Arrowtown Wanaka Tour

Cultural Tour
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This tour is provided by

Remarkable Scenic Tours

Remarkable Scenic Tours is owned and operated by husband and wife team Wayne and Kathy Hansen. We’ve poured a lot of love, care and research into the design of these Queenstown based tours. For us, showing you a good time is a dream come true. Our exclusive Queenstown private tours are the best way to enjoy Queenstown, Glenorchy, Milford Sound & Wanaka. With a private driver / guide in comfortable vehicles you will enjoy your bespoke tour in comfort without the crowds.


  • 10:40am – 5:00pm
  • Maximum Group Size: 13
  • New Zealand

Tour Details

4 Destinations – 8 Amazing Stops

Interesting and Fun Commentary

Stunning Photo Stops and Fantastic Views

Departure and Return Time

Departs from 10.40 am – Returns 5.00 pm  

Price Includes

  • Afternoon beverage: Cardrona Ale or Ginger Beer


$169 adults, Seniors (65 plus) $ 160, $99 children (5 to 14, no children under 5 on this tour)

Detailed Location Information

The Crown Range
Your day begins with a tour up the Crown Range As New Zealand’s highest sealed road, the Crown Range is usually covered in snow in winter and boasts some incredible viewing platforms. You will step out and soak these up and grab a photo or three.

Built in 1863 to service gold prospectors, offering them accommodation, and a place to stop and seek refreshment, is Cardrona Hotel. It is one of New Zealand’s oldest pubs, and possibly the most well-known (it has been much photographed internationally). Pop in and explore, and we’ll shout you a beer or soft drink to enjoy in the beer garden or by the fire. 

The Wanaka Tree
Take a short walk down to New Zealand’s most photographed tree “The Wanaka Tree” and with our help learn about its interesting history and we will show you the best photo locations and even help with your selfies.

Historically used by Maori as a pathway to greenstone sites and later by goldminers for accommodation close to Cardrona claims, today Wanaka has branded itself as a lifestyle reserve. Rich in family adventures, eco-tours, recreational trails and nearby ski fields, it is surrounded by huge mountains and massive glaciers. We will lead you to the Reflection Tree, which grows within the lake. It is obsessively photographed across every season, and you will see why.

Then you will have one hour of free time to wander Wanaka at your whim, maybe you’ll look around the shops, sit and have an icecream by the lake, or go for a walk along the lake path? The choice is yours. We recommend choosing an easy lunch option from one of the nearby cafes and taking advantage of the views.

Your day ends in historic Arrowtown; a site swarmed firstly by European gold prospectors in the 1860’s, then by 5000 Chinese who were invited to try their luck among the leftovers! You’ll walk among the tiny restored cottages of their settlement and wander down the main street of this exquisite little town with its charm of historic buildings that will make you feel like you walked onto a movie set.