Arrowtown
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Our most recommended Arrowtown Bus & Minivan Tours

  • Queenstown: Hop-On Hop-Off Wine Tour

    1. Queenstown: Hop-On Hop-Off Wine Tour

    Become your own tour guide for a day and enjoy having the freedom to explore the best parts of Queenstown, Arrowtown, and Gibbston Valley without being rushed or constricted by any pres-set schedules. Enjoy the fun and soak up the amazing sites of Queenstown. No need to make an itinerary and drive yourself, your friendly drivers will look after you and provide you with information on each location. Hop on and off as you please, visit as many destinations as you like, and choose how long you stay at each spot. Stop options include: • Shotover Jet boat ride • Canyon Food & Brew Co • Strike Bowl bowling and entertainment center • Cargo at Gantley’s taproom • Arrowtown historical gold mining town • Gibbston Valley Cheese • Akarua Wines & Kitchen by Artisan • Amisfield Bistro & Cellar Door • (November to April) Wet Jacket Wines • AJ Hackett Bungy • Waitiri Creek & Cargo Brewery • Brennan W...

  • Arrowtown and Gibbston Valley: Self-Guided Bike Tour

    2. Arrowtown and Gibbston Valley: Self-Guided Bike Tour

    Enjoy having the team collect you from your accommodation before you cycle from Arrowtown to Gibbston Valley yourselves or get dropped off at Gibbston and explore the area by bike. All staff are locals and will have some top local tips for you. Once you have been fitted to a bike  and are all ready to go, jump on a Hardtail Cruiser bike or Premium E-bike to start the trip at your own pace.  You will be given maps that have all the information you will need to make the most of the trip back to Queenstown. The ride is between 2-20 kilometers: you can choose to be dropped off at Arrowtown for a 20-kilometer ride or at Gibbston Valley for a 2 kilometer ride.  Once in Gibbston Valley, you can stop by a range of award-winning wineries. These include Gibbston Valley, Chard Farm, Peregrine, Mt Rosa, Waitiri Creek/Cargo Brewery, Peregrine, Gibbston Tavern, and Gibbston Valley Cheese experience,...

    Cruised down the river track, laughing as the e bikes helped with the hills, maxed them out on the flat, wobbly bridge was a bit scary, checked in at the G valley winery then enjoyed the terrain back to Queenstown, finished with a well deserved cocktail, brilliant day.

  • From Queenstown: Arrowtown and Wanaka Small-Group Tour

    3. From Queenstown: Arrowtown and Wanaka Small-Group Tour

    After getting picked up from your hotel in Queenstown, head to historic Arrowtown; a site with a long history of gold hunters. Walk amongst the tiny restored cottages of their settlement and wander down the main street of this exquisite little town with its charm of historic buildings that will make you feel as if you've stumbled on to a movie set.  Next, head to the lifestyle reserve of Wanaka. Discover a location rich in family adventures, eco-tours, recreational trails, and nearby ski fields, surrounded by huge mountains and massive glaciers. Visit the Reflection Tree, which grows within a lake, and see for yourself why it is one of New Zealand's most photographed sites. Afterward, enjoy one hour of free time to explore Wanaka at your own pace. Look around the shops, sit and have an icecream by the lake, or go for a walk along the lake path. Break for lunch at one of the nearby cafes...

    Tour was relaxed, informative and enjoyable. We visited some many places and had enough time to do some self exploration as well. Our tour guide was helpful and it was great to hear the stories and history. This is a really enjoyable day.

  • Queenstown: Winter Tandem Paragliding Summit Instructional

    4. Queenstown: Winter Tandem Paragliding Summit Instructional

    Enjoy a thrilling day out with the most experienced paragliding team in New Zealand.  At 1,100 vertical meters, it is the highest of the flying sites in New Zealand, more than twice the height of the Gondola in Queenstown. This flight option, the instructional paraglide, is for those that want to learn more about paragliding and actually want to have a go at steering a glider under the guidance of a highly experienced pilot (conditions permitting).  If you choose the option to meet the team at Coronet Peak, an optional free transfer will be provided from downtown Queenstown up to the Coronet Peak ski field. Your pilot will lead a safety briefing with you and then after a short practice, you will be away flying with your highly qualified pilot. Enjoy amazing views of the whole Wakatipu area.

    Fantastic experience. Instructor was helping in building my confidence and guiding me through the process. The feeling of flying in the sky the first time is priceless and memorable. Truly thankful.

  • Queenstown: Summer Tandem Paragliding

    5. Queenstown: Summer Tandem Paragliding

    There’s no better place to try paragliding than from Coronet peak, the highest of all the flying sites in Queenstown. This take-off gives thrill-seekers the opportunity to experience more spins and turns in the air, but a gentle flight is also possible from this spot. This friendly and highly qualified team is led by Angus Tapper, a 4-time New Zealand Paragliding Champion and runner-up in the 2010 National Hang Gliding championships. He has over 30 years of aviation experience. After a short drive up to the ski field, you’ll be teamed up with your highly experienced pilot. He’ll do a safety briefing with you followed by a short practice. Soon, you and your pilot will be flying away. Once up in the air, you’ll have amazing views of the whole Wakatipu area. There’s nothing better than seeing the spectacular Queenstown region from the air. Once you’re done, a courtesy van will pick you u...

    The entire experience went very smoothly. We were picked up from queenstown after each person was weighed on a scale and assigned with pilots. The view at the starting point is also quite nice. The pilots were friendly and very encouraging. Jan was a great pilot, explained clearly each step and gave me a sense of security during the flight.

  • From Queenstown: Lord of the Rings Full-Day Tour

    6. From Queenstown: Lord of the Rings Full-Day Tour

    From Queenstown, outside the Station at the corner of Camp and Shotover streets, begins a full-day tour that takes you for a comprehensive and memorable Lord of the Rings experience. You’ll enjoy expert and entertaining commentary from your guide who has true passion for the books and the movie trilogy. You will travel in a small group to ensure that your experience is a personal and interactive one. The filming for all 3 movies in the Lord of the Rings trilogy was done in director Peter Jackson's native New Zealand. On this South Island tour you'll visit numerous locations, sights and scenes from the movies, while taking in some of the most spectacular scenery found anywhere in the world. During the day you’ll have the chance to see and touch countless weapons, costumes, and other items from the movie, taking as many photographs as you like. Lunch is included on the t...

    In-depth knowledge of LOTR filming locations. Entertaining guide. Dressing up and playing with the replica gear from the movies is heaps of fun.

  • Queenstown: Progressive Dinner and Wine Tour at 3 Locations

    7. Queenstown: Progressive Dinner and Wine Tour at 3 Locations

    Experience the very best of Queenstown’s renowned wineries and restaurants by night on the region’s first progressive dinner tour. Start your evening with a scenic drive out to wine country for your stunning wine tasting and entree overlooking the vines. Take a drive through the historic gold rush town of Arrowtown and experience a delicious main paired with a perfect wine to match. Wrap up your night with a decadent dessert in the heart of Queenstown and enjoy an after-dinner digestif by a roaring log fire.

  • Hop On Craft Beer Tours Queenstown

    8. Hop On Craft Beer Tours Queenstown

    Hop on board to enjoy a day out and discover Queenstown's up and coming craft beer scene. Your tour includes 3 stops, 12 tastings, and a delicious lunch - a great way to spend an afternoon in Queenstown. You will be picked up at your hotel and then venture outside the center of Queenstown to try award-winning local beers. You will head through the historic Arrowtown and to the gorgeous Gibbston Valley, before returning to Queenstown, passing by the beautiful shores of Lake Wakatipu. Interact with local brewers and sample the best brews they have to offer. You will be dropped back to your accommodation or to Queenstown’s favorite, Smith’s Craft Beer House, where you can continue to test your palette!

  • From Queenstown: Local Scenic Tour with Manuka Honey Tasting

    9. From Queenstown: Local Scenic Tour with Manuka Honey Tasting

    Departing from Queenstown, head to historic Arrowtown. Drive past the Chinese Village, the old Goal and the lookout as well as several unmissable photo locations. Once in the Main Street of Arrowtown, you will have one hour of free time to explore the town at your own pace. Enjoy a 10% discount on entrance fees to Lakes District Museum and Art Gallery. Afterward, visit a real local honey farm to see bees in an observation hive and learn about the different types of honey followed by tastings of Manuka, Rata, and Clover honey. Later, head to the world's first commercial bungy operation opened at the Kawarau bridge in 1988. Walk along this historic bridge and look down at the excited throngs of bungy jumpers, and spot the location where The Gates of Argonath stood in The Lord of the Rings movie.  Traveling into the Gibbston Valley, gaze upon the vineyards in a rugged setting that has len...

    Would highly recommend this tour - our guide Wayne was awesome, great commentary and facts along the way and we stopped at many beautiful and unique locations. The highlight was Arrowtown! Beautiful quaint town with plenty of history and stores.

  • Queenstown: Self-Guided Biking Experience from Arrowtown

    10. Queenstown: Self-Guided Biking Experience from Arrowtown

    After being collected from your accommodation you will travel for 20 minutes out to Arrowtown. Upon your arrival, your staff will spend time ensuring that everyone is comfortable on their bikes. Following this, they will run you through a full safety briefing and inform you about all the best trails to take back to Queenstown, including the best places to check out and stop at along the way. Once you are ready to go, you will jump on your Hardtail Cruiser bike or premium e-bike to start the trip back to Queenstown at your own pace. You will cycle alongside the stunning Arrow, Kawarau, and Shotover rivers, as well as other lakeside trails and historic bridges. You will also be given maps which contain all the information you will need to make the most of your trip back to Queenstown. Once you have finished your ride, you can choose to ride back to the center of town to the pickup point ...

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What people are saying about Arrowtown

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 11 reviews

Cruised down the river track, laughing as the e bikes helped with the hills, maxed them out on the flat, wobbly bridge was a bit scary, checked in at the G valley winery then enjoyed the terrain back to Queenstown, finished with a well deserved cocktail, brilliant day.

Tour was relaxed, informative and enjoyable. We visited some many places and had enough time to do some self exploration as well. Our tour guide was helpful and it was great to hear the stories and history. This is a really enjoyable day.

Can’t rate this experience higher! Great way to see a huge range of different sites without feeling like you’re spending the majority of the day driving - our guide (Wayne) was amazing!

Great day, shame cant remember every thing Wayne told us very knowledgeable.

Absolutely Fantastic !!! Your money is worth it - Thanks Wayne