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Glenorchy Kiwi Special Tour
4.5

Glenorchy Kiwi Special Tour

By Queenstown Expeditions
Recommended by 94% of travelers
94% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
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Ages 0-99, max of 19 per group
Duration: 4h
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Live guide: English
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Audio guide: Chinese, English, Spanish
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  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Story telling system offered, from Maori mythology to unique information and stories
  • Driver commentary provided
  • Luxury Small Group Vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Glenorchy-Queenstown Road
  • Entry/Admission - Bennets Bluff Lookout
What's not included
  • Lunch
  • Coffee and/or Tea


Start:
  • Athol Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
    Athol Street Bus Stop is located in Central Queenstown
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 61513P5

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 19 travelers

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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    Itinerary
    • You'll start at
      Athol Street
      Athol Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
      Athol Street Bus Stop is located in Central Queenstown
      See address & details
    • 1
      Queenstown
      Stop: 55 minutes
      See details
    • 2
      Glenorchy-Queenstown Road
      Stop: 55 minutes - Admission included
      See details
    • 3
      Glenorchy
      Stop: 2 hours
      See details
      Pass by
      Glenorchy-Queenstown Road
    • You'll return to the starting point
    About the operator
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    • Queenstown Expeditions
      63
      Queenstown, New Zealand
      Joined in February 2018
    • Travellingisliving83
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fun way to spend a morning, driver guide was new, but very friendly and fun. Gorgeous scenery
      My friend and I thoroughly enjoyed our almost "private" tour with the driver guide. Sadly I can't remember his name, but he was originally from Argentina, really very nice gentleman and looked after us so well. He was right on time with pick up, and was really flexible when we wanted to stay a little longer at a couple of places, and we still got back to Queenstown on time. The only thing I didn't love about the tour was having to put headphones on to listen to commentary, I'd rather just hear it from the guide, but the commentary we did hear was very interesting though and we didn't have any tech issues. The stops were lovely, the scenery was spectacular and we really enjoyed our morning with the guide. We were lucky to have a spectacular sunny day too. I would have loved to have seen a sheep shearing demo but they weren't doing them that day. My friend and I loved the time at the end at the farm feeding the animals. Very cute and lots of laughing when the sheep kept following us for food when we had run out and kept headbutting us on the backside. This was the very first tour my friend and I did on our 4 week NZ trip and it was very memorable. Thank you for what you do and your wonderful customer service. We really enjoyed ourselves.
      Written January 25, 2024
    • rachiemar
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Good and Fun with Wine
      This wine tour was incredible. It was one of our favorite days of our ten day trip. We were able to visit 4 wineries and enjoyed some wonderful local wines.
      Written August 24, 2023
    • alisonbD1235NG
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great tour
      We had a wonderful day exploring many wineries in the area. Nigel was an excellent driver and had a wealth of knowledge which he was happy to share with us.
      Written August 7, 2023
    • G5098HAlead
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Winery Tour with Nigel
      Nigel was such an amazing guide and driver for the day! We got picked up promptly at the pickup site in town, and because it was just my partner and I Nigel accommodated where we wanted to go with a few scenic stops along the way. He told us some great facts about QT history, and just had great chats in general. Would highly recommend!!
      Written July 20, 2023
    • Chardnuts
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      The best wine tour ever.
      A great service, delivered with panache. Sam the driver was outstanding. Very knowledgeable, had the right friendly but I’m in charge balance. Very accomodating. The concept of a drop off and pick up schedule worked really well.
      Written May 16, 2023
    • 937evag
      0 contributions
      3.0 of 5 bubbles
      Nice but not VIP
      Had a quite lovely day exploring the wine region. Most wineries were nice and interesting. Wouldn’t say this is a VIP experience. The driver didn’t really know about the wineries so it was difficult to choose. More information than just a timetable would have been helpful. Also asked them for a recommendation for a lunch reservation at booking but didn’t receive an answer. Positive; fewer people and nicer car than the other tours. Most tastings are 15$. So for 2 people you have to add another 120$.
      Written January 9, 2023
    • PAMCC1
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great scenery and a pleasant morning
      Great trip to view the lake and Glenorchy as well as some lord of the rigs sites, nice guide in 12 seater bus, but played her music a little loud whilst driving Fantastic scenery
      Written January 2, 2023
    • ipshita24_
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Beautiful!
      Amazing half day tour! Glenorchy and Paradise are so beautiful with breathtaking views at every moment. Our tour guide, Dave was super knowledgeable and friendly throughout with a bit of sense of humour as well! Totally worth it AAA+++
      Written January 1, 2023
    • ausafv2015
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Good Half-Day Trip
      The service vehicle is good and the guide is friendly. Glenorchy is a beautiful place to visit and this half-day slow paced tour is perfect as they give you ample time on your own to explore.
      Written November 21, 2022
    • JoanieM620
      0 contributions
      3.0 of 5 bubbles
      Worthwhile, but not as special as I thought it would be
      The day was nice, but it didn't match the description provided by the Travel Agent. We went to a farm to watch sheep sheering, but it was a video, not a live demonstration. We were supposed to meet and feed farm animals, but they were all in pens near the building and we simply walked a path through all the adjacent pens. We were given GPS-activated headsets for stories and commentary, but almost half of them didn't work, so the driver was constantly stopping to see if he could find ones that worked. The vehicle was supposed to be an all terrain van with glass roof to give us the best views of the mountains and lake... no glass roof, no all terrain feature which was disappointing. The driver/tour guide was excellent, though. He provided great commentary, stopped at interesting spots for photos and to allow us to walk around a little. I guess I would have given this a higher rating if I didn't have greater expectations because of the description we were given of what the tour was supposed to be.
      Written November 18, 2022
    • J P
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Well worth going
      Great information and nice-paced: there was enough time at each stop to not feel rushed. We were upgraded to this Tour as ours had insufficient attendees. Several interesting stops along the way, with the Glenorchy Animal Experience particularly enjoyed. Very knowledgeable Guide who was easy to talk with.
      Written November 14, 2022
    • Shayne H
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      A morning well spent. Seeing the local sites and enjoying some cultural history.
      An excellent tour. The guide was very knowledgeable and supplemented the tour commentary with good local insight. It was a nice mix of Cultural Heritage and Natural Heritage. The stop at the gold mining museum was fantastic, we were given the history of the local gold industry from a person involved directly in mining. The old but still working equipment displays were great to see and we then spent some time panning for gold after some good instruction. Highly Recommended.
      Written October 18, 2022
    • isaham3
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fantastic
      Great value for money. Our driver was awesome and gave us great tips for wineries and a great overview of the history of the region. Definitely recommend!
      Written July 25, 2022
    • Rosiepaul1609
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      A great experience
      Myself and 8 friends had a lovely day touring the wineries. Our driver Euan was informative and friendly. We stopped off at Amisfield, then arrow town for lunch followed by Gibbston Valley and Kinross. A great way to be able to explore the wineries without having to worry about a sober driver.
      Written July 4, 2022
    • ChantelC152
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Wonderful experience!
      Euan is an excellent driver and guide! The experience was fun while feeding animals. We also got to see very beautiful views.
      Written June 29, 2022
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    lvm977
    Tararua District, New Zealand1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    May 2021 • Family
    We had a great day on the Glenorchy Tour, we had a infant with us, and while booking and traveling they were nothing but accommodating.
    The journey was both informative and relaxing. Friendly service, would highly recommend.
    I hope this company survive what’s happening to their industry, wondering experience all round.
    Written May 23, 2021
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    We are thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed your day with us in Glenorchy. All the best, from the Team at Queenstown Expeditions:)
    Written May 24, 2021
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    Lora
    Saint Paul, MN37 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Apr 2023 • Solo
    Picked up promptly at the designated time and location. Appreciated the small size of the group. Our driver had a quirky/ odd sense of humor (it has to be difficult trying to entertain a variety of people) which may have been lost on a group of people who don’t speak English as a primary language. He did offer some historical information and pointed out places of interest. We made one stop for photos on our way to Glenorchy. Had a couple hours of free time to wander and efficient return home. This is a very hands off trip. Essentially you are getting a ride, which is primarily what I was looking for!
    Written April 3, 2023
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    sunshinesam2015
    Auckland Central, New Zealand20 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This trip was so lush, beautiful air conditioned travel in great seats and only 4 of us on the trip! So grateful they didn’t shuffle it rebook us and we still got to go. The driver has great facts and there’s gps triggered audio commentary too. In Glenorchy you can get a bite, tour the wharf and see the original library and foundations of early buildings or do a loop walk. We relaxed and took lots of pics and enjoyed the glimpse into rural life
    Written January 3, 2022
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    Thank you for this lovely review of your tour to Glenorchy. Our Kiwi special tour is a must for visiting Glenorchy and wishing to experience unique history of this area. Thank you for travelling with us, we are a small family run business. All the best from the Team at Queenstown Expeditions :)
    Written April 17, 2022
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    Stacie R
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Apr 2021 • Couples
    Very informative and friendly staff. Beautiful scenery and a comfortable coach. Great views! Our tour guide definitely made the experience unique and answered all our questions. We were very happy.
    Written April 19, 2021
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    Thank you for taking the time to give us this great review. Awesome to hear how much you enjoyed your tour with us at Queenstown Expeditions. All the best, from the Team at Queenstown Expeditions :)
    Written April 19, 2021
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    Mannat D
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nov 2020 • Friends
    Great tour especially for the price! The driver was very informative and educational. There is a decent stopover time at Glenorchy and the view during the journey to and from Glenorchy was outstanding! Thank you we had a great time :)
    Highly recommend!
    Written November 23, 2020
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    So cool to hear you loved your journey with us to Glenorchy. Such an epic place to spend time and explore with us. Our guides are fantastic and we are pleased to read these comments of our Glenorchy Kiwi Special Tour. From the Team at Queenstown Expeditions
    Written November 23, 2020
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    Riverslea
    Hamilton, New Zealand30 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nov 2020
    Glenorchy Kiwi Special 4 hr Tour for $49 offered good value for visitors wanting to simply enjoy the magnificent scenery along Lake Wakatipu and 2 hours at leisure in Glenorchy. The 4WD luxury vehicle with glass roof was extremely comfortable and our driver MORGAN was very accommodating and even dropped us at our hotel at the end of the tour.
    Written November 19, 2020
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    Thank you for your awesome review! Great to hear you enjoyed our Glenorchy Kiwi Special with Morgan. He's a true local and one of the best guides in Queenstown. From the Team at Queenstown Expeditions :)
    Written November 23, 2020
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    Sophie H
    1 contribution
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nov 2023 • Solo
    The trip was great and the views were amazing. It was nice to visit Glenorchy again and have our own free time to explore!
    Written December 8, 2023
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    Hi Sophie Thank you for giving us a nice review, we are thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed our tour to Glenorchy. Thank you, from the Team at Queenstown Expeditions:)
    Written January 8, 2024
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    Mercedes C
    1 contribution
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nov 2023 • Solo
    The views were amazing. Short though. The tour guide was very helpful. One disappointing side, water was not provided.
    Written November 29, 2023
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    Thank you for giving us this great 4 star review. We are very sorry water was not provided, however this is something we have not been offering since before Covid and will be taken off our listing information. Thank you, from the Team at Queenstown Expeditions:)
    Written January 8, 2024
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    Mounarshi Santra
    Melbourne, Australia1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We had a great trip with Nigel, who was our guide for the day. His friendly banter and wit was a delight through out the journey and made our experience so much more special. The vehicle was super comfortable and we had no trouble at all.

    Additionally, while returning back, Nigel took us to a secret location where we got some of the best shots of the day. Highly recommended and looking forward to more such experiences!
    Written August 23, 2023
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    Thank you for your really awesome review of your tour to Glenorchy, its nice to hear you enjoyed our tour and Nigel was great as well. Thanks for travelling with us, from the Team at Queenstown Expeditions:)
    Written August 27, 2023
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    maryfP3848WF
    2 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jul 2023 • Family
    LOVED THE OLD BUILDINGS AND HISTORY> QUAINT LITTLE PRIVATE LIBRARY
    CAN UNDERSTAND WHY PEOPLE WANT TO LIVE HERE IN A QUIET LITTLE VILLAGE
    ENJOYED THE BUS TRIP FROM QUEENSTOWN _ GREAT SCENERY AND VERY ENJOYABLE BUS COMMENTARY
    Written August 11, 2023
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    Hi Mary Thank you for taking the time to give us this great review. Great to hear you enjoyed our tour to Glenorchy. Thank you, from the Team at Queenstown Expeditions:)
    Written August 13, 2023
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