Activities

TSS Earnslaw Cruise & Wine

- Check- in 15 minutes prior to departure and Real Journeys Visitor Centre, Steamer Wharf, 88 Beach Street, Queenstown.
- Guests can discover a mini museum, the Fo’c’sle gallery, where they can view a collection of historic photos.
- Enjoy a drink and some café style food at the Promenade Café and Bar (at own cost).
- On the return journey guests enjoy a sing-a-long with the pianist – it is a guaranteed bit of fun. The captain provides commentary and highlights points of interest during the cruise. Suitable for all ages.

- Have lunch at your own leisure and join the Classic Wine Tour at 1pm from the Station Building (28 Shotover Street)
- Sample world-class wines at 3 wineries within the Gibbston region
- Take a guided tour through New Zealand's largest underground wine cave
- Enjoy a glass premium glass of wine and a cheese platter at a selected vineyard

We Provide

Earnslaw cruise admission, all tastings, a glass of premium wine and a cheese platter.

Restrictions

Children over the age of 6 are welcome on this tour.

Duration

7 hours

Season

Appellation operates throughout the year with Christmas Day, Anzac Day and Good Friday closed.

Gourmet Scenic Wine Tour

Venturing into the heart of Central Otago this is a relaxed day of fine cuisine, good company, sampling local cheeses and tasting premium cool-climate wines.

We Provide

A gourmet platter lunch, with matching wine, all wine tastings, cheese & chocolate tastings, as well as Central Queenstown hotel pick-ups and drop-offs are included.

Please Bring

Camera, dress for weather conditions on the day.

Duration

7 hours

Season

Appellation Central operates throughout the year with Christmas Day, Boxing Day, Anzac Day and Good Friday closed.

Other Information

Inclusions:

- Visiting 4 vineyards over 2 wine sub-regions (Gibbston and the Cromwell/Bannockburn basin)
- Tour through New Zealand’s largest wine cave
- Indulge in some local cheeses paired with wines at one of the vineyards
- Stunning drive through the rugged Kawarau Gorge, Gibbston and Bannockburn
- View the original AJ Hackett bungy bridge, take a stroll through the historic precinct of OId Cromwell and the must-see goldmining settlement of Arrowtown
- Tour with expert wine guides with fascinating commentary on wine, local sights and early history of Central Otago
- Delicious wine barrel cooked lunch matched with wines included
- Sample locally made hand-crafted chocolates
- Maximum of 12 guests per tour creating enough atmosphere to be sociable but small enough to be interactive

Boutique Wine Tour

An afternoon among the boutique vineyards and spectacular scenery of Central Otago, a perfect introduction to the region.

We Provide

A gourmet platter lunch, with a glass of wine, all wine tastings, as well as Central Queenstown hotel pick-ups and drop-offs are included.

Please Bring

Camera, dress for weather conditions on the day.

Duration

5 1/2 Hours

Season

Appellation operates throughout the year with Christmas Day, Anzac Day and Good Friday closed.

Other Information

Inclusions:
- Visiting 4 vineyards over 2 contrasting wine sub-regions (Gibbston and the Cromwell/Bannockburn basin)
- Relax amongst good company with a delicious platter lunch
- Match a complimentary glass of premium wine with your lunch
- Visit Old Cromwell Town (time and weather permitting)
- Stunning drive through the Kawarau Gorge whilst learning about the early pioneering history of this rugged region
- View the historic Kawarau Bridge and the original AJ Hackett Bungy
- Maximum of 12 guests per tour creating enough atmosphere to be sociable but small enough to be interactive

Classic Wine Tour

Get a taste of what the region produces with this fun, scenic afternoon wine tour. Visit 3 vineyards in the Gibbston region, take a tour through New Zealand's largest wine cave and sit back and relax with a glass of wine, sampling local cheeses.

Are your children with you? Why not treat them to 4 hours of fun and supervised activities with Thrillzone's Kidzclub! Special rates on offer when booking direct with Appellation Wine Tours. Add this option upon booking.

We Provide

- Complimentary pick up and drop off from central Queenstown accommodation (or Thrillzone reception).
- All tastings
- Tour through New Zealand's largest wine cave
- A glass of premium wine and cheese platter

Restrictions

All participants must be of at least 18 years in order to consume alcohol.

Duration

4 hours

Other Information

- Runs daily 1pm-5pm
- Main pick up point is the Station Building (corner of Camp & Shotover Street)
- Some hotel transfers available on request
- Visit 3 wineries around Queenstown and the Gibbston wine region
- Take a tour through New Zealand’s largest wine cave
- Stunning drive through the rugged Kawarau Gorge viewing the original AJ Hackett bungy bridge
- Enjoy panoramic views of Queenstown, Lake Wakatipu & The Remarkables
- Visit the Lord of the Rings filming site: Pillar of the Kings (time permitting)
- Knowledgeable guides with fascinating commentary on wine, local sights & early history of Central Otago
- Choose a glass of wine to sit back and relax with and indulge in some local cheeses

Private Classic Wine Tour

Get a taste of what the region produces with this exclusive, scenic afternoon wine tour. Be collected in a luxury vehicle by your very own Expert Wine Guide. Go on to visit 3 vineyards in the Gibbston region, take a tour through New Zealand's largest wine cave and sit back and relax with a glass of wine, sampling local cheeses.

Duration

4 hours

Other Information

- Time proposed is 1pm-5pm (but can be flexible with start and finish times)
- Be picked up and dropped off in luxury touring vehicle by Expert Wine Guide
- Visit 3 wineries around Queenstown and the Gibbston wine region
- Take a tour through New Zealand’s largest wine cave
- Stunning drive through the rugged Kawarau Gorge viewing the original AJ Hackett bungy bridge
- Enjoy panoramic views of Queenstown, Lake Wakatipu & The Remarkables
- Visit the Lord of the Rings filming site: Pillar of the Kings (time permitting)
- Knowledgeable guides with fascinating commentary on wine, local sights & early history of Central Otago
- Choose a glass of wine to sit back and relax with and indulge in some local cheeses

Scenic Sights Tour

Be wowed on this morning tour by the panoramic views from Queenstown to Skippers Canyon lookout through to Arrowtown. You will visit the local “must-see" attractions, on and off the beaten track.

Duration

Approximately 3 hours

Other Information

- Runs on demand; 9am - 12pm
- Main departure point is the Station Building (corner of Camp & Shotover Street)
- Some hotel transfers available on request

Includes:
- Panoramic views of Queenstown, Lake Wakatipu and the Remarkables
- Photo opportunities of the Shotover River and Skippers Canyon Saddle lookout
- View locations of the Lord of the Rings filming sites
- Visit a Lavender Farm (time and weather permitting)
- Tour through Lakes District Museum
- Experience gold-panning – keep any gold you find you keep!

Scenic Sights & Classic Wine Tour

Be wowed on this morning tour by the panoramic views from Queenstown to Skippers Canyon lookout through to Arrowtown. You will visit the local “must-sees”. Stay in Arrowtown for lunch, and we will pick you up at 1.30pm and take you out for an afternoon of wine-tasting.

Please Bring

Camera, jacket, snacks

Restrictions

Must be 18yrs+ for wine tasting.

Duration

8hrs

Season

All

Other Information

- Runs on demand; 9am - 12pm
- Main pick up point is the Station Building (corner of Camp & Shotover Street)
- Some hotel transfers available on request
- Panoramic views of Queenstown, Lake Wakatipu and the Remarkables
- Visit a Lavender Farm (time and weather permitting)
- Tour through Lakes District Museum
- Experience Gold Panning – any gold you find you can keep!
- Lunch in historic Arrowtown (at own expense)
- Tastings at 3 vineyards around Queenstown and the Gibbston region
- Stunning drive through the rugged Kawarau Gorge viewing AJ Hackett bungy bridge
- Knowledgeable guides with fascinating commentary on wine, local sights & early history of Central Otago
- Choose a glass of wine to sit back and relax and indulge in some local cheeses

Thunder and Wine - Boutique

Enjoy an adrenaline-filled jet boat ride then sit back and relax for an afternoon among the boutique vineyards of Central Otago. Meet at 9:45am and be ready for an exhilarating hour of jet boating! Enjoy some of those world famous 360 spins, speeds of 95km/h and some storytelling commentary.

On collection from the Jet boat location, get whisked off to relax and join our Boutique Wine Tour, sampling world class wines at 4 different vineyards over both the Gibbston and Bannockburn wine regions.

Please Bring

Wrap up & wear warm clothes. Hats, gloves, scarves & sunglasses are recommended.

Restrictions

Child rates apply between 6-17 years.

Other Information

Inclusions:
- A delightful vineyard platter style lunch
- All wine tastings
- A glass of premium wine with lunch
- Pick up from The Station Building Bus Stop (corner Camp Street and Shotover Street) or Central Queenstown -Hotels/Accommodation
- Complimentary bottled mineral water available
- Comfortable air-conditioned vehicles

Thunder and Wine - Classic

Enjoy an adrenaline-filled hour of jet boating then sit back and relax for an afternoon among the boutique vineyards of Central Otago. Meet at Thunder Jet at 11:45am and be ready for an exhilarating hour of jet boating! Enjoy some of those world famous 360 spins, speeds of 95km/h and some storytelling commentary.

On collection from Thunder Jet, get whisked off to relax and join our Classic Wine Tour, sampling world class wines at 3 different vineyards in the Gibbston region.

Restrictions

Child rates apply between 6-17 years.

Other Information

Inclusions:
- All wine tastings, including the Gibbston Valley Wine Cave
- A glass of premium wine with afternoon tea
- Complimentary bottled mineral water available
- Comfortable air-conditioned vehicles

Private Gourmet Scenic Wine Tour

A tailor made, full day wine tour of Central Otago vineyards. We can combine this with sightseeing - including the AJ Hackett Bungy Bridge and Arrowtown where time and desire permit. This tour is perfect for wine and food lovers and we encourage you to advise of any varietal or vineyard preferences on booking this tour.

We Provide

A gourmet platter lunch, with matching wine, all wine tastings, a cheese and a chocolate tasting, as well as central Queenstown hotel pick-ups and drop-offs are included.

Please Bring

Camera, dress for the weather conditions on the day

Duration

7 Hours

Season

Appellation operates throughout the year with Christmas Day, Boxing Day, Anzac Day and Good Friday closed.

Other Information

Inclusions:
- Courtesy pick up and drop off in a luxury vehicle
- Tastings at 4 vineyards in the Gibbston Valley and Bannockburn/Cromwell regions
- 5 gourmet dishes cooked in wine barrels and paired with matching wines
- Take a tour in New Zealand’s largest underground wine cave
- A cheese and wine pairing at one of the vineyards
- Stroll through Old Cromwell Town (time and weather permitting)
- Abundant sightseeing opportunities catered to your interests
- Specialist wine guide

Private Boutique Wine Tour

An afternoon among the boutique vineyards and spectacular scenery of Central Otago. We can combine this with sightseeing - including the AJ Hackett Bungy Bridge and Arrowtown where time and desire permit. We encourage you to advise of any varietal or vineyard preferences on booking this tour.

We Provide

A gourmet platter lunch with a glass of wine, all wine tastings, as well as transfers to and from Queenstown accommodations.

Please Bring

Camera, dress for the weather conditions on the day

Duration

5.5 Hours

Season

Appellation operates throughout the year with Christmas Day, Anzac Day and Good Friday closed.

Other Information

Inclusions:
- Courtesy pick up and drop off in luxury vehicle
- Tastings at 4 vineyards in the Gibbston Valley and Bannockburn/Cromwell regions
- A gorgeous platter lunch with a glass of premium wine at Mt Difficulty
- Stroll through Old Cromwell Town (time and weather permitting)
- An array of sightseeing and photograph opportunities catering to your interests
- Specialist wine guide

Private Heli & Wine Tour - Full day

This Private tour begins with a Queenstown, mid-morning, departure transporting you to a gentle mountain landing where the elevated plateaux of the Southern Alps reveal another world high above the lakes and valley floors. From there, we cruise at mid-valley level with spectacular views of the vineyards and wineries in the Gibbston valley.

An Appellation guide welcomes you at one of the premium boutique vineyards in Gibbston and begins your private, chauffeured journey visiting four of our favourite vineyards including a delightful vineyard lunch. All transport from here is by road.

We Provide

Hotel pick up and drop offs.
Al- a- carte lunch, with a complimentary glass of wine
Cheese and wine pairing
Complimentary bottled water

Please Bring

Camera, dress for the weather conditions on the day

Duration

7 hours

Other Information

Inclusions:
- Pickup from your Queenstown accommodation and transfer to the airport
- Scenic Helicopter Flight to one of the vineyards in the Bannockburn/Cromwell wine sub-region
- A stunning Mountain Landing on the Remarkables Mountains
- Visiting and tasting wines at 4 vineyards in the Gibbston and Bannockburn wine region tailored by your guide
- Meeting with a vineyard owner or winemaker
- Lunch at a vineyard, typically Mt Difficulty
- A choice of al a carte lunch plus complimentary glass of wine
- Cheese and wine pairing at local vineyard
- Hosted by an expert Wine Guide
- Optional visit and stroll through historic Arrowtown

Private Heli & Wine Tour - Half Day

A Queenstown mid-morning departure and scenic flight transports you to an alpine landing high above Queenstown.

From there, we take a spectacular flight through the Remarkable Mountains, above the site of New Zealand's highest bungy and then cruise at mid-valley level with spectacular views of the vineyards and wineries of the Gibbston valley and on to our first vineyard.

An Appellation guide welcomes you at one of the Gibbston vineyards and begins your private chauffeured journey by road, visiting three of our favourite Gibbston vineyards with a gorgeous platter lunch included.

Duration

5 hours

Other Information

Inclusions:
- A Gourmet platter lunch and glass of premium wine at a Gibbston vineyard.
- An exclusive wine tasting with a local winemaker or vineyard owner
- Complimentary pick-up and drop-off in own luxury vehicle with expert wine guide
- Tastings at three premium vineyards
- An optional visit and walk through historic Arrowtown

Golf & Boutique Wine Tour - Millbrook

Combine two spectacular activities for a great day out in Queenstown – Golf and Wine. Departing Queenstown at 8.15am, you will be taken to one of Queenstown’s stunning golf courses – Millbrook Golf Resort.

You will be set up with premium quality TaylorMade golf clubs, golf cart, balls and green fees for 9 holes of golf. You will then be left to enjoy your golfing at your leisure. Time allowed – 2½ hrs.

Your afternoon is spent discovering some of Appellation's favourite boutique vineyards in both the Gibbston and Bannockburn/Cromwell wine regions.

We Provide

- Club hire included. Please stipulate club requirement in our comments box when making your golf and wine tour booking – left or right hand and male or female.

Duration

8.25 hours

Other Information

- Visit 4 vineyards over 2 contrasting wine regions
- Enjoy a gorgous platter lunch and choose a premium glass of wine to match
- A maximum of 12 adults on this afternoon wine tour ensures a relaxed and personalised experience in wine country.

Note: for Millbrook Golf, a spa treatment can be substituted for golf.

Golf & Classic Wine Tour - Millbrook

Combine two spectacular activities for a great day out in Queenstown – Golf and Wine. With a flexible tee-off time, arrange a pick-up time and then enjoy 9 holes at your own leisure. Afterward, allow time to sit and enjoy a spot of lunch at the Millbrook Hole In One cafe (at own cost).
Note: for Millbrook Golf, a spa treatment can be substituted for golf.

You will be set up with premium quality TaylorMade golf clubs, golf cart, balls and green fees for 9 holes of golf. You will then be left to enjoy your golfing at your leisure. Time allowed – 2½ hrs.

You will be met by your Appellation guide at the golf club at 1:15pm. Your afternoon is spent discovering three of Gibbston’s finest wineries with a tour through New Zealand’s largest wine cave, and time to relax with a glass of wine and cheese platter.

We Provide

- Club hire included. Please stipulate club requirement in our comments box when making your golf and wine tour booking – left or right hand and male or female.

Duration

8 hours

Other Information

- Visit 3 vineyards in the Gibbston wine region
- Choose a glass of wine to sit back and relax with
- Indulge in a board of gorgeous local cheeses
- Tour through New Zealand’s largest wine cave

Note: for Millbrook Golf, a spa treatment can be substituted for golf.

Golf & Boutique Wine Tour - Arrowtown

Combine two spectacular activities for a great day out in Queenstown – Golf and Wine. Departing Queenstown at 8.15am, you will be taken to one of Queenstown’s stunning golf courses – Arrowtown Golf Club.

You will be set up with premium quality TaylorMade golf clubs, golf cart, balls and green fees for 9 holes of golf. You will then be left to enjoy your golfing at your leisure. Time allowed – 2½ hrs.

Your afternoon is spent discovering some of Appellation's favourite boutique vineyards in both the Gibbston and Bannockburn/Cromwell wine regions.

Duration

8.25 hours

Other Information

- Club hire included. Please stipulate club requirement in our comments box when making your golf and wine tour booking – left or right hand and male or female.
- Visit 4 vineyards over 2 contrasting wine regions
- Enjoy a gorgous platter lunch and choose a premium glass of wine to match
- A maximum of 12 adults on this afternoon wine tour ensures a relaxed and personalised experience in wine country.

Private Golf & Wine Tour - Millbrook

Combine two spectacular activities for a great day out in Queenstown – Golf and Wine. Departing Queenstown at 8.15am, you will be taken to one of Queenstown’s most stunning golf courses – Millbrook Golf Resort.

You will be set up with premium quality TaylorMade golf clubs, golf cart, balls and green fees for 9 holes of golf. You will then be left to enjoy your golfing at your leisure. Time allowed – 2½ hrs.

Your afternoon is spent discovering some of Appellation's favourite boutique vineyards.

We Provide

- Club hire included. Please stipulate club requirement in our comments box when making your golf and wine tour booking – left or right hand and male or female.

Restrictions

Minimum of 2 adults

Duration

8 hours

Other Information

- Visit 4 vineyards over 2 contrasting wine regions
- Enjoy a gorgous platter lunch and choose a premium glass of wine to match

Note: for a spa treatment can be substituted for golf.

Thrillzone KizClub - 4 Hour pass

Everyone wins when you treat your kids to Thrillzone's KidzClub. While you take a relaxing and informative wine tour through stunning alpine scenery, your child/children will be enjoying fun and entertainment with a dedicated staff member to a range of activities offered at Thrillzone!

We Provide

Snacks & drinks

Duration

4 hours

Season

Appellation operates throughout the year with Christmas Day, Anzac Day and Good Friday closed.

Private Golf & Wine Tour - Arrowtown

Combine two spectacular activities for a great day out in Queenstown – Golf and Wine. Departing Queenstown at 8.15am, you will be taken to one of Queenstown’s most stunning golf courses – Arrowtown Golf Course.

You will be set up with premium quality TaylorMade golf clubs, golf cart, balls and green fees for 9 holes of golf. You will then be left to enjoy your golfing at your leisure. Time allowed – 2½ hrs.

Your afternoon is spent discovering some of Appellation's favourite boutique vineyards.

Restrictions

Minimum of 2 adults

Duration

8 hours

Other Information

- Club hire included. Please stipulate club requirement in our comments box when making your golf and wine tour booking – left or right hand and male or female.
- Visit 4 vineyards over 2 contrasting wine regions
- Enjoy a gorgous platter lunch and choose a premium glass of wine to match
- A maximum of 12 adults on this afternoon wine tour ensures a relaxed and personalised experience in wine country.

Note: A spa treatment can be substituted for golf.

Zip & Sip Tour - Kereru / Classic

Spend a morning among the trees followed by a afternoon among the vines! Ziptrek Ecotours are waiting to take you on a zip-line adventure. Based in the heart of the CBD you won’t have far to travel!

After your zipline adventure, take a more relaxed approach and visit the rest of Central Otago, sampling premium wines and checking out the sights.

We Provide

- Kereru Tour Snapshot: 2 amazing ziplines and an incredible 21 metre drop
- Pick up from The Station Building Bus Stop (corner Camp Street and Shotover Street), for your Classic Wine Tour
- A delightful afternoon tea
- All wine tastings
- Complimentary bottled mineral water available
- Comfortable air-conditioned vehicles

Restrictions

Child rates apply between 10-17 years.

Other Information

- Check-in and meet the guide at the "Ziptrek Guest Services Tree", 100 metres to the left of the Skyline Gondola upper terminal
- Note: A Skyline Gondola ticket is not included in the combo price and needs to be purchased separately
- All guests will be fitted with a climbing harness and helmet.
- Kereru Tour Snapshot: 2 amazing ziplines and an incredible 21 metre drop, duration 1 hour

Appellation Wine Tours:
- Meet your guide at the Station Building (cnr Shotover & Camp St) and get ready for a relaxing day of sights, history and photo opportunities!
- Sample world class wines at 3 different vineyards.
- Relax with a glass of premium wine and indulge in local cheeses
- Tour through New Zealand’s largest wine cave.
- View the historic Kawarau Bridge and the original AJ Hackett Bungy

Zip & Sip Tour - Moa / Classic

Spend a morning among the trees followed by a afternoon among the vines! Ziptrek Ecotours are waiting to take you on a zip-line adventure. Based in the heart of the CBD you won’t have far to travel!

After your zipline adventure, take a more relaxed approach and visit the rest of Central Otago, sampling premium wines and checking out the sights.

We Provide

- Moa Tour Snapshot: 4 amazing ziplines, 8 aerial tree top platforms
- Pick up from The Station Building Bus Stop (corner Camp Street and Shotover Street)
- A delightful afternoon tea
- All wine tastings
- Complimentary bottled mineral water available
- Comfortable air-conditioned vehicles

Restrictions

Child rates apply between 6-17 years.

Other Information

- Check-in and meet the guide at the "Ziptrek Guest Services Tree", 100 metres to the left of the Skyline Gondola upper terminal
- Note: A Skyline Gondola ticket is not included in the combo price and needs to be purchased separately
- All guests will be fitted with a climbing harness and helmet.
- Moa Tour Snapshot: 4 amazing ziplines, 10 minute uphill walk, 8 aerial tree top platforms, duration 1.5-2 hours

Appellation Wine Tours:
- Meet your guide at the Station Building (cnr Shotover & Camp St) and get ready for a relaxing day of sights, history and photo opportunities!
- Sample world class wines at 3 different vineyards.
- Relax with a glass of premium wine and indulge in local cheeses
- Tour through New Zealand’s largest wine cave.
- View the historic Kawarau Bridge and the original AJ Hackett Bungy

Zip & Sip Tour - Kea / Classic

Spend a morning among the trees followed by a afternoon among the vines! Ziptrek Ecotours are waiting to take you on a zip-line adventure. Based in the heart of the CBD you won’t have far to travel!

After your zipline adventure, take a more relaxed approach and visit the rest of Central Otago, sampling premium wines and checking out the sights.

We Provide

- Pick up from The Station Building Bus Stop (corner Camp Street and Shotover Street)
- Kea Tour Snapshot: 6 amazing ziplines, worlds steepest zipline, 12 aerial tree top platforms, duration 2.5-3 hours
- A glass of premium wine and local cheeses
- All wine tastings
- Complimentary bottled mineral water available
- Comfortable air-conditioned vehicles

Restrictions

Child rates apply between 6-17 years.

Other Information

- Check-in and meet the guide at the "Ziptrek Guest Services Tree", 100 metres to the left of the Skyline Gondola upper terminal
- Note: A Skyline Gondola ticket is not included in the combo price and needs to be purchased separately
- All guests will be fitted with a climbing harness and helmet.
- Kea Tour Snapshot: 6 amazing ziplines, worlds steepest zipline, 20 minute uphill walk, 12 aerial tree top platforms, duration 2.5-3 hours
Appellation Wine Tours:
- Meet your guide at the Station Building (cnr Shotover & Camp St) and get ready for a relaxing day of sights, history and photo opportunities!
- Sample world class wines at 3 different vineyards.
- Enjoy a glass of premium wine and sample local cheeses
- Tour through New Zealand’s largest wine cave.
- View the historic Kawarau Bridge and the original AJ Hackett Bungy