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  • Included within the conference registration, we have put together some outstanding activity options for Saturday afternoon. We encourage all attendees, sponsors and partners to book an activity and network outside of the conference sessions.
  • There are plenty of options for those who want to burn some energy, sit back and enjoy some amazing scenery, thrill seekers, or enjoy a luxury experience. All options include transport and either lunch during the activity or a packed lunch from the hotel.
  • Activities will range from 3 - 4 hours in duration and all attendees will be taken back to Rydges by 4.30pm, to allow time before the dinner departure at 6.15pm.
  • If an activity is unavailable due to weather conditions, participants will be offered an alternative option/s.
  • Activities tickets for accompanying partners may be purchased during conference registration for $200.
  • Cost of activities are included with conference registrations, apart from #9 Exclusive Wine Tour with Heli Golf which is an additional $450pp.

#1 LAKE CRUISE AND MT NICHOLAS EXPERIENCE



**Sorry this activity is now fully booked**
Covering 100,000 acres of high country, Mt. Nicholas provides 360 degree views to Mt Earnslaw, Glenorchy and the Remarkables.  The working station offers a truly Kiwi experience with its 30,000 merino sheep and 3,000 cattle.
Included:

  • Exclusive return transfer on ‘Queenstown Discovery’ boat
  • 4WD coach tour of the station's best views
  • A private tour of the animals and working woolshed
  • Wild Earth gourmet experience – showcasing the very best in fresh NZ cuisine prepared in renowned French Oak Pinot Noir wine barrel cookers and carefully matched selection of Wild Earth wines.

#2 GLENORCHY EXPERIENCE

Getting there is an unforgettable experience, as you travel in a land cruiser with a local guide and experience some of NZ’s best scenery and stop at picture perfect locations.
Visit New Zealand’s first Net Zero Energy accommodation provider: Camp Glenorchy.  It is part of an inspiring revitalization of classic camping, cabins and group gatherings and retreats.  Experience a behind the scenes tour of this creative and innovative designed project and learn about its recycled and reclaimed materials and international and local artist installations. 
Included:

  • Packed lunch from the hotel for you to enjoy before your activity
  • Transfers and local guide providing commentary along the way
  • Photo stops at picture perfect locations
  • A private tour of Camp Glenorchy
  • Hot afternoon tea at Mrs Wolleys – old fashioned soup and gourmet toasted sandwiches

#3 ZIP TREK ECOTOUR

 

**Sorry this activity is now fully booked**
A spectacular and exhilarating eco-adventure through the forest canopy, situated on Queenstown’s iconic Bob’s Peek (aka Skyline Gondola hill).  Gaze at the spectacular views of Lake Wakatipu and the Remarkables as the guides deliver interesting and light hearted details on the local history, myths, legends and ecological principals at each suspended treehouse.
Included:

  • Packed lunch from the hotel for you to enjoy before your activity
  • Transfers to and from 
  • 6 ziplines
  • 20 min downhill nature walk
  • The steepest zipline in the world

Please note there is a 125kg maximum to participate in this activity.

#4 HIGHLANDS MOTORSPORT PARK

Located in Cromwell, 45 minutes from Queenstown, is the privately-owned Highlands Motorsport Park, museum and sculpture park. This activity is high octane fun, experiencing some unique and extremely fast vehicles.
Included:

  • Packed lunch from the hotel for you to enjoy before your activity
  • Bus transfer and driven straight onto the race track on arrival
  • High speed taxi hot lap
  • Museum tour and Batak challenge
  • Afternoon tea
  • Go Kart race
  • Ferrari hot lap for one lucky person

#5 GUIDED BIKE RIDE AND WINE TASTING

 

 

**Sorry this activity is now fully booked**
Collected from your hotel in 6 seater land cruisers you will head to a bike track, via a bit of a 4WD through (literally) the Arrow River.  Either e-bikes or standard mountain bikes will be provided to ride the Queenstown trail finishing at Gibbston Valley with some wine tasting.
Included:

  • Packed lunch from the hotel for you to enjoy before your activity
  • 4WD transport to and from the hotel
  • Local guide to escort and look after the attendees
  • Wine tasting at Gibbston Valley
  • Bikes and equipment

Please note participants must be able to ride a bike at beginner level.

#6 DISCOVERY OF THE RINGS 4X4 TOUR

Experience scenes from Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit films in this picturesque location. Accessing Queenstown's hidden scenic gems means leaving the highway and taking the backroads to unveil a world you'd never know existed. Knowledgeable local guides have plenty of information to share as well as snippets of movies to show along the way with stops that are perfect for the enviable selfie.
Included: 

  • Packed lunch from the hotel for you to enjoy before your activity
  • 4WD transport to and from hotel
  • Tea, coffee and cookie break
  • Gold panning

#7 PACIFIC JEMM

 

** limited spaces available**
Enjoy Queenstown's only luxury Superyacht with an exclusive cruise around Lake Wakatipu in the timeless pedigree which is the Pacific Jemm. Immerse yourself in the surrounding alpine beauty and take insights from a different point of view. Exquisite cuisine is also included as you enjoy a BBQ lunch from the wonderful Eichardt's Private Hotel Kitchen.
Included: 

  • 3 hour cruise on Lake Wakatipu
  • Devine BBQ lunch onboard from the infamous Eichardt's Kitchen
  • Local wine tasting session

#8 GOLF JACK'S POINT

This championship golf course is one of the most visually spectacular in the world. It offers an exciting challenge with 5 tee positions to choose from. Designed in harmony with the natural environment, the course weaves through native tussock grasslands, dramatic rock outcrops, steep bluffs and swathes of native bush to the edge of Lake Wakatipu.
Included:

  • Packed lunch from the hotel for you to enjoy before your activity
  • Transport to and from the hotel
  • 9 holes of golf
  • Shared cart
  • Rental clubs

 

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For all conference enquiries please contact: 
NZ - Melissa Perkin melissa.perkin@nzbar.org.nz 
Australia - Camilla Gray events@austbar.asn.au

For all registration and accommodation enquiries please contact:  Nicky Remkes nicky@tomdickandharry.org.nz