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Book - Small Group Craft Beer & Distillery Tour

Your adventure begins at the Fork and Tap. A historic stone building set in the old gold mining village of Arrowtown. They specialise in New Zealand craft beers, hearty food and good yarns. Indulge in 4 craft beer samples and line your stomach with gourmet pizza and fries.

From here you'll hop over the Crown Range, New Zealand's most elevated highway. Make sure you have your camera as it offers outrageously beautiful views of Arrowtown, Lake Hayes, Queenstown and Lake Wakatipu as you spiral your way up into the tussock-covered hills.

Next stop Cardrona Distillery. Cardona Distillery is a dream realised for its spirit-loving owners. You'll be guided through the family's working distillery with a specialist, who will share insights about the traditional methods used to create their magic potions, and you'll be invited to sample their vodka and orange liquors.

No trip over Crown Range is complete without a stop at the historic Cardrona Hotel. Built in 1863 and must surely be one of Central Otago's most photographed buildings. You'll see why! Its quaint, ambient style has featured in many wedding albums around the world. It also happens to have its very own brew - Cardrona Ale, which will be served to you in an ice cold glass.

Your final destination is Smiths Craft Beer-house in Queenstown. These guys love original flavours and maverick beer-making, and they will delight in showing off 6 of their beers as samples for you to savour. At this point in the tour, you have the option of bidding your guide goodnight and carrying on with your own plans - or they will happily drop you off to your accommodation.


  • 10 craft beer tastings
  • 2 spirit samples
  • Gourmet pizza and fries for Lunch
  • 1 glass of Cardrona Ale at the Cardrona Hotel


  • 5 hours
  • 12.00 noon to 5.00pm daily


  • Please be ready and waiting in the foyer of your accommodation 15 mins before the pick up times indicated:
  • Pick up time The Hilton - 12.00pm
  • Pick up time Queenstown accommodation - from 12.15pm
  • Pick up time Millbrook and Arrowtown - from 12.45pm
  • Drop off time for ALL - approximately 5pm


  • What to Bring: Proof of age, camera, warm clothes, raincoat, sunscreen and hat
  • Minimum number of 4 guests, bookings for fewer than 4 people cannot be accepted
  • Maximum number of guests:11

Private Small Group Craft Beer and Distillery Tour [Minimum 4 people]:
Includes: 10 craft beer tastings, Pizza shared lunch, 2 spirit samples, 1 glass of Cardrona Ale. Please note: There is a minimum of 4 people required to book this tour. Maximum guests are 11 people.

  • Adult $209.00

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