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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Welcome to winter!

13th July 2021

July in the Southern Alps!

Snow capped mountains, crisp morning frosts and clear blue skies. What’s not to love about this time of year in Queenstown? Ski and snowboard enthusiasts arrive and head up the four ski areas within 20 to 90 minutes of the town centre, from first to last lift!

Queenstown is not short of amazing views and pistes for beginners to advanced winter riders to enjoy. Whether you are here to compete and explore new terrain or just to learn how to get from the top of the hill to the bottom, there is something for everyone in this winter wonderland, and the same applies for the rest of the town, once you descend the mountain. Queenstown is full of delicious cafes to enjoy a hot chocolate or quality coffee, at Patagonia for example, and a range of delicious wineries and bars, where you can pick up a mulled wine after a hard day's work on the slopes!

If you are ready for a little apres ski on the weekends join us on our Hop on Hop off Evening Beer Tour every Friday and Saturday night starting at 5pm. You can easily make the last lift and still join us to travel around Queenstown, Arrowtown and some of the Gibbston Valley, tasting the amazing craft beers and delicious local wines for the evening. Rest your tired legs and enjoy an apres ski beer, mulled wine and delicious gourmet burgers and bar snacks.

Remember, for your white-out days join us on board our full day Hop on Hop off Wine Tour in Queenstown. We encourage you to visit as many of our partners as possible and rely on us as your trusty designated drivers. 

Winter in Wine Country!

14th July 2021

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. 

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

16th June 2022

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!

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