Activities

Catlins Discovery Tour

Discover the best kept secrets of the untamed Catlins coastal wilderness.
Pounding surf and windswept beaches create a special microclimate for magnificent marine wildlife. Visit local historical sites, inland waterfalls and nearby lush rainforests.
Discover the best of the Catlins on gentle bush and beach walks.

We Provide

* Wildlife viewing opportunities.
* Bush and Beach walks.
* Photostops.
* Small, luxury, air-conditioned coach.
* Friendly guide, with intimate regional knowledge.
* Includes bottled water
* Pick up and drop off at key Queenstown points and accommodation.
* Binoculars.

Please Bring

* An adventurous spirit.
* Camera and film.
* Suitable walking shoes /boots.
* Lightweight, shower-proof jacket.
* Sunglasses, sun hat, long-sleeved shirt, sun cream.

Duration

Full day 11-12 hours.

Season

All year

Other Information

Lunch is not included, a stop is made at a cafe for you to purchase lunch..
We provide hot drinks, bottled water & cookies.
* For full tour options and intineries, please contact Private Discovery Tours 03 4422299

High Country Discovery Tour (ex Queenstown)

The High Country Discovery Tour takes you on a half-day tour to the Glenorchy region. Exclusive access to private property gives you a unique experience including LOTR and the Hobbit movie locations, optional short walks and unsurpassed views of lakes mountains and rivers. Interaction with farm activities if available on the day.

We Provide

* Exclusive access to private property, a working high country station. * Commentary on current seasonal farm activites. * LOTR movie location information* refreshments overlooking Diamond Lake.

Please Bring

* Camera & film. * Suitable walking shoes /boots. * Shower-proof jacket, warm clothing. * Sunglasses, sun hat , sun cream!

Duration

4 hours.

Season

All Year

High Country Discovery Tour (ex Queenstown) - 4 pax group

4 pax group
The High Country Discovery Tour takes you on a half-day tour to the Glenorchy region. Exclusive access to private property gives you a unique experience including LOTR and the Hobbit movie locations, optional short walks and unsurpassed views of lakes mountains and rivers. Interaction with farm activities if available on the day.

We Provide

* Exclusive access to private property, a working high country station. * Commentary on current seasonal farm activites. * LOTR movie location information* refreshments overlooking Diamond Lake.

Please Bring

* Camera & film. * Suitable walking shoes /boots. * Shower-proof jacket, warm clothing. * Sunglasses, sun hat , sun cream!

Duration

4 hours.

Season

All Year

Milford Sound Tour

Fiordland World Heritage National Park is a scenic wonder not to miss. We specialise in small group Private day tours to Milford with plenty of photo stops and short walks, includes scenic cruise, picnic lunch and passionate NZ guides. Flexibility to your interests, safety and comfort.

We Provide

Bottled water
Scenic cruise on small group boat capacity 85
De Lux picnic lunch

Please Bring

Good walking footwear
Suncream
Insect repellant
Camera

Restrictions

No suitable for infants due to the distance to travel and duration

Duration

Up to 11 people

Season

All year

Paradise Day Walks

From Queenstown our first stop is the Bob’s Cove Nature Walk, a short distance from Queenstown with diverse native vegetation on the lakeshore zone, bustling with native bird life with the Remarkables mountain backdrop.

We continue our drive on one of the most beautiful road journeys to the western end of Lake Wakatipu, where the stunning backdrop of Mt Aspiring National park surrounded by snow capped mountains lies before you to explore.

A visit to this region can not be complete with out venturing into the Paradise Valley past Diamond Lake, Arcadia homestead to unparalleled views of the Dart River valley. Here you can imagine and see where LOTR and the Hobbit movie locations were created.

After your picnic lunch we venture to the world acclaimed Routeburn Track, which provides stunning variation in vegetation, birdlife and topography on a moderate fitness trail through gorges and valleys.

We Provide

* Wildlife viewing opportunities.
* Photostops.
* 4WD transport
* Friendly guide, with intimate regional knowledge.
* Includes refreshments, bottles water fresh fruit & cookies.
* Pick up and drop off at key Queenstown points and accommodation.
* Binoculars.

Please Bring

* An adventurous spirit.
* Camera and film.
* Suitable walking shoes /boots.
* Lightweight, shower-proof jacket.
* Sunglasses, sun hat, long-sleeved shirt, sun cream.

Duration

7 hours

Season

All year

Other Information

Lunch, a stop is made before departure at a local bakery for you to purchase a bread roll, wrap or salad.
We provide hot drinks, bottled water, fresh fruit & cookies.
* For full tour options and intineries, please contact us direct on 03 442 2299

Paradise Discovery Tour

Full Day Tour, explore all the Glenorchy region has to offer, LOTR and the Hobbit movie locations, walking options and Dart River Jet optional add on.

We follow the lake edge, we cross over two major rivers, lunch is served in an unequaled setting. Find out why we call this the Queenstown Lord of the Rings tour.

We Provide

* Wildlife viewing opportunities.
* Photostops.
* 4WD transport
* Friendly guide, with intimate regional knowledge.
* Includes refreshments, bottles water fresh fruit & cookies.
* Pick up and drop off at key Queenstown points and accommodation.
* Binoculars.

Please Bring

* An adventurous spirit.
* Camera and film.
* Suitable walking shoes /boots.
* Lightweight, shower-proof jacket.
* Sunglasses, sun hat, long-sleeved shirt, sun cream.

Season

All year

Other Information

Lunch, a stop is made before departure at a local bakery for you to purchase a bread roll, wrap or salad.
We provide hot drinks, bottled water, fresh fruit & cookies.
* For full tour options and intineries, please contact RD Tours direct on 03 442 2299

Queenstown Local Area Tour

Private tours at your convenience and leisure.

See the highlights of the basin, spectacular views, local haunts and must see’s of Queenstown.

Duration

4 hours

Routeburn Valley Walk

The world acclaimed Routeburn Track provides stunning variation in vegetation, birdlife and topography as it climbs 6.5 kms one way, on a moderate fitness trail through gorges and valleys.

This trail is well formed, we cater to your level of fitness and there will be no more than 6 people to a group. The duration of the walk, altitude and alpine conditions will determine the distance and time we will walk.

Please Bring

* An adventurous spirit.
* Camera and film.
* Suitable walking shoes /boots.
* Lightweight, shower-proof jacket.
* Sunglasses, sun hat, long-sleeved shirt, sun cream.

Season

All year

Other Information

Lunch, a stop is made before departure at a local bakery for you to purchase a bread roll, wrap or salad.
We provide hot drinks, bottled water, fresh fruit & cookies.
* For full tour options and intineries, please contact us on 03 442 2299

Skippers Canyon Discovery Tour

Take the narrow road through the rugged historic landscape of Skippers Canyon, a road carved from rock cliffs and terraces. The Shotover River was one of the richest gold bearing rivers in the world, now only gold mining relics remain to tell the stories of hardship experienced in this unique environment.

Visit the Mount Aurum homestead and restored Skippers school. Step back into a bygone era as you view historic buildings, hear the amazing stories, feel and appreciate the encounters of men driven by riches.

Duration

4 Hour Return

Season

All Year