Bob's Peak can be accessed almost directly from downtown via the Skyline Gondola and has one or two fun attractions itself, including a luge ride and bungee jump. Lake Wakatipu is also a must-see, while Underwater World and the Kiwi and Birdlife Park are alternatives to the action-packed side of Queenstown.
The top attraction in Queenstown for the family is the Skyline Gondola ride that goes from the town to Bob's Peak. It has the best, most accessible views over Queenstown and you can do it one-way and walk back down via the hiking trail. Up top are incredible views, along with a classy restaurant and a bungee jump.
These are the high peaks that overlook Queenstown from the southeast. Along with amazing views, where you can see the city between Lake Wakatipu and Bob's Peak, and Coronet Peak in the other direction, is good skiing and hiking.
Kiwi and Birdlife Park / Maori Hunting Village
Situated just to the northwest of downtown Queenstown and within walking distance of everything is the Kiwi and Birdlife Park, which also comes with a reproduction of a Maori hunting village. The bird park is beautifully done and contains a range of birds from the region, while the Maori village puts on a dinner and traditional dancing.