Queenstown Wine Tour Full Day

from nzd

Our full-day Queenstown Wine Tour is something you'll not want to miss out on! Stops start at the Shotover Jet, Arthurs Point and continue onto the beautiful Arrowtown, a picturesque spot which sits alongside the gold-bearing Arrow River just 20 minutes from Queenstown. From there, venture into the beautiful Gibbston Valley with numerous award winning wineries and a selection of outstanding lunch options.

At the Hop On Hop Off, our advantage is that we never rush you. Take your time and enjoy your stops by following our simple bus timetable with ease and efficiency. This is a self-guided tour. You pay for your own tastings as you go.

Full Day Tour

Start Times: 10:30 am and 11:20 am

Duration: 6 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 lunch. 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 and lunch in order to avoid disappointment.



    1. Shotover Jet (+64 3 442 8570) or (info@shotoverjet.com)

    Open 7 days from 10am – 4pm. Bookings required

    World Famous as the ultimate jet boat experience like no other. Shotover Jet is the only way to experience the spectacular Shotover River Canyons.


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

    Open Sunday – Wednesday: 11am – 8pm. Friday – Saturday 11am – 9pm (Canyon is open for Hop on Hop clients 10.45am)

    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. 


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

    Open 7 days 12pm – 8pm.  Bookings required

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


    4. Gantley’s Tavern (+64 3 428 2569) or (booking@gantleystavern.co.nz). 

    Open 7 days: 9am – late

    Open for coffee, beer or wine in the morning with Gantley’s Tavern tap room menu and beer garden.


    5. Broken Heart Gin Garden (+64 3 974 4366) or (gingarden@brokenheartspirits.com)

    Open 7 days from 10.45am (they open early just for HoHo clients!) Bookings are not required unless there is a large group. 

    Queenstown’s first boutique gin tasting room! Recently winning Best New Zealand London Dry at the World Gin Awards 2021. Gin tastings, delicious food, cocktails, Broken Heart flight boards and more available at the Gin Garden.

    HoHo Special: $18 tastings or 10% off your total bill at the Gin Garden.


    6. Arrowtown

    This little village is an historical gold mining town. Wonderful place to relax, dine and shop. Attractions include the famous Chinese Settlement and Lakes District Museum. Bookings not required.


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

    Open 7 days a week . Sunday – Thursday 10:30am – 8pm. Friday – Saturday 10:30am – 9pm . 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. 



    Ayrburn  (0800 2972876) or  (reservations@ayrburn.com)

     Open 7 days 10am – 6.30pm (wine tastings) 

    Ayrburn is the latest venue to be added to our run. With plenty of food (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) at the Woolshed or delight the palette with wine tastings and wine flights in the Manure Room where you can also enjoy a tapas menu or small bites to match the wine you try. Ayrburn is a large venue with plenty of space to walk around, a gelato shop, and lawn games at The Dell. Ayrburn will not disappoint.

    Tastings: 7 wines for $25

    Please pre book your lunch and tastings.   

    Drop off and Pick up times will be the same as Mora currently.


    8a) Mora Wines (021 023 72489) For tastings please TEXT.

    Tastings: $15 for five tastings. The fee is waived with a bottle purchase. Mora can host groups of up to 6 people for tastings.

    8b) Mora Artisan Kitchen (+64 3 442 1090) or (restaurant@mora-artisan.co.nz)

    Restaurant open 7 days: 9am – 5pm

    Cellar door open 7 days: 11am -5pm

    Bookings required. Larger groups are welcome for lunch. 

    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, child friendly.


    9. Amisfield Bistro & Cellar Door – 

    For Restaurant bookings only (+64 3 442 0556or (restaurant@amisfield.co.nz)

    Restaurant open 5 days a week. Lunch Wednesday – Sunday: 12pm – 3pm. Dinner Wednesday – Saturday from 6pm. Bookings are essential For lunch only. 

    Amisfield Restaurant, recently awarded New Zealand Restaurant of the Year 2023, is known for its hyper-seasonal degustation style menu focusing on creating dishes that represent the work of a small group of fisherman, hunters, gatherers and farmers in the Central Otago region. Their degustation style dining is best paired with their vast selection of single-estate organic wines from their vineyard in Pisa.

    FOR WINE TASTINGS: Please call us on (+64 3 5735508) OR (0800 6937 2273) To go on our list             ( 6 people only at one time ) Please be aware there are NO BOOKINGS for tastings at Amisfield, you will be a walk in!   We can only drop off  6 PEOPLE AT ONE TIME SLOT IN TOTAL!                                           PLEASE CONTACT US DIRECT TO SECURE A SPOT!


    When you go into Amisfield for a tasting, REMEMBER this is NOT A BOOKING  as you are only a walk in, if they are serving others you must wait.

    Tastings: $25 for five tastings. The fee is waived with a bottle purchase. 


    10. Nockie’s Palette & Stoneridge (+64 3 669 2277) or (cellardoor@nockiespalette.com)

    Open Monday – Sunday: 11am – 5pm. Bookings required. 

    Neighbours with a passion for art and making wine, have come together to open a cellar door. As an artist has a palette of paint, they now have a palette of hand crafted wines. Queenstown’s newest cellar door is Nockies Palette.

    Tastings: $18.00 for six tastings. 

    HoHo Special: Purchase two or more bottles will be that you get your Classic tasting complimentary valued at $18.


    11. AJ Hackett Bungy (0800 286 4958) or (info@bungy.co.nz)

    Open 7 days. Bookings required to jump

    Home of the World’s first Bungy, Kawarau Bridge Bungy is now a historic landmark. Live More, Fear Less and do a solo or tandem Bungy over the Kawarau river! They also have a Zipride, café and bar. You are more than welcome to hop off, have coffee or ice cream and watch other people jumping, but if you wish to jump, you will need to book!


    12. Gibbston Valley Winery (+64 3 442 6910) or (info@gibbstonvalley.com)

    Open 7 days from 10am – 5pm.  Tasting bookings are not required unless there is a large group.

    Booking for lunch required

    Experience it all at Gibbston Valley Winery. Enjoy their seasonal menu, take a winery tour or explore NZ’s largest Wine Cave. Different tours run through the day; check out their departure times here, to match with our timetable arrival times.

    Tastings: $15 – $25 per tasting

    Wine cave tour prices (booking required)- Adults $20.50, Child (12-17 years) $8, Child (11 years and under) Free. Cave tour times – 10am, 11am, 3pm.


    13. The Church Cellar Door and Cafe (027 213 1855 ) or (info@thechurchcellardoor.co.nz) 

    Open 7 days from 11am-6pm

    Latest cellar door to open in the Gibbston Valley. The cellar door is located with in old Presbyterian Church that was built in 1894.

    HOHO special: $25 for tasting. Fee of tasting is waived with the purchase of two or more bottles.


    14. Oxbow Adventure Co. (Stop on request) (0508 469 269) or (info@oxbow.co.nz)

    Opening times vary depending on demand. 

    Oxbow Adventure Co offers Jet Sprint Boats, Ultimate Off-Roaders and Clay Bird Shooting to give all adrenaline Junkies an incredibly unique and unforgettable experience. Located between Gibbston Valley and the Cromwell Gorge.

    HoHo Special: 10% discount 


    15. Mt Rosa Wines (+64 3 441 2493) or (cellardoor@mtrosa.co.nz)

    Open 7 days: 11am – 5pm. Bookings required. 

    Come and enjoy a fun and friendly wine tasting in Mt Rosa’s renovated wool shed. Enjoy great valley views with a platter. Free case shipping to NZ & Australia.

    Tastings: $20.00 for six wines. The fee is waived with purchases of two or more bottles.


    16. Brennan Wines Contact: (+64 3 442 4315) or (cellardoor@brennanwines.com)

    Open Tuesday – Sunday from 11:00am – 5pm. Bookings are not required unless there is a large group. 

    Family owned and operated vineyard, winery & cellar door producing limited quantities of finely-aged wines representing the potential of this exceptional wine region. You will find a unique and tasteful experience at Brennan.

    Tastings: $16 – $20. The fee is waived with purchases of two or more bottles.


    17. Kinross Cellar Door & Bistro (0800 131 101) or (wine@kinross.nz)

    Open 7 days from 10am. Bookings Required for lunch and tastings. 

    Kinross’s boutique Vineyard Hotel, Cellar Door & Bistro is the official Cellar Door for a fantastic selection: Coal Pit, Hawkshead, Kinross, Valli & Wild Irishman.

    Tastings: $25  Please follow the link HERE to select and make your booking online.


    18. Gibbston Tavern (+ 64 3 409 0508) or (info@gibbstontavern.co.nz)

    Open 7 days: Sunday – Thursday: 11am- 6pm. Friday- Saturday: 11am- 8pm

    The Gibbston Tavern sits in the heart of Central Otago in the deep south of New Zealand and has a rich history going back to the gold mining days of the 1800’s. World class wines and craft beer accompany their delicious menu.


    19. Rockburn Cellar Door : (+64 27 211 4438) or (cellardoor@rockburn.co.nz)

    Open 7 days from 11am- 5pm. Bookings are not required unless there is a large group. 

    In the art gallery space of the iconic Gibbston Tavern, Rockburn offers award-winning Pinot Noir as well as exceptional quality Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, Riesling & Rose.

    HoHo Special: Tastings $12 per person for 5 wines. Refunded for a purchase of 2 bottles per tasting.


    20. The Crown Pub & Beer Garden (+64 441 4334) or (info@thepub.nz)

    Open 7 days: 11am – till late. Bookings not required except for large groups.

    The Crown Pub and Beer Garden offers a large range of beers on tap, local wines, and refreshing beverages. On offer is everything from a simple bowl of fries to delicious Sunday roasts and chef salads. This  family-friendly venue is ideal for a catch up with friends or for a drink at our main bar. Enjoy a cold one in our outdoor beer garden which comes to life when the sun sets as the festoon and fairy lights take effect.


    21. The Frankton Arm Tavern (+64 442 2099) or (hello@republichospitality.co.nz)

    Open 7 days: Monday – Saturday 11am – 12am. Sunday 11am-11pm. 

    On the lakefront of the Frankton Arm, with the biggest beer garden in Queenstown, sheltered with a large outside open fire, it’s a perfect pub by the lake to chat away the afternoon with friends. The food is just what you expect from your local pub – simple, honest, and not too pricey.


    22. Altitude Brewing (Marina Heights bus stop) (+64 3 442 4507) or (beerplease@altitudebrewing.co.nz)

    Closed: Monday & Tuesday. Open Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday: 11am- 8pm. Friday – Saturday 12pm – 10pm.  Bookings are not required unless there is a large group. 

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

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


    23. 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 2.15pm – 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

Saturday Timetable


Prior to the day: 

We can pick you up from many stops in Queenstown starting at the Frankton Bus Interchange, One Mile Car Park and along Lake Esplanade with our main bus stop being The Station Information Centre. Just choose your pickup location when you are making your booking.

You can also book by calling 0800 693 722 73 or for international numbers +64 3 573 5508.

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. We recommend booking lunch 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 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 – 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 endeavour 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.