About Small-Group Beer-Tasting Tour from Queenstown
Raise your glass and salute the New Zealand beer gods on this beer tour from Queenstown. Sample top drops from the best microbreweries in the region: Arrow Brewery, Wanaka Beerworks and Dux de Lux. Visit the historic Cardrona Hotel and try its namesake ale, and learn the secrets to creating the best brew. A light lunch and bar snacks complete this great day! With a maximum of 11 participants, this tour provides a fun-filled small-group experience.
Your 6-hour beer tour heads first to historic Arrowtown, just a
20-minute drive from Queenstown. Visit Arrow Brewery, where you’ll go on
a tour of the brewery facilities, followed by a beer tasting and a
light pub lunch. Arrow Brewery’s beers are brewed with a traditional
method using only four ingredients: pure water, malted barley, hops and
yeast. Celebrating the South Island’s colorful gold-rush history, each
beer is named after early pioneers of the area.
Your next stop is the small township of Wanaka for a tasting and tour at Wanaka Beerworks, best known for its Cardrona Gold (a Vienna-style golden lager) and its unique seasonal brews. Get an up-close look at the beer-making process, and enjoy a cheeseboard with your beer samples.
Serving beers since 1863, the historic Cardrona Hotel is one of New Zealand’s oldest hotels and your next stop. Become part of the tradition as you sit at the rustic bar and sample some refreshing beers and complimentary hot bar snacks. Be sure to try the hotel’s own brew, Cardrona Ale.
The last stop of the day is the iconic Dux de Lux brewing bar, where you will sample award-winning beers like Alpine Ale and Wakatipu Wheat, the first Dux de Lux beers to be recognized nationally. While you sip on your beers, chat with the brewers and find out if they’ll reveal their beer-making secrets!