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Best of Queenstown Sightseeing Tour
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Best of Queenstown Sightseeing Tour

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Duration: 4h
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  • Scenic viewpoints and photo stops around Queenstown
  • Commentary from an entertaining local guide
  • Free time to explore Arrowtown
  • Wine tasting at a local winery (non-alcoholic options are available)
  • Shared cheese board
  • Private boat cruise on Lake Whakatipu
  • WiFi on board
  • Entry/Admission - Gibbston
  • Entry/Admission - Lake Wakatipu
What's not included
  • Hotel pick up/drop off
  • Lunch


Start:
  • Marmolada Cafe, 43 Camp Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
    Pick up will be at the bench seats outside the Station Building on Camp Street, by Marmolada Cafe. Please be waiting 10 minutes prior to departure.
End:
  • Pier, Steamer Wharf, Beach Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • 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: 58045P5

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Minimum numbers of 4 apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Please be waiting at the Station Building pick up 10 minutes prior to the departure time.
  • 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 14 travellers

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

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  • You'll start at
    Marmolada Cafe
    43 Camp Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
    Pick up will be at the bench seats outside the Station Building on Camp Street, by Marmolada Cafe. Please be waiting 10 minutes prior to departure.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Queenstown Hill
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Arrowtown Chinese Settlement
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    AJ Hackett Kawarau Bungy Centre
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    The Church Cellar Door and Cafe
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 5
    Lake Wakatipu
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Pier
    Steamer Wharf, Beach Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
    See address & details
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Karen N
Wichita, KS137 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
We were fortunate to take the Best of Queenstown trip with Dan, who although apparently a "newbie" driver, did an excellent job of narrating our trip. In 4.5 short hours, we were able to see several views of Queenstown, bungee jumping, a jet boat on the river, a boat ride, and we even had a wine tasting at Church wines - which was excellent. Since we knew nothing about Queenstown, we would highly recommend this tour to familiarize yourself with the area.
Written 7 March 2024
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Thank you for the high recommendation. We are thrilled you love the design of this tour and Dans guiding. Thank you for your kind words.
Written 11 April 2024
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theierv
12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
Upon arriving to Queenstown, my husband and I were so overwhelmed with what tour to book for Milford sound ( there are SO many). We happened to stumble upon Altitude Tours & we are so thankful we did! The tour is a small group ( I believe 19 people max) the bus is a beautiful Mercedes van that is extremely clean and even has WiFi! Andy was our tour guide and he was the BEST! He was extremely informative and had a great personality. Multiple people on the tour commented how quick the hours were passing while on the way to Milford Sound because of Andy’s commentary and conversation. Altitude Tours is truly lucky to have him on their team! Taking a small tour to Milford Sound has many benefits, one being the van can stop at places where the big coach buses cannot!! Upon arrival to Milford Sound, we were greeted on the boat and lunch was served, it was delicious. The entire day from start to finish was extremely enjoyable. I would absolutely recommend it to anyone who is looking to visit Milford Sound! Thank you Altitude Tours for such a memorable day!!
Written 26 January 2020
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Thank you for leaving a great review. We're delighted to hear you enjoyed our small group tour and Andy made the day extra special for you. Hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in Queenstown!
Written 4 February 2020
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Douglas D
Kitchener, Canada3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
Delightful tour of an assortment of places and activities. Tour included several spots in the city along adjacent areas outside the city.

Also included a lovely wine and cheese tasting, for a relaxing start to the day.

Lily was an amazing guide, giving us an useful commentary as well as patiently answering questions about Queenstown.

Her driving was safe and smooth.
Written 2 November 2023
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Thank you for your delightful review of our Best of Queenstown Sightseeing Tour. We're thrilled you enjoyed the diverse spots, wine and cheese tasting, and appreciated Lily's informative guidance and safe driving. Thank you for choosing Altitude Tours.
Written 16 November 2023
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GrahamN
London114 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We did this tour because we particularly wanted to see Arrowtown.

Tania was a very knowledgeable guide that gave us plenty of information on everything we saw.

There were only 15 people on the tour and the minibus was very comfortable.

The wine tasting was really good. We are back to do their wine and beer tasting tour in two days.
Written 6 February 2020
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We're delighted to hear you enjoyed the tour and Tania provided a great experience for you. Thank you for taking time to leave a review!
Written 19 February 2020
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Gerard F
Sydney, Australia3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
We went for this trip on 29th December 2023. Our guides were Alana & Ana. They were excellent in explaining, very friendly and punctual in picking us from the pick up point and dropping us back. We wish them good luck.
Gerard Fernandez & Maria Fernandez. Sydney.
Written 30 December 2023
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Thank you so much for the wonderful review of your time on the Best of Queenstown tour. Glad you enjoyed your day with us.
Written 6 February 2024
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Guy J
25 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This is a great morning out to get your bearings in and around Queenstown. Our guide Holly was excellent and very informative and led our party to locations where we could see the town, the shotover jetboat, bungy jumping at Kawaru and then a look at Arrowtown. After that, a wine tasting and a ride back to Queenstown on a motorboat.
The tasting was fun, and seeing the adrenalin activity sights is great for the curious, or those deciding whether they might go back and have a turn later.
Written 16 October 2023
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Thank you for sharing your positive experience with our Best of Queenstown Tour! We're delighted that Holly provided excellent and informative guidance, showcasing Queenstown's top spots. It's fantastic to hear that you enjoyed the wine. We welcome you on more adventures in the future.
Written 16 November 2023
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ChristineL
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
We had a brilliant time on our tour with Podge. A small group of 6 meant that we all had the opportunity to ask questions. Podge was a great guide with brilliant knowledge of the area. We had plenty of time at each stop and the wine/cheese tasting was yummy with no pressure to buy which was great.
Written 11 March 2020
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Thank you so much for leaving this great review of your experience with Podge! He will be delighted that you had such a wonderful time.
Written 14 March 2020
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Nathan R
Newtownards, UK3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Family
We had a great time on this tour which gave us a taster of what the area has to offer. Our 2 year old nephew had the best time; seeing power boats, tractors, big bridges and finally the water taxi from Franklin back into Queenstown was fantastic. Thank you to our tour guide Tanya, we wish you all the best for the future!
Written 8 January 2020
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We're really happy to hear you enjoyed the tour and your nephew loved it too! Thank you for leaving a lovely review and we hope you enjoy the rest of your time in Queenstown :)
Written 24 January 2020
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Flyer16696205483
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Great way to get out of Queenstown and see the amazing surrounds in a short amount of time. Saw so much countryside + bungy + Shotover jet + Arrowtown (just so quaint) + views + lovely wine and cheese tasting at The Church (ask for Katie ;) and finish with a cruise on the Lake with Neville…. Was so easy to take, and didn’t feel rushed. Highly recommend Dan as a knowledgeable, relaxed, friendly tour guide :)
Written 2 March 2024
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Thank you for the lovely review. This is exactly what this tour is designed to do, get the BEST of everything around Queenstown. We are thrilled you had the perfect day with Dan and other hosts along the way.
Written 7 March 2024
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Carol M
Cincinnati, OH7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
A lovely way to become familiar with the area around Queenstown. The van was comfortable, the driver knowledgable, and overall a great time. We stopped in Arrowtown, which is a cute little town with a quilt shop which was a bonus for me, and to end we got the water taxi back into Queenstown. A definite should do for visitors.
Written 14 February 2020
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So happy to hear you enjoyed the tour with us! Thank you for taking time to leave a review :)
Written 19 February 2020
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