Nevis Valley private full day tour

Nevis Valley private full day tour
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$265.92
Duration: 1 day
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Description

Private Nevis Valley full day tour with the most experienced 4 wheel drive guide in queenstown, having over 30 years commercial off road experience.

  • Private groups (2 - 4 passengers per vehicle)
  • Total flexibility with tour
  • Photographers paradise
  • Discrete
  • Full commentary and interpretation
  • Authentic New Zealand high country experience
  • Explore impressive rock tors 
  • Pickup time and location by arrangement
  • Delicious morning tea and lunch provided

From Queenstown we head south following Lake Wakatipu to the small township of Garston for a last takeaway coffee and fresh muffin. Leaving Garston we gain altitude and climb up into tussock country at the southern end of the Hector Mountains over Nokomai Saddle. We descend into the southern Nevis Valley where we find the Nevis River. We follow the river until it opens out out to be a wide, barren, typical Otago high country valley. After numerous small fords and creek crossings, we start to see the gold mining remnants, from sluicing ponds and pipework to historic buildings. We pass the an old settlement and turn off to explore the old cemetery. After lunch, we leave the Nevis valley and river behind to climb up and over Duffers Saddle where we spend time amongst the rock tors enjoying the magnificent views over Lake Dunstan, Cromwell and the Pisa Range. If time allows,  we can extend the tour to explore the first part of the Old Woman Range. This track provides a totally different experience from the Nevis Road, with great off-roading in a unique alpine setting. Descending down to the old 1858 township of Bannockburn, we stop at the local pub for a dust quenching drink and debrief. From Bannockburn we say our goodbyes and head back to Queenstown in our own time.

 

Highlights of the day include:

  • Available on our guided passenger tour or tag along
  • Full commentary at each stop
  • Explore the stunning remote Nevis Valley and its past
  • Explore the rock tors on Duffers Saddle
  • Amazing views down to Lake Dunstan, Cromwell and the Pisa RangeExplore first part of Old Woman range
  • and much more..

 

Full day tours depart 8:15 am, or as arranged.

Pickups at local accommodation by arrangement. These prices are for private vehicle charter. You will not be with other people or groups.

Private Nevis Valley full day tour with the most experienced 4 wheel drive guide in queenstown, having over 30 years commercial off road experience.

  • Private groups (2 - 4 passengers per vehicle)
  • Total flexibility with tour
  • Photographers paradise
  • Discrete
  • Full commentary and interpretation
  • Authentic New Zealand high country experience
  • Explore impressive rock tors 
  • Pickup time and location by arrangement
  • Delicious morning tea and lunch provided