Queenstown Sweet Escape Wine & Honey Tour


Half or Full day


9am to 4:30pm or 1pm to 5:30pm (can be on request)


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

Additional :

Lunch (various options based on your preference)

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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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Wow!!! What an outstanding day

We have fallen in love with Queenstown after this tour. Lee is so knowledgeable and passionate about the area and adding his passion for gold mining and vast historical knowledge of the area we had an unbelievable personal Queenstown experience. We drove down into Skippers canyon and were surprised with a delicious morning tea at the school house. This was followed by panning for gold at deep creek and a stone skimming competition. Both Lee and Paul were so amazing with our young children (both pre school) that this was their highlight (as well as ours) of the trip. Highly recommend Alpine Luxury Tours to anyone. AMAZING........

Incredible Service and Great People

We spent a week in Queenstown using Lee and Alpine Luxury Tours to book several outings: two hikes (one on the famous Routeburn trail) one helicopter day trip to Milford sound with lunch, and an afternoon of wine tasting. Lee was friendly, professional and accessible at every stage of the trip, particularly as weather changes called for flexibility in our itinerary with the helicopter tour and also to change a planned hike on a particularly rainy day to a driving tour of Wanaka. On the walking days we were guided by the delightful and knowledgeable Lisa who shared so much about the flora, fauna, history, culture and adventure sports in the Queenstown area. Lee personally guided us on the wine tour and his deep local relationships and great knowledge of the region and local wines made for a fun, informative, and indulgent afternoon. The heli tour to Milford Sound with Craig was a highlight - memorable views and a picnic lunch in an unbelievably scenic spot - waterfalls, snow-capped peaks, a delicious wine and sandwiches — we didn’t want to leave. Highly recommend choosing Alpine luxury tours.

Milford Sound Private Tour 10 Pax

Excellent!!! The communication with Lee on this booking for 10 of us was prompt and informative. Our driver/guide, Rob who drove us to Milford Sound is a very good driver. On top of that his knowledge of the region is amazing. Alpine Adventures even managed to book us a last minute scenic flight back to Queenstown for half of us. I highly recommend Lee and his amazing team.

CindyBeezeebee, Malaysia
Amazing heli picnic surprise

The private picnic at Middle Earth Waterfalls was really the icing on the cake of a surprise holiday to Queenstown for my wife and 2 young girls (4 & 2yo). Such an amazing experience. All the staff were so friendly, helpful and professional. Our pilot Craig was outstanding, talking to us throughout the flight, pointing out areas of interest, managing everything including my 2 young children with ease. After a magical glacial flyby we landed at Earnslaw Burn where the kids had such a fun time skipping rocks in the water. Craig setup a wonderful picnic for us and unobtrusively made himself scarce whilst we enjoyed and soaked up the scenery. Words cannot describe the majestic beauty of this place and whilst all the photos you will take will be stunning even they cannot do it true justice. I cannot recommend it highly enough.

Sim Turner Sydney, Australia