Tucked in beneath the soaring peaks and serene lakes of New Zealand’s South Island, Arrowtown and Wanaka offer outdoor adventure with a strong sense of history. On this tour, hit both destinations in one day and enjoy a drink in the famous Cardrona Hotel. Spin into the Gibbston Valley with your guide and stroll through the 19th-century gold-mining settlement of Arrowtown. Pass the fertile vineyards of Kawarau Gorge, admire spectacular views along the Crown Range road, and enjoy free time to explore Wanaka at your leisure.
Tour of Arrowtown and Wanaka from Queenstown
Explore the 19th-century gold-mining town of Arrowtown with your guide
Discover natural sites of interest including the Gibbston Valley and Kawarau Gorge
Soak up the atmosphere in lakeside Wanaka during free time
Pickup and drop-off at your centrally located Queenstown accommodation
Queenstown to Queenstown via Cromwell, Wanaka,Cardrona, the Crown Range and Wanaka
, Jul 2019
Our guide was a local and new her stuff. She made the trip what it was - a thoroughly enjoyable experience with lots of interesting stops along the way. There had been a slight fall of snow prior to our trip which made it look how Queenstown and surrounds likes to look in winter. I can thoroughly recommend the trip. Just one comment - you unfortunately arrive at Arrowtown at the wrong end of the day. It would be lovely to see it in the early afternoon before the sun goes down. But you can’t have everything.
Hi, thanks for the glowing review, yes winter makes the day a bit short to fit everything in before the sun drops behind the hill at Arrowtown. We would love to see you again in Summer when the sun sets at around 10pm.
Our driver had lots of knowledge about the history and the area in general. The countryside
was most interesting and lots of photo stops Arrowtown itself was a pretty small town and being autumn it was a picture of golden coloured leaves. Wonderful time to visit the area.
My family (2 adults+2 kids) had the pleasure of Full day tour of Arrowtown and Wanaka in early June 2018. It was fun day. Site seeing was great, Our guide/driver had great attitude. Highly recommended.
Fantastic day with plenty of stops and sightseeing opportunities. Very passionate, entertaining and informative guide. Cant believe how much we managed to fit into a single trip. Dont think, just do it!
This was an amazing tour - New Zealand is a gorgeous country. Our tour guide was witty and knowledgeable. Wanaka was beautiful and Arrowtown was quite quaint. I wish we had a little more time in Arrowtown but it is not far from Queenstown so you could easily find transportation back there.
My sister and myself had an absolutely brilliant day on this trip. Wayne was great company and really knowledgable about the area - he gave me some superb photography tips as well! The trip itself is well planned and paced, covering interesting places as well as beautiful landscapes. I would definitely recommend this trip.f
This is a wonderful full-day trip 9 AM to 5:30 PM that includes stops in Cromwell, Wanaka, Cardrona, and Arrowtown. Kathy was a great tour guide, who made ample stops for photos along the way. She is also co-owner along with her husband, so she's very knowledgeable and adds a genuine personal touch that made the day all the more enjoyable. What a great way to spend our last full day in New Zealand.