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.
Visit a real local honey farm to see bees's in a observation hive, learn about the different types of honey followed by tastings including Manuka, Rata and Clover.
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!).
Detailed information on places you will visit
The Kawarau Bridge
Walk the historic Kawarau Bridge built in 1880 now the home of the worlds first commercial bungy jump.
Gibbston Valley Cheese
Travelling into the Gibbston Valley, you'll gaze upon the vineyards in a rugged setting that has lent itself to the production of award-winning Pinot Noir wine. We stop at a local cheesery for tastings (We don't stop at wineries)
Lakes Hayes (The Mirror Lake)
Stop at the stunning Lake Hayes for scenic photos of the surrounding mountains.
Views over Queenstown & 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: 4 -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 4 passengers is required for the tour to go ahead
Pick up time central Queenstown hotels - from 20 minutes prior to scheduled departure time
Pick up time The Station building from 20 minutes prior to scheduled departure time
To Bring: Camera, warm clothes, raincoat, sunscreen and hat
Two great tours in one day, start the day with a Lord of the Rings Scenic Tour with Pure Glenorchy then finish the day with a Queenstown Local Scenic Tour including LOTRs locations with Remarkable Scenic Tours.
Wonderful small group tour of Queenstown
This tour was truly good value for money. My mum and I were very happy with the tour and highly recommend it. If you want top notch views of Queenstown surrounds, our guide Wayne is the man! He had the best lookout points for amazing photos. One of the best things about small group tours is that the service is more personalized and it's more beneficial than big tour groups. Our guide Wayne, was only too happy to take photos of us. He's very likable and kept the tour interesting with historical facts, and bits of town gossip. We had a very good itinerary. Arrowtown, which capped the tour was a a bonus - a lovely town founded by the gold rush. We didn't have much time here but we enjoyed it and looked forward to spending more time here in the next group tour with the same company.
Fantastic Queenstown tour
We had a great trip with Remarkable Scenic Tours. Kathy ,our tour guide, has great local knowledge and can can customize the tour according to your interest. She also showed us Arrowtown and took some great photos. Thank you Kathy, highly recommend!Anna
Great tour in a short period of time.
Our guide Kathy was very knowledgeable about the history and culture of the areas we toured. Seeing the Kawarau Gorge Suspension Bridge and watching the bungy jumpers is amazing. The visit to Arrowtown was very interesting, considering the story behind the history of the town. Kathy was able to get us to may vantage points from where we could take in the beauty of the area and also get some great photos.
I would highly recommend this tour for anyone who wants to learn some about the history and culture of the area instead of waiting in line at Fergberger.