1 Day Heli Gin Tour - Altitude Tours

Start your gin experience like a rockstar with a scenic helicopter flight to enjoy a gin & tonic on a mountain top before landing at The Cardrona Distillery to continue your gin tour by road. Visiting 3 unique gin locations, enjoy over 12 tastings of gin and shared light platters ...


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  • We are all about pairing good people with good drinks so whether you are an adventure junkie recharging your batteries after endless days of play, an avid sightseer hunting more jaw-dropping views, or a gin enthusiast eager to taste some world-class New Zealand gins, we will bring you a gin tour experience you’ll forget to pull your phone out for.
  • Kick-off your gin tour with a Helicopter flight, to a remote scenic mountain top to enjoy your first gin & tonic for the day and soak up the epic views,  before flying down and landing at your first distillery The Cardrona Distillery, where you will meet up with the rest of the tour to continue by road in one of our premium Mercedes vans.
  • On arrival be greeted with another gin & tonic, then the Distillery's well-educated staff will take you on a tour through the distillery to learn how gin is made, finishing with a tasting of their spirits in their private tasting room.
  • Next on the itinerary, you will head down the crown range to Arrowtown where you will visit The Winery, to select a tasting paddle from their extensive gin list that will suit your cravings, here you will also enjoy a shared grazing board with Whitestone cheeses, breads, olive oils, and dukkah.
  • Lastly head to Arthurs Point for a gin tasting at Broken Heart Spirits in their private tasting room, discover the story and flavours of four of their gins accompanied with shared German-style Tarte flambee, if you choose finish with another cocktail (at an additional cost).
  • After the final location you will be taken back to where you were collected, or if you would prefer, to the Queenstown Town Centre.


  • 30 minute helicopter flight, stopping on a mountain top.
  • Enjoy over 12 tastings across 3 gin locations around the Queenstown region.
  • Graze on light platters at two of the locations.
  • Free WiFi onboard each premium Mercedes van.
  • Be hosted by a fun and friendly guide.
  • Complimentary select Queenstown hotel transfers.

Day 1 : Heli Gin Tour

Live the life of a rock star on the world's only Helicopter Gin Tour. Begin your gin tour with a scenic Helicopter flight to enjoy a gin & tonic on a remote mountain top. With tours departing daily from Queenstown, head out on an adventure to three uniquely different locations scattered across the region. Visiting award-winning distilleries and tasting rooms where you will be educated on gin and enjoy over 12+ tastings of this delicious spirit, accompanied by light platters throughout the tour. This curated experience includes all the best sights, flavors, food, and gin from around the region. Travel in style beginning with a helicopter flight to drop you in the Cardrona Valley, then continue the tour in a premium Mercedes van while enjoying complimentary WiFi. The 6 hour Gin tour departs Queenstown daily at 12:15pm and returns around 6:30pm.

Meals: None


Departs: Daily

Pickup: The Heli Line will collect guests from Queenstown hotels only at 12:15pm (Queenstown Central exiting Queenstown along Frankton Rd.).

For other pick up locations please contact Altitude Tours. 03 441 4788
Please ensure customers are ready and waiting 10 minutes prior to pick up time to ensure we are on time for any other pick-ups.

Return: approx. 6:30pm

What to Bring:

Photo ID
Money if you would like to purchase any gins
Camera/phone for photos of the stunning scenery

Dietary Requirements:

We can cater to most dietary requirements, please inform us when making a booking.



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