Arrowtown and Wanaka Full Day Tour

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Highlights & inclusions

Arrowtown, Wanaka, Cromwell and Cardrona
Gibbston Valley and Kawarau Gorge
Full day tour from Queenstown
Beautiful Clutha River and Lake Dunstan
Famous stop at Cardrona Hotel
Free time to wander Wanaka

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Mon, Jun 17, 2024

What you can expect

Experience a scenic and exciting day tour along the South Island's 'Pioneer's Trail' from Queenstown. Visiting a number of popular attractions in the southern part of the South Island, this adventure will depart from Queenstown and take you on an adventure you won't forget. The first stop of the day is in the neighbouring Arrowtown, which was a thriving gold town in the 1860's. Wander around the restored cottages and historic buildings for a relaxing and enjoyable morning.

The next stop for the day is at the site of the first commercial bungy site in the world; Kawarau Bridge. Playing a big part in Queenstown being named the 'Adventure Capital of the World', you can watch as daredevils and thrill seekers take the leap to throw their bodies 43 metres towards the river. Movie buffs will also be excited with this stop as you'll see the site of 'The Gates of Argonath' from The Lord of the Rings.

Travelling along Kawarau Gorge and into the Gibbston Valley you'll venture past popular boutique and commercial vineyards home to some award-winning pinot noirs. You'll then stop in Cromwell where you'll learn about the Clyde Dam and be given free time to stroll around the quaint village complete with boutique shops, galleries and historic ruins. It is here that you will enjoy morning tea supplied by the tour and consisting of a hot drink and a slice, all of which can cater to various dietary requirements.

Wanaka is the next stop on the agenda and it is here that you'll learn about the region's rich Maori history and explore it on your own. Lake Wanaka is a beautiful site to see and the perfect place to enjoy lunch (at your own cost). Following your stop in Wanaka, you'll embark on the return journey back to Queenstown via the Crown Range, the highest sealed road in the country providing some incredible views and photo opportunities. Before arriving back in Queenstown you'll make a stop at Cardrona Hotel; a historic hotel from the 1860s. Here you'll enjoy a beer or soft drink in the beer garden as you relax after a big day.

This tour includes hotel transfers in Queenstown as well as morning and afternoon tea. The only purchases you will make on the tour are for lunch and any souvenirs you would like to purchase from local shops. This is a great tour encompassing some of the most popular sites and attractions around Queenstown, ideal for all ages book your Pioneer's Trail day tour online today to avoid missing out.

Location

What you need to know

Inclusions
  • Full day tour to Arrowtown, Wanaka, Cromwell, Cardrona and more
  • Morning tea and afternoon beverage
  • Return transfers from Queenstown accommodation
Exclusions
  • Lunch
Highlights
  • Explore Arrowtown, The Chinese Village, Cromwell Town, Cardrona & Wanaka
  • Enjoy free time to shop and explore in Arrowtown
  • Photo stops in the Kawarau Gorge
  • Lord of the Rings and bungy bridge stops
  • Sample stone fruit at a local orchard
  • Tasty morning tea in Cromwell in a café
  • Visit and photograph the world-famous Wanaka Tree
  • Wander around Wanaka shops or sample the gorgeous cafes and restaurants
  • Complimentary drink at New Zealand’s most photographed hotel - The Cardrona Hotel
  • Explore historical gold mining town of Arrowtown and the Chinese Village
Time
  • Tours depart daily at 9:10am from The Station Building (Corner of Camp and Shotover Street, Queenstown) and return around 5pm
  • Please be waiting at the pick up point 10 minutes before departure time
  • Hotel pick ups are also available from central Queenstown hotels
Duration
  • 7.5 hours
Hotel Pickup
  • __If you have booked a hotel__
  • Prior to completing your purchase, enter your hotel name in the 'Add Booking Notes' section of the shopping cart. Once your booking is confirmed, you will receive a confirmation tour voucher with complete tour operator details. You will be required to contact the tour operator a minimum of 48hrs prior to your day of travel to reconfirm your hotel pick up time __If you have not yet booked a hotel__
  • If you have not yet booked a hotel, enter the words 'hotel not known' in the 'Add Booking Notes' section of the shopping cart. Once your booking is confirmed, you will receive a confirmation tour voucher with complete tour operator details. You will be required to contact the tour operator a minimum of 48hrs prior to your day of travel to reconfirm your hotel pick up time __If you do not require a hotel pick up__
  • If you do not require a hotel pick up and will be meeting the tour at the tour departure point, enter the words 'not required' in the 'Add Booking Notes' section of the shopping cart. Once your booking is confirmed, you will receive a confirmation tour voucher with complete tour operator details. You will be required to contact the tour operator a minimum of 48hrs prior to your day of travel to reconfirm your tour. Tour departure point is listed above and on your confirmation tour voucher
What To Bring
  • For your own comfort it is suggested you wear warm clothes and bring with you a raincoat, sunscreen and hat
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Camera
Additional Information
  • A minimum of 2 passengers is required for the tour to go ahead
  • Child booster seat available by request, please advise when you book
  • 11 seater European tour van with hi roof for easy access
Booking Information
  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the experience
  • Mobile Vouchers are accepted! - Vouchers can also be presented on your mobile device for this attraction
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher
  • Availability was accurate at the time of booking however, is subject to change due to circumstances out of our control
  • We strongly suggest reconfirming your booking with the tour operator within 24 hours of making your booking and prior to making other travel arrangements

Need help?

  • Email us at enquiry@experienceoz.com.au
  • Help code: D2B-27B6
  • This experience is supplied by Arrowtown and Wanaka Full Day Tour from Queenstown

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