Departs 9.30am returns 4.30pm. Maximum group size 11
Departs from central Queenstown Hotels & the Station Building (corner of Camp & Shotover St Queenstown)
Stunning views over Lake Wakatipu
Explore Arrowtown & The Chinese Village
See the Shotover and Kawarau Rivers
Photo stop at Lake Hayes
Four hour bike hire, maps, helmets and trail recommendations (cycle ride is unguided but we haven't lost anyone we couldn't find!)
We will collect you from your Queenstown accommodation where you will join us for a guided tour to Queenstown Hill, Lake Hayes (the mirror lake) and then onto Arrowtown. Your experienced local guide will include an informative drive past the Chinese Village, the old Gaol (Arrowtowns historic jail) and Saint Mary Mackillop's convent whilst pointing out the best photo locations for you to visit. You will have time to explore historic Arrowtown and its amazing shops, perhaps grab a coffee before meeting the team at Arrowtown Bike Hire for the next part of your day.
Why just look at the scenery when you can ride through it!
At Arrowtown Bike Hire you will receive a comprehensive trail briefing before being fitted with a premium bike. Being a self guided ride, you will have the freedom to explore so we will discuss and point out options to visit local sights, the Bungy bridge and/or vineyards where you can enjoy wine tasting with lunch options (own expense).
The Arrow River Bridges Trail
On this fantastic cycle trail you meander beside two rivers, cross amazing bridges, pass historic cottages and bike through scenic farmland with mountain views until you arrive at the historic Kawarau (Bungy) Bridge built in 1880. Here you can take time to view the bungy jumpers as they leap into thin air. You may choose to explore and experience the best local wine tasting in the Gibbston Wine region, stop at one of the many restaurant options before heading back to Arrowtown.
Don't panic if you run out of puff on your bike ride, we will discuss pickup locations should you need our Bikers Shuttle Rescue!
Your Journey back to Queenstown
After your time in Arrowtown we will take you on a scenic drive pass Coronet Peak ski field, stunning Dalefield farms, the Shotover river and the world class resort of Millbrook. At the end of your tour you will head back to Queenstown ready to share your photos with friends around the world.
Capacity: 2 -11 passengers. Larger groups: We can cater for 14-17 passengers travelling in two vehicles, but we require 3 days’ notice for these. Please call us even if this is not possible as we will see if we can make it work
We provide pick up and drop from central Queenstown hotels & The Station Building (corner of Camp & Shotover St Queenstown)
Please note: A minimum of 2 passengers is required for the tour to go ahead
Pick up time central Queenstown hotels - from 15 minutes prior to scheduled departure time
Pick up time The Station building from 15 minutes prior to scheduled departure time
To Bring: Camera, warm clothes, raincoat, sunscreen and hat
Check out some of the reviews for the Arrowtown Tour on TripAdvisor
Would highly recommend this tour company, we just did the $49, 2.5 hour trip to Arrowtown, very friendly the van was spotless and very comfortable enough room to stand. This company can also organise private tours. Kathy was very prompt and had loads of local info to share with the group. Nothing was to much of a problem
Thanks again Kathy
Loved this couple of hours. Wonderful way to spend an afternoon before a flight home. Kathy gave an enjoyable commentary throughout and happily accommodated us by collecting and dropping us off at the hotel which was 15 minutes out of town.
Really worth the small your cost. Thanks again.
Our day started off on time. Greeted by Cathy we were promptly on our way toward Arrowtown to enjoy the sights on a beautiful morning. Our guide had a great passion for the environment and an extensive history of the area. Any questions you may have are of no problem and are answered honestly. Plenty of photo opportunities along the way. The trip duration is sufficient time and you are taken around the town first to learn a bit about the town and what it has to offer before you have the opportunity to enjoy the area yourself. Enjoyed a little morning tea and visited some fantastic novelty shops unique to Arrowtown. The Chinese village is a must see and gives you an insight to the history of gold panning and the raw truth about the people who resided here during the 1800s. The tour offers an 11 seater vehicle and is perfect for those wanting something more personal. I would recommend this company for those wanting a seamless visit to Arrowtown without the hassles of waiting for buses etc and people visiting briefly wanting to fit more in their day. Our driver on the way back was equally as informative . Shared a lot of laughs with these guides and would definitely hope others do too. The morning we went was incredible. It snowed the evening before and we were left with a Winter Wonderland. Awesome I can imagine any season of the year. A must do. Thank you for this experience. I wish we had heard of this company earlier to take advantage of the full day tour to Cardona Hotel and Wanaka. Perhaps in the future. All the best.