Queenstown Autumn Escape

Explore the trails, rivers, lakes and mountain ranges surrounding picturesque Queenstown

With warm sunny days and the spectacular red and golden foliage of Autumn leaves, this is the perfect time to take a short break.

For comfort and convenience, enjoy two days of escorted private touring to the must see regions outside Queenstown including central Otago’s stunning wineries and cellar doors.

Queenstown can be reached by air in just over 3 hours from Sydney and Melbourne with direct flights departing daily

Adventure is only one of the draw-cards, with nearby golf courses, the wineries of central Otago, the proximity to Fiordland and excellent cafes, bars and restaurants at your doorstep – Queenstown is the perfect base for your South Island stay.

Your holiday Includes:
4 nights at the Rees Hotel
Daily breakfast
2 days of tailored private touring with a guide.
You will visit the scenic and historic towns nearby as well the Central Otago wine region with the winery tours tailored to suit your palate and interests
Return airport to hotel transfers

Arrive in Queenstown


Arrive Queenstown

Transfer to your hotel by private car.

The Rees Hotel lies on the shores of Lake Wakatipu and offers sophisticated and spacious hotel rooms, apartments and residences.

Enjoy the library of rare books and art, a courtesy shuttle to and from the town centre, the hotel’s own private beach and wharf and all the amenities of a 5 star hotel.

Settle in and relax on your balcony taking in the views over Lake Wakitipu with a local Pinot Noir in hand or head to the Bordeau Wine Lounge at the hotel.

Overnight at the Rees Hotel in your selected room type

Experience the best of the region on a private tour

Your personal guide will escort you by car through glacial valleys and towering mountains to visit Glenorchy, the historic settlement of Arrowtown and the breath-taking Paradise. Discover hidden gems, local secrets and famous movie locations along the way.

Choice of a leisurely morning or afternoon half day tour.

Queenstown at leisure

Today enjoy the day in Queenstown exploring the cafes, shops, scenery and local hospitality.

Perhaps just take a leisurely stroll around the lake – the golden and red hues of autumn leaves blanketing the hills will contrast strikingly against the deep blue of the lake.

Touring Suggestions include:

  • A scenic air tour to Fiordland and Milford Sound
  • A guided hike –  Aoraki (Mount Cook) in the Hooker Valley, the Routeburn Track or Rob Roy Glacier.
  • A boat cruise along the lake .
  • A round of golf at one of 7 world class courses within 45 mins drive
  • Or one of the many adventure options for those seeking the thrills Queenstown is renowned for!

Queenstown and Central Otago wine tour

Queenstown is fast becoming a leading food and wine destination and early Autumn is a great time to experience the buzz as tonnes of grapes are harvested from Central Otago’s 200 vineyards!

Your personal guide will transport you through picturesque Kawarau Gorge to Bannockburn, the heart if the Central Otago wine region- famed for its Pinot Noir.

Immerse your senses in a wine tasting at Mt Difficulty before venturing on to the cellar doors in the Gibbston Valley wine region, known as “Valley of the Vines”. Your local guide will personally tailor the tour and restaurant choice for lunch.

You may wish to add an exclusive Cloudy Bay shed vineyard tour or back Vintage tasting!

Your adventure ends

After a leisurely breakfast, a private vehicle will transfer you to the airport or continue on to Fiordland and enjoy a couple of days exploring Milford Sound

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