Ok this is about what we will do ! We have exclusive access to Mount Earnslaw Station, a working farm set in the spectacular alpine environment of the Paradise Valley at the head of Lake Wakatipu. The Paradise Valley Experience is a full day 4WD adventure over Mount Earnslaw Station and the Paradise Valley in the heart of New Zealand’s high country. You will gain real insight into country life in this remote region, LOTR and the Hobbit movie locations can be viewed. 4WD across and up farm trails, hiking options, incredible photography. There is the option to visit an operational woolshed where sheep are shorn during the year. We visit Diamond Lake flanked by Mt Alfred and Mt Earnslaw (2830m) the views across the Lake to Mt Chaos, Cosmos and Pluto Peaks are “Postcard shots in Paradise”. Departures 9am return 4.30pm• Exclusive access to Mount Earnslaw Station • LOTR and the Hobbit movie location viewing • Kiwi guides • Max capacity 6 pax, no large groups • Toyota Landcruiser or Land Rover 4WD transport • Plenty of photo stops • Binoculars and refreshments • Viewing farm livestock Commentary on historical / cultural and geographic anecdotes
Charles & Belinda
I love meeting people from all cultures and being able to show you the countryside of NZ away from the crowds! I have been a Kiwi farmer for 24 years well travelled and now for 14 years have enjoyed sharing with people the diversity of this region. Come and learn what it is like to be a farmer in this unique mountain environment in a remote location 1 hour from Queenstown.
Cookies and fresh fruit
Tea, Coffee or hot chocolate & bottled water
You will be visiting Mount Earnslaw Station at Glenorchy 1 hours drive from Queenstown. * The Glenorchy village at the top of the Lake. * Mt Earnslaw Station a working 15000 acre sheep & cattle farm * Diamond Lake * Lake Reid * Mt Alfred 4WD trails * Dart River Valley, Paradise, the ultimate photography location * Paradise Valley, Diamond Lake, LOTR & the Hobbit movie sights * Arcadia * Short hiking options on the Routeburn Track or Mt Alfred
We normally have a picnic lunch, so we take you to a bakery where you can purchase food for your picnic lunch. Alternatively you may want to visit a cafe. Lunch is an addtional cost.
Paradise Discovery Tour Queenstown