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Welcome to New Zealand's first gin tour. In the 1980’s it was wine, then craft beer and now the gin-dustry is making its mark in Central Otago. Join Altitude Tours and visit three unique gin tasting locations around Queenstown, Arrowtown and Cardrona. Taste award winning gins, learn about the distillation process and graze on delicious shared platters, all while taking in the best scenery and sightseeing in the region. 

On this afternoon tour, you will be picked up in one of our premium Mercedes vehicles by your guide and transported to our first location, the Cardrona Distillery. At this beautiful distillery, you will be taken through a full sensory, tactile tour of the facilities including a private tasting.

We then continue down the Crown Range into the historic gold mining town of Arrowtown, where we visit a wonderful cellar door experience called ‘The Winery’. Using the knowledge you have just gained, you will have a relaxed self-guided experience with a gin-tasting paddle to enjoy alongside shared grazing cheese boards. 

The final stop is located near Queenstown at the “Gin Garden by Broken Heart Spirits'. You will be guided through a range of local Broken Heart gins in a private room with traditional German Tarte Flambee to share.

This gin experience has been designed to be a good mix of education, sightseeing and fun. It is perfect for couples and groups, and there is some flexibility to try other spirits such as vodka, whiskey, and of course wines throughout if you want to balance or restrict your gin-take.

The 6 hour Gin Tour departs Queenstown on Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 12:30pm, returning at 6:30pm.

  • Join New Zealand’s first gin tour 
  • Experience gin tastings at three unique locations
  • Take a tour and learn about the gin making process at the Cardrona Distillery
  • Enjoy shared grazing platters and german Tarte Flambee
  • Travel in a premium Mercedes vehicle with Wi-Fi and Spotify

Altitude Tours is an award-winning small group tour operator. They were the winners of the resilience and innovation award at the 2022 New Zealand Tourism Awards and were nominated for Visitor Experience at both the 2021, 2022 and 2023 awards, and at the TECNZ awards 2022.

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Company: Altitude Tours
Tel: +64 3 441 4788
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    • 6.00

    • Adult: $239

    • We operate in premium Mercedes Sprinter vans equipped with Wi-Fi & Spotify.

    • Monday: 6:00AM - 6:00PM
    • Tuesday: 6:00AM - 6:00PM
    • Wednesday: 6:00AM - 6:00PM
    • Thursday: 6:00AM - 6:00PM
    • Friday: 6:00AM - 6:00PM
    • Saturday: 6:00AM - 6:00PM
    • Sunday: 6:00AM - 6:00PM

    • Holiday hours: Closed Christmas Day

    • Months of Operation: Open year round

    • Group Info: Please contact us directly to discuss group options, itinerary, and pricing.

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    • Group Capacity: 14