Ticket price: $99.50

*This is due to the sheer logistics and distance covered on this tour.*

Tour Run Time

9.45am – 5:45pm

Highlights

  • Explore over 20 amazing stops throughout the Bannockburn, Cromwell and Gibbston Valley area
  •  Visit some of the best wineries and breweries in the region!
  • Have the freedom to hop on and hop off at as many destinations as you like and stay as long as you like! 
  • Some great special offers & discounts just for HOHO customers!
  • Knowledgeable local guides, free map, bus timetable and stress free experience!
  • We store your wines on the bus as you buy them.

 

Discover Bannockburn, Cromwell and Gibbston Valley on your own timescale as we showcase its scenic locations, iconic activities and the finest wine, craft beers and cuisine!  At your own pace experience all that the beautiful Bannockburn region has to offer, while enjoying the gorgeous scenery, and of course the wine!

Hop on Hop off Wine Tours Bannockburn runs every Friday – Sunday from 10am – 6pm with easy pick-up and drop-off at the Station Information Centre in Queenstown!

Become your own guide for the day and enjoy having the freedom to explore the best parts of Bannockburn, Cromwell and Gibbston Valley without being rushed.

We take the stress and hassle out of the experience and leave you to just enjoy the fun and soak up the amazing sites of spectacular Bannockburn

No need to make an itinerary and drive yourself-our friendly drivers will look after you and provide you with information on each location.

 

Hop on and off as you please, visiting as many destinations as you like and choosing the duration of your stay at each spot – it’s as simple as that!

 

Check out some of the great specials and discounts offered exclusively to Hop on Hop off customers at each stop!

 

1.Oxbow Adventure Co. (0508 469 269)

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. 

Special: 10% discount to HOHO customers 

 

2.Goldfields Mining Centre (0800 111 038

Goldfields Mining Centre: Come and Explore the Goldfields and learn about the history. Finish your visit with us trying your luck at panning for gold

Special: We offer Hop on Hop off customers 10% discount.  

 

3. Jones Family Fruit / Wine & Gardens (03-445 0275)

Jones Family Fruit Stall: Taste Fruit Ports and real fruit ice-cream made from our own orchard, or wines from 7th Heaven, our vineyard in Bannockburn. 

 

4. Highland Motorsport – Museum (0508 444 452)

Highlands is a world class motorsport facility with experiences to match including ‘We-Drive’ or ‘U-Drive’ experiences, a Café, Museum and Loo with a View!

 

5. Heritage Precinct  (Stops 5, 6 & 7)

The Heritage Precinct has buildings from the 1860’s main street of the gold town of Cromwell. Explore the history, cafes, unique businesses and art spaces.

 

6. Armando’s Kitchen (03-445 0303)

A charming Italian Café and Restaurant in the Cromwell Heritage Precinct. Armando’s Kitchen serves fresh pizza, pasta, pastries and Italian coffee.

 

7. The Office Restaurant and Bar (07-307 0123)

We are a Restaurant and Bar delivering high quality food, a great selection of Wine, Beer, Cocktails, coffee and the best bailey’s hot chocolates in Cromwell.

 

8. Orchard Complex

 

9. Misha’s Vineyard (03-445 4456)

Misha’s Vineyard is one of New Zealand’s Top 20 Wineries. Overlooking Lake Dunstan they offer Pinot Noir and several white wines from their single-vineyard estate.

Special: $10 for 5 tastings (your selection from our range of 10 exceptional wines).

 

10. Stoaker Room (03-445 4841)

A true NZ Must Do! Try our world famous barrel cuisine and signature 5 course banquet board, served with matching award winning Wild Earth Wines.

Special – 15% off takeaway Wild Earth Wines

 

11.Wild Earth Wines (located at the Stoaker Room) (03-445 4841)

Wild Earth is a boutique family owned winery who produce award winning Pinot Noir and also some wonderful examples of aromatic and vibrant Pinot Gris, elegant cool climate Chardonnay, dry and sweet style Rieslings and beautiful Pinot Noir Rosé

Special – 15% off takeaway Wild Earth Wines

 

12.Scott Base (TEMPORARILY CLOSED FOR RENOVATIONS) (03-445 4715)

Scott Base Vineyard is a cosy venue wrapped in vines with stunning views. Taste wine and craft beer, or enjoy light bites and share platters

Special: Waived tasting fee with purchase of 2 bottles. 

 

13. Wooing Tree Vineyard (03-445 4142)

The Wooing Tree Vineyard, a family owned pinot noir specialist and home of the famous wooing tree, where the locals used to woo their lovers.

 

14. RiverRock Estate (021 270 5518)

Cromwell’s River Rock Estate, a boutique vineyard, winery and cellar door with luxury vineyard accommodation and Hot Pools complex. Also home of Tommy Cooper Port.

Bookings required

 

15. Mt Difficulty (03-445 3445)

Mt Difficulty Wines is the essence of Central Otago; a reflection of place. Bannockburn, under the auspices of Mt Difficulty is our home.

 

16. Domain Road (03-445 4244)

Domain Road Wines offer a personal & informative tasting of their home grown, award winning wines whilst enjoying spectacular views from their Cellar Door.

 

17.Desert Heart (03-445 3258)

The Desert Heart cellar door is an idyllic place to enjoy delicious food, exquisite wines and magnificent panoramic views including mountains and the Kawarau River.

Special: $10 tasting fee waived if bottle is purchased

 

18. Te Kano Estate ( 03-928 6951)

Te Kano Estate cellar door is in an award winning building. Te Kano is Maori for seed, reflecting their commitment to rejuvenate the land.

 

19. Bannockburn Hotel Wine Country Bar (03-445 0615)

Bannockburn Hotel, 2021 Regional Restaurant of the year, has over 230 wines available, many by the glass, and a sharing style Mediterranean/South Americas menu.

 

20. Black Rabbit Cafe (03-445 1553)

Black Rabbit Café offers simple but tasty food 7 days a week. Look out for their daily specials.

Special: 10% off all food excluding our daily board specials.

 

21. Carrick Winery & Vineyards (03-445 3480)

Carrick Winery produce organic, wild-fermented, estate-grown within 1km of our Bannockburn winery and locally owned with on-site restaurant

Special: 10% discount on purchases of 12 or more bottles.

 

22. Akarua Winery (03-445 0897)

Akarua is a family owned winery established in 1996. Akarua, meaning ‘two vines’ Te Reo Māori, has a cellar door in both Arrowtown and Bannockburn. 

 

*Be sure to show your HOHO wristband at each stop to claim fantastic stops *

*at selected stops only, please visit our website for more information

 

Standard pricing: 

$99.50

 

What’s Included

Knowledgeable driver

Great specials 

Free map & timetable 

All transport

 

Duration:

8 hrs

 

Legal Drinking Age Enforced

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. 

 

Notes

Tour Departure Point: The Nelson i-SITE/ Nelson Classic Cars or Pic’s Peanut Butter. 

It is illegal to consume alcohol on board

If caught consuming alcohol you will be asked to leave the tour and must organise your own transport from there.

If the bus is soiled by a customer, they will be charged a $200 cleaning fee

 

Cancellation Policy: 

Cancellations received more than 14 days prior to departure are fully refunded, unless due to a COVID Amber or above. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

**Important Please Note** 

Wine tastings and tours of the wineries are not included in this ticket – these are additional and at the customers own expense. Child Age 13 and under. 

The bus is not licensed to drink alcohol on board. 

The tour can be cancelled if there are not more than 6 bookings. 

 

Relaunching 1st May 2022!