scenic tours

adventures in queenstown and beyond

Unforgettable scenic day trips departing from Queenstown, immersing yourself in the natural wonders that surround this enchanting destination. Explore the iconic beauty of Mount Cook, where snow-capped peaks and pristine glaciers create a breathtaking backdrop, Discover the charm of Arrowtown, a historic gold mining town nestled amid the Southern Alps, savour the region’s finest wines in the Central Otago wine country or pretend your an Elf in Lord of The Rings. With each excursion, expert guides unveil the secrets of New Zealand’s South Island, ensuring an immersive and enriching experience. Uncover the wonders that lie beyond Queenstown and create lasting memories on these scenic day trips that showcase the region’s diverse beauty.

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Nomad Safaris
Wakatipu Basin
Lord of the Rings Tour

  • Visit Lord of the Rings filming locations
  • Morning or Afternoon Tea
  • Extreme 4WD adventuring
  • Gold Panning
  • 4 hour scenic tour
  • Hotel Transfers from Queenstown

Altitude Tours
Mount Cook Full Day Scenic
Tour from Queenstown

  • Discover the beauty of Aotearoa’s tallest mountain
  • Impressive glaciers and spectacular scenery along the way
  • Walk to Lake Mueuller for views of Mt Sefton’s glaciers
  • 3.5 hours free time to explore Mt Cook area
  • Small groups
  • Travel in comfort and style in a Mercedes van

Altitude Tours
Best of Queenstown
Half Day Tour

  • Breathtaking views of Queenstown’s stunning landscapes
  • Expert local guide with insightful commentary
  • Top the day off with a scenic boat cruise on Lake Wakatipu
  • Enjoy shared cheeseboards & a brief guided wine tasting
  • Small group tour for a personalised experience
  • Explore Arrowtown, Gibbston & the Kawarau Bungy Bridge

Skippers Canyon Jet
Skippers Canyon Tour and
Jetboat Ride

  • Thrillling 25 minute jetboat ride
  • Travel over 85km per hour
  • Zoom through the spectacular Shotover River Canyons
  • Power brakes and sweeping fishtails
  • Free shuttle service on selected trips
  • 360 degree spins over 10cm deep water
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