Explore the incomparable natural beauty of New Zealand's South Island on this tour from Queenstown. Discover Wanaka and Arrowtown and the majestic landscapes that surround them.
Wanaka & Arrowtown Day Trip
After meeting in Queenstown at 11 am, we'll begin your day trip of the highlights of South Island, NZ. We'll set off on a 45 minute drive to the Cardrona Hotel via the Crown Range, one of the area's most scenic roads. The landscapes are spectacular, even more so if it's snowy!
Arriving at the Cardrona Hotel, we'll enter inside. Did you know that this building was built in 1863? In this historic place we will enjoy a delicious craft beer while imagining what life was like in New Zealand more than 150 years ago.
The next stop on your route will be Lake Wanaka, the fourth-largest lake in New Zealand. Enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the landscape here in the foothills of the Mount Aspiring National Park, and marvel at the curious solitary tree sprouting out of the lake, one of the most photographed spots on the island! We'll then head over to the village of Wanaka, where we'll learn about the Maori people and culture in the area and how this place relates to the jade stone, or "pounamu" in the Maori language.
After visiting Wanaka, you'll have an hour of free time to explore the town at your own pace and eat lunch at one of the local restaurants or cafes (not included). Finally, before returning to Queenstown, we'll make a stop at the former goldmining settlement of Arrowtown. We'll get to see the old wooden cabins that have been restored to preserve the town's history - fascinating!
We'll return to our original departure point in Queenstown for 5 pm.
|Adults||Children between 5 and 14 years old||Children under 5|
Children between 5 and 14 years oldUS$ 67.20
Children under 5not permitted
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The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.
Transport by minibus.
English speaking guide.
1 craft beer.
When to book?
You can book up until 6 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.
Type of voucher
Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.
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No printing of documentation required.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
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Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?
A - This activity requires a minimum of 4 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.
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