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HALF DAY QUEENSTOWN HIGHLIGHTS

Per Person $117 USD
Child (Ages 5-14) $57 USD
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HALF DAY QUEENSTOWN HIGHLIGHTS

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Don't worry! Just because you don't want to go bungee jumping or extreme jet boating doesn't mean there is nothing for you to do in Queenstown. Even if you remove all of the attractions for thrill seekers, there are still endless locations to explore for those looking to keep a better grasp on their adrenaline.

With a pickup at your hotel, you will start the tour in the best way possible, by soaking in the views. Make sure your camera is ready for your arrival atop Queenstown Hill, which provides the best views in the area. The city, Lake Wakatipu, and the mountains in the distance frame Queenstown in a photo that you will find yourself constantly coming back to. Although small in comparison to the mountains around it, Queenstown Hill is an iconic stop for anyone traveling through the area.

Despite reinforcing that this area isn't only about extreme sports, it would still be a shame to pass up the chance to see the madness in action. At the AJ Hackett Bungy Bridge you will learn about the history and excitement of bungy jumping. Tying up ankles for over 27 years, the AJ Hackett Bungy Bridge showcases the timeless craving for adrenaline, located in one of the most beautiful places around New Zealand. The perfect opportunity to watch fearless participants take the plunge!

To calm your second hand nerves, we'll take you to the Gibbston Valley Winery to get a taste of this up-and-coming wine region. Take advantage of the opportunity to sample some of the wines made on site or chase down some cheese at the region's only cheesery. You won't be given a goblet of wine for the road, but a stop at Pillars of the Kings will transport you into the world of Lord of the Rings. Middle Earth is over the horizon as you enter Kawarau Gorge, one of the most quintessential spots in the entire trilogy.

In Arrowtown, you'll explore a functioning historic settlement that was birthed during the height of the Otago gold rush in 1862. With colonial architecture lining the streets, you will have an opportunity to poke around boutique shops or grab a bite to eat at a nearby cafe. Head to the edge of the river to take a look at the unique Chinese settlement within Arrowtown.

See? You didn't even have to jump off a bridge.

  • This Tour Includes:
  • Round trip transportation from your hotel
  • Local guide
  • Queenstown Hill Views
  • AJ Hackett Bungy Bridge (viewing only)
  • Gibbston Valley Winery with tasting
  • Lord of the Rings film site: Pillars of the Kings
  • Arrowtown

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Departures (local time)

  • 9:30 AM (3 hrs)

Transfer / Meeting Instructions

No Taxi Required Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.

Special Instructions

• A wine tasting at the Gibbston Valley Winery is included in the price.

Restrictions

• This tour takes a maximum of 11 passengers.