Mountains and Lakes combo

Mountains and Lakes combo
  • Duration : 10 Hours (approx.)
  • Product code : MnL1
From NZD $250.00
Departing from Queenstown at 8am. Take the Glenorchy road around the shores of Lake Wakatipu. Our Island Safari kayaking tour launches out from a secluded beach and takes you to the conservation reserves Pig and Pigeon island. These sanctuaries are home to native geckos and our flightless bird the Weka. we stop for a break and morning tea on a beach before continuing along the forested island shorelines. Spectacular views and a leisurely pace along with stories of Maori, Miners, Ecology and Geology.
We expect to return from kayaking around 12noon and you have opportunity for a break in the small town of Glenorchy. There are cafe's and restaurants here you can purchase lunch or just take a look around.
At 1pm we board the bus to continue up the valley into the Mt Aspiring National Park, the short drive takes you over the Dart and Rees rivers, past film locations from Lord of the Rings, the Hobbit and Wolverine. We turn off the Routeburn road to Lake Sylvan and take the walk up through beach forest to this secluded mountain lake. The walk is over flat ground and suitable for all ages. Home to native birds such as parakeets, Mohua, bush robins and many others. This is a bird lovers paradise.
We stop for afternoon tea and a snack on the shores of Lake Sylvan, take a swim on a hot day. Return to Glenorchy then on to Queenstown. Return by 5:30pm.