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$275.82 Walking & Biking Tours

Full-Day Roxburgh Gorge Cycle Tour from Queenstown

Your adventure starts in Queenstown being picked up at your accommodation at 7.45am. You will travel to Clyde where, upon arrival at the depot (arriving 9am for a 9:30 departure), you will be fitted with your bikes and briefed on your tour. You will then be transported through to the lookout at Roxburgh Hyrdo Dam. From here you will start your cycle ride back to Clyde on the stunning Roxburgh Gorge Trail. From Roxburgh Dam lookout you will connect with the start of the Roxburgh Gorge Trail and make your way to the Shingle Creek Boat Ramp. Here you will meet up with your boat operator who will transfer you through to Doctors Point. Relax on board the boat while you take in the stunning scenery and history of the area. Disembark at Doctors Point where you continue on your cycle adventure through to Alexandra. In Alexandra, you can carry on the Railtrail to the office in Clyde, or take the scenic, peaceful River Track back (an additional 8kms). You will be taken back to Queenstown by bus arriving approximately 6.30pm

$482.68 Cultural & Theme Tours

Queenstown Private Scenic Tour

Your Day - Your Way! There is an exhaustive list of things to do in Queenstown and the Central Lakes, and our job is to help you to pinpoint the best locations and experiences to fit your desires. Check out the list below and mentally tick off anything that strikes a chord with you. This list is only the beginning of the possibilities that await you. Call us to discuss ideas, we love to create new itineraries. Wine & Cheese tastings - Craft Beers - Historically significant sites - Movie locations - Gourmet foods or fine dining - Adventure tourism activities - Photography - Art - Family fun activities - Snow fun - Local walks & trails - Nature, native flora and fauna - Native animals - Views - Local-knowledge destinations - Music - Markets - Shopping, from bargains to designer - Jewellery - Water activities - Real Estate - Gardens - Fishing - Goldpanning - Team building - Golfing - Beauty & Pampering - Small conference groups - Airport transfers - General transport - Glenorchy - Paradise - Arrowtown -Cromwell - Wanaka - Kingston - Alexandra - Clyde...and more.Full day tours 9.00am to 4.30pmHalf day tours 8.30am to 12.30pm & 1.00pm to 5.00pm

$275.13 Outdoor Activities

Central Otago Private 4X4 Full Day Expedition

From Queenstown we head west through the Kawarau Gorge past Cromwell and Lake Dunstan to historic Clyde, where we have time to grab a coffee and see Clyde Dam up close. From Alexandra we start climbing steeply to 1682m, providing commanding views over Central Otago, and the 26-metre rock, Kopuwai, also known as the Obelisk or Old Man Rock. This area has an average annual temperature close to zero degrees Celsius. As a result the ranges are dotted with distinctive schist rock tors and bisected by fields of freeze-thaw hummocks and mounds, creating a wave-like effect across the slopes and basins. The ground cover is dwarf, tundra-like vegetation of wind- blasted cushion plants. The low growing dracophyllum plant dominates these areas, along with several mountain daisies. The area is rich in Maori and European history. You can find native flora typical for the windy, mountainous region, and observe a variety of birdlife. The Old Man Range is a sub-alpine island for lizards and invertebrates.We negotiate the old gold mining tracks and trails traversing the Old Man and Old Woman Ranges which run from north-west to south- east, creating a rain shadow that blocks and absorbs southerly fronts, making Central Otago New Zealand’s driest area. Attaining the height of 1740m we start travelling through the Kopuwai Conservation area, with stunning Central Otago vistas on our right, and the Nevis Valley and Hector Mountains on our left.We come out at Duffers Saddle on the Nevis Road and proceed down through to the old gold mining township of Bannockburn, where a cool drink awaits in the old local pub.Highlights of the day include: • Full day ex Queenstown adventure • Extremely remote location • Wonderful off road driving tracks • Commanding views over Central Otago • Visit Historic Clyde and Clyde dam • Explore the wild and remote Kopuwai Conservation area • Explore the rock tors on Duffers Saddle • Amazing views down to Lake Dunstan, Cromwell and the Pisa Range • A photographers dream! • and much more..  Full day tours depart 7:30 am, or as arranged.Pickups at local accommodation by arrangement. These prices are for private vehicle charter. You will not be with other people or groups.

$265.84 Tours & Sightseeing

Poolburn Serpentine private full day tour

From Queenstown we head to Central Otago, stopping at the historic Clyde township for a quick stroll and morning tea and then on to Ophir. Ophir,  originally known as Blacks, was a thriving gold mining town built on the back 1863 gold rush. During these years it became a commercial and social hub with a population of 1000, a far cry from its current population of 50! It is of historical interest due to the many original buildings including the restored Post and Telegraph Office, the 1895 Courthouse, and the 1870s Police Station. After a stop at Pitches Store, we travel to the Ida Valley and climb up to the Poolburn Dam to navigate our way through a very different and expansive Central Otago landscape. From here, we make our way towards the old gold mining township of Serpentine, named after the winding path of the nearby Waimonga Creek. Over 1,000 m above sea level, the Serpentine church was the most elevated in New Zealand when it opened in 1873. Today it is the only remnant of a once-bustling village. Much of the town’s rich heritage is hidden beneath the tussock: tailings, water races, dams, sod pits and the remains of buildings.The area became known as the Serpentine after the discovery of gold in 1863 transformed this remote area into a vibrant gold-mining town. A settlement quickly sprang up, with two store-hotels, a church, blacksmiths, a cemetery, and huts of sod, wood and thatch with gardens and potato-storage pits. The formed road you come in on follows part of the original dray track used by miners. The Serpentine reached its peak population (150 Chinese and 80 Europeans) around 1873.The Poolburn Reservoir was built in the early 1930s for irrigation and a great depression employment initiative. Its striking scenery has been popularised by being used as a location in the Lord of the Rings film trilogy.Highlights of the day include:Available on our guided tour or tag along or passenger tourSerpentine RoadRemote 1873 ChurchPoolburn ReservoirOriginal Dunstan RoadHistoric ClydeHistoric OphirPitches Store, Ophir1878 stamping batteryand much more.. Full day tours depart 8:15 am, or as arranged.Pickups at local accommodation by arrangement. These prices are for private vehicle charter. You will not be with other people or groups.

$896.41 Private & Custom Tours

Queenstown and Southern Lakes Private Day Tour - 8 hours

Some of the activities and sights you can choose from on an 8 hour tour include the following: A visit to Wanaka, a drive around the lake and up into the awesome Aspiring National Park home of Tititea, the highest mountain in this area.A food and wine loop tour through the Cromwell Basin, Wanaka and the Cardrona Valley. Visit world class vineyards, gin distilleries, microbreweries, renowned food and produce suppliers, cafes, bars and restaurants. Hand-picked to your individual taste.A gourmet Glenorchy picnic. Following our Lake Wakatipu to its head and along the braided rivers beyond, we’ll show you a secret spot that is perfect to lay out the picnic rug and relax with a glass of wine and a gourmet spread. Follow this by a wander in the forest or along the river. Every detail can be arranged and if you wish, some private time for you, knowing that your guide can be on hand should you need them.A back-country tour into the Nevis Valley via the highest public road in the country. Learn about the gold mining history and further back to the times when the nomadic Maori tribes hunted the moa to extinction in these parts. No tour buses, crowds or noise to be found this far from town. Follow this by a meal at an award-winning Bannockburn winery and a drive home via the stunning Kawarau Gorge.A visit to the beautiful farmlands of the Ida Valley stopping at historic towns of Central Otago including Clyde, Alexandra and the “ghost town” of St Bathans. Learn about the pioneers of farming, fruit growing and invention that provided a livelihood for early settlers. Experience the warmth and hospitality of the local communities.For the wine buff, a full day of winery visits including an exclusive tour and introduction to the team of a working vineyard that produces internationally acclaimed wines. You will have the choice of 4-6 wineries and cellar doors to visit in a completely tailored tour.We’ll be ready to pick you up from your accommodation at a time that suits you and return you to your desired location at the completion of your tour.