Queenstown & Central Otago -
featuring the "Arrowtown Autumn Festival "
14 April - 19 April 2020
Duration: 6 Days
On this trip we take in Queenstown, Wanaka, Unique Arrowtown, Clyde, Alexandra and Bannockburn. Come and see the awesome,
autumn colours of Central Otago. We stay in Cromwell by Lake Dunstan and visit Old Cromwell Town. We enjoy the unique
and friendly atmosphere of Arrowtown’s Autumn Festival. Visit the beautiful Hawea and Wanaka Lakes, spend time at the famous
Puzzling World, take a tiki tour into Clyde and view the amazing Clyde Dam, take a stroll along the waterfront in Queenstown
and browse the shops. Every day the scenery and magnificent autumn colours are different. Every day different, every
day beautiful! “Lovely scenery, lots of laughter, very enjoyable.” (Margaret)
Day 1 D
You are picked up between 8 and 9 am (Christchurch city area only). We travel through to Ashburton, with
a 20 minute stop here, then on through to picturesque Geraldine followed by lunch at stunning Lake Tekapo, travel through
the majestic Lindis Pass. We have a 10 minute stop at Omarama, then on to our inviting accommodation at Cromwell.
Day 2 B & D
After a leisurely breakfast, we will travel via the stunning Lake Hawea, then onto beautiful Wanaka, enjoy a cup of tea on the edge of
the Lake and simply soak up the beauty of this location at this magical time of the year, in all its glorious Autumn colours.
You then have some free time to browse the shops and have lunch, before we visit Puzzling World for fun time.
Day 3 B & D
A beautiful leisurely scenic day. We’ll visit historic Old Cromwell town and take a Tiki Tour to view the Clyde Dam and
the charming olde worlde Clyde Township. Another fabulous day for stunning scenery and photo opportunities.
Day 4 B
Today we enjoy the cacophony of colours at the Autumn Festival and join in the wonderful friendly atmosphere with the
locals as they dress for times gone by, see the Can Can Girls and watch the wonderful parade. Browse the stalls offering local
arts and crafts. Taste the local cuisine. Wander around picturesque Arrowtown. We visit the amazing beautifully restored Chinese
settlement, and you will have time to meander by the river and relax in this antiquated picturesque township.
Day 5 B & D
Queenstown – Weather permitting, we have our morning cuppa by the side of Lake Wakatipu, then you have free
time to soak up beautiful Queenstown. You can take a trip out on our Lady of the Lake - "The Earnslaw” (own cost) or
browse the shops before heading back to Cromwell along side the beautiful scenic Kawarau Gorge.
Day 6 B
On our way home to Christchurch, we take in the majestic views of Lake Pukaki. We lunch at beautiful Lake Tekapo,
visit Church of the Good Shepard and view Mackenzie’s dog memorial. We will have a 15 minute stop at Geraldine,
before wending our way home.
B = Continental breakfast provided
D = Dinner (main meal) provided (please note any drinks will be at your own expense)
Morning cuppa and 'bikkies' provided from the bus each day.
We stop at various places for you to purchase your own lunch