Activities

Gourmet Food & Wine Tour (9:30am-4pm)

An indulgent and diverse full day tour showcasing the very best sights
and tastes from the Central Otago wine region.

Inclusions

-Return CBD hotel transfers
-Tastings at 4 premium locations
-Visit Gibbston, Bannockburn and Cromwell
-Exquisite 5-dish gourmet lunch with matching wines at The Stoaker Room
-Tour through Gibbston Valley underground wine cave
-Cheeseboard to accompany a wine tasting
-Artisan chocolate giftbox
-Short visit to historic Arrowtown and/or Old Cromwell
-Full commentary on the sights, wine and history of the region

We Provide

CBD hotel pick-ups, an exquisite wine-barrel cooked lunch with matching wines, all wine tastings, cheese, chocolates, and an Arrowtown visit.

Please Bring

Camera, dress for weather conditions on the day.

Duration

6.5 hours>

Season

Appellation Wine Tours operates throughout the year with closures on Christmas Day, Boxing Day, Anzac Day and Good Friday.

Boutique Wine Tour (11:00am - 4:30pm)

Discover world-class wines on this fun and interactive wine tour offering a great taste of Central Otago’s wine, history, sights and cuisine.

Inclusions:
-Return CBD hotel transfers
-Tastings at 4 premium vineyards
-Visit Gibbston, Bannockburn and Cromwell
-Gourmet platter lunch
-Vineyard tour of vines, barrel hall and see the wine making facilities
-Visit Old Cromwell Town (weather permitting)
-Full commentary on the sights, wine and history of the region

We Provide

A gourmet platter lunch, with a glass of wine of choice, all wine tastings, as well as Central Queenstown, Arrowtown and Hilton hotel pick-up and drop-offs.

Please Bring

Camera, dress for weather conditions on the day.

Duration

5.5 Hours>

Season

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

Afternoon - Classic Wine Tour (1.30pm - 5pm)

Let one of our experienced Wine Guides whisk you away to Queenstown’s neighbouring wine region, Gibbston, aptly known as the “Valley of the Vines”.

Inclusions:
-Return CBD hotel transfers
-Tastings at 3 premium vineyards
-Visit the Gibbston wine region
-Cheeseboard to accompany a wine tasting
-Guided tour through Gibbston Valley wine cave
-View the AJ Hackett Bungy bridge and Kawarau river
-Full running commentary on the sights, wine and history of the region

Restrictions

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

Duration

3.5 hours>

Queenstown Highlights Tour (9:30am - 12:30pm)

Sit back, relax and soak up the scenic sights on this morning of guided sightseeing.

Inclusions
-View the dramatic Kawarau Gorge
-Stop and watch the AJ Hackett bungy jumpers
-Wine tasting at Gibbston Valley Winery
-Explore Arrowtown’s historic Chinese settlement and picturesque main street
-Panoramic photo opportunities from Coronet Saddle lockout
-Full running commentary on sights and early history of the region

Duration

Approximately 3 hours>

Jet Boat and Wine - Boutique (10am - 4:30pm)

An adrenaline-fuelled hour racing along Lake Wakatipu, and the Shotover and Kawarau rivers.
Check in at the KJet Jetboat Main Town Pier, Central Queenstown at 9:45am and your Appellation Wine Guide will collect you from this same location at 11am to begin your afternoon in the vines on the Boutique Wine Tour.

Inclusions
-60 minute jet boat ride on Lake Wakatipu, Shotover and Kawarau river.
-Enjoy tastings at 4 premium vineyards
-Visit Gibbston, Bannockburn and Cromwell wine sub-regions
-A shared platter lunch at a fourth vineyard
-Vineyard tour
-Full running commentary on the sights, wine and early history of the region
-View the historic Kawarau Bridge and AJ Hackett Bungy

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

Cruise & Wine Tour (12pm - 5pm)

Enjoy a leisurely 90 minute scenic cruise on the 106 year old, coal fired vintage steamship TSS Earnslaw from Queenstown waterfront to Walter Peak High Country Farm (without going ashore) and return.

Inclusions
-Boarding ticket for the 12pm TSS Earnslaw cruise
-Enjoy tastings 3 vineyards in the Gibbston region
-Cheeseboard to accompany a wine tasting
-Tour through New Zealand’s largest underground wine cave
-Full running commentary on wine, sights and early history of the region
-View the historic Kawarau Bridge and AJ Hackett Bungy

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.

Private Gourmet Food & Wine Tour

A tailor made, full-day wine tour of Central Otago vineyards in an indulgent day enjoying Central Otago’s finest food and wine.

Inclusions
-Enjoy 18-20 tastings
-Visit 3 premium vineyards and 1 lunch venue in the Gibbston, Bannockburn and Cromwell sub-regions
-Gourmet lunch consisting of 5 dishes cooked in wine barrels and paired with matching wines
-A tour through New Zealand’s largest wine cave
-Enjoy a cheese and wine presentation at a vineyard
-Stroll through Old Cromwell Town or the must-see Arrowtown
-Abundant sightseeing opportunities catered to your interests
-Specialist wine guide

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

6.5 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 Whiskey and Wine Tour

A tour for fine spirit connoisseurs or those simply curious to taste and learn.
- Return hotel transfers in a luxury vehicle
- 75-minute distillery tour at Cardrona Distillery including tutored tasting of Cardrona’s spirits
- Drive up and over the mountainous Crown Range and out into the Gibbston wine region
- Photo opportunity at iconic Cardrona Hotel
- Wine or craft beer tasting
- Antipasti platter lunch with beverage of choice
- Full commentary on the sights, wine and history of the region

Duration

5 hours>

Season

All year

Private Boutique Wine Tour

Be greeted by your own personal guide for an exclusive half day wine tour of the Central Otago wine region.

Inclusions
-Enjoy 18-20 wine tastings
-Visit 4 premium vineyards in the Gibbston, Bannockburn and Cromwell wine sub-regions
-Sumptuous platter lunch at a renowned vineyard restaurant
-Glass of premium wine with lunch
-Visit Old Cromwell Town (time and weather permitting)
-Full running commentary of the regions history
-View the historic Kawarau Bridge and AJ Hackett Bungy
-An array of sightseeing and photographic opportunities catering to your interests

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 Classic Wine Tour (Flexible timings)

Take an exclusive afternoon tour and cruise around the Gibbston wine region in a luxurious vehicle and with a specialist wine guide.

Inclusions
-Enjoy 16-18 tastings
-Tastings at premium 3 vineyards in the Gibbston wine region
-Take a tour through the wine cave at Gibbston Valley Winery
-Antipasto platter lunch
-A glass of premium wine with lunch
-Abundant sightseeing opportunities catered to your interests
-Specialist wine guide

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

Private Heli & Wine Tour

Discover New Zealand’s most scenic wine region in luxury and style. Take to the sky and explore the dramatic mountain ridges of the Southern Alps then tantalise your taste buds by tasting your way through the world’s southernmost wine producing region.

Inclusions
-Return hotel transfers in a luxury vehicle
-45-minute helicopter ride with commentary and an alpine landing with photo opportunities
-Enjoy tastings at three premium vineyards
-Visit Gibbston and Bannockburn wine sub-regions
-À la carte lunch and glass of premium wine at Mt Difficulty winery (or similar)
-Stroll through Old Cromwell Town (time and weather permitting)
-Array of sightseeing and photograph opportunities
-Specialist Wine Guide with fascinating commentary on wine, local sights and early history of Central Otago
-Stunning drive through the rugged Kawarau Gorge viewing AJ Hackett bungy bridge

Please Bring

Warm clothing and camera.

Duration

5 hours>

Other Information

Inclusions:
- Complimentary pick-up and drop-off in own luxury vehicle with own specialist wine guide
- Tastings at three premium vineyards
- A Gourmet platter lunch and glass of premium wine at a renowned vineyard restaurant.
- An optional visit and walk through historic Arrowtown

Golf & Boutique Wine Tour - Millbrook

Golfing on pristine grounds in the morning and tasting premium wines in the afternoon – the ultimate for golf and wine lovers and the icing on the cake is that we organise it all for you!

Inclusions
-9 holes of Golf at Arrowtown or Millbrook golf course
-Enjoy tastings at 4 premium vineyards
-Visit Gibbston, Bannockburn and Cromwell wine regions
-Platter style lunch at a vineyard restaurant with matching wine flight
-Vineyard tour (time permitting)
-Full running commentary on the sights, wine and early history of the region
-View the historic Kawarau Bridge and AJ Hackett Bungy

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 gorgeous 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

Golfing on pristine grounds in the morning and tasting premium wines in the afternoon – the ultimate for golf and wine lovers and the icing on the cake is that we organise it all for you!

Inclusions
-9 holes of Golf at Millbrook golf course
-Enjoy tastings at 3 premium vineyards in Gibbston
- Cheeseboard to accompany a wine tasting
- Guided tour through Gibbston Valley wine cave
- View the AJ Hackett Bungy bridge and Kawarau river
- Full running commentary on the sights, wine and history of the region

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.

Zip & Sip Tour - Moa / Classic

Spend a morning ziplining through the forest canopy high above Queenstown on the Skyline Gondola hill.
After ziptrekking, take the five minute stroll downtown and be sure to have lunch prior to tour. Be ready and waiting outside the Station Building (corner of Shotover & Camp Streets), for our guide to collect you to join our Classic Wine Tour departing at 1.25pm.

Note: Skyline Gondola ticket is not included in the combo price and will need to be purchased separately.

Inclusions
-Four amazing ziplines, 10 minute uphill walk, 8 aerial tree top platforms (1.5-2 hours)
-Enjoy tastings at 3 vineyards in the Gibbston region
-Shared cheeseboard
-Tour through New Zealand’s largest underground wine cave
-Full running commentary on wine, sights and early history of the region
-View the historic Kawarau Bridge and AJ Hackett Bungy

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)
- All wine tastings
- Shared cheeseboard to accompany one of the 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 over a shared cheeseboard to accompany one of the wine tastings
- 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 ziplining through the forest canopy high above Queenstown on the Skyline Gondola hill.
After ziptrekking, take the five minute stroll downtown and be sure to have lunch prior to tour. Be ready and waiting outside the Station Building (corner of Shotover & Camp Streets), for our guide to collect you to join our Classic Wine Tour departing at 1.25pm.

Note: Skyline Gondola ticket is not included in the combo price and will need to be purchased separately.

Inclusions
-Six amazing ziplines, worlds steepest zipline, 20 minute uphill walk, 12 aerial tree top platforms (2.5-3 hours)
-Enjoy tastings at 3 vineyards in the Gibbston region
-Shared cheeseboard
-Tour through New Zealand’s largest underground wine cave
-Full running commentary on wine, sights and early history of the region
-View the historic Kawarau Bridge and AJ Hackett Bungy

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) at 1.25pm and get ready for a relaxing day of sights, history and photo opportunities!
- Sample world class wines at 3 different vineyards.
- Enjoy a shared cheese board to accompany one of the wine tastings
- Tour through New Zealand’s largest wine cave.
- View the historic Kawarau Bridge and the original AJ Hackett Bungy

Brewmasters Craft Beer Tour (4pm - 7pm)

Take an exclusive afternoon tour around the Wakatipu Basin exploring Queenstown’s emerging Craft Beer scene with a friendly local guide.

Inclusions
-Courtesy pick up and drop off in a luxury vehicle
-Tastings at 3 craft beer venues
-Take a full tour of a local brewery with a Brewmaster
-Enjoy an a la carte dinner at a micro-brewery
-Visit historic Arrowtown
-Friendly, hospitable guide
-Option to accommodate a wine tasting for those more wine-inclined

We Provide

An a la carte dinner, all beer tastings, tour of a working brewery, as well as Central Queenstown hotel pick-ups and drop-offs are included.

Please Bring

Camera and refillable drinks bottle. Dress for weather conditions on the day.

Restrictions

Minimum of 2 adults to book this tour.
Must be 18yrs+ for beer tasting.

Duration

3.5 hours>

Season

All

Other Information

Courtesy pick up and drop off in a luxury vehicle
Tastings at 3 craft beer venues
Take a full tour of a local brewery with a Brewmaster
Enjoy an a la carte dinner at a micro-brewery
Visit historic Arrowtown
Craft beer guide
Option to accommodate a wine tasting for those more wine-inclined

Jet Boat and Wine - Classic (11am - 5pm)

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 Kjet Kiosk 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 the Kjet Kiosk, 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:
- 60 minute jet boat ride
- 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 Golf & Wine Tour - Millbrook

We will collect you from your accommodation in a luxury vehicle and transfer you to your chosen golf course for 9 holes of golf.
Your premium quality golf clubs, ball and cart will be ready and waiting for you and we will then leave you enjoy golfing at your leisure. After 2.5 hours, your wine guide will collect you to begin your Private Boutique Wine Tour. Spend the afternoon discovering boutique vineyards, tasting some of the region’s fine wines and enjoying a gourmet platter style lunch at a vineyard restaurant. Tour finishes at 4:30pm. Note, a spa treatment can be substituted for golf. A minimum of 2 people are required to book this tour.

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.

Private Golf & Wine Tour - Arrowtown

Combine two spectacular activities for a great day out in Queenstown – Golf and Wine. We will collect you from your accommodation in a luxury vehicle and transfer you to Arrowtown Golf Course for 9 holes of golf. Your premium quality golf clubs, ball and cart will be ready and waiting for you and we will then leave you enjoy golfing at your leisure. After 2.5 hours, your wine guide will collect you to begin your Private Boutique Wine Tour. Spend the afternoon discovering boutique vineyards, tasting some of the region’s fine wines and enjoying a gourmet platter style lunch at a vineyard restaurant. Tour finishes at 4:30pm.

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

- 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.