Wanaka Personal Tour


Full day 8 hrs


9am to 5pm or on request


Accommodation transfers, luxury vehicle and private guide


Lunch (various options available)


Wine tastings, Wanaka lavender farm visit and hook fishing

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Experience the very best of the Wanaka region

Lose yourself in the natural beauty and awe-inspiring scenery of one of New Zealand’s most iconic regions. Your local personal guide will take you on a full-day exploration across the famous Crown Range to picturesque Lake Wanaka and the Cardrona Valley.

Begin your adventure with a scenic drive over the spectacular Crown Range towards Cardrona. Sit back and enjoy constantly evolving landscapes through rugged gorges and vast alpine plains from the comfort of your own Land Rover Discovery or Mercedes van. Never miss a photo opportunity with the flexibility to stop, jump out of the car and breathe in crisp mountain air wherever and whenever you like.

We stop to take in iconic panoramic views across the valley to The Remarkables and Lake Wakatipu before visiting New Zealand’s most photographed building, the history-laden Cardrona Hotel the second oldest operating hotel. The journey continues to the gorgeous lakeside town of Wanaka.

By now you'll likely be ready to take a moment to soak everything in, so your guide will recommend lunch options based on your preference. Following lunch, we visit the famous ‘Wanaka Tree’ and walk along the picturesque lakefront. You may choose to indulge in a wine tasting at Rippon vineyard or perhaps visit the Wanaka Lavender Farm to stroll amongst 10 acres of breathtaking lavender fields, Or even try your luck at Hook, this is a brand new lake to plate salmon fishing and restaurant experience located in Wanaka, right at the heart of New Zealand’s Southern Lakes. A hook is a place where everyone is welcomed to enjoy Wanaka’s stunning alpine setting in comfort and with ease. Escape into the great outdoors. Catch a Chinook salmon from our spring-fed fishing lakes. Then relax or explore while our team prepare it for you! This is the Hook experience — “from lake to plate”.

We will then travel to Cromwell the heart of the New Zealand fruit region in Central Otago, Following the Hydro-Electric dam of Lake Dunstan, Visit the Old Cromwell town village and journey back through the wine region of the Gibbston valley back to Queenstown.

Our local personal guides love to tailor each tour to suit your interests, tastes and abilities. Contact us to customise your tour and make your Queenstown adventure one to remember.

The Tree Wanaka lake Front
The Tree Wanaka lake Front
Makaroa Blue Pools
Makaroa Blue Pools

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Our Dream Wedding

From very first contact with Lee, I knew I had FINALLY found what I was looking for. Planning an overseas wedding proved difficult with all correspondence via email. I was about to give up! Then I was recommended Alpine Luxury Tours! We chose to have a 5 hr private tour as apart of our wedding day. Our tour was well thought out, the experience made our wedding extra special and definitely memorable. All our guest had an incredible day. No matter what your occasion, Alpine Luxury Tours will make your trip extra special. We cannot wait to go back!!

Great coordination, highly flexible, travel in comfort

We actually had multiple days with Alpine Luxury Tours. Jamie was our driver/host on all 3 days. We were a small group so it was very easy to discuss our destinations. We did the wine tour (slight changes due to the weather), Tasman glacier hike/helo ride, and Dart river jetboat ride/Arrowtown tour. Separate reviews were done for those specific events. Alpine Luxury Tours provided us with lunch for certain events, transport to/ from activities and narration along our routes. Many thanks to Jamie who made our vacation a truly memorable visit.

Simply Spectacular

Such stunning scenery at Middle Earth!!! What a spectacular place to visit, the Middle Earth waterfalls is one of New Zealand's best things to do! The glacier, waterfalls, alpine flowers/moss all add up to make this not only a unique experience, but was quite awe inspiring too. Lee was amazing to deal with, going out of his way to ensure that we could go on this helicopter flight..... firstly cancelled due to Covid in March 2020, and then due to weather. An amazing experience shared with family. Would absolutely recommend this fantastic opportunity to you all.

A magic 48hrs

Fantastic! Lee is an absolute pro, every detail is taken care of and you are guaranteed a super comfortable, enjoyable experience. You can tell he's a local and really loves the area, his insider knowledge adds value to the trip and helped ensure we made the most of every moment. And to top it off he's a bloody good bloke! I'll be on the phone to book him in again if I'm lucky enough to spend more time in Central Otago.

Stuart M