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This timetable is currently NOT running. We will return to this timetable when we have more than 60-80 people travelling on Saturdays again!

Come and enjoy a beautiful Saturday in the Gibbston Valley with us, but make sure to follow this specially created map and timetable for Saturdays only! You are spoilt for choice with extra afternoon returns to town.

Queenstown Saturday Map

On Saturdays you MUST book all your stops in advance to avoid disappointment. Recently we have noticed clients have been turned away from places due to NOT booking. This is due to the high number of New Zealanders who are travelling with us on the weekends.
Please have a close look at all the stops below as the majority of them require bookings in advance, one or two do not require bookings in advance. We have attached all their contact details for you. 
The only location you need to call us about is Wet Jacket, as WE NEED TO KNOW numbers that want to get off each stop as we can only allow 8 people off the bus here at one time. 

 

Full Day Tours

Start Times: 10.30am and 11.25am

Duration of the Tour: 4-7.5 Hours

Afternoon Tour (half day)

Start Time: 12.55pm

Duration of the Tour: 4-5 hours (approx)

Stops

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 Hearts Gin Garden (+64 (0)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: Monday & 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. Gibbston Valley Cheese (+64 3 441 1388)

Find your favourite cheeses with an all-day complimentary cheese tasting. Enjoy a cheese platter in a relaxed courtyard setting. Try the wine and cheese pairings or the beer and cheese pairing to experience the best of both worlds!
Special! – Wine (or beer) tasting with cheese $15.00 SAVE $5.00.

Closed: Mondays

No bookings required.  

8. 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.  

9. 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 possible. Only 8 passengers may get off at one time.

10. 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.

11. 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. Special – $10 off with one bottle purchase or $15 off with 2 or more bottles purchased!

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

12. Wet Jacket Wines

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.

(If you wish to go to Wet Jacket please let US know what time. No need to book at Wet Jacket, this is just for our information as we can only let 8 people off the bus at a time here.)

13. AJ Hacket 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!

14. 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.

15. 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).

16. 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. 

17. 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.

18. Kinross Cellar Door & Bistro (0800 131 101, ext 2)

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. 

19. Gibbston Tavern (+64 3 409 0508)

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. World class wines and craft beer accompany their delicious menu. Open 7 days.
Tastings – $16.00 for four wines or beers.

Bookings required for lunch. Bookings for tastings preferred. 

20. Rockburn Cellar Door

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.

21. Altitude Brewing (Marina Heights bus stop)

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. 

22. 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. 

 

As a company we wish to work with these cellar doors for years to come, please respect this. Their brand is as important as our brand. If you are asked not to get off a bus due to a place being fully booked, you must follow the instructions of the drivers. This is not negotiable. 

PRE-BOOK!

Be respectful, please drink water and eat during your tour, because if you are intoxicated you will be taken back to Queenstown. We will not tolerate ANY abuse, however small, to our drivers and other customers. 

Everyone is out to have a great day, enjoy!