Experience Queenstown’s finest wineries, breweries, and wonders in luxury, with Queenstown’s original Hop On Hop Off Wine Tour company. This is the same formula as our regular Hop On Hop Off Tour but with additional comforts and twists to make your experience unique.

Hop On Hop Off Wine Tours has launched the Ultimate Luxury Wine, Beer, Food & Wonders tour in Queenstown. Cruise around in a stylish 10 seater 2022 Mercedes S class (Sprinter). We visit more wineries and breweries than any other company in Queenstown. We offer you a wide selection of venues, from wineries to breweries, and adventure activities, within the Gibbston Valley, Cardrona and Arthurs Point. This luxury tour is designed to ensure you and your group have a full tasting experience without running into the crowds. We book your places!

Starting in the Gibbston Valley, the luxury van will move from stage to stage giving you fresh venues to choose from as you move through the day. Come midday you will have 2 options. Head up over the Crown Range to the gorgeous Cardrona Hotel and Cardrona Distillery where you can enjoy a complimentary tour of the distillery and see where their malt is milled, mashed, fermented, distilled and matured before embarking on a tutored tasting with your guide or, relax at the famous Cardrona Hotel. Alternatively, rather than visiting Cardrona, choose to enjoy the tranquility of Nockies Palette where you can savour a complimentary tasting and a cheese platter. The choice is yours…

After the midday stop, the tour will carry on into Arrowtown, then onto Arthurs Point, hitting more of our Hop On Hop Off favourites along the way.

No matter how familiar you are with the region and wineries, we will work together to come up with the perfect plan for your day. You will be provided with a full itinerary and all your stops pre-booked so there are no surprises or disappointments. Book now and experience Queenstown’s wineries and breweries in a luxurious, relaxing and stress-free way.

What’s included ?

Once the tour leave the Gibbston Valley (Approx 12:15pm) you can choose 1 from the 3 options:

1) Firstly, to enjoy the tranquillity of Nockies Palette where you will savour a complimentary tasting and cheese platter. Explore their  beautifully manicured gardens and historic church, used in the TV series, “Under The Vines”.

Your other option is to head up the Crown Range (mountain road with great photo opportunities) where you have the choice of visiting either the gorgeous Cardrona Hotel or Cardrona Distillery.

2a) At the distillery, enjoy a complimentary G&T on arrival then experience a 75 minute tour to see where their malt is milled, mashed, fermented, distilled and matured, alongside a tutored tasting with your guide.

2b) Alternatively, relax at the famous Cardrona Hotel with its rustic charm and traditional pub food and enjoy a glass of wine or beer on us. The choice is yours…

Please let us know which option you choose and we can pre-book (0800 6937 2273)

Stops

1. AJ Hackett Bungy

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. You are more than welcome to hop off, have coffee or ice cream and watch other people jumping, but if you wish to jump, you will need to book!

 

2. The Church Cellar Door and Cafe

The Church Cellar door and Cafe is the latest cellar door to open in the Gibbston Valley. The cellar door is located with in old Presbyterian Church that was built in 1894.

HoHo special: $25 for tasting. Fee of tasting is waived with the purchase of two or more bottles.

 

3. Mt Rosa Wines

Come and enjoy a fun and friendly wine tasting in Mt Rosa’s renovated wool shed. Enjoy great valley views with a platter. Free case shipping to NZ & Australia.

Tastings: $20.00 for six wines. The fee is waived with purchases of two or more bottles.

 

4. Brennan Wines

Family owned and operated vineyard, winery & cellar door producing limited quantities of finely-aged wines representing the potential of this exceptional wine region. You will find a unique and tasteful experience at Brennan.

Tastings: $15.00 for 3 x 50ml glasses or 5 x 15ml glasses. The fee is waived with purchases of two or more bottles.

 

5. Kinross Cellar Door & Bistro

Kinross’s boutique Vineyard Hotel, Cellar Door & Bistro is the official Cellar Door for a fantastic selection: Coal Pit, Hawkshead, Kinross, Valli & Wild Irishman.

 

6. Gibbston Tavern

The historically rich 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.

 

7. Rockburn Wines

In the art gallery space of the iconic Gibbston Tavern, Rockburn offers award-winning Pinot Noir as well as exceptional quality Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, Riesling & Rose.

HoHo Special: Tastings $12 per person for 5 wines. Refunded for a purchase of 2 bottles per tasting.

 

8. GT Tasting Room

A new gin tasting venue within the heart of the Gibbston Valley.

HoHo special: $20 for a 3 sample tasting of either Rifters or Broken Hearts

 

9. Gibbston Valley Winery

The Gibbston Valley Winery offers amazing wine, food, tasting and tours in NZ’s largest wine cave.

Tastings: $15 – $25 per tasting

 

10. Nockie’s Palette & Stoneridge Cellar Door (On request)

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 is Nockies Palette.

HoHo Special: Purchase two or more bottles will be that you get your Classic tasting complimentary valued at $18.

 

12. Cardrona Distillery (On request)

The Cardrona Distillery creates the finest spirits with pure Alpine water sourced from the heart of Mount Cardrona.

 

13. Cardrona Hotel (On request)

Cardrona Hotel’s rustic charm, spectacular mountain setting and rich history make it a must see while in Central Otago.

 

13. Amisfield Bistro & Cellar Door

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.

Tastings: $25 for five tastings. The fee is waived with a bottle purchase. 

 

14. Mora Wines & Kitchen by Artisan

Mora Wines & 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, child friendly.

Tastings: $10 for five tastings. The fee is waived with a bottle purchase. Mora can host groups of up to 8 people for tastings.

 

15. Arrowtown

This little village is an historical gold mining town. Wonderful places to relax, dine and shop. Attractions include the famous Chinese Settlement and Lakes District Museum.

 

NEW PLACE

Rifters (021 0299 5056) or (philip@arrowtowndistillery.com)

Open Wednesday to Sunday, 11am – 4pm.
Discover the Spirit of Arrowtown at Rifters Tasting Room. Immerse yourself in our handcrafted gins within historic Dudley’s Cottage. Bookings are not required unless there is a large group.
Pre-booking private bespoke tastings available.

HoHo Special – Ask your driver for a $10 off discount voucher to use when you buy a bottle of your favorite Rifters. 

 

7. The Winery – Arrowtown (+64 3 428 2572) or (online@thewinery.co.nz)

Open 7 days a week . Sunday – Thursday 10:30am – 8pm. Friday – Saturday 10:30am – 9pm . Bookings are not required unless there is a large group. 

The world’s largest New Zealand wine store. Taste over 80 wines, whiskies, spirits and gin at The Winery Arrowtown. Enjoy one of their cheese Boards or a selection of tapas.

HoHo Special –

  • 20% OFF all wine, gin, whisky and spirit tastings
  • 10% OFF coffee, beverages, beers etc. consumed in-store
  • 5% OFF food menu

17. Broken Heart Gin Garden

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 Garden.

HoHo Special: $18 tastings or 10% off your total bill at the Gin Garden.

 

18. Cargo Brewery at Gantleys

Open for coffee, beer or wine. They have a tap room menu which you can enjoy in their wonderful beer garden.

 

19. Strike Bowl

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

 

20. Canyon Food & Brewery

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

HoHo Special:$20.00 per beer tasting paddle.

 

21. Searchlight

Known to locals as the hidden gem of Queenstown.

 

22. The Winery Queenstown

At The Winery 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!

HoHo Special – 20% OFF tastings and 10% OFF purchases.