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Arrowtown & Wanaka Historic Tour

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Remarkable Scenic Tours

Arrowtown & Wanaka Historic Tour


  • Take in gorgeous scenic sights
  • Tour the historic Wanaka restored villages
  • Visit one of New Zealand's oldest pubs; the Cardrona Hotel

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!

What's Included?

  • 6 Hour Tour
  • Pick up and drop off central Queenstown
  • Afternoon drink - beer or soft drink at Cardrona Hotel
  • Knowledgable tour guide
  • Small Group
  • 8 photo stops

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.

Session Length

  • Drop off time can be up to 30 minutes past scheduled finish time
  • This tour operates daily between 10.40am (midday) and 5pm


No children under 6 years old.


You must provide ID to drink beer at the Cardrona Hotel if you are under the age of 25.


  • Change your booking up to 7 days before the start time of your experience
  • Changes are not permitted within 7 days of your experience
  • Late arrivals or no shows may result in you forfeiting your experience

Numbers on the Day

There will be approx 10 per group.

Dress Code

It is recommended to bring warm cloths and a rain coat, depending on the weather.

This experience is located in Queenstown, New Zealand.

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