New: Wine Hopper Bus - Queenstown (Gibbston Valley)

Wine Hopper Bus is an exciting new wine tour option proudly brought to you by Queenstown’s original wine tour company, Queenstown Wine Trail

NEW PRODUCT 2019/20 SEASON: Bike and Wine Hopper Combo (scroll down for more info)


For the independent traveller, this service allows the freedom to roam and enjoy the beautiful Gibbston wine region at their own pace. This hop-on and off style wine tour is a well-established tour format found in most major cities and wine growing regions around the world. It allows people the freedom to plan their own itinerary and choose where and when they want to go, and even better, at an affordable price.


Your wine adventure takes in an array of winery restaurants and tasting rooms all highlighting our stunning Central Otago Pinot Noir. You will be well entertained with lots of flexibility in transport timings and lots to do such as cheese tasting, walking & bike ride adventures or enjoying a craft beer at the Gibbston Tavern. 


Wine Hopper Bus departs from outside The Station Building in central Queenstown at 12.00pm (10am on request).

Once in the wine region, we circulate the vineyards every 60 minutes throughout the day. 

Clients are able to return to town at either 5pm or 6pm


Tour includes:

  • Winery shuttle service for the independent traveller
  • Map including 15+  winery stops
  • Wine hopper wrist band
  • Friendly and helpful on bus guide to help you plan your day


Unique Selling Points: 

  • Wine Hopper Bus  pass at an affordable rate 
  • Late modeled air-conditioned vans with free WiFi
  • Clients can decide return time whilst on tour - 5pm or 6pm
  • Enjoy the best of 15+ winery stops in the Gibbston & Arrowtown wine region
  • Wineries are very close to one and other which makes it easy to shuttle you around
  • Discuss options where to be dropped off and picked up with your friendly on board wine guide 
  • Clients can choose wineries, pubs, cellar doors, cave tours, restaurants, walking tracks, cheesery visits or bike hire.


NEW PRODUCT : Bike and Wine Hopper Combo


Enjoy an adventure in the great outdoors with all modes of transport included!

Start your day with a scenic Bike Ride, crossing bridges, passing by historic cottages and enjoy breath taking views over farmland with mountain views. 

Once reaching the Gibbston Valley climb on board our Wine Hopper Bus and reward yourself with a wine tasting, cheesery visit or dine at one of the many winery restaurants or pub. 


Tour Highlights 

Visit Historic Arrowtown which is at the start of your bike trail. Ride along the Arrow and Kawarau Rivers. You cross the historic Kawarau Bridge where you get a close-up view of bungy jumpers at the AJ Hackett Bungy Centre. This is the beginning of Gibbston’s Valley of the Vines. Allowing 2 hours for biking your Wine Hopper Bus guide then meets you at the first winery where you leave your bikes to be picked up. 

Your afternoon at the wineries is taken care of with the Wine Hopper Bus shuttling you around the Gibbston wineries at your leisure. We circulate the vineyards every 60 minutes throughout the day. Clients are able to return to town whenever they are ready, arriving back at either 1pm, 3pm, 5pm or 6pm.


Tour Includes 

  • Pick up & transfer from Queenstown to start your bike ride in Arrowtown 
  • Bike and Helmet hire and pre ride briefing
  • 12km scenic bike trail 
  • Hop-on & off style shuttle service around Gibbston wine region and return to Queenstown
  • Map and Timetable
  • Wine Hopper wristband for selected winery discounts
  • Friendly and helpful on-bus guide.

Departure Time: 10am Daily. Tour operates daily, year-round. 

Duration: Flexible – from 3hrs to 8hrs. 

Clients can decide afternoon return time from wine region whilst on tour- 3pm, 5pm or 6pm

Pick Up Options: The Station Building in central Queenstown (corner of Camp & Shotover Street) or Frankton which is on the main road out of town


Transport: On bus guide. Clients will be picked up in a fully air-conditioned 16-seater or 10-seater vans. Bike sizes range from Extra small to large 23-inch frames


Price Bike & Wine Hopper Combo:

All day pass - $118 per adult, $78 per child 

All transport included; both bike & bus

Extra costs, any wine tasting, food and beverage costs be paid by customers directly to wineries.



Contact details:


Wine Hopper Bus

PO Box 733


New Zealand


Managing Directors: Lance Benseman & Heather McDonald 

Business Manager: Andrew Bisset

Phone: 64 3 409 0808