All field trips are subject to maximum numbers, book your space now! If you are booking a field trip, we recommend that you stay over night in Queenstown on the Friday, just in case we experience any delays in getting back to Queenstown, after your field trip.
Clyde Dam & Winery Lunch
Departing Queenstown at 8am this trip will include a tour of the Clyde Dam, it will include a look at the Manuherikia Irrigation Scheme. A visit to Bannockburn Winery Carrick Estate will round out the trip and estimated arrival time back in Queenstown is 4.30pm. A winery lunch is included in the price of the field trip.
$80.00 per person
Dart River Trip
This trip can be a short trip (jet boat ride only) or a full day trip, including a funyak (inflatable kayak) experience for part of the trip. The trip will explore the Dart River.
Wilderness Jetboating Trip ($239.00): An hour and a half of thrilling high-speed wilderness jetboating skimming across the clear waters of the Dart River into the Te Waipounamu World Heritage Area. Hear about flora, fauna and history on a 30 minute forest walk with your friendly guide as well as Tales of early settlers who carved rich farms from the rugged landscape.
Funyak Trip ($339.00): Enjoy an hour of highspeed wilderness jet boating through the waters of the Dart River into the Te Waipounamu World Heritage Area and your Funyak launch site. Stop along the way and enjoy a wilderness picnic lunch. Travel a backcountry route to Glenorchy and put yourself in scenes and backdrops from The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit movies
Manapouri Field Trip
Departure time: 7am
After a 2-hour bus trip through some stunning New Zealand scenery, you will have an hour-long cruise across Lake Manapōuri to West Arm, where you will have the opportunity to look around the visitor centre. On the return cruise you will view the power station and intakes. Expected arrival time back in Queenstown is 6pm. The trip includes a packed lunch.
What to bring: Walking shoes and Rain Jacket.
Please note that the Station Tour has been removed from this trip, as per the disclaimer below, this will be replaced with other places of interest en route.
Disclaimer: The Station Tour is subject to close out from unexpected station events, where visitors are not able to be accommodated on the day. If this occurs the Station Tour will be replaced with other places of interest around the Lake, including the control structures.
$150.00 per person
Water and Wine Bike Tour
Estimated departure time 9am. The cost includes bike hire, lunch, vehicle support. Wine tastings are optional extras from $5-$15 depending on the vineyard: payable on the day. This field trip is a tour of rivers and wineries by bicycle! Attendees will be provided with mountain bikes, helmets and a safety briefing and will then set off on a scenic ride from Arrowtown along the beautiful Arrow River Trail until it meets the Kawarau River and will then head down the Kawarau River along the Gibbston River Trail. Total riding distance is < 25 km with an expected riding time of 4-5 hrs (at a leisurely pace), leaving plenty of time to stop and enjoy the scenery, wine and a picnic along the way! Planned arrival time is 5.30pm.
$120.00 per person