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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 $131.89

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 $228.92

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 $267.16

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 $223.19
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sophie301 wrote a review Mar 2020
Silver Spring, Maryland29 contributions11 helpful votes
My family and I travelled through New Zealand over the New Year. During our stay in Queenstown, we took two tours with Charles Fraser's organization. One was led by Charles and one was led by his very lovely wife. Charles took us on a tour to Milford Sound complete with the
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from rdthound, Owner at Private Discovery Day Tours
Responded Mar 27, 2020
Thank you for your review Sophie, the world has changed now as I respond to your review. Remember your memories of NZ despite the issues you and your family may now have to deal with, we will all be living in a different world when we emerge from this crisis.... Take care and stay safe ...Charles
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Charles H wrote a review Feb 2020
Sarasota, Florida, USA10 contributions3 helpful votes
The full day Paradise Valley trip with Private Discovery Tours was perhaps the highlight of a New Zealand vacation I'd been dreaming of for decades. When Charles Frazier picked up my friend Jeff and me at the Azur Lodge outside Queenstown, we knew immediately we were in for a
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from rdthound, Owner at Private Discovery Day Tours
Responded Feb 23, 2020
It was pleasure to show you some unique locations we have access to and share stories , history and points of interest with you both. Another great day in Paradise!! Thank you Charles
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Marilyn H wrote a review Jan 2020
Bonita Springs, Florida22 contributions2 helpful votes
We had originally wanted to hike the Routeburn Trek but I knew that I could not go that many miles. So I found Charles at Private Discovery Tours through viator and he catered the day to exactly what we were looking for. I cant recommend him enough.
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Response from rdthound, Owner at Private Discovery Day Tours
Responded Feb 23, 2020
Thanks Marilyn great to meet you, and be able to accommodate your interests and requirements....Charles
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Tim W wrote a review Dec 2019
Plano, Texas7 contributions1 helpful vote
Loved our day with Charles viewing the sheep and cattle and workings of a private farm, our viewing of Paradise valley with mountains, and our walk through pristine forests. Excellent day!!!!
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Response from rdthound, Owner at Private Discovery Day Tours
Responded Dec 29, 2019
Thanks Tim, look forward to seeing you again perhaps to explore some more mountains!! Charles
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Maddie wrote a review Sep 2019
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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
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Response from tournz61, Owner at Private Discovery Day Tours
Responded Sep 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....
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