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High Country Discovery Tour from Queenstown

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    What to Expect
    Gain exclusive access to Mt Earnslaw Station on this half-day tour in the heart of New Zealand’s high country. The 130-year-old working farm situated at the head of Lake Wakatipu is set amid the alpine surroundings of Paradise Valley. Discover the remote region with a local guide, starting with hotel pickup in Queenstown.

    You’ll drive to secluded lookout points for the ultimate photo op and have plenty of options for exploring on foot. You may recognize scenery from filming locations for The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings movie series.

    Listen to your guide’s informative anecdotes about regional history, culture and geography. The flexible itinerary lets you set the pace and choose from a variety of activities. Visit an operational wool shed where sheep are shorn; view Diamond Lake flanked by Mt Alfred and Mt Earnslaw; or search for black swans and paradise ducks at Lake Reid.

    Spend time in Glenorchy village, first surveyed in 1864 and featuring gold mining, saw milling, farming and what may be the world’s smallest library.

    Finish with the return drive to Queenstown and drop-off at your hotel.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Queenstown accommodations
    Duration
    4h 30m
    Return Details
    Queenstown accommodations
    Inclusions
    • National park fees
    • Professional driver/guide
    • Light refreshments
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Transport by air-conditioned 4WD
    Exclusions
    • Personal expenses
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Infant seats available
    • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
    • A small amount of walking but not essential
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    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.
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    Response from rdthound, Owner at High Country Discovery Tour from Queenstown
    Responded 24 Aug 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.
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    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 cow farmer, having access
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    Response from rdthound, Owner at High Country Discovery Tour from Queenstown
    Responded 24 Aug 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
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    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
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    Response from rdthound, Owner at High Country Discovery Tour from Queenstown
    Responded 24 Aug 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
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    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 about every aspect of New Zealand
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    Response from tournz61, Owner at High Country Discovery Tour from Queenstown
    Responded 30 Mar 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
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    We had a spectacular afternoon on the high country tour with Charles. He was very friendly, knowledgeable about the history, the plants, animals, geology and the sheep farming in the areas we drove through and we went to stunning places. There were stops to get out and look at
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    Response from tournz61, Owner at High Country Discovery Tour from Queenstown
    Responded 30 Mar 2019
    Thank you for your review, enjoyed meeting you and showing you around the High Country region of Glenorchy and Mt Earnslaw.
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