Enjoy an extended stay in the luxurious Gibbson House to visit the Arrowtown Autumn Festival before moving to the Wanaka Homestead.
We have included some hidden gems in one of the most beautiful areas of our country as well as some handpicked dinners.
A bonus cruise across Lake Wanaka to Mau Waho Island is included, plus a 4WD experience to the gold mining town of Macetown. All mixed in with the festivites in Arrowtown this is a tour not to be missed.
Fly to Queenstown with a mid-morning arrival. Terry one of our host will meet you with a luxury Mercedes van and transfer you to Gibbston house – your exclusive lodge, hosted by Mary and Terry Houghton for the next five nights. This evening enjoy welcome drinks and nibbles before transferring to your dinner at a local winery.
This morning travel to Arrowtown and enjoy an ‘Arrowtown Ramble’, a historical guided walk with a local guide and see the Art Exhibition with entries from all over New Zealand. Enjoy shopping and lunch before returning to Gibbston House. The afternoon is yours – Millbrook for a spa or a round of golf, a visit into Queenstown or just relax. Dinner tonight is at another local restaurant.
This morning is your own. Transport is available. At noon travel to Arrowtown for the Akarua Long Lunch. Enjoy a glass of bubbles and a four course platter lunch – the idea is a long relaxed lunch. When ready return to Gibbston House to rest. This evening relax at the lodge with cheese and wine.
Today is the day, everything is happening in Arrowtown! Vintage car buffs may like to go over early to see the cars before they take off on their rally. It is also Market Day with 100s of stalls, a Festival parade and street entertainment. Return to Gibbston House when you are ready. Tonight enjoy the surpise themed Party – a chance to theme dress and visit the speak easy bar.
This morning attend an ANZAC Parade if you wish. Late morning meet your driver/ guide and head away to follow the mines and wagon trail – to the historic goldmining town of Macetown. This area has been transformed by the Department of Conservation into a reserve. The rugged road has 25 river crossings over the Arrowtown river. A chance to gold pan before returning to Gibbston House. To relax before dinner at a winery.
After a relaxing final breakfast at Gibbston House travel to Cromwell with time to explore old Cromwell. Continue onto Wanaka with time to have lunch (own expense) before checking into Wanaka Homestead for the next three nights. Dinner tonight at a local restaurant.
Today is a free day. The van will be available for an excursion or optionals. Dinner is your own choice tonight.
Today depart for an exclusive 30 minute cruise across Lake Wanaka to Mau Waho Island. This visit is the perfect combination of a lake cruise, nature walk, wildlife encounter and outstanding 360°panoramic views of the mountains and lakes. Tea and coffee will be served on top of the Island with time to soak up the surroundings. Return to Wanaka for lunch of your own choice. Dinner is at the local restaurant Oak.
After breakfast return to Queenstown for your midday flight to Auckland.
• Return airfares Auckland – Queenstown – Auckland. Please ask for other destinations.
• Eight nights luxury accommodation
• Breakfast Daily
• Akarua Long Lunch - Arrowtown
• Six Dinners
• Transport by a luxury mini bus throughout with driver included.
• Themed party
• Arrowtown Amble
• Excursion to Mau Waho Island – Wanaka
• Hosted throughout
• Maximum 8 people
|Cost Per Person * |
Auckland - Auckland
|Twin share in a Mt View Suite Gibbston Valley||$3,589|| $4,475
|Twin share – Suite or Apartment Gibbston Valley||$3,739|
*This is a cash price. Credit cards will incur a 2% fee
*Itinerary and costs subject to change, airline and fuel charges and currency fluctuations prior to final payment
• Cancellation insurance
• Items of a personal nature
• Items not specified
• A non-refundable deposit of $500 per person will secure a place on the tour
• Full payment by 11 March 2022
•• Deposit is non-refundable
• After full payment – no refund is available
• If this tour is cancelled due to Covid19 government travel restrictions, and a refund is available, Pukekohe Travel reserves the right in addition to any supplier imposed amendment and cancellation fees, to charge a service and administrative fee of $300 per person.
We strongly advise all participants to take out suitable travel insurance to cover cancellation costs. Please ask us for a quote.
Max 15° Min 4° Mid-Autumn for Autumn Colours.
Gibbston House is located in a vineyard in the beautiful Gibbston Valley, which is aptly called the "Valley of Vines". This magnificent property can be found just 15 minutes from Queenstown. This lovely home has something to offer everyone. Each room is well appointed, self-contained with its own en-suite and boasts spectacular views.
Wanaka Homestead Empathetically built incorporating rescued remnants from the sheds of the original Wanaka Station & Homestead, the Lodge imbues relaxed luxury for up to 10 guests and the space to reflect, recoup, regroup.
• To ensure the tour is enjoyable for the whole group, a reasonable standard of fitness is required. Many gardens are sloping and there will be steps to negotiate.
• Mobility frames and wheelchairs are not practical or permitted.
• For full terms and conditions please visit our website www.pukekohetravel.co.nz/termsandconditions or ask our tour consultant for a copy
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* Itinerary subject to change