1-day tour that has something for everyone! Fully guided tour to Wanaka, plus your choice of optional activities including: Wine and food experience, Jet Boating, Gold Panning, Puzzling World, Warbirds & Wheels, Crossfire and more….
On this tour you will be picked up from selected Queenstown locations and hotels in our comfortable 12-seater minibus. The adventure & sightseeing begins the moment we exit the city as we wind and climb up the Crown Range, which offers amazing views on the way to Wanaka.
After a bit of a winding but breathtaking drive we stop at the famous Cardrona Pub for a hot drink and the must: a Cardrona pub photo.
We continue our journey to the beautiful lakeside town of Wanaka, but of course not without a few surprise stops on the way. Once in
Wanaka we take you on a fully guided tour of the town to show you the sites and explain the history, before you make your first choice of the day; deciding which optional activity you will do. You will have 2.5 hours to enjoy whatever activity you choose, and of course we will drop off and pick up from each location.
Optional activities Include:
Stop 1, Option 1: Free time to relax, explore the lake and town $0 - $40
Stop 1, Option 2: Puzzling World (Family Fun) $22.50 per person
Stop 1, Option 3: Warbirds & Wheels Museum $20 per person
Stop 1, Option 4: Crossfire Fun Park - Big Shot Combo $85 per person or Explore Farm Tour $80 per person
After our first activity stop we head back into central Wanaka so you can purchase lunch. We have many favourite restaurants to recommend, but the choices of where to get amazing food are endless. Next we make our way to our second big stop of the day; as we leave Wanaka we travel through rich wine country, past Lake Dunstan into the stunning Kawarau Gorge. We then wind our way into the middle of the gorge to our second big stop, Wild Earth & Goldfields. Here we cross over the river to this historic site (famous for gold mining) via a daunting bridge far above the wild and roaring river below. At Goldfields and Wild Earth you get to choose your second optional activity for the day.
Activity options Include:
Stop 2, Option 1: Food and wine tasting experience at our favourite vineyard Wild Earth. $50 Per Person (2 pax minimum)
Stop 2, Option 2: An exciting Jet boat ride up the wild Kawarau River $115 per person
Stop 2, Option 3: Try your hand at panning for gold (family fun) $25 per person
Stop 2, Option 4: Relax, explore and enjoy the history of the area
Finally it’s time to start heading back to Queenstown, but not before a few stops, including the famous Kawarau Suspension Bridge (home of bungy jumping) for some more great photos.
Choose Cheeky Kiwi, if you want a personalised, enjoyable, informative, and above all, unforgettable experience. Our tours are never just about the destination; the journey matters too, and this is one journey you won’t want to miss!
Pre-booking of optional activities vital! Please message us your choice.