Queenstown Sweet Escape Wine & Honey Tour

Duration:

Half or Full day

Time:

9am to 4:30pm or 1pm to 5:30pm or on request

Includes:

Accommodation transfers, private guide, honey spinning experience with tastings and wine tastings

Additional:

Lunch (various options available)

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Taste award-winning wines and immerse yourself in New Zealand’s famous manuka honey industry

Your adventure begins when you're picked up and transported to the beautiful Grant family Bee Farm in the comfort and safety of your own Land Rover Discovery or Mercedes van.

Indulge in a honey tasting experience and enjoy a selection of five artisan honeys from different parts of New Zealand, including local raw honey and premium manuka honey. Uncover the rich history of the region, its diverse flora, and unique geography, and get up close and personal with these industrious bees in their large see-through observation hive.

You can then choose one of three hands-on private experiences with a bee keeper. Make your own beeswax candles and honey soap, spin and bottle your own honey to take home with you, or climb into your own protective bee suit and experience what it's like to be a beekepper (unavailable during colder months as the hive can’t be opened).

Your personal guide will then transport you through picturesque Queenstown landscapes to the Gibbston Valley wine region – known as the ‘Valley of the Vines’ — for an afternoon of relaxation and indulgence. Nestled between rugged schist mountains and the rocky Kawarau River gorge, the region is renowned for world-class Pinot Noir and breathtaking vistas.

Guests on half day tours will then begin the scenic drive back to Queenstown. Those on full day tours will continue to visit some of the best wineries and cellar doors in the region; where they can sample diverse tasting lists, indulge in a winery lunch or sit back to enjoy the views over an artisanal cheese board.

Our local guides love to being able to personally tailor each tour to suit your interests, tastes and abilities. Contact us to customise your special day and ensure your Queenstown adventure leaves no stone unturned.

Making Beeswax Candle
Making Beeswax Candle
Honey Tasting
Honey Tasting

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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