Experience Wanaka Small Group Tour from Queenstown (Return Trip)
- Duration: 11 Hours (approx.)
- Product code: 020CK
One day, fully guided tour from Queenstown to Wanaka where you will be picked up from selected Queenstown hotels in our comfortable 12-seater minibus to begin your journey across one of the most stunning landscapes in New Zealand. The adventure & sightseeing begin the moment we exit the city and begin to wind up the Crown Range, offering amazing views, wildlife viewings and photo opportunities along the stunningly beautiful drive to Wanaka.
A ‘must do’ stop and photo opportunity during the drive is the famous Cardrona Pub, where we will stop for an optional drink and a break while we take in the breath-taking natural scenery surrounding us.
We then continue our journey to the picturesque lakeside town of Wanaka enjoying a fully guided tour of the town, showing you all the ‘must see’ sights and explaining the areas rich history.
You then have the choice of your first optional activity or attraction for the day, where we will drop you off and pick you up at the beginning and end of each activity.
Stop One Optional activities Include:
1: Free time to relax, explore the lake and town
2: Puzzling World (Family Fun) $22.50 per person
3: Warbirds & Wheels Museum $20 per person
4: Crossfire Fun Park - Big Shot Combo $85 per person or Explore Farm Tour $80 per person
After our first activity stop we head back into central Wanaka for lunch, where we have many favourite restaurants to recommend to you.
Next we make our way to our second activity stop of the day. As we leave Wanaka we travel through rich wine country, past Lake Dunstan and through the historic area of Kawarau Gorge (famous for gold mining). We cross a daunting bridge far above the wild and roaring Kawarau River below – an exhilarating experience!
We then arrive at Goldfields and Wild Earth where you will choose your second optional activity for the day.
Stop 2 Activity Options Include:
1: Food and wine tasting experience at our favourite vineyard Wild Earth $50 Per Person (2 people minimum)
2: An exciting Jet boat ride up the wild Kawarau River $115 per person
3: Try your hand at panning for gold (family fun) $25 per person
4: Relax, explore and enjoy the history of the area
Finally, it’s time to start heading back to Queenstown, but not before a few stops, including the famous Kawarau Suspension Bridge (home of bungy jumping) for some more great photos.
Choose Cheeky Kiwi for an enjoyable, informative, and above all, unforgettable experience. Our tours are never just about the destination; the journey matters too, and this is one journey you won’t want to miss!
Pre-booking of optional activities vital! Please choose during the tour booking process.
Fully guided small group return tour from Queenstown (maximum 11 passengers)
Hotel pick ups and drop offs (specified hotels and points only)
Regional Highlights Tour including Lake Wanaka, the Crown Range, the famous Cardrona Pub, Shotover River and Bridge and Kawarau Gorge and Suspension Bridge
Wanaka Township Highlights Tour
Refreshments and snacks whilst driving
On screen entertainment during the drive
Multiple stops to purchase food, buy souvenirs or take photos
Wifi and charging ports available in vehicle
Transport in modern and comfortable 7 or 11 seater minibuses