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Reverse Run Half Day Hop on Hop off Wine Tour - Queenstown

Do it differently! Go in reverse and avoid the crowds heading into the Gibbston Valley. Due to popular demand, this tour from the original Hop on Hop off Wine Tour is making a comeback!

Highlights

  • Running in reverse you’re more likely to avoid the crowds
  • 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!
  • Visit some of the best wineries and breweries in the region
  • 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 $59.50
Child $19.50 (Aged up to 13 years)

What's included

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

Duration

  • 4-5 hours

Location

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

Restrictions

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.

Notes

  • Cancellation policy:

    Cancellations within 2 weeks (14 days) of travel are not refundable.

    Buses only leave from The Station at 12.30pm.

  • 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.

    The bus is not licensed to drink alcohol onboard.

    DURATION: Allow 7.5 hours for a full day tour.

    Tour Departure Point: The Station Information Centre, Corner of Camp st and Shotover Street, 25 Shotover Street, Queenstown. 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 12:pm, last bus arrives back to Queenstown Info Centre at 5.45pm. Departure Time is 12pm. 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

Available Bookings from November 24 to November 30

Change Dates

All prices are shown in NZD ($)

Tue 24 Nov
Wed 25 Nov
Thu 26 Nov
Fri 27 Nov
Sat 28 Nov
Sun 29 Nov
Mon 30 Nov

10spaces priced from:

  • Adult$29.50
  • Child$19.50

8spaces priced from:

  • Adult$59.50
  • Child$19.50

10spaces priced from:

  • Adult$29.50
  • Child$19.50

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

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leonier2 from New Zealand wrote on 09 November 2020

Wonderful lunch and wine tastings

Eva our driver/guide was perfect for our relaxed afternoon. Andrew was really helpful with my changing the days of our booking and we would highly recommend this tour. The wine tasting and lunch at Kinross was excellent and should be promoted more as it definitely exceeded our expectations! Florian did a great job on explaining the boutique winery offerings and we left having ordered our purchases to be shipped home free of charge. Mt Rosa had interesting wines we also shipped; liked the cheeses at Gibbston Valley, not so hot on the Caves tour and we had two languages being catered for at the end of the day which got a little tedious - too much tasting lol. All in all, a wonder four hours drinking amazing wines, with great company and dining on delicious fare.

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