QT Must Do

3 days Queenstown to Queenstown Sep-May $5,350 - 2 Adults & 2 Children

This amazing package is packed with "Must Do" experiences that embrace the adventurous spirit of the Queenstown region over three incredible days.

Explore our "backyard" with your friendly and knowledgeable guide and visit the very best scenic lookouts in the region for picture-perfect mountain and lake views, impressive glaciers, ancient forests and many Lord Of The Rings Locations!  This trip is also of course fully loaded with great family adventures that see you jet boating, zipling, biking and cruising on a steamship amongst simply stunning locations. 
Over three days this trip delivers a full and amazing Queenstown experience but also includes time exploring Arrowtown, Glenorchy, Paradise and Cromwell for some of the finest natural beauty in New Zealand. 
Join Adventure Junkies and we'll show you the very best that a family adventure in Queenstown can be.

Package prices are based on 2 Adults and 2 Children with an Adult being 15 years and above.  Let us know your family size and ages and we'll provide you with a customised quote.

 

 

 

 

Book Your Trip

This trip runs on demand so please let us know your preferred trip date below.  
This family package can be easily customised for different sized families and can accommodate multiple families travelling together. Please contact us for with your requirements for a customised quote.
*Adults = 15 Years +
*Minimum age = 10 Years old

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Trip Details

Locations:

Queenstown, Arrowtown, Glenorchy, Cromwell, Paradise

Other Inclusions:
  • 3 Nights Queenstown accommodation
  • 2 x Breakfast
  • 3 x Lunch
  • Return airport transfers
  • All equipment
  • Professional guide
Meals: Lunch

Day One

Your friendly guide will collect you from your accommodation at 9.00am, and after making introductions the adventures begin.  Today we hit the road and drive to Glenorchy, our destination for the day which is located at the head of Lake Wakatipu.

Prepare to be wowed.  The road from Queenstown to Glenorchy is regarded by many as one of the top 10 drives in the world, an opinion we most definitely agree with! 
On this drive, we make plenty of stops along the way to allows us to step out of the vehicle and marvel at the phenomenal lake, mountain, and glacier views around us. Your knowledgeable guide is of course always on hand to tell you more about the rich history, geographical makeup and fun facts of the area too.

Once we have arrived in Glenorchy we take a tiki tour of the small township before continuing our journey on towards Mt Aspiring National Park.  Here we explore the stunning rivers and glacial valleys which have made this area famous by providing incredible scene locations to many blockbuster Hollywood movies, TV shows, and commercials.....we're on location!

After Lunch in Glenorchy, we'll gear up and spend the afternoon zip lining through ancient native Red Beech forest and venture where few have gone before us.  These forests are home to inaccessible slot canyons, stunning Blue chasms and possibly Orcs and Hobbits.... 
This part of the trip is a real highlight and showcases the magnificent natural beauty that all New Zealanders are so very proud of.
Once we have zipped all the way back to base, we'll hit the road and make our way back to Queenstown and return you to your accommodation.

Night 1 in Queenstown
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day Two

This morning we'll collect you from your accommodation and take you to one of our favourite local cafe's for breakfast before heading directly to Queenstown Bay for a 1 hour Jet Boat adventure! 
These incredibly powerful boats deliver plenty of thrills and explore 47km of Lake Wakatipu and the Kawarau river.  This is not a regular scenic boat ride, however, along with awesome views there are also lots of 360 degree spins on the boat for a truly exhilarating Queenstown adventure experience! 

Once back on dry land we'll hit the road and venture to the best Queenstown lookouts for unparalleled views. Favourite spots include Queenstown Hill and Coronet Peak ski field where we can watch paragliders and hang gliders launch of the side of the mountain and effortlessly fly off into the distance.

Once back down to the valley floor we visit quaint and historic Arrowtown which proudly celebrates its rich gold mining past and whose buildings have fantastic ornamental and original facades that provide a throwback to yesteryear.

After lunch in Arrowtown, you'll spend an afternoon of self-guided pedaling on the ever so scenic Queenstown trail crisscrossing sparkling rivers and beautiful bridges by mountain bike. 
There are a great many rides that can be done on this vast network of family-friendly trails and something for all abilities and experience.  We will plan your afternoon of biking and provide you with high-quality equipment rentals, refreshments, and bike taxi shuttle support so that you can pedal multiple sections of the trail and get the very best out of your day.  Suitable electronic bikes are also available when organised in advance.

Your afternoon of pedaling brings you back into Queenstown along the scenic Frankton lakeside trail and into the Queenstown gardens. Here we collect you and your bikes and return you to your accommodation.

 

Night 2 in Queenstown
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day Three

This morning we have breakfast at our favourite local cafe, and then depart Queenstown for a scenic tour that takes us deeper into Central Otago and includes historic Old Cromwell town which is picturesquely set on the confluence of the Kawarau River.
Our tour stops at the world-famous AJ Hackett Kawarau Bridge to see some live Bungy jumping in action, and see how it feels to live life on the edge!  This is the site of the world's first commercial bungy which helped put Queenstown on the world map and was a game changer in the adventure tourism industry.

From here we drive through the Gibbston Valley vineyards which are home to some of the world's finest Pinot Noir wines and into the impressive Kawarau Gorge where we follow the mighty river past Roaring Megs and all the way to our destination of Cromwell.
Cromwell's unique microclimate has made it famous for being the stone fruit capital of New Zealand and is home to many orchards and vineyards.  This is a great area to explore and is full of great history, scenery and also adventure with it being home to the Highlands Motorsport Park where there are awesome Go karting and high octane race car experiences.

After lunch, we return to Queenstown and jump aboard the "Lady of the lake" the TSS Earnslaw steamship for a spectacular afternoon cruise across Lake Wakatipu.  This vintage steamship sails across the lake to the remote Walter Peak Station where we disembark for an authentic afternoon high country farm tour with sheep shearing, sheepdog demonstrations and afternoon tea.  Upon our return to Queenstown bay, we disembark the TSS Earnslaw and drop you back to your accommodation.

Night 3 in Queenstown
Fitness Requirements
  • A reasonable level of fitness is required
  • Competent riding mountain bikes on uneven, hard park trail surfaces.

Paradise Ziplines

The Paradise Ziplines experience offers 1000 meters of exhilarating ziplining through stunning native Red Beech forest, where you experience 8 lines zip over a pristine alpine stream and brilliant blue lagoons and chasms.

This is a perfect activity for those wanting to see some of the regions stunning scenery, get amongst the native forest and see a slot canyon otherwise inaccessible to the public. The thrill and scenery compete for your attention during the regions best ziplining experience.

 

Paradise Ziplines
Duration: 3 Hours.
Conditions: Reasonable fitness required. Minimum age 10 years old.
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Thunder Jet

This one hour trip is the ultimate jet boating adventure.  Thunder Jet delivers an exhilarating Queenstown experience of on-water thrills skimming the water at exciting speeds of up to 95kmph and loaded with 360ยบ spins!

These amazing jet boats are powered with 2 V8 engines delivering 820 horsepower and are skippered by skilled, experienced and professional drivers who'll jet you through 47km of stunning New Zealand landscapes complemented by storytelling and commentary.

 

Thunder Jet
Duration: 1 Hour.
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TSS Earnslaw Farm tour

The vintage TSS Earnslaw steamship is an icon of Queenstown and cruises between Queenstown Bay and Walter Peak Station providing magnificent views of the region from Lake Wakatipu.

Situated on picturesque south-western shores of the lake, Walter Peak High Country Farm is an idyllic place to spend a relaxing few hours. The farm tour itself is a wonderful, interactive experience, with something to keep everyone entertained and happy.
You will be greeted by our rural host upon disembarking the TSS Earnslaw, who will take you to the sheep shearing demonstration and where you will watch the remarkable skill with which the farm dogs round up sheep from the paddocks. 

You will also have time for a walking tour of the farmyard, visiting the holding pens, where you can help feed the sheep and deer and even get up close to the Scottish Highland Cattle. Then a stroll to the charming old woolshed for morning or afternoon tea. You may have time to stroll through the lakeside gardens before you re-board the TSS Earnslaw for your cruise back to Queenstown.

TSS Earnslaw Farm tour
Duration: 3 Hours & 30 mins
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Queenstown Trail MTB

Explore Queenstown by bike! 
The fantastic Queenstown Trail offers a network of dedicated bike and walking trails that connect the greater Queenstown area taking you along the spectacular shores of two iconic lakes and the banks of three famous South Island rivers.  Discover iconic Queenstown, historic Arrowtown, the vineyards of Gibbston, Lake Hayes and the beautiful Lake Wakatipu.

We'll take your biking experience and fitness into consideration and plan 2-3 sections of the Queenstown trail for you to cycle in an afternoon.  Our support service provides you with quality mountain bikes and equipment, refreshments and bike taxi shuttles to take you from one section to the next so that you have the freedom to pedal at your own pace and experience all the trail highlights.

Queenstown Trail MTB
Duration: 3 - 4 Hours
Conditions: Confident riding on non-technical hard pack dirt and gravel trails.
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Kawarau Bungy Bridge

Visit the world-famous AJ Hackett Kawarau Bungy Bridge, the world's first commercial site!

Kawarau Bungy Bridge
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Coronet Peak Lookout

Remarkable views from Coronet Peak overlooking the Wakatipu Basin.

Coronet Peak Lookout
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Glenorchy Lookout

Some of the finest views in New Zealand are encountered on the road to Glenorchy.

Glenorchy Lookout
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