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High Country Discovery Tour
Queenstown- Otago- New Zealand
( 130 )
4 Hours
4 Persons
English
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Brief

High Country Discovery Tour Travel to Glenorchy experiencing private property on Mt Earnslaw Station a 15000 acre sheep & cattle farm. 4WD up Mt Alfred for views over the Paradise Valley and Diamond Lake. View birdlife on Lake Reid, Black swans and Paradise Ducks and visit the woolshed on the property, LOTR & the Hobbit location sights in Paradise.

Tour Detail

Private Discovery Tours  operates the High Country Discovery Tour we have exclusive access to Mount Earnslaw Station, a 130-year-old working farm set in the spectacular alpine environment of the Paradise Valley at the head of Lake Wakatipu.

The High Country Discovery Tour takes you on a half – day adventure over Mount Earnslaw Station, in the heart of New Zealand’s high country.

You will gain real insight into country life in this remote region, LOTR and the Hobbit movie locations can be viewed and there are walking options to secluded vantage points for the ultimate photograph.

4WD across farmland to Lake Reid where Black Swans and Paradise ducks live all year round and trout bask in the shallow waters.

There is the option to visit an operational woolshed where in season 1500 sheep are shorn in a day.

Then we visit Diamond Lake flanked by Mt Alfred and Mt Earnslaw (2830m) the views across the lake to Mt Chaos, Cosmos and Pluto Peaks are “Postcard shots in Paradise”.

Continuing through the Paradise Valley we pass Arcadia Homestead and view in the distance LOTR Isengard movie location, the forest of Lothlorien and from the Hobbit Beorn’s House. Note there are no film sets remaining in this area simply natural beauty.


Price Detail
Cancellation Policy

You will get

100% refund if cancel 7 days before tour starts.

80% refund if cancel within 6 days before tour starts.

50% refund if cancel within 5 days before tour starts.

NO refund if cancel within 3 days before tour starts.

You will be refunded for all costs EXCEPT Processing Fees.

Guests can get full refunds at any time of cancellation prior to the actual date of the tour if that cancellation is due to a Force Major reason. Force Major reasons include but are not limited to war, civil insurrection, strikes, volcanoes, extreme weather, earthquake, and natural disasters.

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Reviews

sophie301

2020-03-25 10:30:08

"The Best Tour Guides!" 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...

+More

Charles H

2020-02-20 00:08:48

"A Perfect Day in Paradise (Valley)" 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...

+More

TimW550

2019-12-28 17:43:08

"Great day with Charles" 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!!!!

+More

Zetamay

2019-06-04 23:31:11

"Just stunning unspoiled scenery" We self drove our own Glenorchy discovery tour. The drive from Queenstown to Glenorchy is stunning with picturesque views of mountains, lake Wakatipu. The views change as you travel, with each turn...

+More

kfinatx

2019-03-31 19:12:09

"The only way to see beautiful New Zealand!" We only had one week in New Zealand and wanted to cover a lot of ground. We were so fortunate to have found Charles through TripAdvisor and booked a private day trip from Queenstown to Milford Sound...

+More

Cyndi-Larry

2019-03-30 08:59:22

"Perfect Milford Sound Tour" Charles was a wonderful guide for our one-day trip from Queenstown to Milford Sound. He arranged reserved seats on the cruise. Charles provided knowledgeable explanations regarding the geology, the...

+More

violinsection2

2019-03-24 13:47:31

"The best way to experience Milford Sound" Private, intimate and tailored drive through some of the most beautiful scenery in the world followed by small boat tour of sound and spectacularly beautiful small plane return. Our guide Charles...

+More

craytc

2019-02-09 02:26:01

"3 Fabulous Days" We spent a very enjoyable 3 days with Charles visiting the Catlins, Milford Sound and Paradise Valley. Charles was excellent and very knowledgeable and informative about the places we visited. He...

+More

Leacom

2019-02-08 20:56:29

"Skipper's Canyon" We spent a very enjoyable afternoon exploring the spectacular Skipper's Canyon. Our guide Charles was friendly and knowledgeable. We were picked up from and dropped back to our accommodation and...

+More

ZuckerK

2018-12-22 18:13:17

"Routeburn Trail" We did the One day Routeburn hike. Picked up from our hotel and driven to the start of the hike. Charles was very knowledgeable of the area and we had a fantastic day. Such a beautiful area to...

+More

Tracie M

2018-12-14 23:42:58

"Fabulous" We did the half day Queenstown tour and it was absolutely fantastic. Our guide, Bob, went out of his way to make the day special for us. He has lived in the area for 50 years, so kmows it like the...

+More

LOrry_AB

2018-11-04 00:05:52

"Wonderful giide" Our guide Charles picked us up at our hotel and we were supposed to drive around high country, have lunch and spend the afternoon on a jet boat ride. It was raining and Charles made the best of it...

+More

HemaS20

2018-07-18 20:10:40

"Milford Sound Private Day Tour" Charles was our tour guide and he was wonderful. He picked us up from our hotel early and was very accommodating and patient with us, knowing traveling with children is never easy (especially for...

+More

Sarahxr

2018-06-27 21:22:07

"Milford Sound Day Trip" My partner and I chose this tour from an extensive list of options and the experience was surpassed our expectations. Our tour guide was Charles and he picked us up from our hotel in Queenstown...

+More

tinapang_bangus2000

2018-04-15 15:40:06

"Amazing Tours" We booked 3 tours with Private Discovery Day Tours, and Eric and Charles were great guides. Eric was very patient in answering all my questions, and quite knowledgeable and funny too! He made...

+More

Robyn W

2018-03-18 04:36:57

"Paradise tour, Catlins, Queenstown and Skippers Canyon" We recently completed three trips with Charles and one with Bob. As others have said...very careful drivers who made you feel very welcome and very special. They shared their knowledge and love of...

+More

Compuvideo

2018-02-16 21:59:41

"Dreaded Drive To Milford Sound Turns Fun" Charles is the owner. He picked us up promptly at 7:10 for the long drive to Milford Sound in the pouring rain. He is a great driver, very safe, and kept us fully informed on the way down. He plans...

+More

AJMglobaltraveller

2018-02-15 09:32:02

"Great (very wet) Routeburn Day trek" We left Queenstown in bright sunshine to arrive at the start of the Routeburn trail as it started to rain. We set off with Charles up the trail, with Charles telling us about the flora. We had a few...

+More

AWelly

2018-01-07 21:06:16

"Milford Sound day trip" We did the day trip from Queenstown to Milford Sound with Erik as our guide. It was my wife and I and our two teenage daughters. It didn't really feel like a tour as much as a friend taking you and...

+More

jill19642015

2017-12-12 20:43:23

"Excellent " We were a group of two couples and went on the Skippers Canyon tour. The scenery was stunning and Charles was extremely knowledgeable and informative about the area and it's history. We had fun...

+More

Karen J

2017-12-12 18:29:34

"An amazing day with Private Discovery Tours .. and Erik" As a group of four, we did the full day Milford Sound Tour. What an awesome experience. Highly recommend this tour, not a minute is boring. Our Driver and guide for the day was Erik- the-awesome, so...

+More

40712345

2017-11-17 20:48:41

"Half Day Queenstown Tour plus full day Milford Sound tour" Two absolutely stunning and nice tours with two fascinating and charismatic guides (Charles and Eric). Charles picked us up on Queenstown airport for a half day tour around Queenstown, starting with...

+More

mthreecubed

2017-11-07 23:35:38

"Best Local guide! Extraordinary attention to creating a unique experience!" Eric led us on a snow covered Routeburn Track for a unique experience. The mossy green forest was a winter wonderland after a surprise November snow. The track was sloppy and wet and melting snow...

+More

Therese H

2017-10-19 12:57:37

"Milford Sound Tour" Our group of six experienced a wonderful day tour to Milford Sound. Charles is an excellent driver and guide with a wealth of information and good humour. So glad we took this option. Thank you...

+More

connie805

2017-10-14 12:37:02

"Paradise unspoiled" What can we say ... from the moment Charles picked us up the adventures began! Very capable driver and so knowledgeable about the area , we learned so much . We did the private tour of paradise and...

+More

Scott K

2017-08-15 16:41:10

"An unforgettable half-day tour with Charles." My wife and I had an amazing time! Charles is a true gentleman, careful driver, and wonderful guide. We traveled to Queenstown in June knowing that we would try and take a Private Discovery Tour (but...

+More

O2660IIsuep

2017-07-13 06:59:19

"worth every dollar" Had a great all day trip from Queensland to Milford Sound. Charles was a brilliant guide, very engaging and giving lots of insights in to local life, the area, flora and fauna, best places for...

+More

Andy H

2017-05-28 07:50:33

"Great way to explore and amazing area" Jenny was a great guide very knowledgeable, friendly and flexible. We'd asked to start early to get the best light for photography, this was no problem, looking back its amazing how much we saw in a...

+More
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High Country Discovery Tour
Queenstown, Otago, New Zealand
( 130 )
4 Hours
4 Persons
English
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Brief

High Country Discovery Tour Travel to Glenorchy experiencing private property on Mt Earnslaw Station a 15000 acre sheep & cattle farm. 4WD up Mt Alfred for views over the Paradise Valley and Diamond Lake. View birdlife on Lake Reid, Black swans and Paradise Ducks and visit the woolshed on the property, LOTR & the Hobbit location sights in Paradise.

Tour Detail

Private Discovery Tours  operates the High Country Discovery Tour we have exclusive access to Mount Earnslaw Station, a 130-year-old working farm set in the spectacular alpine environment of the Paradise Valley at the head of Lake Wakatipu.

The High Country Discovery Tour takes you on a half – day adventure over Mount Earnslaw Station, in the heart of New Zealand’s high country.

You will gain real insight into country life in this remote region, LOTR and the Hobbit movie locations can be viewed and there are walking options to secluded vantage points for the ultimate photograph.

4WD across farmland to Lake Reid where Black Swans and Paradise ducks live all year round and trout bask in the shallow waters.

There is the option to visit an operational woolshed where in season 1500 sheep are shorn in a day.

Then we visit Diamond Lake flanked by Mt Alfred and Mt Earnslaw (2830m) the views across the lake to Mt Chaos, Cosmos and Pluto Peaks are “Postcard shots in Paradise”.

Continuing through the Paradise Valley we pass Arcadia Homestead and view in the distance LOTR Isengard movie location, the forest of Lothlorien and from the Hobbit Beorn’s House. Note there are no film sets remaining in this area simply natural beauty.


+More
Cancellation Policy

100% refund if cancel 7 days before tour starts.

80% refund if cancel within 6 days before tour starts.

50% refund if cancel within 5 days before tour starts.

NO refund if cancel within 3 days before tour starts.

You will be refunded for all costs EXCEPT Processing Fees.

Guests can get full refunds at any time of cancellation prior to the actual date of the tour if that cancellation is due to a Force Major reason. Force Major reasons include but are not limited to war, civil insurrection, strikes, volcanoes, extreme weather, earthquake, and natural disasters.

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*Final price, no additional charge by Gopackup

Tour Owner / Operator
Reviews

sophie301

2020-03-25 10:30:08

"The Best Tour Guides!" 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...

+More

Charles H

2020-02-20 00:08:48

"A Perfect Day in Paradise (Valley)" 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...

+More

TimW550

2019-12-28 17:43:08

"Great day with Charles" 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!!!!

+More

Zetamay

2019-06-04 23:31:11

"Just stunning unspoiled scenery" We self drove our own Glenorchy discovery tour. The drive from Queenstown to Glenorchy is stunning with picturesque views of mountains, lake Wakatipu. The views change as you travel, with each turn...

+More

kfinatx

2019-03-31 19:12:09

"The only way to see beautiful New Zealand!" We only had one week in New Zealand and wanted to cover a lot of ground. We were so fortunate to have found Charles through TripAdvisor and booked a private day trip from Queenstown to Milford Sound...

+More

Cyndi-Larry

2019-03-30 08:59:22

"Perfect Milford Sound Tour" Charles was a wonderful guide for our one-day trip from Queenstown to Milford Sound. He arranged reserved seats on the cruise. Charles provided knowledgeable explanations regarding the geology, the...

+More

violinsection2

2019-03-24 13:47:31

"The best way to experience Milford Sound" Private, intimate and tailored drive through some of the most beautiful scenery in the world followed by small boat tour of sound and spectacularly beautiful small plane return. Our guide Charles...

+More

craytc

2019-02-09 02:26:01

"3 Fabulous Days" We spent a very enjoyable 3 days with Charles visiting the Catlins, Milford Sound and Paradise Valley. Charles was excellent and very knowledgeable and informative about the places we visited. He...

+More

Leacom

2019-02-08 20:56:29

"Skipper's Canyon" We spent a very enjoyable afternoon exploring the spectacular Skipper's Canyon. Our guide Charles was friendly and knowledgeable. We were picked up from and dropped back to our accommodation and...

+More

ZuckerK

2018-12-22 18:13:17

"Routeburn Trail" We did the One day Routeburn hike. Picked up from our hotel and driven to the start of the hike. Charles was very knowledgeable of the area and we had a fantastic day. Such a beautiful area to...

+More

Tracie M

2018-12-14 23:42:58

"Fabulous" We did the half day Queenstown tour and it was absolutely fantastic. Our guide, Bob, went out of his way to make the day special for us. He has lived in the area for 50 years, so kmows it like the...

+More

LOrry_AB

2018-11-04 00:05:52

"Wonderful giide" Our guide Charles picked us up at our hotel and we were supposed to drive around high country, have lunch and spend the afternoon on a jet boat ride. It was raining and Charles made the best of it...

+More

HemaS20

2018-07-18 20:10:40

"Milford Sound Private Day Tour" Charles was our tour guide and he was wonderful. He picked us up from our hotel early and was very accommodating and patient with us, knowing traveling with children is never easy (especially for...

+More

Sarahxr

2018-06-27 21:22:07

"Milford Sound Day Trip" My partner and I chose this tour from an extensive list of options and the experience was surpassed our expectations. Our tour guide was Charles and he picked us up from our hotel in Queenstown...

+More

tinapang_bangus2000

2018-04-15 15:40:06

"Amazing Tours" We booked 3 tours with Private Discovery Day Tours, and Eric and Charles were great guides. Eric was very patient in answering all my questions, and quite knowledgeable and funny too! He made...

+More

Robyn W

2018-03-18 04:36:57

"Paradise tour, Catlins, Queenstown and Skippers Canyon" We recently completed three trips with Charles and one with Bob. As others have said...very careful drivers who made you feel very welcome and very special. They shared their knowledge and love of...

+More

Compuvideo

2018-02-16 21:59:41

"Dreaded Drive To Milford Sound Turns Fun" Charles is the owner. He picked us up promptly at 7:10 for the long drive to Milford Sound in the pouring rain. He is a great driver, very safe, and kept us fully informed on the way down. He plans...

+More

AJMglobaltraveller

2018-02-15 09:32:02

"Great (very wet) Routeburn Day trek" We left Queenstown in bright sunshine to arrive at the start of the Routeburn trail as it started to rain. We set off with Charles up the trail, with Charles telling us about the flora. We had a few...

+More

AWelly

2018-01-07 21:06:16

"Milford Sound day trip" We did the day trip from Queenstown to Milford Sound with Erik as our guide. It was my wife and I and our two teenage daughters. It didn't really feel like a tour as much as a friend taking you and...

+More

jill19642015

2017-12-12 20:43:23

"Excellent " We were a group of two couples and went on the Skippers Canyon tour. The scenery was stunning and Charles was extremely knowledgeable and informative about the area and it's history. We had fun...

+More

Karen J

2017-12-12 18:29:34

"An amazing day with Private Discovery Tours .. and Erik" As a group of four, we did the full day Milford Sound Tour. What an awesome experience. Highly recommend this tour, not a minute is boring. Our Driver and guide for the day was Erik- the-awesome, so...

+More

40712345

2017-11-17 20:48:41

"Half Day Queenstown Tour plus full day Milford Sound tour" Two absolutely stunning and nice tours with two fascinating and charismatic guides (Charles and Eric). Charles picked us up on Queenstown airport for a half day tour around Queenstown, starting with...

+More

mthreecubed

2017-11-07 23:35:38

"Best Local guide! Extraordinary attention to creating a unique experience!" Eric led us on a snow covered Routeburn Track for a unique experience. The mossy green forest was a winter wonderland after a surprise November snow. The track was sloppy and wet and melting snow...

+More

Therese H

2017-10-19 12:57:37

"Milford Sound Tour" Our group of six experienced a wonderful day tour to Milford Sound. Charles is an excellent driver and guide with a wealth of information and good humour. So glad we took this option. Thank you...

+More

connie805

2017-10-14 12:37:02

"Paradise unspoiled" What can we say ... from the moment Charles picked us up the adventures began! Very capable driver and so knowledgeable about the area , we learned so much . We did the private tour of paradise and...

+More

Scott K

2017-08-15 16:41:10

"An unforgettable half-day tour with Charles." My wife and I had an amazing time! Charles is a true gentleman, careful driver, and wonderful guide. We traveled to Queenstown in June knowing that we would try and take a Private Discovery Tour (but...

+More

O2660IIsuep

2017-07-13 06:59:19

"worth every dollar" Had a great all day trip from Queensland to Milford Sound. Charles was a brilliant guide, very engaging and giving lots of insights in to local life, the area, flora and fauna, best places for...

+More

Andy H

2017-05-28 07:50:33

"Great way to explore and amazing area" Jenny was a great guide very knowledgeable, friendly and flexible. We'd asked to start early to get the best light for photography, this was no problem, looking back its amazing how much we saw in a...

+More
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