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Conference and Incentive

Custom-designed group tours and activities for conference and incentive groups and partner programmes.

Conference and Incentive Groups

Custom-designed group tours and activities for conference and incentive groups and partner programmes.

We have been working within the Conference & Incentive sector for over 20 years, tailor-making tours for corporates direct and working closely with PCO’s to ensure their clients receive the perfect activity, and whisking them far away from the conference room.

Whether the requirement is for an afternoon in the vines to include a lunch or afternoon tea for 50 conferencing delegates, a light and fun morning to include spa treatments and a perhaps a chocolate-paired wine tasting for a 20 person partner programme, or an impressive full day tour to include all the bells and whistles for those 30 top sellers (scenic helicopter flight, winemaker talk, beer and wine tasting, 3-course wine paired lunch et al), we have the expertise and relationships with the vineyards and local activity operators to deliver.

All of our tours include a full historical commentary on Queenstown and Arrowtown and delegates will delight in the wine knowledge and enthusiasm of their Appellation wine guide.

Our operations team, with their expertise in the logistics of planning and troubleshooting, together with their high attention to detail will communicate clearly and work with you to ensure a seamless and successful outcome.

Simply contact us, let us know of your requirements or request our creative input and it will be our pleasure to reply to you within 24-hours.

 

C&I Tour Inclusion Options

With all that there is to do, see and taste around our incredible regions, the options are varied and enticing.  We can tailor-make creative wine tours to include:

  • Vineyard/cellar door visits in Gibbston, Cromwell and Bannockburn wine regions
  • Platter lunches, 2/3 course set lunches or gourmet wine-barrel cooked lunches
  • Morning/Afternoon teas
  • Antipasto or cheese platters
  • Chocolate and wine pairings
  • Appointments with a winemaker or vineyard owner
  • Underground cave tour
  • Craft beer or Whiskey tastings
  • Walks through Arrowtown or Old Cromwell Town
  • Helicopter transfers
  • Jet boating, ziplining, bungy-jumping or any other Queenstown activity
  • Scenic inclusions for the best photo opportunities, for example, skippers canyon lookout

Sample C&I Itineraries

Here are a few examples of some package C&I tours.  We organise these frequently and they work very well for any number of delegates.

  • Afternoon Wine Tour – Visiting 2 or 3 local vineyards in the Gibbston region with the options of a vineyard lunch and/or a visit to historic Arrowtown.

  • Central Otago Discovery – One of our feature tours visiting the burgeoning wine areas Gibbston, Bannockburn and Cromwell with wine-barrelled cooked lunch with paired wines and a visit to Old Cromwell Town.

  • History and Wine – A wine tour visiting 3 or 4 vineyards plus a tour of the Goldfields Mining Centre and a vineyard lunch.

  • Total Luxury – A spectacular helicopter flight from Gibbston to Cromwell with alpine landing, 3-course vineyard lunch and wine tastings in Bannockburn and Cromwell enroute back to Queenstown.

Multi Award Winning Wine Tours

Don't just take our word for it! Our reviews speak for themselves...
  • “Such a brilliant day out. Perfect for couples or groups of friends. We were 7 girls and completely looked after by our guide. 

    All wineries are beautiful and all different. There is so much information about the surrounding areas, how each property started an abundance of knowledge on wine. Highly recommend.

     Pick-ups from Queenstown hotels and back. We felt very lucky to be able to experience such a wonderful tour with an excellent tour company!” 

    sunnytimes0, Sept 2021 (Trip Advisor).
  • “After tossing up whether to do the hop on hop off bus I am so pleased we chose Appellation Tours instead. Door to door service and Gary our guide was knowledgeable, fun and professional. 

    We were guaranteed seating at all wineries and there was no queuing or waiting around for tastings and cellar tours. Something you need to think about when it’s cold outside! Just so seamless and easy. 

    Beautiful wines and a great afternoon with lots of information and laughs.”  

    Quest64601253864, Aug, 2021 (Trip Advisor).
  • “Such luxury to be collected from our hotel by Gary in a comfortable modern vehicle to be driven from vineyard to vineyard through the magnificent countryside of Central Otago – and Gary knew the history of wine growing in this area, and the details of each vineyard and its wines, our perfect host, companion and guide for the day. 

    Gary’s personable style, with friendly introductions to each cellar door manager and brilliant driving, helped make our day perfect”. 

    Observer4242, Nov 2021 (Trip Advisor).
  • “Third time around for us on this wine tour, once again did not disappoint. Excellent tour great wine and food very informative and funny tour guide was great.”

     richf10975, Nov 2021 (Trip Advisor).
  • “Paul was incredibly knowledgeable and easy to talk to with all sorts of great information about wine making, the vineyards and about the history of Queenstown itself. 

    We’re glad that we chose to do the tour as you can leave the decision making to the experts! 

    We got to visit 4 fantastic vineyards and had a great lunch, it was incredibly good value. Next time we come to Queenstown we plan to do a private tour. 

    Thank you so much Paul!!! 10 stars!” 

    teresas376, Oct 2021 (Trip Advisor).
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