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Paradise Valley Full Day Tour
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Paradise Valley Full Day Tour

By Private Discovery Day Tours
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Ages 5-95, max of 4 per group
Duration: 7–8 hours
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Live guide: English
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  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Afternoon tea
  • Bottled water
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Snacks, cookies & fresh fruit
  • Live commentary on board
What's not included
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Lunch, a stop is made at a local bakery for you to purchase a bread roll, wrap or salad.


Start:
  • Queenstown, Queenstown, Otago Region, South Island
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Infant seats available
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 18264P2

    • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
    • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • Minimum age is 12 years
    • Most travellers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 4 travellers

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    How much is Paradise Valley Full Day Tour?
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    What is the Paradise Valley Full Day Tour cancellation policy?
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    On average, this experience will take approximately 7h. Discover and book Paradise Valley Full Day Tour on Tripadvisor

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 18264P2

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    • Private Discovery Day Tours
      146
      Glenorchy, New Zealand
      Joined in December 2009
    • junesat
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Wonderful Private Tour Company
      We had a wonderful time with Private Discovery Tours! We did a multi-day tour that took us throughout Queenstown and the surrounding regions, including Glenorchy, Milford Sound, Routeburn, Dunedin, and Te Anau. Charles, Lynette and Belinda were beyond amazing with our teenage boys. They somehow figured out how to connect and balance their interests, personalities and other common teenage boy antics. Could not have asked for a better situation! We would use them again in a heartbeat to explore other areas of South Island. Such a beautiful country and what a great group of people at Private Discovery Tours!
      Written 4 February 2024
    • Dogpound46
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Good guide
      Good guide, good day. Charles was helpful, offered a good experience. Tried to help us with bird identification. Good scenery
      Written 18 January 2024
    • Dream12620375656
      0 contributions
      3.0 of 5 bubbles
      Good but could have been better
      The host was pleasant, the sights great but for the money we would have appreciated a small afternoon tea/ snack.
      Written 2 December 2023
    • jeffn480
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Best local tour guides
      Charles was great, local knowledge with a laid back pace! Beautiful views at every stop and LOTR references. Thanks
      Written 3 November 2023
    • SMB1267
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Five Star Experience
      I booked a private tour with Charles and it was the best experience! Charles is extremely professional, fun and knowledgeable. He picked me up from my hotel and we drove to the start of the Routeburn trail, making a few stops for photos along the way. Throughout the hike he shared information about the various flora and fauna we saw and made sure that we had the best hike possible. At the end of the hike he even had hot tea and cookies for us. We stopped at a general store on the way home which had the most wonderful food and clothes items for purchase. I can’t recommend this tour enough! You will not only have fun but also learn so much. It was the best way to hike and I would 100% book another trip on my next visit.
      Written 23 December 2022
    • Bob A
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Memorable trip to the Routeburn!
      An excellent one day walk on the Routeburn, made even better by Charles’ deep knowledge of the area and his charming personality. Incredible, constantly changing scenery. This is a great one day option if you don’t have time or fortitude for the whole 3 day hike. The comfortable van pickup and dropoff made for an easy, relaxing journey, no need to rent a car etc. The drive out to Routeburn is stunning. Thoroughly recommend this trip and this company which runs small group bespoke tours. Thank you again Charles for such a memorable day.
      Written 23 November 2022
    • T3300GCstephanies
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazing private hike with Belinda
      We LOVED our private hike on the Routeborn track with our excellent guide, Belinda. Beginning our "tramp" with a Maori blessing gave us a deeper appreciation for the beautiful landscape we traversed, and Belinda's knowledge of flora, fauna, and history provided a deeper dimension to the day. She was also just a lovely person and we very much enjoyed our time with her - especially the peppermint tea after 8 miles on the track. Highly recommend this for anyone who wants to experience
      Written 5 November 2022
    • raeleew2022
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      EXCELLENT!
      Such an excellent experience. Charles is a wealth of knowledge. From picking us up at our accomodation, allowing us to explore Arrowtown, driving us to Shotover Gorge, Skippers Canyon, Wakatipu Basin, Coronet Peak, detouring to let us see deer and then dropping us back, we enjoyed a wonderful morning of adventure.
      Written 19 September 2022
    • yingyingt29
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fantastic experience
      We loved our ride so much and will come back again. It was my very first horse riding and everything was just perfect. Very friendly and helpful staff.
      Written 23 July 2022
    • kjeames
      0 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great for families!
      Charles was a great guide, we loved the scenery all the way along the drive and Milford Sound was stunning despite a wet afternoon. Would highly recommend using this company, especially to avoid the stuffy big charter bus tours.
      Written 5 July 2022
    • Cris O
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great Milford Sound Tour
      Great service, comfortable ride, and they even brought a booster for our 3 year old child. Very friendly conversation and adaptable to what we wanted to do. Also helped to arrange a birthday surprise! Charles is a really nice and knowledgeable guy and we will certainly reach out to him for tours in the future.
      Written 12 May 2022
    • Rollingstone41
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      A DAY IN PARADISE!
      I booked a private day tour with Charles so I could combine various aspects of his tours into one full day. As a Kiwi who's travelled extensively overseas, and also here within NZ, I was overwhelmed with the stunning scenery I saw during this unique tour and actually felt quite proud of our great wee country. From Paradise Valley, to Mount Earnslaw Station (to which Charles has exclusive access!), and a taster of the Routeburn track, the scenery is truly second to none! Charles pinpointed our various spots on a map and pointed out the vistas, which lay before us, in a Lord of the Rings book he'd brought along. It is so obvious why this part of the world was chosen for such movies as The Hobbit, Narnia, Wolverine and even a Lindt Swiss chocolate advert! I was really taken by Charles' knowledge in general and genuine interest, and would not hesitate to thoroughly recommend Charles from Private Discovery Day Tours if you are after a fantastic day out, which is truly small group (or a private tour as I did). Sandy
      Written 11 March 2022
    • I1256GOpeterb
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Spectacular Earnslaw High Country Tour
      What a wonderful experience. Charles was a wonderful host and his knowledge of the area was exceptional. This is one of the most spectacular parts of the world we have travelled to.
      Written 23 June 2021
    • sanpula
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Skippers Canyon Tour
      Charles is an excellent friendly guide with tons of interesting knowledge. We took the tour to Skippers Canyon and very glad we did! The views were absolutely breathtaking. My partner suffers from quite severe motion sickness but Charles' smooth handling of the treacherous terrain meant that my partner was comfortable the entire time. We learnt so much of the local gold mining history and bit of LotR and other film facts too. Thanks again!
      Written 2 September 2020
    • airamyh
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      traveling with a local
      I had a really great time. It didn't feel like a tour, but rather someone local showing me all the good spots. I had originally gone on this tour via an air bnb experience, but I liked it so much that I did a different tour with Charles but through his company. Definitely recommend this if you're wanting a less touristy experience.
      Written 13 August 2020
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    Luckydog1Boston
    boston116 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Feb 2024 • Couples
    Fabulous trip- incredible scenery, perfectly paced scenic walks. We ended up with just the two of us so really lovely time- went to Bobs cove for a 1 hour walk and then off to Routeburn track and a 1 hour Naturevwalk. Charles was incredibly knowledgeable and helped us see and learn more. The lunch stop in Glenorchy was delightful. Totally worth it!
    Written 31 January 2024
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    Maddie
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sept 2019 • Couples
    Unbelievable tour! They have exclusive access to farmland and hiking trails providing breathtaking panoramic views of Glenorchy and Paradise Valley, which they can maneuver through with 4WD. Charles was very friendly and informative with his farming background, and they cater the tour to each group’s preferences. Well worth this one-of-a-kind experience!
    Written 23 September 2019
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    Thank you for your review Maddie, great to meet you both and share a special part of NZ with you! Happy Honeymoon travels....
    Written 24 September 2019
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    jwinter4735
    Bloomfield Hills, MI4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dec 2017 • Couples
    We had a great day with Charles hiking up and down the Routeburn Valley. We started with a bit of rain, but then saw a rainbow as it cleared up. We learned a ton and enjoyed both the scenery and the company. The trip back allowed us to view some of the backdrops of the Lord of the Rings in the Paradise Valley. This was one of our favorite adventures during our two weeks on the South Island.
    Written 30 September 2018
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    So pleased you had a great Day experiencing the diversity this region offers.... thank you for your review come back to NZ again......
    Written 14 October 2018
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    Keng Yong W
    2 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jun 2018 • Family
    It was an amazing tour of Paradise Valley and Charles, our guide, did a great job organising the trip. We were all in his safe hands as we drove up mountain tracks in his 4WD to view stunning LOTR scenery. He was very accommodating and this tour is highly recommended for LOTR fans. If only the weather was better as it started drizzling and obscured some of the view in the later half of the day but that wasn't within the control of Charles. Something not to be missed is the lunch at Kinloch. Very quaint and homely lodge with good food.
    Written 13 June 2018
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    Thank you for review of the Paradise Discovery Tour, despite the weather we had a fun day giving you an authentic NZ experience travelling over farmland viewing animals,4WD up farm trails to vantage points and giving you insight into country life in NZ. So pleased you enjoyed the lunch at Kinloch it is a special place. Thank you Charles
    Written 23 July 2018
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    Tom B
    Seattle, WA3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mar 2018 • Couples
    Spent the day with Charles touring the greater Glenorchy area. The scenery is spectacular and Charles was a exceptional host/guide. Charles is very knowledgeable about the area (e.g. history, geology, current issues, farming, sheep/wool industry, LOTR sites, etc.).
    Written 21 March 2018
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    Thank you Tom for your review, the Glenorchy area is one that deserves a full day to explore the valleys, trails, movie locations & secret places the Ultimate Day Tour and so close to Queenstown...Thank you Charles.
    Written 29 May 2018
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    Senpittu
    Singapore, Singapore1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dec 2017 • Family
    Priceless moments! Our private day tour with Eric on a 4WD to the Paradise Valley, diamond lake, the private farms at Mt. Earnslaw station, Isenguard, walking up the Routeburn track was simply fabulous...The 4WD drive up the slate quarry was the icing on the cake, something that cannot be done in a large group and vehicle and was spectacular. It was just our family and the guide and was a distinct experience that everyone must try. We snapped several pictures at the scenic locations where Lord of the Rings was filmed. Eric was awesome - patient and extremely accommodating without rushing the sightseeing and gave us insights on the various spots and trees. I still remember the Horopito spicy plant... In my opinion this private tour experience on a 4WD should never be missed by one!
    Written 9 February 2018
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    Thank you for your wonderful review, yes our Paradise Discovery Tour covers the best of what the Glenorchy region can offer. Private locations no one else can access, amazing photography opportunities and immersion into the Real New Zealand!! Thank you for travelling with us...Charles
    Written 20 February 2018
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