Take a 5-hour brewery tour from Queenstown to delve into New Zealand's vibrant craft beer scene. Head to Arrowtown and Wanaka to visit a pub, brewery, and alehouse. You'll sip different craft beers, dine on pizza for lunch, and get a look inside a working brewery with a small group that has a maximum of 10 people. Includes beer tastings, lunch, transportation, and hotel pickup and drop-off.
Small-group 5-hour beer and brewery tour from Queenstown
Visit Arrowtown and Wanaka, and soak in the views from the Crown Range
Sip a variety of craft beers at breweries, an alehouse, and a historic hotel
Includes beer tastings, pizza lunch, and round-trip transportation
Small-group tour limited to 10 people ensures a more intimate experience
Your small-group tour starts with pickup from your central Queenstown hotel at noon.
Ride in a comfortable climate-controlled minibus to Arrowtown, which is located about 30 minutes away. Sample a selection of four different beers at the Fork and Tap, an alehouse that specializes in New Zealand craft beers. Munch on a lunch of pizza and fries to accompany your beer tasting.
Continue your tour with a drive along New Zealand's highest motorway, the Crown Range Road, which provides sweeping views of Arrowtown, Lake Hayes, Queenstown, and Lake Wakatipu. Upon arrival in Wanaka, take a tour of the working craft brewery at Wanaka Beerworks. There, hear about the ins and outs of making beer, and sample six of their home-crafted brews.
Next, make your final stop at the historic Cardrona Hotel. Founded in 1863 and a popular photographic subject in Central Otago, the Cardrona Hotel also features their own brew, Cardrona Ale. Sit down for a cold glass of the ale for your last tasting of the tour.
At the end of five hours, return to Queenstown where your tour ends with hotel drop-off.
We really enjoyed the beer tour. Kathy is a great tour guide. She knows her stuff well. Very friendly and kind. She really cares about customer service. Goes out of her way to make sure you really enjoy the tour. We had great conversations. We liked the beer we tried and the places we visited. New Zealanders are really awesome : Definitely recommend this tour.