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Waipara Wine Trail Afternoon Tour from Christchurch

Waipara Wine Trail Afternoon Tour from Christchurch

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Visit four boutique wineries of North Canterbury on a half-day wine-tasting tour with optional lunch. Departing Christchurch, you’ll taste a quality selection of wines in the up-and-coming Waipara wine region, including stops at Pegasus Bay, Waipara Hills, Torlesse Wines and Waipara Springs. Learn from a knowledgeable guide about Waipara’s unique terroir as you sip a range of superior reds and whites.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$69.84
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$69.84

Valley of the Vines Lunch Wine Tour | Includes Lunch | Adults Only | Small Group

Valley of the Vines Lunch Wine Tour | Includes Lunch | Adults Only | Small Group

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Enjoy the tastes of the winemaking region of Central Otago without the stress of choosing a sober driver. Get picked up from your hotel and dropped back again at the end of the tour on this lunchtime drive around several celebrated wineries in the Gibbston Valley. Go behind the scenes at the country’s oldest wine cave and sample a range of varietals at each winery’s cellar door, from pinot noirs to a range of white wines.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$138.99
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$138.99

Akaroa Shore Excursion: Banks Peninsula and Christchurch City Sights Tour

Akaroa Shore Excursion: Banks Peninsula and Christchurch City Sights Tour

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Travel from Akaroa Harbour on this shore excursion through the Banks Peninsula to Christchurch, whose city center was devastated by the 2011 earthquake. Drive past city landmarks in the old CBD and stroll the Christchurch Botanic Gardens with a knowledgeable guide. En route, take in the scenic splendor of the Southern Alps and the Canterbury Region.
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  • 6 hours
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$60.89
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$60.89

Central Otago Wine Tour from Queenstown - Includes 4 Vineyards, Lunch & Wine

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Central Otago Wine Tour from Queenstown - Includes 4 Vineyards, Lunch & Wine

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Pair the fine wines of Central Otago with a gourmet lunch platter on this small-group wine-tasting tour from Queenstown. Visit at boutique wineries during your tour and drive through verdant valleys and vine-clad foothills rich in gold mining history. Numbers are limited to 12 people to ensure an intimate experience with other wine lovers.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$128.29
$142.56
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$128.29
$142.56
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Half-Day Wine Tour from Picton

Half-Day Wine Tour from Picton

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Visit several wineries in the Marlborough wine region on a half-day tour from Picton. Enjoy wine tasting at each location, and learn about New Zealand's prolific wine industry from your guide on this comprehensive wine tour.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$101.27
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$101.27

Full-Day Taste the Wines of Marlborough Tour

Full-Day Taste the Wines of Marlborough Tour

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Leave the choice of wineries up to a guide while you relax on a wine-tasting tour of Marlborough. With a small group you’ll visit the vineyards and step through the cellar doors of up to five wineries in this famed wine region. Take in the scenery aboard transport from Blenheim. Then top off your day with a sampling of gourmet chocolates. The opportunity to purchase lunch is included.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$111.75
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$111.75

Picton Shore Excursion Marlborough Wine Region Small-Group Tour

Picton Shore Excursion Marlborough Wine Region Small-Group Tour

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Swap the cruise port for a Marlborough wine tour on this shore excursion to a half dozen boutique wineries or more. When your ship pulls into Picton, travel by minivan through this notable wine region in the South Island, sipping award-winning New Zealand wines and sampling delectable chocolates. Opt for extra time to taste wine and purchase a seasonal gourmet lunch on this small-group tour, limited to 11 people for an intimate experience.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
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$100.29
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$100.29

Te Anau Glow Worm Caves Tour

Te Anau Glow Worm Caves Tour

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See the glowworm caves of Te Anau on an underground adventure sure to charm visitors of all ages. An informative guide joins you on the 2hour and 15 minute Te Anau glowworm caves tour, starting with a cruise across Lake Te Anau. Then marvel at the shimmering illumination of thousands of glowworms as you glide through the quiet darkness of this magical underground world.
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  • 2 hours 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$69.14
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$69.14

Half-Day Marlborough Wine Region Tour from Picton or Blenheim

Half-Day Marlborough Wine Region Tour from Picton or Blenheim

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Taste some great New Zealand wines on a half-day tour of the Marlborough wine region. Visit various vineyards, learn about the region's distinct terroirs, and go wine tasting at four wineries from Picton or Blenheim. Tastings, transportation, and hotel pickup and drop-off are included on this small-group tour limited to 11 guests.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$83.81
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$83.81

Dinner at Walter Peak High Country Farm and Cruise from Queenstown

Dinner at Walter Peak High Country Farm and Cruise from Queenstown

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Board the TSS "Earnslaw," a vintage steamship, for an evening cruise on Queenstown’s scenic Lake Wakatipu. Arriving at Walter Peak High Country Farm, you’re treated to a sumptuous barbecue dinner at the Colonel’s Homestead. Sink your teeth into roasted meats and seafood, homemade desserts, and a New Zealand cheeseboard. After dinner, see farm demonstrations or purchase a drink and simply relax in the bar.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$104.07
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$104.07

Full-Day Wine Tour from Picton

Full-Day Wine Tour from Picton

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Taste the wines of the Marlborough region on a full-day tour from Picton. You'll visit six or seven wineries and a boutique chocolate factory, and have time to purchase lunch at a winery restaurant. Your tour includes pickup and drop-off from your accommodation in central Picton.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$103.61
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$103.61

Lake Wanaka 1-Hour Cruise Including Wine and Cheese Board

Lake Wanaka 1-Hour Cruise Including Wine and Cheese Board

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Sail around the serene Lake Wanaka on this late-afternoon ‘happy hour’ cruise. With a complimentary beer or wine in hand, cruise around the southern end of Lake Wanaka, the majestic Southern Alps in the distance. Sail around Waterfall Creek, Ruby Island and Stevensons Peninsula, and even see the famous ‘Lone Tree’ – a famous willow growing out of the lake.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$42.27
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Valley of the Vines Afternoon Wine Tour | Adults Only | Small Group

Valley of the Vines Afternoon Wine Tour | Adults Only | Small Group

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Save yourself the trouble of finding a sober driver on this late afternoon tour around a handful of renowned Central Otago wineries. Drive from wine cave to cellar door with your guide at the wheel and sample a wide range of wines from the picturesque Gibbston Valley winegrowing region. If you’re worried about getting back to your accommodation, don’t be: hotel pick-ups and drop-offs are available to make life easier.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$125.02
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A Waipara Wine Experience with Giles Tours, includes wine tastings and lunch

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A Waipara Wine Experience with Giles Tours, includes wine tastings and lunch

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Tour one of New Zealand’s up-and-coming wine regions the easy way from Christchurch on this hassle-free day trip. Leaving the city behind, you’ll be driven to the scenic Waipara Valley region, which is dotted with vineyards. Visit several of the best and sample a range of red and white wines. Don’t worry about who is going to drive as transfers are taken care of.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$94.29
$104.76
$10.47 savings
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$94.29
$104.76
$10.47 savings
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Wine Tour From Wanaka: Half Day

Wine Tour From Wanaka: Half Day

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See four wineries on this fantastic wine tour. Great for small groups of family and friends who want an exclusive experience. You will travel in a luxury air-conditioned SUV with leather seats, generous legroom, extra headroom, sunroof and USB power. On board there is a free wi fi hotspot, coolbox for your snacks and beverages, wine carrier for purchases and umbrellas. Complimentary bottled water and crackers are also provided. You will discover an amazing range of award winning wines including Pinot Noir, Rosé, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and sparkling wine. You will journey through three distinct winemaking sub regions and visit boutique wineries off the beaten track on this great value wine tasting experience. I am also a photographer and will take pictures of your memorable day trip free of charge and send them to you via download link after the tour.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$83.11
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$83.11

Gourmet Food and Wine Tour - Cave Tour, Cheese, Lunch, Chocolate and more!

Gourmet Food and Wine Tour - Cave Tour, Cheese, Lunch, Chocolate and more!

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Discover some of New Zealand's finest wines on a full-day tour of the Central Otago wine region from Queenstown. Visit multiple wineries, sip wine in Australasia's largest wine cave, enjoy a gourmet lunch, and sample locally made cheeses. You also visit the Cromwell Heritage Precinct and learn about the Otago Gold Rush. Numbers are limited to 12 people on this small-group wine tour that includes wine tastings, lunch, transportation, and hotel pickup and drop-off.
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  • 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$192.70
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$192.70

Shotover River Extreme Jet Boat Ride

Shotover River Extreme Jet Boat Ride

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Take a jet boat ride on the Shotover River during an extreme ride, and make use of transport from Queenstown. Experience adrenaline-fueled fun as the jet boat skims the water’s surface at high speed and fishtails into 360-degree spins. Hold on tight as the captain maneuvers the jet boat over rapids and through narrow canyons during one heart-pounding adventure you won’t soon forget.
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  • 25 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$98.20
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$98.20

Wine Tour with Wine Tasting from Wanaka

Wine Tour with Wine Tasting from Wanaka

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Central Otago is one of New Zealand’s most popular wine regions, producing well-respected reds and whites in alpine vineyards. On this afternoon tour, visit four of boutique wineries in the region and taste some of their award-winning offerings. Learn the secrets behind these wines from the winemakers themselves, and stop at one winery for a gourmet food and wine matching – tasting dishes of local produce matched with wines from the vineyard.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$146.85
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$146.85

Arrival Transfer: Queenstown Airport to Central Queenstown City Centre

Arrival Transfer: Queenstown Airport to Central Queenstown City Centre

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Let a professional and courteous driver collect you from the Queenstown airport, help you with your luggage and drop you off at the doorstep of your accommodation. This shared transfer to your Queenstown hotel offers a hassle-free arrival. Shuttles stop just outside baggage claim. Airport transfers are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
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  • 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$12.57
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Original Wine Tour

Original Wine Tour

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Discover some of the vineyards and wineries for which New Zealand’s fertile South Island is famous on this 4-hour wine tour from Queenstown. Travel from Queenstown into the South Island’s rolling hills with your guide. Visit a total of three wineries such as Gibbston Valley Winery, Mt Rosa, Waitiri Creek Winery or Chard Farm Winery. During your visits sample some of the delicious wines and cheese produced in the region, and gain insight into the delicate balances of scent and flavour at play in your glass.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$118.03
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$118.03

Queenstown Wine Hopper Bus

Queenstown Wine Hopper Bus

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Explore the wineries of the Gibbston wine region with the convenience of a hop-on hop-off tour that lets you set your own pace. Buses depart throughout the day and run every hour. Hop off at the stops you like to do wine tastings at local wineries. You can also rent a bike to explore on two wheels, and book a meal at a restaurant (own expense).
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  • 3 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$55.18
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Wine and Food Sampler Tour from Queenstown

Wine and Food Sampler Tour from Queenstown

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Sample the local produce for which New Zealand’s South Island is famous on this 4-hour wine and food tasting tour from Queenstown. Head into the rolling hills of Central Otago’s wine region with your guide. Enjoy a lunch of traditional New Zealand food and delicious wine in a local restaurant. Travel through the scenic Kawarau Gorge to Gibbston Valley Winery and explore the biggest underground wine cellars in New Zealand. Sample premium wines and cheeses, and gain insight into the different grape varietals which flourish in the region’s fertile soils.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$138.99
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$138.99

Classic Wanaka Wine Tour

Classic Wanaka Wine Tour

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Central Otago is the world’s southernmost wine-making region, known for its pinot noirs and stunning high-altitude wineries. On this day long tour around this distinctive wine region, taste a wide range of wines – including pinot noirs and chardonnays – at up to six of the region’s boutique vineyards.
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  • 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$185.54
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Wine Sampler Tour

Wine Sampler Tour

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Taste your way through the Gibbston Valley wines on a wine tour from Queenstown that includes wine tastings. Sampling a variety of Gibbston Valley wines ensures you a great overview of local flavors, and round-trip transport from central Queenstown means you can enjoy each tasting without worrying about driving at the end of the day.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$118.03
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