Queenstown, with its abundant lakes and tranquil rivers, is a fisherman's dream.
Fly-fishing opportunities in Queenstown are abundant, with numerous fly-fishing tours available throughout the fishing season. Trek to your favourite river on foot, or take a heli-fishing trip and discover an untouched river where you can cast the day away. Another option is to charter a boat on one of the local lakes and spend an unforgettable day reeling in fish and relaxing on the water.
Queenstown and the wider Southern Lakes region also offer some excellent hunting opportunities. Visitors interested in hunting can opt for a tour, or a stay at an exclusive Queenstown hunting lodge. Heli-hunting trips are also popular, letting you get deep into the remote back country of New Zealand. Local game includes red stag, fallow deer, chamois, Himalayan tahr and wild goats. Locally there are hunting and fishing shops that will help you out with gear and maybe a little local knowledge.
Clay target shooting in Queenstown is also a great option for the advanced target shooter, with all skill levels catered for. Enjoy the beautiful scenery as you learn the ropes, or get some target practice in at a private target shooting range and then test your skills with some clay target shooting action!