The Essential Queenstown

Experience the essentials of Queenstown and Central Otago without the crowds, with that personal touch - customised day tours include free wine tastings, complimentary mineral water, a la carte lunch, snacks, light refreshments, home baking, and a passionate local kiwi guide. Experience the best with the best! chardvines
"I enjoyed the place so much that I am going back again next year!"

For That Perfect Holiday

Queenstown Tours specialises in customised wine tours and bespoke sightseeing tours for couples and small private groups. We will personalise your tour of the best Queenstown sights, tastes and attractions to suit your travel style.

Choose from a customised Queenstown Wine Tour, Central Otago Wine Tour or bespoke sightseeing tour of all the essential sights of Queenstown and Central Otago.

Discover a whole lot more with a knowledgeable local guide, without the crowds, with a personal touch.

We guarantee a personalised experience, with no rush, no bus, no fuss!

Jock – Your Private Guide, Driver and Concierge:

Jock is a genuine Kiwi ‘Southern Man’ and the owner/operator of Queenstown Tours. He has a love of Queenstown, Central Otago, and a passion for private tour guiding, skiing, clay target shooting, and for fine wines and food. Jock has a heap of NZ’s Department of Conservation concessions allowing him exclusive permission to private guide all around Queenstown and Central Otago. He’s the man!

Mary – Quality Control: 

Mary has a black belt in shopping, thus making her perfectly qualified to be in charge of quality control for Queenstown Tours. She is also a high profile sports medicine doctor – her unrivaled experience include being the doctor for the New Zealand Rugby League Team, New Zealand Soccer, New Zealand Netball and Italy’s Prada America’s Cup team. These credentials mean that she knows how important it is for Queenstown Tours to always show their ‘A’ game. Mary’s interests include travelling in style, fine wine and food, good coffee and shopping… lots of shopping!

Max – Lots of Fun/Trouble: 

Max is Jock and Mary’s 10 year old Jack Russell. He’s not allowed to drive anymore because he’s just a naughty little dog behind the wheel! Max’s interests include sleeping, eating, running at high speed, and being a Jack Russell. Everyone loves him to bits, but he must stay, stay, at home when Jock is out with guests. He’s not too impressed about that!