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Queenstown attractions combined: mountains, scenery, history, photographer's paradise and delicious wines.

Treat yourself to a wonderful day out in Queenstown. Experience a different kind of wow-factor: Skippers Canyon and its pure nature, the thrill of driving on historic Skippers Road, a delightful a la carte vineyard lunch and wine tastings.

Our Canyon & Wine tour is possibly the most exceptional activity amongst all Queenstown day tours.

Without any doubt, Queenstown is famous for its beautiful surroundings. You most certainly come to visit to experience it for yourself. You could explore the area on your own initiative or join our guided tour. The advantage would be that you don't have to drive and enjoy Queenstown and its surroundings in a more relaxed fashion.

Here is our suggestion what you could do: come with us into Skippers Canyon. We pick you up from your Queenstown accommodation and visit this breathtaking area in the morning. You will spend 4 hours in this truly unique nature. Take plenty of pictures and walk a little on the mountain road. In Skippers, you will also enjoy a light morning tea.

After the visit to Skippers Canyon, enjoy the short ride to Gibbston Valley. There you will have lunch at one of the boutique vineyards, visit a wine cave and taste wines. This unrushed lunch break will give you time to reflect on all those adventures you already experienced and you will have the possibility to learn more about the production of those delicious Pinots.

The afternoon fully belongs to wine tastings. After this one day tour in Queenstown, you will surely be fully loaded with pictures, memories and maybe even with 1 or 2 bottles of these luscious wines - who knows...

Here is the time table of this all-weather service - Canyon & Wine tour:

Daily Departures at:
8.30 am only

Tours conclude:
approx 4.30 pm

Tour includes:
Pick up from your Queenstown accommodation
On demand stops and short walks in Skippers Canyon
A la carte vineyard lunch
wine cave tour included 1st tasting
Wine tastings in 2 more boutique wineries

Price per Adult: NZD315.-- - you save $30.-- since this tour is a combination tour of our award-winning unforgettable Skippers Canyon tour and the Wine & Culture tour.
Price per Child: NZD200.-- (up to 15 years of age - excluded from wine tastings)
Prices are valid from 1 March 2016 through to 30 September 2019. Please note that this tour might not be available in Winter and on New Zealand Public Holidays.

Queenstown is the New Zealand destination for international visitors. Its natural beauty changes with the seasons, the lake gleans in the summer sun, and snow clad mountains tower above the township in winter. Queenstown is a great place to visit all year round. Nestled in beside the mysterious Lake Wakatipu, in the Southern Lakes district of New Zealand, Queenstown is a cosmopolitan haven, offering a limitless adventure, southern wine and cuisine, and breathtaking alpine scenery.

Queenstown hosts an array of attractions that caters to both leisure and adventure seekers. Queenstown has numerous activities aimed at ensuring the most exciting holiday in one of the world's most beautiful places. In fact, there are so many possibilities to spend the holiday time that combinations are one the visitor's favorite options.

Canyon & Wine Tour, featuring the unique and mysterious landscape of Skippers Canyon and the delicious and passionately produced wines of Gibbston Valley is only one highlight to choose from.

Skippers Canyon's heritage is the goldrush. Gold was discovered in the Shotover River in mid-November 1862 by Thomas Arthur and Harry Redfern. They secured gold worth about $8'000.

With such high rewards at stake it is not hard to believe that swarms of miners literally raced to the area. Accurate figures though about how much gold was found cannot be provided as no official record was kept. An estimation listed around 5'000 miners worked in this region. Close behind the diggers came those who earned their money from providing services for the miners. Packers, storekeepers, hotel proprietors, blacksmiths, butchers and bakers established settlements in what are now deserted areas.

A French immigrant gold miner, Jean Desire Feraud, could not find his luck by digging for Gold but soon started planting vines and embarking upon small-scale commercial wine production. Late in the 19th century, the New Zealand government hired a winemaker to survey the country. He singled out Central Otago as a region of utmost potential.

Central Otago is the Southern-most grape-growing region in the world located at latitude 45º south (similar to both Oregon’s Willamette Valley, U.S.A., and the Northern Rhone Valley in France). The region’s vineyards are located east of the resort town of Queenstown and include the small towns of Wanaka, Cromwell and Alexandra.Central Otago is well known as the foremost producer of New Zealand’s stonefruit, primarily cherries and apricots.

Canyon & Wine tour is only one of many Queenstown tours that offer a combination, but it is unique in its kind. While other tours - Queenstown wine tours as well as other adventure tours alike - target the mass market, our Canyon & Wine tour focuses on smaller groups which makes this service a VIP Queenstown attraction.

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