Guns for hire

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Queenstown has a fun new activity firing up on its doorstep – paintballing.

Hamish Ludbrook (right), who runs a similar operation in Wanaka, opens Queenstown Paintball at Woolshed Road near Jack’s Point next Wednesday.

“We’ve wanted to come to the resort for some time,” Ludbrook says.

“It was a matter of finding the right property as a lot of the terrain is fairly steep in the Wakatipu and not
really suitable.

“The last spot we looked at was Jack’s Point and luckily it’s ideal.”

Ludbrook reckons the Queenstown operation could attract triple the business of Wanaka – and he’s also looking at putting in lighting for night games.

Prices will range from $45-$100 per person, depending on the number of paintballs required.