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From Queenstown: Arrowtown Wānaka Highlights Tour

From Queenstown: Arrowtown Wānaka Highlights Tour

Tour time is 10.30am to 5pm * Experience New Zealand's highest paved road Journey over the Crown Range, New Zealand highest paved road and stop for a photo or three, we know all the good spots. If it’s winter, there might even be the opportunity to throw a snowball or two * Enjoy Wānaka, the highlight of the Great Lakes region. Visit one of the world’s top-10 holiday destinations, Wānaka. Spend free time browsing and lunching in the gorgeous lakefront town with everything within easy walking distance. * Visit iconic landmarks along the way We’ll take you to the iconic Wānaka tree, and help you find the best place for a photo. Another highlight of this tour is our stop at the much-photographed Cardrona Hotel, with its rich heritage and legendary beer garden, where you can have a beverage on us and look out for the local ghost. * Explore Arrowtown - a journey back in time Old gold, liquid gold and gold-star movie settings. The charming village of Arrowtown is a living settlement and the town and nearby locations are the source of many wonderful stories.We know you’ll want to stretch your legs at this point and follow your nose to what most interests you, so we drop you off for some free time to explore and shop. Everything is within easy walking distance.

Cardrona Valley: Mountain Quad Bike Experience

Cardrona Valley: Mountain Quad Bike Experience

Immerse yourself in the rugged beauty of Wanaka's alpine terrain on our exclusive quad bike tours. Our fleet of Yamaha Quad bikes guarantees both safety and comfort, boasting automatic gearing, 4WD capability, and heated grips for chilly weather. Whether you're a complete beginner or a seasoned rider, our experienced guides will tailor the adventure to your skill level, ensuring an exhilarating and memorable experience. Traverse a variety of trails that wind through pristine wilderness, offering breathtaking vistas of snow-capped peaks and crystal-clear lakes. Explore hidden corners of Wanaka's backcountry that are inaccessible by traditional means, and gain insight into the region's rich natural and cultural heritage along the way. Join us for an unforgettable journey through the heart of New Zealand's South Island, where every twist and turn brings new discoveries and unforgettable moments.

Cardrona Valley: Horse Trekking Experience

Cardrona Valley: Horse Trekking Experience

Discover the thrill of mountain trekking on horseback with our carefully selected team of trekking horses, renowned for their calm and affectionate nature. Whether you're a novice or a seasoned rider, our diverse herd has a match for every weight and skill level, ensuring a comfortable and enjoyable experience for all. Before we take to the trails, each rider will be given a comprehensive one-on-one riding lesson. Our expert guides are dedicated to making sure you feel confident in steering and stopping your horse. While we prioritize safety, we also encourage the more relaxed "loose rein" style of riding. This approach allows you to unwind and fully immerse yourself in the stunning scenery around you. As you ride, you'll find that each horse's unique 'horsanality' adds to the richness of your adventure, making for an extraordinary and memorable excursion in the mountains. With the guidance of our experienced team, you're in for a ride that's not just about the destination, but the remarkable journey itself.

From Queenstown: Guided Gin Tour with Tastings

From Queenstown: Guided Gin Tour with Tastings

Start your day by meeting your friendly guide at or near your Queenstown accommodation. We then travel around Queenstown and surrounding areas showcasing a talented range of distillers who use our unique environment to produce some of the smoothest and top award-winning spirits in New Zealand and around the world Throughout the afternoon, visit three separate gin and spirit tasting experiences, with each location offering something different, including a distillery tour at the famous Cardrona Distillery. Enjoy a gin and tonic upon arrival, shared platters at two of the locations, and be hosted by a friendly guide and the tasting room staff, who share entertaining local distilling facts and stories. This gin experience has been designed to offer a good mix of education, sightseeing, and fun. There is also flexibility to try other spirits such as vodka, whiskey, and wines throughout, if you want to balance your gin intake. Let us take you on New Zealand’s first gin tour and experience more with Altitude Tours.

Queenstown: Helicopter Flight and Gin Tasting Tour

Queenstown: Helicopter Flight and Gin Tasting Tour

Start your afternoon with a pick-up from your Queenstown accommodation and enjoy a special scenic 15-minute helicopter flight. Land on a mountaintop, where the helicopter will shut down for 25 minutes allowing you to enjoy a unique gin-tasting experience while taking in the views of Queenstown. From here, touch down in the Cardrona Valley and you will meet the rest of your group. Throughout the afternoon, enjoy three separate gin and spirit tasting experiences, with each location offering something special, including a distillery tour at the famous Cardrona Distillery. Enjoy a gin and tonic upon arrival, shared platters at two of the locations, and be hosted by an Altitude Tours guide and the tasting room staff, all of whom will educate and entertain you with distilling facts and stories. This gin experience has been designed to offer a good mix of education, sightseeing, and fun. There is also flexibility to try other spirits such as vodka, whiskey, and wines throughout, if you want to balance your gin-take. Let us take you on New Zealand’s first gin tour and experience more with Altitude Tours.

Queenstown to Franz Josef Tour via Wānaka (One-Way)

Queenstown to Franz Josef Tour via Wānaka (One-Way)

Embark on an unforgettable journey from Queenstown to Franz Josef with our small group, fully guided adventure tour. Explore the picturesque towns of Wānaka and Hāwea, take in the breathtaking views of the surrounding lakes, and marvel at the majestic Haast Pass before arriving on the West Coast, where you'll enjoy the stunning beaches and scenic beauty in route to your final destination in Franz Josef. Join our enthusiastic local guides for an unforgettable adventure, as they will engage you with unforgettable stories and share their insider knowledge of New Zealand's hidden gems. Travel in style with our modern, comfortable minibuses equipped with all the amenities you need to ensure a safe and enjoyable journey, complete with premium comfort and scenic views. Highlights: • Cardrona Valley Pub • Lake Hāwea • Lake Wānaka (including the Wānaka Tree) • Blue Pools (Temporarily Closed) • Thunder Falls • Ship Creek • Bruce Bay • Lake Matheson

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Our most recommended Cardrona Outdoor activities

From Queenstown: Arrowtown Wānaka Highlights Tour

From Queenstown: Arrowtown Wānaka Highlights Tour

Tour time is 10.30am to 5pm * Experience New Zealand's highest paved road Journey over the Crown Range, New Zealand highest paved road and stop for a photo or three, we know all the good spots. If it’s winter, there might even be the opportunity to throw a snowball or two * Enjoy Wānaka, the highlight of the Great Lakes region. Visit one of the world’s top-10 holiday destinations, Wānaka. Spend free time browsing and lunching in the gorgeous lakefront town with everything within easy walking distance. * Visit iconic landmarks along the way We’ll take you to the iconic Wānaka tree, and help you find the best place for a photo. Another highlight of this tour is our stop at the much-photographed Cardrona Hotel, with its rich heritage and legendary beer garden, where you can have a beverage on us and look out for the local ghost. * Explore Arrowtown - a journey back in time Old gold, liquid gold and gold-star movie settings. The charming village of Arrowtown is a living settlement and the town and nearby locations are the source of many wonderful stories.We know you’ll want to stretch your legs at this point and follow your nose to what most interests you, so we drop you off for some free time to explore and shop. Everything is within easy walking distance.

Cardrona Valley: Mountain Quad Bike Experience

Cardrona Valley: Mountain Quad Bike Experience

Immerse yourself in the rugged beauty of Wanaka's alpine terrain on our exclusive quad bike tours. Our fleet of Yamaha Quad bikes guarantees both safety and comfort, boasting automatic gearing, 4WD capability, and heated grips for chilly weather. Whether you're a complete beginner or a seasoned rider, our experienced guides will tailor the adventure to your skill level, ensuring an exhilarating and memorable experience. Traverse a variety of trails that wind through pristine wilderness, offering breathtaking vistas of snow-capped peaks and crystal-clear lakes. Explore hidden corners of Wanaka's backcountry that are inaccessible by traditional means, and gain insight into the region's rich natural and cultural heritage along the way. Join us for an unforgettable journey through the heart of New Zealand's South Island, where every twist and turn brings new discoveries and unforgettable moments.

Cardrona Valley: Horse Trekking Experience

Cardrona Valley: Horse Trekking Experience

Discover the thrill of mountain trekking on horseback with our carefully selected team of trekking horses, renowned for their calm and affectionate nature. Whether you're a novice or a seasoned rider, our diverse herd has a match for every weight and skill level, ensuring a comfortable and enjoyable experience for all. Before we take to the trails, each rider will be given a comprehensive one-on-one riding lesson. Our expert guides are dedicated to making sure you feel confident in steering and stopping your horse. While we prioritize safety, we also encourage the more relaxed "loose rein" style of riding. This approach allows you to unwind and fully immerse yourself in the stunning scenery around you. As you ride, you'll find that each horse's unique 'horsanality' adds to the richness of your adventure, making for an extraordinary and memorable excursion in the mountains. With the guidance of our experienced team, you're in for a ride that's not just about the destination, but the remarkable journey itself.

From Queenstown: Guided Gin Tour with Tastings

From Queenstown: Guided Gin Tour with Tastings

Start your day by meeting your friendly guide at or near your Queenstown accommodation. We then travel around Queenstown and surrounding areas showcasing a talented range of distillers who use our unique environment to produce some of the smoothest and top award-winning spirits in New Zealand and around the world Throughout the afternoon, visit three separate gin and spirit tasting experiences, with each location offering something different, including a distillery tour at the famous Cardrona Distillery. Enjoy a gin and tonic upon arrival, shared platters at two of the locations, and be hosted by a friendly guide and the tasting room staff, who share entertaining local distilling facts and stories. This gin experience has been designed to offer a good mix of education, sightseeing, and fun. There is also flexibility to try other spirits such as vodka, whiskey, and wines throughout, if you want to balance your gin intake. Let us take you on New Zealand’s first gin tour and experience more with Altitude Tours.

Queenstown: Helicopter Flight and Gin Tasting Tour

Queenstown: Helicopter Flight and Gin Tasting Tour

Start your afternoon with a pick-up from your Queenstown accommodation and enjoy a special scenic 15-minute helicopter flight. Land on a mountaintop, where the helicopter will shut down for 25 minutes allowing you to enjoy a unique gin-tasting experience while taking in the views of Queenstown. From here, touch down in the Cardrona Valley and you will meet the rest of your group. Throughout the afternoon, enjoy three separate gin and spirit tasting experiences, with each location offering something special, including a distillery tour at the famous Cardrona Distillery. Enjoy a gin and tonic upon arrival, shared platters at two of the locations, and be hosted by an Altitude Tours guide and the tasting room staff, all of whom will educate and entertain you with distilling facts and stories. This gin experience has been designed to offer a good mix of education, sightseeing, and fun. There is also flexibility to try other spirits such as vodka, whiskey, and wines throughout, if you want to balance your gin-take. Let us take you on New Zealand’s first gin tour and experience more with Altitude Tours.

Queenstown to Franz Josef Tour via Wānaka (One-Way)

Queenstown to Franz Josef Tour via Wānaka (One-Way)

Embark on an unforgettable journey from Queenstown to Franz Josef with our small group, fully guided adventure tour. Explore the picturesque towns of Wānaka and Hāwea, take in the breathtaking views of the surrounding lakes, and marvel at the majestic Haast Pass before arriving on the West Coast, where you'll enjoy the stunning beaches and scenic beauty in route to your final destination in Franz Josef. Join our enthusiastic local guides for an unforgettable adventure, as they will engage you with unforgettable stories and share their insider knowledge of New Zealand's hidden gems. Travel in style with our modern, comfortable minibuses equipped with all the amenities you need to ensure a safe and enjoyable journey, complete with premium comfort and scenic views. Highlights: • Cardrona Valley Pub • Lake Hāwea • Lake Wānaka (including the Wānaka Tree) • Blue Pools (Temporarily Closed) • Thunder Falls • Ship Creek • Bruce Bay • Lake Matheson

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