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Altitude Tours Queenstown: Company Review and Tour Info

Altitude Tours Queenstown: Company Review and Tour Info

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Altitude Tours Queenstown is one of the top tour providers in Queenstown (especially when it comes to wine!) If you want to know a little bit more about their wine and beer tours as well as the company in general, this blog will have all of the information need to know!

Dan and I love wine, so naturally, going on a wine tour (or two) while in Queenstown was something we just had to do! Luckily for us, we found Altitude Tours Queenstown, who offer not only a wine tasting tour but also a wine and craft beer twilight tour!

We’ve had the opportunity to experience both of Altitude Tours Queenstown wine tours and have written this blog as a review of the company, as well as to share some general tour information with you!

About Altitude Tours Queenstown

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We were given this wine glass as a souvenir, how cute?!

Altitude Tours Queenstown is a professional tour company in Queenstown that offers various small-group tours.

Altitude Tours Queenstown has only been around for a couple of years now. They started by offering only wine tours, but Altitude tours have since grown and now a variety of tours are offered in and around Queenstown.

Now, you can rely on Altitude Tours Queenstown to take you Milford Sound, the Gibbston Valley on wine tours, as well as to Glenorchy on scenic tours.

Founder Heidi is a born and bred Kiwi who is passionate about her home. Her tours really reflect her passion and showcase some of the most amazing places in and around Queenstown.

Altitude Tours’ rave reviews online from former customers have given them a great name when it comes to Queenstown tour operators. They are easily one of the most reputable tour companies in the area!

For more info on Altitude Tours Queenstown or to book, check out their website here!

Altitude Tours Queenstown Company Review

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Beautiful vineyards!

We’ve gone on two different two with Altitude Tours Queenstown and really loved both of them! The tours were really well organized and we could tell that Altitude Tours really values themselves as a might professional company.

From the luxurious Mercedes Vans as the method of transport to the little surprise gifts they give at the end, Altitude Tours really do think of everything! When you are on a tour with Altitude, all you have to do it sit back and relax.

They really don’t cut any corners when it comes to luxury and ensuring the guests have an awesome time.

We also really like the fact that all of the tours offered are small group tours. This means you can ask your guide questions and have a more personal experience than tours with busloads of people! Altitude Tours Queenstown really does offer some of the best tours in Queenstown!

Tours offered by Altitude Tours Queenstown

Altitude Tours Queenstown offers a few different tours in and around Queenstown. Below you’ll find all of the tours they offer as well as important information to know for booking!

The Sampler Wine Tour

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The Wine Sampler tour is a great option if you want an afternoon of tasting wine in the Gibbston Valley!

The first-ever tour we did with Altitude Tours Queenstown was their Wine Sampler Tour. This tour is perfect for anybody who wants to spend a day tasting wine at all of the best wineries near Queenstown!

The Wine Sampler Tour takes you to four different wineries in the Gibbston Valley. On this tour expect to learn about various wines, the history of the Gibbston Valley, and tour a vineyard or two learning about the winemaking process – and don’t forget, you’ll get to try a lot of different wines!

going on a wine and beer tour in the gibbston valley

This tour starts at 10 am and ends at 3 pm.

Not only will you try lots of different wines, but you will also get to see some beautiful parts of the Gibbston Valley at the same time. Our tour guide taught us about the history of Queenstown, the gold rush, as well as some general info about the scenery we were seeing! It was really a full-day tour.

You can book the Wine Sampler Tour online in advance to secure your spot!

Twilight Tour

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Wine and beer tasting are available on the Twilight Tour!

Altitude Tours also does a Twilight Tour, which is perfect if you love beer as well as wine because at each stop there is the option to switch out wine tasting for a craft beer tasting!

The Twilight Tour starts later in the day (3:30 pm) so that if you’re limited on time you can do something else in the morning that same day. The tour goes for about 4 hours and is a great way to spend an evening in Queenstown.

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Look at that delicious platter!

On the Twilight Tour, you will get to tour around the Gibbston Valley (similar to the Wine Sampler tour), but this time you go to three wineries/craft beer makers and also get an antipasto platter at the second stop!

Dan and I went on the Twilight Tour the other day and really enjoyed it. Since it was in the evening the ambiance was relaxed and we had a great time!

You can book the Twilight Tour online in advance to secure your spot!

Glenorchy Scenic Tour

The Glenorchy shed in Glenorchy
Everybody who comes to Glenorchy visits the famous shed!

Glenorchy is the cutest little town with some amazing views. Honestly, it is even more beautiful than Queenstown!

On a tour from Queenstown to Glenorchy, you’ll start by driving this stunning stretch of road stopping at breathtaking viewpoints along the way. Then, you’ll check out some historic places in Glenorchy as well as many Lord of the Rings film locations!

It’s a great half-day tour that is perfect for travelers of all ages!

You can book your Glenorchy scenic tour with Altitude Tours online in advance!

Queenstown Scenic Tour

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The beautiful Shotover River!

This half-day Queenstown scenic tour is the ultimate way to see the most of Queenstown in the least amount of time! You’ll visit a gorgeous viewpoint, the Shotover River, Arrowtown, the Gibbston Valley, and even enjoy a cruise on Lake Wakatipu!

It is the perfect half-day adventure in Queenstown offering the most incredible views!

Book this half-day Queenstown Scenic tour here!

Milford Sound Tours

The views from the Milford Sound forrest walk
The views from the Milford Sound forest walk

Going from Queenstown to Milford Sound is one of the most popular trips people make. If you don’t have your own wheel, this small group Milford Sound tour is a great option.

You will experience the amazing road to Milford in a luxurious van as well as all of the best stops along the way before jumping on a boat cruise in Milford.

The great thing about the tours Altitude Tours offers is that you can choose how you want to go back to Queenstown after your cruise. They have a driving option, a fixed-wing scenic flight, as well as a helicopter flight! There’s really a Milford tour for everybody and all budgets!

Unlike most other tours from Queenstown to Milford Sound, Altitude Tours groups sizes are maxed out at 19 people (not 50+.) This makes for a much more relaxing and personal experience. Plus, they also include a BBQ lunch served onboard your cruise!

You must book this Milford Sound tour online in advance to avoid missing out!

Renting a Car or Campervan in New Zealand

Bailey takes a selfie with a JUCY campervan
Ready to hit the road!
Bailey stands infront of a JUCY campervan in New Zealand
JUCY is another favorite!

The first step to planning your New Zealand road trip is choosing your set of wheels! Most people rent a campervan or motorhome to get around, but you can also just rent a normal car and stay in hotels (as opposed to camping.)

You can search for rental cars online here in advance to compare car models and prices.

You can also do this with motorhomes and campervans on a website called Motorhome Republic. It shows all of the available campervans and motorhomes for your specific New Zealand road trip dates. You can compare prices and company reviews here too!

JUCY is our personal favorite campervan rental company in NZ. We love JUCY because they have such a range of both cars and campervans available, so you’re pretty much guaranteed to find something to suit your budget and travel style.

We’ve actually secured an exclusive discount code for our readers with JUCY. Just click here to browse their availability and use the code DTRAVEL24 at checkout to get 5% off! You must act quickly, though, as this code is only valid for bookings made before June 30, 2024, with travel dates before December 21, 2024!

You can check prices, availability and book with JUCY online here.

Star RV is another company we personally recommend but specifically for motorhomes! They offer larger motorhomes (as opposed to budget campervans) at really reasonable rates.

Star RV has actually given us a discount code for our readers too! Use the code DTRAVEL24 at checkout to get 5% off your motorhome rental! Note, this code is only valid for bookings made before June 21, 2024 with travel dates before Dec 21, 2024. Click here to browse availability, prices, and book with our discount code!

Thanks for reading!

Bailey hiding her tasting glass of wine and smilling at the camera at kinros Winery
Thanks for reading!

I hope this blog has given you some clarity about Altitude Tours Queenstown and the different tours they offer. If you have any questions, please just leave a comment below.

Also, we have written dozens of other blogs about visiting Queenstown and New Zealand! Some, in particular, that you might like are:

After Queenstown, there is a ton of other places to explore in the South Island such as Milford Sound, Mount Cook, the West Coast, and more!


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