Daily Tours

Join one of our daily group wine tours and explore Central Otago wine country, or our sightseeing tour filled with Queenstown and Arrowtown highlights.

Central Otago Wine Tours Departing Queenstown

The Central Otago wine region spreads from the outskirts of Queenstown’s Wakatipu Basin through picturesque valleys and dramatic gorges to the rolling vine-clad foothills of Bannockburn and beyond. Our tours take you from Queenstown to the Gibbston Valley and through to Bannockburn and Cromwell, the heart of the Central Otago wine country.

Join one of our small group tours with a maximum of 12 people, for a great day out exploring Central Otago scenic wine country.

Full Day – Gourmet Scenic Wine Tour

9:30am to 4.30pm (7 hours)

 

$269 per adult
$179 per child

A relaxed day of fine cuisine and good company, sampling local cheeses, chocolates and tasting premium cool-climate wines in one of the world’s great Pinot Noir wine regions.

  • Visiting 4 vineyards over 2 wine sub-regions (Gibbston and the Cromwell/Bannockburn basin)
  • Tour through New Zealand’s largest wine cave
  • Enjoy a cheese and wine presentation
  • Stunning drive through the rugged Kawarau Gorge, Gibbston and Bannockburn
  • View the original AJ Hackett bungy bridge, take a stroll through the historic precinct of OId Cromwell and the must-see goldmining settlement of Arrowtown
  • Tour with expert wine guides with fascinating commentary on wine, local sights and early history of Central Otago
  • Delicious wine barrel cooked lunch matched with wines included
  • Sample locally made hand-crafted chocolates
  • Maximum of 12 guests per tour creating enough atmosphere to be sociable but small enough to be interactive

This tour may not operate every day so please let us know when booking if you have any alternative dates.

    Half Day – Boutique Wine Tour


    11:00am to 4.30pm (5.5 hours)

    $199 per adult
    $139 per child

    Immerse yourself among the boutique vineyards and spectacular scenery of Central Otago on our 5 1/2 hour Boutique Wine Tour, sampling wine from two different wine sub-regions

    • Visiting 4 vineyards over 2 contrasting wine sub-regions (Gibbston and the Cromwell/Bannockburn basin)
    • Relax amongst good company with a delicious platter lunch
    • Match a complimentary glass of premium wine with your lunch
    • Visit Old Cromwell Town (time and weather permitting)
    • Stunning drive through the Kawarau Gorge whilst learning about the early pioneering history of this rugged region
    • View the historic Kawarau Bridge and the original AJ Hackett Bungy
    • Maximum of 12 guests per tour creating enough atmosphere to be sociable but small enough to be interactive

      Afternoon Tour – Classic Wine Tour 

      1pm to 5pm (4 hours)
      $159 per adult
      $109 per child

      If you are time and money savvy but still want to experience the best of the region, this tour is for you! Join our afternoon tour with plenty of tastings and plenty of people! Group size will vary from 2 to 22 people.

      Discover Central Otago’s scenic wine country on this fun and interactive afternoon tour. Enjoy tastings at 3 varying wineries with light afternoon tea included.

      • 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

        Scenic Sights Tour 

        9am – 12pm (3 hours & no wine involved)
        $115 per adult
        $79 per child

        Be wowed on this morning tour by the panoramic views from Queenstown to Skippers Canyon lookout through to Arrowtown. You will visit the local “must-sees”.  Either return to Queenstown with us, or make your own way back at your leisure. (For the ultimate full-day combo, stay in Arrowtown for lunch, we will pick you up at 1.30pm and take you out for an afternoon of wine-tasting on the Classic Wine Tour).  Group size will vary from 2 to 22 people.

        • Complimentary pick-up and drop-off at Queenstown CBD accommodation or the Station Building
        • Panoramic views of Queenstown, Lake Wakatipu and the Remarkables
        • Photo opportunities of the Shotover River and Skippers Canyon Saddle lookout
        • View locations of the Lord of the Rings filming sites
        • Visit a Lavender Farm (time and weather permitting)
        • Tour through Lakes District Museum
        • Experience gold-panning – keep any gold you find!

          Full Day – Scenic Sights + Classic Wine Tour

          9am to 5pm (8 hours)
          $259 per adult
          $169 per child

          Be wowed on this morning tour by the panoramic views from Queenstown to Skippers Canyon lookout through to Arrowtown. You will visit the local “must-sees”.  Stay in Arrowtown for lunch, and we will pick you up at 1.30pm and take you out for an afternoon of wine-tasting.  Group size will vary from 2 to 22 people.

          • Complimentary pick-up and drop-off at Queenstown CBD accommodation or the Station Building
          • Panoramic views of Queenstown, Lake Wakatipu and the Remarkables
          • Photo opportunities of the Shotover River and Skippers Canyon Saddle lookout
          • View locations of the Lord of the Rings filming sites
          • Visit a Lavender Farm (time and weather permitting)
          • Tour through Lakes District Museum
          • Experience gold-panning – keep any gold you find!
          • 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
          • Light afternoon tea provided

            Please note: Child rates apply between 6-17 years. Our daily tours are not appropriate for children under 6 years of age. However, children of all ages are welcome on our private tours.  Pricing valid until September 2018.