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Queenstown and surroundings

Queenstown offers far more than an action-packed getaway. Spend time on the Gibbston wine trail and end with a meal at one of the many upmarket eateries on offer. Gibbston Valley is just about a 25-minute drive from downtown Queenstown, it is home to some of the region's oldest vineyards, finest restaurants, pubs, and the historic Kawaru Suspension Bridge. Wander further afield into Fiordland National Park. It is one of the Southern Hemisphere’s great wilderness regions and has achieved World Heritage Status. Home to Mitre Peak, the stunning fiords of Milford Sound and Doubtful Sound, and the beautiful lakeside towns of Te Anau. Head over the hill to resort town Wanaka, which is about an hour's drive from Queenstown over the magnificent Crown Range. Wanaka is a beautiful year-round destination, set against the alpine backdrop of Mount Aspiring National Park. Visit historic gold mining settlement Arrowtown, or re-live scenes from Lord of the Rings by four-wheel drive safari. A short drive to Glenorchy to experience horse riding, jet boating, and helicopter tours is also not to be missed.



New Zealand Touring Styles

A popular style of touring is to take a preplanned self drive road trip.  After a thorough consultation with you we expertly plan and create your self drive tour around New Zealand. These tours allow you the freedom to explore at leisure with the comfort and security of pre-booked activities and accommodations. Route suggestions, APP guidance plus local support mean your New Zealand vacation is in safe hands. See self drive ideas here

If you prefer to let someone else do the work then an escorted small group tour might be for you. Our sister company at New Zealanbd Coach has a range of hand picked small group itineraries are ideal if you prefer to travel in the company of like minded people. Tours are limited to a certain number of participants which means different accommodation options, exclusive activities and of course a knowledgeable guide ensures you get to see the best of New Zealand. See small group tours here. 

A private guided tour offers true flexibility and the security of a knowledgeable local guiding you all the way. Well planned itineraries ensure you see exactly what you want to see but with your own driver-guide you can adapt to suit the day or your preference. 100% tailor-made to suit you a private tour is a great option when travelling as a small group. All our self drive itineraries can be replanned and priced using a private driver and guide, so if it is what you fancy just contact us to discuss.

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