Queenstown Evening Beer Tour

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Enjoy Central Otago by night! Our biggest advantage is that we never rush you. Take your time and enjoy your stops. Just follow our simple timetable. This is a self-guided tour with tastings to be booking individually by yourselves prior to the day. Not a fan of beer but everyone else is? Not to worry as wine and food are also available!

Half Day Tour

Start Times: 5:00 pm

Duration: 5 Hours (approx.)


    Have a close look at all the stops below as a lot of them require bookings in advance. We have attached all their contact details for you. We always recommend pre booking dinner. We would also recommend pre booking some tastings on the weekend.


    Groups of 8 or more are welcome on our tours but please call us on 0800 6937 2273 and let us know which wineries you have booked. This is due to logistics and numbers in our buses. We advise larger groups to pre book tastings in order to avoid disappointment.


    1.Altitude Brewing  (+64 3 442 4507) or (beerplease@altitudebrewing.co.nz)

    Altitude Brewing´s award winning lakeside tap room looks out to the Remarkables. The ideal spot to plan your next adventure over a beer. 

    Opening Hours: Friday and Saturday: 12noon – 10pm. Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday: 12noon until 8pm

    HoHo Special: Beer flight 5 x 150ml glasses for $14


    2a) Mora Wines (formally Akarua) (021 023 72489) For tastings please TEXT.

    Tastings: $10 for five tastings. The fee is waived with a bottle purchase. Mora can host groups of up to 6 people for tastings.

    2b) Mora Artisan Kitchen (+64 3 442 1090) or (bookings@mora-artisan.nz)

    Dinner on Fridays only. Bookings required. Larger groups are welcome.

    Mora Wines and Kitchen by Artisan is one of Queenstown’s premier winery restaurants. Proud to offer an outstanding wine and food experience, located within a beautiful cottage and gardens.  Inside and alfresco dining, kid friendly. 


    3. The Winery – Arrowtown (+64 3 428 2572) or (online@thewinery.co.nz)

    Open 6 days (Closed Sunday): 10am – 7pm. Bookings are not required unless there is a large group. 

    The world’s largest New Zealand wine store. Taste over 80 wines, whiskies, spirits and gin at The Winery Arrowtown. Enjoy one of their cheese Boards or a selection of tapas. 

    HoHo Special – 20% OFF tastings and 10% OFF purchases. 


    4.Fork & Tap (Arrowtown) (+64 3 442 1860) or (jeannie@theforkandtap.co.nz)

    Open Wednesday – Sunday 12 noon – 11pm. Bookings are not essential except for larger groups. 

    Enjoy mixing with the locals over a beer and a snack at this rustic country pub with a hige beer garden.. A charming and historic restaurant. They often have live music and a vast selection of craft beers. Recently renovated and a listed heritage building. An Arrowtown fave! 


    5. Cargo at Gantley’s (+64 3 428 2569) or (hello@cargobrewery.co.nz)

    Open Monday – Wednesday: 3pm – 9pm & Thursday – Sunday: 9am – 9pm. Bookings are not required unless there is a large group. 

    Open for coffee, beer or wine with Cargo at Gantley’s tap room menu and beer garden. 


    6. Strike Bowl (+64 3 409 2135) or (strikebowlsrcp@swiss-belhotel.com)

    Open 7 days until 10pm.  Bookings required

    The hub of entertainment in Queenstown. This 7 lane tenpin bowling alley is a fun and joyful experience. 


    7. Canyon Food & Brew Co. (+64 3 442 8692) or (hello@canyonbrewing.co.nz)

    Open Wednesday – Sunday: 10am – 8pm.  

    Overlooking the mighty Shotover River, Canyon Food & Brew handcrafts award-winning beer in their open space micro-brewery. 

    HoHo Special: $20.00 per beer tasting paddle. Save $5.00. 


    8. Searchlight Brewery (+64 3 409 0377) or (info@searchlightbrewery.co.nz)

    June 2018 saw Searchlight open its doors to the public and the first pints poured. It now features 18 taps, a beer garden, kitchen and taproom. 

    Open Thursdays until 9pm and late Friday/Saturday. 

    HoHo Special: 10% discount of Growlers and bottled beer


    9. Beech Tree Craft Beer (+64 3 442 8240) or (manager@beechtree.co.nz)

    Open daily from 12 noon till late. Bookings are not required unless in a large group. 

    Beach Tree is a laid back local with 23 taps pouring the best New Zealand brewers have to offer. If it’s all about the bass, the brews, and the board games. Burgers and wings available. 

    HoHo Special: Flight of 5 x 200 ml beers for $20


    10. Atlas Beer Café (+64 3 442 5995) or (hello@atlasbeercafe.com)

    Craft beers served in an unpretentious fashion, combined with amazing tapas and juicy steaks at reasonable prices. Atlas is a local favourite and a great stop for views of the lake. 

    Open: Monday – Thursday: 3pm – Late. Friday – Sunday: 12noon – Late. Bookings advised. 

    HoHo Special: Free bowl of chips when purchasing two alcoholic beverages (wine or beer)


    11. Smiths Craft Beer (+64 3 409 2337) or (gm@smithscraftbeer.co.nz)

    Open till late. Bookings are not essential except for bigger groups. 

    Smiths is a Queenstown staple. Try some of their amazing craft beers and delicious sharing platters. 

    HoHo Special: Flights of 4 beers x 200ml for $20


    12. The Winery – Queenstown : (+64 3 409 2226) or (online@thewinery.co.nz)

    At The Winery taste over 60 wines, whiskies and spirits from across New Zealand including boutique wineries that don’t have cellar doors. A great place to finish your day! 

    Open 7 days from 2pm – 9pm. 

    HoHo Special: 20% off tastings and 10% off purchases


    Be sure to show your Hop on Hop off wristband at selected stops to claim our great special offers! Click here for more details on specials.

    Click here for Terms and Conditions.

maps and timetable

HoHo Map Queenstown beer Tour Nov 22

HoHO Beer Tour Timetable November 2022


Prior to the day: 

This is a self guided tour – All tastings are the guests responsibility and at the guests expense. Some wineries will waiver the tasting fee when purchasing wine or beer. We recommend booking for meals prior to the day and bringing water with you to stay hydrated. 

All tours have a minimum number of 6 guests for the tours to run. We reserve the right to cancel the tour if this number is not met. A refund or alternative date for the tour will be offered to all guests. 

If you would like to book for more than you 8 guests please contact us directly.  More than 8 people cannot travel together on our tours without prior arrangement due to logistical reasons and the intimate nature of our selected wineries. We do not allow parties to merge together. If more than 8 people are in one group (and we have not been informed) you will either a) be asked to leave the bus or b) be driven back at a cost of $200.

Anyone under the age of 18 is welcome, however – to consume alcohol you MUST be over the legal drinking age. You may be asked to produce a Government issued ID to prove your age. A child’s tickets can be purchased for those under 13 years. 


On the Day: 

Please be at your pick up stop 5 minutes prior to the departure time. Hop on Hop off does not take any responsibility for lateness. 

We recommend no more than 8 guests hop off at any given winery/brewery – this is to ensure a more intimate and enjoyable experience. 

Our buses are not licensed which means alcohol cannot be consumed whilst on the bus. We follow strict duty of care protocols which may result in the stoppage of a guest’s tour when not followed. The removal of the offending passenger in the event of consuming alcohol,  intoxication or disrespectful behaviour may occur. A fine will be charged for any event which causes cleaning such as spillage or soiling the bus ($200). 

You will be provided with a wristband and a map of the stops/the route on the day with the allocated timetable. Use the wristband to unlock Hop on Hop off specials at selected venues (see the website for further information). 


Cancellation Policy: 

Cancellations received more than 14 days prior to departure are fully refunded. 

Cancellation received less than 14 days prior to departure will be charged full price. Upon communication with the booking team, we will endeavor to offer a new date for your Hop on Hop off Wine Tour. 

If you cancel within the 14 day period your tickets are non-refundable, if you cancel outside this time frame, you will receive a full refund.