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A Manatū Taonga audio guide to Queenstown's adventure tourism industry. Check out the Ministry for Culture and Heritage's audio guide in the image carousel above.

Thrill-seeking tourists pursue adrenalin rushes around Queenstown, billed as New Zealand's adventure capital. The world's first commercial bungy jump began near the town in 1988. Adventurous visitors can also enjoy jet boating (another New Zealand invention) on local rivers, and snow sports in the mountains.

Queenstown and Arrowtown,

Bungy jumping,

Inventions, patents and trademarks: the 'no. 8 wire' tradition,

The Hamilton jet boat,

Charles William Feilden Hamilton,


Roadside Stories are a series of audio guides to places of interest on major road trips in New Zealand. Each guide tells the story of an attraction along the way -- its people, its history, its cultural and natural significance. For more information about Roadside Stories visit

Map showing Queenstown Adventures - Roadside Stories