Full day 8 hrs
9am to 5pm or on request
Accommodation transfers, luxury vehicle, private guide, Dart river jet boat ride.
Lunch (various options available)Enquire Now
Lose yourself in natural beauty and spectacular scenery
Let our local guide to you on a personal exploration through one of New Zealand’s most spectacular regions; from the history-rich gold rush town of Arrowtown to the vast wilderness of Glenorchy and Paradise.
Your day will start by wandering through the historic cobblestoned streets of Arrowtown. A charming township with a vivid history, we’ll explore the old Chinese settlement and spend time browsing local boutiques and shops.
Next we enjoy a spectacular scenic drive as we head towards Glenorchy. Recognised as “one of the most beautiful drives in the world”, the road hugs the turquoise shores of Lake Wakatipu as it winds through valleys and around mountain peaks.
Relax in the comfort of your Land Rover Discovery or Mercedes van and enjoy the flexibility of stopping wherever and whenever you like for photo opportunities or rest stops.
We stop at the famous Bennett’s Bluff Lookout for sweeping views across Lake Wakatipu before visiting the iconic Glenorchy Shed and stopping for lunch at one of their charming local cafés.
After lunch, we embark on the exhilarating Dart River jet boat venturing deep into the world-renowned Mount Aspiring National Park. You’ll enjoy a unique combination of breathtaking landscapes and a thrilling ride as we explore the braided, glacier-fed Dart River. Your guide will talk you through the region’s rich history and indigenous Māori legends before we disembark to wander amongst ancient beech forests – a hidden location you may recognise from The Lord of the Rings films.
Heading back along the stunning Glenorchy Road, we take a leisurely stroll around beautiful and historic Bob’s Cove before making the journey back to Queenstown.
Our local guides love to tailor each tour to suit your personal interests, tastes and abilities. Contact us to customise your tour and make your Queenstown adventure truly remarkable.