

If you wish to book a Zip and Ride package, please see our Combo Activities page – Combo Activities.

Rob McFarland

The Queenstown Marathon, Half Marathon and 10km Run held annually on our very own Queenstown Trails. This article was written by Rob McFarland for the Sydney Herald after he competed in the Half Marathon and then came out riding the Arrow River Trail with us.