Queenstown Wine Tour Full Day

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Our full-day Queenstown Wine Tour is something you'll not want to miss out on! Stops start at the Shotover Jet and continue onto Canyon Food & Brew co, where all beer is handcrafted on-site. The microbrewery is one of many stops you can't miss out on. Next, it's 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 11:25 am

Duration: 6 Hours (approx.)


Any general instructions regarding stops can be displayed here

  1. Shotover Jet (+64 3 442 8570)

    World Famous as the ultimate jet boat experience like no other. The only way to experience the spectacular Shotover River Canyons. Open 7 days.

    Bookings Required.

  2. Canyon Food & Brew Co. (+64 3 442 8692)

    Overlooking the mighty Shotover River, Canyon Food & Brew handcrafts award-winning beer in their open space micro-brewery. Special!- $15.00 per tasting paddle off their wonderful beers. (Normally $20.00) Save $5.00. Open 7 days.

    Bookings required for lunch & dinner. Do not require bookings for bar service.  

  3. Strike Bowl (+64 3 409 2135)

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

  4. Cargo Brewery at Gantley’s (+64 3 428 2569)

    Open for coffee, beer or wine in the morning with Cargo at Gantley’s tap room menu and beer garden. Open 7 days. Special! –  Get 10% off the breakfast menu (this special runs until 12 noon, every day). 

    No bookings required. 

  5. Broken Heart Gin Garden (+64 3 974 4366)

    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 GardenSpecial! – 10% off your total bill at the Gin Garden! 

    Closed: Tuesday

    No bookings required. 

  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.

  7. The Winery – Arrowtown (+64 3 428 2572)

    The world’s largest New Zealand wine store. Taste over 80 wines, whiskies, spirits and gin. Cheeseboards and tapas. Open 7 days.

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

    No bookings required.  

  8. Akarua Wines & Kitchen By Artisan (+64 3 442 1090)

    Akaura 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. Open 7 days.
    Tastings – $10 for five tastings. The fee is waived with a bottle purchase.

    Bookings for lunch essential and we advise to book wine tastings where possibleOnly 8 passengers may get off at one time.

  9. Amisfield Bistro & Cellar Door (+64 3 442 0556)

    Amisfield Bistro serves the signature Trust The Chef degustation menu, a 3 to 7 course gastronomic lunch or dinner experience designed to be matched with a selection of their famous wines. Bookings are essential. Only 10 passengers may get off at one time. Open 7 days.
    Tastings – $15 for five tastings. The fee is waived with a bottle purchase.

    Must Book for lunch.

  10. Nockie’s Palette & Stoneridge Cellar Door (+64 3 669 2277)

    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! Open 7 days.
    Tastings – $15.00 for six tastings with the fee waived with 2 bottles purchase.

    Bookings preferred can only let off 10 people at one time.  cellardoor@nockiespalette.com.


  11. Wet Jacket Wines (+64 3 4418383)

    Wet Jacket is a unique concept reverencing the history of farming in Central Otago and the European history of NZ while celebrating the modern wine industry of today. A food cart from 11.30am-6.00pm daily is an excellent lunch option. Open 7 days. Tastings – $5 with the fee waived with a bottle purchase.

    Wet Jacket is “by appointment only” for Cellar Door Tastings. Please phone 48hrs in advance, with the number of people, and your preferred time, and the occasion.

  12. AJ Hackett Bungy (0800 286 4958)

    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! Open 7 days.

    You are more than welcome to get off and wander around AJ Hacketts and watch other people jumping, but if you wish to jump, please book!


  13. Gibbston Valley Winery (+64 3 442 6910)

    Experience it all at Gibbston Valley Winery. Enjoy their seasonal menu and take a winery tour, explore NZ’s largest Wine Cave. Different tours run through the day; check out their departure times here, to match with out timetable arrival times. Open 7 days.
    Tastings – $5-$15.00. The fee is waived with purchases of $150-$200

    Bookings for lunch required. Bookings NOT required for tastings.

  14. Cargo Brewery & Bald Hills Cellar Door (+64 3 441 3315)

    Located within this stunning vineyard, Cargo Brewery has collaborated with the winery to create a unique tasting experience from aromatic gold lager to boutique cellar door wine. Tastings – $15.00 for wine or beer or a mixture. Special! – 10% OFF food if you call and pre-order your food (03 441 3315). 10% off takeaways.

    Closed: Tuesday & Wednesday. See their other location, Gantley’s stop no.4.

    Bookings required for food. Tastings no more than 14 people at one time (weather dependent).

  15. Mt Rosa Wines (+64 3 441 2493)

    Come and enjoy a fun and friendly wine tasting in Mt Rosa’s renovated woolshed. Enjoy great valley views with a platter. Free case shipping to NZ & Australia. Open 7 days.

    Tastings – $15.00 for six wines. The fee is waived with purchases of two or more bottles.

    Monday – Friday bookings preferred, Saturday & Sunday bookings essential.

  16. Brennan Wines (+64 3 442 4315)

    Family owned and operated vineyard, winery & cellar door producing limited quantities of finely-aged wines representing the potential of this exceptional wine region.

    Tastings – $15.00 for 3 x 50ml glasses or 5 x 15ml glasses. The fee is waived with purchases of two or more bottles.

    Closed: Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday

    Bookings preferred. 

  17. Kinross Cellar Door & Bistro (0800 131 101)

    Kinross’s boutique Vineyard Hotel, Cellar Door & Bistro is the official Cellar Door for Coal Pit, Hawkshead, Kinross, Valli & Wild Irishman. Open 7 days (if you wish to go to Kinross you MUST BOOK).

    Special! – 10% discount on wine purchases.

    Bookings essential for lunch and wine tastings. 

  18. Gibbston Tavern  ( 03-409 0508)(+64 3 409 0508)

    ThGibbston 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. Open 7 days.

    Bookings required for lunch. 

  19. Rockburn Cellar Door (027 211 4438)

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

    Open 7 days.

  20. Altitude Brewing (Marina Heights bus stop) (03-442 4507)

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

    Special! – beer flight 5 x 150ml glasses for $14

    Closed: Monday & Tuesday

    No bookings required. 

  21. The Winery – Queenstown (+64 3 409 2226)

    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.

    Special! – 20% OFF tastings and 10% OFF purchases

    No bookings required. 

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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 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.


COVID Cancellation Policy:

If any part of the country is in an ‘Amber’ Alert level or above, tickets will be non-refundable, and we will put tickets on hold for 48 months.

You can use these tickets, part-use them or gift them to someone else, any time in the 4 year window provided.

If there are no lockdowns anywhere in New Zealand, and we are at the green alert level. Our policy reverts to our 14 day cancellation policy.