Great Kiwi Escape

Additional activities

Day 1 and 2 Activities

Saturday 18 April – Sunday 19 April

Skyline Gondola Queenstown

Experience Queenstown and the surrounding mountains from above and take the scenic gondola ride up Bob’s Peak. Additional activities are at your own cost and can be purchased at the ticket office at the base of the Skyline Gondola.

Time: anytime

Price: Free adult entry (We’ll give you your ticket at the hotel).

Availability: Unlimited

Additional activities including luge rides, mountain biking and the bungy & swing can be purchased at the ticket office at the base of the Skyline Gondola.

Queenstown Gondola

Day 3 Activities

Monday 20 April

Te Anau Glowworm Caves

Glowworms cave tour

Adventure across Lake Te Anau and into the mysterious underground world of the Te Anau glowworms. Learn about the extraordinary caves and the thousands of glow worms that inhabit them with a guide and informative displays.

Time: 4:30pm and 5:45pm (2hr 15min duration)

Price: $82 (activity included with PremiumPLUS tickets)

Availability: 30 (included for PremiumPLUS)

Day 5 Activities

Wednesday 22 April

Wanahaka Experience

Focusing on the true meaning and origins of the haka, see the haka performed up close by the infamous Wanaka Tree. Understand and feel connected to the land as the haka is performed and explained in an intimate performance. 

Time: 5:30pm (Duration 30 – 45 mins)

Price: Free

Availability: Unlimited

Wanahaka experience

Day 6 Activities

Thursday 23 April

Big Sky Stargazing

Make the most of being in the center of the largest dark Sky Reserve in the world and go on a guided tour to show you the true beauty of the southern night sky that cannot be seen with the naked eye.

Tours depart on clear nights and the experience is guaranteed either outdoors on the viewing platform or with a live orientation in the dome planetarium theatre

Time: 9:30pm

Price: $85

Availability: 40

Short hikes

Hooker Valley Track

Rated as one of the best day hikes, the Hooker Valley Track takes you through the valley to Mueller Glacier, Hooker Lake and closer views of Mount Cook. Keep an eye out for the cheeky Kea, a colourful alpine parrot found only on the South Island.

  • Time: 2-3 hours
  • Distance: 10km return
  • Fitness required: Low
  • Gradient: Flat
Mt Cooke hike
Glacier hike
Blue Lakes and Tasman Glacier Walks

This short walk will take you to see New Zealand’s longest Glacier, the Tasman Glacier and the Blue Lakes.

  • Time: 30 – 60 mins
  • Distance: 1 hour (return)
  • Fitness required: Low – moderate
  • Gradient: Gradual incline with rock steps

Day 7 Activities

Friday 24 April

Tekapo Springs

Relax in the hot pools with spectacular views of Lake Tekapo.

Time: Entry until 8:00pm

Price: Free adult entry for hot pools and aqua play

Availability: Unlimited

Additional services such as sauna, massage and beauty treatments can be booked separately.

Tekapo Springs

Tekapo Stargazing

Tekapo Stargazing

Experience the spectacular Dark Sky Reserve in a fully guided hot pool experience.

Time: 8:45pm

Price: $105

Availability: 15

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