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. The region itself is made up of six wine sub-regions each with their own climate soil and soil variations which producing both aromatic and burgundy varieties.

Our daily wine tours take you from Queenstown to the Gibbston Valley and through to Bannockburn and the Cromwell basin, the heart of the Central Otago wine country. We also offer tours starting from Wanaka please email us for more details.

The Boutique Tour (5.5 hours) and the Gourmet Scenic Wine Tour (7 hours) wine tours run daily with a maximum of 12 guests to ensure a great day out exploring Central Otago scenic wine country.

The Scenic Sights tour (3 hours) and Classic Wine Tour (4 hours) can take larger numbers of up to 19 guests per tour. Please contact us directly if you would prefer a smaller group and we can let you know what we can offer.

Are your children with you? Check out our exclusive deal with THRILLZONE where your children aged 4 – 13 years can join the Kidzclub and take part in fun, supervised activities while the adults join the Classic Wine Tour! Just add this as option on the booking form.

All of our pricing listed is in NZD dollars and include GST. Smartpay options (Alipay, Wechat and JD Pay payment methods available – please choose this option upon booking.

Full Day – Gourmet Scenic Wine Tour

9.30am to 4.30pm (7 hours)
NZD $269 per adult

NZD $179 per child*

*Pricing valid until 30th September 2018

A relaxed and varied full 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.

  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with specialised maps of the Central Otago wine region
  • Tour with expert wine guides with fascinating commentary on wine, local sights and early history
  • Visit 4 vineyards over 2 contrasting wine sub-regions (Gibbston and 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
  • Exquisite lunch consisting of 5 wine barrel-cooked dishes matched with wines
  • Sample locally made hand-crafted chocolates
  • Maximum of 12 guests per tour creating enough atmosphere to be sociable but small enough to be interactive

Half Day – Boutique Wine Tour

11.00am to 4.30pm (5.5 hours)

NZD $199 per adult

NZD $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 with lunch included.

  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with specialised maps of our wine region
  • Visit 4 vineyards over 2 contrasting wine sub-regions (Gibbston and Cromwell/Bannockburn basin)
  • Relax amongst good company with a delicious shared 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

Note: Some wineries are producing amazing craft beers as well! If there is someone coming along who would prefer beer, please let us know and we can try to acommodate.

Afternoon – Classic Wine Tour

1pm to 5pm (4 hours)
NZD $159 per adult*

NZD $109 per child (on tour)

NZD $199 per child (Thrillzone – 4 Hour pass)

* Prices include GST and are valid until 30th September 2018.

If you are short on time but still want to experience the best of the region, this tour is for you. Join our afternoon tour and sample wines from both Gibbston and Bannockburn, while staying in the Gibbston region. Enjoy a full running commentary from our local, expert wine guides where the more questions the merrier!

Sample wines from both the Gibbston and Bannockburn wine sub-regions on this fun and interactive afternoon tour. Enjoy tastings at 3 varying cellar doors, take a guided tour through New Zelanad’s largest wine cave and relax with some local cheeses and a glass of premium wine of your choice.

Thrillzone – Kizclub – 1pm-5pm

Do you have children with you? Everyone wins when you treat your kids to KidzClub. While you take a relaxing and informative wine tour through stunning alpine scenery, your child/children will be enjoying fun and entertainment with a dedicated staff member to a range of activities offered at Thrillzone! Add this option when you book your Classic Wine Tour.

  • Complimentary pick-up and drop-off at Queenstown CBD accommodation or the Station Building (28 Shotover Street)
  • Visit 3 wineries around Queenstown and the Gibbston wine region
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with specialised maps of our 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
  • Kidzclub Highlights: Vortex 12D Motion Theatre, Lasertag & Heroblast, 360 Drift, 360 VR, Green Screen fun, Kidz pizza or Fergburger, slushie, popcorn & unlimited activities

Morning – Scenic Sights Tour

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

 

NZD $79 per child

Be “wowed” on this guided morning sightseeing tour with panoramic views from Queenstown, to Skippers Canyon lookout, and through to Arrowtown. Visit both the hidden and local “must-see” attractions of the area. Either return to Queenstown, or make your own way back at your leisure. If you would like to book lunch at Amisfield winery, we can drop you there! Group size will vary. Check with us if you prefer smaller groups.

For the ultimate FULL-DAY combo, stay in Arrowtown for lunch, we will pick you up at 1.15pm and take you out for an afternoon of wine-tasting (Classic Wine Tour) and return to Queenstown at 5pm. Children of all ages are welcome to join this tour.

  • Complimentary pick-up and drop-off at Queenstown CBD accommodation or the Station Building
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach
  • 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 or Art Gallery (season dependent)
  • Tour through Lakes District Museum
  • Experience gold-panning – any gold you find you keep!

Full Day Combo – Scenic Sights + Classic Wine Tour

9am to 5pm (8 hours)
NZD $259 per adult
NZD $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
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with specialised maps of our wine region
  • Panoramic photo opportunities of Coronet Peak, The Remarkables and Lake Wakatipu
  • 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 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
  • Knowledgeable guides with fascinating commentary on wine, local sights & early history
  • A glass of premium wine of your choice and a shared cheese platter is included

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.