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Lord of the Rings Scenic Tour

Lord of the Rings Scenic Tour

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Visit ‘The Lord of the Rings’ filming locations in Glenorchy, traveling by 4WD with an informative guide. Departing Queenstown for Middle-earth in the morning or afternoon, this half-day tour includes stunning countryside landscapes chosen by director Peter Jackson. See where famous scenes were filmed, such as the Fortress of Isengard, Lothlorien, Ithilien Camp and Forest of Amon Hen. Enjoy light refreshments and personalized attention on this small-group tour, limited to six passengers per vehicle.
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  • 4 hours 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$175.65
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$175.65

Dinner at Walter Peak High Country Farm and Cruise from Queenstown

Dinner at Walter Peak High Country Farm and Cruise from Queenstown

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Board the TSS "Earnslaw," a vintage steamship, for an evening cruise on Queenstown’s scenic Lake Wakatipu. Arriving at Walter Peak High Country Farm, you’re treated to a sumptuous barbecue dinner at the Colonel’s Homestead. Sink your teeth into roasted meats and seafood, homemade desserts, and a New Zealand cheeseboard. After dinner, see farm demonstrations or purchase a drink and simply relax in the bar.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$104.07
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$104.07

Arrowtown and Wanaka Tour from Queenstown

Arrowtown and Wanaka Tour from Queenstown

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Visit Arrowtown and Wanaka on a half-day tour from Queenstown that explores local history and one of New Zealand’s most exciting adventure destinations. You’ll have time to stroll Arrowtown’s charming main street, built during the town’s 19th-century gold rush, then enjoy an hour of free time to see Wanaka. Walk the gorgeous lake path with views of the Southern Alps, then return to Queenstown through the Crown Range, winding through towering peaks and high passes.
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  • 6 hours
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$125.36
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$125.36

Central Otago Wine Tour from Queenstown - Includes 4 Vineyards, Lunch & Wine

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Central Otago Wine Tour from Queenstown - Includes 4 Vineyards, Lunch & Wine

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Pair the fine wines of Central Otago with a gourmet lunch platter on this small-group wine-tasting tour from Queenstown. Visit at boutique wineries during your tour and drive through verdant valleys and vine-clad foothills rich in gold mining history. Numbers are limited to 12 people to ensure an intimate experience with other wine lovers.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$128.29
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Million Dollar Cruise in Queenstown

Million Dollar Cruise in Queenstown

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Explore Lake Wakatipu by boat on a 1.5-hour cruise from Queenstown. As you travel to the end of the lake, you can see stunning lakeside homes, a variety of bird life, Kawarau Dam, and the magnificent scenery that surrounds Queenstown. Get unobstructed views from the sundeck or stay warm in the heated cabin, and have the option to purchase drinks from the onboard bar.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$34.22
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$34.22

Queenstown 60-minute Jet Boat Ride on the Shotover & Kawarau Rivers

Queenstown 60-minute Jet Boat Ride on the Shotover & Kawarau Rivers

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Experience heart-racing fun on an exhilarating Queenstown jet-boat ride. The expert captain races across Lake Wakatipu, navigates tricky turns on the Kawarau River and speeds through the milky waters of the Shotover River. Grab hold of your seat as the jet boat makes 360-degree spins and fishtails on a rollercoaster ride over the water.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$70.89
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$70.89

Valley of the Vines Afternoon Wine Tour | Adults Only | Small Group

Valley of the Vines Afternoon Wine Tour | Adults Only | Small Group

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Save yourself the trouble of finding a sober driver on this late afternoon tour around a handful of renowned Central Otago wineries. Drive from wine cave to cellar door with your guide at the wheel and sample a wide range of wines from the picturesque Gibbston Valley winegrowing region. If you’re worried about getting back to your accommodation, don’t be: hotel pick-ups and drop-offs are available to make life easier.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$125.02
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$125.02

TSS Earnslaw & BBQ Buffet Lunch

TSS Earnslaw & BBQ Buffet Lunch

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Depart Queenstown aboard the TSS ‘Earnslaw’ for a cruise across Lake Wakatipu to Walter Peak High Country Farm. Travel round-trip by vintage steamship and dig into a gourmet barbecue lunch at the Colonel’s Homestead. Enjoy chef-prepared Central Otago specialties accompanied by salads, desserts, and local cheeses. Don’t miss the sheep shearing demonstration or showmanship by the farm’s sheepdogs.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$90.10
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$90.10

Departure Transfer: Queenstown Central City Centre Hotels to Queenstown Airport

Departure Transfer: Queenstown Central City Centre Hotels to Queenstown Airport

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End your trip to Queenstown the easy way with this shared departure transfer to Queenstown Airport. You will be picked up from your accommodation doorstep and transferred by spacious minivan to the airport. It’s a budget-friendly alternative to the pricey private taxi rides.
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  • 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$12.57
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$12.57

Shotover River Rafting Trip from Queenstown

Shotover River Rafting Trip from Queenstown

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Shoot the rapids on the Shotover River on this half-day tour from Queenstown, a great choice for thrill seekers. Under the supervision of a guide, you'll brave the wild rapids, raft through the Oxenbridge Tunnel, and drop into the Cascade Rapid. Instruction and all necessary equipment (wetsuit, life jacket, spray jacket, booties, helmet) are included.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$138.99
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$138.99

Shotover River Extreme Jet Boat Ride

Shotover River Extreme Jet Boat Ride

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Take a jet boat ride on the Shotover River during an extreme ride, and make use of transport from Queenstown. Experience adrenaline-fueled fun as the jet boat skims the water’s surface at high speed and fishtails into 360-degree spins. Hold on tight as the captain maneuvers the jet boat over rapids and through narrow canyons during one heart-pounding adventure you won’t soon forget.
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  • 25 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$98.20
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$98.20

Hop on Hop off Wine Tours Queenstown

Hop on Hop off Wine Tours Queenstown

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As well as its stunning countryside, Central Otago in New Zealand is known for its world-class wine and adventure tourism. This ‘hop on, hop off’ bus tour lets you experience some of the best wineries and attractions at your own pace without the hassle of driving. Come away knowing a bit more about this slice of paradise, with commentary along the way to educate and entertain you.
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  • 3 to 8 hours
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$41.56
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$41.56

Lake Wakatipu Scenic Catamaran Cruise from Queenstown

Lake Wakatipu Scenic Catamaran Cruise from Queenstown

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Enjoy unobstructed views of the Remarkables and the Southern Alps during a catamaran cruise on Lake Wakatipu in Queenstown. Cruise accross the lake, stopping at Bob’s Cove to soak up the views from New Zealand's longest lake. Listen to the captain’s entertaining commentary about the natural landmarks and wildlife as you relax indoors or on the outdoor decks. You have a selection of morning and afternoon cruises to choose from.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$34.22
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$34.22

Arrival Transfer: Queenstown Airport to Central Queenstown City Centre

Arrival Transfer: Queenstown Airport to Central Queenstown City Centre

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Let a professional and courteous driver collect you from the Queenstown airport, help you with your luggage and drop you off at the doorstep of your accommodation. This shared transfer to your Queenstown hotel offers a hassle-free arrival. Shuttles stop just outside baggage claim. Airport transfers are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
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  • 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$12.57
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Glenorchy and Paradise Half-Day Explorer

Glenorchy and Paradise Half-Day Explorer

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Glenorchy sits at the northern tip of Lake Wakatipu, along a stunningly beautiful stretch of road that runs from Queenstown to the (aptly-named) rural settlement of Paradise further north. Instead of trying to negotiate these unfamiliar (and sometimes dangerous) country roads on your own, get a driver who knows the region on this half-day drive. Spend some time exploring Glenorchy’s shops and cafes, and take advantage of some remarkable alpine photo ops.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$90.10
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$90.10

Lord of the Rings Scenic Half Day Tour

Lord of the Rings Scenic Half Day Tour

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Fans of the Lord of the Rings movies won’t want to miss this fun half-day tour to various filming locations in the Southern Alps. You’ll enjoy exclusive access to private Arcadia Station and will also visit the beautiful Mt. Aspiring National Park. Be amazed by the natural beauty while reliving your favorite movie scenes. Don an LOTR costume and sword too, if you like.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$125.72
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$125.72

Milford Sound Sightseeing Cruise with Scenic Round-Trip Flight from Queenstown

Milford Sound Sightseeing Cruise with Scenic Round-Trip Flight from Queenstown

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Take a window seat for a scenic round-trip flight from Queenstown to Milford Sound, and see the splendor of Fiordland National Park from the air and sea. Board a cruise and pass dramatic waterfalls and Mitre Peak as you travel to the Tasman Sea. Then soar over the Southern Alps on your return.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$313.59
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$313.59

Half-Day Milford Sound Flight and Cruise from Queenstown

Half-Day Milford Sound Flight and Cruise from Queenstown

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The glacial waters, soaring cliffs, and thundering waterfalls of Milford Sound are spectacular from all angles, and this half-day tour takes in all the highlights. Enjoy thrilling aerial views of the Fiordland National Park on a round-trip flight from Queenstown, and marvel at Mitre Peak, Bowen Falls, and Mount Pembroke on a scenic Milford Sound cruise. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$322.35
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$322.35

TSS Earnslaw & Walter Peak Farm Experience with Afternoon Tea

TSS Earnslaw & Walter Peak Farm Experience with Afternoon Tea

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Cruise across Lake Wakatipu to Walter Peak High Country Farm aboard the TSS ‘Earnslaw,’ a vintage steamship. Stroll the lakeside gardens and enjoy a traditional morning or afternoon tea and take a walking tour of the farm. You’ll watch sheepdogs in action and see sheep shearing demonstrations. Treat yourself to home-baked goods and alpine views of the Remarkables mountain range. Savor a delicious afternoon tea and an amble through lakeside gardens before heading back to Queenstown by boat.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$66.35
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$66.35

Valley of the Vines Lunch Wine Tour | Includes Lunch | Adults Only | Small Group

Valley of the Vines Lunch Wine Tour | Includes Lunch | Adults Only | Small Group

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Enjoy the tastes of the winemaking region of Central Otago without the stress of choosing a sober driver. Get picked up from your hotel and dropped back again at the end of the tour on this lunchtime drive around several celebrated wineries in the Gibbston Valley. Go behind the scenes at the country’s oldest wine cave and sample a range of varietals at each winery’s cellar door, from pinot noirs to a range of white wines.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$138.99
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$138.99

Half-Day Milford Sound Nature Cruise and Flight from Queenstown

Half-Day Milford Sound Nature Cruise and Flight from Queenstown

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See the sheer cliffs of Milford Sound from the air and water on a half-day tour from Queenstown by sightseeing plane and catamaran. Fly over Fjordland National Park, part of a UNESCO-listed landscape, then touch down at Milford Sound for a cruise with drinks and lunch (for the midday departure) served on board. This tour is perfect for photography and wildlife watching, and hotel pickup and drop-off from Queenstown hotels is included.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$321.63
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Arrowtown and About Half-Day Small-Group Tour

Arrowtown and About Half-Day Small-Group Tour

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Get to know Queenstown's highlights, history, culture, and scenery on this half-day tour. With a small group limited to just 11 people or fewer, travel in a minivan to locales such as Lake Hayes, Arrowtown, Lord of the Rings locations, a Honey farm and do cheese tasting. Pickup and drop-off in central Queenstown included.
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  • 4 hours
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$70.74
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Premium Glenorchy & Paradise Valley Expedition

Premium Glenorchy & Paradise Valley Expedition

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Take a break from the hustle and bustle of Queenstown and head along the shores of Lake Wakatipu to the aptly-named Paradise. On this half-day tour deep into Otago, experience New Zealand life outside of the urban centers. Stop at a local farm to feed the local animals and watch a genuine sheep-shearing demonstration; stroll around the picturesque film-making hotspot Glenorchy; drive all the way out to the isolated parks and historic buildings in Paradise. Make sure to take lots of photos of this scenic region!
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$107.56
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$107.56

Dart River Jet Boat Ride and Wilderness Tour from Queenstown

Dart River Jet Boat Ride and Wilderness Tour from Queenstown

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A spectacular 2 hour jet-boat ride is the highlight of this Dart River Wilderness Safari from Glenorchy. During this half-day tour with a naturalist guide, venture into Glenorchy, gateway to the World Heritage–listed Mt Aspiring National Park. Surrounded by awe-inspiring peaks and hidden valleys, you’ll twist and turn down the glacier-fed Dart River.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$143.86
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