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Go off the beaten track on a 4WD tour outside Queenstown and traverse the private farmland of Mt Earnslaw Station. Your informative guide offers a variety of options for exploring the high country, including a visit to the gold-mining town of Glenorchy in Paradise Valley. Numbers are limited to a maximum of four passengers on this small-group, customizable tour to ensure personalized attention.

Highlights

  • 4.5-hour tour of Mt Earnslaw Station and the high country, with transport by 4WD

  • Visit a working sheep farm, stop by Lake Reid and spend time in Glenorchy

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included from Queenstown

  • Small-group tour limited to four ensures personalized attention

What You Can Expect

High Country Discovery Tour from Queenstown

Lake Reid, Black Swans, Paradise Ducks

Gain exclusive access to Mt Earnslaw Station on this half-day tour in the heart of New Zealand’s high country. The 130-year-old working farm situated at the head of Lake Wakatipu is set amid the alpine surroundings of Paradise Valley. Discover the remote region with a local guide, starting with hotel pickup in Queenstown.

You’ll drive to secluded lookout points for the ultimate photo op and have plenty of options for exploring on foot. You may recognize scenery from filming locations for The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings movie series.

Listen to your guide’s informative anecdotes about regional history, culture and geography. The flexible itinerary lets you set the pace and choose from a variety of activities. Visit an operational wool shed where sheep are shorn; view Diamond Lake flanked by Mt Alfred and Mt Earnslaw; or search for black swans and paradise ducks at Lake Reid.

Spend time in Glenorchy village, first surveyed in 1864 and featuring gold mining, saw milling, farming and what may be the world’s smallest library.

Finish with the return drive to Queenstown and drop-off at your hotel.

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