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Queenstown Hill Tours

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Queenstown Hill
Arguably one of Queenstown’s best hikes, Queenstown Hill is home to the popular Queenstown Hill Time Walk, where informative placards provides an overview of Queenstown’s fascinating history. To native Maori, this hill was known as Te Tapu Nui, or mountain of intense sacredness, which makes sense considering the epic views you’ll get from the top.

Climbing over 1,500 feet in only 1.5 miles, the steep climb is rewarded by views looking out over Lake Wakatipu, as well as The Remarkables and Southern Alps that are often snowcapped in the distance.

Aside from hiking, ATV and quad bike tours are a popular way to visit, which crisscross over 15 miles of off-road trails on the hill.

Practical Info

The trailhead for Queenstown Hill is off Belfast Terrace about 1 mile from downtown. Be sure to bring water and have proper walking shoes, and the trail can often be snow covered in winter. Allow 2-3 hours round-trip for the hike, and bring extra layers since the temperature at the top is much chillier than the bottom.
 
Did You Know: Near the top of the walking trail, there’s a steel sculpture called “Basket of Dreams” which encourages visitors to look inwards at themselves and the time we are here on the Earth.
Address: 9300, 58 Belfast Terrace, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
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9 Tours and Activities to Experience Queenstown Hill

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Best of Queenstown Sightseeing Tour

Best of Queenstown Sightseeing Tour

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The daily tour departs central Queenstown and first stop is an observation point where you can take in one of the best panoramic views in Queenstown. After capturing some incredible photos, enjoy a brief stop overlooking the Shotover River before free time in the charming township Arrowtown. Travel to Gibbston and visit the world’s first commercial bungy jump, offering entertaining spectating opportunities. The region is also home to some Middle-earth magic (Lord of the Rings film locations). Enjoy wine tasting (non-alcoholic substitutes available) and a shared cheeseboard at a local winery and on the way back to Queenstown transfer from land to lake, with a picturesque thirty minute scenic boat cruise on Lake Wakatipu, ending your tour at the wharf in the heart of town. We’ve hand-picked the top local spots for an epic, half day sightseeing experience in luxury vehicles with onboard videos and complimentary wifi and bottled water.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$120.52
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US$120.52

Queenstown ATV Tour

Queenstown ATV Tour

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Ride a quad bike on Queenstown Hill during this ATV adventure. After a comprehensive training, hop on a fully automatic all-terrain vehicle and follow your guide over off-road trails (safety gear and all-weather clothing provided). Enjoy informative commentary and sweeping views over Queenstown. Hotel pickup and drop-off, along with refreshments, are included in this small-group tour, limited to 11 people.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$215.77
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US$215.77

12-Day Snow Odyssey Tour

12-Day Snow Odyssey Tour

This is the ultimate snow holiday for the ultimate powder hound! Visiting 11 mountains over 12 days, you’ll sample New Zealand’s most popular ski fields before heading off the beaten track to lesser known club fields loved by locals and pros alike. Highlights include: Porters ski field – an off-piste heaven with one of the largest vertical drops in New Zealand; Craigieburn – a best-kept-secret amongst locals with wide open powder bowls and lofty narrow shoots; and ever-popular Queenstown – packed with more adrenaline-pumping activities than there are hours in the day to enjoy them. The Snow Odyssey is a combination of our Snow Safari and Snow Explorer tours and is best suited for intermediate to advanced skiers/snowboarders as you’ll be using nutcrackers and rope tows to climb a handful of the slopes. Never heard of a nutcracker? Don’t let this put you off! Most people adjust to using these tools after just a couple of runs and our guides are on hand to help.
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  • 12 days
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US$2,352.61
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US$2,352.61

10 Day Explorer tour: Ziplines, Hikes, Canyoning, Kayaking, Rafting & Glaciers.

10 Day Explorer tour: Ziplines, Hikes, Canyoning, Kayaking, Rafting & Glaciers.

This tour has been the #1 bucket list New Zealand adventure tour since 2005 and includes skydiving, bungy jumping, heli biking, white water rafting, hiking, kayaking, rock climbing, jet boating, high ropes and cross country biking in the price! Also included are 10 nights of comfortable dbl/twin share ensuite accommodation in modern, centrally located 4* studio apartments, plus breakfast and lunch daily. We deliver seamless, professional and fun once in a lifetime tours for visitors to NZ and our trips have been carefully planned to visit fantastic off-the-beaten-track locations as well as the spectacular must-visit destinations for which the South Island is famous. Our guides are experienced and 100% dedicated to the needs of our clients who come from a wide range of ages and backgrounds. Our tours are typically made up from a mix of solo travellers, couples, and friends and we also frequently run this itinerary as a private option for small groups and families.
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  • 10 days
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US$4,061.27
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Queenstown Highlights Tour

Queenstown Highlights Tour

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Strike gold and take in all the scenic alpine wonders of Queenstown and Arrowtown on this small group sightseeing tour. Spend three-hours enjoying panoramic lake and mountain views, learning along the way about the rugged alpine region’s historic gold-rush and contemporary wine-making industries. A perfect option for those who want to explore this stunning landscape and its rich history in a single day.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$79.87
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US$79.87
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Queenstown Private Half and Full Day Tour

Queenstown Private Half and Full Day Tour

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Explore Queenstown and Arrowtown at your own pace on this private tour. Your guide will help you identify which sights and attractions around the region are best suited to your interests, so you can go straight there. Don’t waste time traipsing around places that don’t appeal to you, as on a standard group tour. This tour can be customized to your needs including Glenorchy, Wanaka and much more. Please note Glenorchy and Wanaka will require the 8 hour option.
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  • 4 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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US$256.00
Price varies by group size
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US$256.00
Price varies by group size
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Break One Clay Target Shooting - The Top Gun

Break One Clay Target Shooting - The Top Gun

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Try your hand at a rural New Zealand pastime in a scenic location with this clay target shooting experience for small groups. There’s no need to be a shooting expert to get involved at this shooting range – one-on-one coaching is provided to make sure you’re shooting like a pro. Once you’re acquainted with clay target shooting, take on your friends at the range: choose from several different competition options and shoot at a range of different scored stations.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$153.60
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US$153.60

Private Tesla Tour (Full-Day)

Private Tesla Tour (Full-Day)

Travel to the pristine World Heritage sites of the Southern Alps region in the comfort and knowledge that you truly are leaving only footprints. Using electricity from renewable resources, our electric vehicles are 100% zero emissions. Take a scenic tour into the heart of New Zealand high country in a luxury Tesla Model X ESUV unique to Nomad Safaris. These vehicles offer unrivaled visibility with a huge glass roof and ultra-luxurious seating. Take in the landscapes in this whisper-quiet car driven by your personal local guide. On a private full day tour, the options are endless: explore Skippers Canyon, Glenorchy and Paradise, the Wakatipu Basin ,or Wanaka, amongst others. You can “Trust the Guide” and enjoy a tailored, bespoke adventure or create your own itinerary. Allow us to create a magical day for you. Trust the Guide with your expectations and we will deliver a day to remember.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$1,622.37
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US$1,622.37
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Queenstown Instagram Photoshoot By Local Professionals

Queenstown Instagram Photoshoot By Local Professionals

Are you traveling to Queenstown but not sure how to spend quality time in the city? While planning out things to do in Queenstown don’t forget to include a 60 minutes private photoshoot with a professional photographer on your next trip, here your social media perfect images are our responsibility. We at vsnapu gives a chance to bring out the model within you and make you adore the special and candid moments of your family gatherings, bachelorette parties, honeymoon photography, office trips and a lot more. The best thing which you can do here is to be your director and create your looks for the photos. We will take you to the best photography locations of Queenstown City giving you the natural-looking, cinematic moments. We provide special photoshoot at your scenic Queenstown Resort ** allowing you more flexibility and convenience ** (permission required from resort management)
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$256.42
per group
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US$256.42
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