• Tour code: 5628_SNOWSHOEING
  • Location: Queenstown, New Zealand
  • Duration: 6 hours (approx.)
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Explore Queenstown’s snowy backcountry on a wintertime snowshoe hike, suitable for beginners and experts. An experienced guide offers instructional tips during an orientation session, then leads you at a leisurely pace through this alpine environment. Stop at scenic viewpoints to enjoy coffee and cookies and snap photos of the exquisite South Island scenery. Snowshoe equipment and round-trip hotel transport are included on this small-group tour, limited to 10 people.

Highlights

  • Half-day snowshoe hiking tour from Queenstown
  • Get started with easy-to-follow snowshoeing instructions
  • Discover the beauty of winter in New Zealand as you walk across snow-covered mountains
  • Learn about the wildlife, geology and history of the South Island
  • Stop for photo ops and hot coffee at scenic viewpoints
  • Small-group tour with a maximum of 10 people ensures more personalized attention from the guide

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What You Can Expect

Backcountry Snowshoeing Tour from Queenstown

Enjoy the serenity of a morning snowshoe tour.

This guided snowshoe adventure from Queenstown covers a total walking distance of 2.5 miles (4km) over three to four hours, with plenty of rest stops to snap pictures along the way.

After hotel pickup, you’re transferred by minivan to a pristine mountain meadow. Strap on your provided snowshoes then get some practice during an introductory lesson before gliding across the snow at a leisurely pace. (It is recommended that you bring sunglasses to protect your eyes from the bright reflection on the snow.)

Follow your guide along gently sloping terrain and feel the ease of walking across deep snow in your snowshoes. Your guide highlights the area’s natural history and wildlife, and stops at a mountaintop vista where you’re served cookies with a hot cup of coffee while soaking up the views from a freshly carved snow-seat. Once you finish your snowshoe hike, you’re returned by minivan to your Queenstown hotel.

Please note: A minimum of 2 people per booking is required for the group departures.

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