Small group sightseeing tours, Queenstown & Arrowtown

Full Day Tour includes Dart River Jet boat

For an action packed day where you can fit it all in!

Jet boat the Dart River, go shopping in Arrowtown, visit the Bungy Bridge, wine taste at Gibbston Valley and get in the scene at a Lord Of the Rings film site. No other tour packs in some much and all in the comfort of a luxury climate controlled vehicle. Small group sizes and experienced long time local driver-guides.

Tour Itinerary

  • Queenstown Hill Views: You will be picked up from your accommodation in a luxury-appointed vehicle and the first stop is the Queenstown Hill view point, affording stunning views over Lake Wakatipu.
  • AJ Hackett Bungy Bridge: Then we move on to the Kawarau Bungy Centre, home of bungy jumping and the epicentre of New Zealand’s adrenalin sports reputation. Learn about the origins of bungy jumping. Maybe even jump yourself!
  • Gibbston Valley Winery: Our next stop is a visit to Gibbston Valley Winery where you will taste a selection of three wines, including the Pinot Noir, the flagship wine of the Central Otago wine-producing region.
  • Lord of the Rings Film Sites–Pillars of the Kings: From here we take you to the Kawarau Gorge, film site for the “Pillars Of The Kings” scene in the Lord of the Rings movies - a great photo opportunity.
  • Captivating Arrowtown: Then it’s on to the quaint, historic gold mining town of Arrowtown. Highlights here are the Chinese Miners’ Settlement as well as great boutique shopping. The Arrowtown Bakery is a perfect spot for a light lunch.
  • Dart River Wilderness Safari jet boat ride: The tour continues with a drive through the Wakatipu basin and along New Zealand’s most scenic road to the small township of Glenorchy, home of the world famous Dart River Jet Boat Safaris. The Wilderness Safari tour will take you on a spectacular 1½ hour jet boat journey through the Dart’s ever-changing braided river system, surrounded by snow covered peaks, hidden valleys and waterfalls. The trip includes an easy 30-minute guided walk through the ancient native beech forest and then a 4WD coach trip will take you through Paradise, another beautiful The Lord of The Rings film location.
  • Your driver-guide will return to your hotel in Queenstown.

You will need to bring

  • A camera!
  • Summer - Sunglasses and sunscreen recommended.
  • Winter - Wear warm clothing- hat, gloves, jacket, windproof outer jacket and eyewear.
  • Life jacket and spray jacket provided.