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  • Gourmet Food and Wine Tour with Lunch and Wine Tastings

    1. Gourmet Food and Wine Tour with Lunch and Wine Tastings

    Visit 4 premium vineyards over 2 wine subregions (Gibbston and the Cromwell/Bannockburn basin). Have a wine barrel cooked lunch consisting of 5 tasting dishes matched with wines for a unique tasting in Australasia's largest underground wine cave. Taste local cheeses at a local vineyard. Visit Old Cromwell town and the must-see Arrowtown. Have a taste of locally handcrafted chocolates at your leisure. Then, go on a stunning drive through the Kawarau Gorge whilst learning about the early pioneering history of this rugged region. View the historic Kawarau Bridge and original AJ Hackett Bungy.

    Wonderful day out, great food and wine. For a beer drinker , it was great to try all the different wines and learn something new. Gary our guide is a lovely person and so knowledgeable himself. he made the day extra special with his friendly manner.

  • From Queenstown: Mount Cook and Hooker Valley Day Trip

    2. From Queenstown: Mount Cook and Hooker Valley Day Trip

    Visit breathtaking locations in Queenstown as you make your way to Aoraki Mount Cook National Park. Travel with a reliable tour guide who will share stories and rich background knowledge on Queenstown and the Mount Cook area. Start your tour in the stunning city of Queenstown. Drive through the Kawarau Suspension Bridge and marvel at the scenery the Kawarau Gorge has to offer. Stop at the Roaring Meg Lookout to take photos of your stunning view. Then, enter the region of Cromwell, famous for fruits and wine and where you can see huge fields of vines. Next, traverse the majestic Lindis Pass which lies between two valleys against a backdrop of a bright blue sky. This stretch of highway is one of the only three Alpine roads through the otherwise impassable Southern Alps. After taking photos at the top of the pass, drive through the Mackenzie District and visit the township of Omarama. Tu...

  • Cromwell: High Country Picnic with Helicopter Transfers

    3. Cromwell: High Country Picnic with Helicopter Transfers

    Take off and soar above the orchards before landing at a remote vantage point where you can indulge in a picnic and sip on locally produced bubbly wines. Fly within cork-popping distance of the vineyards that produce the bubbly Quartz Reef Methode Traditionelle you'll soon be drinking. Once you land at your mountain top vantage point, sit back and cast your eyes over the panoramic vistas and tussocks where local deer graze. There is something spectacularly unique about being able to enjoy a picnic overlooking the landscape from which all its contents originated. Take a few photos here as a keepsake of your special outing. Next, enjoy special picnic platters which are made up of Akaroa Salmon and Venison from the Central Otago Hills (from The Fridge Butchery & Delicatessen) alongside Whitestone Cheeses crafted in Oamaru. The staples of the picnics are accompanied by decadent chutneys an...

  • Queenstown: Mount Cook Premium Guided Day Tour

    4. Queenstown: Mount Cook Premium Guided Day Tour

    The day begins with early morning pickup from your accommodation in Queenstown and heads through the heart of the South Island towards New Zealand’s tallest peak, Aoraki Mount Cook. Along the way, soak up unforgettable scenic views and stop at the Cromwell Fruit Bowl, Lindis Pass, Omarama, and Lake Pukaki. As you travel, listen to your guide’s fascinating commentary about the local scenery, history, and culture. Arrive at Mount Cook Village and spend 3.5 hours exploring. Choose to take a walk to the impressive Lake Mueller for a close-up look at Mount Sefton’s glaciers, or experience the incredible activities on offer at Mount Cook. On the return journey to Queenstown, enjoy a stop at the Twizel Salmon Farm, before arriving back to the city in the early evening.

  • Queenstown: Full-Day Central Otago Wine Tour

    5. Queenstown: Full-Day Central Otago Wine Tour

    Built for wine lovers, this full-day tour will take you to five of Central Otago's finest cellar doors across the four biggest wine-growing regions. Travel in style with door-to-door transfers, complimentary WiFi, and bottled water on board. Throughout the day, sample 20+ spectacular cool-climate wines, and if you wish, enjoy a scrumptious lunch at a locally renowned location, which can be bought on the day. Visit a range of well-known and off-the-beaten-track wineries throughout Gibbston, Bannockburn, Bendigo, and Cromwell and meet passionate local characters while you taste the very best wines from the area.

  • Queenstown: Central Otago Wine Tour by Private Helicopter

    6. Queenstown: Central Otago Wine Tour by Private Helicopter

    Enjoy a day of luxury on this exclusive helicopter winery tour in Central Otago. Start your day with a pickup from your Queenstown accommodation in a private luxury vehicle. Your first stop is the Gibbston Valley Winery for a private wine tasting, wine cave and winery tour, and light nibbles. Then, embark on a scenic helicopter flight over the Cromwell Basin with an Alpine landing. Next, visit the Scott Base Winery to taste a flight of 5 wines from the whiteboard options. You'll be traveling between the vineyards in a chauffeured, open-top Jeep.  Enjoy a 2-course à la carte lunch at Carrick Winery, with a glass of Bannockburn Estate wine. Next stop is Cloudy Bay Winery for a private wine tasting experience with a Cloudy Bay ambassador. Next is Misha's Vineyard and Tasting Room to taste 5 wines from the 12 wines on offer. Then enjoy a second scenic helicopter flight from the Cromwell B...

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5.0 / 5

based on 4 reviews

We really enjoyed the tour. Gary was friendly and informative, the wineries were wonderful. Loved the wine cave and Emily did a wonderful job at Gibston Valley Winery. Dominion Rd Winery had wonderful views and great wines. The meal was lovely, something different and the wines were well matched. Would have been nice to have a room of our own to enjoy the meal. Our last stop at Kinross was great too and we were able to taste wines from more than one winery. Altogether a fabulous day. Thank you!

Wonderful day out, great food and wine. For a beer drinker , it was great to try all the different wines and learn something new. Gary our guide is a lovely person and so knowledgeable himself. he made the day extra special with his friendly manner.

Vicky was the most helpful and gracious guide. the vinyards chosen were incredibly knowledgeable and the wine's were descibed superbly.

Great wine tasting tour with a great guide, Julianna.