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Queenstown to Wanaka Day Trip

Staying in Queenstown and keen to independently explore?

Travelling in a rental car or a campervan? We highly recommend Wanaka for a great day trip.

Experience the stunning and varied landscapes of the Southern Lakes region with a day trip to Wanaka and a Wanaka River Journeys jet boat trip to the glaciers.

Travel to Wanaka via the Crown Range through the historic Cardrona Valley stopping mid way at the famous Cardrona pub for photos. This is a 1.25 hour alpine drive to meet either the 10am or 1pm Wanaka River Journeys trip.

Lunch in one of Wanaka's many great cafe's then visit the absolutely unique Puzzling World before returning to Queenstown via the Cromwell and Gibbston vineyards' and the Kawerau Gorge.

Summer daylight saving will allow you even longer to explore! 

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"Mo te Tangata mo te Whenua" - It's about the people, it's about the place