Named the ‘Adventure capital of the world’, Queenstown is situated on New Zealand’s South Island. Surrounded by dramatic mountains and positioned on the edge of Lake Wakatipu there is a smorgasbord of outdoor activities whether you want to indulge your inner adventurer or simply relax and enjoy the finer things in life.

Top Things to do in Queenstown
- Hike the Ben Lomond walkway for spectacular 360-degree alpine views over the city of Queenstown

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  1. Subantarctic and Chatham Islands (Milford - Wellington) 15D14N

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    Embark on an adventure like no other to New Zealand’s most remote islands on this unforgettable 15-day expedition cruise to the Subantarctic and Chatham Islands.

    Located south of New Zealand in the remote Southern Ocean, the wild and beautiful Subantarctic Islands are a forgotten paradise. They are home to some of the most abundant and unique wildlife on earth, with many species of birds, plants and invertebrates found nowhere else in the world. These remote islands have UNESCO World Heritage status and the highest protection of any nature reserves in New Zealand.

    Commencing in Queenstown, this immersive cruise aboard the Coral Geographer explores a region of wild landscapes, unique wildlife and forgotten beauty. Each wilderness experience is guided by a knowledgeable expedition team, as you spot rare birds, hike through fields of mega herbs and encounter numerous species of extraordinary albatross. Ten of the world’s albatross species breed in this region, as well as the most diverse range of seabird species anywhere in the world. You will also meet some of the world’s rarest penguins including the iconic Yellow-eyed.

    You will also spend 2 days discovering the remote Chatham Islands, first settled by the Moriori people and now home to small communities that are the first to see the dawn of each new day. Here, we will meet the local people and learn about the astonishing history and nature of these special islands.

    This once-in-a-lifetime expedition cruise includes 14-nights aboard the Coral Geographer on a twin share basis. Catering to 99 passengers, this luxurious vessel is purpose-built to take you closer to unspoilt vistas in comfort, style and safety. Her shallow draught and manoeuvrability allow her to reach some of New Zealand’s most remote and rarely visited coastlines, while her tender vessels enable you to venture even further. She even has 6 bridge deck suites with horizon bathtubs.

    All meals are included onboard. The approach to cuisine is about simplicity and generosity, creating dishes bursting with flavour made from fresh ingredients sourced locally and sustainably wherever possible. Activities and experiences are also included as per the itinerary. An expert crew are at your service at all times.

    Step into a pristine natural world without human intervention on this 15-day expedition cruise aboard the Coral Geographer. This cruise is perfect for those seeking to venture far beyond the beaten track.

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  2. Ultimate Fiordland Expedition 9D8N

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    Cruise the best of Fiordland’s waterways and walk the famous Kepler track on a 9-day ultimate Fiordland expedition. Uncover the pristine natural environment of the Dusky and Doubtful Sounds filled to the brim with breathtaking waterfalls and a myriad of thriving wildlife. Stay in luxury accommodation as you uncover the magic of this world class sightseeing destination.

    You begin your journey in Queenstown, here you will be transferred to Te Anau where you will embark on a section of the Kepler track, one of the ‘Great Walks of New Zealand’. Take a scenic helicopter flight to land on your home for the next few days, the luxury Fiordland Jewel. Cruise the incredible waterways of Fiordland from Preservation Inlet to Doubtful Sound or reverse, exploring historic landing sites and shipwrecks, bird sanctuaries, pristine beaches, cascading waterfalls and more. Enjoy the opportunity to kayak the crisp waters or view the fascinating underwater marine habitat with the boats very own ROV. Disembark in Doubtful Sound and take a bus over Wilmot Pass for a short boat ride over Lake Manapouri before returning to Te Anau to relax at your 5-star accommodation. The final days sees you returning to Queenstown by private transfer.

    On land, you will be staying at the luxury Fiordland Lodge. On water, you’ll be lulled to sleep by the gentle waves each night on board the Fiordland Jewel. This luxury, 24-metre, three-deck catamaran caters to just 18 guests in nine climate-controlled cabins, all with ensuite bathrooms. Soak in the top deck hot tub. Get up close and personal to Fiordland and its picturesque waters using the onboard kayaks and tender boat. View underwater film footage captured with the Remote Operating Vehicle (ROV) and, indulge in a mouth-watering 3-course dinner and full cooked and continental breakfast prepared by the onboard chef. 

    This luxury package includes return transfers from/to Queenstown, transfer from Manapouri to Te Anau, half-day guided Kepler Track walk, all nights aboard the Fiordland on a twin share basis and all meals and activities. It also includes helicopter transfer from Te Anau to the Fiordland Jewel, bus over Wilmot Pass and Boat ride across Lake Manapouri.

    Immerse yourself in the best of Fiordland and hike the Kepler Track, one of the ‘Great Walks of New Zealand’ and cruise the pristine natural beauty of Fiordland’s waterways creating memories for a lifetime.

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  3. Ultimate Luxury South Island Road Trip 8D7N, Self-Drive

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    Discover the very best of New Zealand’s South Island on this ultra-luxe, 8-day, self-drive road trip from Christchurch to Queenstown, including the famous Milford Sound.

    Departing from Christchurch, set out in your included compact SUV to discover majestic landscapes that offer awe and adventure in equal measure. Over eight days, be blown away by lush peninsulas, turquoise lakes, sparkling glaciers, snowcapped mountains and more. Step back in time in Oamaru and explore the country’s oldest public gardens, renowned Victorian architecture and two penguin colonies. Ride horses through the Ahuriri Valley, a dramatic landscape of rugged mountain country, wetlands, tussock lands and beech forest. Get your heart pumping in Queenstown, the adrenaline capital of the Southern Hemisphere. Or, sample world-famous wines in the nearby Gibbston Valley. Cap off your adventure with a 5-star cruise through the breath-taking Milford Sound, New Zealand’s most spectacular natural attraction. This highly adaptable, self-paced itinerary is sure to leave you spellbound!

    At the end of each action-packed day, rest and relax in some of New Zealand’s best super lodges. These ultra-luxe accommodations have been handpicked for their outstanding location, impeccable design, gourmet cuisine and one-of-a-kind activities and experiences. They are owned and operated by people who share a deep love and knowledge of their surroundings and a dedication to ensuring you have the holiday experience of a lifetime

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    This ultra-luxe package includes accommodation and exclusive experiences at New Zealand’s famous super lodges in Oamaru, the Ahuriri Valley and Queenstown, as well as a 5-star cruise in the famous Milford Sound.

    Treat yourself to the ultimate South Island experience on this ultra-luxe, 8-day self-drive road trip from Christchurch to Queenstown. You deserve the very best!

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  4. Ultimate Scenic South Island Road Trip, self-drive

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    Discover New Zealand’s most epic natural scenery with this luxury 12-day, self-drive road trip showcasing the South Island’s must-see sights.

    Departing from Christchurch, board the Tranzalpine to Greymouth and experience one of the world’s best inland rail journeys before picking up your hire car. From a helicopter, take in jaw-dropping aerial views of Franz Josef Glacier. Cruise Lake Wanaka and discover rare birds and a secret lake. Get your heart pounding in Queenstown, the adventure capital of the Southern Hemisphere, with hundreds of outdoor activities to choose from including jetboating, bungy jumping, mountain biking and more. Walk and cruise the Milford Sound and be transported to a fantastical world of crystalline fiords and snow-capped mountains. Drive the Scenic Southern Route – one of the world’s most scenic drives – and explore the southern cities of Invercargill and Dunedin. Traverse Hooker Valley and Aoraki Mount Cook and marvel at some of the world’s darkest, most star-filled skies.

    This incredible 12-day, self-drive road trip is offered at two price points: -4-star “best” staying at some of the South Island’s best 4-star hotels.-4-5-star “luxury” staying at a mix of 4 and 5-star hotels and lodges, for those seeking a little more luxury.

    Both versions of the road trip include 11-nights in handpicked accommodations throughout the South Island. A hire car is included for the duration of the trip. Selected meals, activities and experiences are also included.

    Be swept away by the natural beauty of New Zealand on the Ultimate Scenic South Island Road Trip.

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  5. North To South Grand Traverse 17D16N, Self-Drive

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    Traverse New Zealand from North to South on this action-packed 17-day self-drive road trip showcasing the country’s best active experiences including 3 of the Great Walks.

    Tucked away at the bottom of the world, New Zealand is a country of stunning and diverse natural beauty: tropical beaches, snow-capped mountains, sparkling fiords, raging rivers and active volcano zones. For the outdoor enthusiast, keen on hiking, biking, paddling and more, New Zealand has no shortage of things to see and do. Home of the Great Walks (known to be some of the best hikes in the world) and many other day and multiday hikes, you could spend months trying to see it all. Luckily for you, this road trip leaves no stone unturned on an epic journey from north to south.

    Departing from Auckland, hit the road to tick off New Zealand’s best active experiences. Drive New Zealand’s most scenic roads including Buller Gorge, the Crown Range and Milford Road. Discover dramatic landscapes, magnificent wilderness and stunning wildlife on New Zealand’s Great Walks including the Tongariro Northern Circuit, the Abel Tasman Coast Track and the Routeburn Track. Uncover beautiful beaches and twinkling bays on the Coromandel Coastal Walk and a geothermal wonderland in the Waimangu Volcanic Valley. Follow the path of Captain James Cook on the Queen Charlotte Track and heli hike to the top of the Franz Josef Glacier. You will also have the opportunity to cruise Lake Wanaka and the magnificent Milford Sound, and explore diverse cities and towns including Wellington, Queenstown, Dunedin and Christchurch at your own pace.

    This exhilarating 17-day active and nature-focused self-drive package includes 16-nights’ boutique hotel accommodation on a twin share basis. At the end of each fun-filled day, you will sleep in comfort and have access to luxurious facilities and amenities including swimming pools, plunge pools and spas. Seventeen days full size car rental is included as well as activities and sightseeings as specified in the itinerary. Daily breakfast provided.

    Get the most out of your trip to New Zealand, with this 17-day self-drive road trip. The beautiful landscapes and thrilling activities will stay with you.

    This tour is eligible to earn ONLYLUXE reward points

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  6. North To South Ultimate Traverse 22D21N, Self-Drive

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    Do and see it all on the ultimate New Zealand road trip, a 22-day odyssey from the Bay of Islands to the Southern Alps. This once-in-a-lifetime adventure showcases the country’s best active experiences including 3 of the Great Walks.

    Tucked away at the bottom of the world, New Zealand is a country of stunning and diverse natural beauty: tropical beaches, snow-capped mountains, sparkling fiords, raging rivers and active volcano zones. For the outdoor enthusiast, keen on hiking, biking, paddling and more, New Zealand has no shortage of things to see and do. Home of the Great Walks (known to be some of the best hikes in the world) and many other day and multiday hikes, you could spend months trying to see it all. Luckily for you, this road trip leaves no stone unturned on an epic journey from north to south.

    Departing from Auckland, hit the road to tick off New Zealand’s best active experiences. Drive New Zealand’s most scenic roads including Buller Gorge, the Crown Range and Milford Road. Discover dramatic landscapes, magnificent wilderness and stunning wildlife on New Zealand’s Great Walks including the Tongariro Northern Circuit, the Abel Tasman Coast Track and the Routeburn Track. Uncover beautiful beaches and twinkling bays on in the Bay of Islands and Coromandel, and a geothermal wonderland in the Waimangu Volcanic Valley. Follow the path of Captain James Cook on the Queen Charlotte Track, heli hike to the top of the Franz Josef Glacier and bask in the brooding shadow of Mount Cook (Aoraki), New Zealand’s tallest mountain. You will also have the opportunity to cruise Lake Wanaka and the magnificent Milford Sound, and explore diverse cities and towns including Wellington, Queenstown, Dunedin and Christchurch at your own pace.

    This action-packed 22-day active and nature-focused self-drive package includes 21-nights’ boutique hotel accommodation on a twin share basis. At the end of each fun-filled day, you will sleep in comfort and have access to luxurious facilities and amenities including swimming pools, plunge pools and spas. Twenty-two days full size car rental is included as well as activities and sightseeings as specified in the itinerary. Daily breakfast provided.

    Do New Zealand – and do it right – on this thrilling 22-day self-drive road trip from North to South. The diverse landscapes and exciting experiences will capture your heart.

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  7. South Island Bike 'n' Hike 12D11N, Self-Drive

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    Bike and hike the best of the South Island on this action-packed 12-day self-drive road trip including the Alps To Ocean, Roxburgh Gorge, Otago Central Rail Trail, Routeburn Track, Queenstown Trail, Rob Roy Glacier and Hooker Valley.

    Tucked away at the bottom of the world, New Zealand is a country of stunning and diverse natural beauty: snow-capped mountains, sparkling fiords, shimmering lakes, lush rainforests, fast-moving glaciers and more. For the outdoor enthusiast, keen on hiking and biking, the North Island New Zealand has no shortage of things to see and do. Home of the Great Walks and Rides (known to be some of the best hikes and rides in the world) and many other exciting activities, you could spend months trying to see it all. Luckily for you, this road trip offers the best of the South Island on two feet – and two wheels! 

    Departing from Christchurch, hit the road to see and experience the splendor of the South Island. Stretch the laces on your hiking boots in Mount Aspiring National Park and the Mount Cook region, home to unforgettable walks including the Routeburn, Rob Roy Glacier and Hooker Valley Tracks. Cycle the South Island’s Great Rides including the Alps To Ocean, Roxburgh Gorge, Otago Central Rail Trail and Queenstown Trail. Along the way, you will also have the opportunity to explore vibrant cities and towns, and learn about New Zealand’s fascinating pioneering and gold mining history.

    This thrilling 12-day hiking- and biking-focused self-drive package includes 11-nights’ boutique hotel accommodation on a twin share basis. At the end of each fun-filled day, you will sleep in comfort and have access to luxurious facilities and amenities including swimming pools and spas. Twelve days full size car rental is included as well as activities and sightseeing as specified in the itinerary. Daily breakfast and some meals provided.

    Embrace the great outdoors on this exhilarating 12-day self-drive road trip. This package is perfect for active couples and families seeking the South Island’s ultimate hiking and biking experiences .

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  8. Luxury South Island Golf Trail 11D10N, Self-Drive

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    Take on the South Island’s best golf courses on this luxury, 11-day self-drive road trip featuring the world-famous Terrace Downs, Millbrook, Jack’s Point and Clearwater courses.

    New Zealand and golf have a long history. Scottish immigrants introduced the game in the 19th century and their links-style courses still thrive today. These courses are set in incredible locations – the South Island’s landscapes range from snow-capped mountains and endless plains to shimmering lakes and fast-moving glaciers. This road trip will take you on an unforgettable scenic golfing journey.

    Departing from Christchurch, hit the road to play the South Island’s best golf courses. Head inland to Windwhistle to take on Terrance Downs, in the heart of the brilliant Canterbury high country. Head south to Queenstown, where you will play Millbrook and Jack’s Point among the towering Southern Alps. Your journey culminates in Christchurch, where you’ll tee off at Clearwater, with its glistening spring-fed lakes and trout-filled streams. Here, you’ll be walking in the footsteps golfing legends including Jason Dufner, Bubba Watson, Jason Day.

    When you’re not golfing, you’ll have ample to explore diverse cities and towns at your own pace. Highlights include exploring Mount Cook (Aoraki) National Park, travelling aboard the Tranzalpine (one of the world’s great rail journeys), and getting to know the vibrant alpine resort towns of Queenstown, Wanaka and Franz Josef. You’ll also have the opportunity to drive some of New Zealand’s best roads including the Crown Range and wild West Coast.

    This 11-day self-drive golfing adventure includes 10-nights’ boutique hotel accommodation on a twin share basis. At the end of each fun-filled day, you will sleep in comfort and have access to luxurious facilities and amenities including swimming pools, plunge pools and spas. Nine days full size car rental is included as well as activities and sightseeings as specified in the itinerary. Daily breakfast provided.

    Create lasting memories on the South Island’s best golf courses with this luxury 11-day golfing package. Come for the golf and stay for the exquisite food and wine, adventure activities, quiet nature and seamless hospitality.

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  9. South Island Nature Trail 10D9N, Self-Drive

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    Follow the path of the kiwi on this immersive 10-day self-drive road trip showcasing the South Island’s best nature and wildlife experiences including Stewart Island and Doubtful Sound.

    Tucked away at the bottom of the world, New Zealand is a country of natural spectacles and unique wildlife encounters. It is one of the few places in the world where, within the space of one day, you can experience mountain vistas, ancient forests, volcanic landscapes and stunning coastline – all while spotting wildlife found nowhere else on Earth. The South Island is especially breathtaking as the home of the Te Wahipounamu UNESCO World Heritage Area. Located in the South Island’s southwest, this 2.6-million-hectare area is one of the greatest natural areas in the world, containing rocks, plants and animals dating back 80 million years to a time when New Zealand was part of the ancient super continent Gondwana.

    Departing from Christchurch, hit the road to tick off the South Island’s best natural and wildlife experiences. Drive one of the top 10 drives in the world, the Southern Scenic Route. Tour the Otago Peninsula and see the world’s rarest penguin, the Yellow-eyed Penguin, in its natural habitat. Venture over to Stewart Island and Ulva Island and hunt for the elusive kiwi. Spend a night on Doubtful Sound and discover a haven for dolphins, fur seals and even larger whales. You will also have ample time to explore diverse cities and towns including Christchurch, Dunedin, Invercargill and Queenstown.

    This breathtaking 10-day nature- and wildlife-focused self-drive package includes 9-nights’ boutique hotel accommodation on a twin share basis. At the end of each fun-filled day, you will sleep in comfort and have access to luxurious facilities and amenities including swimming pools, plunge pools and spas. Ten days full size car rental is included as well as activities and sightseeings as specified in the itinerary. Daily breakfast provided.

    Embrace the great outdoors on this unforgettable 10-day self-drive road trip of the South Island. The natural beauty and wildlife will inspire you.

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  10. Queenstown Trail Luxury Bike, Vine & Dine 3D2N

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    Discover the stunning natural beauty of New Zealand’s most popular Great Ride the Queenstown Trail on this full-supported, luxury cycling holiday that includes one of the country’s best wine regions: the Gibbston Valley.

    Departing from Queenstown, ease into your adventure along the Frankton Track and Kelvin Peninsula Trail, taking in the crystal-clear waters of Lake Wakatipu and the Frankton Arm. Breathe in the thyme-scented air along the Twin Rivers Trail and enjoy a lazy circuit of Lake Hayes, where the Remarkables mountain range can be seen above and reflected in the near-perfect mirror of the lake. Cycle to Gibbston via Arrowtown and discover a historic goldrush town lined with tiny miners’ cottages, house shops, galleries, bars and restaurants – not one from an international chain. Immerse yourself in New Zealand’s “Valley of the Vines” and indulge in a 5-star culinary experience complete with world-class wines.

    In the evenings, relax and unwind in your handpicked, 5-star accommodation at one of the Gibbston Valley’s best lodge and spas. Retreat to your gorgeous villa and sip world-class local wines overlooking the vineyards. Pamper yourself with body treatments, luxury facials and signature spa packages such as “vinotherapy”, which uses different parts of the grape and vine to benefit the skin.

    Included in this 3-day, fully catered cycling adventure is 2 nights’ in 5-star accommodation on a twin share basis. All cycling equipment – trail bike, helmet, panniers repair kit and odometer – is provided along with driver-guide for on road support. Return transfers from Queenstown are also included.

    Vine and dine your way across Queenstown on this luxury cycling holiday and tick off one of New Zealand’s best rides.

    Dates or itinerary don't fit? We are specialising in bespoke "tailor-made" luxury or private journeys. Please contact us for a "tailor-made" itinerary for your perfect adventure.

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    Discover the stunning natural beauty of New Zealand’s most popular Great Ride the Queenstown Trail on this full-supported, luxury cycling holiday that includes ...
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