Bike The Wineries Half Day

Self-Guided Ride in the Gibbston Wine Valley

Return Shuttles Ride Starts at Arrow Junction 6 – 17 KM Ride Time for 2 or 3 Wineries

Ride Description

Bike The Wineries Half Day begins with a midday pick-up from Around The Basin’s shop in Queenstown and a shuttle out to Arrow Junction (7 KM outside Arrowtown). After bike fitting and a safety briefing, ride a 6 KM section of spectacular bike trail following the Arrow River Gorge, crossing two stunning bridges – the Edgar Swing Bridge and the Kawarau Bungy Bridge – to enter the Gibbston Wine Valley.

Using our informative winery map, visit as many of the amazing venues on offer as you like. There are wineries, a cheesery, and a tavern, all linked together by an easy-riding, gravel bike trail.

We will pick you up from wherever you choose in the Gibbston Valley for your shuttle back to Queenstown. Total biking distance is 6 – 17 KM, depending on how many wineries you wish to visit.


Itinerary Timings
Departure from Queenstown 12 noon sharp
Shuttle transport from Queenstown to Arrow Junction. Safety briefing and trail tips. 30 – 40 min
Ride 6 KM to first winery along a stunning trail 30 – 45 min
Spend time exploring the wineries. We’ll pick you up from your venue of choice. 3 hours 30 min
Shuttle transport back to Queenstown, departing the wineries at 4:30 PM sharp. 30 min – 45 min
Total Trip Duration 5 hrs 

Winery Bookings

To ensure you have an awesome experience at the wineries, it is best to book your tastings in advance. We can help with timings once you have booked with us.

The wineries are independently owned and operated, so tastings are not included in the price of this package, but average cost is around $15 – $20 per winery (some are free!).


Gibbston Tavern

Electric Bikes Available

We are yet to hear anyone say “I wish I never upgraded to an electric bike”, but we have certainly heard the opposite! Guarantee the good times, keep your group together and have a fun day out there. E-bikes are a game changer and make this ride so much more fun!

merida ebig seven electric bike

Other Options

If you want to see Arrowtown, ride a bit further, experience awesome suspension bridges, and have more winery time, then take a look at our Bike The Wineries Full Day ride.

Or if wine tastings don’t float your boat, and you’re after an epic adventure, check out the Arrowtown To Queenstown ride.

Venues in the Gibbston Valley: wineries, a tavern and good food.

Gibbston Valley Winery

The most well-known winery in the valley. Enjoy their cheesery or visit the cellar door for a tasting. Beautiful outdoor area to be enjoyed.


A stunning setting with a lovely outdoor area to enjoy. Great food and wine are available here.

The Church

Built in Wangaloa in 1894, this old church was relocated to Gibbston in the early 2000’s. Today instead of hymns and sermons it serves up local wines and good vibes.

Gibbston Tavern

Our standard pick up location for a reason. The tavern is full of character and serves delicious wood fire pizza. A great place to relax.


The Rockburn Cellar Door offers relaxed tastings of their award winning wines in a unique setting, at the iconic Gibbston Tavern. A pure expression of Central Otago in your glass.

GT Tasting Room

The newest addition to the valley, and little sister of the Gibbston Tavern, the GT Tasting Room offers a selection of local wines, gins, distilled spirits, and ginger beers.

Brennan Wines

A great place to visit, Brennan is located at the end of the valley. While you’re here, have a go at petanque.

Mt Rosa

Full of personality, Mt Rosa is located at the end of the valley and is certainly worth the effort to visit. Tastings here are extensive, so allow approximately 40 mins.

All of their contact details can be found here.

For this Bike The Wineries Half Day ride, most riders reach the Bungy Bridge – the start of the Gibbston Valley Trail – at approximately 1:30 PM. From there, the riding times between each winery is shown below to help with booking your wine tastings:

Biking through the wineries, near Cargo Brewery
Wine tasting and cheese platters, all the motivation you need to get on your bike!
The Gibbston Tavern, Queenstown
The Gibbston Tavern, near Queenstown
Enjoying the goods at one of the wineries
Bikes and wine. What more could you want!
Riding beside epic scenery in the Gibbston Wine Valley