Scenic Tours

Sightseeing Tours – Departs Queenstown

The South Island of New Zealand has an abundance of astonishing scenery to capture and admire from either up close or from a distance. We ensure our tours offer the very essence of scenery appreciation, with enough time to take in the ever-changing views from every bend in the road. Blessed with a plethora of spectacular alpine farmland, thick native bush and golden sand beaches, our scenic tours provide an exceptional way to get around areas of interest with plenty of facts and stories to keep you entertained.

At ScenicNZ Limousines, we offer both private and small group sightseeing tours departing Queenstown. Choose from one of our private tour options listed below, or handcraft your ideal tour with the help from one of our supportive team members. For any questions or enquiries, please use the form provided at the bottom of the page.

Scenic Sights Tour – 3 hours

Daily group and private tours available. Tour timing flexible with private tours.

Be impressed with this guided morning sightseeing tour beginning with panoramic views of Lake Wakatipu, The Remarkables and Queenstown central, as well as hidden lookouts not to be missed! Visit historic Arrowtown visiting the Chinese settlement and stroll down the main street with a light morning tea break. Finish with a visit to the Lakes District Museum and Art Gallery.

The Scenic Sights Tour includes:

  • Complimentary pick-up and drop-off from accommodation in a luxury vehicle
  • Panoramic views of Queenstown, Lake Wakatipu and the Remarkables
  • Photo opportunities of the Shotover River and Skippers Canyon Saddle lookout
  • View locations of the Lord of the Rings filming sites
  • Tour through Lakes District Museum
  • Light morning tea provided

Private Whiskey & Wine Tour – 6 Hours

Begin in Queenstown and finish in either Queenstown or Wanaka, with transfers from the airport or your chosen accommodation.

Be greeted at the airport with a luxury vehicle and driver guide and get ready for an exciting tour dotted with Whiskey and Wine highlights. This tour includes:

  • Complimentary collection from Queenstown airport or hotel / accommodation
  • Scenic drive over the Crowne Range with spectacular panoramic views
  • An insightful tour through the Cardrona Distillery
  • Lunch at the iconic Cardrona Hotel
  • Finish with a wine-tasting & tour through New Zealands largest wine cave in the Gibbston region

Best of Glenorchy Tour – 6 hours

This exquisite 45-minute drive to Glenorchy is seen as one of New Zealand’s most scenic driving experiences and should not be missed when visiting Queenstown. Glenorchy is a direct contrast of Queenstown, with a sleepy yet beautiful lakeside settlement.

This tour will provide an abundance of photo opportunities of Lake Wakatipu and the Remarkables mountain range.

Choose an optional activity such as the Dart River jet boat or kayaking trip, and join your Driver Guide for a light lunch at the iconic General Store. The afternoon is spent on a 4WD coach trip taking you to Paradise, before returning home. The Best of Glenorchy Private Tour includes:

  • Luxury vehicle and knowledgeable Driver Guide
  • Choice of Jetboat ride or Kayak trip on the Dart River
  • Lunch at the iconic General Store
  • Time to take a stroll around the Glenorchy township
  • Photo opportunities galore including Lord of the Rings filming sites
  • Short guided walk through native forest (optional)

Drive/Cruise/Fly Milford Sound 8+ hours

Milford Sound is debatably one of the most iconic destinations of New Zealand. This will truly be an unforgettable full-day experience. Begin the dramatically picturesque journey south by road in a luxury vehicle, with magnificent lakeside views and raw, rugged mountain ranges.

Cruise through Te Anau, pass dense, beautiful beech forest, getting deeper into the Fiordland National Park. Arrive into Milford and join a 2.5-hour Nature Cruise that will show off all of the raw beauty of Milford Sound from the view of the Tasman Sea. Lunch will be provided onboard.

Your Driver guide will then meet you and take you to the grand finale of the day; where any further hidden attractions will be views from the air, with a scenic helicopter flight returning you to Queenstown. This Drive / Cruise/ Fly Milford Sound Private Tour includes:
 

  • Luxury vehicle and knowledgeable Driver Guide
  • Refreshments in Te Anau
  • 2.5 hour Nature Cruise
  • Lunch onboard the Cruise
  • Helicopter flight one way from Milford Sound
  • Plenty of photo opportunities including hidden waterfalls and farming country

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