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Queenstown: Helicopter Flight and Gin Tasting Private Tour

Activity provider: Altitude Tours

Queenstown: Helicopter Flight and Gin Tasting Private Tour

Activity provider: Altitude Tours

From US$ 335.32 per person

Embark on a gin-tasting experience via helicopter to Cardrona Valley. Explore 3 unique locations to taste, learn, and savor an afternoon of award-winning gins.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 6 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Pick-up from specific hotels and main bus stops around Queenstown. Please be ready at least 10 minutes before the scheduled pickup time.
Small group
Limited to 14 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Experience the thrill of a helicopter landing on top of a mountain
  • Taste award-wining local gins at 3 unique locations
  • Admire the scenery en-route to Cardrona Valley, Arrowtown, and Arthurs Point
  • Feast on shared grazing food throughout the tour
  • Learn the distillation process at The Cardrona Distillery
Full description

Take off on a gin-tasting tour aboard a helicopter to Cardrona Valley. Explore 3 unique locations to taste, learn, and savor an afternoon of award-winning gins along with a shared grazing board.

Start with a hotel pick-up in Queenstown, where you'll be taken to the helicopter base in Frankton. Flying high up over Queenstown towards the Cardrona Valley, land on top of a mountain to enjoy your first gin and tonic for the day, looking down the valley to your first location.

Landing between the roses at the Cardrona Distillery, be greeted with a gin and tonic, and meet your guide for the day. At the distillery, learn about the process of making spirits on their distillery tour, finishing with a private tasting of their gin and other spirit offerings.

You'll then be transported in a luxury Mercedes van to the winery in Arrowtown, learning about the local gold mining history from your guide. At the winery, make your selection from one of their many gin flights. Included will be a shared grazing board of cheeses, bread, olive oil, and dukkah.

Lastly, heading towards Queenstown, stop at the gin garden by Broken Heart Spirits in Arthurs Point. Indulge in a private tasting of their award-winning gins with locally sourced botanicals, and their famous German-style Tarte flambeé.

Finish your tour with an optional cocktail (at your own expense) before returning to your accommodation, or continue your night in Queenstown.

Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Helicopter flight to a mountain top
  • Gin tastings at 3 locations
  • Transportation in a premium Mercedes van
  • Shared grazing food
  • Bottled water and wifi onboard the van
  • Extra drinks and cocktails
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
  • Children under 18 years
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Know before you go

  • If the helicopter is canceled due to weather, the local partner will be in contact to move you to the van transport
  • All locations have indoor and outdoor seating, the tour will take place rain or shine
  • Vegetarian and gluten-free diets can be accommodated; the local partner will do their best to accommodate other dietary requirements
  • This activity requires a minimum of 4 participants to operate; you will be offered alternative dates or a full refund if the minimum numbers aren't met
  • Pickup times vary depending on your location and tour departure
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Fantastic experience! Would highly recommend! Amazing tour guide and great value for money

August 12, 2022

August 12, 2022

Product ID: 414517