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From Queenstown: Arrowtown and Wanaka Small-Group Tour

4.9 / 5

9 reviews

From Queenstown: Arrowtown and Wanaka Small-Group Tour

From £86.43 per person

Discover breathtaking scenery and fascinating historical locations on this tour of Arrowtown and Wanaka from Queenstown, with a relaxed start time of 11 am.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Valid 1 day
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Your hotel in Central Queenstown CBD
Small group
Limited to 13 participants


  • Stop for several famous photo stops on the journey to Wanaka
  • Explore Arrowtown and the Chinese Village at your own pace
  • Fall in love with Wanaka’s gorgeous lakefront
  • Enjoy a drink at the world famous Cadrona Hotel
Full description
After getting picked up from your hotel in Queenstown, head to historic Arrowtown; a site with a long history of gold hunters. Walk amongst the tiny restored cottages of their settlement and wander down the main street of this exquisite little town with its charm of historic buildings that will make you feel as if you've stumbled on to a movie set.  Next, head to the lifestyle reserve of Wanaka. Discover a location rich in family adventures, eco-tours, recreational trails, and nearby ski fields, surrounded by huge mountains and massive glaciers. Visit the Reflection Tree, which grows within a lake, and see for yourself why it is one of New Zealand's most photographed sites. Afterward, enjoy one hour of free time to explore Wanaka at your own pace. Look around the shops, sit and have an icecream by the lake, or go for a walk along the lake path. Break for lunch at one of the nearby cafes and take advantage of the town's breathtaking views. As you head back towards Queenstown, take the Crown Range, New Zealand's highest sealed road, home. Step out of the van to soak up some incredible views and grab a photo or three. Before your tour ends, make one last stop at the famous Cardrona Hotel. It is one of New Zealand's oldest pubs, and possibly the most well-known. Pop in and explore, and receive a free beer or soft drink to enjoy in the beer garden or by the fire before getting dropped off back in Queenstown.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Beverage at the Cardrona Hotel
  • Food
Not suitable for
  • Children under 5 years
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Meeting point

Outside The Station Building on the corner of Camp and Shotover St.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Jacket
  • Rain gear
  • Cash

Know before you go

  • The cost of lunch is not included in the price of the tour
  • No hot drinks or hot food are allowed in the van
  • The Cardrona Hotel will be shut between the 13th and 31st of May
  • Depending on the season, Arrowtown may be changed to the last stop on the itinerary
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 9 reviews

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Tour was relaxed, informative and enjoyable. We visited some many places and had enough time to do some self exploration as well. Our tour guide was helpful and it was great to hear the stories and history. This is a really enjoyable day.

19 September 2021

Absolutely Fantastic !!! Your money is worth it - Thanks Wayne

20 July 2021

Great day, shame cant remember every thing Wayne told us very knowledgeable.

12 June 2021

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