Half or Full day
9am to 4:30pm or 1pm to 5:30pm or on request
Accommodation transfers, private guide, honey spinning experience with tastings and wine tastings
Lunch (various options available)Enquire Now
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.