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Serenity on Horseback
I can provide a 60min farm ride or trail walk experience for up to two people (subject to weather conditions). This is a unique and special experience with our horses Arizona and Missy who will take you on a serene experience around the farm or trail. Farm Ride - all experience levels (includes a confidence building course - mini gymkhana style). Trail Ride - more experienced riders, but can be on lead for beginners - scenic tour but can be challenging with various slopes and hills to navigate. Riding will be customised to rider safety and their experience levels - (this can be discussed at time of booking/riding). Riding time is approx 1 hr with 30 mins set up/set down period, which you are more than welcome to be a part of also - including feeding and grooming. Weight limits apply. liability release form to complete on day.
Wine Tour with the Wine Doctor
We depart from the Station Building, in the city centre at 1:30 PM. We will set off for the heart of Gibbston on a small group half-day tour to visit three cellar doors and journey into the ‘valley of the vines’ to discover these vineyards nestled amongst the spectacular mountain ranges and dramatic river gorges. In one of the wineries, we will savour a vineyard platter or a cheeseboard to pair with the wines. We will visit boutique wineries that are off the beaten path. There is no set routine, so every day is an adventure. The choice of the wineries visited will vary each day based on your individual group's dynamics. The overall focus is on high-quality wines and friendly and informative staff. As I am also passionate about photography, I will take photos of the whole experience and will send you all the images by email after the tour, at no additional cost. I offer the tours in English, Portuguese and Spanish. Other things to note A minimum of 3 people is required for this activity to take place. If no others book for the day, we will get in touch with you and full refunds will be made or alternative dates offered.
Behind-the-scenes Lord of the Rings
Take a journey with me deep into Middle Earth, and encounter Isengard, Amon Hen, Lothlorien Forest, The Misty Mountains and Ithilien! We will be visiting these locations as we travel from scenic Queenstown, Glenorchy and Paradise, including filming locations from The Hobbit, Wolverine, Chronicles of Narnia. Stories and secrets will be shared by a local with great insight and knowledge into the filming of these movies and also the local areas' rich history and Maori culture. You will experience some of the world’s most spectacular scenery in Mt Aspiring World Heritage Park and along one of the Worlds' most scenic highway, the Glenorchy Road. You will come away with the most breathtaking scenic photos and magical memories. Enjoy a hot cup of coffee and tea, with a light Kiwi style picnic. Take the opportunity to dress up in our Lord of the Rings Costumes, and have a photo shoot with our replica swords in Lothlorien forest. Other things to note Please allow yourself enough time to find a park and getting yourself to the station building. Parking can be found
Packrafting Queenstown- License to chill
Our day hiking and paddling through the NZ backcountry starts in Queenstown. After picking you guys up, we'll set off on a gorgeous drive towards the rural town of Glenorchy. After a quick pit stop we'll leave civilisation behind and disappear down a dirt road into the Rees Valley. The road less travelled if you like. Once the road runs out, we'll start hiking. I'll provide you with a backpack and all the gear you'll need for our packrafting adventure. The hike itself is flat, very easy going and jaw dropingly beautiful. We'll hike beneath glacier cover peaks, flanked by waterfalls and through an alluvial river valley where we often see more deer than humans. We're fortunate enough to have exclusive access to this working farm for our trips. We're a long way from the madding crowds. We'll walk for around 2hrs. Expect to get your feet wet as we cross the river a few times. We'll stop for hearty lunch at a small creek where our paddling journey starts. After a inflating our packrafts, we'll spend some time exploring canyons and practicing our paddling before taking to the main river. Packrafting along the Rees river is a relaxing and liberating experience. The river is reasonably flat and extremely beginner friendly. Everyone has their own packraft to explore and drift down stream. After an hour or so we'll be back where we started, ready to roll our boats up and head home. Other things to note No experience is required, you'll be with fully qualified instructors all day who can teach you everything you'll need to know.
Wine Tour & Māori Culture Queenstown
This is a relaxing, educational and entertaining wine tour visiting 3-4 vineyards, that also embraces history (Māori footprint leading into the Gold Rush 1860's), the whenua/land of our beautiful region and and the beautiful wines of our Central Otago region. If you can't see suitable availability, please send me a message and I'll see what I can do to host you. We depart Queenstown where you will be picked up from your accommodation in the WanaHaka® vehicle at 11:00am with the Māori greeting the Hongi establishing the connection with you the guest and the Māori people of New Zealand and the land, then with a 15 minute drive to Gibbston and Lake Hayes where a selection of Pinot Noir, Gris, Sav Blanc and more will be in tasting. The first winery being Mora near Arrowtown, following that we drive via the Gold Rush historic area of Arrowtown and venture a quick stop into the Kawarau bridge where the famous Kawarau AJ Hackett Bungy resides, we then visit the Mt Rosa winery with more beautiful wines and a cheese platter. Moving slowly but surely onto either Cargo or Wet Jacket or Amsfield to see the historic sheep shed before our drive back to Queenstown. Along this tour you will get an insight into the Māori footprint and history from many hundreds of years ago of the beautiful Otago and Queenstown region. In this price all transfers, tastings and food are included.
Ride to the Sky Queenstown eBike Tour
Take a ride with me to the top of Grant Peak, 800 meters above sea level overlooking just about all of the Wakatipu Basin. (it may sound hard but remember you're on an eBike and it has a magic button 'TURBO' that flattens hills) and I wil be there to guide you every pedal of the way. What makes this trail so magical is the spectacular scenery showcasing the very best of Queenstown's natural landscape. This is an exclusive location, you'll only be able to get there with me. Learn about the local European and Maori that the Wakatipu basin is steeped in. The gold, the Pounamu, farming and in recent times all played an integral part in what Queenstown looks like today, 360 views only 5 minutes from the airport. Other things to note This eTour is for the confident/intermediate bike rider, not for the novice rider. Be smart, dress for suitable weather.
Wine Tour & Māori Culture Wānaka
This is a relaxing, educational and entertaining wine tour visiting 3-4 vineyards, that also embraces history (Māori footprint leading into the Gold Rush 1860's), the whenua/land of our beautiful region and and the beautiful wines of our Central Otago region. If you can't see suitable availability, please send me a message and I'll see what I can do to host you. We depart Wānaka with pick up from your Wanaka accommodation at 11:00am in the WanaHaka® vehicle with the Māori greeting the Hongi establishing the connection with you the guest and the Māori people of New Zealand and the land, then with a 5 minute drive to Aitkens Folly, Maude or Rippon where a selection of Pinot Noir, Gris, Sav Blanc and more will be in tasting. The second winery being Māori Point near Tarras, then we visit the Dessert Heart winery. Then onto either Mt Difficulty, Wooing Tree or Akarua before our drive back to Wānaka. Along this tour you will get a insight into the Māori footprint and history from many hundreds of years ago of the beautiful Otago region and the Queenstown and Wanaka region. We aim to get back to your accommodation about 4pm, but to be honest the experiences always go over time because we have so much fun! See the reviews :) In this price all transfers, tastings and food are included.
Ultimate outdoor picnic experince
Welcome to the ultimate outdoor picnic experience in the heart of Queenstown, New Zealand. Here, you will indulge in a curated selection of local food and beverages while enjoying the breathtaking natural beauty of the region. Queenstown is known for its stunning landscape, with breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and crystal-clear lakes. This picnic experience takes full advantage of this by setting you up in the middle of it all, surrounded by the great outdoors. Take in the views, savor the delicious food and drinks, and simply enjoy the moment. But we continue beyond the food and drinks. Taking pictures is a big part of any travel experience, so we include a phone tripod in our picnic setup. It's the perfect way to escape the hustle and bustle of city life and connect with nature. Book your spot today and get ready to escape the routine of daily life and immerse yourself in the flavours. You will have 2 hours to enjoy the picnic together with classic outdoor games. Smartphone tripod with bluetooth is also available to take some cool photos and videos.
Boutique Wine Tour (departs Queenstown)
- Enjoy complimentary pick-up and drop-off from your Queenstown CBD - Luxury van with comfortable seating and heating and cooling - Tasting at 4 wineries in the Gibbston, Cromwell and Bannockburn regions - A platter style lunch - Full running commentary by led by an expert Wine Guide Other things to note - Dress is smart-casual.
Guided E-Bike tour - Ride to the Lake
This tour is a beautiful way to see and learn about our amazing countryside. It is also perfect for a beginner starting out on their eBike adventures. I will show you hidden secrets on the trail and tell you the history of the Queenstown area. You will discover local nature and meet its habitats. The magnificent landscape around Queenstown makes Ride to the Lake Guided eBike Tour comfortable for riding and does not require special skills. It's enough for the experienced rider to keep interested but also great for not-so-experienced riders to push themselves and learn new skills.
E-bike the Dunstan Trail with Luxury Return Shuttle
Meet David from nzbiketrails in Cromwell, ride the 'must do' 42km Dunstan Trail on a brand new e-bike to historic Clyde for a celebratory drink and refreshments. David will then shuttle you back to your starting point in our Mercedes Sprinter at approximately 3pm. This is a great day of e-biking on the Lake Dunstan Cycle Trail. This ride is recommended for confident and active riders over 15 years of age.
The Ultimate Lake Dunstan Bike and Boat Experience
Meet David from nzbiketrails in Cromwell (pickups available from Wanaka), ride the 'must do' 42km Dunstan Trail on a brand new e-bike to historic Clyde, Mercedes shuttle to the Dunstan Explorer Boat for a 3pm return to Cromwell by boat visiting additional sights on the way back that are not visible from the cycling trail including the Goldminers hut and pickaxe. This is the Ultimate day out on Lake Dunstan. This ride is recommended for confident and active riders over 15 years of age. If you are a single traveller please contact the host before booking to ensure that we can get you on a date with other people so the experience will not be cancelled.
Wine Tasting Guided eBike tour
There is no better way to explore Otago wineries than on a powered bicycle. Cruising around the grape vines through the Gibbston Valley vineyards, you will saturate your senses with a fresh view on the wine you drink everyday. The key to a great wine tasting tour in Central Otago is to slow down and savour the experience with the help of our knowledgeable guide, who will take you to the most sensational wineries to share all of the wine making secrets. A powerful eBike does all the work for you. You don’t have to be an athletic road cyclist. Our eBikes will save your energy and flatten any hills. ‘Ride to the Vines’ guided eBike tour starts in the historic gold mining village of Arrowtown and runs along the Arrow and Kawarau rivers, crossing 4 magical suspension bridges. The bike path continues over the world-famous Kawarau Bungy Bridge and finally brings you to Wine Paradise of Otago – Gibbston Valley. Ride through manicured vineyards where you will learn about vine growing process. Visit 2 boutique wineries where you will taste local wine with artisan platter. With Guided eBike Tour 'Ride to the Vines' you will have a Memorable experience!
Queenstown Tour by Segway
First you'll be given some time to learn to safely operate the Segway. This is typically the first 15-20mins of any trip. After that you'll take a ride around Queenstown enjoying the thrill of riding a Segway while checking out the views along the way. You'll get to cruise all around Queenstown's lakeside and Gardens and hear some interesting information along the way. Speeds start slow to give you time to get used to the Segway but are increased as confidence levels grow. Other things to note Easy to learn and fun to ride.
Express Wine Tour & Māori Culture Wānaka
This is a relaxing, educational and entertaining wine tour visiting 2-3 vineyards, that also embraces history (Māori footprint leading into the Gold Rush 1860's), the whenua/land of our beautiful region and and the beautiful wines of our Central Otago region. If you can't see suitable availability, please send me a message and I'll see what I can do to host you. We depart Wānaka at either 11:00am, with the Māori greeting the Hongi and the importance in establishing the connection with you the guest and the Māori people of New Zealand and the land(unfortunately due to contact and safety restrictions the Hongi will be explained only), then with a 5 minute drive to Rippon Vineyard where the view will take your breath away where a selection of Pinot Noir, Gris, Sav Blanc, Rose and more will be in tasting through the day. The first winery being Rippon or Aitkens Folly, Maude winery or Māori Point vineyard for more tasting our drive back to Wānaka and your accommodation. Along this tour you will get an insight into the Māori footprint and history from many hundreds of years ago of the beautiful Otago region along with combining the wonderful present being the beautiful wines of this region. To give you the authentic New Zealand experience all tastings and transfers are included. There is a minimum of 2 guests per experience required.