Queenstown Bus & minivan tours

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Queenstown & Gibbston Valley: Hop-On Hop-Off Wine Tours

1. Queenstown & Gibbston Valley: Hop-On Hop-Off Wine Tours

Become your own tour guide for a day and enjoy having the freedom to explore the best parts of Queenstown, Arrowtown, and Gibbston Valley without being rushed or restricted by any preset itineraries. Enjoy the local wine and soak up the amazing sites of the Queenstown and Gibbston Valley. No need to make an itinerary and drive yourself, our friendly drivers will look after you and provide you with information on each location. Hop on and off as you please, visit as many destinations as you like, and choose how long you stay at each spot. Stop options include: • Shotover Jet boat ride • Canyon Food & Brew Co • Strike Bowl bowling and entertainment center • Cargo at Gantley’s taproom • The Gin Garden • Arrowtown historical gold mining town • The Winery, Arrowtown • Mora Wines & Kitchen by Artisan • Amisfield Bistro & Cellar Door • Nockies Palette Wines at Stoneridge • Wet Jacket Wines • AJ Hackett Bungy • Cargo Brewery & Bald Hills Wine • Mt Rosa Wines • Brennan Wines • Kinross Cellar Door & Bistro • Gibbston Valley Winery • Altitude Brewing • The Winery, Queenstown

Queenstown & Gibbston Valley Wine Hopper Bus

2. Queenstown & Gibbston Valley Wine Hopper Bus

Climb aboard the Wine Hopper bus for a wine adventure at your own pace hopping on and off at wineries in the Queenstown and Gibbston Valley wine region. Departing daily from central Queenstown, a friendly onboard host will help you get the most out of your day. Enjoy a 20-minute scenic drive out to the wine region showcasing the very best of Queenstown's countryside amongst picturesque surroundings. Grab a timetable that will outline the shuttle service stopping hourly at nine venues. Discover one, two or all nine venues - each with their own unique offerings and charm. Reveal an array of winery restaurants and tasting rooms where you can stop for lunch or take a tasting before moving on. Taste award-winning wines at cellar doors, learn all about winemaking by taking an underground wine cave tour, enjoy a leisurely winery lunch, or savor a complimentary cheese tasting at Gibbston Valley Cheesery nestled amongst the vines. You’ll have plenty of time to sip and dine or try a brew at the local tavern. Walk or hire a bike to wander along the Kawarau River as you soak in the stunning views - river on one side and vines on the other. The Wine Hopper Bus runs an hourly circuit 6 times a day around nine wineries and other attractions in Gibbston Valley area. The bus travels in and out of Queenstown every two hours throughout the day. Return to Queenstown when you are ready, arriving at 1:00 pm, 3:00 pm, 5:00 pm or 6:00 pm.

From Queenstown: VIP Glenorchy & Paradise Expedition

3. From Queenstown: VIP Glenorchy & Paradise Expedition

Depart Queenstown and travel along the shore of Lake Wakatipu on a scenic drive to Glenorchy. Listen to stories about farming and movie making as you head to Bennett’s Bluff to take souvenir photos. Watch a sheep shearing demonstration and interact with different farm animals before going deep into the forests of Mount Aspiring National Park on Paradise Road. Hear about some of the major film productions that have made use of the landscape, such as Lord of the Rings, X-Men Wolverine, and Narnia. Pass the historical Arcadia Homestead, and pull over at a scenic spot to enjoy afternoon tea and coffee. Take in the views of the beautiful countryside before going for a walk on the pier at Glenorchy. Listen to more amazing stories on the drive back to Queenstown.

From Queenstown: Half Day Trip to Glenorchy by Coach

4. From Queenstown: Half Day Trip to Glenorchy by Coach

Be enchanted by the natural beauty of Glenorchy on this day trip from Queenstown aboard a spacious coach. Dive into the sights that you see along the way with onboard commentary. Take in the sights at your own pace with some free time explore the town before returning to Queenstown.  Meet your guide in central Queenstown and settle into your comfortable seat aboard the climate-controlled coach. Admire breathtaking mountain peaks and verdant landscapes on the relaxing drive to Glenorchy.  Immerse yourself in local history and culture as you hear the incredible story of the Southern Lakes from Maori mythology to early pioneers to the region. On arrival in Glenorchy, have plenty of time for photos and to take in the shimmering waters of Lake Wakatipu. Spend around 1.5 hours of free time going on one of Glenorchy’s short walks, or visiting cafe’s and local pubs before returning to Queenstown in the early evening.

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What people are saying about Queenstown

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 792 reviews

The Wine Hopper was a super friendly and personalised experience. Ian was an amazing tour guide who had great knowledge of the region and even better winery recommendations. The scenery and destinations are second to none. Will definitely be doing this tour again next time I’m in Queenstown!

Lance provided us with a new approach to the age old problem… wine tasting and driving. We had a great day, went to places we didn’t know about, the best platter of food at Kinross and first class transport.

Loved it...great bunch of people, and all 5he places we stopped were really welcoming. Our driver Pete was fun, and shared lots of knowledge about the places we stopped. Definitely recommend.

Had a great experience. Lance was knowledgeable and friendly. He made the trip worth it for us. Thanks Lance.

We had a great day and the drivers were really friendly.