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Rhythm and Alps

(7 Days)

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The one that sees in The New Year in style, with Alpine views and VIP festival fun

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Short Trips & Festivals

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  • Duration

    7 days

  • Places

    2 places

  • Meals

    6 Breakfasts, 2 Dinners

  • Group Size

    Maximum 52 people

  • Team

    Expert Trip Manager, Driver and Local Guides

Queenstown, Wanaka

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About this trip

Spend a week on the south island, soaking up the stunning scenery and getting the chance to experience amazing adventure activities in Queenstown - and of course, your music fix will be sorted! With an included 2 day festival pass and VIP perks, topped with a bit of glamping, this will be one trip you'll never forget.

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Map & Itinerary

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Nights spent per location

  1. Queenstown

  2. 3 3 nights


  3. 3 3 nights


DAY 1 - Queenstown to Wanaka


Welcome New Year's revellers to the adventure capital of the world, and boy are you in a for a treat. The next few days are all about keeping your dancing feet happy and your adrenaline levels fully topped up. You ready? Good, because tonight you'll be meeting up with your Trip Manager and fellow NYE party heads!



The next two days are full of incredible line-ups, spectacular stage designs and all the festival LOLs. But don't wait 'til the festival starts to feel like a celeb, because your VIP treatment begins tonight! We hope you've worked up an appetite with all that travelling today, because this evening you'll feast out on a kiwi BBQ at the iconic Cardrona Hotel and get treated to a special showcase performance from one of the festival artists. You can now pick up your jaw from the floor...



Rhythm & Alps Festival VIP Premium Camping


  • Kick off the festivities with a BBQ dinner at Wanaka's Cardrona Hotel

  • Private Showcase Performance from Festival artist

DAY 2 - Wanaka


Wake up and get stuck into your included breakfast. Then head out and watch some of best bands & DJ's at new Zealand's finest music festival. Party the night away in spectacular fashion, but remember to save a little energy for the big night ahead tomorrow. 


Rhythm & Alps Festival VIP Premium Camping


  • 2-day Pass to Rhythm & Alps Festival

  • VIP Administration - Get access to VIP bar & viewing area


  • Drift over Lake Wanaka on a boat cruise with lunch

DAY 3 - Wanaka


Oh hello the best day/night of the year. Today you'll be kept busy running between stages, munching down tasty festival food and generally rolling around loving life. And then tonight, the main event - as the clock strikes 12, watch the sky come alive with fireworks, and feel pretty chuffed that you're sharing this moment with all new pals.


Rhythm & Alps Festival VIP Premium Camping


  • 2-day Pass to Rhythm & Alps Festival

  • VIP Administration - Get access to VIP bar & viewing area

DAY 4 - Wanaka to Queenstown


Festival fun might have come to an end, but your NZ adventure certainly hasn't. 


We'll make our way back to the adventure capital of the world - Queenstown - and what better day than New Year's Day to start ticking off some serious bucket list items. Skydive? Bungy jump? Zip-lining? There ain't nothing you can't do in Queenstown, and our ME Time Optionals will have you screaming with excitement every second of the day. Best make your way to the Ice Bar tonight to chill out... 


Jucy Snooze Hotel (or similar)


  • Visit the world's first commercial Bungy Jump at Kawarau Bridge


  • Bungy Jumping

  • Canyon Fox & Swing

  • Take an splashy adventure thrill ride on Queenstown's Shotover Jet


DAYS 5-6 - Queenstown


Two free days to do as you please, and the opportunities are endless. Skydiving, horse riding, bungy, vineyards...just make sure you see out your last days with a bang. A highlight is our Lake Wakatipu cruise on a 106 year old steamship, which disembarks at Walter Peak Country Farm. Here, we'll enjoy some gourmet grub from the outdoor rotisserie, before getting a glimpse of life in the country. Then, a magical night time cruise back to Queenstown on the moonlit decks. Bliss.


Jucy Snooze Hotel


  • Sky Diving

  • Bungy Jumping

  • Swings

  • Dart River Horse Trek


  • Funyaks


  • Take your happy hour in sub-zero temperatures at Queenstown's Ice Bar experience


  • Nevis Catapult

  • Enjoy a historic evening cruise on a 106 year old steamship, the TSS Earnslaw, followed by gourmet dinner at the Colonels Homestead restaurant

  • Do a tour and tasting of a Central Otago Wine vineyard and Craft Brewery in Queenstown

  • Swing through the tree tops on a Ziptrek Zipline tour in Queenstown


DAY 7 - Queenstown


Our trip ends after breakfast - sob. Who's up for the same time next year? We're game if you are.

Where You'll Stay

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    Jucy Snooze

    Queenstown, New Zealand

    The funky Jucy Snooze hostel features futuristic sleeping pods and laid back social areas

    3 nights

  • 6 nights

    All accommodation is included on this trip

    3 nights in Glamping - Luxury Camping, 3 nights in Lodge

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