4 Day Essential Queenstown
4 Day Essential Queenstown
Perhaps the most famous of all of New Zealand's South Island cities, Queenstown’s pulse thumps to the beat of action, adrenaline and visual wonder. Take in the highlights of Queenstown including a day tour to Milford Sound, a Shotover jetboat ride and a cruise on Lake Wakatipu.
|Tour Name:||4 Day Essential Queenstown|
|From:||Queenstown to Queenstown|
|Valid:||May 18 - Mar 19|
From (NZD) $932 per person
|3 nights’ lakeview accommodation at Copthorne Hotel & Apartments Lakeview, Queenstown|
|Shotover Jetboat Ride|
|TSS Earnslaw Cruise and Farm excursion|
|Milford Sound day tour by luxury coach including a nature cruise|
Prices are per person based on twin-share, and are subject to availability. Prices are correct at the time of submission but are subject to change without notice. Valid for travel May 2018 – March 2019. Blackout periods may apply. A non-refundable deposit of $500 per person is required at time of booking.
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Day by Day Tour Itinerary
Kia Ora. Welcome to Queenstown – a walking, bungee and hiking paradise. After making your way through the terminal, through customs and baggage collection, make your way to your accommodation at Copthorne Hotel and Apartments Lakeview.
The alpine resort town of Queenstown is exciting, sophisticated and fantastically scenic. 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. The rest of the day is yours to harness – what will you do first?
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, 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.
After the thrilling morning, you will board 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 or 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.
On arrival at Milford Sound, board either the Milford Mariner or Milford Wanderer – our specifically designed fiord explorers – and settle in for a 2.5-hour cruise. Enjoy a Milford Sound nature cruise on this world famous fiord, dominated by Mitre Peak and the cascading Bowen Falls. Milford Sound is nothing short of heart-stopping, inducing subconscious smiles in the hard to please and easily bored almost instantly; it’s simply magnificent. Keep an eye out for dolphins, seals and penguins!
On completion you will return to Queenstown by coach. Or you can upgrade your itinerary to include a return scenic flight to Queenstown, please ask your consultant about this option.
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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