SEEM 2017 Conference
Statistics in Ecology and Environmental Monitoring
6 – 8 December 2017         Queenstown, New Zealand
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Queenstown is one of the most popular and scenic destinations in New Zealand so there is plenty to see and do!

SEEM2017 has selected the following for registrants and their partners on the afternoon of Thursday 7 December. You may of course choose to do your own thing.

1. A walk in or near Queenstown

Cost: free

Duration: however long it takes...

We will select a walk (or two, depending on numbers and ability) from the many that one can do in or around Queenstown. An opportunity to take in the wonderful views of this stunning location.

Time to grab lunch before setting off.

2. Cruise on TSS Earnslaw, Walter Peak High Country Farm, gourmet BBQ lunch

Cost: $105 (10% discount with promotion code)

Duration: 3hrs 30mins

Enjoy a quintessential Kiwi experience – a delicious gourmet BBQ lunch and a farm demo in a stunning lakeside setting. Suitable for all ages.

Your lunch starts with a cruise aboard the historic TSS Earnslaw across to Walter Peak High Country Farm. Once there, you can sit back on the lakeside terrace of the Colonel’s Homestead Restaurant and savour the delicious aromas as our chef has the best of local produce, sizzling away on the grill.

The seasonal lunch menu will have a plenty to choose from - salads, vegetables, succulent meat cooked on the outdoor rotisserie or grill. If you’re vegetarian, don’t worry, you are well catered for too. Then finish your meal with a scrumptious dessert.

After your lunch, you can join an entertaining farm demonstration or explore the beautiful lakeside gardens.

Includes cruise, Gourmet BBQ lunch and farm demo

Book the 12.00 noon trip and pay here

Quote the promotion code, UOT10%BBQLUNCH, in the Comments box when you book online or pay over the phone to get 10% off.

NOTE - some web browsers do not appear to support the booking page for this. If this happens to you, try the Real Journeys homepage > Experiences > Dining

3. A classic wine tour in the Gibbston region

Cost: $159 ($149 if 10+ sign up from SEEM)

Duration: 1pm-5pm

Get a taste of what the region produces with this fun, scenic afternoon wine tour.

- Main pick up point is the Station Building (corner of Camp & Shotover Street)

- Some hotel transfers available on request

- Visit 3 wineries around Queenstown and the Gibbston wine region

- Take a tour through New Zealand’s largest wine cave

- Stunning drive through the rugged Kawarau Gorge viewing the original AJ Hackett bungy bridge

- Enjoy panoramic views of Queenstown, Lake Wakatipu & The Remarkables

- Visit the Lord of the Rings filming site: Pillar of the Kings (time permitting)

- Knowledgeable guides with fascinating commentary on wine, local sights & early history of Central Otago

- Choose a glass of wine to sit back and relax with and indulge in some local cheeses

Book and pay for the Classic Wine Tour here. Enter SEEM2017 in the Special instructions box.

Time to grab lunch before setting off.

4. Dart River Wilderness Jet

Cost: $239

Departure: 12.35 from Rydges Hotel or 12.30 from Queenstown Info Centre; check-in 10 mins prior

Duration: 6hrs from Queenstown

An unmissable journey into the Dart River Valley, where myth, heritage and fantasy come to life.

The Dart River Wilderness Jet is an exhilarating and spectacular journey deep into the heart of the world-renowned Mt Aspiring National Park. We are the only jet boat operator allowed on the Dart River.

This rich and diverse landscape offers a unique combination of breathtaking scenery, exhilarating experiences and New Zealand’s most exciting jet boating along glacier-fed rivers.

Our professional and highly trained staff will guide you along your journey, sharing stories of the area’s amazing history, great Maori legends and Greenstone trail.Dart WJ forest walk tall trees

Stroll through ancient beech forest, unchanged in over 80 million years and view the scenic backgrounds for many Middle Earth movie scenes.

Includes complimentary shuttle from Queenstown.

Book and pay here

Time to grab lunch before setting off.