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Queenstown Wilderness Personal Tour – Full Day

Duration: Full Day
Time: 9am to 5pm (can be on request)
Inclusions: Hotel transfers, Dart River Jet Boat and private guide
Additional: Lunch (various options based on your preference)

Queenstown Wilderness Personal Tour – Full Day

Lose yourself in the natural beauty and awe-inspiring scenery of one of New Zealand’s most spectacular regions. Your local personal guide takes you on a full-day exploration from the history-rich gold rush town of Arrowtown, to the vast wilderness of Glenorchy and Paradise.

We’ll start the day by wandering through the historic cobblestoned streets of Arrowtown. A charming township with a vivid history, we’ll explore the old Chinese settlement and spend time browsing local boutiques and shops.

Next we enjoy a spectacular scenic drive as we head towards Glenorchy. 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 stop at the famous Bennett’s Bluff Lookout for sweeping views across Lake Wakatipu before visiting the iconic Glenorchy shed and stopping for lunch at one of their charming local cafés.

After lunch, we embark on an exhilarating and authentic Dart River Jet Boat adventure venturing deep into the world-renowned Mount Aspiring National Park. You’ll enjoy a unique combination of breathtaking landscapes and a thrilling ride as we explore the braided, glacier-fed Dart River. Your guide will talk you through the region’s rich history and Maori legends before we jump out of the boat and wander amongst ancient beech tree forests, a hidden location you may recognize from The Lord of the Rings films.

Heading back along the stunning Glenorchy Road, we take a leisurely stroll around beautiful and historic Bob’s Cove before making the journey back to Queenstown.

Our local personal guides love to tailor each tour to suit your interests, tastes and abilities. Get in touch to customise your tour and make your Queenstown adventure one to remember.

Lunch Recommendations – Café options

Cafés – Looking for a quick, cosy and delicious lunch? We can recommend some of the best local spots in Glenorchy or Arrowtown depending on your taste (bookings not required).


Queenstown Wilderness Personal Tour – Full Day