What you'll do
Two Tour Options available depending on traffic-: 1) We depart Queenstown at 11:00am with the Māori greeting the Hongi establishing the connection with you the guest and the Māori people of New Zealand and the land, then with a 15 minute drive to Gibbston and Lake Hayes where a selection of Pinot Noir, Gris, Sav Blanc and more will be in tasting. The first winery being Akarua near Arrowtown, then we visit the Mt Rosa winery, this is where the live performance of the Māori Dance the 'Haka' is performed. Then onto either Bald Hills or Wet Jacket for some sheep shearing(wink) before our drive back to Queenstown. Along this tour you will get a insight into the Māori footprint and history from many hundreds of years ago of the beautiful Otago region and the Queenstown and Wanaka region. 2)The tour provides a personalised, guided experience of the Cromwell and Bannockburn wine district: We depart Queenstown at 11:00am to Bannockburn, Cromwell with the first winery enroute being Mt Rosa or Wet Jacket, then we visit the Desert Heart winery, where the live performance of the Māori Dance the 'Haka' is performed, then we visit Akarua or Wooing before our 30 min drive to Queenstown.
I'm of Māori heritage. My great-great-great-grandparents were among the first people to settle in Central Otago. I have a deep love for this area and a strong connection to it and an even stronger connection to the wines in it as well. I want to share my passion for Māori culture and our local wines and offer you a personal journey through our history and region. I support the 'Tiaki Promise' :we encourage international and domestic travellers to experience Aotearoa NZ in a way that keeps everyone safe, protects our environment, respects our culture and protects NZ for future generations.
Cheese platter for 2+ pax
Wine tasting included Bottled Water included in transport
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Where you'll be
We will visit the southern most vineyards in the world in the Bannockburn and Gibbston region that produce amazing, award winning wines. We may visit Old Cromwell Town an historic gold rush town from the 1860's that offers an amazing insight into the history of Central Otago.
Things to keep in mind
For a full refund, cancel at least 7 days before the experience is scheduled to start or within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 5 guests ages 18 and up can attend. There is a 2 guest minimum for this experience to go ahead.
This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.
Bring a camera so you can get photos and video of the Maori culture experience, and beautiful scenery. If you can't see suitable availability, send me a message and I'll see what I can do to host you.
Wine Tour & Māori Culture Queenstown