Take to the sky and explore the dramatic mountain ridges of the Southern Alps, before touching down to taste wines from the world’s southernmost wine producing region. Begin the morning with a tasting at a boutique vineyard in the Gibbston wine region before being met by an Airbus H120 helicopter for a spectacular scenic flight over the Central Otago wine region. Enjoy personalised inflight commentary about the region’s extreme climate and understand how the gold mining era has influenced the award-winning wines produced in the vineyards below. An alpine landing at Slapjacks Point offers great views of the Southern Alps and Cromwell Basin, as well as a spectacular photo opportunity. Spend the afternoon indulging in an a la carte lunch accompanied by a glass of wine and two further wine tastings at premium Central Otago vineyards. Your passionate senior Appellation guide will impart all there is to know about the local region and of course everything about Central Otago wines!
Departs daily from The Station Building, Queenstown from 10.30am, returning at 3.30pm*
from $949.00 per adult*
• Private tour (5 hours)* • 45-minute helicopter flight with commentary and alpine landing • 12- 15 wine tastings at three premium vineyards (can include craft beer tastings when notified in advance) • Visit three wine sub-regions; Gibbston, Bannockburn and Cromwell • A la carte lunch and glass of premium wine at the renowned Mt Difficulty (or similar) • Full commentary on wine and early history of the region • Return hotel transfers in a luxury vehicle
*Terms & conditions apply. Valid for travel 01 October 2020 until 30 September 2022. Valid for sales until 30 September 2022, unless withdrawn or sold out earlier. Prices are per person in New Zealand dollars for payment by cash, cheque or eftpos only. Airfares & other land arrangements are additional. Offers include all applicable discounts. Tour (various days of operation may apply) includes transfers from most central Queenstown hotels. Extra beverages or wine purchases are not included. Minimum 2 people required for tour to operate. Flights, landings and routes may vary due to weather and at the pilot's discretion. All components are subject to change, withdrawal or variation without notice. General Conditions: Prices are correct as at 22 July 2020, subject to availability, currency fluctuation & may be amended or withdrawn at any time without notice. Amendment & cancellation fees apply. Minimum & maximum stays may apply. Blackout date & seasonal surcharges may apply depending on date of travel & over peak holiday periods. Travel Agent professional service fees may apply. We welcome all major credit cards however a credit card processing fee will apply. Children & Infant prices may be available on request. Whilst every care is taken to accurately present the information & pricing we reserve the right to correct any errors or omissions. Further terms & conditions apply. Contact us for further details.