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Arrowtown and Wanaka Platinum Tour from Queenstown
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Arrowtown and Wanaka Platinum Tour from Queenstown

By Remarkable Scenic Tours
Recommended by 98% of travellers
98% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
About
Save time and see Arrowtown and Wanaka in a day on this action-packed day tour from Queenstown. Learn about the gold mining history of Arrowtown, admire the views of Gibbston Valley, and see the vineyards of Kawarau Gorge. This hassle-free tour includes door-to-door transport, and free time to explore Wanaka independently.
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Ages 8-99, max of 13 per group
Duration: 7h 30m
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Live guide: English
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Highlights
  • Cover Arrowtown and Wanaka highlights in a day
  • Learn about the sights you visit through guide commentary
  • Visit a place known for being a 19th-century gold-mining town—Arrowtown
  • Hassle-free day trip with hotel pickup and drop-off included

  • Fun Local Guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Central Queenstown pick ups ( no hotel pick ups)
  • Beer or non alcoholic ginger beer at the Cardrona Hotel
What's not included
  • Lunch
  • No children under eight
  • Hotel pick ups
  • Puzzling World and the Lavender Farm are NOT available on this tour.


Start:
  • The Station - Home of Adventure in Queenstown, Corner of Shotover & Camp Streets, 25 Shotover Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
    Please be waiting outside the Marmolada Cafe located on the Camp St side of The Station Building from 9.00 am. We would appreciate if you don’t turn up with hot drinks or hot food. Pickup and drop-off in central Queenstown
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 38706P4

    • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
    • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • We require four or more guests to run this tour, you will be contacted with options if the tour has less than four guests.
    • This tour is not suitable for children under 8 years old
    • Most travellers can participate
    • Be ready for pick up at 9.05am
    • Not running between May and September, the Arrowtown Wanaka Highlights Tour is available.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 13 travellers

    • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

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    How much is Arrowtown and Wanaka Platinum Tour from Queenstown?
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    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: 38706P4

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    • You'll start at
      The Station - Home of Adventure in Queenstown
      Corner of Shotover & Camp Streets, 25 Shotover Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
      Please be waiting outside the Marmolada Cafe located on the Camp St side of The Station Building from 9.00 am. We would appreciate if you don’t turn up with hot drinks or hot food. Pickup and drop-off in central Queenstown
      See address & details
    • 1
      Gibbston
      Stop: 20 minutes
      See details
    • 2
      Cromwell
      Stop: 45 minutes
      See details
    • 3
      Wanaka
      Stop: 70 minutes
      See details
    • 4
      Cardrona
      Stop: 25 minutes
      See details
    • 5
      That Wanaka Tree
      Stop: 20 minutes
      See details
    • 6
      Crown Range Road
      Stop: 30 minutes
      See details
    • 7
      Arrowtown
      Stop: 70 minutes
      See details
    • You'll return to the starting point
    About the operator
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    • Remarkable Scenic Tours
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      Queenstown, New Zealand
      Joined in March 2016
    • Relle13
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Recommend this tour 100%
      We thoroughly enjoyed our tour and Bill was extremely interesting . Wanaka , Cardona and Arrowtown are well worth a visit. 10 out of 10.
      Written 28 March 2024
    • meganaverbuch2022
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Highly recommend!
      Had the most amazing private tour with Melissa! The whole experience with this company was excellent from start to finish, easy to communicate and book with, friendly staff and catered to our exact needs, going above and beyond for us! We loved this tour! Felt safe and everything was seamless!
      Written 20 March 2024
    • JennieHef
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Prefect day
      This was a perfect day. Bill was extremely informative, friendly, and funny. My husband and I thoroughly our tour with him and the others. He shared so much history and information on the environment. Having a local provide the tour was wonderful. Our visits to Lake Wanaka, Cardrona and Arrowtown were just fantastic. The stops were quick but gave us enough time to explore. The coach was comfortable.
      Written 8 March 2024
    • janet528
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Perfect half day outing
      Kathy was a wonderful guide for this tour. Besides her extensive knowledge of the sites we visited, she shared what it is like for local people to live in New Zealand. She also took us to some beautiful places that only locals about. Thank you Kathy!
      Written 1 March 2024
    • Robyn R
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great day -getting out of town.
      Highly recommend this tour. Wayne was a fun and informative guide, very personable and friendly. The pace of the day was leisurely yet we covered a lot of ground, saw all the highlights of the area without feeling rushed. Wayne gave us some great local knowledge and insights into the history of this beautiful area. We appreciated the free time to explore Wānaka and Arrowtown and Wayne’s recommendations of where to eat. Very good value for money.
      Written 26 February 2024
    • O7271HPstephenj
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great day out with Bill.
      We had a great day. The bus was new, very comfortable and having a small group made it easy to get in and out to see the sights. Bill the driver was a local and knew so much about the area. Picked up right on time and delivered back after seeing some remarkable sights and enjoying a fabulous experience.
      Written 23 February 2024
    • Marilyn_aus
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Highly recommend
      Great tour with small group. Peter our guide was nice and friendly and has lots of information. Would highly recommend the tour and the company. They replied my inquiries promptly.
      Written 29 January 2024
    • Lonnie L
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great tour
      Great tour with lots of information. The views were incredible. The weather was sunny most of the trip which allowed us to get out for pictures.
      Written 20 January 2024
    • 4ThWaller
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Lots of Fun
      Absolutely loved this tour. As the guide was very welcoming, knowledged, friendly and had an excellent sense of humour So much that I had to join in on his jokes and tell a few myself which thankfully everyone else appreciated to. Sadly I can't remember his name but he was excellent at his job and that's why I would recommend this tour
      Written 19 January 2024
    • 486nileshr
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Must Do Tour for people new to area
      We did the tour with Cathy, she is a local and very knowledgeable and professional tour guide. Our family loved it. I had a 10 year old with me, who wanted more than just scenic views. Cathy went out of her way to add lord of rings sites and stories to keep her as well as us interested.
      Written 3 January 2024
    • frankwalters22
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Gold panning in Arrowtown.
      Gold town of Arrowtown is mentioned as a possible visit when in Queenstown but is not rated very high. My experience yesterday was of an exciting, busy town with a great museum, bars, and restaurants, but most importantly, great walks and the opportunity to pan for gold. Just opposite the carpark is the offer of a 20 minute lesson on gold panning from the 2023 gold panning world champion Stu. The lesson was instructive and fun and we are all set now to give up our day jobs and go panning in the beautiful Arrowtown River beds to make our fortunes, or possibly to find enough to pay for a cup of coffee. The 25 dollar charge is great value for money.
      Written 26 December 2023
    • Mnbernabe
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Lovely and quaint Arrowtown
      Cathy was such an amazing tour guide. She was knowledgeable, accommodating and sensitive to our needs. She had side stories to share about the places and she even helped us get some cherries when she heard we wanted to go to Cromwell but our sked did not permit it.
      Written 18 December 2023
    • Andrew P
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fantastic tour to fill half a day around Queenstown.
      Wayne was very knowledgeable and was able to answer all our questions. The tour was well paced and allowed plenty of time for exploring around Arrow Town. The other stops along the way allowed us to experience some local produce and see some of the awesome views surrounding Queenstown.
      Written 4 December 2023
    • Annie452
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fantastic Fun day out
      Fantastic trip with excellent guide. Plenty of stops for photos and lots of time to explore Arrowtown. Value for money trip. Would definitely utilise this tour operator again.
      Written 11 November 2023
    • AliceF1158
      0 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Good tour experience
      Wayne is a knowledgeable guide and has interesting stories to share. It would be better if there is more time to stay in Arrowtown.
      Written 30 October 2023
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    shivnis
    Auckland Central, New Zealand36 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2021 • Family
    Kathy was awesome, even though we had a slight hiccup with the crowne range being closed she navigated the situation very professionally. Fantastic service, meets our international service expectations. She truly is the definition of kiwi spirit, went out of her way to entertain our lotr fan.We will back for the private tour, without the boys, have a nice girls trip out to the snow.
    Written 8 January 2021
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    Glad you enjoyed the day and I look forward to seeing you all again in winter. I hope you liked the photo's I sent through. Kathy
    Written 9 January 2021
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    Relax36028951489
    Wallkill, NY1 contribution
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mar 2024 • Solo
    This tour never happened. It was canceled due to vehicle problems, but the notification never got to me, and they never made certain it did, and so I waited an hour in the rain for a tour that never happened. I tried to call them, but they weren't answering their phone and seemed to have no concern about their client waiting for them to show up.
    Written 7 March 2024
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    It was very heartbreaking after 9 years without one bad review to receive a one star for something like this. We messaged you a few days before via the booking portal to inform you that we have vehicle problems and gave you a few options including a full refund. It looks like you did not look at your messages and did not confirm with us directly the day before which is what we require when you booked, plus we also have no record of you calling. We know you received the message as you commented "due to vehicles problems" which you could have only known by reading the message. We are unsure about the "standing in the rain" comment as our pick up location has a covered roof. Next time you use an online booking system it's best to understand whats required from your end instead of hurting a business with negative feed back.
    Written 10 March 2024
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    WorldAdventurer23
    Perth, Australia6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Oct 2022
    Loved exploring Arrowtown and Wanaka and enjoyed the stops in between for the gorgeous scenery. I enjoyed Wayne's knowledge of the area and all the insights/stories he told us, in addition to all of his tips.
    After having done the two big trips to Mt cook and Milford sounds the previous days, it was nice to have a more chilled trip to explore at a nicer pace.
    Written 30 October 2022
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    zeeba1
    Auckland Central, New Zealand213 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Absolutely fantastic day trip.
    Highly recommended.
    Wayne is brilliant thanks!
    Prompt pick up in a modern air conditioned mini van.
    You will see everything in one day and be told the history of the region and the scenery is stunning in April.
    Written 16 April 2022
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    David M
    1 contribution
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Feb 2023 • Couples
    Small group of 13 in comfortable mini bus and driver was very knowledgeable. Arrow town is beautiful as is Wanaka but Wanaka tree is boring if that’s what you’re going for. Kids would find tour boring but Adults will enjoy it.
    Written 10 February 2023
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    Hi David thanks for the review, you are correct our tours are geared more for adults.
    Written 13 March 2023
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    Neth
    10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2023
    We got to see a lot so i can't really pick a favourite because they are all different. But because we covered a lot, there is not enough time to enjoy each venue. That is something that you should probably do on your own and not part of the tour. I was originally scheduled for half day tour only but it turned out that i was the only one who signed up for it. So they upgraded me to full day tour without additional cost. That is very nice of them and something that i am very thankful for. Overall it was a very pleasant experience, I got to see a lot in a short period of time. Our tour guide is also very knowledgable and nice. I also like the fact that it is a small group only so i get to know some people in the tour as well.
    Written 28 January 2023
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    Thanks for your review. Glad you enjoyed your day. We cover a lot of area so you get to see the most in a day. Having a smaller group does make it easy for you to meet and chat with other guests.
    Written 31 January 2023
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    Soomin C
    Auckland Central, New Zealand1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    It was a great experience.
    Our guide Bill was an amazing man. Very knowledgeable, humorous, and kind. He made our trip more exciting. The trip started from Queenstown, and we stopped at Cromwell, Wanaka, Cardona, Arrowtown, back to Queenstown. Every stop was remarkable and superb. It was fun!
    Written 31 January 2024
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    Lee H
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dec 2020 • Family
    Fabulous tour & no hesitation in recommending it. Excellent value for money & our guide, Wayne, was simply awesome. Soooo much knowledge & super friendly. They also do private tours that I'd highly recommend. Go with this company & I'm sure you won't have any regrets. Heading back to Queenstown in winter & will definitely book with these guys again. Thank you Wayne for a spectacular day!!!! Lee & Jorja 👍
    Written 17 December 2020
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    Hi Lee & Jorja, thanks for taking the time to write a great review. I look forward to showing you around again when you return. Wayne
    Written 9 January 2021
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    Carryanne L
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2022
    It was a great fully day adventure. I have been to Queenstown, Wanaka and Arrow Town few times but I still got some new information from Wayne, our tour guide. He is a very funny man, no boring moment during the whole trip. Wayne even told us how to get a good photo of yourself and the beautiful scenery! Highly recommended for this full day trip! Money was well spent and I really enjoyed it!
    Written 22 January 2022
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    Shirley h
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must do tour! You will be in good hands with your tour guide, Wayne. Full of knowledge a local, you can’t go wrong. Your feel safe with him. Driving you around on those roads over those mountains. A comfortable vehicle. He gave us tips for our trip to Milford sound the next day that was very useful.
    Written 26 February 2023
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    Thanks for the kind words Shirley, its always a pleasure to have Kiwis on board. See you next time Wayne
    Written 13 March 2023
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