Central Otago Wine Tour from Queenstown - Includes 4 Vineyards, Lunch & Wine

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Central Otago Wine Tour from Queenstown - Includes 4 Vineyards, Lunch & Wine
from AUD $214.51
Experience the beauty of Central Otago, its fine wines, rich gold history and welcoming people. This tour will take you to visit three of five varying wine sub-regions, allowing you to taste the difference! Visit 4 vineyards, enjoying tastings at three vineyards and then indulge in a light platter lunch with a glass of premium wine at a fourth vineyard.
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In Brief

Queenstown, New Zealand
New Zealand
5 hours 30 minutes
Important InfoInfo
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown New Zealand

Enjoy the views of Lake Wakatipu and The Remarkable mountain range on your way out of town.

Pass By: Lake Hayes, Lake Hayes, Queenstown, Otago Region, South Island

Lake Hayes can look spectacular on a calm day.

Pass By: Kawarau Suspension Bridge, Kawarau Bridge, Gibbston New Zealand

See the famous AJ hackett bungy bridge, you might see someone jump on the way past!

Stop At: Gibbston, Gibbston, Otago Region, South Island

Visit the Gibbston wine region and stop into a vineyard for your first tasting.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Bannockburn, Bannockburn, Cromwell, Central Otago, Otago Region, South Island

Enjoy a light platter lunch accompanied by a glass of wine of your choice at a local vineyard restaurant.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Cromwell Heritage Precinct, Melmore Terrace, Cromwell 9310 New Zealand

Take a stroll through Old Cromwell

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Cromwell, Cromwell, Central Otago, Otago Region, South Island

Enjoy a second tasting in the Cromwell wine region

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Gibbston, Gibbston, Otago Region, South Island

Break up the journey home and enjoy a third and final tasting back in the Gibbston region

Duration: 30 minutes


  • All wine tastings
  • Local guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • Lunch - Light platter lunch & glass of premium wine


  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Please advise us of your accommodation details and we will respond with an exact pick-up time. Please be ready and waiting in reception or outside 5 minutes prior to your pick-up time.

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 12 hours of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • Minimum age is 6 years
  • Minimum age is 18 years to consume alcohol
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Hotel Pickup

When you book, we will ask you to select a hotel to be picked up from. Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you a confirmation voucher with full contact information (phone number, email address) for our local operator in case you need to update or change your hotel pick-up details.

Here are answers to some commonly asked questions about hotel pickup:

What if my hotel is not listed?
That's okay. When you book you can select an hotel from our list and make your way there on the day of departure; or you can contact our local operator directly to make alternate pick-up arrangements.

What if I have not yet booked a hotel?
Once your hotel arrangements are finalised, you can contact our local operator directly with your hotel details.

What if I live locally, am staying with friends or relatives, and/or don't require pick-up?
Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you complete details and directions to the tour/activity departure point.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

First wine tour I’ve been on and it was fantastic! Gary our guide was extremely knowledgeable and made it a lot of fun. Had tastings at 3 vineyards and a wonderful lunch at another. Would definitely recommend the tour to anyone.
• Submitted 17 Feb 2020
This was a fun wine tour. Our driver Gary did a fantastic job. He was funny and provided a lot of great information about the region. The wineries were beautiful and very non-pretentious. Found a new love for Pinot Gris today.
• Submitted 13 Feb 2020
Tour was excellent. We stopped at 3 different vineyards + lunch at a vineyard with a glass of wine, all of which had a wide variety of wines to taste. Driver was incredibly informative and so nice! Group was maxed out at 12 people which was just the right amount. Thanks for a great tour!
• Submitted 13 Jan 2020
Our Tour Guide Martin was excellent and very informative of the local history, Gold Mining, Wine Makers, Wineries, etc. The quality of wines we were offered for tasting were very very good to the point we purchased more wine than we should have, who's counting. The great factor was we got to taste boutique wines from smaller vineyards who's wines are only available at the cellar door. Very special. All Hosts and Hostesses at the four vineyards we visited were very knowledgeable and pleasant to deal with. The only negative in my mind was the lunch Platter in winter could have had a bowl of Soup added ( something hot )
• Submitted 25 Jul 2019
We had a great day!
• Submitted 29 Mar 2018
Excellent tour guide! Wonderful way to spend an afternoon tasting local wines and meeting new people.
• Submitted 17 Mar 2018
This was a great tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable and the wineries we visited were excellent. The pace of the tour was perfect and the gourmet lunch was absolutely scrumptious.
• Submitted 25 Feb 2018
Really enjoyed this tour. Our guide was lovely - the vineyards we visited were gorgeous - the scenery absolutely beautiful and the wines, all unique to the area were excellent. Well worth doing.
• Submitted 13 Feb 2018
I really enjoyed this wine tour. Our tour guide Tony was extremely knowledgable about wines and he was also one of the reasons why I found this tour so fun and enjoyable. I strongly recommend all the wine lovers to join this trip. You will have an amazing time!
• Submitted 19 Jan 2018
Fabulous trip -a small amount of people which is great for this type of experience. Richard our driver/guide was full of information about the area. All of the vineyards were interesting and welcoming. The platter lunch was very good and full of differing tastes. I liked many of the wines I tasted and I bought two bottles during the day - to take back to Christchurch to drink with the friend I was visiting. I would suggest this trip to anyone who is in the Queenstown area, it was a great day out.
• Submitted 14 Jan 2018
Great relaxing experience. Our guide Tony was very attentive and went the extra mile!
• Submitted 06 Jan 2018
An excellent tour that encompassed 4 vineyards and a cheese factory and included a lovely degustation lunch with matching wines to the food dishes. We felt that the tour excelled mainly due to the knowledgeable and affable driver/tour host.
• Submitted 01 Jan 2018
Easily the best day of my trip to New Zealand. Wonderful wine and tasty foods. Beautiful part of the world.
• Submitted 30 Nov 2017
Had a wonderful tour with Paul and was practically private as there was only 4 of us. Paul shared wonderful insight about the Central Otago wine area and some of the townships within. We tasted wonderful wines at Gibson Valley, Mount Rosa,Wild Earth with an amazing lunch, and Misha's vineyard. We ended our tour with a short look at Arrowtown. Fantastic day and tour.
• Submitted 26 Oct 2017
Great wines and very knowledgeabley guide
• Submitted 25 Oct 2017
This exceeded my expectations! The selection of wineries we’ve visited were thoroughly planned. Martin started our tour to Mt. Rosa (my favorite of the four), so lucky having been entertained and spoilt by the owner during the tastings; everything that followed was just memorable!
• Submitted 16 Oct 2017
A really great day tasting Otago Region wines. We visited 5 wineries, at one we had a lovely pairing lunch, and the last tasting was a cheese pairing. Our guide was very knowledgeable of the wines, the area and gave us a lot of information about Queenstown.
• Submitted 18 Sep 2017
This tour was amazing!
• Submitted 27 Aug 2017
Great tour!!! I was under the impression we would only visit 2 locations. This tour was much more intensive
• Submitted 20 Jul 2017
Great visits, tour guide was knowledgeable, got to see lots of fantastic sites and have delicious food along the way!
• Submitted 15 Mar 2017
Martin was an awesome guide! Not only did he know his wine, he also shared a lot of highlights about the Central Otago region in general throughout the day. Our trip started at Waitiri Creek in the Gibbston Valley, a beautiful family-owned winery in an old Presbyterian Church on a gorgeous piece of property. Then on to Wild Earth in Cromwell for lunch of New Zealand favorites with five wine pairings. Domain Road in Bannockburn was a true highlight for me, and Peregrine Winery to round out the day. There were only 6 people in our group, making the experience very personalized. I highly recommend this tour for anyone who enjoys wine!
• Submitted 19 Feb 2017
Absolutely fabulous day - one of our highlights in New Zealand. Our group was small, the transport comfortable, our guide friendly and knowledgeable, and the food and wine was delicious! Highly recommend!
• Submitted 02 Jan 2017
We had a great experience with 4 boutique wineries. The drive between the vineyards were full of interesting information about the region. The tour wound up being quite small on our day with just the two of us attending. It likely won't always be that way but highly recommend!
• Submitted 10 Oct 2016
This tour was great. Our guide was friendly and knowledgeable on all things wine. Each winery was unique and lunch was incredible. Great all over experience. Highly recommend!
• Submitted 04 Sep 2016

In Brief

Queenstown, New Zealand
New Zealand
5 hours 30 minutes

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