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Early Bird Full Day Hop on Hop off Wine Tour – Queenstown


Get your day started earlier with brunch at Queenstown’s premier winery restaurant! Due to popular demand, this tour from the original Hop on Hop off Wine Tour is making a comeback!


  • Opportunity to Brunch at Akarua, Queenstown’s premier winery restaurant
  • Get your day started earlier in spectacular Queenstown
  • The freedom to hop on and hop off at as many destinations as you like and stay as long as you like!
  • Explore 16 venues in New Zealand’s most scenic wine region
  • Knowledgeable drivers provide all the information, map and bus timetable to ensure a fantastic, hassle-free day!
  • An awesome way for groups of friends, couples or singles to spend the day

Become your own guide for the day and enjoy having the freedom of a relaxed timetable to explore Queenstown’s wine region; the most scenic in New Zealand.

We take the stress and hassle out of the experience and leave you to just enjoy the fun and soak up the sights of spectacular Queenstown.

Leave the car at home! Our friendly drivers will look after you and provide you with information on each location.

Hop on Hop off as you please and enjoy the discounts and specials we’ve arranged in advance!

Stops include:

1. Akarua - Perfect Brunch and Lunch. One of Queenstown’s premier winery restaurants.

2. Amisfield Bistro - Serves the signature Trust The Chef degustation menu - a 3-7course gastronomic lunch or dinner experience paired with a selection of their famous wines.

3. Arrowtown - historical gold mining town.

4. AJ Hackett - Kawarau Bridge, home of the World’s first Bungy!

5. Cargo at Waitiri - Located in the stunning Waitiri Creek vineyard, Cargo Brewery has collaborated with Waitiri Creek Winery creating a unique tasting experience from aromatic gold lager to boutique cellar door wine.

6. Brennan - Winery & cellar door which produces limited quantities of iconic and finely-aged wines that truly represent this exceptional wine region.

7. Mt Rosa - Come and enjoy a fun and friendly wine tasting in our renovated woolshed. Enjoy great valley views with a platter.

8. Kinross - Boutique Vineyard Hotel, Cellar Door & Bistro serving as the official Cellar Door for Coal Pit, Domaine Thomson, Hawkshead, Kinross, Valli & Wild Irishman.

9. Gibbston Tavern - Situated in the heart of Central Otago, New Zealand and has a rich history going back to the gold mining days of the 1800s.

10. Gibbston Valley Winery - Take a winery tour, explore NZ's largest Wine Cave, enjoy a seasonal menu or cycle Gibbston’s trails.

11. Arrowtown - historical gold mining town.

12. Gibbston Valley Cheese - Arrowtown - Cheese heaven! Find your favourite cheeses with all-day complimentary cheese tasting.

13. The Winery - Arrowtown The world's largest New Zealand wine store. Taste over 80 wines, whiskies, spirits and gin. Cheeseboards and tapas.

14. Cargo at Gantleys - Cargo Brewery & Kitchen is the newest addition at Cargo at Gantleys. Visit their taproom which often hosts entertainment on the weekends.

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

16. Searchlight - Independently owned and operated craft brewery with 18 taps all of their own beers.

17. The Winery - Queenstown - Taste from over 60 wines, whiskies and spirits from across New Zealand including wineries that don't have cellar doors. A great place to finish your day.

Adult $79.50
Child $29.50 (Aged up to 13 years)

What's included

  • Knowledgeable driver/guide
  • All transport
  • Information map and bus timetable


  • 7.5 hours


  • Tour Departure Point: The Station Information Centre, Corner of Camp st and Shotover Street, 25 Shotover Street, Queenstown.


Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.

Legal Drinking Age Enforced

  • To consume Alcohol you must be over the legal drinking age. You may be asked to produce Government Issued ID to prove your age.


  • Cancellation policy:

    Cancellation received more than 14 days prior to departure are fully refunded, unless due to a COVID lockdown.

    Cancellation received less than 14 days prior to departure will be charged full price. Upon communication with the booking team, we will endeavour to offer a new date for Hop on Hop off Bus.

    Cancellations due to COVID will be put on hold for up to 48 months for use by yourself or can be gifted to someone else.

  • We are the original Hop on Hop off Wine Tour in Queenstown and our bus is the only one of its kind in Queenstown.

    *** Important - Please Note ***

    Wine tastings & tours of the wineries are not included in this ticket - these are additional and at the customer's own expense.

    *We will not be allowing anyone who has entered the country within 14 days of their booking on our tours in accordance with government regulations.*

    Child Age 13 years and under.

    Please be aware there are only 2 returns to Queenstown.

    The bus is not licensed to drink alcohol onboard.

    DURATION: Allow 7.5 hours for a full day tour.

    Other Pick-up points: One Mile Car Park, Rydges Hotel, Crown Plaza Hotel, Frankton Bus stop, Arthurs Point and Arrowtown.

    Schedule: First bus departs Queenstown Information Centre at 10.00am, last bus arrives back to Queenstown Info Centre at 5.45pm. Departure Time is 10.00am. Please check the time table for important information. We only have 3 return buses to Queenstown. The tour can be cancelled if there are not more than 6 bookings

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme


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Raphael Martin from New Zealand wrote on 29 November 2020

Wonderful Experience

Was a lovely experience. Very friendly drivers and had so much fun. Totally recommend this to anyone.

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hamishm1 from New Zealand wrote on 22 December 2020

A good day

Fun day and a good way to see a bunch of vineyards, drivers were good and friendly and once underway everything went smoothly, the back office organisation does appear a little shambolic and communication was poor.

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kelly drake from New Zealand wrote on 14 December 2020

Do it!

A great way to see lots of different wineries, and things to do, without having to worry about driving. A great amount of time at each place, and stay for a bit longer if you want. Did the full day, and that was perfect for us. Drivers were very cool, and explained how things worked, which was pretty eacy. Pretty cruisy day, lots of nice wineries, and a lovely day in all.

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