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Queenstown Sweet Escape – Full Day Wine & Honey Tour

Duration: Full day
Time: 9am to 4:30pm (can be on request)
Inclusions: Hotel transfers, private guide, private honey experience, honey and wine tastings
Additional: Winery Lunch (various options based

Queenstown Sweet Escape – Full Day Wine & Honey Tour

Taste award-winning wines from the Valley of the Vines and immerse yourself in New Zealand’s famous manuka honey industry.

Your artisan adventure begins when we pick you up and transport you 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.

Choose one of three hands-on private experiences with a bee keeper. You can make your own beeswax candles and honey soap, spin and bottle your own honey to take home with you, or for the adventurous bee lover why not climb into your own protective bee suit and experience Being-a-Beekeeper (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’s renowned for world-class Pinot Noir and breathtaking vistas.

Visit some of the best wineries and cellar doors in the region and sample their diverse tasting lists, indulge in a winery lunch or kick back and enjoy the views over an artisanal cheese board.

Our local personal guides love to tailor each tour to suit your interests and tastes. Get in touch to customise your tour and make your Queenstown adventure one to remember.


Winery Lunch Recommendations

We’re lucky to have some of the best gourmet dining, award-winning vineyards and charming local cafés in New Zealand. Lunch options can be tailored to suit every taste, leaving your palate singing!

Akarua Wines & Kitchen by Artisan – An honest, comforting and social winery lunch experience with individual and shared plate options, Akarua is the perfect choice for those looking for hand-crafted cuisine that’s made from scratch with a focus on quality, taste and seasonality (bookings recommended). Learn more

Gibbston Valley Winery Restaurant – Combining a stunning setting with an elegant seasonal menu, Gibbston Valley Winery Restaurant features carefully selected ingredients that reflect local flavours with an à la carte menu or two course wine-matched options (bookings recommended). Learn more

Amisfield Bistro – If you’d prefer a sophisticated lunch experience to remember, look no further then the multi-award winning Amisfield Bistro. With a focus on seasonal paddock-to-table cuisine, the three-course ‘Trust the Chef’ lunch with optional wine matchings will leave your taste buds singing (bookings recommended). Learn more


Queenstown Sweet Escape – Full Day Wine & Honey Tour