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Queenstown: Spirit of Queenstown Lake Wakatipu Scenic Cruise

1. Queenstown: Spirit of Queenstown Lake Wakatipu Scenic Cruise

Cruise farther and see more on this 1.5-hour Queenstown scenic cruise. Sit back, relax and enjoy spectacular views of the Remarkables, Bob’s Cove, Cecil Peak and Mt. Earnslaw from the comfort of the Spirit of Queenstown – an environmentally friendly and luxurious cruise boat. Take in panoramic views from the open top deck. Enjoy refreshments, snacks and lunch served in the café on board. Cruise across spectacular Lake Wakatipu as you enjoy entertaining commentary provided by the local skipper.

Queenstown: Snowmobiling Experience with Helicopter Flight

2. Queenstown: Snowmobiling Experience with Helicopter Flight

Set off on an action-packed and adrenaline-pumping adventure on snow. Ride a snowmobile through stunning scenery and amazing views. Enjoy a full-guided tour with stops along the way for amazing photo opportunities of the spectacular landscape. As well as your snowmobile ride, delight in a return scenic helicopter flight across the Western face of the Remarkables mountains, over the Hector mountains, and across the Nevis River Valley to a snowy plateau on the Garvie Mountain Range. Marvel at the breathtaking scenery as you take a flight exclusively available to the local partner.

Queenstown & Skippers Canyon: Middle Earth Helicopter Tour

3. Queenstown & Skippers Canyon: Middle Earth Helicopter Tour

Enjoy a scenic 45-minute helicopter flight combining the best of Queenstown and Middle-Earth. Take flight with Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters, New Zealand aerial film specialists, who have provided the aerial filming for the 'Lord of the Rings' and 'The Hobbit' trilogies. Uncover special Middle Earth Locations with your pilot. Follow the path of the Fellowship as you explore the spectacular scenic highlights of Whakatipu Basin and the surrounding area. Discover many recognizable locations from the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit trilogies including the rugged Remarkables, Lake Alta, and the crumbly schist slopes used to film Dimrill Dale in which the Fellowship fled towards Lothlórien. Fly over the historic gold mining valley of Skippers Canyon, landing high above the Shotover River which can be recognized as the Ford of Bruinen. Catch a glimpse of the mountain tarn which is featured alongside the Rohirrim Refugees and share the view Legolas had of the approaching Wargs.

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What people are saying about The Remarkables

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 71 reviews

A wonderful experience, good commentary, staff very pleasant and the wine and cheese board made it a good tour.

Crew was very gracious and welcoming. Vessel was very well kept. All in all was a great experience!

Best value for money, incredible views, great staff, and overall all a fantastic day

Was so nice out on the lake with wonderful commentary. Beautiful scenery.

We had the cheese board with the cruise, well worth it.