Gibbston Small group activities

Our most recommended Gibbston Small group activities

Queenstown: Gibbston Valley Half-Day Canyoning Adventure

1. Queenstown: Gibbston Valley Half-Day Canyoning Adventure

Get introduced to the fun and thrilling sport of canyoning at Kawarau Canyon on an half-day tour. Jump in a van for a 20-minute van transfer from downtown Queenstown into Gibbston Valley's wine country. Immerse yourself in the sport of canyoning whilst enjoying the beauty of your natural surroundings. Professional and qualified guides will kit you out with all the best equipment. Benefit from a full safety briefing and demonstration on all the elements of canyoning before heading out for adventure. You'll take an easy 5-minute walk to the canyon start point. Before you know it, you'll be off down the canyon, sliding natural watersides, trying your hand at abseiling down waterfalls and having the most awesome summer experience ever. This canyon is open to first-time canyoners as well as experienced adventure seekers, looking for an awesome activity in a safe and controlled environment.

Gourmet Food and Wine Tour with Lunch and Wine Tastings

2. Gourmet Food and Wine Tour with Lunch and Wine Tastings

Visit 4 premium vineyards over 2 wine subregions (Gibbston and the Cromwell/Bannockburn basin). Have a wine barrel cooked lunch consisting of 5 tasting dishes matched with wines for a unique tasting in Australasia's largest underground wine cave. Taste local cheeses at a local vineyard. Visit Old Cromwell town and the must-see Arrowtown. Have a taste of locally handcrafted chocolates at your leisure. Then, go on a stunning drive through the Kawarau Gorge whilst learning about the early pioneering history of this rugged region. View the historic Kawarau Bridge and original AJ Hackett Bungy.

From Queenstown: VIP Drop & Hop Wine Tour

3. From Queenstown: VIP Drop & Hop Wine Tour

Discover some of the best wines in the world on a wine tour of Arrowtown and the Gibbston Valley Area. Spend the day traveling in style to a range of wineries and breweries in a luxury Mercedes. From famous Pinot Noir to local beers, no trip to Queenstown is complete without visiting a winery. Meet your driver for the day at the Station Building, climb aboard your Mercedes, and decide where to head first. Take your time to explore the area at your own pace. Discover historic Arrowtown with your knowledgeable driver. Experience wine, beer, food, and more at a range of wineries. Choose from a range of destinations, including: Amisfield Winery Akarua Wines Historic Arrowtown Wet Jacket Wines AJ Hackett Bungy Gibbston Valley Winery Kinross Winery Gibbston Tavern & Rock Burn Wines Cargo Brewery and Wines Mt Rosa Winery Brennan Wines

From Queenstown: 4-Hour Afternoon Boutique Wine Tour

4. From Queenstown: 4-Hour Afternoon Boutique Wine Tour

On this 4-hour afternoon, boutique wine tour, have the chance to explore the Central Otago region and try its exquisite wines. Meet your guide and depart from the Queenstown Station Building at 2:00 PM. From here you'll visit three boutique wineries in the Central Otago wine region. As a small group, have an intimate experience learning about the wine region. Delish in a delectable cheese platter while trying up to 15 different types of wine. Enjoy a relaxed afternoon among the spectacular scenery of Central Otago.

Queenstown: Award Winning Wine Tasting Tour

5. Queenstown: Award Winning Wine Tasting Tour

Travel to the Gibbston region, only a half an hour's drive from central Queenstown, to visit four of Central Otago’s finest cellars and spend time tasting wines. Travel in style with door-to-door transfers, complimentary WiFi, and bottled water on board. Your guide will host you between each location amusing you with local winemaking facts and stories. Enjoy an optional scrumptious winery lunch, which can be purchased on the day. Visit a range of well-known and off-the-beaten-track wineries, including the famous underground wine cave at Gibbston Valley of New Zealand. Meet passionate local characters and taste at least 18 of the very best wines from the area.

Otago Wine Trail Bespoke Small Group Tour

6. Otago Wine Trail Bespoke Small Group Tour

Enjoy a bespoke wine tasting experience, that suits your likings and budget! Whether you’re a passionate wine connoisseur or you simply like to share a drink with friends - enjoy a fun, flexible and hassle-free wine tour from Queenstown. After complimentary hotel pick-up, set off for the heart of Gibbston on a small group half-day tour to visit four cellar doors and enjoy a personalized itinerary based on your booking selections.  Journey into the ‘valley of the vines’ to discover these vineyards nestled amongst the spectacular mountain ranges and dramatic river gorges. Visit four smaller, boutique wineries that are off the beaten path. There is no set routine, so every day is an adventure. The choice of the wineries visited will vary each day based on your individual group's dynamics. The overall focus is on high-quality wines as well as friendly and informative staff.

Otago Wine Trail Bespoke Small Group Tour & Wine Cave

7. Otago Wine Trail Bespoke Small Group Tour & Wine Cave

Discover the Central Otago wine region on a small group half-day tour from Queenstown. Enjoy a personalized wine tasting itinerary based on your booking selections to suit your likings and budget.  After a complimentary hotel pick-up, set off for the heart of Gibbston. Journey into the ‘valley of the vines’ to discover these vineyards nestled amongst the spectacular mountain ranges and dramatic river gorges. Sample Pinot Noirs, aromatics and everything in between. Your day includes visits to four of the best cellar doors and a tour of New Zealand's largest Underground Wine Cave. Sample three varietals in the cave and a visit to the Home Block Vineyard, originally planted by the founder and wine pioneer Alan Brady in 1983. Benefit from an intimate small group experience that permits time to explore all that the Central Otago wine district has to offer. There is no set routine, so every day is an adventure. The choice of the wineries visited will vary each day based on your individual group's dynamics. The overall focus is on high-quality wines as well as friendly and informative staff.

Queenstown: Full-Day Lord of Rings Tour with Lunch

8. Queenstown: Full-Day Lord of Rings Tour with Lunch

Start with pickup from your hotel in Queenstown and travel west along Lake Wakatipu to Glenorchy and Paradise. Discover a wide variety of filming locations throughout the tour with your expert guide. Bring the films to life with a variety of movie props you can use to recreate movie scenes at the filming locations. Enjoy photo stops in the Paradise region of Mount Aspiring National Park, with some short walks on easy trails. Explore the Forest of Middle Earth and discover the settings for scenes of Lothlórien. Stand on the Isengard Lookout and admire the scenic views of the area. Return to Queenstown for lunch at a local café, before heading east of the city for the afternoon portion of the tour. Discover Gibbston and Arrowtown and visit the settings for Gladden Fields and The Pillars of the Kings. Pan for elven gold in the river, and journey along a portion of the scenic Skippers Canyon Road, which was the setting for scenes featuring The Ford of Bruinen. Enjoy the spectacular scenic views over the Wakatipu Basin throughout the tour, with drop-off back in Queenstown in the evening.

Queenstown: Full-Day Central Otago Wine Tour

9. Queenstown: Full-Day Central Otago Wine Tour

Built for wine lovers, this full-day tour will take you to five of Central Otago's finest cellar doors across the four biggest wine-growing regions. Travel in style with door-to-door transfers, complimentary WiFi, and bottled water on board. Throughout the day, sample 20+ spectacular cool-climate wines, and if you wish, enjoy a scrumptious lunch at a locally renowned location, which can be bought on the day. Visit a range of well-known and off-the-beaten-track wineries throughout Gibbston, Bannockburn, Bendigo, and Cromwell and meet passionate local characters while you taste the very best wines from the area.

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What people are saying about Gibbston

Had an absolutely lovely day celebrating my birthday. Dave was an absolute legend. Such a lovely informative and friendly guide with a solid selection of cheesy jokes :) Thanks so much. Would highly recommend going with this company.

Really informative, great wines, our guide and all the wine makers were super welcoming.

absolutely fabulous. great wine, great company, tour guide FANTASTIC.

Great tour guide! Couldn’t have a better winery tour driver.

Great fun, good wines a nice group, very professional Shari!