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Half-Day Scenic Tour Around Queenstown

Leave Queenstown and take a scenic drive past the famous Shotover River. Back in the 1860's it was the richest gold bearing river in the world but now is known for the world famous Shotover Jet. The best way to enjoy the scenery, is to let someone else do the driving!

Your half-day small-group scenic tour in the surroundings of Queenstown will start in the city center, where your guide will pick you up in your accommodation. From there, you will visit the most important highlights of the area, on a air-conditioned vehicle. After the tour, you’ll be dropped off in you accommodation.

Historic Arrowtown
In Arrowtown your tour will include an informative drive past the Chinese Village, the old Goal and the lookout whilst pointing out the best photo locations not to be missed. Once in the Main Street of Arrowtown you will have approximately one hour free time to explore as everything is within walking distance. Enjoy a 10% discount on entrance fees to Lakes District Museum and Art Gallery.

Crown Terrace View Point
Wind up one of New Zealands most famous roads boasting some incredible views, you will step out and soak these up and grab a photo or three.

Lord of the Rings and the Bungy Bridge
Views over the world’s first commercial bungy operation opened at the Kawarau bridge in 1988, and has been credited with pioneering Queenstown’s reputation as “the adventure capital of the world.” You can photograph this historic bridge and look down at the excited throngs of bungy jumpers, while we show you where The Gates of Argonath stood in The Lord of the Rings / Pillars of the Kings movie (this time you really are on a movie set!).

The Kawarau Bridge
Walk the historic Kawarau Bridge built in 1880 now the home of the worlds first commercial bungy jump.

Gibbston Valley
Travelling into the Gibbston Valley, you’ll gaze upon vineyard after vineyard; in a rugged setting that has lent itself to the production of award-winning Pinot Noir wine.

The Nevis Rapids
Photo stop at the stunning Nevis white water rapids.

Lakes Hayes (The Mirror Lake)
Stop at the stunning Lake Hayes for scenic photos of the surrounding mountains.

Views over Queenstown & Lake Wakatipu
At the end of your tour you will head back to Queenstown for a truly amazing photo stop of New Zealand’s most beautiful town.

- What Will You Do

- Half-day Queenstown highlights tour
- Travel in a modern minivan
- Intimate group of just 11 people or fewer

- What Is Included

- Pick up and drop from central Queenstown hotels & The Station Building
- Small-group guided tour in modern eleven-seat minivan
- Local taxes

- What Is Not Included

- Entrance fees
- Food and drinks

- Transfers

Pick up time central Queenstown hotels or in The Station building, as you prefer - from 20 minutes prior to scheduled departure time.

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- FAQ

What should I take with me?
We recommend you to bring your camera, warm clothes, raincoat, sunscreen and hat.
What is the minimum and maximum capacity of the tour?
This tour has the minimum capacity for 4 passengers and maximum 11.

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- Duration: 3 hours
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- Mobile tickets are accepted
- We speak: EN language flag

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