Activities

High-Country Heli Wine Tasting Experience

Savour Central Otago wine on top of a high-country station on this unique heli wine tasting adventure.

Alpine Adventures has exclusively partnered with Mt Rosa Wines to create this authentic experience where you can taste the region’s finest wines while perched amongst outstanding alpine high-country in one of the most remote and scenic wine growing regions in the world.
Your adventure begins as we transport you to Queenstown Airport to board your privately chartered helicopter and ascend over beautiful Gibbston Valley to Mt Rosa Wines. We touch down to collect Mt Rosa Wines owner Guy Boanas who will personally take you through the wine tasting. Returning to the air, we soar above the rugged Kawarau Gorge with views as far as Mount Cook in the north and the Nevis Mountain Range to the south, to land on top of Lowburn Station.
Located on the breathtaking Pisa Range, the station is a picturesque 5,000ha family working farm with sheep, cattle and alpacas, boasting sweeping views across Lake Dunstan, Cromwell and Bannockburn wine regions.
Guy will take you on a wine tasting journey of five Mt Rosa Wines including Central Otago’s distinctive Pinot Noir. Indulge in a local artisan cheese board as you take in spectacular vistas across alpine meadows and rugged snow-capped peaks.
Discover how this high-altitude area with challenging conditions has led to consistently superb wines, worldwide recognition and multiple international awards. We board our private helicopter and enjoy a scenic descent across towards Queenstown.
Our local personal guides love to tailor each tour to suit your interests and tastes. Get in touch to customise your experience and make your Queenstown adventure one to remember.

We Provide

Inclusions: Hotel transfers, Private Helicopter, Wine tastings and the owner of Mt Rosa Wines

Please Bring

Warm clothes could be a little cold on top

Duration

2.5 hrs

Season

All Year (Weather pendant)

Queenstown & Central Otago Private Wine Tour - Full Day

Experience the best of Central Otago with our full day wine tasting adventure through the stunning Gibbston Valley and Bannockburn regions, renowned for their Pinot Noir.
Your personal guide will transport you through picturesque Kawarau Gorge in the comfort of our Land Rover Discovery or Mercedes van to Bannockburn, the heart of the Central Otago wine region.

Immerse your senses in a wine tasting at one of Bannockburn’s top wineries, Mt Difficulty, perched high on the famed Felton Road. Choose to indulge at their Winery Restaurant for lunch and savour their locally-sourced menu while enjoying dramatic views overlooking Lake Dunstan and the Cromwell basin.

We then venture into the Gibbston Valley wine region, the ‘Valley of the Vines’ nestled between rugged schist mountains and the rocky Kawarau River gorge. Here we delight in more world-class Pinot Noir at some of the best wineries and cellar doors in the region.

Our local personal guides love to tailor each tour to suit your interests, tastes and abilities. Get in touch to customise your tour and ensure your Queenstown adventure is unforgettable.

We Provide

- Accommodation Transfers
- Wine tastings at 4 wineries
- Luxury Vehicle

Duration

7.5 hours

Season

All Year Round

Other Information

Lunch Recommendations
We’re lucky to have some of the best gourmet dining, award-winning vineyards and charming local cafés in New Zealand. We can tailor lunch options to suit every taste, leaving your palate singing.
Mt Difficulty Winery Restaurant – The ultimate winery lunch. They’re renowned for their dramatic views and stylish food showcasing fresh produce and local cuisine. Learn more
Gibbston Valley Winery Restaurant – Combining a stunning setting with an elegant seasonal menu, Gibbston Valley Winery Restaurant features carefully selected ingredients that reflect local flavours with an à la carte menu and two course, wine matched options. Learn more

Amisfield Bistro – If you’d prefer a sophisticated lunch experience with the ‘wow’ factor, look no further than the multi-award-winning Amisfield Bistro. With a focus on seasonal paddock-to-table cuisine, the three-course ‘Trust the Chef’ lunch with optional wine matchings promises to leave taste buds singing (bookings recommended). Learn more

Queenstown & Central Otago Private Wine Tour - Half Day

Experience the best of Central Otago with our half-day wine tasting adventure through the stunning Gibbston Valley and Bannockburn regions, renowned for their Pinot Noir.
Your personal guide will transport you through the picturesque Kawarau Gorge in the comfort of our Land Rover Discovery or Mercedes van to Bannockburn - the heart of the Central Otago wine region.

Immerse your senses in a wine tasting at Mt Difficulty, one of Bannockburn’s top wineries perched high on the famed Felton Road.

We then venture into the Gibbston Valley wine region, the ‘Valley of the Vines’ nestled between rugged schist mountains and the rocky Kawarau River gorge. Here we delight in more world-class Pinot Noir at some of the best wineries and cellar doors in the region.

Our local personal guides love to tailor each tour to suit your interests, tastes and abilities. Get in touch to customise your tour and ensure your Queenstown adventure is unforgettable.

We Provide

- Accommodation Transfers
- Wine tastings at 3 wineries

Duration

4.5 - 5 hours

Season

All Year Round

Queenstown Wine & Cardrona Distillery Private Tour - Full Day

Taste award-winning wines from the Valley of the Vines and learn about the spirit-making process, from grain to glass, at a local family-owned artisan distillery.
Begin your adventure with a scenic drive over the spectacular Crown Range towards Cardrona. Sit back and enjoy the constantly evolving landscapes through rugged gorges and vast alpine plains from comfort of your own Land Rover Discovery or Mercedes van. Never miss a photo opportunity with the flexibility to stop, jump out of the car and breathe in the crisp mountain air wherever and whenever you like.
This full-day tour is designed for you to discover the best-kept secrets of the region, starting with the remote Cardrona Distillery. Opened in December 2015, the distillery has already notched up awards for its gin. Witness the magic as its spirits are made from scratch on site, soak up the sights and smells as malt is milled, mashed, fermented, distilled and matured, before sampling whiskey, gin, vodka and liqueurs for yourself.
On the way back to Queenstown, we stop at New Zealand’s most photographed building, the historic Cardrona Hotel. You have the option to enjoy a hearty lunch here before an afternoon of sampling the finest wines in the region.
We then venture into the Gibbston Valley wine region, the ‘Valley of the Vines’ nestled between rugged schist mountains and the rocky Kawarau River gorge. Here we delight in more world-class Pinot Noir at some of the best wineries and cellar doors in the region.

Our local personal guides love to tailor each tour to suit your interests, tastes and abilities. Get in touch to customise your tour and ensure your Queenstown adventure is one to remember.

We Provide

- Accommodation Transfers
- Cardrona Distillery & Museum tour
- Wine tastings at 3 wineries

Duration

7.5 hours

Season

All Year Round

Other Information

Lunch Recommendations
We’re lucky to have some of the most outstanding gourmet dining, award-winning vineyards and charming local cafés in New Zealand. Lunch options can be tailored to suit every taste, leaving your palate singing!
Cardrona Hotel – Situated on the spectacular Crown Range road, this historic hotel offers comforting pub favourites with a twist, using the freshest seasonal produce from the region. Learn more
Gibbston Valley Winery Restaurant – Combining a stunning setting with an elegant seasonal menu, Gibbston Valley Winery Restaurant features carefully selected ingredients that reflect local flavours with an à la carte menu and two-course wine matched options. Learn more

Amisfield Bistro – If you’d prefer a sophisticated lunch experience with the ‘wow’ factor, look no further than the multi-award-winning Amisfield Bistro. With a focus on seasonal paddock-to-table cuisine, the three-course ‘Trust the Chef’ lunch with optional wine matchings promises to leave taste buds singing (bookings recommended). Learn more

Queenstown Wine & Cardrona Distillery Private Tour - Half Day

Taste award-winning wines from the Valley of the Vines and learn about the spirit-making process, from grain to glass, at a local family-owned artisan distillery.
Begin your adventure with a scenic drive over the spectacular Crown Range towards Cardrona Valley. Sit back and enjoy constantly evolving landscapes through the rugged gorges and vast alpine plains from comfort of your own Land Rover Discovery or Mercedes van. Never miss a photo opportunity with the flexibility to stop, jump out of the car and breathe in crisp mountain air wherever and whenever you like.
This half-day tour is designed for you to discover the best-kept secrets of the region, starting with the remote Cardrona Distillery. Opened in December 2015, the distillery has already notched up awards for its gin. Witness the magic as spirits are made from scratch on site, soak up the sights and smells as malt is milled, mashed, fermented, distilled and matured, before sampling whiskey, gin, vodka and liqueurs for yourself.
We then venture into the Gibbston Valley wine region, the ‘Valley of the Vines’ nestled between rugged schist mountains and the rocky Kawarau River gorge. Here we delight in more world-class Pinot Noir at some of the best wineries and cellar doors in the region.

Our local personal guides love to tailor each tour to suit your interests, tastes and abilities. Get in touch to customise your tour and ensure your Queenstown adventure is one to remember.

We Provide

- Accommodation Transfers
- Cardrona Distillery & Museum tour
- Wine tastings at 2 wineries

Duration

4.5 -5 hours

Season

All Year Round

Queenstown Sweet Escape - Full Day Wine & Honey Tour

Taste award-winning wines from the Valley of the Vines and immerse yourself in New Zealand’s famous manuka honey industry.
Your artisan adventure begins when we pick you up and transport you to the beautiful Grant family Bee Farm in the comfort and safety of your own Land Rover Discovery or Mercedes van.
Indulge in a honey tasting experience and enjoy a selection of five artisan honeys from different parts of New Zealand including local raw honey and premium manuka honey. Uncover the rich history of the region, its diverse flora, and unique geography, and get up close and personal with these industrious bees in their large see-through observation hive.
Choose one of three hands-on private experiences with a bee keeper. You can make your own beeswax candles and honey soap, spin and bottle your own honey to take home with you, or for the adventurous bee lover why not climb into your own protective bee suit and experience Being-a-Beekeeper (unavailable during colder months as the hive can’t be opened).
Your personal guide will then transport you through picturesque Queenstown landscapes to the Gibbston Valley wine region – known as the ‘Valley of the Vines’ -- for an afternoon of relaxation and indulgence. Nestled between rugged schist mountains and the rocky Kawarau River gorge, the region’s renowned for world-class Pinot Noir and breathtaking vistas.

Visit some of the best wineries and cellar doors in the region and sample their diverse tasting lists, indulge in a winery lunch or kick back and enjoy the views over an artisanal cheese board.

Our local personal guides love to tailor each tour to suit your interests and tastes. Get in touch to customise your tour and make your Queenstown adventure one to remember.

We Provide

Hotel transfers, private guide, private honey experience, honey and wine tastings

Please Bring

warm clothes

Duration

Full Day

Season

All Year Round

Queenstown Sweet Escape - Half Day Wine & Honey Tour

Taste award-winning wines from the Valley of the Vines and immerse yourself in New Zealand’s famous manuka honey industry.
Your artisan adventure begins when we pick you up and transport you to the beautiful Grant family Bee Farm in the comfort and safety of your own Land Rover Discovery or Mercedes van.
Indulge in a honey tasting experience and enjoy a selection of five artisan honeys from different parts of New Zealand including local raw honey and premium manuka honey. Uncover the rich history of the region, its diverse flora, and unique geography, and get up close and personal with these industrious bees in their large see-through observation hive.
Choose one of three hands-on private experiences with a bee keeper. You can make your own beeswax candles and honey soap, spin and bottle your own honey to take home with you, or for the adventurous bee lover why not climb into your own protective bee suit and experience Being-a-Beekeeper (unavailable during colder months as the hive can’t be opened).
Your personal guide will then transport you through picturesque Queenstown landscapes to the Gibbston Valley wine region – known as the ‘Valley of the Vines’ -- for an afternoon of relaxation and indulgence. Nestled between rugged schist mountains and the rocky Kawarau River gorge, the region’s renowned for world-class Pinot Noir and breathtaking vistas.

Visit some of the best wineries and cellar doors in the region and sample their diverse tasting lists, indulge in a winery lunch or kick back and enjoy the views over an artisanal cheese board.

Our local personal guides love to tailor each tour to suit your interests and tastes. Get in touch to customise your tour and make your Queenstown adventure one to remember.

We Provide

Hotel transfers, private guide, private honey experience, honey and wine tastings

Please Bring

warm clothes

Duration

Full Day

Season

All Year Round

Heli Wine Tour to Mt Difficulty & Cloudy Bay Shed

Combine jaw dropping scenery with world-class Pinot Noir on this all-inclusive heli-wine
experience. Be transported in style to some of Central Otago’s most exclusive wine tasting
experiences while luxuriating in scenic aerial views across this renowned winegrowing
region.
Your wine tasting adventure begins as your personal guide transports you to Queenstown
Airport to board your privately chartered helicopter. Enjoy breathtaking views across
Queenstown and Lake Wakatipu before landing at one of the region’s top wineries, Mt
Difficulty, perched high on the famed Felton Road.
Sample some of the region’s best wines before enjoying lunch at its picturesque winery
restaurant. Choose any main from their locally-sourced menu to enjoy with a glass of wine
as you take in dramatic views across Lake Dunstan and the Cromwell basin, or indulge in a
decadent cheese board with chef’s selection of local cheeses and artisan accompaniments
before we continue our wine tasting adventure.
Our helicopter meets us here before we ascend over spectacular lakes, gorges and vineyards
to land on the renowned Cloudy Bay winery. Sample their award-winning collection in the
exclusive Lakeview Room where your personal Cloudy Bay ambassador illustrates the
complexity and elegance synonymous with this celebrated winery. Learn about the trials
and tribulations of winemaking in this challenging region and meet the people behind the
wine as you delve into Cloudy Bay’s fascinating winemaking philosophy.
We board our private helicopter before enjoying a scenic flight back to Queenstown.
Our local personal guides love to tailor each tour to suit your interests, tastes and abilities.
Get in touch to customise your tour and make your Queenstown adventure one to
remember.

We Provide

Hotel transfers, private guide, private helicopter lunch at Mt Difficulty, wine tastings at
Cloudy Bay Shed.

Please Bring

Warm clothes could be a little cold on top

Duration

5 hrs

Season

All year round (weather dependant) Note: Winter availability is Tuesday to Saturday

Mt Difficulty, Cloudy Bay Shed & Gibbston Wine Tour

Join us as we transport wine lovers to some of Central Otago’s most exclusive wine tasting experiences on this all-inclusive full-day wine and dine escape.

Sit back and enjoy one of the world’s most scenic vineyard journeys as your personal guide transports you through picturesque Kawarau Gorge in the comfort of our Land Rover Discovery or Mercedes van to Bannockburn, the heart of the Central Otago wine region.

Visit the charming town of Bannockburn before indulging in a wine tasting at one of the region’s top wineries, Mt Difficulty, perched high on the famed Felton Road. We enjoy lunch at their winery restaurant with dramatic views across Lake Dunstan and the Cromwell basin. Choose any main from their locally-sourced menu to enjoy with your choice of wine, or indulge in a decadent cheese board with chef’s selection of local cheese and artisan accompaniments before continuing our adventure.

We arrive at the renowned, multi-award-winning Cloudy Bay winery for a private 45-minute tasting in the exclusive Lakeview Room. Enjoy this unique opportunity to meet the people behind the wine, and delve into their fascinating winemaking philosophy. Here we have the option to add a private vineyard tour or extended two-hour wine tasting for those who would like a fully immersive experience.

Next we venture into Gibbston wine region the ‘Valley of the Vines’, nestled between rugged schist mountains and the rocky Kawarau River gorge. Here we can sample more world-class Pinot Noir before enjoying a scenic drive back towards Queenstown.

Our local personal guides love to tailor each tour to suit your interests, tastes and abilities. Get in touch to customise your tour and ensure your Queenstown adventure is truly memorable.

Add Ons:
Exclusive Cloudy Bay Shed Back Vintage Tasting
Enjoy the ultimate wine-tasting experience with this private two-hour tasting at Cloudy Bay. Sample exclusive back vintages and unearth the complexity and elegance synonymous with this award-winning winery. Your private Cloudy Bay ambassador will tailor the tasting to your interests and preferences, while you learn about the trials and tribulations of winemaking in this challenging region.

Addon Cloudy Bay Shed Vineyard Tour
Immerse yourself in the inner workings of an award-winning winery while sipping from a flute of Pelorus NV in this private vineyard experience. Your personal Cloudy Bay ambassador or vineyard manager will be your host as they transport you across their picturesque vineyards and grounds. It’s the perfect way to learn about the unique growing conditions and everyday life of a winemaker in Central Otago.

We Provide

Luxury Vechile, Hotel transfers, private guide, lunch at Mt Difficulty, wine tastings at Cloudy Bay plus a wine tasting in Gibbston

Duration

7 hours

Season

All Year Round

Queenstown Personal Tour - Full Day

Experience the very best of the region, from glacial valleys and towering mountains to spectacular vineyards and historic towns. Your personal local guide will take you on a full-day journey through Queenstown, Glenorchy, Paradise and Arrowtown, discovering hidden gems, local secrets and famous movie locations along the way.

Begin your adventure with a spectacular scenic drive to Glenorchy. Rightly recognised as “one of the most beautiful drives in the world”, the road hugs the turquoise shores of Lake Wakatipu as it winds through valleys and around mountain peaks.

Relax in the comfort of your Land Rover Discovery or Mercedes van and enjoy the flexibility of stopping wherever and whenever you like for photo opportunities or rest stops.

We visit the iconic Glenorchy shed before arriving in Paradise, one of the most breathtaking (and famous) destinations in New Zealand. The name says it all and once you experience the combination of towering peaks, glacial valleys, emerald green braided river and pristine rainforest you’ll feel like you’ve found heaven on earth.

Heading back along the Glenorchy Road we can take a leisurely stroll around the beautiful and historic Bob’s Cove before making the journey to Coronet Peak (summer months) to enjoy panoramic views across the region. Our journey continues as we venture into the infamous Skippers Canyon. Your local guide delves into the rich history and legends of the area set against a simply stunning backdrop.

After lunch we’ll wander through the historic cobblestoned streets of Arrowtown. A charming gold rush township with a vivid history, we’ll explore the old Chinese settlement and spend time browsing local boutiques and shops.

Next we visit the World Home of Bungy, proudly sitting at the gateway to the Gibbston wine region. Perfectly situated among lakes, gorges and mountains, the region is famed for its Pinot Noir and spectacular vineyards. We have the option to visit some top wineries and cellar doors to sample their finest offerings before returning to Queenstown.

Our local personal guides love to tailor each tour to suit your interests, tastes and abilities. Get in touch to customise your special day and ensure your Queenstown adventure is one to remember.

We Provide

- Accommodation Transfers
- Water bottle

Please Bring

- Comfortable walking shoes
- Dress for the weather conditions

Duration

8 hours

Season

All Year Round

Other Information

Additional: Lunch (various options based on your preference) and optional wine tastings

We’re lucky to have some of the most outstanding gourmet dining, award-winning vineyards and charming local cafés in New Zealand. Lunch options can be tailored to suit every taste, leaving your palate singing!

Cafés – Looking for a quick, cosy and delicious lunch? We can recommend some of the best local spots in Queenstown or Arrowtown depending on what you’re looking for (bookings not required).

Akarua Wines & Kitchen by Artisan – An honest, comforting and social winery lunch experience with individual and shared plate options, Akarua is the perfect choice for those looking for hand-crafted cuisine that’s made from scratch with a focus on quality, taste and seasonality (bookings recommended). Learn more

Gibbston Valley Winery Restaurant – Combining a stunning setting with an elegant seasonal menu, Gibbston Valley Winery Restaurant features carefully selected ingredients that reflect local flavours with an à la carte menu or two course wine-matched options (bookings recommended). Learn more

Amisfield Bistro – If you’d prefer a sophisticated lunch experience with the ‘wow’ factor, look no further than the multi-award-winning Amisfield Bistro. With a focus on seasonal paddock-to-table cuisine, the three-course ‘Trust the Chef’ lunch with optional wine matchings promises to leave taste buds singing (bookings recommended). Learn more

Queenstown Wilderness Personal Tour- Full Day

Lose yourself in the natural beauty and awe-inspiring scenery of one of New Zealand’s most spectacular regions. Your local personal guide takes you on a full-day exploration from the history-rich gold rush town of Arrowtown, to the vast wilderness of Glenorchy and Paradise.

We’ll start the day by wandering through the historic cobblestoned streets of Arrowtown. A charming township with a vivid history, we’ll explore the old Chinese settlement and spend time browsing local boutiques and shops.

Next we enjoy a spectacular scenic drive as we head towards Glenorchy. Recognised as “one of the most beautiful drives in the world”, the road hugs the turquoise shores of Lake Wakatipu as it winds through valleys and around mountain peaks.

Relax in the comfort of your Land Rover Discovery or Mercedes van and enjoy the flexibility of stopping wherever and whenever you like for photo opportunities or rest stops.

We stop at the famous Bennett’s Bluff Lookout for sweeping views across Lake Wakatipu before visiting the iconic Glenorchy shed and stopping for lunch at one of their charming local cafés.

After lunch, we embark on an exhilarating and authentic Dart River Jet Boat adventure venturing deep into the world-renowned Mount Aspiring National Park. You’ll enjoy a unique combination of breathtaking landscapes and a thrilling ride as we explore the braided, glacier-fed Dart River. Your guide will talk you through the region’s rich history and Maori legends before we jump out of the boat and wander amongst ancient beech tree forests, a hidden location you may recognize from The Lord of the Rings films.

Heading back along the stunning Glenorchy Road, we take a leisurely stroll around beautiful and historic Bob’s Cove before making the journey back to Queenstown.

Our local personal guides love to tailor each tour to suit your interests, tastes and abilities. Get in touch to customise your tour and make your Queenstown adventure one to remember.

We Provide

- Accommodation Transfers
- Jet boat ticket
- Water bottle

Please Bring

- Comfortable walking shoes
- Dress for the weather conditions

Restrictions

IMPORTANT: Each passenger needs to have a valid Jet Boat option selected.

Duration

8 hours

Season

All Year Round

Other Information

Additional: Lunch (various options based on your preference)
Lunch Recommendations – Café options
Cafés - Looking for a quick, cosy and delicious lunch? We can recommend some of the best local spots in Glenorchy or Arrowtown depending on your taste (bookings not required).

Wanaka Private Tour

Lose yourself in the natural beauty and awe-inspiring scenery of one of New Zealand’s most iconic regions. Your local personal guide will take you on a full-day exploration across the infamous Crown Range to picturesque Lake Wanaka and the Cardrona Valley.
Begin your adventure with a scenic drive over the spectacular Crown Range towards Cardrona. Sit back and enjoy constantly evolving landscapes through rugged gorges and vast alpine plains from the comfort of your own Land Rover Discovery or Mercedes van. Never miss a photo opportunity with the flexibility to stop, jump out of the car and breathe in crisp mountain air wherever and whenever you like.
We stop to take in iconic panoramic views across the valley to The Remarkables and Lake Wakatipu before visiting New Zealand’s most photographed building, the history-laden Cardrona Hotel. The journey continues to the gorgeous lakeside town of Wanaka and on to Makarora (summer months). Here we take a short walk through mature silver beech and podocarp forest to marvel at the crystal clear Blue Pools.
Following lunch, we visit the famous ‘Wanaka tree’ and walk along the picturesque lakefront. You may choose to indulge in a wine tasting at Rippon vineyard or perhaps visit the Wanaka Lavender Farm to stroll amongst 10 acres of breathtaking lavender fields.
Our local personal guides love to tailor each tour to suit your interests, tastes and abilities. Get in touch to customise your tour and make your Queenstown adventure one to remember.

We Provide

- Accommodation Transfers
- Water bottle
- Lavender farm Tour

Please Bring

- Comfortable walking shoes
- Dress for the weather conditions

Duration

8 hours

Season

All Year Round

Other Information

Additional: Lunch (various options based on your preference)
Lunch Recommendations – Café options
Cafés - Looking for a quick, cosy and delicious lunch? We can recommend some of the best local spots in Wanaka depending on your taste (bookings not required).

Optional: Wine tastings and Wanaka Lavender Farm visit

Milford Sound Private Tour with Boat Cruise - Full Day

Immerse yourself in the towering waterfalls, ancient peaks and vast wilderness of Milford Sound. This full day experience ventures deep into the “Eighth Wonder of the World” as we explore the magnificent sheer cliffs and shimmering waters of this world-renowned fiord.

Your personal local guide will pick you up and whisk you away in the comfort of your Land Rover Discovery or Mercedes van. Enjoy constantly evolving landscapes from windswept alpine plains and turquoise lakes to vast mountain peaks and lovely lakeside towns. Skip the crowds and never miss a photo opportunity with the flexibility to stop, jump out of the car and breathe in the crisp mountain air wherever and whenever you like.

Highlights along the way include the crystal-clear Lake Te Anau, vast wildflower-filled plains of the Eglinton Valley, picturesque Lake Marian and Mirror Lakes, the engineering feat that is the 1270m long Homer Tunnel and thunderous waterfalls at Chasm Creek.

We take to the water for a scenic 1 hour 45-minute boat cruise to marvel at towering cliffs and peaks – including the iconic Mitre Peak that rises more than a kilometre straight out of the sea. Get up close to cascading waterfalls and vibrant rainforest, and keep an eye out for New Zealand wildlife including fur seals, dolphins or yellow crested penguins.
To ensure the most authentic experience, we travel with one of the best small boat operators in Milford Sound. This guarantees an uncrowded, comfortable cruise that enables you to get closer to nature’s wonders.
If you’re looking for the ultimate Milford Sound experience, you can choose to fly back to Queenstown by helicopter or fixed-wing aircraft and take in the grandeur of this outstanding natural landscape from above.
Our local personal guides love to tailor each tour to suit your interests, tastes and abilities. Get in touch to customise your Milford Sound Tour and make your Queenstown adventure one to remember.

We Provide

- Accommodation Transfers
- Boat Cruise ticket
- Water bottle
- Lunch

Please Bring

- Comfortable walking shoes
- Dress for the weather conditions

Restrictions

IMPORTANT: Each passenger needs to have a valid Boat Cruise option selected.

Duration

12 hours

Season

All year round but road condition during the months of May to August can be winter driving

Other Information

Optional: Fly back from Milford Sound to Queenstown by helicopter or small plane

Aoraki / Mt Cook Private Tour - Full Day

Embark on a full day journey to Mount Cook National Park renowned for its sky-scraping peaks, spectacular glaciers, turquoise lakes and vast open valleys.
Begin your adventure with a scenic drive through the rugged Kawarau Gorge. Sit back and enjoy constantly evolving landscapes through the dramatic Lindis Pass from comfort of your own Land Rover Discovery or Mercedes van. Never miss a photo opportunity with the flexibility to stop, jump out of the car and breathe in the crisp mountain air wherever and whenever you like.

We make our way to the renowned Clay Cliffs of Omarama, where tall pinnacles were carved by ancient glaciers over a million years ago. We explore the canyon on foot, poking around narrow ravines, admiring the pastel colours of flute-shaped columns.

Next we discover picturesque Lake Pukaki, a glacial lake that’s famed for its milky turquoise colour, before arriving at spectacular Aoraki/Mount Cook.
Aoraki means Cloud Piercer and reaches 3,724 metres (12,218 feet), making it New Zealand’s highest mountain. Upon arriving we stop for lunch, which we can personalise based on your taste, from charming local cafés to luxury helicopter or cruise experiences.
During the warmer months, we can take a short scenic hike into Hooker Valley and visit the Tasman Glacier’s terminal lake. Soak up the views in this untouched, awe-inspiring landscape of the Southern Alps, including towering Aoraki/Mount Cook and shimmering glaciers.
We visit an eco-sustainable salmon farm in Twizel to sample their renowned high-quality King Salmon before heading back towards Queenstown.

Our local personal guides love to tailor each tour to suit your interests, tastes and abilities. Get in touch to customise your Aoraki/Mount Cook Tour and make your Queenstown adventure one to remember.

Mount Cook Recommended Activities:
Scenic Mount Cook Helicopter Flight
Discover the incredible alpine region of Aoraki/ Mount Cook National Park on a scenic helicopter flight along the Tasman Glacier with amazing views of New Zealand’s highest peak. Top it off with a snow landing on the Tasman Glacier. Learn more
Tasman Glacier Boat Trip
Explore New Zealand’s largest remaining glacier by boat (September to May) and get close enough to touch the icebergs. Starts with a 30-minute walk to the terminal lake before boarding a stable boat for a one-hour ride with a specialist guide. Learn more

We Provide

- Accommodation Transfers
- Water bottle

Please Bring

- Comfortable walking shoes
- Dress for the weather conditions

Duration

10 hours

Season

All year round but road condition during the months of May to August can be winter driving

Other Information

Lunch Recommendations – Café or Restaurant options
The Hermitage hotel in Mount Cook village offers sweeping views across alpine meadows and towering Aoraki/Mount Cook with culinary options to suit all tastes from casual cafés to elegant restaurants.

Routeburn Track Hike - Privately Guided - Full Day

Soaring mountain peaks, cascading waterfalls, vast valleys and shimmering lakes - experience one of the world’s top hikes in this full day adventure along the Routeburn Track.
Begin your journey with a spectacular scenic drive to Glenorchy. Renowned as “one of the most beautiful drives in the world”, the road hugs the turquoise shores of Lake Wakatipu as it winds through valleys and around mountain peaks.

Relax in the comfort of your Land Rover Discovery or Mercedes van and enjoy the flexibility of stopping wherever and whenever you like for photo opportunities or rest stops.

The beech forest signals the beginning of Mount Aspiring National Park where we start walk along the renowned Routeburn Track. Your personal hiking guide will navigate you through the ancient beech tree forest that rests alongside the picturesque Routeburn River before heading up to Bridal Veil Waterfall.
Using a swing bridge, we’ll traverse across the roaring canyon below and make our way towards the tranquil Routeburn Flats. Pausing to take in the vast open wilderness of these alpine flats, we’ll stop to enjoy a gourmet picnic lunch, while learning about the rich Maori history, birdlife, flora and fauna.
If you’re feeling adventurous we can continue hiking towards Routeburn Falls Hut, through more spectacular beech forest up to the cascading waterfalls, pausing to take in breathtaking views across the Routeburn Flats and Humboldt Mountains.

Details: Routeburn Flats – 13km/8 miles return, easy 3 to 3.5 hour return hike or the Routeburn Falls Hut – 17.6km /11 miles return hike, moderate 6 to 7 hour return hike

We Provide

- Accommodation Transfers
- Water bottle

Please Bring

- Comfortable walking/hiking shoes or boots
- Light jacket
- Dress for the weather conditions
- Walking/Hiking poles (if desired)

Restrictions

Minimum Age 7 years

Duration

9 hours

Rob Roy Glacier Hike - Privately Guided - Full Day

Be transported to another world with this full day hike to Rob Roy Glacier in Mount Aspiring National Park. Discover dramatic alpine landscapes, sparkling glaciers, towering waterfalls and sheer mountain peaks, thanks to the safe and expert navigation of your highly-trained personal guide.
Begin your adventure with a scenic drive over the spectacular Crown Range, through Cardrona Valley, Lake Wanaka, Matukituki Valley and into Mount Aspiring National Park. Sit back and enjoy constantly evolving landscapes through rugged gorges and vast alpine plains from comfort of your own Land Rover Discovery or Mercedes van.
Never miss a photo opportunity with the flexibility to stop, jump out of the car and breathe in crisp mountain air wherever and whenever you like.
We start our hiking adventure at Raspberry Flats, crossing a swing bridge over the West Matukituki River before a steady climb up through a small gorge alongside Rob Roy stream. We wander through ancient beech forests, catching glimpses of Rob Roy Glacier as the dense forest clears.
Enjoy cascading waterfalls and the thriving understorey of ferns and mosses as the forest gives way to alpine vegetation and spectacular views of the hanging glaciers beneath Rob Roy. We pause to soak up the grandeur and tranquillity of this pristine environment before turning back towards Wanaka.
We visit the quaint lakeside township of Wanaka and stroll along the waterfront to the famous ‘Wanaka tree’ before returning to Queenstown.


Distance: 10km return, moderate 3.5 to 4 hour return hike

We Provide

- Accommodation Transfers
- Water bottle

Please Bring

- Comfortable walking/hiking shoes or boots
- Light jacket
- Dress for the weather conditions
- Walking/Hiking poles (if desired)

Restrictions

Minimum Age 8 years

Duration

9.5 hours

Remarkables Lake Alta Hike - Privately Guided - Half Day

Discover picturesque glacial Lake Alta that hangs high above The Remarkables mountain range on this half day adventure.

Begin your adventure with a scenic drive up to the Remarkables Ski Field. Sit back and enjoy panoramic views across Queenstown from comfort of your own Land Rover Discovery or Mercedes van.
We begin our hiking adventure from the ski area base building (1600m) before embarking on a steady climb to Shadow Basin. We traverse across the rugged ridge line, through alpine fields and over glacial streams before making the final approach to Lake Alta.

Crystal-clear Lake Alta is a pristine glacier lake tucked up in the mountain range and is hidden under a thick blanket of snow and ice throughout the winter. It’s appeared in many films including Vertical Limit, The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit.

Pause to take in the tranquillity of this remote alpine wilderness and enjoy spectacular views across the Wakatipu Valley at the highest point of our walk. Keep an eye out for local wildlife including our cheeky Kea (native alpine parrot), chamois and deer.


Distance: 2-3 hour hike

Rating: Moderate, some off piste

We Provide

- Accommodation Transfers
- Snacks
- Water bottle

Please Bring

- Comfortable walking/hiking shoes or boots
- Light jacket
- Dress for the weather conditions
- Walking/Hiking poles (if desired)

Restrictions

Minimum Age 10 years

Duration

4.5 hours

Aoraki/Mt Cook Hooker Valley Hike

Embark on a full day hiking adventure to Mount Cook National Park’s Hooker Valley to wonder at dazzling iceberg lakes, sky-scraping peaks and spectacular glaciers.
Begin your adventure with a scenic drive through the rugged Kawarau Gorge. Sit back and enjoy constantly evolving landscapes through the dramatic Lindis Pass from comfort of your own Land Rover Discovery or Mercedes van. Never miss a photo opportunity with flexibility to stop, jump out of the car and breathe in the crisp mountain air wherever and whenever you like.

We discover picturesque Lake Pukaki, a glacial lake that’s famed for its milky turquoise colour, before arriving at spectacular Aoraki/Mount Cook. Aoraki means Cloud Piercer and reaches 3,724 metres (12,218 feet), making it New Zealand’s highest mountain.

We begin our hike in the renowned and sacred Tōpuni area of the Hooker Valley. Learn about rich Maori history and ancient legends of the region as we traverse across the first of three swing bridges, soaking up views across Mueller Lake and Mount Sefton.

Winding through the Hooker Valley keep an eye out for the Mount Cook buttercup (the world’s biggest buttercup) and local wildlife including our cheeky Kea (native alpine parrot), chamois and deer. Enjoy sweeping alpine views, snow-capped mountain peaks and vast open valleys sprawling with alpine tussocks before arriving at the terminal glacier lake.

Here we pause to soak up views of majestic glaciers, towering Aoraki/Mount Cook and the spectacular Southern Alps before returning along the same track.

10km/6.2 miles return, easy 2.5 to 3.5 hour return hike

We Provide

Hotel transfers, private guide and Water bottle

Please Bring

- Comfortable walking shoes
- Dress for the weather conditions

Duration

10 hours

Season

All year round but road condition during the months of May to August can be winter driving

Other Information

Lunch Recommendations – Café or Restaurant options
The Hermitage hotel in Mount Cook village offers sweeping views across alpine meadows and towering Aoraki/Mount Cook with culinary options to suit all tastes from casual cafés to elegant restaurants.

Hike to Sam Summers Mining Hut (Walk in the footsteps of goldmining pioneers)

Experience pristine alpine vistas and walk in the footsteps of goldmining pioneers on this half-day adventure through classic New Zealand high-country bush.
Begin your journey with a beautiful scenic drive along Glenorchy Road. Renowned as “one of the most beautiful drives in the world”, the road hugs the turquoise shores of Lake Wakatipu as it winds through valleys and around mountain peaks.

We start our hiking adventure with a gentle climb through pristine native beech and Manuka forest. Keep an eye out for historic gold mining relics as your personal local guide explains the rich history and folklore of the trail.
Keep an eye out for spectacular waterfalls and an ‘ear out’ for the thunderous roar of raging water in the canyon below as we listen for the distinctive songs of our native birds -- tui, native wood pigeons and bellbirds.
Discover hidden water races and old tailings, and take a peek into a 24m-long, 10m-high tail race tunnel, hand-built during the goldmining era.
Explore Sam Summers hut, an original goldmining home built from local schist rock and tin, letting your imagination wander as you step back in time to visualise the hard life of Sam Summers, a goldmining prospector who lived there for over a decade.
Up on the ridgeline we enjoy picturesque views across Lake Wakatipu and Lake Dispute before crossing over 12 Mile Creek on our return to Queenstown.
Our local personal guides love to tailor each tour to suit your interests and tastes. Get in touch to customise your hike and make your Queenstown adventure one to remember.
Distance: 2 to 4 hour hike

We Provide

Hotel transfers and private guide and refreshments

Please Bring

Suitable walking shoes
Rain Jacket if wet

Duration

4.5 hours

Season

All Year Round

Lake Sylvan Hike Half Day

Immerse yourself in breathtaking scenery, and stroll through old-growth forests and moraine river terraces on this half day hike to Mount Aspiring National Park’s Lake Sylvan.
Begin your adventure with a spectacular scenic drive to Glenorchy. Recognised as “one of the most beautiful drives in the world”, the road hugs the turquoise shores of Lake Wakatipu as it winds through valleys and around mountain peaks.

Relax in the comfort of your Land Rover Discovery or Mercedes van and enjoy the flexibility of stopping wherever and whenever you like for photo opportunities or rest stops.

When we reach the head of the trail we begin our adventure on foot, crossing a swing bridge over the Routeburn River and winding our way through towering red beech forest to the perfect viewing point at Lake Sylvan.
Your personal local guide will explain the rich Maori history of the region and point out native flora and fauna as you keep an eye out for our endangered yellowhead/mōhua and New Zealand’s smallest native bird the rifleman.
Soak up the tranquillity of this pristine environment, before our return hike along a 1920s tramline loop. The track was used for transporting native beech trees to the valley floor which early settlers used for building boats. See the regenerating beech forest in this cutover area of land before heading back towards Queenstown.

Distance: 1 – 2 hour hike

We Provide

- Accommodation Transfers
- Snacks
- Water bottle

Please Bring

- Comfortable walking/hiking shoes or boots
- Light jacket
- Dress for the weather conditions
- Walking/Hiking poles (if desired)

Restrictions

Minimum Age 10 years

Duration

4.5 hours

Season

All Year Round

Waterfalls and Staircase Creek Hike

Ditch the crowds and discover classic New Zealand landscapes, towering waterfalls and pristine natural bush on this exclusive half day hiking adventure tracing the steps of our early settlers.
Begin your adventure with a picturesque drive south of Queenstown, winding our way alongside the turquoise shores of Lake Wakatipu and the towering Remarkables mountain range. Sit back and enjoy stunning vistas as we climb the Devil’s Staircase Road towards Kingston and Staircase Creek.
There’s plenty of spots to stop, jump out of the car and breathe in crisp mountain air and take photos along the way.
Our unique hiking experience begins on the breathtaking Loch Lennhe Station, an 11,000ha sheep and cattle farm that spans the Hector Range to the Nevis River.
Alpine Adventures has partnered with Loch Lennhe Station to provide this unique and exclusive hiking experience, allowing you to wander through spectacular alpine landscapes and discover cascading waterfalls without crowds of tourists competing for photos.
Expansive views are all around you as your personal guide explains the rich history of the station and points out local flora and fauna including the kea, the world’s only alpine parrot, and the kereru, our native wood pigeon. Keep an eye out for some of the station’s cattle and wild deer.
Following in the footsteps of those early settlers, we make our way towards the cascading Staircase Creek, where your local guide describes how ingenious goldminers used the waterway to carry water for there gold mining equipment in the valley.
Learn about the rich history and current farming practices of Loch Lennhe Station as we make our way back along the trail and depart for Queenstown.

Our local personal guides love to tailor each tour to suit your interests and tastes. Get in touch to customise your hike and make your Queenstown adventure one to remember.
Distance: 1.5 hour hike

We Provide

- Accommodation Transfers
- Snacks
- Water bottle

Please Bring

- Comfortable walking/hiking shoes or boots
- Light jacket
- Dress for the weather conditions
- Walking/Hiking poles (if desired)

Restrictions

Minimum Age 10 years

Duration

4.5 hours

Season

All Year Round

Middle Earth Waterfalls Heli Hike - Private Guide & Helicopter

Walk in the footsteps of Bilbo Baggins through magical alpine valleys to the plain of cascading Middle Earth Waterfalls on this exclusive heli hike experience.

Leave the tourist trail behind and rise up into the skies to the spectacular Earnslaw Burn. Alpine Adventures has exclusive landing rights in this wonderful spot, meaning you can bask in the tranquillity without tourists competing for photos.

Your once in a lifetime adventure begins as we transport you to your privately chartered helicopter. Prepare to be astounded by jaw-dropping scenery as we fly over the sheer cliff faces of Moonlight Saddle and Richardson Mountains to Mount Earnslaw.

We land in the valley before setting off on foot through native tussock fields and rolling high country plains. Watch the landscape transform into glaciers and plunging waterfalls as we trace a narrow path forged by wild White Tail deer. Learn about rich local history, flora and fauna and keep an eye out for wildlife as we ascend towards the head of the valley.

As we reach the towering waterfalls and hanging glacier of the Earnslaw Burn we pause to take in the surreal landscape around us. Tolkien fans can walk under the Middle Earth waterfalls of Rivendell, while those who haven’t seen the film will be astonished by the raw beauty of these vast alpine plains, glaciers and waterfalls.

Our private helicopter will be waiting for us on the valley floor. We’ll climb 1,000 metres past the waterfalls and blue ice of the hanging glacier before flying across Lake Wakatipu towards the Humboldt Mountains.

After landing, you will be transferred back to your accommodation in Queenstown. This is a day your family and friends will be talking about for years to come!



Distance: 1 hour walk

Rating: Easy

We Provide

- Accommodation Transfers
- Private Helicopter Charter
- Snacks
- Water bottle

Please Bring

- Comfortable walking/hiking shoes or boots
- Light jacket
- Dress for the weather conditions

Restrictions

Minimum Age 5 years (good walking ability as it is a one hour walk)

Duration

3 hours

Season

September to April or when weather is good

Walking with Penguins & Seals Heli Hike - Privately Guided & Private Helicopter

Walk with penguins and seals in their pristine natural habitat while exploring rugged coastline and ancient podocarp forest on this unique heli hike adventure.
Begin your journey with a spectacular scenic drive to Glenorchy. Renowned as “one of the most beautiful drives in the world”, the road hugs the turquoise shores of Lake Wakatipu as it winds through valleys and around mountain peaks.

Relax in the comfort of your Land Rover Discovery or Mercedes van and enjoy the flexibility of stopping wherever and whenever you like for photo opportunities or rest stops.

Board your privately chartered helicopter and soak up the spectacular scenery as you fly over the Routeburn and Hollyford Valleys and land in Martins Bay.
We continue our adventure on foot, trekking along the wild and rugged coastline surrounded by ancient podocarp forest and native flaxes. Walk alongside native Fiordland Crested Penguins in their natural habitat and keep an eye out for Fur Seals lazing around on rocks. Keep an eye (and an ear!) out for plentiful birdlife such as Wood Pigeons, Kakariki, Fantails and the New Zealand Robin.
Add on a stunning Milford Sound scenic flyover and you can experience a thrilling glacier landing.
Note: The best time of year to see penguins is July to November (breeding season). They’re also seen occasionally mid-January to early March (moulting season).

Distance: 1 hour walk
Rating: Easy

We Provide

- Accommodation Transfers
- Snacks
- Water bottle

Please Bring

- Comfortable walking/hiking shoes or boots
- Light jacket
- Dress for the weather conditions

Restrictions

Minimum Age 5 years (good walking ability as it is a one hour walk)

Duration

4.5 hours

Season

All Year Round

Walking with Penguins & Seals Heli Hike and Milford Sound Scenic & Glacier Landing - Private

Experience walking with penguins and seals in their natural habitat on the rugged coastline set
amongst ancient podocarp forest in Martins Bay in Fiordland.
Take a scenic drive to Glenorchy at the top of the lake, Lonely Planet named it as “one of the most
beautiful drives in the world” to the helicopter base. Board your privately chartered helicopter,
experience breath-taking scenery as you fly over the Routeburn Valley and down the Hollyford
Valley to land in Martins Bay.
Hike along the wild and rugged coastline, surrounded by ancient podocarp forest and native flaxes.
Encounter the native Fiordland Crested Penguins in their natural habitat, New Zealand Fur Seals lying
on the rocks and native birds such as Wood Pigeons, Kakariki, Fantails and the New Zealand Robin.
Note: The best time of year to see the penguins is during the breeding season from July to
November and they can occasionally be seen during the moulting season from mid-January to early
March.
Distance: 1 hour walk
Rating: Easy

We Provide

- Accommodation Transfers
- Snacks
- Water bottle

Please Bring

- Comfortable walking/hiking shoes or boots
- Light jacket
- Dress for the weather conditions

Restrictions

Minimum Age 5 years (good walking ability as it is a one hour walk)

Duration

4.5 - 5 hrs hours

Season

All Year Round

Cecil Peak Heli-Hike Full Day

Combine a breathtaking scenic flight and exclusive hiking adventure on this unique half day heli hike experience.

Soar high above Lake Wakatipu, enjoying spectacular views across Queenstown and towards Fiordland National Park before touching down on the iconic Cecil Peak Stastion for a once-in-a-lifetime hiking adventure.
Your heli hike experience begins as we transport you to your privately chartered helicopter at Queenstown Airport. Take in the panoramic views as we fly across shimmering Lake Wakatipu towards Cecil Peak, before landing on the high-country station at a height of 1,978 m (6,490 ft).
Cecil Peak Station offers exclusive access to Alpine Adventures’ unique heli-hiking experience on their 13,000ha working farm. Renowned for their merino sheep and cattle, you will experience the day-to-day workings of this remote alpine station in a rugged part of New Zealand.
Immerse yourself in the secluded wilderness of the station as we begin our hiking adventure. Your personal guide will lead the way across deep valleys, down rugged spurs, through alpine tussocks, discovering sparkling alpine streams and crystal-clear lakes along the way.
Breathe in the crisp alpine air and listen for the sounds of native birds as you soak up outstanding views throughout your hike. Lose yourself in nature and feel a sense of remoteness on this dreamlike alpine station.
Our private helicopter meets us here before we enjoy a scenic descent back towards Queenstown.



Our local personal guides love to tailor each tour to suit your interests and tastes. Get in touch to customise your hike and make your Queenstown adventure one to remember

We Provide

- Accommodation Transfers
- Private Helicopter Charter
- Snacks
- Water bottle

Please Bring

- Comfortable walking/hiking shoes or boots
- Light jacket
- Dress for the weather conditions

Restrictions

Minimum Age 5 years (good walking ability as it is a one hour walk)

Duration

4.5 hours

Season

September to April or when weather is good

Exclusive High-Country Heli Hike

Experience a unique heli hike adventure on a spectacular high-country station by combining awe-inspiring aerial views with ‘on foot’ exploration.
Leave the tourist trail behind and soar high above Lake Dunstan for breathtaking views across the Southern Alps and towards Mount Cook before embarking on an exclusive hiking experience on family-owned Lowburn Station.

Your adventure begins as we transport you to your privately chartered helicopter. We fly high above world-class vineyards and the rugged Karawaru Gorge where you will see historic goldmining remnants before landing at the station.

Located on the Pisa Range, Lowburn Station is a picturesque 5,000ha working farm with sheep, cattle and alpacas that has sweeping views across Lake Dunstan, Cromwell and Bannockburn wine regions. Delve into the history and significance of the family station and experience first-hand the inner workings of a high-country farm.
We begin our hiking adventure by traversing the highest ridgeline on the station, wandering through fields of alpine tussocks. Learn about Maori and goldmining history and how the Cromwell Basin is evolving into a world-renowned wine region.
Enjoy spectacular alpine vistas, breathe in fresh mountain air and immerse yourself in nature while listening for the distinct song of our native birds.
Our private helicopter meets us here and we enjoy a scenic descent across alpine high-country before returning to Queenstown.


Our local personal guides love to tailor each tour to suit your interests and tastes. Get in touch to customise your hike and make your Queenstown adventure one to remember.
Distance: 2 to 3 hour hike (can be longer on request)
Rating: Easy (option to increase to moderate level)

We Provide

- Accommodation Transfers
- Private Helicopter Charter
- Refreashments
- Water bottle

Please Bring

- Comfortable walking/hiking shoes or boots
- Light jacket
- Dress for the weather conditions

Restrictions

Minimum Age 5 years (good walking ability as it is a 1.5 hour walk)

Duration

2.5 hours

Season

September to April or when weather is good

Exclusive High-Country Heli Hike with Mt Difficulty lunch add on

Experience a unique heli hike adventure on a spectacular high-country station by combining awe-inspiring aerial views with ‘on foot’ exploration.
Leave the tourist trail behind and soar high above Lake Dunstan for breathtaking views across the Southern Alps and towards Mount Cook before embarking on an exclusive hiking experience on family-owned Lowburn Station.

Your adventure begins as we transport you to your privately chartered helicopter. We fly high above world-class vineyards and the rugged Karawaru Gorge where you will see historic goldmining remnants before landing at the station.

Located on the Pisa Range, Lowburn Station is a picturesque 5,000ha working farm with sheep, cattle and alpacas that has sweeping views across Lake Dunstan, Cromwell and Bannockburn wine regions. Delve into the history and significance of the family station and experience first-hand the inner workings of a high-country farm.
We begin our hiking adventure by traversing the highest ridgeline on the station, wandering through fields of alpine tussocks. Learn about Maori and goldmining history and how the Cromwell Basin is evolving into a world-renowned wine region.
Enjoy spectacular alpine vistas, breathe in fresh mountain air and immerse yourself in nature while listening for the distinct song of our native birds.
Our private helicopter meets us here and we enjoy a scenic descent across alpine high-country before returning to Queenstown.

Add on: While you’re in the heart of Central Otago (famed for its Pinot Noir), take the opportunity to unwind and relax with lunch at the Mt Difficulty Winery Restaurant and savour some of their world-class wines before flying back to Queenstown.
Our local personal guides love to tailor each tour to suit your interests and tastes. Get in touch to customise your hike and make your Queenstown adventure one to remember.
Distance: 2 to 3 hour hike (can be longer on request)
Rating: Easy (option to increase to moderate level)

We Provide

- Accommodation Transfers
- Private Helicopter Charter
- Private Guide
- Lunch
- Water bottle

Please Bring

- Comfortable walking/hiking shoes or boots
- Light jacket
- Dress for the weather conditions

Restrictions

Minimum Age 5 years (good walking ability as it is a 1.5 hour walk)

Duration

5.5 hours

Season

September to April or when weather is good

Skippers Canyon Heli-Hike

Follow in the footsteps of our goldmining pioneers in spectacular Skippers Canyon on this full day heli hike adventure.
Combine the best of both worlds with a breathtaking scenic flight over Queenstown’s iconic mountain landscapes and famous Shotover River, before hitting historic trails nestled beneath Mount Aurum.
Your heli hike adventure begins as we transport you to Queenstown Airport to board your privately chartered helicopter and ascend over the turquoise lakes, snow-capped peaks and vast canyons surrounding Queenstown.
We fly over the world famous Shotover River and New Zealand’s first hydroelectric power scheme, built in pursuit of gold in the 1860’s. Experience jaw dropping views as we venture deep into Queenstown high country and land below Mount Aurum (Mount Gold), amongst the pioneering relics of the 1880’s gold rush.
Here our adventure on foot begin as your personal local guide navigates you through Skippers Canyon to historic mountain huts and Dynamo Flat - New Zealand’s first hydroelectric power scheme -- before embarking on a five to seven-hour guided hike through stunning alpine wilderness.
Enjoy one of New Zealand’s best kept secrets as you wander alongside pristine rivers, through alpine herb and fruit fields, towering native forests and tranquil waterfalls.
At historic Skippers Point your local guide will explain the rich goldmining history of the region as you walk in the footsteps of our ancestors. Discover the remains of Mt Aurum Homestead, which sadly burned down in 2018, and learn stories of early families and pioneers who forged a hard living from this dramatic landscape.
Wander through Skippers Point’s historic buildings and beautiful cemetery before we meet our private helicopter for a scenic flight back to Queenstown.
Our local personal guides love to tailor each tour to suit your interests and tastes. Get in touch to customise your hike and make your Queenstown adventure one to remember

Distance: 5 to 7-hour hike (can be shorter on request)
Rating: Easy to Intermediate with some river crossings

We Provide

- Accommodation Transfers
- Private Helicopter Charter
- Lunch
- Water bottle

Please Bring

- Comfortable walking/hiking shoes or boots
- Light jacket
- Dress for the weather conditions

Restrictions

Minimum Age 5 years (good walking ability as it is a one hour walk)

Duration

3 hours

Season

September to April or when weather is good

Cecil Peak Heli-Hike Half Day

Combine a breathtaking scenic flight and exclusive hiking adventure on this unique half day heli hike experience.

Soar high above Lake Wakatipu, enjoying spectacular views across Queenstown and towards Fiordland National Park before touching down on the iconic Cecil Peak Stastion for a once-in-a-lifetime hiking adventure.
Your heli hike experience begins as we transport you to your privately chartered helicopter at Queenstown Airport. Take in the panoramic views as we fly across shimmering Lake Wakatipu towards Cecil Peak, before landing on the high-country station at a height of 1,978 m (6,490 ft).
Cecil Peak Station offers exclusive access to Alpine Adventures’ unique heli-hiking experience on their 13,000ha working farm. Renowned for their merino sheep and cattle, you will experience the day-to-day workings of this remote alpine station in a rugged part of New Zealand.
Immerse yourself in the secluded wilderness of the station as we begin our hiking adventure. Your personal guide will lead the way across deep valleys, down rugged spurs, through alpine tussocks, discovering sparkling alpine streams and crystal-clear lakes along the way.
Breathe in the crisp alpine air and listen for the sounds of native birds as you soak up outstanding views throughout your hike. Lose yourself in nature and feel a sense of remoteness on this dreamlike alpine station.
Our private helicopter meets us here before we enjoy a scenic descent back towards Queenstown.



Our local personal guides love to tailor each tour to suit your interests and tastes. Get in touch to customise your hike and make your Queenstown adventure one to remember

Distance: 3 hour hike (can be longer on request)
Rating: Easy (option to increase to moderate level)

We Provide

- Accommodation Transfers
- Private Helicopter Charter
- Refreshments
- Water bottle

Please Bring

- Comfortable walking/hiking shoes or boots
- Light jacket
- Dress for the weather conditions

Restrictions

Minimum Age 5 years (good walking ability as it is a one hour walk)

Duration

4.5 hours

Season

September to April or when weather is good or can be down lower near farm

Cecil Peak Heli Hike with Altitude par 3 golf experience at 4,500 feet

Experience a unique heli hike adventure on a spectacular high-country station by combining awe-inspiring aerial views with ‘on foot’ exploration.
Leave the tourist trail behind and soar high above Lake Dunstan for breathtaking views across the Southern Alps and towards Mount Cook before embarking on an exclusive hiking experience on family-owned Lowburn Station.

Your adventure begins as we transport you to your privately chartered helicopter. We fly high above world-class vineyards and the rugged Karawaru Gorge where you will see historic goldmining remnants before landing at the station.

Located on the Pisa Range, Lowburn Station is a picturesque 5,000ha working farm with sheep, cattle and alpacas that has sweeping views across Lake Dunstan, Cromwell and Bannockburn wine regions. Delve into the history and significance of the family station and experience first-hand the inner workings of a high-country farm.
We begin our hiking adventure by traversing the highest ridgeline on the station, wandering through fields of alpine tussocks. Learn about Maori and goldmining history and how the Cromwell Basin is evolving into a world-renowned wine region.
Enjoy spectacular alpine vistas, breathe in fresh mountain air and immerse yourself in nature while listening for the distinct song of our native birds.
Our private helicopter meets us here and we enjoy a scenic descent across alpine high-country before returning to Queenstown.

Add on: While you’re in the heart of Central Otago (famed for its Pinot Noir), take the opportunity to unwind and relax with lunch at the Mt Difficulty Winery Restaurant and savour some of their world-class wines before flying back to Queenstown.
Our local personal guides love to tailor each tour to suit your interests and tastes. Get in touch to customise your hike and make your Queenstown adventure one to remember.
Distance: 2 to 3 hour hike (can be longer on request)
Rating: Easy (option to increase to moderate level)

We Provide

- Accommodation Transfers
- Private Helicopter Charter
- Refreshments
- Water bottle

Please Bring

- Comfortable walking/hiking shoes or boots
- Light jacket
- Dress for the weather conditions

Restrictions

Minimum Age 5 years (good walking ability as it is a one hour walk)

Duration

5.5 hours

Season

September to April or when weather is good

Loch Linnhe Station Heli-Hike

Take to the skies and the trails in this exclusive half-day heli hike adventure to picturesque Loch Linnhe Station.

Enjoy a spectacular scenic flight over the famous Remarkables mountain range and shimmering Lake Wakatipu before touching down on this remote high-country farm for an exclusive hiking adventure.
Your heli hike experience begins as we transport you to your privately chartered helicopter at Queenstown Airport. Enjoy a scenic flight as we soar over spectacular mountain vistas and turquoise lakes before landing on the station.
Here we begin our unique hiking experience on this 11,000 ha sheep and cattle farm, spanning the Hector Range to the Nevis River.
Alpine Adventures has partnered with Loch Lennhe Station to provide this unique and exclusive heli hike experience that allows you to wander through spectacular alpine landscapes and discover cascading waterfalls without crowds of tourists competing for photos.
Enjoy exploring vast mountain vistas as your personal guide explains the rich history of the station and points out local flora and fauna including the kea, the world’s only alpine parrot and our native wood pigeon the kereru, as well as spot some of the station’s cattle and wild deer.
Learn about the rich history and current farming practices of the station as we make our way back along the trail to meet our private helicopter and descend towards Queenstown.

Our local personal guides love to tailor each tour to suit your interests and tastes. Get in touch to customise your heli-hike and make your Queenstown adventure one to remember.

Distance: 3 hour hike (can be longer on request)
Rating: Easy (option to increase to moderate level)

We Provide

- Accommodation Transfers
- Private Helicopter Charter
- Lunch
- Water bottle

Please Bring

- Comfortable walking/hiking shoes or boots
- Light jacket
- Dress for the weather conditions

Restrictions

Minimum Age 5 years (good walking ability as it is a one hour walk)

Duration

4.5 hours

Season

September to April or when weather is good or can be down lower near farm

Loch Linnhe Station Heli-Hike with Mt Difficulty Lunch

Take to the skies and the trails in this exclusive half-day heli hike adventure to picturesque Loch Linnhe Station.

Enjoy a spectacular scenic flight over the famous Remarkables mountain range and shimmering Lake Wakatipu before touching down on this remote high-country farm for an exclusive hiking adventure.
Your heli hike experience begins as we transport you to your privately chartered helicopter at Queenstown Airport. Enjoy a scenic flight as we soar over spectacular mountain vistas and turquoise lakes before landing on the station.
Here we begin our unique hiking experience on this 11,000 ha sheep and cattle farm, spanning the Hector Range to the Nevis River.
Alpine Adventures has partnered with Loch Lennhe Station to provide this unique and exclusive heli hike experience that allows you to wander through spectacular alpine landscapes and discover cascading waterfalls without crowds of tourists competing for photos.
Enjoy exploring vast mountain vistas as your personal guide explains the rich history of the station and points out local flora and fauna including the kea, the world’s only alpine parrot and our native wood pigeon the kereru, as well as spot some of the station’s cattle and wild deer.
Learn about the rich history and current farming practices of the station as we make our way back along the trail to meet our private helicopter and descend towards Queenstown.

Add on: While you’re in the heart of Central Otago (famed for its Pinot Noir), take the opportunity to unwind and relax with lunch at the Mt Difficulty Winery Restaurant and savour some of their world-class wines before flying back to Queenstown.

Our local personal guides love to tailor each tour to suit your interests and tastes. Get in touch to customise your heli-hike and make your Queenstown adventure one to remember.

Distance: 3 hour hike (can be longer on request)
Rating: Easy (option to increase to moderate level)

We Provide

- Accommodation Transfers
- Private Helicopter Charter
- Lunch
- Water bottle

Please Bring

- Comfortable walking/hiking shoes or boots
- Light jacket
- Dress for the weather conditions

Restrictions

Minimum Age 5 years (good walking ability as it is a one hour walk)

Duration

4.5 hours

Season

September to April or when weather is good or can be down lower near farm