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From Queenstown: Arrowtown Wānaka Highlights Tour

From Queenstown: Arrowtown Wānaka Highlights Tour

Tour time is 10.40am to 5pm * Explore Arrowtown - a journey back in time Old gold, liquid gold and gold-star movie settings. The charming village of Arrowtown is a living settlement and the town and nearby locations are the source of many wonderful stories.We know you’ll want to stretch your legs at this point and follow your nose to what most interests you, so we drop you off for some free time to explore and shop. Everything is within easy walking distance. * Enjoy Wānaka, the highlight of the Great Lakes region. Visit one of the world’s top-10 holiday destinations, Wānaka. Spend free time browsing and lunching in the gorgeous lakefront town with everything within easy walking distance. * Experience New Zealand's highest paved road Journey over the Crown Range, New Zealand highest paved road and stop for a photo or three, we know all the good spots. If it’s winter, there might even be the opportunity to throw a snowball or two * Visit iconic landmarks along the way We’ll take you to the iconic Wānaka tree, and help you find the best place for a photo. Another highlight of this tour is our stop at the much-photographed Cardrona Hotel, with its rich heritage and legendary beer garden, where you can have a beverage on us and look out for the local ghost.

Cardrona Valley: Mountain Quad Bike Experience

Cardrona Valley: Mountain Quad Bike Experience

Immerse yourself in the rugged beauty of Wanaka's alpine terrain on our exclusive quad bike tours. Our fleet of Yamaha Quad bikes guarantees both safety and comfort, boasting automatic gearing, 4WD capability, and heated grips for chilly weather. Whether you're a complete beginner or a seasoned rider, our experienced guides will tailor the adventure to your skill level, ensuring an exhilarating and memorable experience. Traverse a variety of trails that wind through pristine wilderness, offering breathtaking vistas of snow-capped peaks and crystal-clear lakes. Explore hidden corners of Wanaka's backcountry that are inaccessible by traditional means, and gain insight into the region's rich natural and cultural heritage along the way. Join us for an unforgettable journey through the heart of New Zealand's South Island, where every twist and turn brings new discoveries and unforgettable moments.

From Queenstown: Guided Gin Tour with Tastings

From Queenstown: Guided Gin Tour with Tastings

Start your day by meeting your friendly guide at or near your Queenstown accommodation. We then travel around Queenstown and surrounding areas showcasing a talented range of distillers who use our unique environment to produce some of the smoothest and top award-winning spirits in New Zealand and around the world Throughout the afternoon, visit three separate gin and spirit tasting experiences, with each location offering something different, including a distillery tour at the famous Cardrona Distillery. Enjoy a gin and tonic upon arrival, shared platters at two of the locations, and be hosted by a friendly guide and the tasting room staff, who share entertaining local distilling facts and stories. This gin experience has been designed to offer a good mix of education, sightseeing, and fun. There is also flexibility to try other spirits such as vodka, whiskey, and wines throughout, if you want to balance your gin intake. Let us take you on New Zealand’s first gin tour and experience more with Altitude Tours.

Cardrona Valley: Horse Trekking Experience

Cardrona Valley: Horse Trekking Experience

Discover the thrill of mountain trekking on horseback with our carefully selected team of trekking horses, renowned for their calm and affectionate nature. Whether you're a novice or a seasoned rider, our diverse herd has a match for every weight and skill level, ensuring a comfortable and enjoyable experience for all. Before we take to the trails, each rider will be given a comprehensive one-on-one riding lesson. Our expert guides are dedicated to making sure you feel confident in steering and stopping your horse. While we prioritize safety, we also encourage the more relaxed "loose rein" style of riding. This approach allows you to unwind and fully immerse yourself in the stunning scenery around you. As you ride, you'll find that each horse's unique 'horsanality' adds to the richness of your adventure, making for an extraordinary and memorable excursion in the mountains. With the guidance of our experienced team, you're in for a ride that's not just about the destination, but the remarkable journey itself.

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(14 reviews)

We had Ethan take us for an amazing afternoon! His knowledge and humour lead to an unforgettable afternoon, we’ll be sure to buy a bottle of Broken Heart Gin when we get back to Aus!

Throughly enjoyed the tour. We had a fantastic guide, Holly, she was an awesome driver and fantastic host. The distilleries were fabulous. But not keen on whiskey tasting.

We had Lily as our guide and she was amazing. It was a lovely day. And would definitely recommend this tour to everyone.

Fantastic experience! Would highly recommend! Amazing tour guide and great value for money

Our tour was great,Ana was an excellent tour guide and we had a very enjoyable trip.