Queenstown: Half Day Hike with Local Guides and Lunch

Queenstown: Half Day Hike with Local Guides and Lunch

From $118.84 per person

Explore the backcountry of Queenstown like a local, and hike with few or no other people around. Enjoy breathtaking views, the expert care of your guide, and treat yourself to a scrumptious picnic lunch at a special scenic location.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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COVID-19 precautions
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Duration 4.5 hours
Starting time 9:30 AM
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Live tour guide
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • Marvel at picture-perfect views of mountain peaks, lakes, rivers, and unique landscapes
  • Hike through native forest, alpine trails and high-country farm stations
  • Explore historic ruins of early settlers and gold-mining pioneers
  • Savor a delicious lunch in a stunningly scenic location
Full description
Led by friendly local guides, discover the very best of Queenstown's backcountry. Explore nature, climb a mountain peak, get off the beaten track, and be wowed by gorgeous views with a guided hike that can be customized to all fitness abilities. Hikes are no more than a 20-minute drive from town and your entire adventure will take around 5-hours from pickup to drop-off. Grab your camera, breathe in the fresh air and prepare to embark on a magical journey through some of Queenstown's finest locations. Your friendly guide will highlight significant local history, flora, fauna, and landscape unique to the area. Be wowed by magnificent views throughout your adventure, ensuring any picture is Instagram worthy. All that hiking and exploring can make you hungry, so enjoy lunch surrounded by breathtaking views. Your tour concludes with a scenic drive back to the pickup point.
  • Tea, coffee, water
  • Queenstown pickup and drop-off
  • Lunch
  • Guided hike
  • Alcohol
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
COVID-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meet at Athol St carpark, just behind the Alpine supermarket in Queenstown

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sun hat
  • Hiking shoes
  • Camera
  • Personal medication

Know before you go

  • All trails are well-formed and maintained, there may be some short steep sections and undulations and trails can become loose, muddy or slippery depending on the season and weather
  • Your guides will inform you of the trail conditions at the start of your hike
  • Wear sturdy hiking shoes or boots and practical clothing suitable for all temperatures and conditions
  • Bring a sunhat (or beanie if cold), sunglasses, rain jacket, medications (if required), and your camera
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 / 5

based on 5 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
  • Transportation
  • Value for money
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Sarah our guide was great. We only normally walk on a flat terrain so this was more difficult for us but Sarah did walk to our speed. We walked the Mount Crichton loop, Sarah was informative pointing out tree types, the different birds and telling us about the local area history. Once we reached the top the view of the lake and surrounding hills was just beautiful. Sarah provided us with a lunch of a coronation chicken roll, cookies, chocolate and fresh fruit along with a couple of cups of coffee. Once reenergised we made our way back to the van and we were dropped off in Queenstown. We had a great time, Sarah was a good conversationalist with a good sense of humour.

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March 15, 2020

We had an amazing morning in the company of our guide Sarah. She took us on a hike in arrowtown and it was fabulous. She waited for the slower hikers of the group (like me) letting us go in our own pace. Always talking with us and showing us things, telling some stories. We loved her company and her guidance, it was a really amazing day to say goodbye to NZ south island since we catch the flight to auckland in the evening, so if you are looking for something to do in half day I definitely recommend this tour. The lunch is included and it was really really good. Thank you Sarah!

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February 5, 2020


August 21, 2019

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