New Zealand Wine & Beer Tours

Hop On Hop Off Wine Tours is an authentic, Kiwi owned wine and beer tour company with service locations in Queenstown, Marlborough, Blenheim, Picton and soon to come - other areas throughout New Zealand. One of New Zealand's best wine tour providers, initially established in Marlborough's world-famous Sauvignon Blanc region almost ten years ago. Hop On Hop Off Wine Tours offer premium wine tours at affordable prices. You can book direct by calling 03 573 5508 or 0800 693 722 73.

Queenstown Wine Tours

Hop On Hop Off Wine Tours cater for both wine and beer tours to Central Otago's Queenstown. Our tours are top-rated, trendy, and an excellent way to experience local sights, history, and, most notably, wine! Tours range from half-day to full-day and cater to individuals, couples or groups. We also run night tours (known as twilight wine tours) with a focus on beer tasting. The Queenstown wine tour stops at some of New Zealand's most iconic stations, including Shotover JetArrowtown, and AJ Hackett Bungy jump. Gibbston Valley holds some of New Zealand's finest winemakers. Some of the most sought after locations are the Queenstown wineries at Amisfield, Gibbston Valley, Mt Rosa and more. For a complete list, see our downloadable maps for all our stops and route options.

Whether you're a wine connoisseur or simply looking for a different experience, Hop On Hop Off Wine Tour Queenstown offers flexible, hassle-free wine tours. If you prefer beer, we have that too! We promise fantastic tasting tours, beautifully crafted beers, and other sight seeing options.

Come take the journey with us across to wine country!

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Queenstown Winter Pride is back!

After being canceled last year due to Covid restrictions, we are delighted to announce that the largest Winter Pride in the Southern Hemisphere is back for 2022! Back with a vengeance and an amazing itinerary for all! Winter Pride supports the values of love, inclusion, safety, diversity, community and visibility. 

Winter Pride Queenstown will run for 7 days from August 26th - September 4th. The event includes activities both on and off the stunning ski fields of Coronet Peak, The Remarkables, Treble Cone and Cardrona in addition to shows and creative events such as dinner, karaoke, quizzes and jingo. 

Are you a wine connoisseur? Take a break from the hustle and bustle of Queenstown and relax in the vines! The world renowned Pride Party Series will include a Pride Wine Tour and of course the popular Gibbston Valley Long Lunch! The Gibbston Valley long lunch takes place on the 2nd September - use the Hop on Hop off for all your on the day transportation needs. 

Additionally, create your own wine tour and come out with the Hop on Hop off wine tour bus! Experience complete flexibility to create your own itinerary from a long list of the region's best wineries with pick up locations beginning right in the centre of Queenstown! From there venture out to stunning, historic Arrowtown before moving into the Valley itself. All whilst being chauffeured around by our knowledgeable drivers. No need to decide who will be the sober one for the day! 

To show how excited we are to see the return of this event we have decided to offer a discount of $20 off any of our tours! Simply use the discount code ‘Pride’ when booking direct with us. You can book via our website: https://hoponhopoffwinetours.com/ or calling +64 3 573 5508 or if in New Zealand 0800 6937 2273. 

Winter Wine – Why a Queenstown Wine Tour is the Perfect Rest Day for your Ski Holiday!

Well Winter has arrived in full force with Queenstown local ski fields receiving over 1.5 metres of snow in the last 7 days! There are high hopes for the slopes this season and us locals can't wait to dust off our skis! We are excited to see the influx of tourists coming to visit for what we are sure is going to be an epic season!

So when it comes to booking in that rest day and giving those muscles you’d forgotten you had a well deserved break, consider a day in the valley sampling Queenstown’s delightful selection of local wines. Break up the pow shredding with a nice glass of Pinot instead! A Hop on Hop off Queenstown Wine Tour is the perfect rest day for your holiday!

Why Wine is the perfect ski field rest day opportunity: 

Studies have found that red wine contains compounds which can actually improve physical performance and muscle strength! The antioxidants also found inside this delightful glass can slow muscle deterioration and aid recovery. 

Our suggested rest day itineraries: 

  • Refuel your energy with some of the region's best local fare! For an upmarket, 5 course, trust the chef fine dining culinary experience try Amisfield, or alternatively for some family fun activities and relaxed fare try Kinross Bistro (the wood fired pizzas here are not to be missed!) Just two of the stops on our comprehensive wine bus tour. 
  • Relax your muscles at Onsen Hot Pools, Arthurs Point - a 30 second walk from the HoHo bus stop
  • Or, take a walk around historic Arrowtown followed by a unique wine tasting experience at The Winery. Our bus times allow you the freedom to do one or both options! 

Whatever you choose for that welcome rest day - let the Hop on Hop off Wine Tour Bus to take care of your transportation needs allowing you to focus on relaxing and enjoying the very best of Queenstown!

Winter in Wine Country!

Marlborough may not have the snowfall and winter wonderland feel of our Queenstown destination in July but there is still plenty to do and some beautiful bluebird skies for those looking to enjoy a slightly milder winter.
The large wine country region is JUST as beautiful in winter and rolling through the vineyards on one of our Hop on Hop off buses provides a cosy, comfortable way to see the region. Also see our Scenic Tours for those looking for a private luxury experience in the Sounds.

For outdoor enthusiasts drawn to the Marlborough Sounds to challenge themselves on the Queen Charlotte track, winter is a great time to visit. It is much quieter during the winter months and the reward of sitting in front of a crackling fire and enjoying a glass of Pinot Noir upon your return is absolutely worth the slightly cooler temperatures. Many of our amazing stops will have a warm fire blazing and a delicious Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Noir ready for you, matched with some fresh local produce. These include: Allan Scott, Wither Hills, The Vines Village, Saint Clair and many more.

Relax and enjoy two stops in front of the fire. Other great ways to enjoy the Marlborough sounds this winter are via bike, on some of the amazing bike trails around, or kayaking out to the islands and enjoying some of the local wildlife. Visit our friends at Wilderness Guides for tours on foot, by bike and by kayak out to the sounds and the Queen Charlotte track.