Ticket price: $99.50
*Price is due to the sheer logistics and distance covered on this tour.*
Tour Run Time: 9.45am – 5.45pm
Duration: 8 hrs
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.
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.
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.
HoHo Special: 10% Discount.
3. Jones Family Fruit, Wine & Gardens (+64 3 445 0275)
Currently closed for Winter
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.
Opening Hours: Monday – Saturday: 11am – 7pm (3pm on Saturdays). 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.
Open: 9am – 3pm (Closed Tuesday and Wednesday)
A charming Italian Café and Restaurant in the Cromwell Heritage Precinct. Armando’s Kitchen serves fresh pizza, pasta, pastries and Italian coffee.
Opening Hours: Friday – Sunday from 12 noon.
The Office Restaurant and Bar delivers high quality food, a great selection of wine, beer, cocktails, coffee and the best bailey’s hot chocolates in Cromwell.
8. Orchard Complex Stop
Hop off here for the Stoaker Room and Misha’s Vineyard!
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).
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
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
Opens November 5th!
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.
Open Tuesday – Sunday 11am – 5pm. Bookings advised.
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.
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.
Cellar Door and Restaurant open Wednesday – Sunday: 10.30am – 4pm. Bookings for lunch recommended.
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: $10 for a full range of Mt Difficulty and Roaring Meg wines.
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.
Open: Friday – Monday 11:30am – 4:30pm
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
Open Thursday – Monday: 11am – 5pm. Bookings recommended for groups.
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 free.
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.
Opening Hours: Wednesday – Saturday: 12 – 9pm (430pm on Sunday).
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.
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.
HoHo Special: 10% discount on purchases of 12 or more bottles.
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 10.30am to 4pm. Bookings required.
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 immersed in the Akarua story at their Cellar Door within a working winery. Surrounded by ‘home block’ vineyards established by the Skeggs family in 1996, on picturesque Cairnmuir Road in Bannockburn.
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.
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