Ticket price: $99.50

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

Winter hours April 24th 2023 Until October 1st 2023 – Friday to Sunday.
Tour Run Time
9.45am – 5.45pm

Duration: 8 hrs


Please note that we cannot accommodate backpacks, luggage, wheelchairs and large prams on board our buses.

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 (see Winter hours). 

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 6 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.Oxbow Adventure Co. (0508 469 269) or (info@oxbow.co.nz)

Opening times vary depending on demand. Bookings required.

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 


2. Goldfields Mining Centre

Opening Hours: May – August: 10am – 4pm September – April: 9am – 5pm. Bookings advised.

Goldfields Mining Centre: Explore the Goldfields and learn about the regions local history. Finish your visit by trying your luck at panning for gold. 

Contact: (0800 111 038) or (info@goldfieldsmining.co.nz)

HoHo Special: 10% Discount.  


3. Jones Family Fruit,  Wine & Gardens (+64 3 445 0275)

Open 7 days 8:30am – 5.30pm

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) or (info@highlands.co.nz)

Open 7 days 10am – 4pm.  Bookings required for any activities.

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. Pinot Junction (+64 3 4450303) or (hello@pinotjunction.co.nz)

Open 9.30am – 5.30pm

Closed Tuesday & Wednesday. 

The Pinot Junction is the latest addition to the food & wine scene of this beautiful little town in the heart of Central Otago – offering you a relaxed wine bar experience with platters, pizzas, cafe style food & Central Otago wines, all the while enjoying the best views in Cromwell.


7. Penny Black Bar (+64 3445 4474) or (hello@pennyblack.bar)

Open 3pm Wed-Fri & 12pm Sat/Sun

Closed Monday & Tuesday

Cromwell’s Cocktail Bar Penny Black offers signature cocktails, local craft beer and wines to enjoy Cromwell Heritage Precinct on the Waterfront of Lake Dunstan.


8. Orchard Complex Stop

Hop off here for the Stoaker Room and Misha’s Vineyard!


9. Misha’s Vineyard (+64 3 445 4456) or (info@mishasvineyard.com)

Opening Hours: Everyday from 10am – 4pm except Wednesday from 12 noon. Bookings advised. 

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. 

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


10. Stoaker Room (+64 3 445 4841) or (restaurant@thestoakerroom.co.nz)

Open 7 days a week from 12 noon -9pm. 

A true NZ Must Do! Try The Stoaker Rooms speciality, their world famous barrel cuisine and a signature 5 course banquet board, served with matching award winning Wild Earth Wines. A very tasty treat!

HoHo Special: 15% off takeaway Wild Earth Wines


11. Wild Earth Wines (located at the Stoaker Room) (+64 3 445 4841) or (wine@wildearthwines.co.nz)

Cellar Door is open daily from 12 noon to 9pm. Opening hours are subject to change in winter months. Bookings required for groups larger than 6 people. 

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. 

HoHo Special: 15% off takeaway Wild Earth Wines


12. Scott Base (+64 3 445 4715) or (info@spaceatthebase.co.nz)

Open 11am – 5pm 

Closed  Tuesday & Wednesday

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.

HoHo Special: Waived tasting fee with purchase of 2 bottles. 


13. Wooing Tree Vineyard (+64 3 445 4142) or (info@wooingtree.co.nz)

Opening Autumn 2024!

The Wooing Tree Vineyard, a family owned pinot noir specialist. Well known for their ‘Blondie’ Blanc de Noir variety (Reese Witherspoon’s favourite NZ wine!) Also home of the famous wooing tree, where the locals used to woo their lovers. 


14. River Rock Estate (+64 221 270 5518) or (info@riverrockestate.com)

Opening Hours: 11am – 5pm. Bookings required.

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. Cellar door 

Tastings are free with an optional donation to NZ Falcon. 


15. Mt Difficulty (+64 3 445 3445) or (mtdifficulty@foleywines.co.nz)

Cellar Door and Restaurant open 10.30am – 4.30pm. Bookings for lunch recommended.

Closed Monday & Tuesday

Mt Difficulty Wines is the essence of Central Otago with a stunning view to match. Best known for some of the oldest vineyard sites in the unique microclimate of Bannockburn. 

Tastings: $15 for a full range of Mt Difficulty and Roaring Meg wines.


16. Domain Road (+64 3 445 4244) or (wine@domainroad.co.nz)

Cellar Door Open Daily: 11am – 5pm. Bookings advised.

Domain Road Wine owners, Graeme and Gillian Crosbie and their families have had a long association with the area.  Graeme’s great grandfather built gold dredges up in the Nevis, while Gillian’s mother was a teacher at the local school. They use many traditional methods in their winemaking.

Tastings are free.


17. Desert Heart (+64 3 445 3258) or (gingarden@brokenheartspirits.com

Open 11:30am – 4:30pm

Closed Tuesday – Thursday 

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. 

HoHo Special: $10 tasting fee waived if bottle is purchased


18. Te Kano Estate (+64 3 928 6951) or (experience@tekanoestate.com)

Open 11am – 5pm. Bookings recommended for groups.

Closed Tuesday & Wednesday

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

Tastings are $25 (x2 whites + x2 reds)


19. Bannockburn Hotel Wine Country Bar (+ 64 3 445 0615) or (hello@bannockburnhotel.com)

Open 12pm – 9pm 

Closed Monday – Wednesday

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 (+64 3 445 1553) or (accounts@blackrabbit.nz)

Open for lunch everyday. Closing times vary.

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

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


21. Carrick Winery & Vineyards (+64 3 445 3480) or (winery@carrick.co.nz)

Cellar Door open daily: 10am – 5pm. Restaurant opens Friday – Tuesday. Bookings required.

Carrick Winery produces organic, wild-fermented, estate-grown within 1km of our Bannockburn winery. They offer tastings, tours, a restaurant and accommodation. 

Tastings: $15.

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


22. Akarua Winery (+64 3 445 0897) or (cellardoor@akarua.com)

Open 7 days (Summer) 10.30am – 4pm. Bookings required.

In October 2022 Edmond de Rothschild Heritage purchased 34.5 hectares of established vineyards belonging to Akarua, a historic and pioneering vineyard ideally placed on Cairnmuir Road in Central Otago; an important and much-longed-for addition to the Edmond de Rothschild Heritage range. Hand-selected by Anne Escalle’s team for its unique terroir and rare balanced conditions suited to producing very fine pinot noirs.

Across the nine estates spread over four continents, owned by Edmond de Rothschild Heritage, Ariane de Rothschild’s vision remains consistent; to reveal the quintessence of the terroirs and enhance their inherent character while respecting the environment, and to elevate the wines to their highest heights: a vision her team here most wholeheartedly believe in.


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