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Enjoy a 4 and a half hour wine and food experience that delivers an unforgettable taste of Central Otago’s wine region, showcasing its superb local produce. The winery lunch consists of several dishes each perfectly matched with estate wines. Visit three boutique wineries including an underground wine-cave tour to get inside information about the wine and Central Otago wine industry. Enjoy a relaxed and leisurely tour among picturesque surroundings, ideal for guests who may have a shorter time frame.
An indulgent and varied full-day tour seeing local sights, enjoying fresh cuisine and tasting a selection of fine wines, cheeses and handcrafted chocolates. Taste wines at 4 premium vineyards over 2 Central Otago wine regions. Included is the Gibbston Valley Wine Cave Tour, a splendid cheese and wine presentation and a divine local cuisine lunch. Visit the historic precinct of Old Cromwell and return to Queenstown via the must-see Arrowtown with time to take a stroll and sample locally made chocolates at one's leisure.... and step back in time to the gold rush, exploring heritage buildings! To ensure an intimate experience with other wine lovers, numbers are limited to 12 people on the tour.
Satisfy the hunger for spectacular vistas with a 20-min flight or opt for a 45-min experience with a remote alpine landing and refreshments
Visit locations where Lord of the Rings was filmed during this small-scale tour, and enjoy kiwi-style morning or afternoon tea
Visit locations where Lord of the Rings was filmed during this small-scale tour, and enjoy shared cheeseboard and some wine tasting
Wine aficionados can enjoy this guided Gibbston wine tour that includes complimentary pick-ups; opt to include craft beer tastings
Embark on a unique wine adventure with a Wine Hopper Bus that takes you to up to nine different wineries and craft beer locales
Join the TranzAlpine Train at Christchurch to enjoy a one or two night stay with options of cooked breakfast, tours, rental car and hotpools
Hop on a fully equipped bike and take in the beautiful scenery with locations including Alpine Lakes, Wetlands Boardwalk and Ross Gold Town
Up to six participants can appreciate the picturesque scenery of Hanmer Springs during a two-hour quad biking adventure
Experience Hanmer Springs countryside while riding rugged quad bikes over all kinds of rough terrain and majestic landscapes
Hop aboard our sturdy vessel for a one hour Wildlife Cruise. You'll travel out through the Otago Harbour to the world's only mainland colony of royal albatross. Have your camera ready as these huge birds soar in from sea, flying past a historic lighthouse as they return to their hillside nests. The skipper will expertly maneuver the boat close to rocky outcrops for great views of the local fur seal population. A short way out to sea and you'll see other albatross and seabird species. Our cruises also frequently spot blue penguins, sea lions and occasionally dolphins!The crew will provide a full commentary during your cruise about the local history, scenery and wildlife spotted along the way.Don't be put off by cool & windy weather. These are often the best conditions for wildlife viewing. Especially when it comes to albatross, they love a brisk southerly wind. Binoculars and warm jackets are provided during your cruise.
A stunning guided ride along the banks of one of NZ’s most beautiful and powerful rivers. Varied riding, beautiful vistas and plenty of photo opportunities make this a must do trip for those who appreciate exercise and scenery. Participants need to be able to ride a bike on loose sand and gravel, and up and down (moderate) hills. A medium level of fitness is required. The length of the ride is 10kms.
Glenorchy, Paradise ExpeditionDeparts 1.00pm returns 5.00pm Daily (Allow 4 hours) Tour available in English, Spanish, Mandarin Listen to the birds, hear the untold stories of our Maori, European and Chinese Heritage. Immerse yourself in our cultral tour, through sound, voice and music be transported to a different time and place with the power of storytelling. Join us on a fun, all terrain vehicle journey through the unique culture and landscapes that have shaped New Zealand’s incredible identity. Enjoy some of the best scenery in the world! On our All About Paradise Glenorchy half day trip. Along the shoreline of Lake Wakatipu, you will take in some iconic photo stops. Your driver guide will provide a full commentary and GPS activated head phones will provide you with interactive commentary in Mandarin, Spanish and English covering all aspects from farming, Maori Mythology in New Zealand. Discover our famous fim locations where Lord of The Rings was filmed.
Journey in comfort with Milford Sound's original cruise operator on one of our brand new, low emission and glass-roof coaches. Take in the incredible, panoramic views on the road to Milford Sound. Enjoy entertaining commentary, and let us show you the best stops and short walks along the way as you connect seamlessly to your Milford Sound cruise.Discover native wildlife, towering waterfalls and majestic mountains on our extended Milford Sound Nature Cruise. Get within touching distance of impressive rock walls and close enough to feel the full force of the powerful 15,000-year-old Stirling Falls waterfall. Specialist nature guide on board sharing their local knowledge with lively and informative commentary. Delicious Kiwi-style Buffet Lunch included in Summer months (October to April) and freshly packed Picnic Lunch is included over the Winter months (May to September) alongside complimentary tea and coffee with a licensed bar on board.
Enjoy exploring the wine region of Gibbston Valley by bike on our self guided ride. After a scenic and informative transfer from Queenstown. Spend the morning in the quaint historic village of Arrowtown perhaps visit a cafe then set off biking at your own pace the beautiful Arrow River Trail to Gibbston Valley. Spend the afternoon visiting 6-plus wineries, a cheesery and micro brewery. A superb day out giving you freedom to explore at your leisure, stop for lunch at a one of the wineries, the cheesery or rustic tavern throughout this stunning valley of vines. Rest assured knowing that you only have to bike in one direction and your return transport is taken care of. We'll even collect any wine purchases for you. A great way to actively relax! Many have told us it's the best thing they've done in NZ.Wineries enroute are:• Chard Farm• Gibbston Valley Winery• Gibbston Cheesery• Peregrine Wines• Gibbston Tavern• Rockburn• Kinross Wines• Cargo • Mt Rosa Winery• Brennan Wines
The West Coast route was recently voted one of the top 10 drives in the World by Lonely Planet and we know why! This trip takes in the finest landscapes on this dramatic coastline with plenty of time to explore wonderful and inspiring National Parks. The diverse landscape is the perfect playground for activities, hikes and bike rides with the chance to explore striking glaciers, golden beaches, towering mountains and rugged coastlines. This once in a lifetime trip is the ideal introduction to New Zealand's natural beauty.
The Southern Skies Star Gazing tour takes you out to the Otago Peninsula on a journey of discovery to learn about the unique celestial features of the Southern sky, while also sharing stories and waiata (songs) about how Māori viewed the night sky. The Otago peninsula coastline provides a clear and breath-taking view of the night sky, along with a magical backdrop of coastal bird calls echoing across Hoopers inlet. In the right conditions, this rural coastal area is a prime viewing location for the Southern Lights, Aurora Australis Enjoy Māori manaakitanga (hospitality) with a light supper and hot beverage. Sit back, relax and be enchanted. Departs Dunedin 8PM (October to March) and 6PM (April to September)
Combine stunning wine in Gibbston Valley with artisian spirits from the Southern Alps. Journey through the working distillery and barrelhouse finishing with a tutored tasting at the Cardrona Distillery and Museum. A brief stop at the iconic Cardrona Hotel before we visit the stunning Gibbston wine region, experiencing wine tastings at the top wineries and cellar doors.
Come and experience the original Hop on Hop off Wine & Beer tour at the lowest price guaranteed.Maximum of 8 travellers per group unless otherwise agreed.Experience the best of both worlds with a day of craft beer and wine tastings at some of Central Otago’s best-hidden breweries, wineries and eateries.Our knowledgeable drivers will ensure an enjoyable day out with fantastic commentary along the way to both educate and entertain.If you’re not a drinker then there is still plenty on offer with a fantastic range of other activities such as jet boating, bungy jumping, ten pin bowling not to mention all the amazing food to be sampled. • Hop-on Hop-off Wine Tour in Queenstown, Gibbston Valley, Arrowtown and more • Great way to go wine tasting without a car or designated driver.Choice of a half-day afternoon or full-day ticket• Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences• The bus goes every 45 min to each stop
• Departs 8.00am returns 12.00pm Daily (Allow 4 Hours) • Tour Available in English, Spanish and Mandarin Join us on a journey like no other, our fully equipped 4WD all-terrain vehicle can handle any conditions. Spend the morning on The Old Gold Trail to discover Central Otago’s rich history. Your driver will take you off road along rugged 4WD farm tracks to a traditional high country New Zealand farm. As you climb up the mountains, you will see stunning sights of Lake Dunstan. Our GPS headsets have in depth commentary and will provide you with stories hundreds of years old from early settlers and teach you about historic farming from this area. Sit back and relax as you drive through the Central Otago wine region and pass the Kawarau Gorge on your way to Old Cromwell Town. Wander the historic streets as the town is bought to life with your themed headsets available in English, Spanish and Mandarin.
Enjoy a friendly, small group (maximum 15 people) day excursion to Milford Sound from Te Anau, including a longer Nature Cruise the full length of the fiord and out to the Tasman Sea. Our relaxed timetable ensures plenty of opportunities for guests to enjoy short walks, photographic stops and exploration with the nature guide. Plus, from October to April guests can select 2 ½ hours hiking (unguided) on the renowned Routeburn Track to Key Summit.
Our tour of our working cheese factory will give you insights into all the hard work that goes into making artisan cheeses as well as learning about our Whitestone Cheese history. You'll also learn about the amazing geographical location of North Otago which really is the key to our delicious cheese!You will get to view different parts of our factory from specially designed viewing platforms which enable you to view how we make our cheese. We then finish our tour with a generous tasting platter teamed up with tastings of local wines for you to enjoy!
The world's largest tasting of New Zealand's best wines is right in the centre of Queenstown.At The Winery you get your own pre-loaded Wine Tasting Card and you choose the wines you taste. Explore amongst the 80+ wines, Champagnes, sparkling wines, Whiskies, Ports and Sherries available for tasting ..... in one place!
Afternoon tour to Larnach Castle from Dunedin. 90 minutes in the Castle grounds including 45 minute guided tour with your driver / guide.Scenic routes chosen with information commentary en route.
For 150 years the Otago Museum has been amassing its world-class collection of more than 1.5 million objects. The Treasures of the Museum tour showcases the fascinating and the unique, the biggest and the best. See the world’s largest collection of articulated moa skeletons and New Zealand’s biggest fossil, the plesiosaur. Explore the treasures of early Māori and meet an Egyptian Mummy; walk alongside a fin whale skeleton or encounter an eight-member rat king. Discover a wealth of stories and find new inspiration from old wonders.
Half-day heritage tour that follows the rugged and once treacherous Skippers Road. Travel the road that was hacked by hand into the sheer cliff sides of the Shotover River Valley. As your experienced guide navigates the awe-inspiring canyon, you can relax and enjoy numerous historic sites along the journey, including a century old suspension bridge and the township of Skippers. Gain an insight into the local heritage through photos and relics in the restored schoolhouse before trying your hand at gold panning.
A magical mix of mud, water and inviting trails come together to give you a satisfying taste of real off-roading over 250 acres of privately owned farm and rainforest. After some sound advice and guidance from your tour guide, you’re on your way to tackle the puddles, hills and rainforest tracks. Your expert guides will lead the way, stopping at various points. Explore this enchanted place deep in the forest on this 1-hour guided tour. This is an awesome family adventure for a maximum of 15 people. The trails last for approx 8km (5mi). Hotel pickup and drop-off is included.
At Tree Top Walk Way, experience life with the birds high in the ancient Rimu and Kamahi tree canopy. Easy access for all to enjoy along a steel platform 20 metres high and over 450 metres long. Gently sway in harmony with the forest on the Mahinapua Springboard. View the exquisite Lake Mahinapua through the richly diverse forest foliage. Thrill seekers will feel their hearts pump and the adrenalin rush as they climb to the top of Hokitika Tower 40 metres above the forest floor. Be inspired by a sensational vista of the majestic snow capped Southern Alps, Lake Mahinapua and the Tasman Sea.Then visit the famous Hokitika Gorge and walk across the swing bridge and enjoy this magical place. The vivid turquoise water surrounded by lush native bush, it is well worth a visit and a key photo stop on the West Coast must do list.
Moeraki Boulders are a unique geological occurence which amaze the many thousands of tourists that visit every year.Our tour gives our guests more flexibility than a larger group tour, and we frequently adapt to ensure that you get the best experience to suit your specific requirements.Our guides have been living and touring the lower South Island our whole lives, and are very knowledgeable and eager to share their love for the Otago region.
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