Experience the must-see Milford Sound in the most luxurious way possible: by
plane or helicopter. What usually takes around four hours to get to by bus takes
just 35 minutes by small plane, while incorporating some magnificent vistas of
glacier-carved valleys, mountains, alpine lakes and vast forests. When arriving
in Milford Sound, you can enjoy one of the two-hour cruises through the fiord,
allowing you to experience this stunning part of the world in two of the best ways.
Get well off the beaten track with a private tour with Off-Road 4X4
Queenstown. Delve down what was once one of the world’s most dangerous
roads, Skipper Canyon, explains the history of the fascinating gold mining. Visit
the remnants of a gold-mining town, watch a gold-panning demonstration, and enjoy a scenic picnic lunch away from the world.
Enjoy Cuisine and Wines of Otago
Excite the senses on a foodie tour of Queenstown and the surrounding wine region.
Queenstown Wine Trail offers an indulgent Wine and Food Sampler Tour, four
hours of tasting premium Central Otago wines, cheeses and enjoying a
traditional New Zealand lunch. What’s more, there are ample photo
opportunities as you travel through the scenic Kawarau Gorge and the Gibbston Valley.
Take to the skies and see the alpine landscapes of Queenstown from a
breathtaking perspective on a Queenstown helicopter tour. Soar over a
UNESCO World Heritage Area, land on glaciers, have a private picnic on top of
a mountain overlooking the magnificent Lake Wakatipu and go to places that
very few have gone before. Queenstown has a wide range of exciting helicopter
excursions, even some unique offerings like an “Altitude Golf Experience” and heli-skiing.
Home to a few of New Zealand’s most scenic golf courses, golfing in Queenstown is a must for any sports enthusiast! Experience Queenstown’s well-known courses, Jack’s Point offer unbeatable views of Lake Wakatipu and The Remarkables mountain ranges. The Hills has an incorporated sculpture park and Millbrook with New Zealand’s only 27- hole course.
Queenstown has no lack of premium restaurants. In the heart of the town,
indulge yourself in some fine dining—the Bunker, bringing life to a rustic
ambience, offering divine cuisine beside crackling log fires. Or Perhaps, escape
the busy town evenings by dining at the Amisfield Winery & Bistro. The winery
specialises in all things Otago, from its award-winning wines to food made with local ingredients.
Heli-skiing or a Private Ski Field
In winter, be sure to part take in some of Queenstown’s premium skiing
offerings. Are you looking for a less crowded adventure? Alpine Heli-Skiing
offers just that not to mention spectacular views and delicious lunches. Another
option is the Soho Basin in Queenstown’s private ski area where you’ll get free
rein of 264 hectares of terrain to bask in. Chairlifts are swapped for snowcat
rides, while Dining involves a three-course lunch with local wines at the Alpine Hut.
Expert Guide on a Guided Hike
Get a taste of one of New Zealand’s Great Walks on a Full-Day Routeburn Track
Guided Hike with Nomad Safaris. This premium hiking trail is located within a
UNESCO World Heritage Area, which you’ll get to enjoy with the knowledge of a
local guide teaching you about the local flora and fauna. The small-group tour
includes hotel pick-up, snacks, lunch with a view and a great day out.
Arrowtown and Wanaka
Leave the hassle of driving and directions behind and join a local guide for a
premium tour of Queenstown’s surrounding highlights. The Remarkable Scenic
Tours offer small group tours offer full-day tours to Arrowtown and Wanaka to
learn about their gold mining history, enjoy a drink at the Cardrona Hotel, stop
at the most scenic photo stops of the Crown Range and Kawarau Gorge, enjoy morning tea in Cromwell, and have some free time in Wanaka.
Hot Pool with a View
Finally, for a bit of pampering between the adventures, indulge in one of the
soothing hot pool experiences around Queenstown. The Onsen Hot Pools
The retreat offers a range of private timber hot tubs with views over the vibrant blue
Shotover River. Alternatively, unwind in the collection of outdoor hot pools at
the five-star Millbrook Resort. Hot pools are nestled among natural features and
landscaping. The resort also offers a full gym, fitness classes, tennis courts and more.