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Wine tours Queenstown, scenic tours, private charters & transport

Altitude offers daily guided wine & craft beer tours from Queenstown to the best Central Otago wineries in our top of the range fleet of luxury Mercedes vehicles. The Wine Sampler Tour departs Queenstown at 10am and returns by 3pm, visits four locations including the famous Gibbston Valley wine cave and suits those looking for a more traditional yet entertaining wine experience. The fun and relaxed Twilight Wine and Craft Beer Tour departs Queenstown at 3.45pm and returns by 7.15pm, visits three unique locations and offers you the choice or sampling wine or craft beer. Both tours offer excellent value for money, lots of interesting local facts and information, plenty of wine, beer and food tastings and a tonne of laughs.

Rain, hail or shine, every day is a good day for a wine tour!

Altitude is not just about wine, we also run half day scenic tours to Glenorchy from Queenstown. Take in the majestic sights of the lake and mountains on the 50 minute drive out of town where you will visit the quaint township of Glenorchy, Paradise and stunning Diamond Lake. There’s numerous photo opportunities and stops where you’ll learn about the history of the region and local Maori culture and there’s also time for you “Middle Earth’ fans to visit some epic Lord of the Rings film locations. Our local guides will entertain and educate you on this 4 hour ‘must do’ experience suitable for anyone and everyone visiting this unique corner of the globe.

Altitude also offers private charters for families and small groups wanting a more personalised experience. Our knowledgeable guides can tailor make a half day or full day tour to the wineries or any of the local tourist attractions and sights including Arrowtown, Glenorchy, Wanaka, Te Anau and Milford Sound.

Or if you just need to get from A to B in style, we can provide door to door transport solutions for all occasions. Group airport or restaurant transfers, door to door wedding or special event transport; Altitude has you covered.

Contact our helpful and friendly team to organise your wine tour or transport needs.

Queenstown Wine Tours & Glenorchy Scenic Tours

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Situated east of Queenstown along the spectacular Kawarau Gorge, Gibbston hasn’t looked back since the first commercial bottling in 1987. The highest sub-region, it’s cooler climate and north-facing hillside vines ripen later than neighbouring sub-regions, giving lighter though still intense wines.

Central Otago Wine Facts

  • 1932

    Total Producing Hectares (2014)

  • 10.5

    Total Production (000 Tonnes, 2014)

  • 75

    Number of vineyards in Central Otago, Pinot Noir - most popular wine produced

Wine tasting is personal

We have hand picked our favourite wineries in the region, so sit back and relax in our Mercedes Sprinter vans, for an unforgettable trip with our local and friendly guides.

What our customers say

“A big thank you to Heidi for a fantastic wine tour in Queenstown’s beautiful Otago wine region. The tour was fun, friendly and informative with in-van entertainment with a fantastic selection of local boutique wineries. A highlight was the Gibbston cave tour and developing a new appreciation for Pinot Gris! Would recommend altitude travel to anyone who wants a great locally owned and operated wine tour in Queenstown.”

– Adam Boulton, Melbourne

“Had a wonderful day, Heidi was knowledgable and made the day even more enjoyable. Would definitely recommend to anyone!”

– Teala Wilks, Ipswich

“We’re so glad we found & booked our wine tour with Altitude tours. Was fun, informative & comfortable. Thank you Heidi for a fantastic tour!”

– Karley Michelle, Melbourne

“Top notch tour! Informative and fun! Thanks heaps team.”

– Sam Eames, Wellington

“Had the best day. Heidi was great and the wineries and our hosts were also very knowledgable and inviting. Brilliant!!!!”

– Nikki King, Adelaide

“Had a fantastic day with Altitude Wine Tours! The perfect selection of wineries and the perfect balance between professional and personal service. Thank you for an informative and fun experience, just what we were hoping for!”

– Sarah Dartnall, Queenstown

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