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Premium Milford Sound Small Group Tour, Cruise & Picnic Lunch from Queenstown
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Premium Milford Sound Small Group Tour, Cruise & Picnic Lunch from Queenstown

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Travel from Queenstown to the much-loved UNESCO-listed Milford Sound. Your guide will ensure you make the most of your trip with commentary along the way—pointing out scenic viewpoints and areas where Lord of the Rings was filmed. Once you reach Milford Sound, you won’t have to worry about waiting in visitor lines as entrance tickets are included. Enjoy a Milford Sound Discovery Cruise where you’ll see stunning views of waterfalls and Mitre Peak. You’ll also have free time to explore the waterfalls of Lake Marian on foot.
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  • 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$164.09
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Small Group, Award Winning, Full Day Milford Sound Experience from Queenstown
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Small Group, Award Winning, Full Day Milford Sound Experience from Queenstown

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Arguably the most scenic destination in New Zealand, Milford Sound offers a sweeping landscape of jagged snow-capped mountains, shimmering fjords and lakes, towering waterfalls and emerald greenery. Travel with a small group by coach from Queenstown to Fiordland National Park to explore this lush wilderness, including a boat cruise on the Milford Sound. You also see The Remarkables mountain range, Lake Wakatipu—New Zealand's longest lake, and Lake Te Anau—the South Island’s the largest lake.
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  • 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$141.02
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US$141.02

Akaroa Shore Excursion: Banks Peninsula and Christchurch City Sights Tour

Akaroa Shore Excursion: Banks Peninsula and Christchurch City Sights Tour

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Travel from Akaroa Harbour on this shore excursion through the Banks Peninsula to Christchurch, whose city center was devastated by the 2011 earthquake. Drive past city landmarks in the old CBD and stroll the Christchurch Botanic Gardens with a knowledgeable guide. En route, take in the scenic splendor of the Southern Alps and the Canterbury Region.
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  • 6 hours
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US$57.45
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Milford Sound Cruise from Queenstown or Te Anau
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Milford Sound Cruise from Queenstown or Te Anau

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Travel to the Tasman Sea on a Milford Sound cruise aboard the ‘Milford Mariner’, 'Milford Sinbad', or ‘Milford Wanderer.’ Pass by the world-renowned Mitre Peak and drift alongside rushing waterfalls as you search for wildlife including New Zealand fur seals, dolphins, and Fiordland-crested penguins. An onboard nature specialist provides expert commentary. Hotel pickup and drop-off are available from Milford Sound, Queenstown, and Te Anau by luxury coach.
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  • 2 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$91.60
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US$91.60

Valley of the Vines Lunch Wine Tour | Includes Lunch | Adults Only | Small Group

Valley of the Vines Lunch Wine Tour | Includes Lunch | Adults Only | Small Group

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Enjoy the tastes of the winemaking region of Central Otago without the stress of choosing a sober driver. Get picked up from your hotel and dropped back again at the end of the tour on this lunchtime drive around several celebrated wineries in the Gibbston Valley. Go behind the scenes at the country’s oldest wine cave and sample a range of varietals at each winery’s cellar door, from pinot noirs to a range of white wines.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$131.14
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US$131.14

Milford Sound Coach Tour with Lunch from Queenstown

Milford Sound Coach Tour with Lunch from Queenstown

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Upon reaching Milford Sound, board a luxurious catamaran. Peer through panoramic windows of a luxury coach while you travel through the UNESCO-listed Fiordland National Park with a guide, before a memorable sightseeing cruise by Mitre Peak and the magnificent cliff-side waterfalls of Milford Sound.
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  • 12 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$117.96
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US$117.96

Te Anau Glow Worm Caves Tour

Te Anau Glow Worm Caves Tour

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See the glowworm caves of Te Anau on an underground adventure sure to charm visitors of all ages. An informative guide joins you on the 2hour and 15 minute Te Anau glowworm caves tour, starting with a cruise across Lake Te Anau. Then marvel at the shimmering illumination of thousands of glowworms as you glide through the quiet darkness of this magical underground world.
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  • 2 hours 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$65.24

Lord of the Rings Scenic Tour

Lord of the Rings Scenic Tour

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Visit ‘The Lord of the Rings’ filming locations in Glenorchy, traveling by 4WD with an informative guide. Departing Queenstown for Middle-earth in the morning or afternoon, this half-day tour includes stunning countryside landscapes chosen by director Peter Jackson. See where famous scenes were filmed, such as the Fortress of Isengard, Lothlorien, Ithilien Camp and Forest of Amon Hen. Enjoy light refreshments and personalized attention on this small-group tour, limited to six passengers per vehicle.
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  • 4 hours 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$166.06
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Half-Day Milford Helicopter Flight and Cruise from Queenstown - 202

Half-Day Milford Helicopter Flight and Cruise from Queenstown - 202

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Located in the heart of Fiordland National Park, Milford Sound forms part of the Te Wahipounamu World Heritage site. Explore the stunning fiord by air and water during a half-day excursion. The exhilarating, round-trip helicopter flight from Queenstown includes a glacier landing on Mt. Tutoko. Perhaps spot dolphins, seals, and penguins during an unforgettable cruise.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$657.34
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Shotover River Extreme Jet Boat Ride in Queenstown, New Zealand

Shotover River Extreme Jet Boat Ride in Queenstown, New Zealand

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Take a jet boat ride on the Shotover River during an extreme ride, and make use of transport from Queenstown. Experience adrenaline-fueled fun as the jet boat skims the water’s surface at high speed and fishtails into 360-degree spins. Hold on tight as the captain maneuvers the jet boat over rapids and through narrow canyons during one heart-pounding adventure you won’t soon forget.
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  • 25 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$92.65
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Queenstown 60-minute Jet Boat Ride on the Shotover & Kawarau Rivers

Queenstown 60-minute Jet Boat Ride on the Shotover & Kawarau Rivers

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Experience heart-racing fun on an exhilarating Queenstown jet-boat ride. The expert captain races across Lake Wakatipu, navigates tricky turns on the Kawarau River and speeds through the milky waters of the Shotover River. Grab hold of your seat as the jet boat makes 360-degree spins and fishtails on a rollercoaster ride over the water.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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US$66.89
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TSS Earnslaw & Walter Peak Farm Experience with Afternoon Tea
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TSS Earnslaw & Walter Peak Farm Experience with Afternoon Tea

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Cruise across Lake Wakatipu to Walter Peak High Country Farm aboard the TSS ‘Earnslaw,’ a vintage steamship. Stroll the lakeside gardens and enjoy a traditional morning or afternoon tea and take a walking tour of the farm. You’ll watch sheepdogs in action and see sheep shearing demonstrations. Treat yourself to home-baked goods and alpine views of the Remarkables mountain range. Savor a delicious afternoon tea and an amble through lakeside gardens before heading back to Queenstown by boat.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$62.60
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Arrival Transfer: Queenstown Airport to Central Queenstown City Centre

Arrival Transfer: Queenstown Airport to Central Queenstown City Centre

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Let a professional and courteous driver collect you from the Queenstown airport, help you with your luggage and drop you off at the doorstep of your accommodation. This shared transfer to your Queenstown hotel offers a hassle-free arrival. Shuttles stop just outside baggage claim. Airport transfers are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
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  • 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$15.02
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Waipara Wine Trail Afternoon Tour from Christchurch

Waipara Wine Trail Afternoon Tour from Christchurch

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Visit four boutique wineries of North Canterbury on a half-day wine-tasting tour with optional lunch. Departing Christchurch, you’ll taste a quality selection of wines in the up-and-coming Waipara wine region, including stops at Pegasus Bay, Waipara Hills, Torlesse Wines and Waipara Springs. Learn from a knowledgeable guide about Waipara’s unique terroir as you sip a range of superior reds and whites.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$79.08
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Milford Sound Sightseeing Cruise Including optional lunch

Milford Sound Sightseeing Cruise Including optional lunch

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Don’t miss out on the opportunity to take a Milford Sound cruise while visiting UNESCO-listed Fiordland National Park. Departing from Milford Wharf, this boat cruises past Mitre Peak and waterfalls cascading down steep-walled mountains that rise straight up from the water. See Bowen Falls, Stirling Falls and Seal Point while searching the deep fiord for marine life including bottlenose dolphins and New Zealand fur seals.
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  • 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$65.24
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Milford Sound Nature Cruise

Milford Sound Nature Cruise

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See the Eighth Wonder of the World on a Milford Sound Nature cruise, led by a naturalist guide. Gliding past granite walls, glacier-fed waterfalls and stunning Mitre Peak aboard a smaller-sized vessel than most Milford Sound cruises, you’ll have great photo ops of this famous South Island attraction situated within the UNESCO-listed Fiordland National Park. Stay on the water for up to 2 hours, and be on the lookout for Fiordland crested penguins and bottlenose dolphins.
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  • 2 hours 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Dinner at Walter Peak High Country Farm and Cruise from Queenstown
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Dinner at Walter Peak High Country Farm and Cruise from Queenstown

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Board the TSS "Earnslaw," a vintage steamship, for an evening cruise on Queenstown’s scenic Lake Wakatipu. Arriving at Walter Peak High Country Farm, you’re treated to a sumptuous barbecue dinner at the Colonel’s Homestead. Sink your teeth into roasted meats and seafood, homemade desserts, and a New Zealand cheeseboard. After dinner, see farm demonstrations or purchase a drink and simply relax in the bar.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$98.19
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Milford Sound Sightseeing Cruise with Scenic Round-Trip Flight from Queenstown
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Milford Sound Sightseeing Cruise with Scenic Round-Trip Flight from Queenstown

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Take a window seat for a scenic round-trip flight from Queenstown to Milford Sound, and see the splendor of Fiordland National Park from the air and sea. Board a cruise and pass dramatic waterfalls and Mitre Peak as you travel to the Tasman Sea. Then soar over the Southern Alps on your return.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$301.82
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Full-Day Milford Sound Extraordinaire Tour from Te Anau

Full-Day Milford Sound Extraordinaire Tour from Te Anau

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Travel along the spectacular Milford Road on a full-day Milford Sound tour from Te Anau. Have the chance to see native wildlife like the endangered kea (an alpine parrot), seals, dolphins, and the Fiordland crested penguin. Visit Gunns Camp, take short walks to beautiful sights including the Chasm and Marian Cascade, and take a sightseeing cruise on Milford Sound. Includes entrance fees, boat cruise with live commentary, morning tea, and hotel pickup and drop-off.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$124.55
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Milford Sound Scenic Cruise

Milford Sound Scenic Cruise

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The UNESCO-listed Milford Sound is the postcard icon of New Zealand’s South Island—a dramatic fjord, ringed by jagged cliffs and cascading waterfalls. This cruise checks off all the highlights, affording spectacular views of Bowen Falls, Sinbad Gully, and Mount Pembroke; passing the mighty Mitre Peak; and gliding out along the Tasman Sea coast.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Central Otago Wine Tour from Queenstown - Includes 4 Vineyards, Lunch & Wine

Central Otago Wine Tour from Queenstown - Includes 4 Vineyards, Lunch & Wine

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Pair the fine wines of Central Otago with a gourmet lunch platter on this small-group wine-tasting tour from Queenstown. Visit at boutique wineries during your tour and drive through verdant valleys and vine-clad foothills rich in gold mining history. Numbers are limited to 12 people to ensure an intimate experience with other wine lovers.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$134.51
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Departure Transfer: Queenstown Central City Centre Hotels to Queenstown Airport

Departure Transfer: Queenstown Central City Centre Hotels to Queenstown Airport

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End your trip to Queenstown the easy way with this shared departure transfer to Queenstown Airport. You will be picked up from your accommodation doorstep and transferred by spacious minivan to the airport. It’s a budget-friendly alternative to the pricey private taxi rides.
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  • 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Half-Day Milford Sound Flight and Cruise from Queenstown

Half-Day Milford Sound Flight and Cruise from Queenstown

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The glacial waters, soaring cliffs, and thundering waterfalls of Milford Sound are spectacular from all angles, and this half-day tour takes in all the highlights. Enjoy thrilling aerial views of the Fiordland National Park on a round-trip flight from Queenstown, and marvel at Mitre Peak, Bowen Falls, and Mount Pembroke on a scenic Milford Sound cruise. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Milford Sound Fly | Cruise | Fly ex Queenstown
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Milford Sound Fly | Cruise | Fly ex Queenstown

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Take in the vast scale of Milford Sound from the air and water with a half-day trip that includes round-trip flights and a catamaran cruise. You’ll board a small plane that accommodates up to 7 passengers, lift off above the ridges and lakes of Fiordland National Park, then cruise Milford Sound all the way to the Tasman Sea. Watch for fur seals and penguins, and pass through the mists of Stirling Falls before meeting the pilot for the return trip to Queenstown.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Lord of the Rings Scenic Half Day Tour
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Lord of the Rings Scenic Half Day Tour

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Fans of the Lord of the Rings movies won’t want to miss this fun half-day tour to various filming locations in the Southern Alps. You’ll enjoy exclusive access to private Arcadia Station and will also visit the beautiful Mt. Aspiring National Park. Be amazed by the natural beauty while reliving your favorite movie scenes. Don an LOTR costume and sword too, if you like.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Small Group, Award Winning, Full Day Milford Sound Experience from Queenstown
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Akaroa Shore Excursion: Banks Peninsula and Christchurch City Sights Tour
"Very informative & engaging representative. Gave personal insight into sights & went out of his way to accommodate wishes."..."
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Milford Sound Cruise from Queenstown or Te Anau
"Te Anau to Milford Sound bus trip and boat tour is fantastic. Great commentary and spectacular views. The cruise is just amazing I highly recommend doing this!"..."
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Valley of the Vines Lunch Wine Tour | Includes Lunch | Adults Only | Small Group
"Despite awful weather we got to try delicious wines and taste yummy food on this well constructed tour. Friendly guide and welcoming wineries."..."
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Milford Sound Coach Tour with Lunch from Queenstown
"Milford Sound is breathtakingly beautiful and this is the perfect way to see it from Queenstown if you dont want to drive and can't afford flying. Bus is very comfortable and the driver very friendly. Cruise was brilliant, plenty of photo opportunities, we saw waterfalls, dolphins and a seal. Everything went smoothly and I highly recommend it."..."
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Te Anau Glow Worm Caves Tour
"Whole experience and staff was friendly and helping they explained things throughly . Will definitely suggest more people"..."
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Lord of the Rings Scenic Tour
"This tour was fantastic - I’m a big LOTR fan & the experience was just amazing. Our guide was very informative 😀"..."
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Half-Day Milford Helicopter Flight and Cruise from Queenstown - 202
"The entire Team and experience were excellent. Skilled and knowledgeable pilot, excellent aircraft and amazing scenery."..."
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Shotover River Extreme Jet Boat Ride in Queenstown, New Zealand
"This was the most thing I have ever done I'm my 64 years. Our driver was Donald and he was so lovely. Thankyou so much. Kerryn pearce."..."
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Queenstown 60-minute Jet Boat Ride on the Shotover & Kawarau Rivers
"Great fun Professional outfit Easy to access Value for money Would recommend this experience to everyone. A must when you visit Queenstown."..."
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TSS Earnslaw & Walter Peak Farm Experience with Afternoon Tea
"Afternoon tea was delicious! The dog show was fantastic-very entertaining and learnt a lot about farming!"..."
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Arrival Transfer: Queenstown Airport to Central Queenstown City Centre
"Wow! where do I begin, I have enjoyed it all, shot over jet was amazing, the stream boat ride and farm was cool, the gondala the gondala was a challange for me as I am scard of highs, and luge was great fun."..."
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Waipara Wine Trail Afternoon Tour from Christchurch
"The wineries were amazing and the staff were so informative about everything and the history of the wineries was so interesting all in all a 10/10 experience"..."
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Milford Sound Sightseeing Cruise Including optional lunch
"Beautiful experience,lucky enough to see some dolphins on our trip, the rain made it that more epic as the rain creates those magical waterfalls. So if you’re lucky enough to get heavy rain don’t worry as it creates the most beautiful teardrop’s forming off the Mother Earth…."..."
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Milford Sound Nature Cruise
"Great tour, absolutely stunning part of the country. Made even better by the super friendly crew, who had lots of super interesting facts and stories of the area."..."
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Dinner at Walter Peak High Country Farm and Cruise from Queenstown
"The boat trip was awesome, nice and warm inside and great to see the inner workings of the ship. Walter Peak was amazing!! Stunning property, service was great and the Buffett was so tasty!! Would definitely do this again!"..."
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Milford Sound Sightseeing Cruise with Scenic Round-Trip Flight from Queenstown
"It was a first time flying in small plane. We loved the whole experience and Peter the pilot was fantastic 😀"..."
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Full-Day Milford Sound Extraordinaire Tour from Te Anau
"What an absolutely outstanding day. From pick up to drop off we were treated like royalty. The views along the way from Te Anau to Milford sound were amazing and the cruise itself only got better. We have no hesitation in recommending others to take this tour if you want to get more than your money's worth."..."
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Milford Sound Scenic Cruise
"This was the Most Beautiful cruise and up close and personal cruise too go on. Our skipper and Bailey where formative and Friendly. Couldn't ask for a better Day."..."
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Central Otago Wine Tour from Queenstown - Includes 4 Vineyards, Lunch & Wine
"We were lucky enough to be the only couple on this tour with Gary. Gary was very friendly, incredibly knowledgeable and informative and attentive to our requests. The wineries we visited were lovely boutique wineries all of which we had never heard of before. It was a lovely day and we would highly recommend this tour to anyone."..."
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Departure Transfer: Queenstown Central City Centre Hotels to Queenstown Airport
"Prompt pick up from Hotel and on time, very courteous and polite and also a competent driver, we arrived at airport on time. Would definitely use again."..."
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Half-Day Milford Sound Flight and Cruise from Queenstown
"The size of the aircraft, so tiny but so amazing how close we could get to the glaciers for amazing shots. Antz was an awesome pilot and guide. While we had the best 4 days for our 20th wedding anniversary in Queenstown covering a lot of activities and places, this was our special treat and was by far the highlight of our trip, just stunning and exceeded all expectations!!! Aaron and I are talkers and we had very few words, such breathtaking views and so much to take in!!! Loved every minute of this trip and would highly recommend as a 'must do' in Queenstown. Thanks so much Antz."..."
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Milford Sound Fly | Cruise | Fly ex Queenstown
"The Milford Sound Fly and Cruise was one of the top 5 adventures we’ve ever had. The weather was inclement on our scheduled day but the team rescheduled for the following day with no problem. Exciting, jaw dropping! Staff and equipment excellent!"..."
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Lord of the Rings Scenic Half Day Tour
"The views were amazing, breathtaking, our driver Joel was so friendly and very informative. Glenorchy was special with the wharf and red shed. Seeing Lothlorian isengaard etc were amazing."..."

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