Meet your local guide bright and early outside the Station Building on Camp Street to begin this Queenstown walking tour. Start with an introduction to the Queenstown Art Society. Chat freely with some of the town’s renowned artists and enjoy time wandering around the artist’s studios located in the former Queenstown High School buildings. Visit the Society’s ‘Cloakroom Gallery’, where local artists are showcased and often hold their own exhibitions.
Next up is Queenstown’s Botanical Gardens where your guide will introduce you to some of New Zealand’s native medicinal and edible plants. Many of these plants uses may have been forgotten through time if not for the local Maori people. While soaking up the lush surrounds of the Botanical Gardens be sure to also take time to appreciate the stunning views looking out through the trees and over the water to the mountains beyond.
During the walk your guide will point out many historical sites and buildings that have played an important role in the development of this town. On our way to the waterfront there will be time to visit a few more galleries that have 'artists in residence'. Enjoy viewing original and indigenous art that will be sure to stimulate your imagination and enrich your senses.
The final leg of the walk will take us to our lunch spot at Steamer Wharf, one of Queenstown’s premier entertainment destinations. Here you can enjoy a hearty lunch of your own choice at a local watering hole (pub). On Saturdays and some Sundays the local Crafts Market will also be in full swing here.
Inclusions: English speaking guide, Lunch from a set menu.
Exclusions: Personal shopping, drinks/snacks, tips and gratuities for your local guide.
Dress standard: A popular holiday spot at any time of the year, Queenstown is a destination for all seasons. With an alpine climate, Queenstown offers sparkling winter days with snow-capped mountains and clear blue skies, and summers with long, warm days reaching an average of 26°C. Light layers are recommended and comfortable foot wear for walking in summer and extra layers coats and hats are recommended for the sometimes biting air in the winter. A warm or sun hat & sun block are recommended summer & winter.
Your Trip: This trip is offered on a "join-in" basis. Maximum group size is 12.
Confirmation of booking: Please contact Queenstown Urban Adventures to confirm your trip 24 hours prior to departure.
Child Policy: Children must be 6 years of age to 11 years inclusively.