Heli Wine Tour to Mt Difficulty & Cloudy Bay Shed

Duration:

4.5 hrs

Time:

10am to 2.30pm

Includes:

Accommodation transfers, private guide, private Helicopter, lunch at Mt Difficulty and wine tastings

Available:

Year round (weather dependent)

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Combine jaw dropping scenery with world-class Pinot Noir on this all-inclusive heli wine tasting experience

Your wine tasting adventure begins as your personal guide transports you to Queenstown Airport to board your privately chartered helicopter. Enjoy breathtaking views across Queenstown and Lake Wakatipu before landing at Cloudy Bay shed at North Burn station.

Sample their award-winning collection in the exclusive Lakeview Room, where your personal Cloudy Bay ambassador illustrates the complexity and elegance synonymous with this celebrated winery. Learn about the trials and tribulations of winemaking in this challenging region and meet the people behind the wine as you delve into Cloudy Bay’s fascinating winemaking philosophy.

Our next stop is Mt Difficultly Wines perched high above Felton Road in Bannockburn, Sample some of the region’s best wines before enjoying lunch at its picturesque winery restaurant. Choose any Entrie and main from their locally-sourced menu and enjoy with a glass of wine as you take in dramatic views across Lake Dunstan and the Cromwell basin, or indulge in a decadent cheese board with the chef’s selection of local cheeses and artisan accompaniments before we continue our wine tasting adventure.

At the conclusion of your tasting, you will board your private helicopter to enjoy a scenic flight back to Queenstown.

Our local guides love being able to personally tailor each tour to suit your interests, tastes and abilities. Contact us to customise this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to ensure your Queenstown adventure is unforgettable.

Mt Difficultly
Mt Difficultly
Private tasting room
Private tasting room

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Our Dream Wedding

From very first contact with Lee, I knew I had FINALLY found what I was looking for. Planning an overseas wedding proved difficult with all correspondence via email. I was about to give up! Then I was recommended Alpine Luxury Tours! We chose to have a 5 hr private tour as apart of our wedding day. Our tour was well thought out, the experience made our wedding extra special and definitely memorable. All our guest had an incredible day. No matter what your occasion, Alpine Luxury Tours will make your trip extra special. We cannot wait to go back!!

NandTKnight
Great coordination, highly flexible, travel in comfort

We actually had multiple days with Alpine Luxury Tours. Jamie was our driver/host on all 3 days. We were a small group so it was very easy to discuss our destinations. We did the wine tour (slight changes due to the weather), Tasman glacier hike/helo ride, and Dart river jetboat ride/Arrowtown tour. Separate reviews were done for those specific events. Alpine Luxury Tours provided us with lunch for certain events, transport to/ from activities and narration along our routes. Many thanks to Jamie who made our vacation a truly memorable visit.

zavalaphilam
Simply Spectacular

Such stunning scenery at Middle Earth!!! What a spectacular place to visit, the Middle Earth waterfalls is one of New Zealand's best things to do! The glacier, waterfalls, alpine flowers/moss all add up to make this not only a unique experience, but was quite awe inspiring too. Lee was amazing to deal with, going out of his way to ensure that we could go on this helicopter flight..... firstly cancelled due to Covid in March 2020, and then due to weather. An amazing experience shared with family. Would absolutely recommend this fantastic opportunity to you all.

525paulinet
A magic 48hrs

Fantastic! Lee is an absolute pro, every detail is taken care of and you are guaranteed a super comfortable, enjoyable experience. You can tell he's a local and really loves the area, his insider knowledge adds value to the trip and helped ensure we made the most of every moment. And to top it off he's a bloody good bloke! I'll be on the phone to book him in again if I'm lucky enough to spend more time in Central Otago.

Stuart M