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TSS Earnslaw & BBQ Buffet Lunch

TSS Earnslaw & BBQ Buffet Lunch

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Depart Queenstown aboard the TSS ‘Earnslaw’ for a cruise across Lake Wakatipu to Walter Peak High Country Farm. Travel round-trip by vintage steamship and dig into a gourmet barbecue lunch at the Colonel’s Homestead. Enjoy chef-prepared Central Otago specialties accompanied by salads, desserts, and local cheeses. Don’t miss the sheep shearing demonstration or showmanship by the farm’s sheepdogs.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$89.81
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$89.81

Milford Sound Coach Tour with Lunch from Queenstown

Milford Sound Coach Tour with Lunch from Queenstown

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Upon reaching Milford Sound, board a luxurious catamaran. Peer through panoramic windows of a luxury coach while you travel through the UNESCO-listed Fiordland National Park with a guide, before a memorable sightseeing cruise by Mitre Peak and the magnificent cliff-side waterfalls of Milford Sound.
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  • 12 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$124.62
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$124.62

Milford Sound Day Tour and Cruise from Queenstown

Milford Sound Day Tour and Cruise from Queenstown

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Receive a passport to some of New Zealand’s most dramatic scenery on this full-day excursion to Milford Sound. Part of the UNESCO-listed Fiordland National Park, the region features a glacier-carved fjord, soaring mountains, and tumbling waterfalls. Explore via glass-topped bus, go for a cruise along the sound’s waters, stroll the Mirror Lakes Walk, enjoy lunch along the way, and much more.
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  • 12 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$124.62
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$124.62

Pilot's Choice Scenic Flight from Queenstown

Pilot's Choice Scenic Flight from Queenstown

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Soar to new heights on a 20-minute helicopter tour and alpine landing in the Remarkables, a mountain range that dominates the eastern skyline of Queenstown. Hover up close to the eponymous peaks and land 5,046 feet (1,538 meters) above Lake Wakatipu with unparalleled views stretching all the way to the Southern Alps. Your six-passenger helicopter flight includes hotel pickup and drop-off.
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  • 20 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$114.87
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$114.87

Queenstown 60-minute Jet Boat Ride on the Shotover & Kawarau Rivers

Queenstown 60-minute Jet Boat Ride on the Shotover & Kawarau Rivers

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Experience heart-racing fun on an exhilarating Queenstown jet-boat ride. The expert captain races across Lake Wakatipu, navigates tricky turns on the Kawarau River and speeds through the milky waters of the Shotover River. Grab hold of your seat as the jet boat makes 360-degree spins and fishtails on a rollercoaster ride over the water.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$70.66
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Lake Wakatipu Scenic Catamaran Cruise from Queenstown

Lake Wakatipu Scenic Catamaran Cruise from Queenstown

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Enjoy unobstructed views of the Remarkables and the Southern Alps during a catamaran cruise on Lake Wakatipu in Queenstown. Cruise accross the lake, stopping at Bob’s Cove to soak up the views from New Zealand's longest lake. Listen to the captain’s entertaining commentary about the natural landmarks and wildlife as you relax indoors or on the outdoor decks. You have a selection of morning and afternoon cruises to choose from.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$34.11
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$34.11

Half-Day Milford Sound Flight and Cruise from Queenstown

Half-Day Milford Sound Flight and Cruise from Queenstown

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The glacial waters, soaring cliffs, and thundering waterfalls of Milford Sound are spectacular from all angles, and this half-day tour takes in all the highlights. Enjoy thrilling aerial views of the Fiordland National Park on a round-trip flight from Queenstown, and marvel at Mitre Peak, Bowen Falls, and Mount Pembroke on a scenic Milford Sound cruise. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$321.32
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TSS Earnslaw Steamship Cruise from Queenstown

TSS Earnslaw Steamship Cruise from Queenstown

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Cruise Lake Wakatipu on a vintage Edwardian steamship with tickets for a cruise aboard TSS Earnslaw from Queenstown. Watch the stokers feed the TSS Earnslaw’s coal fires and enjoy views of the mountains. This scenic cruise departs from a central location in Queenstown, with multiple sailings throughout the day.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$48.73
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$48.73

Southern Glacier Experience Helicopter Flight from Queenstown

Southern Glacier Experience Helicopter Flight from Queenstown

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Take to the skies on a 50-minute Queenstown helicopter flight that includes a snow landing on Jura Glacier. Soar above Lake Wakatipu’s northern shores and discover unparalleled views of New Zealand’s Southern Alps from an aerial perspective. After your pilot lands atop the glacier, snap photos of surrounding alpine peaks, such as Mt Aspiring, before the return helicopter ride over glacier-fed lakes and the Rees and Dart River valleys.
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  • 50 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$379.42
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Milford Sound Coach and Scenic Cruise with Picnic Lunch from Queenstown

Milford Sound Coach and Scenic Cruise with Picnic Lunch from Queenstown

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Enjoy uninterrupted views of the mountain scenery on the way to Milford Sound in a glass-roofed coach. Your driver will provide commentary along the way, to keep you informed. At Milford Sound, embark on a cruise on the water, all the way out to the Tasman Sea. Interesting commentary is available in several languages. Relax and take in the views as you enjoy a buffet lunch on board.
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  • 12 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$145.50
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Half-Day Walter Peak Horse Trek from Queenstown

Half-Day Walter Peak Horse Trek from Queenstown

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Cruise from Queenstown to Walter Peak High Country Farm and venture out on horseback with an expert guide. You'll board the vintage steamship TSS ‘Earnslaw’ for a round-trip ride across Lake Wakatipu then have morning or afternoon tea at the Colonel’s Homestead. Numbers are limited for a small-group experience on the horse trek, with views of the Remarkables mountain range.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$110.69
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Premium Milford Sound Small Group Tour, Cruise & Picnic Lunch from Queenstown

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Premium Milford Sound Small Group Tour, Cruise & Picnic Lunch from Queenstown

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Travel from Queenstown to the much-loved UNESCO-listed Milford Sound. Your guide will ensure you make the most of your trip with commentary along the way—pointing out scenic viewpoints and areas where Lord of the Rings was filmed. Once you reach Milford Sound, you won’t have to worry about waiting in visitor lines as entrance tickets are included. Enjoy a Milford Sound Discovery Cruise where you’ll see stunning views of waterfalls and Mitre Peak. You’ll also have free time to explore the waterfalls of Lake Marian on foot.
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  • 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Dinner at Walter Peak High Country Farm and Cruise from Queenstown

Dinner at Walter Peak High Country Farm and Cruise from Queenstown

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Board the TSS "Earnslaw," a vintage steamship, for an evening cruise on Queenstown’s scenic Lake Wakatipu. Arriving at Walter Peak High Country Farm, you’re treated to a sumptuous barbecue dinner at the Colonel’s Homestead. Sink your teeth into roasted meats and seafood, homemade desserts, and a New Zealand cheeseboard. After dinner, see farm demonstrations or purchase a drink and simply relax in the bar.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$103.73
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Shotover River Extreme Jet Boat Ride in Queenstown, New Zealand

Shotover River Extreme Jet Boat Ride in Queenstown, New Zealand

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Take a jet boat ride on the Shotover River during an extreme ride, and make use of transport from Queenstown. Experience adrenaline-fueled fun as the jet boat skims the water’s surface at high speed and fishtails into 360-degree spins. Hold on tight as the captain maneuvers the jet boat over rapids and through narrow canyons during one heart-pounding adventure you won’t soon forget.
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  • 25 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$97.88
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Milford Sound Scenic Fly-Cruise-Fly departing Queenstown

Milford Sound Scenic Fly-Cruise-Fly departing Queenstown

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Round-trip flights between Queenstown and Milford Sound take you deep into the spectacular Southern Alps. Following a scenic flight with views of snow-covered peaks, remote valleys, and waterfalls, touch down for a boat cruise on Milford Sound. Traveling by both air and water takes you to the dramatic places that you'd miss by sticking to the road.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$312.59
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Milford Sound Cruise with Optional Bus Tour

Milford Sound Cruise with Optional Bus Tour

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Enjoy uninterrupted views of glacier-carved cliffs on a Milford Sound cruise aboard the Maiden of Milford, a 3-deck vessel. This sightseeing cruise through one of the South Island’s most stunning natural wonders takes you past vivid waterfalls to frolicking dolphins and New Zealand fur seals. Meet at the pier or opt for a round-trip coach tour of UNESCO-listed Fiordland National Park from Queenstown, and stop for photographs and some short nature walks en route to Milford Sound.
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  • 2 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$68.92
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Milford Sound Cruise from Queenstown or Te Anau

Milford Sound Cruise from Queenstown or Te Anau

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Travel to the Tasman Sea on a Milford Sound cruise aboard the ‘Milford Mariner’, 'Milford Sinbad', or ‘Milford Wanderer.’ Pass by the world-renowned Mitre Peak and drift alongside rushing waterfalls as you search for wildlife including New Zealand fur seals, dolphins, and Fiordland-crested penguins. An onboard nature specialist provides expert commentary. Hotel pickup and drop-off are available from Milford Sound, Queenstown, and Te Anau by luxury coach.
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  • 2 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$89.81
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Million Dollar Cruise in Queenstown

Million Dollar Cruise in Queenstown

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Explore Lake Wakatipu by boat on a 1.5-hour cruise from Queenstown. As you travel to the end of the lake, you can see stunning lakeside homes, a variety of bird life, Kawarau Dam, and the magnificent scenery that surrounds Queenstown. Get unobstructed views from the sundeck or stay warm in the heated cabin, and have the option to purchase drinks from the onboard bar.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$34.11
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Small Group, Award Winning, Full Day Milford Sound Experience from Queenstown

Small Group, Award Winning, Full Day Milford Sound Experience from Queenstown

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Arguably the most scenic destination in New Zealand, Milford Sound offers a sweeping landscape of jagged snow-capped mountains, shimmering fjords and lakes, towering waterfalls and emerald greenery. Travel with a small group by coach from Queenstown to Fiordland National Park to explore this lush wilderness, including a boat cruise on the Milford Sound. You also see The Remarkables mountain range, Lake Wakatipu—New Zealand's longest lake, and Lake Te Anau—the South Island’s the largest lake.
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  • 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$156.64
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TSS Earnslaw & Walter Peak Farm Experience with Afternoon Tea

TSS Earnslaw & Walter Peak Farm Experience with Afternoon Tea

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Cruise across Lake Wakatipu to Walter Peak High Country Farm aboard the TSS ‘Earnslaw,’ a vintage steamship. Stroll the lakeside gardens and enjoy a traditional morning or afternoon tea and take a walking tour of the farm. You’ll watch sheepdogs in action and see sheep shearing demonstrations. Treat yourself to home-baked goods and alpine views of the Remarkables mountain range. Savor a delicious afternoon tea and an amble through lakeside gardens before heading back to Queenstown by boat.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$66.14
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35-Minute Alpine Scenic Flight from Queenstown

35-Minute Alpine Scenic Flight from Queenstown

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See New Zealand's spectacular alpine landscape on a 30-minute scenic helicopter flight from Queenstown. Fly over Skippers Canyon and the Wakatipu Basin, and land on a snow-capped peak.
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  • 35 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Shotover Canyon Swing

Shotover Canyon Swing

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Thrill-seekers in New Zealand’s ‘adventure capital’ will love free-falling over the river on the Shotover Canyon Swing. A jump instructor prepares both first-timers and seasoned daredevils to swing solo or tandem along a special rope and cable system suspended between two cliffs. You’ll swing safely in a secure harness and hear encouragement throughout your pendulum ride above the Shotover River.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$124.62
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Small-Group Zipline Adventure in Queenstown

Small-Group Zipline Adventure in Queenstown

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Soar through the Queenstown forest on the world’s steepest tree-to-tree zipline, plunging 30 stories down from the Skyline Gondola summit on this exciting tour. Test yourself on two ziplines that finish with a 21-meter drop. Tone down the adrenaline a notch on a longer course, perfect for families with kids aged six and up. Expert guides supervise your launch from each aerial platform, so all you have to do is take in the panoramic views of Lake Wakatipu and the snow-capped Remarkables mountain range.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$70.69
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Cardrona Mountain Carting

Cardrona Mountain Carting

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Experience gravity-fuelled excitement on the New Zealand's only mountain carts! No prior experience is needed for this fun downhill activity, just a sense of adventure & a thirst for FUN! Carting sessions last for 2 hours with multiple trails to choose from. How many hot laps can you squeeze in?! - Action & excitement for all ages on 3 distinct tracks - Unique to Cardrona Alpine Resort - Stop & take in the view or race your mates! - Heaps of time to get up to speed with a 2 hour session - Hydraulic disc brakes mean security, even on steeper tracks Opening days: Peak- Dec 26th - Jan 31st, Monday - Sunday Off-peak- Dec 10th- 24th & Feb 1st- Apr 3rd, Thurs - Monday Opening hours: Regular- Dec 10th-24th & Jan 17th- Apr 3rd, 10am-4pm. Extended play- Dec 26th- Jan 17th, 10am-6pm.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$96.42
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What people are saying about Queenstown Tours

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TSS Earnslaw & BBQ Buffet Lunch
"The cruise, lunch, wine and beautiful views. Money well spent and would definitely do it again. Thankyou for a lovely day out"..."
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Milford Sound Coach Tour with Lunch from Queenstown
"The temporary waterfalls on the way , the monkey creek with natural drinking water and the awesome cruise"..."
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Milford Sound Day Tour and Cruise from Queenstown
"What a fantastic trip. From start to finish this trip was superb. What made it real special was having such a great tour guide. Dave Jackson your a legend! If your thinking of going, make sure you jump on board with Dave and experience one of the most beautiful trips ever. The scenery is stunning and the commentary along the way is fantastic."..."
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Pilot's Choice Scenic Flight from Queenstown
"Our favourite part of the experience was landing next to the lake on Cecil peak. We were lucky to have beautiful weather and the view was breathtaking. Highly recommend!"..."
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Queenstown 60-minute Jet Boat Ride on the Shotover & Kawarau Rivers
"Queenstown always love the views The weather was amazing too First time for the kids , they loved it"..."
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Lake Wakatipu Scenic Catamaran Cruise from Queenstown
"Easy relaxed atmosphere onboard with very friendly crew. The cruise was informative and gave us ideas about activities for our next stay in Queenstown. The wine and cheese was a lovely touch with a good selection of local wines and the cheese selection complimented nicely with dried fruits, olives, sundried tomatoes and pickle."..."
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Half-Day Milford Sound Flight and Cruise from Queenstown
"A fantastic memorable day. Friendly and informative staff. Alex our pilot was most accomodating helpful and patient with our family group of 9. We enjoyed our complete day and the beautiful sunshine and perfect weather was a bonus. Thank you air milford"..."
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TSS Earnslaw Steamship Cruise from Queenstown
"Being a heavy diesel technician , found very interesting to see the operation of ships engine . Bringing my 2 sons here would be the most memorable ."..."
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Southern Glacier Experience Helicopter Flight from Queenstown
"Great experience! Awesome views and amazing people. Booking was easy and checking in for updates was always met with a friendly and informative response"..."
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Milford Sound Coach and Scenic Cruise with Picnic Lunch from Queenstown
"Coach driver was very informative ,with great sense of humour.Got picked up str8 from Motel and dropped of at same place ."..."
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Half-Day Walter Peak Horse Trek from Queenstown
"Great with kids. The dogs were a welcome addition to the trek. Stunning scenery. Healthy, strong and well-kept horses. Highly recommend."..."
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Premium Milford Sound Small Group Tour, Cruise & Picnic Lunch from Queenstown
"The company was eager to respond enquiries quickly and the tour guide, Kreig, was very friendly and knowledgeable. We had great time with this trip."..."
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Dinner at Walter Peak High Country Farm and Cruise from Queenstown
"Queenstown's number one activity - a must do. Scenery superb, food variety and quality excellent. Earnslaw trip amazing, experience a memorable one. Hospitality outstanding."..."
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Shotover River Extreme Jet Boat Ride in Queenstown, New Zealand
"If you like speed and adrenaline adventure for family, this is what you are looking for. Staff are fantastic, will treat you best customer service."..."
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Milford Sound Scenic Fly-Cruise-Fly departing Queenstown
"THE most incredible views and experience scenic-wise I’ve ever had. Our pilot Elliott, was great: informative, nice. The Cruise was also amazing. Well worth it to pay the extra to fly in thru the mountains!"..."
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Milford Sound Cruise with Optional Bus Tour
"We had the best experience. From the coach ride to the cruise. Our coach rider was the best. The cruise staff were full of fun as well. That's just an addition to the magical sceneries."..."
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Milford Sound Cruise from Queenstown or Te Anau
"A fantastic day out starting from the bus pick up in Te Anau. Breathtaking views all day, the bus driver was fun and informative. The cruise in Milford was spectacular. We loved the whole experience and would recommend it to anyone."..."
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Million Dollar Cruise in Queenstown
"Excellent cruise, highly recommend!! The captain was warm and friendly and very knowledgeable. Loved his commentary. Thanks a million for a great experience! Taupo, NZ"..."
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Small Group, Award Winning, Full Day Milford Sound Experience from Queenstown
"Thanks to our tour guide Andy. Amazing trip . Family enjoyed it a lot. Will definitely come back for another experience."..."
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TSS Earnslaw & Walter Peak Farm Experience with Afternoon Tea
"Great relaxing tour. Everything is not rushed, feels relaxed yet enjoyable. Boarding the vintage ship was a great experience too. Farm tour was fun, got to feed the animals. Afternoon tea also a thumbs up."..."
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35-Minute Alpine Scenic Flight from Queenstown
"Excellent experience. The pilot was very friendly & made the experience that much better. The flight itself was breathtaking and incredible. Highly recommend."..."
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Shotover Canyon Swing
"Awesome! Heart pounding but worth it. They offer a second jump on the spot for only 32 US dollars. No hand held Go Pros. Safety is high priority. Guides are funny but very calming. They double check everything when you're clipped in. Highly recommended. Moose was the best!"..."
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Small-Group Zipline Adventure in Queenstown
"Great guides, very enthusiastic about the conservation and sustainability of the area. Lots of fun had by all"..."

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