Group Products


This new page combines all products that are suitable for GROUPS of the Smartourism members. So if you have clients that are interested in these products, it's all right here on this page!

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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):

  • We offer private half day charters @ $1.500 +GST, plus $179 per adult or $120 per child including GST. Full day private charter - $2,000+ GST, plus $320per person
  • Lunch options at a range of prices are available.
  • Team building exercises and low ropes course is also available at additional cost.
  • Helicopter in/out options available.

For more information on Family Adventures, click here.


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.


Chalet Queenstown Boutique Accommodation

 

Name of Product: Exclusive Use

Minimum/Maximum size of Group:  10 - 15 people

Rates:
1 May to 21 June:  $895/night for 10 guests, $65 per person extra.  3 night minimum stay
22 June to 30 September: $1,095/might for 10 guests, $65 per person extra. 5 night minimum stay
1 October to 30 April: $1,500/night for 10 guests, $65 per person extra.  3 night minimum stay

Inclusions:  Daily service of the entire chalet including cleaning of dishes used, free parking, free WiFi and free ski locker, full use of kitchen and laundry, seasonal decorations, portacots and high chairs available

 

Suitable for:
We have found this product ideal for clubs – booking clubs, skiing groups, birthday gatherings, milestone events, pre wedding gathering for bridal parties and their guests, Christmas family gatherings, educational retreats, trekking groups, who want to self cater.
Suitable for non English Speakers.

For more info on Chalet Queenstown, 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.

Click here for more info on Welcome Rock Trails.


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.
Other information:

Designer Days
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.

  • Best kept secrets of Queenstown
  • Hosted private garden walks
  • Day spa relaxation
  • Shopping and sightseeing in the historic township of Arrowtown
  • Jetboat or helicopter transfers
  • Wine tasting, winery lunches or dinners.
  • Cheese tasting or wine and chocolate tasting.
  • Meeting local artists in their studios or private galleries
  • Architectural tours

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.


Trail Journeys - Clyde - Central Otago

 

NOTE: any of Trail Journeys' products can really be group products as we can cater for groups of any size (recently we had a group of 60!) Here are some examples of group guided tours:

 

Name of product:  Mountain to Sea 4 Day Guided Tour
Minimum/maximum size of groups: minimum 6, maximum 10
Suitable for non-English speakers yes/no:  no 
Other information All inclusive 4 day/3 night guided tour with own local tour guide and support vehicle on the famous Otago Central Rail Trail. (Ex Queenstown).  Package includes bike hire, transport from Queenstown to Clyde, luggage transfers, tour guide and support vehicle, meals on the trail, 3 nights accommodation, Taieri Gorge Train to Dunedin on the final day or a bus back to Queenstown.

Name of product:  5 Day Executive Tour
Minimum/maximum size of groups: minimum 2 (no maximum – just as long as accommodation is available)
Suitable for non-English speakers yes/no:  no 
Other information: 5 Day – 4 Night Independent Tour on the Otago Central Rail Trail (Ex Queenstown).  Package includes bike hire, transport from Queenstown to Clyde, luggage transfers, 4x breakfast, 4 nights accommodation, a rental car at Wedderburn and curling in Naseby, the Taieri Gorge Train to Dunedin on the final day or a bus back to Queenstown.

Name of product:  1 Day Taste the Trail ex Clyde or ex Queenstown
Minimum/maximum size of groups: minimum 2 (no maximum)
Suitable for non-English speakers yes/no:  no 
Other information: Transport from Clyde to Auripo to start cycling back to Clyde. Cycle through the lovely, scenic Poolburn Gorge Section which includes tunnels, impressive viaducts and bridges.  This package includes transport from Clyde to Auripo, bike hire, pick up at Chatto Creek or Alexandra if required as well as snacks and lunch on the trail.  If on the ex Queenstown package then transport to and from Queenstown is also included.

Name of product:  1 Day Taste the Trail ex Dunedin
Minimum/maximum size of groups: minimum 2 (no maximum)
Suitable for non-English speakers yes/no:  no 
Other information: Transport from Dunedin to Ranfurly by bus to start cycling from Ranfurly to Hyde on the Otago Central Rail Trail. Cycle through the lovely scenic Daisybank/Tiroiti section of the trail which includes tunnels, viaducts and bridges and then the Taieri Gorge Train to Dunedin.  This package includes bus transport Dunedin to Ranfurly, bike hire, pick up at Hyde once you have finished cycling and transport through to Pukerangi to link in with the Taieri Gorge Train to Dunedin, train ticket to Dunedin and lunch and snacks on the trail.

Click here for more info on Trail Journeys.


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.

Other information:
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.

Skills Clinics:-
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


Bird & History Eco tour of the Wairau Lagoon by Kayak - Blenheim, Marlborough


Name of product: Bird & history eco tour of the Wairau Lagoon by kayak
Minimum/maximum size of groups: 8
Suitable for non-English speakers yes/no: No although we can take people to whom English is a second language.
Other information: See our list of departure times on our page


For more info on Driftwood Eco Tours, click here!


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.

For more detailed information on the Hump Ridge Track, click here!


Fiordland Helicopters - Kepler Adventures


Name of product: The Kepler Adventure- Fantastic family activity safe & suitable for a wide range of ages. 

For years now, we've been looking for the perfect combination of flying, jetboating, hiking & chatting with the locals.  We think we've found it!  Here is your opportunity  to explore this unique part of New Zealand's World Heritage status Fiordland National Park...  The Kepler Mountains - from the foothills to the mountaintops. 
The whole adventure is friendly, guided and leisurely.   All transfers included.  Allow 5-7 hours .  $550 per person
 
Minimum/maximum size of groups: Minumum 2, Maximum 8
Suitable for non-English speakers yes/no: Yes
Other information (such as charters etc):  We have a wide variety of other flights which offer your group a unique, once in a lifetime opportunity to explore Fiordland National Park, including Doubtful Sound, Dusky Sound and Milford Sound. 

For more information on Fiordland Helicopters, click here.


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.

For more information on Radfords on the Lake, click here.