Join Altitude Tours on the world's first Helicopter Gin Tour. Take to the skies for an incredible scenic flight and mountaintop gin-tasting adventure, before traveling to three unique tasting rooms and trying award-winning gins and other spirits, including vodkas, whiskeys, and liqueurs.
Join the World’s first Helicopter Gin Tour Take to the skies on a special scenic helicopter flight Enjoy an exclusive, award-winning gin tasting on a mountaintop Visit three tasting rooms in Cardrona, Arrowtown, and Queenstown Taste over 12 unique gins and spirits, including gin, whiskey, vodkas, and liqueurs Take a tour to learn about the gin-making process at the Cardrona Distillery Indulge in shared grazing platters and a traditional German tarte flambée Receive a Gin & Tonic cocktail upon arrival Enjoy a personal, small-group tour with other gin lovers Be guided by a fun and friendly Altitude Tours guide What to Expect

The Helicopter Line
Start your day with a pick-up by The Helicopter Line from your Queenstown accommodation and enjoy a special scenic 15-minute helicopter flight. Land on a mountaintop, where the helicopter will shut down for 25 minutes allowing you to enjoy a unique gin-tasting experience while taking in the breathtaking views of Queenstown. From here, we'll touch down in the Cardrona Valley, and you will be greeted by your Altitude Tours guide and the remainder of your group.

Cardrona Distillery
The Cardrona Distillery is a family-owned and operated distillery producing handcrafted Single Malt Whisky, Gin, Vodka, and Liqueurs. Receive a Gin & Tonic cocktail on arrival, and be guided through their impressive distillery, before joining a private tasting of each of their spirits. From here will will continue by road, travelling with your Aguide in a premium Mercedes van.
The Winery
We journey back down to the historic village of Arrowtown, famous for its rich gold-mining history and quaint shop fronts. Here we will visit a unique tasting room "The Winery", despite the name, The Winery offers tastings of a range of locally and nationally produced wines, and spirits, and it is here where you will have a tasting flight board of New Zealand gins, accompanied with a shared tasting platter. A great location to relax and get to know the fellow gin lovers on tour with you.
If you would like to take a break from spirits, you are able to switch to wine, and try some of the famous New Zealand wines - the choice is yours!

Gin Garden by Broken Heart Spirits
Our final location takes us to the small area of Arthurs Point, located only 5 minutes out of Queenstown, close to the Coronet Peak skifield. The Gin Garden is a tasting room and bar owned and operated by Broken Heart Spirits. Paired with an emotional and inspiring story of Master Distillers Joerg and Bernd, your host will take you on a tasting journey across a range of their award-winning gins and spirits enjoyed alongside traditional German tarte flambées.

Experience the Unforgettable

Let us take you on New Zealand’s first gin tour and experience more with Altitude Tours. The 6-hour Heli Gin Tour departs Queenstown on Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 12:15pm, returning at 6:30pm.
Locations are subject to change, however in the case where we cannot visit one of the mentioned tasting rooms, it will replaced with an equally great location with great gins and spirits to taste.
We encourage you to eat a meal before the tour. Whilst the tour includes platters, these will not be introduced until later in the afternoon.

Key Info

  • alarm Duration: 360
  • person Age: All Ages
  • people Group Size: Min 1 Max 14

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  • Available for all ages
  • Packages start from NZ$699.00pp

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