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Our most recommended Central Otago Outdoor Activities

Queenstown: Spirit of Queenstown Lake Wakatipu Scenic Cruise

1. Queenstown: Spirit of Queenstown Lake Wakatipu Scenic Cruise

Cruise farther and see more on this 1.5-hour Queenstown scenic cruise. Sit back, relax and enjoy spectacular views of the Remarkables, Bob’s Cove, Cecil Peak and Mt. Earnslaw from the comfort of the Spirit of Queenstown – an environmentally friendly and luxurious cruise boat. Take in panoramic views from the open top deck. Enjoy refreshments, snacks and lunch served in the café on board. Cruise across spectacular Lake Wakatipu as you enjoy entertaining commentary provided by the local skipper.

Queenstown: Mount Cook Premium Guided Day Tour

2. Queenstown: Mount Cook Premium Guided Day Tour

The day begins with early morning pickup from your accommodation in Queenstown and heads through the heart of the South Island towards New Zealand’s tallest peak, Aoraki Mount Cook. Along the way, soak up unforgettable scenic views and stop at the Cromwell Fruit Bowl, Lindis Pass, Omarama, and Lake Pukaki. As you travel, listen to your guide’s fascinating commentary about the local scenery, history, and culture. Arrive at Mount Cook Village and spend 3.5 hours exploring. Choose to take a walk to the impressive Lake Mueller for a close-up look at Mount Sefton’s glaciers, or experience the incredible activities on offer at Mount Cook. On the return journey to Queenstown, enjoy a stop at the Twizel Salmon Farm, before arriving back to the city in the early evening.

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What people are saying about Central Otago

It was an excellent experience with staff and captain Darren being extremely friendly and helpful. The scenic view was amazing and it was a fantastic experience. We will definitely be back.

Great scenic cruise. Excellent customer service. The views are sensational. We also had the wine and cheese option which was very nice. Highly recommend this scenic cruise.

Could not have been better! Sam was a phenomenal tour guide, this tour was absolutely fantastic. Book it now!!!!

This definitely is a must, You Learn a lot of history behind queenstown and the mountains which are beautiful

An amazing experience. well and truly worth the money!!!