Most of the things you can do in Queenstown involve pain, panic or altitude. Sometimes all at once. When you've finished, there's some pretty good photography to be done, especially if you can get in a plane to Milford Sound. Milford Sound is a massive fiord that opens out into the Tasman Sea, enclosed by white mountains and fed by enormous waterfalls.
The view is as captivating as they come. We flew over Glenorchy, crossing mountain ranges with untouched snowy peaks, and valleys that dipped thousands of feet below us ending in rivers: thin silver threads that had once spawned entire towns once gold was found in them.