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Private Discovery Day Tours

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Glenorchy, New Zealand
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About Private Discovery Day Tours
Discover the Paradise Valley dwarfed by Mount Earnslaw, in the heart of Middle Earth 4WD to 1680 feet above sea level on Mount Alfred and soak in the views over Diamond Lake and the Dart River Valley. Mount Earnslaw Station is a 15000 acre sheep and beef cattle farm set in this unique scenic environment. Small groups experience this unique property with exclusive excess, LOTR movie location sights included.
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High Country Discovery Tour from Queenstown
Go off the beaten track on a 4WD tour outside Queenstown and traverse the private farmland of Mt Earnslaw Station. Your informative guide offers a variety of options for exploring the high country, including a visit to the gold-mining town of Glenorchy in Paradise Valley. Numbers are limited to a maximum of four passengers on this small-group, customizable tour to ensure personalized attention.
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4 hours 30 minutes
from $130.86
Full-Day Small-Group Routeburn Valley Walk
The Routeburn Track is one of the most beautiful—and popular—trails in New Zealand, a great gateway to the country’s mountain lakes, river valleys, waterfalls, and forests. With this tour, let someone else take care of driving to the trailhead and packing lunch, and head out on a moderately difficult portion of the trial that takes you to the western end of Lake Wakatipu.
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7 to 8 hours
from $221.45
Paradise Day Walks
Hike on two renowned trails near Queenstown during a full-day tour that showcases New Zealand’s natural beauty. Head to Bob’s Cove Track in the morning, and the Routeburn Track in the afternoon, and get views of Lake Wakatipu, Mt Aspiring National Park, the Remarkables, and 'Lord Of The Rings' filming locations. Your guide tailors the walks to your group’s fitness level for a more personalized experience.
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7 to 8 hours
from $221.45
Paradise Valley Full Day Tour
See firsthand if Paradise Valley lives up to its name by prebooking this tour from Queenstown. Along with visiting movie locations used in Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, catch views of the Dart River and Mt. Aspiring National Park. Take a few optional hikes, explore a trail above Diamond Lake, and stop by a sheep-shearing farm. During this guided tour, you’ll also get to ride a 4WD off the beaten path to see the area used as Middle Earth in LOTR.
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7 to 8 hours
from $265.07
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Reviewed September 23, 2019

Unbelievable tour! They have exclusive access to farmland and hiking trails providing breathtaking panoramic views of Glenorchy and Paradise Valley, which they can maneuver through with 4WD. Charles was very friendly and informative with his farming background, and they cater the tour to each group’s...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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tournz61, Owner at Private Discovery Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded September 24, 2019

Thank you for your review Maddie, great to meet you both and share a special part of NZ with you! Happy Honeymoon travels....

Reviewed June 14, 2019

What an excellent tour, we spent the afternoon with Charles who was very knowledgeable. We saw some outstanding country. I would recommend this tour highly.

Date of experience: June 2019
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rdthound, Owner at Private Discovery Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 25, 2019

Thanks Tony for your review, we enjoy being able to share a very special part of NZ with our guests... we live in an amazingly diverse country. Thank you Charles.

Reviewed June 4, 2019

We self drove our own Glenorchy discovery tour. The drive from Queenstown to Glenorchy is stunning with picturesque views of mountains, lake Wakatipu. The views change as you travel, with each turn you are treated to new discoveries of an ever changing landscape of the...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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rdthound, Owner at Private Discovery Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 25, 2019

Yes long may it remain so! "Stunning unspoiled scenery" Thank you for your review we had a great day ... come back again sometime. Thank you Charles

Reviewed May 8, 2019

Charles is a gem! He is very knowledgeable, kind and has a complete sense of the land. He will show you the incredible stunning beauty of the region...really peaceful special places that will be ingrained in your mind forever. To boot, he is a former...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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rdthound, Owner at Private Discovery Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 25, 2019

Thank you David for your review, I enjoy meeting people from around the world being able to share a special part of this region with visitors on a unique experience the High Country Discovery tour. Thank you Charles

Reviewed March 31, 2019

Thoroughly enjoyed our afternoon with Charles. He gave an exceptional personalised tour & is both knowledgeable & passionate about the region. Having access to private properties made the tour that much more enjoyable topped off with afternoon tea, with a view that would be hard...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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rdthound, Owner at Private Discovery Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 25, 2019

It is hard to explain to to people how our tours are different to other often cheaper options available today....we enjoy having a distinct point of difference accessing private property and personal service! thank you for finding us..Charles

Reviewed March 31, 2019

We only had one week in New Zealand and wanted to cover a lot of ground. We were so fortunate to have found Charles through TripAdvisor and booked a private day trip from Queenstown to Milford Sound. It was one of the most memorable parts...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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rdthound, Owner at Private Discovery Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 25, 2019

Thank you for your review, yes the road to Milford is an experience of New Zealand's wonderful diversity....so pleased you had special day on our private tour option to Milford. Come back again to NZ!!

Reviewed March 30, 2019

Charles was a wonderful guide for our one-day trip from Queenstown to Milford Sound. He arranged reserved seats on the cruise. Charles provided knowledgeable explanations regarding the geology, the farmland and deep, sheep and cattle, local plants, birds and other local features during the drive....More

Date of experience: March 2019
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rdthound, Owner at Private Discovery Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 25, 2019

Thank you for your review, Milford Sound is such an amazing destination so please you had a great day. Thank you C

Reviewed March 24, 2019 via mobile

Private, intimate and tailored drive through some of the most beautiful scenery in the world followed by small boat tour of sound and spectacularly beautiful small plane return. Our guide Charles could not have been a better fit for the four us. Knowledgeable, responsive without...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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tournz61, Owner at Private Discovery Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded March 31, 2019

Thank you for your review Milford is a special place well worth visiting and we had a great day. Thank you Charles

Reviewed March 20, 2019

We took a day trip with Charles to Milford Sound early in our 3 week trip to New Zealand. His knowledge enriched our entire vacation as he shared a lot of information in the form of memorable factoids, not only about the local area, but...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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tournz61, Owner at Private Discovery Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded March 31, 2019

Thank you for your review, Milford Sound is one of the highlights of this region it was a pleasure to be able to personally guide you for the day. Come back to NZ again sometime!! Thank you Charles

Reviewed February 9, 2019

We spent a very enjoyable 3 days with Charles visiting the Catlins, Milford Sound and Paradise Valley. Charles was excellent and very knowledgeable and informative about the places we visited. He also had a good sense of humour! The private farmland visit and off the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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tournz61, Owner at Private Discovery Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded March 31, 2019

You certainly experienced the best this region has to offer with such a diverse variation from the catkins to Milford Sound and the Glenorchy region. So please you had a great time and you had the time to do so much. Thank you Charles

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