Southern Explorer | 4WD Scenic Tours

By: Southern Explorer  06-Dec-2011

Glenorchy Wilderness $140

A magnificent scenic drive along the shores of Lake Wakatipu, through a landscape created by glaciers over millions of years. Visit the hamlet of Glenorchy, then drive on to admire the exceptional wilderness areas of the Routeburn Valley and Mt Aspiring National Park.

Arrowtown Discovery $65

Join us for a two hour tour dedicated to showcasing Arrowtown. Travel in our 4 wheel drive vehicle up the Arrow River to where the gold rush of 1862 began. Try your luck at gold panning and discover the colourful history and hardship as we share stories of the early miners and settlers. Then visit 'Lord of the Rings' filming locations in Arrowtown and other important historic sites.

Skippers Canyon Overnight Camping

The Skippers Road is one of New Zealands most famous, and most dramatic back country roads. We take time to explore this incredible feat of engineering from the 1880,s while traveling above the gold bearing Shotover River.

Skippers Canyon Explored $140

A spectacular high country journey that hugs the canyon walls following the 1880's gold mining trail down into Skippers Canyon and the famous Shotover River. Travelling through a region rich with gold mining history we cross the historic Skippers suspension bridge and visit Mt Aurum Homestead. Said by some to be more amazing than Milford Sound.

Macetown 4x4 $150

This is an adventurous and rugged off road journey following the historic dray road up the Arrow River to reach the once thriving settlement of Macetown. Fording the Arrow River repeatedly, we recount the stories of the old time gold miners and how they forged a living from this harsh yet stunning environment.

Macetown Overnight Camping

Take the opportunity to sleep overnight at the historic ghost town of Macetown. The journey takes us along the historic Macetown Road, where we take in the rugged landscape and when in season pick wild fruits for our evening meal. After driving through the Arrow River 26 times we arrive at our camp site.

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It's your exclusive tour! The options are endless. Either choose one of our scenic tour destinations or let us design the perfect day for you. Full day or half day options include Milford/Doubtful Sounds, Queenstown highlights, or simply travel at your own pace and spend more time, sightseeing, guided walking or just exploring.

The information in this article was current at 02 Dec 2011

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