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This special tour takes you from your accommodation in Queenstown out through the beautiful Speargrass flats and picturesque Millbrook area. Then on to historic Arrowtown with its old mining town buildings presented in the most charming setting. The cameras will be clicking.
From here we travel down the Kawarau Gorge road with views both sides of the river gorge mixed with a host of leading wineries nestled in the valley floor. At the Eastern end of the gorge we visit the old town of Cromwell on the shores of Lake Dunstan. Parts of the town have been submerged under the new lake and we take you to the historic remains at the lakes edge.
The tour then has a leisurely drive up through the Luggate Valley with its varied rural landscape of orchards and traditional New Zealand farming scenery on our way to Wanaka. Lunch spots abound beside the lake. Lunch is your care at any of the lake front establishments. We call this the circle tour because after lunch the route circles around back towards Queenstown except on the return leg we travel up the Cardrona valley. The countryside becomes rugged and steep with old buildings dating back to the gold mining days. Next stop is Cardrona with its classic historic hotel set nestled in the alpine landscape. We will stop here and you can sample life from years gone, or sample the beer and wine, or both. More great photo opportunities here.
Visit Lakes Dunstan and Wanaka. A delightful lunch in the Historic surrounds of old Cromwell Town is included in the fare.
We will travel through the famous Central Otago wine growing area with many opportunities to stop, taste and purchase . This can be a group decision on the day.
On up the valley to the top of the Crown Range. The road is high up here and in the winter we are up in the snow. “Please stop driver, we want more photos”. The view from here is special, you can see far below down the valley towards Queenstown and Lake Wakatipu. Don’t forget that camera. Its all downhill from here. Down the famous Crown Range Road with your skilled driver and back across the river valley past Lake Hayes and back to your hotel. We know you will have enjoyed our special Circle Tour.
$190.00 per person. Lunch and wine samples at own cost.
10.00AM to 4.30PM Or other times by arrangement