What to do in Queenstown? Oh, what to do in Queenstown. It sounds like the words to a song or better still lines from a Shakespeare play. But it is true, there is so much to do in Queenstown, and so little time.

Creating unique private charter itineraries is perhaps our favourite part of the job (alongside wine tasting, oh, and meeting wonderful people from all over the world). We love working with any size from a romantic getaway for 2 to big groups of 100 in town for a business conference. Black has a full fleet of unbranded vehicles for exactly this. The challenge is – where to start.

Adrenalin activities

Queenstown is the adventure capital of the world and no trip would be complete with at least one scare-the-pants-off-you experience. Some of the most popular activities we get asked to include in our private tours include jet boating, white water rafting, Bungy jumping, pack rafting and zip lining.


We call them Queenstown Taxis! They are the best way to get around the mountains fast and we love them. How about a remote mountain lunch (always complete with Central Otago wines), fly-fishing in a secret mountain stream, heli-biking for those who don’t fancy an uphill climb on two wheels, heli-skiing, or our favourite, winery hopping by heli!

Wanaka and further afield

Many of our private charter customers are looking for experiences further afield than just Queenstown and they will ask us to build itineraries that explore Wanaka, the wine regions of Bendigo and Lowburn, cycling on trails such as the Central Otago Rail Trail or Roxbourgh Gorge Trail, or hiking on some of the world famous trails like The Routeburn or Rees-Dart. To all of these options we say, of course!

Wine, dine and … wine

If you are going to build a hectic activity schedule of adrenaline and wilderness adventures, then you need to be well fed and hydrated. We love our Central Otago wines and craft beers here at Black and are always pleased to build itineraries around long lunches, private tasting experiences with chefs and winemakers, unique evening dining experiences, or just taking an exquisite hamper of local goodness into the mountains.