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Central Otago Gourmet Wine Tour

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Key Highlights

  • Sample great wines.
  • Visit four to five different wineries.
  • Complimentary cheese tasting and gourmet platter lunch
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?



    7 hours (approx)

    Start time

    Start time: 0920h (09:20am)-0940h (9:40am)
    Duration: 7 hours (approx)

    Meeting Point

    Your hotel in Queenstown.
    (Please advise your hotel at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator 24 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details.)

    Ending Point

    Your hotel in Queenstown

  • Overview & Itinerary


    Venturs into the heart of Central Otago and taste some of New Zealand's finest wines

    The tour takes in four to five outstanding vineyards from the Gibbston, Bannockburn and Alexandra areas, includes wine tastings, a tour of New Zealand's largest wine cave and a tasting of excellent local cheeses.

    For lunch, relax in one of the regions excellent restaurants - The Big Picture, Oliver's of Clyde or Orchard Garden.

    The Big Picture is a new and unique wine and food experience including, fine cuisine, an Aroma Room and a virtual flight over Central Otago with a virtual meeting of the regions leading winemakers


    You will be picked up from your accommodation and transferred to The Station Building bus stop, Camp Street, Queenstown, the departure point of your tour. Start your relaxed day of fine wine and excellent cuisine. Visit five tasting venues in the Gibbston Valley and Bannockburn, take a tour through New Zealands largest underground wine cave, and explore your senses at The Big Picture, the worlds first visual and sensory wine experience.

    Enjoy a delightful gourmet platter lunch and mid morning cheese tasting during the tour. Admire the beautiful scenery including the Kawarau Gorge, Otago Goldfields, Historic Old Cromwell Town and Lake Dunstan.

    At the end of this memorable wine tour, you will be dropped back at your hotel in Queenstown.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • Big Picture Virtual Wine Flight
    • Gourmet Platter Lunch
    • Cheese tasting
    • Wine tastings at 4-5 vineyards
    • Cave tour
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details.

    Pick up is not available from The Hilton Queenstown or Kawarau Hotels.

    Voucher information: You must print and surrender a paper version of your booking voucher for this activity (showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted). No refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.

  • reviews
    • Excellent first hand experience and intorduction to this beutifull Region Wines and food.

      First of all, our Guide ( Steph) for Stephanie was excellent in telling the story, she really made the whole experience easy to follow. The group of people in the van were all...

      Elbio W Perdomo, Australia, 12/Apr/2013

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