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Discover the gorgeous scenic wonders of the Wanaka region and be blown away by the picture perfect mountains, restored villages and world famous Reflection Tree. Your knowledgable guide will show you the best photo opportunities, have a beer in Cardrona Hotel and enjoy free time to explore!
You tour begins with pick up from your accommodation and the you'll drive to the charming Arrowtown. You'll walk among tiny restored cottages and become enchanted with the historic buildings of this town that was the site of the Gold Rush in 1860s.
You'll also make your way to Wanaka; a gorgeous town that has made a name for itself as a trendy eco resort town. Historically, Wanaka was use by the Maori people as a pathway to greenstone sites and later by goldminers for accommodation; it is surrounded by majestic mountains and giant glaciers. It's also the home of the Reflection Tree - a natural wonder that makes for a perfect photo! After this, you'll have an hour to wander around Wanaka; have lunch at a cafe, browse the local shops and take in the scenic views.
On the way back you'll be taken the Crown Range route, this is the highest sealed road of New Zealand and is usually covered with snow in winter and boasts some incredible viewing platforms. You will stretch your legs at these points and be able to get some spectacular photos.
The last stop on the tour is the iconic Cardrona Hotel. One of New Zealand's oldest hotels and one of the most photographed buildings in the area, the Cardrona offers up a rustic, old-fashioned feel and so it should, it was built in 1863 at the height of the Gold Rush. You'll receive your complimentary beer or soft drink (you choose) to enjoy in the beer garden or before the fire, before the last little bit of your drive back to your hotel.
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There will be approx 10 per group.
It is recommended to bring warm cloths and a rain coat, depending on the weather.
This experience is located in Queenstown, New Zealand.