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New Zealand Adventure 2018

Solo Travellers 30 to 49 Years
Sunday 7 January 2018 – Tuesday 16 January 2018

Optional Tours

Prices may change slightly for next summer, these are not released until later in the year


Kawarau Bridge Bungy - $195 NZD per person
Half day
Not only is Queenstown the Adventure Capital of the World but it is also the location of the 'World Home of Bungy Jumping'- The Kawarau Bridge Bungy!

In November 1988, Bungy pioneers AJ Hackett and Henry van Asch jumped into the World spotlight by launching the World's first commercially operated Bungy Jumping Site, off the historic Kawarau Bridge. With over 25 years of operating experience we have become renowned as one of the must do activities while in Queenstown.

Nevis Bungy – $275 NZD per person
Half day
Set an epic 134m above the stark beauty of the Nevis River, the highest Bungy (bungee) in New Zealand is a once in a lifetime experience. Located 45mins from Queenstown, we drive you out to the Bungy Site in our 4x4 buses, the drive alone is spectacular! Please ensure you allow a minimum of 4hrs for the round trip journey.

The Nevis Bungy is not for the faint of heart but if you conquer it – and you know you can – you’ll have earned the right to really tell people what to do in Queenstown, New Zealand.

The Nevis isNew Zealand's highest bungy at 134m and includes an 8.5 seconds of free fall. 

Canyon Swing – $229 NZD per person
Half day
Standing on the platform you will see the cables running from cliff to cliff over the river – this is the pivot point for the pendulum. From the middle of the cables two ropes run back to the platform ready for you to be harnessed to them – you act as the end of the pendulum!

After a safety briefing you’re led to the platform where you’re fitted into a chest & seat harness then attached onto our twin rope swinging system. It’s then over to you to jump into the unknown. The beauty of The Swing is that you can jump off any way you like. We have well over 70 jumps available and many more up our sleeve for ‘special occasions’ – our jump staff are only too willing to help your choice! There are a number of tandem jumpstyles available too.

Once you ‘depart’ the platform you will freefall 60m down into the canyon until the ropes smoothly swings you into a giant 200m swing. You will then complete a couple of massive swings before you slowly come to rest approximately 100m below the departure platform. We then winch you swiftly back up to the platform with a huge smile on your face and a memory you will not forget in a hurry. When you get back to the platform you have the choice of doing more jumps. 

Horse Trekking – $165 NZD per person
Half day
The River Wild is a beautiful 2 hour horse ride across the delta flats between the Rees and Dart Rivers (in Glenorchy). The ride is suitable for all riding abilities, from complete novice to lifetime rider. There are several river crossings with opportunities for the more experienced rider to canter whilst beginners are tutored. Please note there is a 95kg weight limit for this activity.

Milford Sound Day Trip – Coach - $242 NZD per person
Full day
Enjoy a full day trip in to stunning Milford Sound. The morning starts early with a scenic drive along the shores of Lake Wakatipu, arriving in Te Anau late morning for a brief stop.

From Te Anau experience the grandeur and beauty of Fiordland National Park arriving into Milford Sound in time for a scenic cruise of the fjord. Hear of the history and formation of the area and hopefully see some of the local wildlife such as dolphins, penguins and seals. Return back to Queenstown early evening. It is a full day trip but worth it as Milford is such an amazing place.

Milford Sound Day Trip – Flight – $499 NZD per person
Half day
Milford Sound flights are the best way to reach this isolated gem. Situated on the West Coast of the South Island of New Zealand, it is a world renowned area of extraordinary beauty. Milford Sound is actually named incorrectly a sound, it actually is a true fiord, which measures 12 km long and is up to 320 metres deep. This is a half day trip including return flights and a scenic cruise.

Flights to Milford Sound are very weather dependent and will be confirmed on the day if the flights are going ahead. 

Doubtful Sound Day Trip - $308 NZD per person 
Full day
It’s an early morning as we travel along the shores of Lake Wakatipu to Fiordland and the lakeside town of Manapouri. Arrive in time for a boat trip across Lake Manapouri and then a bus over Wilmot Pass descending down to Deep Cove and remote Doubtful Sound. We won't get any closer to nature than Doubtful Sound as we explore the fjord, enjoy the sounds of nature and see some of the local wildlife. Return back to Manapouri and Queenstown arriving early evening.  

TSS Earnslaw Cruise – $61 NZD per person
Half day
Enjoy a cruise across Lake Wakatipu on the TSS Earnslaw, over 100 years old the Earnslaw is one of New Zealand’s last working steamships. 

TSS Earnslaw and Walter Peak Farm - $81 NZD per person
Half day
Add a tour of Walter Peak farm on to your TSS Earnslaw cruise. Disembark at Walter Peak and see the sheep shearing show, the sheep dogs at work and a morning or afternoon tea in the homestead.

Queenstown Wine Tour – $160 NZD per person
Full day
Nearby Gibbston Valley is one of New Zealand’s prime wine regions, well known for a number of grape varieties and earthy Central Otago Pinot Noir. Take a small group tour along the Gibbston Valley visiting 4 wineries for tasting including a unique wine cave tasting. 

Skyline Gondola - $33 NZD per person
Half day
Take in the views of Queenstown, Lake Wakatipu and The Remarkables Mountain range from the top of Bob’s Peak, accessed by the Skyline Gondola. Café and restaurant/bar facilities are available up the gondola so you can enjoy lunch or a snack while enjoying the panoramic views. 

Skyline Gondola and 3 x Luge Rides - $50 NZD per person
Half day
Add a fun luge ride to your gondola trip. Jump on your Luge cart, select your track, then zoom down the Luge tracks - you're in control. Then catch the Luge chairlift back to the start zone and do it all over again - once is never enough!


Acrobatic Plane Ride - $299 NZD per person
Half  day
Enjoy a 30 minute flight over the Southern Alps and Wanaka area with acrobatic moves, not for the faint hearted. 

Half day
12,000 ft – $339 NZD per person
15,000 ft - $439 NZD per person

Strap yourself to a beautiful stranger for the experience of a lifetime with Skydive Wanaka - New Zealand's most spectacular, multi award winning high altitude skydive!

Climbing high above the stunning southern alpine scenery in the custom built X-STOL skydive plane, your incredible scenic flight captures breath-taking 360 degree views of NZ's highest mountains, glaciers, lakes and rivers.

Reaching heights of 12,000ft or 15,000ft the time arrives to leap with your highly qualified jumpmaster into pure air and the adrenaline rush of a lifetime. Experience the heart pumping exhilaration of freefall as you reach terminal velocity at an eye watering speed of 200kph. After 45 seconds of freefall the chute opens soaring you smoothly over the beautiful scenery below, landing you safely and gently back at the drop zone.

Puzzling World - $20 NZD per person
Half day
Mess with the head at Puzzling World with a mix of bizarre buildings, illusions rooms and the world famous Giant Maze. A fun family activity that will challenge your perceptions of reality.


Quad biking - $160 NZD per person
Experience the adventure of riding through rainforest tracks in glacier country, a thrilling way to take in the rugged West Coast landscape.

Kayaking - $115 NZD per person
Enjoy 3 hours paddling across Lake Mapourika surrounded by panoramic mountain views and towering glaciers. The lake being home to a number of birds and near the home of the Okarito Kiwi Sanctuary. 

Fran Josef Glacier Heli Hike - $449 NZD per person
Take a thrilling helicopter flight above the rugged terrain of the glacier landing on the ice for your glacier hiking experience. Franz Josef Glacier is one of the more accessible glaciers in New Zealand, hike amongst towering ice peaks and glistening blue ice and be amazed by awe-inspiring glacier scenery.  

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Encounter Travel provides holidays for solo travellers. Since 2006 we've been creating tour, cruise and resort packages for solo travellers that like to share their travel experiences. Visiting destinations across Australia and around the globe our holidays include short tropical escapes, leisurely touring, cruises and active walking trips.   

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