Took some time to experiment a little to combine some experiences and adventures for family groups as the summer season finishes up. We have had several family groups using the RoamWild website contact form seeking fast paced, exciting and interactive experiences so we put our heads together to come up with a full afternoon/evening experience.
This is how it went....
The Paragon first, after all, this is our home base.
Next stop Mountain Heights....Mt Owen.
Down from Mt Owen, back through Queenstown to the gold bearing streams. Some nice colour was panned which made this activity take much longer than planned but hey, being immersed in this forest environment, we're not at all hurried.
After this great activity we go back to home base for a quick freshen up. Then, get ready for another mountain adventure. This one is a longer 4x4 trip up onto the slopes of Mt Huxley for the BBQ food experience. Families are challenged to build fire and cook food...with out a BBQ. With a little coaching and a little help at times both these family groups got it done enjoying the experience and achievement.
After dinner and watching the sunset from Mt Huxley, night falls. Time to go wildlife spotting and checkout some abandoned mines too!
The evening is finished off with a night cap in the forest before heading back to Queenstown.
Reviewed by Jimmyoz73
20 Apr 2018
Great day out
Our family of 5 had a great day out with Anthony. The whole family had a ball out in his 4wd exploring the local mountains, towns and timber mill, followed by a barbecue at sunset and then onto a bit of wildlife spotting, glowworms and an abandoned gold mine at night. Anthony was extremely knowledgeable and the kids really enjoyed listening to his facts and stories about the local area as did we. I can not recommend Roam Wild high enough, it really made our West Coast experience.
Reviewed by StKildaRobbo265 8 Apr 2018 Ancient Pines and Lost Mines tour We had a fantastic afternoon with Anthony doing the Ancient Pines and Lost Mines tour with him. His knowledge and passion for the history of the forest and mining is really special and his engaging style really made our time very special. Our 10 year old daughter really loved hearing all his stories and was fascinated by the whole tour. Great to spend time with someone so dedicated and committed to the region and the tours that are provided. A lovely touch to have a cuppa and cake in the mine! If your in the area this is a must do tour, you will enjoy every moment. Finishing off at the Paragon a Theatre was a real treat! Lovely restoration.