Departs 1.00pm returns 4.30pm. Maximum group size 11
Stunning views over Lake Wakatipu
Explore Arrowtown & The Chinese Village
See the Shotover and Kawarau Rivers
Photo stop at Lake Hayes
Lord of the Rings and Bungy Bridge Lookout
Gibbston Valley Scenic Tour
Crown Terrace View Point
Leave Queenstown and take a scenic drive past the famous Shotover River. Back in the 1860's it was the richest gold bearing river in the world but now is known for the world famous Shotover Jet.
In Arrowtown your tour will include an informative drive past the Chinese Village, the old Goal and the lookout whilst pointing out the best photo locations not to be missed. Once in the Main Street of Arrowtown you will have approximately one hour free time to explore as everything is within walking distance. Enjoy a 10% discount on entrance fees to Lakes District Museum and Art Gallery.
Crown Terrace View Point Wind up one of New Zealands most famous roads boasting some incredible views, you will step out and soak these up and grab a photo or three.
Lord of the Rings and the Bungy Bridge
Views over the world's first commercial bungy operation opened at the Kawarau bridge in 1988, and has been credited with pioneering Queenstown's reputation as "the adventure capital of the world." You can photograph this historic bridge and look down at the excited throngs of bungy jumpers, while we show you where The Gates of Argonath stood in The Lord of the Rings / Pillars of the Kings movie (this time you really are on a movie set!).
Travelling into the Gibbston Valley, you'll gaze upon vineyard after vineyard; in a rugged setting that has lent itself to the production of award-winning Pinot Noir wine.Â
Lake Hayes (the mirror lake)
Stop at the stunning Lake Hayes for scenic photos of the surrounding mountains.
Views over Queenstown and Lake Wakatipu At the end of your tour you will head back to Queenstown for a truly amazing photo stop of New Zealand's most beautiful town.
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 off for selected Queenstown accommodation providers
Please note: A minimum of 2 passengers is required for the tour to go ahead
Pick up time Queenstown accommodation - 15 minutes prior to scheduled departure time
Pick up time The Station building from 10 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.