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Family Adventures - Queenstown - Rafting for Everyone
Our unique trip takes around about 5.5hrs and is a combination of a sightseeing trip by bus or van (a 45 min drive into Skippers Canyon, one of the most scenic roads in NZ), and raft on the upper Shotover River. The on-river trip is pretty gentle, we are only rafting on grade 1 & 2 rapids. This means that any water that sloshes into the raft, does so without violence or force. In fact, water confidence is not necessary. We do stop along the way on the river and adults and kids who want to, can try the various rock jumps into the river, and swim in the river.
The trip definitely falls into the “soft adventure” category, it is NOT your average SCARY raft trip that you would experience on higher graded sections of the river. This is why our trip is so suitable for groups because there is no physical ability to be able to swim or be brave, so it really is suitable for everyone. We are the only rafting operator in Queenstown who takes children under 13 years on the Shotover River.
Maximum size of groups: 30 people
Suitable for non-English speakers yes/no: We have safety instructions in multiple languages – but only English spoken.
Other information (such as charters etc):
Ulva's Guided Walks - Stewart Island
Name of product: BIRDING BONANZA a birding/wildlife trifecta smorgasbord in one package on Stewart Island: Kiwispotting evening twilight cruise, forest birding on Ulva Island Bird Sanctuary, then pelagic/seabirding ocean trip.
Minimum of two night stay on Stewart Island.
Minimum/maximum size of groups: Minimum 8, Maximum 20 [10x::1x guide ratio]
Suitable for non-English speakers yes/no: Usually. Wildlife/birdlife watching does not require interpretation. We can provide two NZ Birding books translated to the Japanese language
Other information: All land activities held in pest/predator-free environments; Ulva Island Bird Sanctuary as well as Stewart Island kiwispotting area.
Pelagic/seabird activity on comfortable 18m Aurora Charters catamaran
** Packed lunches/food can be arranged? **
For more info on Ulva's Guided Walks, click here.
Welcome Rock Guided Day Walks - Garston - Southland (45 mins South of Queenstown)
Name of product that is suitable for groups: Welcome Rock Trails Guided Day Walks
Minimum/maximum size of groups: Minimum 2 people / Maximum 6 people
Suitable for non-English speakers yes/no: Not Really. As the commentary is in English, some English would be helpful!
Other information: Welcome Rock Trails prides itself on being a premier private hiking and mountain bike trail that offers historical and ecological guidance. Here you will find a hand built trail located within remote, native, high country farmland that is cloaked in stunning scenery. We are easy to get to and you will find us after a quick one hour drive from Queenstown. At Welcome Rock Trails you will find a truly unique Southern pioneering adventure. A day out of Queenstown with our experienced, local guide will enlighten those with a keen sense of adventure, culture, place and preservation.
Queenstown Wine Trail - Queenstown
Name of product(s) that is/are suitable for groups: Queenstown Wine Trail Tours or Designer Days
Minimum/maximum size of groups: 2 – 35pax
Suitable for non-English speakers yes/no: No – but if you have requests for translators we may be able to find one.
SMALL GROUP TOURS:
Vehicles used are late model, Mercedes Sprinter, VW Crafter, Ford Transit, Mercedes Valente.
Original Wine Tour
Departs daily at 1:00pm
Duration: 4.5 hrs
Take this afternoon tour and experience the true flavour of our local pinot noir and other wine varietals at 3 premium vineyards. Enjoy a guided tour through the vines and into New Zealand’s largest underground wine cave. This relaxing tour travels just a short distance from Queenstown where you will be given in-depth wine tastings and presentation at each vineyard.
You do have free time. Plenty of time to unwind and get yourself a winery lunch or sample a selection of local cheeses. Craft beer tasting is also available, or there is an opportunity to substitute wine tasting for beer.
Wine & Food Sampler
Departs daily 1:00pm
Duration: 4.5 hrs
This half day wine and food experience delivers an unforgettable taste of Central Otago’s wine region, showcasing its superb local produce. Your winery lunch consists of several tasting dishes each perfectly matched by the Chief Winemaker and Head Chef, using estate wines and fresh local produce. Enjoy wine tasting and presentations at
3 wineries, generally visiting one larger well-known winery and two boutique style wineries. An underground wine cave tour & tastings gives you inside information about our great wines and the Central Otago wine industry.
Group Tour of 4 to 10 people.
Departs: 10.00 am
Duration: Full day, allow 6 hours
This premium food and wine tour allows you to discover the best of Central Otago's wine regions. Choose from an a la carte lunch menu at Mt Difficulty (or similar) and dine with amazing views over Bannockburn’s dramatic landscape. Our full day food and wine experience allows you to discover the best of Central Otago's wine land. Relax and indulge your senses at 5 wineries of your choice, whether they be in the Gibbston or Bannockburn region.
Vehicles use for private tours: Mercedes Valente- 6 seats or Luxury Sedan Car
Private Wine & Food Tour
Departs on request or at midday
Duration 4 hours (offered daily)
This half day tour is designed for guests to get the most out of this unique food and wine experience with the tour being conducted at their own pace. This tour includes a la carte winery lunch with several different wineries to choose from. We welcome winery requests prior to travel.
Wine tasting and presentations are included at 3 wineries with an underground wine cave tour as an option.
Designer Days is a division of Queenstown Wine Trail, offering customised tours which are
ideal for conference and incentive groups, special interest tours, partner programmes and
team building events.
Tours to suit all personalities, timeframes and budgets
Tours can range from two hours to full days, hosting 2 to 40+ guests. We specialise in the Gibbston Valley, Arrowtown and Central Otago regions. For guests who want to relax and be pampered we will create a combination of leisure activities for you to consider. Designer Days will ensure your clients return home rejuvenated and inspired, with happy memories of the best that Queenstown has to offer.
Contact us with your requirements and we will put together an itinerary and pricing for
you to consider.
Click here for more info on Queenstown Wine Trail.
Vertigo Bikes Private Guided Groups - Queenstown
We have a concession to guide all over the Wakatipu Valley and we are the only Queenstown Company to be licensed to guide (and teach), in the Queenstown Bike Park. We can provide private guides for The Queenstown Cycleway trails. We also have the largest bike fleet in Queenstown and can provide whatever category of MTB hire that you require including Pro Spec DH & Enduro bikes. We also operate our own shuttle to access some unique alpine single track, or provide a bike taxi service for the Queenstown Cycleway Trails.
Mountain Bike School
We also have our own Mountain Bike School, and our qualified PMBI guides/instructors have skills clinics at all levels. Ideally group size is 5 or less riders.
Minimum/maximum size of groups: We have the largest bike fleet in Queenstown and when required we can hire-in bikes from other shops to accommodate groups for more than 80 riders.
We are able to transport large numbers of bikes to a specified location to meet groups who would require their own transport to the meeting point.
Suitable for non-English speakers yes/no: Only English spoken.
Private Guide rates:-
Minimum 2 hours @ $150 incl GST
Subsequent hours @ $65 per hour incl GST
Price is for groups of up to 5 riders.
Minimum 2, maximum 5 per group
$149 per rider
Bike rental and gondola pass are additional cost.
Helibike The Remarkables:-
Minimum number of riders is 5 per group.
Price is $399 per person including GST
Only suitable for experienced intermediate and advance riders.
Giant MTB rental available at all levels from front suspension through to Pro Spec DH & Enduro bikes
Bike Trailer transport available - poa.
Click here for more info on Vertigo Bikes
Hump Ridge Track Guided Walk - Fiordland National Park
All of our products could be ‘group products’ we offer a 10% discount for a group of 8 or more on any package (walking component only). We also can do different days for the prime packages and
guided walks other than Thursdays and Fridays for groups of 8 or more.
Radfords on the Lake - Te Anau Fiordland
Radfords on the Lake is a 5 star Qualmark rated property right on Lake Te Anau.
They were recently awarded: Fiordland Operator of the Year 2015!
14 spacious units, maximum of 40 guests.