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Kiwi Birdlife Park Admission

Kiwi Birdlife Park Admission

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Observe more than 20 native bird species —including New Zealand’s namesake, the kiwi — with admission to Kiwi Birdlife Park in central Queenstown. See wildlife shows, nature exhibits and daily keeper presentations, and catch a rare sight of the flightless kiwi in a nocturnal enclosure. In addition to these feathered stars, take a look at critters such as the Auckland green gecko, the kea and a prehistoric tuatara. Your admission ticket is valid for the entire day so you can explore the park at your own pace.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$20,32
From
US$20,32

Half-Day Walter Peak Horse Trek from Queenstown

Half-Day Walter Peak Horse Trek from Queenstown

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Cruise from Queenstown to Walter Peak High Country Farm and venture out on horseback with an expert guide. You'll board the vintage steamship TSS ‘Earnslaw’ for a round-trip ride across Lake Wakatipu then have morning or afternoon tea at the Colonel’s Homestead. Numbers are limited for a small-group experience on the horse trek, with views of the Remarkables mountain range.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$107,68
From
US$107,68
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Golden Hills Horse Treks

Golden Hills Horse Treks

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Experience the beautiful landscape of Central Otago on horseback! Golden Hills Horse Treks offer stunning views of Lake Dunstan and Mount Pisa range, great horses and personalised treks. Riding in a small group we always match the pace to your individual experience and confidence level. We also offer lead rides for younger kids.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$60,95
From
US$60,95

Half Day Bike Tour of Arrow River Trail

Half Day Bike Tour of Arrow River Trail

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Cycle alongside the Arrow and Kawarau rivers during a half-day bike excursion. You’re transferred from Queenstown for an easy off-road mountain bike ride that covers approx. 9 miles (15 km) over flat terrain. Take advantage of a detailed trail map and a support vehicle available while you ride independently. Cross several suspension bridges including the Kawarau Bridge, famous for its bungy jumping, and enjoy wine tasting at Gibbston Valley Winery. Hotel pickup available for morning tours only.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$94,14
From
US$94,14
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Milford Sound Cruise from Queenstown or Te Anau

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
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$87,37
From
US$87,37
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Milford Sound Day Trip by Land, Sea and Air from Queenstown with Nature Cruise

Milford Sound Day Trip by Land, Sea and Air from Queenstown with Nature Cruise

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See Milford Sound from aboard a coach, a nature cruise, and an aircraft on this full-day tour from Queenstown. Take in the stunning scenery from three different modes of transport and listen to informative commentary from your guide. Buffet lunch and round-trip hotel transportation from Queenstown included.
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  • 8 to 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$415,38
From
US$415,38
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Mt Cook Small Group Adventure Tour from Queenstown or Cromwell

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Mt Cook Small Group Adventure Tour from Queenstown or Cromwell

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Take a break from the hectic Queenstown streets with this trip into the mighty Southern Alps. Spend the day at Mount Cook Village, nestled in the shadow of Aoraki Mount Cook, New Zealand’s tallest mountain. Enjoy free reign to set your own schedule, whether it’s hiking around the Alps, speeding around in jet boats or learning more about the mountains at Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Center.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$103,67
US$138,23
US$34,56 savings
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US$103,67
US$138,23
US$34,56 savings
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Paradise Valley Full Day Tour

Paradise Valley Full Day Tour

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See firsthand if Paradise Valley lives up to its name by prebooking this tour from Queenstown. Along with visiting movie locations used in Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, catch views of the Dart River and Mt. Aspiring National Park. Take a few optional hikes, explore a trail above Diamond Lake, and stop by a sheep-shearing farm. During this guided tour, you’ll also get to ride a 4WD off the beaten path to see the area used as Middle Earth in LOTR.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$267,51
Price varies by group size
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US$267,51
Price varies by group size
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Milford Sound Coach and Nature Cruise with Picnic Lunch from Queenstown

Milford Sound Coach and Nature Cruise with Picnic Lunch from Queenstown

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With waterfalls cascading down mighty cliffs and some of New Zealand’s most impressive natural scenery, Milford Sound is one the South Island’s must-see destinations—but its remote location makes it hard to reach alone. On this tour, spin through the New Zealand countryside in comfort from central Queenstown with your guide. Admire panoramic views from your glass-roof coach, and cruise the calm waters with Kiwi-style buffet lunch included.
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  • 12 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$134,77
From
US$134,77
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Skippers Canyon 4WD Tour from Queenstown

Skippers Canyon 4WD Tour from Queenstown

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Leave bustling Queenstown behind for the scenic beauty of Skippers Canyon on a half-day 4WD tour of the historic gorge. An experienced guide traverses Gorge Road and follows an old mining route toward Coronet Peak and into Skippers Canyon for outstanding views over the Wakatipu Basin and the Shotover River. Enjoy short walks and stop for scrumptious morning or afternoon tea including chilled wine, cookies and homemade cheese.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$125,03
From
US$125,03

Doubtful Sound Wilderness Cruise from Queenstown

Doubtful Sound Wilderness Cruise from Queenstown

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Join a Doubtful Sound cruise from Queenstown and discover this alpine gem nestled in the UNESCO-listed Fiordland National Park. Traveling by coach, take a ferry across Lake Manapouri and cross over Wilmot Pass for your catamaran cruise. Admire the fiord’s vivid beauty as you search for dolphins, fur seals, and penguins amid a dramatic landscape of soaring granite peaks and crystal-clear waters. 
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$141,55
From
US$141,55
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Routeburn Track Guided Walk (Half-Day)

Routeburn Track Guided Walk (Half-Day)

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Get introduced to one of New Zealand’s Great Walks with a 2.5-hour hike on the Routeburn Track. This half-day tour departs Queenstown for the awe-inspiring scenery of Mt Aspiring National Park. Walk across a swing bridge and follow your guide at a relaxed pace through a beech forest lush with ferns and mosses. Experience the tranquility of the Routeburn River and its waterfalls while you learn about native birdlife and cultural history.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$195,37
Price varies by group size
From
US$195,37
Price varies by group size

Premium Glenorchy & Paradise Expedition

Premium Glenorchy & Paradise Expedition

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Take a break from the hustle and bustle of Queenstown and head along the shores of Lake Wakatipu to the aptly-named Paradise. On this half-day tour deep into Otago, experience New Zealand life outside of the urban centers. Stop at a local farm to feed the local animals and watch a genuine sheep-shearing demonstration; stroll around the picturesque film-making hotspot Glenorchy; drive all the way out to the isolated parks and historic buildings in Paradise. Make sure to take lots of photos of this scenic region!
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$114,46
From
US$114,46

Million Dollar Cruise in Queenstown

Million Dollar Cruise in Queenstown

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Explore Lake Wakatipu by boat on a 1.5-hour cruise from Queenstown. As you travel to the end of the lake, you can see stunning lakeside homes, a variety of bird life, Kawarau Dam, and the magnificent scenery that surrounds Queenstown. Get unobstructed views from the sundeck or stay warm in the heated cabin, and have the option to purchase drinks from the onboard bar.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$33,19
From
US$33,19

Lake Wakatipu Scenic Catamaran Cruise from Queenstown

Lake Wakatipu Scenic Catamaran Cruise from Queenstown

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Enjoy unobstructed views of the Remarkables and the Southern Alps during a catamaran cruise on Lake Wakatipu in Queenstown. Head to the western shore, stopping at Bob’s Cove to soak up the views from New Zealand's longest lake. Listen to the captain’s entertaining commentary about the natural landmarks and wildlife as you relax indoors or on the outdoor decks. You have a selection of morning and afternoon cruises to choose from.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$23,70
From
US$23,70
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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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Take a journey with us deep into Middle Earth and explore unique Lord of the Rings filming locations from Queenstown to Glenorchy and Mt Aspiring World Heritage N.P. Feel the trilogy come to life as you visit the breathtaking and magical landscape that inspired Peter Jackson’s film locations for The Lord of the Rings movies. We are the only company with EXCLUSIVE ACCESS to the filming locations on Arcadia Station, where scenes from the Hobbit & Wolverine were filmed. Travel in small groups with local guides who have a real passion and knowledge of the area. Take in the diverse landscape of ancient beech forest, braided rivers and glacier carved valleys. Explore the unique flora and fauna and get up close to the New Zealand animals and birdlife. We are a Local family owned & operated tour company that offer the real experience. Operating since 2005! We are one of the few companies that hold Department of Conservation Concessionaire permits to access Mt Aspiring National park.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$103,62
US$121,90
US$18,28 savings
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US$103,62
US$121,90
US$18,28 savings
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Milford Sound Experience Full Day from Queenstown

Milford Sound Experience Full Day 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
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$169,31
From
US$169,31
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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
From
US$156,29
From
US$156,29

Half-Day Milford Sound Nature Cruise and Flight from Queenstown

Half-Day Milford Sound Nature Cruise and Flight from Queenstown

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See the sheer cliffs of Milford Sound from the air and water on a half-day tour from Queenstown by sightseeing plane and catamaran. Fly over Fjordland National Park, part of a UNESCO-listed landscape, then touch down at Milford Sound for a cruise with drinks and lunch (for the midday departure) served on board. This tour is perfect for photography and wildlife watching, and hotel pickup and drop-off from Queenstown hotels is included.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$346,62
From
US$346,62
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Milford Sound Small Group Tour Including Cruise & Lunch from Queenstown

Milford Sound Small Group Tour Including Cruise & 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
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$168,64
Price varies by group size
From
US$168,64
Price varies by group size
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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
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$121,23
From
US$121,23
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Luxury Milford Sound Coach and Scenic Cruise

Luxury Milford Sound Coach and Scenic Cruise

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Cruise Milford Sound and explore New Zealand’s Fiordland on a full-day trip from Queenstown by luxury coach. See some of the South Island’s most dramatic scenery through the glass roof of the coach, then cruise past towering waterfalls and seal colonies to the Tasman Sea, choosing between open decks and cabins that are comfortable in any weather. With pickup and drop-off at selected hotels in Queenstown, this Milford Sound trip is a spectacular day of scenery and wildlife in Fiordland National Park.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$152,12
From
US$152,12

Glacier Heli-Hike

Glacier Heli-Hike

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The one-hour fixed-wing flight from Queenstown to Franz Josef or Tasman Glacier is certainly spectacular, but the highlight of this trip is the glacier Heli Hike. The experienced guides will take you into a deep part of the glacier via a scenic helicopter flight. The helicopter passes over the deep crevasses of the icefalls and waterfalls to land on the upper Franz Josef icefall or on the Tasman glacier itself. From there you’ll be fitted with crampons for the two hours on the ice, exploring caves and seeing the natural, ever-changing wonder of the glacier in the South Island of New Zealand.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$904,13
From
US$904,13

Dart River Jet Boat Ride and Guided Wilderness Tour from Queenstown

Dart River Jet Boat Ride and Guided Wilderness Tour from Queenstown

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A jet-boat ride, a guided nature walk and a backcountry off-road tour are the highlights of this Dart River wilderness safari from Glenorchy. During this full-day tour with a naturalist guide, venture into Glenorchy, gateway to the World Heritage–listed Mt Aspiring National Park. Surrounded by awe-inspiring peaks and hidden valleys, you’ll twist and turn down the glacier-fed Dart River. Finish with a leisurely walk through an ancient forest to learn about the wildlife and the area’s original Maori inhabitants.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$175,41
From
US$175,41

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