Queenstown Personal Tour – Full Day
Duration: Full Day
Time: 9am to 5pm
Inclusions: Hotel transfers and private guide
Additional: Lunch (various options based on your preference) and optional wine tastings
Queenstown Personal Tour – Full Day
Experience the very best of the region, from glacial valleys and towering mountains to spectacular vineyards and historic towns. Your personal local guide will take you on a full-day journey through Queenstown, Glenorchy, Paradise and Arrowtown, discovering hidden gems, local secrets and famous movie locations along the way.
Begin your adventure with a spectacular scenic drive to Glenorchy. Rightly recognised as “one of the most beautiful drives in the world”, the road hugs the turquoise shores of Lake Wakatipu as it winds through valleys and around mountain peaks.
Relax in the comfort of your Land Rover Discovery or Mercedes van and enjoy the flexibility of stopping wherever and whenever you like for photo opportunities or rest stops.
We visit the iconic Glenorchy shed before arriving in Paradise, one of the most breathtaking (and famous) destinations in New Zealand. The name says it all and once you experience the combination of towering peaks, glacial valleys, emerald green braided river and pristine rainforest you’ll feel like you’ve found heaven on earth.
Heading back along the Glenorchy Road we can take a leisurely stroll around the beautiful and historic Bob’s Cove before making the journey to Coronet Peak (summer months) to enjoy panoramic views across the region. Our journey continues as we venture into the infamous Skippers Canyon. Your local guide delves into the rich history and legends of the area set against a simply stunning backdrop.
After lunch we’ll wander through the historic cobblestoned streets of Arrowtown. A charming gold rush township with a vivid history, we’ll explore the old Chinese settlement and spend time browsing local boutiques and shops.
Next we visit the World Home of Bungy, proudly sitting at the gateway to the Gibbston wine region. Perfectly situated among lakes, gorges and mountains, the region is famed for its Pinot Noir and spectacular vineyards. We have the option to visit some top wineries and cellar doors to sample their finest offerings before returning to Queenstown.
Our local personal guides love to tailor each tour to suit your interests, tastes and abilities. Get in touch to customise your special day and ensure your Queenstown adventure is one to remember.
Lunch Recommendations – Winery Lunch & Cafe options
We’re lucky to have some of the most outstanding gourmet dining, award-winning vineyards and charming local cafés in New Zealand. Lunch options can be tailored to suit every taste, leaving your palate singing!
Cafés – Looking for a quick, cosy and delicious lunch? We can recommend some of the best local spots in Queenstown or Arrowtown depending on what you’re looking for (bookings not required).
Akarua Wines & Kitchen by Artisan – An honest, comforting and social winery lunch experience with individual and shared plate options, Akarua is the perfect choice for those looking for hand-crafted cuisine that’s made from scratch with a focus on quality, taste and seasonality (bookings recommended). Learn more
Gibbston Valley Winery Restaurant – Combining a stunning setting with an elegant seasonal menu, Gibbston Valley Winery Restaurant features carefully selected ingredients that reflect local flavours with an à la carte menu or two course wine-matched options (bookings recommended). Learn more
Amisfield Bistro – If you’d prefer a sophisticated lunch experience with the ‘wow’ factor, look no further than the multi-award-winning Amisfield Bistro. With a focus on seasonal paddock-to-table cuisine, the three-course ‘Trust the Chef’ lunch with optional wine matchings promises to leave taste buds singing (bookings recommended). Learn more