Overview: The perfect starter to your adventure experience in Queenstown. The Moa comprises four ziplines, starting and finishing at the top of the Skyline gondola. Moa is designed to start low and slow and gradually build your confidence as it gets progressively longer, higher and faster. All ages love the interaction this aerial tour has to offer but particularly good for families, young or young at heart or those dining up at Skyline.
Overview: Faster, longer and finishing with a zipline that descends 30 storeys at speeds of up to 70kph, the Kea tour is a unique way to get down the mountain. This stunningly beautiful guided journey through ancient native beech forest comprises six breath-taking, tree to tree ziplines with outstanding alpine vistas, returning you to the bottom of the gondola on a total high. Everyone can do the Kea tour but particularly suitable for those looking for heightened adventure, families with teenage children and those who like being outdoors in nature.
Duration: 3 Hours
Overview: First stop is on the Queenstown Hill with spectacular views over the town centre, Lake Wakatipu and the Remarkables Mountain Range. Next, visit the birth place of bungee jumping and home to the Bungee Dome, an 8 minute multimedia show to experience the thrill of bungee jumping without taking the leap. The Bungee Centre is a state of the art facility that offers grand stand viewing of the Kawarau Suspension Bridge and of the Bungee jumping platform. Then head to Gibbstown Valley for some wine and cheese tasting and continue to Kawarau Gorge where a scene from "Lord of the Rings" was filmed. Visit Arrow town which retains its old world charm through careful preservation of its colorful history and colonial style architecture.
Duration: At your own pace
Overview: The steepest lift in the Southern Hemisphere, the gondola carries you high above Queenstown to the Skyline complex on Bob's Peak. A five minute walk from central Queenstown, the gondola is an all weather tourist attraction. Enjoy the views from the gondola while you journey to the Skyline complex. Numerous observation decks offer breathtaking views of Coronet Peak & The Remarkables, over Queenstown and across Lake Wakatipu to Cecil and Walter Peaks. With your voucher enjoy 3 luge rides choosing from two tracks, one scenic and gentle, the other advanced and adventurous. Situated behind the Skyline complex, the Luge tracks wind 800 metres down through the trees, with spectacular views of Queenstown & The Remarkables, to finish beside the main complex.
Duration: At your own pace
Overview: The steepest lift in the Southern Hemisphere, the gondola carries you high above Queenstown to the Skyline complex on Bob's Peak. A five minute walk from central Queenstown, the gondola is an all weather tourist attraction. Enjoy the views from the gondola while you journey to the Skyline complex. Then journey through the mythical legends and step into the world of Maori. Feel the spirit of their proud history celebrated in traditional song & dance. Experience the fearsome Haka and the stunning poi display. A unique 30 minute live show performed by Queenstown's leading Kapa Haka group. Check out the breathtaking views of Coronet Peak & The Remarkables over Queenstown from the numerous observation decks around the complex!
Duration: 40 Minutes
Overview: You will be picked up from your hotel or a nearby pick up point and taken to either the Remarkables or the Coronet Peak ski resorts. Your choice! Coronet Peak (1649m) is the South Island's most popular mountain ski field. Just 25 minutes (28km) from Queenstown, the resort has over 200 automated snow making machines so the snow is guaranteed all season. Rolling terrain, night skiing, dedicated beginner slopes and 280 skiable hectares overlooking the stunning Wakatipu basin, ideal for all levels of skiers.
The Remarkables (1943m) is in the Remarkables mountain range. The 45 minutes drive (26 km) from Queenstown takes you to a spectacular, true alpine environment with over 220 skiable hectares. Sunny learner slopes with groomed trails or narrow chutes and off piste powder await you. "The Stash" project, a Burton signature terrain park, adds a kilometer long feature packed "back-country park experience". This compliments the existing 150m FIS specification Parklife.
Duration: 1 Hour 30 Minutes
Overview: Relive the elegance of bygone days aboard the vintage steamship TSS Earnslaw, one of the last remaining coal fired passenger carrying vessels. Affectionately known as the "Lady of the Lake", she has a special place in the hearts of people. She has been transporting goods to remote settlements and conveying passengers on the lake since 1912.
Cruise from Queenstown bay to Walter Peak High Country Farm (without going ashore) and return. The captain provides an interesting commentary as you enjoy spectacular views of Cecil and Walter Peaks and the western shores of Lake Wakatipu. The ship's pianist entertains with a variety of old favorites. Guided tours of the vessel are available and you are can also visit the 'Fo'c'sle Gallery' to view the historic displays.
Duration: 4 Hours
Overview: This 4WD tour into the heart of New Zealand's high country is the embodiment of the Middle-Earth of Tolkien's imagination. The Wakatipu Basin offers a glimpse of the Misty Mountains, the Pillars of the Argonath, the site of Isildurs fall, and the Ford of Bruinen. You will also overlook Deer Park Heights, where the Rohan refugees and the battle with the Wargs were filmed. This tour offers gold panning, 4WD river crossings (when conditions permit) and a great overview of the diverse scenery of the Queenstown/Arrow town area from towns, to rolling farmland, rugged canyons, mountains, and the famous Kawarau Gorge bungee bridge.
Duration: 4 Hours 15 Minutes
Overview: Travel through spectacular mountain ranges and mirror lakes of the Kawerau River Gorge and into the historical gold mining region of Central Otago. Make a stop for morning tea (own expense) in the farming community of Omarama. Pass through the rugged high country of the Mackenzie Basin with its hydroelectric system of lakes and canals. Arrive at the foot of NZ's tallest mountain, Aoraki- Mt Cook and admire the alpine surroundings. Explore the walking tracks, experience a scenic helicopter flight (own expense) or have a bite to eat (own expense). The tour ends at Mount Cook. It does not return to Queenstown.
Duration: 8 Hours
Overview: Drive past breathtaking sights, from high mountain peaks to the blue lakes of Wakatipu, Dunston, Wanaka and Hawea. Stop at Wanaka, blessed with an incomparable alpine panorama, Makarora with the lush rainforest and majestic mountains of the Southern Alps for coffee break (own expense); Haast, a heart of rainforest/wetlands, picturesque Paringa and conclude with hotel drop off in Franz Josef.
Duration: 9 Hours 55 Minutes
Overview: Travel by luxury coach into the Milford Sound region within the World Heritage Fiordland National Park. This area is rich with dense rainforest, lakes and waterfalls cascading from rugged mountain peaks. Travel through the Southern Alps via the Homer Tunnel, a 1.2km tunnel drilled through a solid mountain of rock. Arrive Milford Sound and board your Red Boat vessel for a spectacular cruise on NZ's most famous waterway. Cruising the clear, still waters of the Fjord, encounter magnificent sights like the awe-inspiring Mitre Peak and Stirling Falls. Keep a lookout for wildlife such as dolphins, penguins and seals, often seen here. Continue by coach to Te Anau where your tour will terminate. It will not return to Queenstown.
Duration: 11 Hours 30 Minutes
Overview: Travel through spectacular mountain ranges and mirror lakes of the Kawerau River Gorge to the historical gold mining region of Central Otago. After a stop at the farming community of Omarama, pass through the rugged high country landscape of the Mackenzie Basin with its hydroelectric system of lakes and canals. At the foot of NZ's tallest mountain, Aoraki/Mt Cook, admire the alpine surroundings. Explore the walking tracks, take a scenic helicopter flight (own expense), or enjoy lunch (own expense). Continue to the stunning glacial fed Lake Tekapo to visit the famous Good Shepherd Church on its foreshore. Continue across the historic Burkes Pass and after a stop at the Farm Barn Mt Michael, continue through rich farmland of the Canterbury Plains before arriving in Christchurch where the tour finishes.
Duration: 12 Hours 45 Minutes
Overview: Doubtful Sound is the second largest of the 14 fiords in Fiordland National Park, three times longer and 10 times larger than Milford Sound.
On boarding the transfer coach in Queenstown, enjoy the trip along Lake Wakatipu and through rolling countryside to Pearl Harbor. Board a vessel and cruise across picturesque Lake Manapouri to West Arm before travelling by coach through dense rainforest across Wilmot Pass. On reaching Deep Cove, board a spacious catamaran for a 3 hour cruise to enjoy the dramatic scenery of Doubtful Sound. The skippers provide a detailed commentary and point out highlights. Look out for bottlenose dolphins, fur seals and rare penguins.
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