Altitude Tours Queenstown: Company Review and Tour Info

The best Queenstown wineries are located in the gibbston valley

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!

Altitude Tours Queenstown: Review

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 have had the opportunity to experience both of Altitude Tours Queenstown wine tours and have a thorough review and lots of info to share with you!

exploring the vineyards in the gibbston vally
Beautiful vineyards!
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The Sampler Wine Tour

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!

The Wine Sampler Tour takes you to four different wineries in the Gibbston Valley. On this tour expect to learn about various wine, 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!

flowers at akarua winery
The Wine Sampler tour is a great option if you want an afternoon of tasting wine 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.

For more information on the Wine Sampler tour read our blog all about it here!

going on a wine and beer tour in the gibbston valley

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!

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Wine and beer tasting are available on the Twilight Tour!

The Twilight Tour starts later in the day (3:30 pm) so that if you are 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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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!

antipasto platter n altitude tours queenstown twilight tour
Look at that delicious platter!

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

Other tours

Dan and I haven’t tried any of Altitude’s other tours, but we are sure they would be of equal quality to the ones we have tried! Altitude tours also do a Glenorchy scenic tour, and Glenorchy is a beautiful place to visit so I’m sure that one would be worthy of checking out also!

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About Altitude Tours Queenstown

Altitude Tours Queenstown is a professional and local small company in Queenstown. The owner really takes pride in providing the best tours to showcase her beautiful home. From the 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.

For Dan and I, Altitude Tours is a reliable tour provider in Queenstown. You can’t go wrong with these guys!

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

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

Other Things to do in Queenstown

Queenstown is an amazing place to explore, the possibility of things to do are practically endless! Try jet boating on Lake Wakatipu, going on a farm tour, cycling, eating some amazing foods, going canyoning and rock climbing, or going up to Skyline! If you are on a budget, be sure to stick to the many cheap things to do in Queenstown!

After Queenstown, there is a ton of other places to explore in New Zealand such as Milford Sound, Mount Cook, the Catlins, and more!
-Bailey

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