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Arrowtown and Wanaka Half Day Tour

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Overview

This Arrowtown and Wanaka Half Day Tour from Queenstown takes you to Arrowtown, a historic site that first attracted European gold prospectors to New Zealand in the 1860’s. They were followed by 5,000 Chinese who were welcomed to take their chances amongst what the Europeans left behind. The Chinese built a settlement that has been restored in the form of tiny cottages. Wander around them and stroll down the main street of this charming little town dotted with historic buildings that evoke a feeling of walking in a movie set.

Wanaka

Wanaka was first used by Maori as a pathway to greenstone sites. The goldminers came later, and with the Cardrona claims nearby, used Wanaka for accommodation. Surrounded by majestic mountains and vast expanses of glaciers, Wanaka has been transformed into a lifestyle reserve teeming with family adventure, eco-tours, recreational trails and ski fields close by. A much-photographed curiosity is the Reflection Tree that grows within the lake. We will guide you there to see why it’s a photographer’s favourite whatever the season.

Enjoy one hour of free time to explore Wanaka. You may choose to browse the shops, treat yourself with ice cream by the lake, or take a stroll along the lake path. It’s all up to you. We suggest you take an easy lunch from one of the cafés close by to take advantage of the views.

The Crown Range

Returning to Queenstown, we drive on the Crown Range road, the highest sealed road in New Zealand. Covered in snow in winter, it nonetheless offers a handful of commanding viewing platforms from where you can step out, admire and photograph the magnificent landscape spreading out before you.

Arrowtown and Wanaka Half Day Tour

Arrowtown and Wanaka Half Day Tour

Arrowtown and Wanaka Half Day Tour

Arrowtown and Wanaka Half Day Tour

Arrowtown and Wanaka Half Day Tour

Arrowtown and Wanaka Half Day Tour

Arrowtown and Wanaka Half Day Tour

Arrowtown and Wanaka Half Day Tour

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