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Ranked amongst the worlds’ adventure capitals, there’s an almost unlimited supply of great things to in Queenstown, New Zealand. Whether you are looking for an exhilarating adventure experience or some peace and relaxation amongst stunning alpine scenery, Queenstown has it all. For visitors who want to experience the best of both worlds, how about trying an unforgettable half day canyoning trip with Canyoning New Zealand in the morning, followed by a restful afternoon at Queenstown’s’ Body Sanctum Spa. Experience these two very different Queenstown activities and make the most of your visit to the South Island.

Canyoning New Zealand offer four-hour trips to the Kawarau canyon in the Gibbston valley, where a short walk into the canyon brings you to the wonderful natural adventure park where you begin your canyoning experience. You will abseil through waterfalls, climb down the canyon, and experience an exhilarating natural water slide. Bring a towel, swimsuit and some comfortable clothes to change into afterwards, because you are going to get wet!! Canyoning New Zealand provide you with a complete wetsuit, shoes, and helmet. The harnesses used are of the highest quality, and the company is proud of its excellent safety record with experienced guides who receive constant training and capacitation. You don’t need to be able to swim but you should be comfortable in the water and remember that if you use spectacles or bring a camera with you to have these securely attached to your person.

For the more experienced canyoner, there are two full day options which offer some of the most exhilarating New Zealand canyoning experiences. The Black Spur canyon is accessed by boat and has 15-metre abseils and a jump of 8-metres. Abseils through waterfalls of up to 30-metres, slides, and a 10-metre jump are possible in the Mt Aspiring Canyon option, which is located in a UNESCO World Heritage area. Both these trips require some walking, but Canyoning New Zealand can organise a scenic helicopter ride at your request. Lunch is provided on the full day trips, and they run daily from October through April. This Queenstown attraction will thrill you while enjoying the spectacular scenery and local fauna that surround you.

After all that adrenaline what better way to relax than with a full spa treatment. At the Queenstown Day Spa, Body Sanctum, you can enjoy one of the most luxurious Queenstown activities. Choose from the spa packages which include the “Ultimate Pamper”- a deluxe spa facial, manicure and pedicure along with a massage, or to really unwind choose the full body relaxation massage and then a spa facial with Manuka honey. To feel revived and invigorated try the foot soak, scrub and massage with Pure Fiji coconut milk, body butter and sugar cane followed by the full body massage of your choice.

Massage options include deep tissue, Swedish relaxation, Hot Stone and Indian Head. A comfortable couple’s room is available to enjoy this Queenstown attraction with your partner. If you don’t have much time a 30-minute relaxing massage and an express facial will revive you, but if you can really pamper yourself with the “Luxury Escape,” a complete package for the back, feet and face. A reflexology treatment will stimulate your energy flow and promote the harmonic functioning of your whole body and other services such as eyebrow shaping and tinting, make-up, tanning, either instant or sun bed, are also available.

With stunning scenery and a huge variety of great activities, exploring Queenstown is an essential part of any South Island trip. Hire your Queenstown rental car from Omega Rental Cars and enjoy the freedom of experiencing Queenstown at your own pace.