4 Day Essential Queenstown

4 Day Essential Queenstown

Take in the highlights of Queenstown including a day tour to Milford Sound, a Shotover jetboat ride and a cruise on Lake Wakatipu.

TOUR OVERVIEW
The alpine resort of Queenstown is exciting, sophisticated and fantastically scenic. Perhaps the most famous of all South Island cities, Queenstown’s pulse thumps to the beat of action, adrenaline and visual wonder. Set on the shores of Lake Wakatipu with the towering peaks of the Southern Alps in the background, this is the place that is often referred to as the ‘Adventure Capital of the World’. Alive with activity all year round, there is enough activity to keep you entertained all day and all night. Most visits to Queenstown will involve some form of outdoor adventure, as well as simply relaxing and taking in the scenery from one of the many cafés. And then as night falls it’s time to discover the town’s energetic nightlife!

World famous as the ultimate jet boating experience, Shotover Jet has thrilled over 3 million people since 1970, and now it’s your turn! Take a unique breathtaking ride through dramatic and narrow Canyons, and hold on tight for Queenstown’s only exhilarating full 360° spins. Vidcasts ‘Can you handle the canyons?’ with award winning Shotover Jet, ‘The World’s Most Exciting Jet Boating Ride’ and the only company permitted to operate in the spectacular Shotover River Canyons.

A return scenic cruise from Queenstown to Walter Peak High Country Farm on board the vintage steamship TSS Earnslaw. Full bar services operate on board the TSS Earnslaw as it cruises to and from Walter Peak and in the Colonel’s Homestead. Following the 40 minute cruise from Queenstown, disembark at Walter Peak for a BBQ lunch. The BBQ is cooked on the terrace in front of the Colonel’s Homestead overlooking Lake Wakatipu and is then served either on the terrace, or when the weather is not suitable, inside the Colonel’s Homestead.

Before or after the BBQ, visitors may wander amongst the farm animals (sheep, red deer, alpacas, Scottish Highland cattle) and join in the farmyard walking tour, which includes sheep dog handling and sheep shearing demonstrations. There is also plenty of opportunity to relax in the lakeside gardens. Souvenir shopping is available at Walter Peak from the ‘Woolshed’ before boarding the TSS Earnslaw for the return cruise to Queenstown.

Your day tour coach follows the southern arm of Lake Wakatipu to Lumsden, and onward to Lake Te Anau. The scenery changes dramatically from tussock covered grasslands to glacier hewn valleys as you enter the Eglington Valley and travel through the breath taking man made Homer Tunnel to reach Milford Sound. Enjoy a Milford Sound nature cruise on this world famous fiord, dominated by Mitre Peak and the cascading Bowen Falls. On completion you will return to Queenstown by coach. An optional return scenic flight to Queenstown is available (own expense).

Tour Info

Tour Name: 4 Day Essential Queenstown
From: Queenstown to Queenstown
Valid: May 18 - Mar 19
Price:
From (NZD) $932 per person
Duration: 4 Days
Tour Code: SBZQN4H

Inclusions

3 nights’ lakeview accommodation at Copthorne Hotel & Apartments Lakeview, Queenstown
Optional breakfasts
2 lunches
Shotover Jetboat Ride
TSS Earnslaw Cruise and Farm excursion
Milford Sound day tour by luxury coach including a nature cruise

Day by Day Tour Itinerary

Day 1
Queenstown

On arrival at Queenstown make your way to your accommodation at Copthorne Hotel & Apartments Lakeview.

Day 2
Queenstown

Shotover Jetboat ride this morning and a TSS Earnslaw Cruise to Walter Peak Farm including barbecue lunch.

Day 3
Milford Sound

Full day Milford day tour by coach including nature cruise and picnic lunch.

Day 4
Queenstown

Free time for some last minute sightseeing or shopping before making your way to Queenstown airport and departing for your next destination.

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There are 2 reviews of this tour from past clients of Relaxing Journeys, averaging 4.5 out of 5.

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05/11/2016
The tours and accommodation were very good and exceeded expectations. We were able to reschedule the Shotover Jet easily and it worked out better than doing the two tours on one day. The driver on the coach could have waited until we sat down before moving on but otherwise was OK.
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10/04/2015
Thank you, Mani for a wonderful trip. The accommodation was excellent. We were able to access extra activities as everything was so close to hand. We had not a single hitch in any of the bookings you had arranged for us. Yes, we will happily call on you and your team again the next time we want to have an adventure.
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4 Day Essential Queenstown
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Tour Code: SBZQN4H
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Departures: May 18 - Mar 19
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