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From Queenstown: Local Scenic Tour with Manuka Honey Tasting

4.3 / 5

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From Queenstown: Local Scenic Tour with Manuka Honey Tasting

From US$ 68.05 per person

Discover jawdropping scenery, historical locations, and delicious local food on this 4-hour small-group tour of the Queenstown region.

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Duration 4 hours
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The experience
  • Marvel at breathtaking views of Queenstown, Lake Wakatipiu and Lake Hayes
  • View Lord of the Rings filming locations
  • Explore Arrowtown and the Chinese Village at your own pace
  • Taste Manuka honey and local cheeses
Full description
Departing from Queenstown, head to historic Arrowtown. Drive past the Chinese Village, the old Goal and the lookout as well as several unmissable photo locations. Once in the Main Street of Arrowtown, you will have one hour of free time to explore the town at your own pace. Enjoy a 10% discount on entrance fees to Lakes District Museum and Art Gallery. Afterward, visit a real local honey farm to see bees in an observation hive and learn about the different types of honey followed by tastings of Manuka, Rata, and Clover honey. Later, head to the world's first commercial bungy operation opened at the Kawarau bridge in 1988. Walk along this historic bridge and look down at the excited throngs of bungy jumpers, and spot the location where The Gates of Argonath stood in The Lord of the Rings movie.  Traveling into the Gibbston Valley, gaze upon the vineyards in a rugged setting that has lent itself to the production of award-winning Pinot Noir wine. Stop at a local cheesery for tastings before heading to the stunning Lake Hayes, aka The Mirror Lake, for scenic photos of the surrounding mountains. On the way back to Queenstown, make a stop at one of New Zealand's most beautiful viewing platforms for breathtaking views of Queenstown and Lake Wakatipu.
  • Return transportation from Queenstown
  • Honey tasting
  • Cheese tasting
  • Wine tasting
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Meeting point

Please wait on the seats outside The Station Building (Camp St Side) from 12.40pm

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Rain gear
  • Passport

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 4 reviews

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Would highly recommend this tour - our guide Wayne was awesome, great commentary and facts along the way and we stopped at many beautiful and unique locations. The highlight was Arrowtown! Beautiful quaint town with plenty of history and stores.

January 13, 2021

March 6, 2020

Amazing tour! It’s a nice personal private tour so it’s great for couples and individuals. It has great stops and shows the local and untouched side of the region. Highly enjoyable

February 3, 2020

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