2 days 1 night (2 people ex Queenstown) From $284 per person including transfers from Queenstown to Glenorchy. Based on Double or twin accommodation.
12 Noon Depart Queenstown on the Dart River Safaris bus for an incredibly scenic 1hr drive along the shores of Lake Wakatipu. On arrival in Glenorchy – don life jackets The Wilderness Safari takes you on a spectacular 1 1⁄2 hour Jet Boat journey through the Dart’s ever-changing braided river system. It includes an easy guided 30 - 40 minute walk through the ‘Heritage Trail’ at Paradise and a journey by 4WD coach via a scenic back-road route, stopping to view scenery that has formed the epic backdrop for many international films, including ‘The Lord of the Rings’.
1600 After the Safari, the jetboat will drop you off at Kinloch wharf. Kinloch is a spectacular setting with 360 degrees of mountains and accommodation at the highly sought after Kinloch Lodge.
1700 Relax in the spectacular outdoor hot tub and watch the ever changing scenery of Lake Wakatipu and the surrounding mountains, enjoy a cocktail over-looking the lake and enjoy dinner in the restaurant. (Food and beverages are an optional extra) Your accommodation this evening is in a comfortable double room in the wilderness lodge.
0700 A sunrise kayak trip on Lake Wakatipu is a "MUST DO" - well worth getting up early for! Experience the lake at its most tranquil and watch as the sun rises over the Richardson Mountains above Glenorchy. Listen to the native bird song of the dawn chorus as the mist swirls across Lake Wakatipu.
0815 Enjoy a leisurely breakfast or coffee on the outdoor deck at Kinloch Lodge's restaurant and prepare for your return journey to Glenorchy and on to Queenstown.
1pm Bus transfer from Glenorchy to Queenstown