Hop on Hop off Wine Tours - Queenstown

COVID Update 23 September 2020


Under Level 1 we're business as usual but there are still a few things to be aware of with our tours:

1/ Please note that some venues require bookings. Make your reservation direct with as much notice as possible to avoid disappointment. 
2/ We strongly recommend you book lunch on the 12.55pm departure as the next bus comes past 1hour 15minutes later; plenty of time to eat.
3/ We do not provide itineraries, these must be done by yourself, so please pre-book where necessary.
4/ We recommend 4 to 5 stops on our full day tour and 3 to 4 stops on our half day tours. We have provided phone numbers for you to pre-book your day.
5/ Buses only leave from Queenstown at 10.30am on the Full Day Tour and at 12.55pm on the Half Day Tour. At present due to COVID and the lower volumes of visitors we are not coming into central Queenstown at the other two times unless pre-organised.
6/ Your tour start time is noted on your ticket confirmation. You can't change the start time unless otherwise stated.

7/ We do require 6 people to run the bus. We will notify customers by 7pm the night before.

Shotover Jet (03 442 8570)

Bookings required. Closed Wednesday-Thursday

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


Canyon Food and Brew Co (03 442 8692)

CLOSED temporarily.

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


Strikebowl (03 409 2135)
Bookings required. Mon-Thu 2.00pm-9.00pm and Fri-Sun 12.00pm-9.00pm

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


Cargo at Gantleys (03 428 2569)

Open daily 7.00am-9.00pm.
Open for coffee, beer or wine in the morning with their tap room menu  Cargo at Gantleys with their wonderful beer garden which opens at 1.00pm.

Gibbston Valley Cheese (03 441 1388) 
Bookings recommended. Tastings of wine & beer. They are now in Arrowtown. 
Special! - Beer (or wine) tasting with cheese normally $20 NOW $15


The Winery - Arrowtown (03 428 2572) 
The world's largest New Zealand wine store. Taste over 80 wines, whiskies, spirits and gin. Cheeseboards and Tapas. 
Special! - 20% off tastings and 10% off wine purchases.

Akarua (03 344 21090)
More than six people bookings required.
Wine tastings at 11.00am. Akaura  Wines and Kitchen by Artisan  is one of Queenstown’s  premier winery restaurants. A beautiful place to relax and have brunch or lunch.

Amisfield (03 442 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 our famous wines.


Wet Jacket

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

AJ Hackett (0800 286 4958)

Home of the World’s first Bungy, Kawarau Bridge Bungy is now a historic landmark.


Gibbston Valley Winery (03 442 6910)
More than ten people bookings required. 
Limited numbers on tours

Experience it all at Gibbston Valley Winery. Take a winery tour, explore NZ's largest Wine Cave, enjoy our seasonal menu.


Cargo at Waitiri (03 344 13315)
Booking Suggested

Located  within the  stunning Waitiri Creek vineyard, Cargo  Brewery has collaborated  with Waitiri Creek Winery to  create a unique tasting experience  from aromatic gold lager to boutique  cellar door wine.


Brennan (03 442 4315)
Bookings suggested and can be made online closed Tuesday and Wednesday

Family owned and operated vineyard, winery & cellar door which produces limited quantities of iconic and finely-aged wines that truly represent the potential of this exceptional wine region.


Mt Rosa (03 441 2496)
Bookings suggested. Open daily 11.00am - 5pm

Come and enjoy a fun and friendly wine tasting in our renovated woolshed. Enjoy great valley views with a platter.


Kinross (0800 131 101, ext 2)
Bookings Required

Boutique Vineyard Hotel, Cellar Door & Bistro in the heart in the heart of Gibbston, Official Cellar Door for Coal Pit, Domaine Thomson, Hawkshead, Kinross, Valli & Wild Irishman.  


Gibbston Tavern (03 409 0508)
Open daily 11.00am-6.00pm  

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.


Altitude (03 428 2717)
Closed Monday and Tuesday
Altitude Brewing´s lakeside tap room looks out to the Remarkables. The ideal spot to plan your next adventure over a beer.

The Winery - Queenstown (03 409 2226) 
Taste over 60 wines, whiskies & spirites from across New Zealand including boutique wineries that don't have cellar doors. A great place to finish your day!
Special! - 20% off tastings and 10% off wine purchases.


Hop on Hop off Wine Tours run in conjunction with the daytime Hop on Hop off Beer Tours which means wine lovers travel with beer buffs in our buses. 


Main pickup point: The Station Information Centre, Corner of Camp St and Shotover St, 25 Shotover Street, Queenstown

There are several other pick-up points around Queenstown, Frankton and Arrowntown. Please check the map and timetable for details and be sure to advise us at the time of reservation.


Buses currently only leave from Queenstown at 10.30am on our Full Day Tour and at 12.55pm on our Half Day Tour. At present due to COVID and the lower volumes of visitors we are not coming into central Queenstown at the other two times unless pre-organised.



We are thrilled to have you on board and hope you enjoy your evening with us! :)