1. New Zealand
  2. Otago
  3. Queenstown
  4. Gibbston Valley

Queenstown & Gibbston Valley Wine Hopper Bus

Product ID: 179960
Hop on and off the Wine Hopper bus at iconic Queenstown wineries with a helpful hourly circuit. Enjoy the freedom to explore the best of the Gibbston wine region at your own pace with an all-day ticket.
About this activity
Valid 1 day
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Explore the best of the Gibbston wine region at your own pace
  • Gain insider knowledge of what's on offer from your friendly on-board host
  • Hop-on hop-off the bus with an hourly circuit running 6 times a day
  • Learn about wine making by asking the local cellar door staff
  • Discover winery restaurants, tasting rooms, Kawarau River walks, hire a bike to go cycling, or just relax at the local tavern
Full description
Climb aboard the Wine Hopper bus for a wine adventure at your own pace hopping on and off at wineries in the Queenstown and Gibbston Valley wine region. Departing daily from central Queenstown, a friendly onboard host will help you get the most out of your day.

Enjoy a 20-minute scenic drive out to the wine region showcasing the very best of Queenstown's countryside amongst picturesque surroundings. Grab a timetable that will outline the shuttle service stopping hourly at nine venues. Discover one, two or all nine venues - each with their own unique offerings and charm. Reveal an array of winery restaurants and tasting rooms where you can stop for lunch or take a tasting before moving on.

Taste award-winning wines at cellar doors, learn all about winemaking by taking an underground wine cave tour, enjoy a leisurely winery lunch, or savor a complimentary cheese tasting at Gibbston Valley Cheesery nestled amongst the vines. You’ll have plenty of time to sip and dine or try a brew at the local tavern. Walk or hire a bike to wander along the Kawarau River as you soak in the stunning views - river on one side and vines on the other.

The Wine Hopper Bus runs an hourly circuit 6 times a day around nine wineries and other attractions in Gibbston Valley area. The bus travels in and out of Queenstown every two hours throughout the day. Return to Queenstown when you are ready, arriving at 1:00 pm, 3:00 pm, 5:00 pm or 6:00 pm.
  • All-day Wine Hopper Bus ticket
  • Pick-up from central Queenstown meeting point
  • Free Wifi on all vehicles
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks
  • Tasting fees

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Station Building, corner of Shotover and Camp Streets, Central Queenstown.

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Important information
Know before you go
• Tasting fees may apply at some wineries. All wine tasting fees, wine and/or food purchases are at your own cost.
• Chose from 3 departure times per day. No need to book a return time - enjoy the freedom to decide on the day!
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 11 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    5 / 5
  • Organization
    5 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.8 / 5
  • Safety
    5 / 5
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An amazing experience! Andrew and Andy were very knowledgeable and friendly tour guides and allowed each group to go at their own pace. The vineyards were beautiful and unique - quality wines and the tasting fees were very minimal. This is a easy and cost effective way to get around for a relaxing wine tasting day. Would recommend this tour!

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December 29, 2019

Had a great experience. Lance was knowledgeable and friendly. He made the trip worth it for us. Thanks Lance.

February 23, 2020

The Wine Hopper was a super friendly and personalised experience. Ian was an amazing tour guide who had great knowledge of the region and even better winery recommendations. The scenery and destinations are second to none. Will definitely be doing this tour again next time I’m in Queenstown!

January 10, 2020

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Product ID: 179960