We have created some combination tours for those who do not have a lot of time in Queenstown yet wish to experience a range of activities.
Join us for a relaxed day visiting some of Queenstown's best loved attractions. These combinations may include wine and jet boats, helicopters and wine, spa and wine or during the summer months a garden tour and wine combo or walk and wine along the Gibbston River Trail.
Please choose which combination tour interests you:
Your morning begins with some real fresh air. Take an exciting jet boat ride into the channels of two of New Zealand’s most scenic rivers. Across the pristine waters of Lake Wakatipu and through the tranquil beauty of the willow-lined Kawarau River, the jetboat then speeds into the shallow, fast-moving braids of the Shotover River. The 43-kilometre, hour-long adventure highlights the magnificent diversity of Queenstown’s waterways.
You will be dropped back at the Queenstown Pier and directed to your afternoon wine and food experience in relaxed and picturesque vineyard surroundings. The tour includes tastings at two wineries, an underground wine cave tour, cheese tasting and a gourmet lunch at Gibbston Valley Winery. (From May to September, the winter timetable also includes two extra wineries.)
The Jet Boat and Wine Combo operates all year round weather permitted. The Jet Boat departs at 11am from main own pier. Allow 5 hours in summer (October – April) and 6 hours in winter (May – September)
$265 per person, $155 per child
Valid from October 2012 – September 2013
Join us for an exciting tour – the Helicopter – Wine Trail Combo. Enjoy wonderful wines of the Gibbston Valley region and marvel at the views over Queenstown and the wine growing region.
The afternoon launches when you are picked up from your accommodation and transported to the airport. Lift off for a spectacular alpine flight landing on the Remarkables Mountain Range and enjoy dramatic views of the Wakatipu basin. Continue your flight into the Gibbston Valley with spectacular views of the regions wineries and vineyards where Queenstown Wine Trail meets you to continue on your wine journey. This tour offers a unique food and wine experience at a relaxed pace in picturesque surroundings. (From May to September, the winter timetable also includes two extra wineries.)
The Helicopter and Wine Trail Combo operates all year round weather permitted. You will be picked up from your accommodation at 12pm. Allow 4 hours in summer (October – April) and 5 hours in winter (May – September)
This is the ultimate relaxation package – a day to unwind, indulge and discover…
Start your day at the Day Spa at 10am. You choose your combination of treatments.
Both options are available to be enjoyed in the dual treatment room for couples and friends to share the experience together.
After your spa treatment you will be picked up by the Queenstown Wine Trail for your afternoon wine tour. Enjoy a relaxed, leisurely food & wine experience. The tour includes tastings at two wineries, a gourmet winery lunch, an underground wine cave tour and a visit to a cheesery. (From May to September, the winter timetable also includes two extra wineries.)
The Spa and Wine Experience operates all year round and is an all-weather activity.
This tour is also available as private tour if prearranged.
Walk along the Gibbston River Trail, taste fine wines and sample local cheeses. Follow the same river route as the early Maori travellers, who passed through here for seasonal hunting and gathering the prized Pounamu/Greenstone.
We pick you up from your accommodation at 12.30pm and drive you to the Gibbston Valley Cheesery. Here, you collect your backpack lunch hamper and we take you to Peregrine Wines, the start of the 7km walk to the historic Kawarau Suspension Bridge. You are unaccompanied and have the freedom to taste wines at the cellar doors and picnic along the way. We pick you up from the end of the track at A J Hacket Bungy Bridge , joining the wine tour for a formal tasting at Amisfield or Chard Farm wineries, then traveling back to Queenstown. The 7km walk is ideal for regular walkers.
Departs daily at 12.30pm from October to May weather permitting
Sunblock, hat, rain and wind proof jacket
This full day tour begins at 8.30am when you are picked up by the Queenstown Garden Tour. Relax and chat with friendly local gardeners as they show you through their treasured gardens. This is a time to savour the “kiwi” culture and knowledge. These delightful y located gardens are just a short journey from Queenstown with spectacular views. Enjoy morning tea in a delightful New Zealand garden setting. The tour also takes you through historic Arrowtown, a picturesque gold mining village.
We have a selection of gardens to choose from depending on the time of season eg: spring bulbs, peony flowers, perennials and rose bloomings.
At midday guests transfer to the Queenstown Daily Summer Sampler tour joining other guests for an afternoon of wine tastings. We visit the underground wine cave for tastings and also visit the cheesery for a presentation and cheese tasting. A winery lunch is then served before continuing on to another winery. Return to Queenstown at 4.00pm.
Tour departs daily from 1st October – March 31. Full day tour starts at 8.30am to 4pm. The garden and wine combo maintains a relaxed and leisurely pace throughout its tour.