World TVET Conference, 12 - 15 September 2017, Queenstown New Zealand

Pre and Post Conference Activities

TOUR through nearby Gibbston Valley, a stunning wine region surrounded by mountains interlaced with lakes and deep river gorges. Sample award-winning wines or enjoy an alfresco lunch next to the vines.

TRAVEL by jet boat down the Dart River and deep into the spectacular Mount Aspiring National Park with Dart River Jet Safaris. Highly informative guides add the personal touch, talking about the area’s history and Maori legends.

CHALLENGE yourself. There’s no better place for adventurous types to try hiking, mountain biking, white water rafting, jet boating, skydiving or bungy jumping.

PLAY a round of golf at one of Queenstown’s five golf courses. From immaculate resorts to backcountry fairways, Queenstown offers world-class golfing amongst breathtaking scenery.
DISCOVER Milford Sound, described by Rudyard Kipling as the ‘eighth wonder of the world’. Enjoy a day trip on the fiord, explore the area by scenic flight or stay overnight on a chartered luxury vessel.

DRIVE to beautiful Glenorchy at the northern end of Lake Wakatipu and experience untouched wilderness and snow capped mountains. This truly is Lord of the Rings country and you will be able to spot many of the locations where the movie was filmed.

SEE some of the South Island’s finest scenery in Wanaka. The lakeside settlement is a gateway into Mt Aspiring National Park, part of a world heritage area. Exploring the park’s wilderness is an unforgettable experience with its striking landforms, from soaring mountains to tranquil river flats.

VENTURE into Fiordland National Park - home to some of the world’s greatest multi-day hikes including the Milford Track. Walks on these tracks, and many others in the region, can be undertaken with a guide or independently.
EXPLORE Queenstown and beyond by helicopter, an ideal way to discover the beauty of the region. Snow landings with champagne and photo opportunities are a perfect and dramatic way to welcome guests to Queenstown.

EXPERIENCE Queenstown in winter. A snow lover’s paradise, Coronet Peak and The Remarkables ski areas are only a short drive from the city centre, or travel slightly further afield to Treble Cone, Snow Park NZ, Cardrona and Waiorau Snow Farm near Wanaka.

VISIT the Fox and Franz Josef glaciers, on the South Island’s west coast. Guided glacier walks are available or guests can be transported by helicopter to remote parts of the glaciers on a heli-hike.

STEP BACK in time and visit Arrowtown, a picturesque historic gold-mining town just 20 minutes’ drive from Queenstown. Wander the tree lined streets of restored cottages or browse the boutique designer stores and galleries.