Take a journey exploring the most scenic Instagram worthy sights around Queenstown and Arrowtown. Experience stunning beauty, historic and iconic landmarks, marvel at picture-perfect views of mountain peaks, lakes, and rivers all in a half-day tour. Whilst you are snapping Instagram worthy pics, your guide will give you insight into local culture and the history behind those sites. Your first stop is the beautiful Moke Lake set on Ben Lomond station. This incredible scenic location is just out of Queenstown and the perfect backdrop for the start of your tour. Journey on to the famous Oxenbridge Tunnel, an insight into Queenstown's mining past, including a short walk to the viewpoint overlooking the Shotover River and the iconic Shotover Jet. Visit other majestic viewpoints including Coronet Peak, Arrowtown, and Lake Hayes. Enjoy a relaxed afternoon tea in a quaint garden setting in Arrowtown, famous for their sticky buns. Explore the local township and famous Chinese village, meandering along local walking trials beside the mighty Arrow River. There are many opportunities for lots of pictures, so don’t forget your camera. Round out the day with a visit to the historic Lower Shotover Bridge. Built in 1871, it offers 360 panoramic views of the Shotover river and surrounding mountains, including Coronet Peak and and the Remarkables mountain range.
Welcome to Queenstown Hikes and our Instagram Tour. I'm the co-founder, owner and operator (along with my business partner Sarah Noton) of this amazing scenic tour. Both named Sarah, we started our business from a love of the outdoors (particularly the stunning scenery) and our back grounds in adventure racing. We are both passionate about the environment and the rich history, iconic landmarks and picture perfect views unique to this area. We can't wait to show you our magical and truly breathtaking backyard like a local.
Famous Sticky Bun at an iconic local cafe
Hot or cold beverage of choice at local iconic cafe
Pick up and drop off in Queenstown CBD and transportation to scenic locations
Queenstown is rated one of the most beautiful holiday destinations offering spectacular scenery and is a year round must for visitors wanting to experience the unique energy of the region. This tour is designed for those wanting to experience the best scenic locations Queenstown and Arrowtown have to offer from a locals prospective. Enjoy a small group experience, including an iconic sticky bun at our local café, in Arrowtown.
Comfortable walking shoes
Our tour is available all year round, sometimes certain locations are unavailable due to adverse weather. In this instance we would adjust locations. Fair not they will be equally spectacular.
Instagram worthy shots around Queenstown