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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Great Day (Queenstown Wine and Cardrona Distillery Tour)

Our family of four booked a wine tour with Lee in late December 2019. Lee was extremely flexible and responsive to our group - his kind and friendly demeanor made the tour seem more like a day out with a friend rather than a tour. The tour (ie Lee) was full of interesting information, laughs and friendly exchange coupled with excellent locations to visit - the day was excellent from start to finish. Thank you, Lee!!1

AlasitsAlice New York, New York, United States
Tour of a Lifetime! (Untouched back country heli tour

My husband and I did the "Untouched Heli and Hike Tour" and it was absolutely the highlight of our entire trip. The crew was is top notch, which made the experience even better. Highly recommend any tour which will take your to the Middle Earth Waterfalls, this by far was the most amazing place / landscape i have ever seen. You got chills walking through this area! It was out of this world! Thanks again Lee for the amazing tour! If we are ever in Queenstown again, I know we'll be in touch!

I6847HPamandar
Amazing trip to Milford Sound

Steve was a fantastic host and driver. Every part of the trip to Milford ran to time. Steves timing was impeccable resulting in crowd free stops at spectacular stops along the way. The drive included very informative commentary about features along the way as well as interesting history and modern interruptions related to NZ. The lunch provided was delicious. I would recommend alpine luxury tours to anyone wanting the personal touch to a tour whilst being kept informed along the way and have a bit of a laugh.

elise1521
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........

Mike