Discover the diverse wines of Central Otago on this full-day wine tour from Queenstown. Travel through the Bannockburn, Cromwell, and at different times Wanaka wine regions with a guide and sample Central Otago’s wines at up to four or five different wineries. Taste diverse wines from grapes such as chardonnay, pinot noir, and riesling, and master the fine art of pairing them with cheese. During your 6-hour tour, gain insight into the various winemaking techniques in operation and admire sweeping views over the fertile valleys. This tour includes round-trip travel from your Queenstown hotel.
• 6 hours
Your 35-minute helicopter flight provides a once-in-a-lifetime experience to step on an ancient Glacier at 7,000 ft (2,300m) with breathtaking views across Mount Aspiring National Park. Your flight takes you from the Matukituki Valley above extensive valleys carved out by glaciers thousands of years ago across snow capped peaks to land on a glacier with stunning 360-degree views of the surrounding Southern Alps.
• 35 minutes
Enjoy a Snow Landing with this stunning scenic flight from the Matukituki Valley across tussock-covered slopes and into the alps with exceptional views across the snowy peaks of Mount Aspiring National Park. Please note: Snow Landing's are subject to suitable conditions and are generally available between May and October. For a guaranteed snow landing year round we recommend booking a "Glacier Landing"
• 25 minutes
Come with Matt Butler on an authentic kiwi fly fishing experience, exploring our amazing clear waters and magnificent scenery!Often referred to as the trout anglers ‘El Doradro’, New Zealand offers some of the finest fly fishing for wild trout on the planet. Brown and Rainbow trout inhabit some of the most spectacular, gin clear waters you will ever witness and its not just the size of the trout that draws in keen anglers, it is the challenge of hunting and sight fishing to some of the most cunning and wily trout known to man.Whether it is your first time fly fishing or you are a seasoned expert, your trip is tailored to your needs so you are sure to get the most out of your day. Your guides essential local knowledge will get you to the spots where the fish are and will provide the tuition and advice required to give you the best possible chance at success.
• 6 hours
Enjoy this iconic, unique attraction that since 1973 has fascinated people of all ages keen to engage in a fun, challenging and sensory experience. Encouraging problem solving and entertainment try the world’s first 3-D Great Maze and the huge Puzzle Café where you can try your hand at one of many brain-benders at the tables. Mind not boggled? - Visit the five Illusion rooms from holograms, following faces and a shrinking room to one where sculptures defy physics and another where objects glide uphill, your notion of reality will be tested! Just wait until you check out the bathrooms where more visual trickery awaits. Located 2km on the main highway north of Wanaka, this is a must-see attraction on any itinerary.
• 1 day
Come deep into the Matukituki Valley on the most exciting 4-hour jet boating adventure in New Zealand, beneath the spectacular scenery of Glaciers and Lord of the Rings and Hobbit film locations, into world heritage Mount Aspiring National Park. Flowing from Glaciers, the pristine waters of the Matukituki River are perfect to experience the longest and most spectacular jet boat tour in New Zealand. Travel at speed over shallow braids, drift into turns and yes… experience exciting spins, stopping in deep pools to breathe in the magic of the landscape & hear stories of our land from your local guides. Deep in the mountains, off the beaten track, enjoy a 50-minute guided walk through moss covered forest, waterfalls and glacier fed streams in an area so special you won't want to leave. For those looking for even more of an adventure then check out our new Packraft Wanaka Tripadvisor listing!!!
• 4 hours
This is the most popular cruise when time is limited, the Ruby Island Cruise is a great way to explore the outstanding scenery of Lake Wanaka, New Zealand in just over 1-Hour. Guests will enjoy a self guided tour of the island with many incredible photo opportunities on this small-group tour. The grade is easy and suitable for children and seniors as well.
• 1.25 hours
Enjoy a 2 hour small group cruise and nature walk to Stevensons island. Once aboard the luxury catamaran, guests will relax in comfort and enjoy a 40 minute cruise among spectacular mountain scenery followed by a guided tour to the island summit with outstanding photo opportunities.
• 2 hours
The Māori Whakataū is a welcome to New Zealand by the indigenous culture of NZ. The Whakataū embraces key aspects of welcoming manuhiri/visitors to New Zealand and making sure you get an authentic connection to the people of this wonderful land and more specifically here in Wanaka and Queenstown. The scenery is one small part of what makes this country so great, to truely connect with any country you must also connect with the people that make the country what it is. Welcome to the world of WanaHaka® in Wanaka and Queenstown. There is a minimum of 4 required per Whakataū if minimum numbers are not met you will be offered another day or time or complete refund.
• 50 minutes
Enjoy a full day small-group wine tour in and around Wanaka and Central Otago. You'll experience award winning wines, gourmet food and stunning scenery with your knowledgeable and friendly guide. This tour includes a gourmet platter-style lunch at one of the best vineyard restaurants in the region, plus tastings at up to 6 award winning boutique vineyards. Whether you are a complete wine novice, or a dedicated wine connoisseur, you will be ensured of an enjoyable time.
• 6.5 hours