Platinum Arrowtown Wānaka Tour

Bus & Coach

This is our most diverse full-day tour from Queenstown, packed with 13 stops and lots of time outside the vehicle. With a taste of everything – sightseeing, shopping, history and food, it’s more comprehensive than any other Queenstown tour, perfect if you’re short on time or don’t want to be out driving every day. It’s also a loop tour so you’re never in the same place twice.

Tour Highlights:

The ultimate way to see the region

We visit four historical mining locations and one of the world’s top-10 holiday destinations, Wānaka, sharing fascinating stories and history, and our inside knowledge.

Relax and explore at your pace

We give you over four hours out of the vehicle to stretch your legs. In fact, on all our tours we never drive more than half an hour without a stop.

An inspiring full-day tour

We actually reckon this tour strikes the perfect balance between information and recreation – an invigorating full day that leaves you feeling inspired, not tired.

Let us do the driving

Taste a local speciality, feel the local vibe, walk in the steps of early gold miners, and imagine an era pre-humans when moa roamed at the foot of the Crown Range. If it’s winter, there might even be the opportunity to throw a snowball or two

Included in your tour:

  • x4 historical gold mining locales: the Chinese settlement, Arrowtown, Cromwell and Cardrona
  • A visit to one of the country’s most stunning formal gardens, and the chance to buy famous Central-Otago-grown fresh fruit (when in season)
  • Morning tea stop in Cromwell at one of our favorite cafés.
  • Free time in Wānaka – browse and shop in the picturesque town or enjoy lunch in one of the many great cafes
  • Travel back in time to 1863 and enjoy a drink at New Zealand’s most photographed pub, the Cardrona Hotel
  • Experience the breathtaking landscape of the Kawarau Gorge, Lakes Dunstan and Wānaka.
  • Over 4 hours out of the tour vehicle taking in historic attractions and iconic scenery, including the Wānaka tree
  • Also included: Morning refreshments in a cafe (light snack and espresso coffee, leaf tea or hot chocolate)
  • Includes: Beer or non-alcoholic ginger beer at the Cardrona Hotel

Please note: – Central Queenstown pick-up (we don’t pick up from accommodation) – No children under 8 on this tour – Please note attractions like Puzzling World and the Lavender Farm are not available on this tour – Tour will start around 9:10 am for pick-ups, and finish around 5:00 pm

Highlights:

  • The ultimate way to see the region
  • We visit four historical mining locations and one of the world’s top-10 holiday destinations, Wānaka, sharing fascinating stories and history, and our inside knowledge.
  • Relax and explore at your pace We give you over four hours out of the vehicle to stretch your legs. In fact, on all our tours we never drive more than half an hour without a stop.
  • An inspiring full-day tour
  • We actually reckon this tour strikes the perfect balance between information and recreation – an invigorating full day that leaves you feeling inspired, not tired.
  • Let us do the driving
  • Taste a local speciality, feel the local vibe, walk in the steps of early gold miners, and imagine an era pre-humans when moa roamed at the foot of the Crown Range.
  • If it’s winter, there might even be the opportunity to throw a snowball or two

Included:

  • Four historical gold mining locales: the Chinese settlement, Arrowtown, Cromwell and Cardrona.
  • Morning tea stop in Cromwell at one of our favourite cafés.
  • Free time in Wānaka – browse and shop in the picturesque town or enjoy lunch in one of the many great cafes.
  • Travel back in time to 1863 and enjoy a drink at New Zealand’s most photographed pub, the Cardrona Hotel.
  • Experience the breathtaking landscape of the Kawarau Gorge, Lakes Dunstan and Wānaka.
  • Over four hours out of the tour vehicle taking in historic attractions and iconic scenery, including the Wānaka tree.
  • Also included: Morning refreshments in a cafe (light snack and espresso coffee, leaf tea or hot chocolate)
  • Includes: Beer or non-alcoholic ginger beer at the Cardrona Hotel
  • Central Queenstown pick up and drop offs


Arrowtown Wānaka Highlights Tour

Bus & Coach

Our most popular sightseeing tour from Queenstown, taking in the best bits of the region: historic Arrowtown, scenically stunning Wanaka and the world-famous Cardrona Hotel.

If you don’t quite have time for our Platinum Tour, join our friendly guides on this relaxed trip, for local highlights, rich and amusing stories about gold history and geology, and a peek into the lifestyle of the region. The amazing landscape and scenery will truly be the highlight of your time in Queenstown.

Old gold, liquid gold and gold-star movie settings. The charming village of Arrowtown is a living settlement and the town and nearby locations are the source of many wonderful stories. We know you’ll want to stretch your legs at this point and follow your nose to what most interests you, so we drop you off for some free time to explore and shop. Everything is within easy walking distance.

Wānaka, the highlight of the Great Lakes region.

Visit one of the world’s top-10 holiday destinations, Wānaka. Spend free time browsing and lunching in the gorgeous lakefront town with everything within easy walking distance.

Let us do the driving

Journey over the Crown Range, New Zealand highest sealed public and stop for a photo or three, we know all the good spots. If it’s winter, there might even be the opportunity to throw a snowball or two.

Visit iconic landmarks along the way

We’ll take you to the iconic Wānaka tree, and help you find the best place for a photo. Another highlight of this tour is our stop at the much-photographed Cardrona Hotel, with its rich heritage and legendary beer garden, where you can have a beverage on us and look out for the local ghost.

Included in your tour:

  • Explore Arrowtown & The Chinese Village, plenty of time to shop and relax
  • Free time in Wānaka – browse and shop in the picturesque town or enjoy lunch in one of the many great cafes
  • Travel back in time to 1863 and enjoy a drink at New Zealand’s most photographed pub, the Cardrona Hotel
  • Take in historic attractions and iconic scenery, including the Wānaka tree
  • Beer or non-alcoholic ginger beer at the Cardrona Hotel
  • Central Queenstown Pick up and Drop Off (we don’t pick up from accommodation)

Please note: – No children under 6 on this tour – Please note attractions like Puzzling World and the Lavender Farm are not available on this tour. – Tour will start around 10:40am for pick-ups, and finish around 5:00pm

Highlights:

  • Arrowtown – a journey back in time
  • Old gold, liquid gold and gold-star movie settings. The charming village of Arrowtown is a living settlement and the town and nearby locations are the source of many wonderful stories.
  • We know you’ll want to stretch your legs at this point and follow your nose to what most interests you, so we drop you off for some free time to explore and shop. Everything is within easy walking distance.
  • Wānaka, the highlight of the Great Lakes region. Visit one of the world’s top-10 holiday destinations, Wānaka. Spend free time browsing and lunching in the gorgeous lakefront town with everything within easy walking distance.
  • Let us do the driving Journey over the Crown Range, New Zealand highest sealed public and stop for a photo or three, we know all the good spots. If it’s winter, there might even be the opportunity to throw a snowball or two.
  • Visit iconic landmarks along the way We’ll take you to the iconic Wānaka tree, and help you find the best place for a photo. Another highlight of this tour is our stop at the much-photographed Cardrona Hotel, with its rich heritage and legendary beer garden, where you can have a beverage on us and look out for the local ghost.

Included:

  • Explore Arrowtown & The Chinese Village, plenty of time to shop and relax.
  • Free time in Wānaka – browse and shop in the picturesque town or enjoy lunch in one of the many great cafes.
  • Travel back in time to 1863 and enjoy a drink at New Zealand’s most photographed pub, the Cardrona Hotel.
  • Take in historic attractions and iconic scenery, including the Wānaka tree.
  • Includes: Beer or non-alcoholic ginger beer at the Cardrona Hotel
  • Central Queenstown Pick up and Drop Off


Arrowtown & Around Half-Day Tour

Bus & Coach

Duration

4.34 Hours (12:40pm Start, 5:00pm Finish)

About

Old gold, liquid gold and gold-star movie settings

The charming village of Arrowtown is a living settlement and the town and nearby locations are the source of many wonderful stories. More than just a sightseeing tour, our guides help bring Arrowtown and the surrounding area to life.

Visit Queenstowns most scenic locations including Arrowtown, the Chinese Settlement and the Bungy bridge. Discover the amazing history and scenery and flavours.

Tour Highlights:

Yes your jaw will drop

We start with a visit to the Wakatipu lookout – one of the most beautiful views of Queenstown we know.

Get the local buzz

On to something surprising and different – sampling different kinds of honey at the Buzzstop, a working honey farm and cafe in a cool, converted shearing shed. Fascinating and family-friendly, many people say it’s their tour highlight. You’ll have a new appreciation for bees.

The mirror lake

While you’re still buzzing from the last stop, we swing by for a peep at photogenic Lake Hayes (the mirror lake), before heading into Arrowtown itself.

Take a journey back in time

We’ll take you on an informative journey past the Chinese Village, the old Gaol and the lookout; we also give you tips on where the best photo opportunities are. We know you’ll want to stretch your legs at this point and follow your nose to what most interests you, so we drop you off for some free time to explore, shop and eat. Everything is within easy walking distance.

Finish with some local favourites

Then it’s time for a visit to spectacular Kawerau Bridge – bungy jump central and also one of our favourite LOTR (Lord of the Rings) locations, before a spot of wine-tasting at a local vineyard (vineyard changes depending on availability). We return to Queenstown the scenic way, past the famous Shotover river. These days it’s best known for thrilling rides on the Shotover jet, but it was once the richest gold-bearing river in the world.

Included in your tour:

  • A truly amazing photo stop for stunning views over Lake Wakatipu
  • Explore Arrowtown & The Chinese Village, plenty of time to eat shop and relax
  • Visit a working honey farm and taste different types of honey including Manuka, Rata and Clover
  • Photo stop at Lake Hayes
  • Walk the famous Bungy Bridge
  • Central Queenstown Pick up and Drop Off (we don’t pick up from accommodation)

Please note: – Tour will start around 12:40pm for pick-ups, and finish around 5:00pm

Highlights:

  • Yes your jaw will drop
  • We start with a visit to the Wakatipu lookout – one of the most beautiful views of Queenstown we know.
  • Get the local buzz On to something surprising and different – sampling different kinds of honey at the Buzzstop, a working honey farm and cafe in a cool, converted shearing shed. Fascinating and family-friendly, many people say it’s their tour highlight. You’ll have a new appreciation for bees.
  • The mirror lake While you’re still buzzing from the last stop, we swing by for a peep at photogenic Lake Hayes (the mirror lake), before heading into Arrowtown itself.
  • Take a journey back in time We’ll take you on an informative journey past the Chinese Village, the old Gaol and the lookout; we also give you tips on where the best photo opportunities are. We know you’ll want to stretch your legs at this point and follow your nose to what most interests you, so we drop you off for some free time to explore, shop and eat. Everything is within easy walking distance.
  • Finish with some local favourites Then it’s time for a visit to spectacular Kawerau Bridge – bungy jump central and also one of our favourite LOTR (Lord of the Rings) locations, before a spot of wine-tasting at a local vineyard (vineyard changes depending on availability).
We return to Queenstown the scenic way, past the famous Shotover river. These days it’s best known for thrilling rides on the Shotover jet, but it was once the richest gold-bearing river in the world.

Included:

  • A truly amazing photo stop for stunning views over Lake Wakatipu
  • Explore Arrowtown & The Chinese Village, plenty of time to eat shop and relax.
  • Visit a working honey farm and taste different types of honey including Manuka, Rata and Clover
  • Photo stop at Lake Hayes
  • Walk the famous Bungy Bridge
  • Central Queenstown Pick up and Drop Off


Wine Sampler

Bus & Coach

6 Hours, Queenstown

Product Code: PLKTL7
Priced Per: Person
Ages: 0-12, 18-99 Years

We know pinot. Join us on a classic and fun top-rated wine tour that has notes of fun, hints of bonding with an ever-lasting finish. Enjoy sampling 18+ wines across four of the finest and off the beaten track cellar doors around Gibbston.

We know pinot. Join us on a classic and fun top-rated wine tour in the Gibbston Region which has notes of fun, hints of bonding with an ever-lasting finish.

Visit four of Central Otago’s finest and off the beaten track cellar doors, including a visit to New Zealand’s famous Gibbston Valley underground wine cave. Look, smell and taste over 18 spectacular cool-climate wines and enjoy an optional scrumptious lunch (additional cost ordered on the day) whilst your charismatic guide and knowledgeable cellar staff educate and amuse you with local winemaking facts and stories.

Learn how to taste wine through on-board videos and make use of our complimentary WiFi and Spotify playlists.

We are all about pairing good people with good wine so whether you are an adventure junkie recharging your batteries after endless days of play, an avid sightseer hunting more jaw-dropping views, or a wine enthusiast eager to taste some world-class New Zealand wines, we will bring you a wine tour experience you’ll forget to pull your phone out for.

The 6 hour Wine Sampler tour departs Queenstown daily at 10am and returns around 4pm.

  • Enjoy over 18 tastings across 4 cellar doors in the Gibbston Region
  • Optional winery lunch (additional cost, ordered on the day)
  • Take home an Altitude branded red wine glass as a souvenir
  • Be hosted by a fun and friendly wine certified driver-guide
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi onboard
  • Learn how to taste wine through fun onboard video
  • Complimentary central Queenstown hotel transfers


Twilight Wine & Craft Beer Tour

Bus & Coach

4 Hours, Queenstown

Product Code: PTMYDE
Priced Per: Person
Ages: 0-12, 18-99 Years

It’s always 5 o’clock at Altitude Tours. Join us for an entertaining late afternoon adventure from Queenstown! Visit three unique locations around with at least 12 tastings of either local wine or craft beers.

It’s always 5 o’clock at Altitude Tours. Join our Twilight Wine and Craft Beer experience for a fun and entertaining late afternoon tastebud tingling adventure!

Visit three unique locations around Queenstown and Gibbston with a minimum of 12 tastings of some of the finest drops in the region. Now, here’s the twist, if beer is more your thing then bounce from vines to hops and taste some local craft beers instead.

Better yet, we depart at 3:00pm meaning you can still go out paddle-boarding or bungy jumping in the morning, or even fly in from out of town. Shared antipasto platters are also included at our final stop, a perfect starter for once you finish the tour and head into town for a meal (or more wine).

Travel in style with transfers in a premium Mercedes van, enjoy learning how to taste wine through on-board videos and make use of our complimentary WiFi and Spotify playlists.

The 4 hour Twilight Wine & Craft Beer Tour departs Queenstown daily at 3:00pm and returns around 7:00pm.

  • Enjoy at least 12 tastings across 3 locations around Gibbston and Queenstown
  • Choose between local wines or local craft beers at each spot
  • Tuck into an included shared antipasto platter
  • A late afternoon departure means you can experience more of Queenstown in one day
  • Be hosted by a fun and friendly wine certified driver-guide
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi onboard


Milford Sound Experience - Queenstown Departure

Bus & Coach

On this top-rated Milford Sound day tour enjoy a guided commentary tour to and from Milford Sound from Queenstown with our experienced guide in a luxury 16 seater Mercedes van. In Milford join a 2-hour nature boat cruise on the fjord.

Our Milford Sound day tour was established in 1994 and is a top-rated small group Milford Experience. We allow our guests to escape the crowds and offer a truly unique day, showcasing this world famous region.

On this full-day tour to Milford Sound enjoy guided commentary touring to and from Milford Sound with our experienced guides. Our small group tours give our guests the ability to get to know the driver and each other, creating a more personal and memorable experience.

Once in Milford Sound, we join a stunning two-hour small boat nature cruise on the fjord – see waterfalls, fur seals, penguins and occasionally dolphins. Enjoy fun and informative commentary from your nature guide, and plenty of off-the-beaten-track visits away from the crowds.

We have custom made, 16 seat, glass roof Mercedes touring vehicles. This is business class travel with extended legroom, leather interior, panoramic windows for the best views, and USB charging ports onboard.

Travelling to Milford is a 12-13 hour day from Queenstown. Our smaller vehicles give us the opportunity to stay away from the crowds as well as more flexibility with where we stop on the journey.

The Milford Sound Day Tour departs Queenstown daily at 7:30 am and returns around 7:30 pm.

  • Luxury transport in a glass-roof Mercedes Sprinter van
  • A personal small group tour (max 16 passengers)
  • Multiple scenic stops on the famous Milford Road
  • Informative and entertaining commentary from an experienced guide
  • 2-hr small boat nature cruise in Milford Sound
  • Delicious picnic lunch (optional extra)
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi on board the vans


Stewart Island Village & Bays Tour

Bus & Coach

Explore the beautiful bays and beaches of Stewart Island.

  • 1 hour and 30 minutes
  • Highlights include Lee Bay, the gateway to Rakiura National Park and stunning views of Paterson Inlet from Observation Rock
  • 1.5 hrs guided tour around Oban and its surrounding bays and beaches
  • Suitable for all ages
  • Small group sizes


Milford Sound Coach & Cruise from Queenstown

Bus & Coach

The journey to Milford Sound is as spectacular as the destination. Sit back, relax and take in the views from Queenstown to Milford Sound.

  • 12 hours
  • Custom build coaches, with extra-large windows, glass roof, and angled seating for optimal viewing
  • Explore Milford Sound with us on the mighty Milford Mariner or Milford Haven.
  • Great viewing decks, comfy interiors and fresh craft beer on tap
  • Insightful commentary by our friendly guides
  • Amazing nature and wildlife viewing opportunity
  • A Milford Sound Levy applies to all adult tickets and is included in the price displayed
  • Check in 20 minutes before departure


Glenorchy & Paradise Explorer

Bus & Coach

4 Hours, Queenstown

Priced Per: Person
Trip Style: Mid Range
Ages: 2-12, 18-99 Years
Fitness Level: Relaxed
Suited To: All ages, Young families, Couples, Seniors, Kids
Transport: Mini-coach

A magical half-day journey to Glenorchy and beyond. Take in some of the most famous and scenic sights of the region, tuck into a classic Kiwi morning tea and be entertained by the local stories and film history from your expert guide.

Join us for a magical half-day journey to Glenorchy and beyond. Located on the north shores of Lake Wakatipu, this small settlement is full of character and charm, both of the local and Middle Earth variety. Take in some of the most famous and scenic sights of the region, tuck into a class Kiwi morning tea and be entertained by the local stories and film history from your expert local guide.

Visit all of the best local and secret spots. Get a photo with the famous Glenorchy red shed, pretend to be a Hobbit in Paradise, take in the incredible snow-capped views over the Dart and Rees Rivers and Diamond Lake, and hear stories of the early Maori settlers. This is a truly iconic New Zealand destination, combining all of the top things which make the South Island what it is.

Travel in style in luxury Mercedes vans with unique onboard videos and complimentary water and Wi-Fi. Just sit back, relax and enjoy the stunning scenery and secret local sights.

The 4 hour Glenorchy & Paradise Explorer Tour departs Queenstown daily at 9 am and returns at 1 pm.

  • Visit Glenorchy, taking in the iconic sights and learn about the local history
  • Go beyond and visit Paradise, Diamond Lake and Lord of the Rings film locations
  • Enjoy a Kiwi style morning tea including cheese rolls, ginger slice, L&P and Whittakers chocolates
  • Enjoy Kiwi music onboard (download our Spotify playlist!)
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi onboard
  • Complimentary central Queenstown transfers

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