We are stoked to have a solid mention in this NZ Herald Article. See the excerpt here:

“The easiest way to enjoy a breezy escapade is to book with a tour operator who will take care of drop-offs and pick-ups. They will also gear you up with bikes, e-bikes, and helmets, plus give you a brief with all the wineries and tips for the road.

Around the Basin offers a variety of packages and hire options to suit both holidaymakers and locals. Friendly and packed with expertise, the team will ensure you have a great time. The best part? They even pick up the wines you purchase along the way, just so you don’t have to carry them on-the-go.”

Please see the full article linked here.

Or to see our winery ride options click here.

Trails Trust Calls For Support

An exciting new Queenstown Trail expansion project is in the pipeline. Please show your support! All that’s needed is consent to get this tract to go ahead. The new trail will link Arrowtown to Arthurs Point and Tuckers Beach.

To enter a submission and hear more from the Queenstown Trails Trust, follow this link.

To read more on this you can see what the ODT has reported here.


One mention of Queenstown and you’ll likely think of bungy jumping, snow sports and picturesque landscapes in every possible direction. There’s so much more to New Zealand‘s adventure capital if you’re not in the market for an obvious head-first adrenaline rush and queuing all day for an Instagram-famous burger. Think: backcountry cycle trails, irresistible tacos, bustling weekend markets and endless volumes of wine. This is your less obvious guide to Queenstown… READ MORE


Around the Basin is proud to have a strong affiliation with Ziptrek Ecotours.

We offer zip and ride packages which allow visitors to experience two of Queenstown’s most sustainable tourism activities. Fly through the trees on the Ziptrek and zoom along the trails from Arrowtown through to the Gibbston Wine Valley on your hired mountain bike, what a way to spend a day.

Check out this great article about Ziptrek and their sustainable approach to tourism in Queenstown – Sustainability at heart for high flyers.