Hauora Activities

Please note that the Hauora activity numbers are now finalised therefore any new registrations will be unable to participate in a Haurora activity.    

Introducing the NZPF 2017 Activities Afternoon: a balance of the mind, body and spirit.
Fulfil your Conference experience and revitalise your spirit in Queenstown! Join us for an afternoon of group activities on Wednesday 20 September. We have put together a wide selection of activities from “Wild to Mild”. This is included in the full registration fee.

Please select one of the following activities on the registration form. There is a number limit for each activity so we suggest you register early to ensure that you do not miss out. Once registered for an activity you cannot make an alternative selection.      

 

TSS Earnslaw Cruise with Afternoon Tea and Farm Show

Departure Time:              1315hrs

Duration:                           4.25hrs

Max Numbers:                 60

Inclusions:                        TSS Earnslaw cruise, afternoon tea, farm show

What to bring:                  Camera, warm layer

 

Relive the elegance of bygone days with a cruise aboard the vintage steamship TSS Earnslaw, one of the last remaining coal fired passenger vessels. Affectionately known as the “Lady of the Lake”, she has been transporting goods to remote settlements and conveying passengers on beautiful Lake Wakatipu since 1912. Arriving at Walter Peak, you will disembark and see true iconic NZ life on this working station – experience a farm show with sheep shearing demonstration or take your time to explore the homestead, take in the beautiful landscaped gardens and the serenity of the lake. You will also enjoy a delicious country style afternoon tea with scones.

 

1315hrs: Pick up from Events Centre
1345hrs: Guests board TSS Earnslaw Vintage Steamship
1400hrs: Depart Steamer Wharf, Queenstown
1445hrs: Group disembark at Walter Peak
1445 – 1645hrs Enjoy Farm Experience, includes afternoon tea
1645hrs: Board TSS Earnslaw for return Journey
1730hrs: Return to Steamer Wharf

 

  

 

Wilding Pines Activity

Departure Time:             1400hrs              

Duration:                          3 hrs

Max Numbers:                36

Inclusions:                      Transfers, afternoon tea, tools, land use permits, rain capes

What to bring:                 Camera, warm layer

 

Coaches will collect the guests and transfer them to Queenstown Hill. They will then shuttle to the wilding pines site in 4WD vehicles.
Travel the rugged road and experience true off-roading on Queenstown Hill with our expert guide. Enjoy the awe-inspiring 360 degree panoramic views over the surrounding lakes and mountains on trails that are exclusively used by Nomad Safaris before arriving at designated sites for wilding pines. We join forces with the Wilding Conifer Group, a charitable trust set up to help stop the spread of Wilding Pines in the Queenstown region. The wilding pine is considered a pest here and its numbers kept under control. If it was left unchecked it would spread like a weed and physically alter the landscape of the beautiful backcountry areas surrounding Queenstown.

Light refreshments and home baking will be served part way through the trip.


1400hrs: Depart the Events Centre
1420hrs: Arrive Queenstown Hill – 4WD transfer to wilding pines site and safety briefing
1430 – 1530hrs: Wilding Pines removal
1530hrs – 1545hrs: Refreshment Break
1545hrs – 1630hrs: Wilding Pines removal
1630hrs: Return transfers depart
1700hrs: Arrive in town

 

  

 

4WD Safari - Wakatipu Basin (Wet Weather Alternative to Wilding Pines)

Departure Time:             1330hrs              

Duration:                          3.5hrs

Max Numbers:                36

Inclusions:                       4WD tour, afternoon tea 

What to bring:                 Camera, warm layer 

 

Join a trip on a special adventure tailored to include some of the locations used for significant scenes in the film. Even if you are not a particular fan of the movies you will be wowed at every turn by the magnificent landscapes and will love the off-road aspect of this trip.
The tour is by 4WD into the heart of New Zealand high country: the embodiment of the Middle-Earth of Tolkien’s imagination. The ‘Safari of the Rings’ tour is a scenic charter that gives a spectacular look at the diversity of the scenery in the area. From the Remarkables Mountains, to Kawarau Gorge, and Arrowtown to the Skippers Canyon Saddle you will be wowed at every turn.
Off-road driving and river crossings are included and there will also be an opportunity to try your luck at gold panning.
Light refreshments and home baking will be served part way through the trip.

 

        

 

Game Over Queenstown

Departure Time:             1400hrs              

Duration:                          1hr

Max Numbers:                32

Inclusions:                       Transfers, one go-kart session, one lazer tag session, afternoon tea 

What to bring:                 Camera, closed toe shoes are essential for this activity 

 

Game over is an indoor activity centre where you will able to enjoy a fun mix of go-karting and lazer tag, there will be afternoon tea available for guests to help themselves to over the afternoon.


Go-Karting – 8 people maximum per race
Head out onto the Grand Prix Indoor Go Karting Track in one of the electric go-karts. Electric go karts have several advantages over gas-powered rivals, a lower environmental impact, no exhaust fumes but most importantly superior performance. Faster off the line these are capable of delivering maximum torque instantaneously. Everyone will get to enjoy one 15 minute race and lap times and speeds will be tracked so that we can separate out the ‘driving Miss Daisy’s’ from the future Formula 1 contenders. This can add in a bit of friendly rivalry to the afternoon.


Lazer Tag – 10 people maximum per match
Game Over’s Lazer Tag Arena is a 250 square meter dedicated arena simulating the Jurassic era. Take your first step through the Lazer foyer and come face to face with creatures form the past….. this is where the real challenge begins! Game Over Lazer Tag is a live action packed, laser arena with the latest technology, lighting and sound. Step first into the briefing room to discover what your mission is. Next is the armoury where you strap on the latest Helios Pro vest and phaser. Then step into another world – the Lazer arena, dimly lit with fog swirling – beware, Dinosaurs may bite! Watch out for the opposition players and the interactive targets hidden throughout the arena – zap them before they get you! Play in teams or everyone for themselves.
A shuttle will transport guests back to the CBD. 

 

 

  

 

Ziptrek Ecotours - FULL

Departure Time:             1345hrs from Events Centre              

Duration:                          Approx. 2hrs at Ziptrek, back to hotels by 1730hrs

Max Numbers:                20 (1450hrs - 10 people, 1510hrs - 10 people)

Inclusions:                       Transfer from Events Centre to Gondola, Gondola ticket, Ziptrek, afternoon tea 

What to bring:                 Camera, closed toe shoes are essential for this activity 

 

The best framed views of Lake Wakatipu can be experienced on an interpretive guided tour using flying foxes as low impact adventure access. Ziptrek Ecotours offers a thrilling eco-adventure experience, while also providing the opportunity to learn about what this breath taking place has to offer. The perfect Queenstown adventure for you to enjoy!
Moa 4-Line Tour: The perfect starter to your adventure experience in Queenstown. The Moa comprises four flying foxes, starting and finishing at the top of Skyline Gondola. Moa is designed to start low and slow and gradually build your confidence as it gets progressively longer, higher and faster. All ages love the interaction this guided aerial tour has to offer.
Please note you must wear closed toed footwear on this tour. Warm layers are recommended as the temperature is lower up in the trees than in town.

 

  

 

Shotover Jet - FULL

Departure Time:             1400hrs onwards             

Duration:                          1.5hrs 

Max Numbers:                70

Inclusions:                       Transfers, Shotover Jet ride, afternoon tea 

What to bring:                 Camera, sunglasses, warm layers 

 

It’s an adrenaline rush you’ll never forget!
From the moment the accelerator hits the floor, your adrenaline hits the roof as you power through the Shotover River and deep into the Shotover River canyons. It will immediately become clear why this activity was chosen from the hundreds of options to showcase Queenstown to the Royal couple William and Kate when they visited.
It’s an amazing ride, as the Shotover Canyon walls tower over you and your driver skilfully whips the boat past rocky outcrops, and skims around the crags and boulders. Rock faces blur in your peripheral vision, the opaque water sprays into myriads of white crystals with every turn. You grip the safety rail for comfort and reassurance and then let out a whoop of excitement as the driver spins the boat around in its boat length – wow; you have just experienced the ‘trademark’ Shotover Jet 360 degree spin! You will stop briefly to catch your breath while your driver points out landmarks or points of interest.
Spray jackets will keep most of the water off and lifejackets are provided along with a safety briefing. We recommend sunglasses to protect your eyes but make sure to leave your cap in the free onsite lockers as it may fly off!

             

 

Ben Lomond Horse Treks - FULL

Departure Time:              1500hrs (from Central Queenstown)              

Duration:                           2hrs

Max Numbers:                 20

Inclusions:                        Transfers, horse trek, afternoon tea

What to bring:                  Camera, sunglasses, warm layers, closed toe footwear

 

Only a 15km drive away from Queenstown, next to Moke Lake and hidden within the mountains of the Ben Lomond Station, you will find the many horses of Ben Lomond Horse Treks waiting to take you for a ride.
Here you will find unforgettable horse riding experiences for all ages and levels. Guests will enjoy a 1 hour horse trek with the best mountain views and friendly guides that know their way around the area.
Soak up some of the beautiful untouched New Zealand landscape on horseback and breathe in the fresh mountain air. You will surely have the time of your life.

 

    

 

Lake Hayes and Arrowtown

Departure Time:              1400hrs              

Duration:                           3.5hrs

Max Numbers:                 45

Inclusions:                        Transfers, afternoon tea

What to bring:                  Camera, sunglasses, warm layers, comfortable walking shoes

 

Travel from the Events Centre to the majestic Lake Hayes. You can choose between walking around the Lake (one and half hours) which is simply stunning to a short walk of 30 minutes. If you would prefer not to walk there is an option of visiting some local art galleries.
After your walk you will then travel the short distance into Arrowtown. The former gold mining town of Arrowtown is a living, historic holiday destination. Spectacular scenery, four very distinct seasons and a tranquil atmosphere attract visitors from New Zealand and around the world.
Arrowtown is nestled beside the Arrow River, and is the home of unique attractions. The group will enjoy afternoon tea together before heading off for time to explore at leisure. You can enjoy gold panning, tours around historic buildings, the Chinese Miners Settlement and the district’s museum.
Buckingham Street, the town’s main street and the lanes and arcades around it are a shopping attraction offering a wide range of quality products including fashion, galleries, jade, gifts and local wine.

 

   

 

Body Sanctum & Hush Spa - FULL

Departure Time:             1345hrs              

Duration:                          1hr treatment

Max Numbers:                 24

Inclusions:                       Transfers, one hour treatment, afternoon tea

 

Appointment Schedule:

- 1430hrs - 8 people (Body Sanctum)

- 1430hrs - 8 people (Hush Spa)

- 1545hrs - 8 people (Body Sanctum)

- 1545hrs - 8 people (Hush Spa)

 

Body Sanctum and Hush Spa are both places of rest, relaxation and rejuvenation for both men and women. Both located literally a step from the cosmopolitan hub of Queenstown, you can indulge in a little peace and quiet for yourself. Enjoy first class services in elegantly appointed rooms.
It's just that easy...so let go of all your cares and give yourself up to the experience. Relax, re-group, rejuvenate and above all, enjoy.
Choose from a one hour relaxation or deep-tissue massage followed by a light afternoon tea served at Halo café.

 

      

 

Mt Nicholas Scenic Cruise

Departure Time:             1400hrs coach, 1500hrs sailing              

Duration:                          2hrs

Max Numbers:                100

Inclusions:                       Transfers, scenic cruise, afternoon tea

What to bring:                 Camera, sunglasses, warm layers  

 

This trip is Queenstown’s longest lake cruise; you will cruise further and see more of Lake Wakatipu. Cruise into untouched wilderness on the Spirit of Queenstown Scenic Cruise to discover Lake Wakatipu’s hidden gem – Mt Nicholas.
This modern catamaran is equipped with large, tall viewing windows and comfortable indoor seating, spacious outdoor decks with panoramic 360-degree views. Sit back, relax and enjoy the spectacular scenery of The Remarkables mountain range and up views up the lake towards Glenorchy Township.
The open-top viewing deck is the perfect spot to get those panoramic photos, accompanied by a lively and informative commentary from your skipper.
The boat will stop briefly to pick up passengers from the Mt Nicholas station. On the return leg you will stop at Bob’s Cove to view flora and fauna up close

 

      

 

Kawarau Bungy - FULL

Departure Time:              1440hrs              

Duration:                           2hrs

Max Numbers:                 10

Inclusions:                        Transfers, bungy, t-shirt and certificate, afternoon tea

What to bring:                  Warm layers


Min weight 35kg, Max weight 235kg

 

The first commercial Bungy site in the world, the Kawarau Bridge Bungy is an exciting 43m drop above the spectacular Kawarau River.
Take the plunge from this Department of Conservation Historic Reserve just 20 minutes from the heart of Queenstown.
Forwards, backwards, by yourself or with a friend... it’s up to you. This is the only Bungy in Queenstown where you can choose to bob over the water, touch it or get fully immersed. It is also Queenstown’s only tandem Bungy but don’t think sharing the jump means the fear is halved!

 

   

 

Queenstown Trail Cycling

Departure Time:               1400hrs              

Duration:                            3.5hrs

Max Numbers:                  70

Inclusions:                         Transfers, cycle hire, fitting and safety briefing, vehicle support,a fternoon tea

What to bring:                   Warm layers

 

Arrowtown to the Wineries – The jewel in the crown of the Queenstown Trail
After a short transfer you will reach the start of the trail. You will be fitted with a bicycle and given a briefing on the trail. From here start your ride along the beautiful Arrow River gorge till it meets the confluence of the Kawarau River, joining the original miners trail that crosses the famous Kawarau suspension bridge, home of the original Kawarau Bungy. This is arguably the most scenic section of the trail and with the addition of several swing bridges to cross. At the end of your bike ride you will be transferred back to Queenstown.
A driver with vehicle support will meet you at designated points throughout your ride on this 15km off-road trail. If guests have had enough riding they can choose to travel by vehicle for the rest of the trip. The driver will also be able to assist with directions and any unforeseen mechanical issues.

 

      

 

Pilates/Yoga Class

Departure Time:             1400hrs, class 1430 - 1530hrs              

Duration:                          1hr yoga or Pilates class 

Max Numbers:                15

Inclusions:                       Transfers, healthy afternoon tea and garden tour, 1hr yoga or Pilates class

What to bring:                 Comfortable clothing

 

Set on three acres of alpine hillside in Queenstown overlooking Lake Wakatipu and the Remarkables range, Sherwood offers a unique setting to unwind, and reconnect with self and nature.
A yoga or pilates class will be taken in the onsite studio by their friendly and welcoming instructor. The lesson will be suitable for all levels with something for everyone from beginner to the more advanced student.
You will enjoy a delicious healthy afternoon tea and short tour of the onsite garden. The Sherwood kitchen team takes inspiration from the beautiful surrounds and the bounty offered up by the changing seasons. A deep connection with nature and the surrounds defines the food at Sherwood.
This will be a relaxing afternoon to nourish body and soul.

 

    

 

Skyline Gondola and Luge

Departure Time:             1400hrs              

Duration:                          1hr 

Max Numbers:                 80

Inclusions:                       Transfers, afternoon tea, gondola ticket and three luge rides per person

What to bring:                  Comfortable clothing, closed toe footwear

 

Travel up the gondola and see Queenstown and the surroundings stretch out as a panorama before you. Some of the most amazing and famous views of Queenstown are found at the top.
During your visit to Skyline a ride on the luge is a must. The Luge tracks wind 800 metres down through the trees with spectacular views of Queenstown and the Remarkables.
There are two tracks. The Scenic Track is a leisurely ride with gentle gradient, easy bends, tunnels and dips. The Advanced Track has a steeper gradient and is a more adventurous ride with the thrill of banked corners, tunnels, dippers and cuttings.
You are in full control! A unique braking and steering system on your three-wheeled luge cart means you can alter the course and speed at will. Go fast, go slow, stop to take photos, you decide.
This is one activity that really lives up to its slogan ‘Once is never enough!’.

 

  

 

 

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