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Wanaka Wine Tour by Trike provided by Wanaka Trike Tours

Wanaka Wine Tour by Trike
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
3h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
  • Duration:
    3h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Near public transportation
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
About
The most exhilarating and unique way to do a wine tour in the region with nothing in the way to block your view - all on the back of 3-seater cruising trikes! A Wanaka Wine Tour by Trike includes visiting three local vineyards around the Wanaka region where you can sample their unique wines and hear some of the history of the wines and the land they are produced from. The cellar door owners are very passionate about their wines and give excellent personal service.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 26039P2
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Wine tasting
  • Driver/guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected)
  • Use of helmet with Bluetooth intercom to hear the guide clearly
  • Alcoholic Beverages
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
Duration
3h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Pick up outside Wanaka i-SITE or at central Wanaka accommodation
  • 103 Ardmore Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand Outside Lake Wanaka i-SITE
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Minimum age for this tour is 18.
  • Booking = 2 people per vehicle
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Wine tasting
  • Driver/guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected)
  • Use of helmet with Bluetooth intercom to hear the guide clearly
  • Alcoholic Beverages
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Pick up outside Wanaka i-SITE or at central Wanaka accommodation
  • 103 Ardmore Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand Outside Lake Wanaka i-SITE
Duration
3h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Minimum age for this tour is 18.
  • Booking = 2 people per vehicle
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    103 Ardmore Street
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • Pass by
    Wanaka
  • You'll return to the starting point
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JudeAF
Whangaparaoa, New Zealand85 contributions
Jun 2021 • Couples
Amazing experience driving around Wanaka and surrounding areas on the coolest trike with great commentary and highlights of the area pointed out to us. Highly recommend going on a Wanaka Trike tour!
Written 21 June 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Kev
Auckland Central, New Zealand4 contributions
Jun 2021
An awesome fun way to do a wine tour. Jackets and helmets provided. We enjoyed the morning on the trike, seeing the sites and listening to Ian chat about the local area and wines. We did the 3 hour tour, and felt it was long enough. If it's cold, just wear an extra jumper and thick socks, as I can't image this tour would be the same, if you had to do it in a van.
Written 9 June 2021
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Naomi G
12 contributions
I was so excited that my partner booked me on the 5 hour Wanaka Food Trike Tour for me and 2 girls as a kid free treat. I wasn't sure where we were going as the booking confirmation had no information but I have eaten at many amazing places in Wanaka and was excited to do so again with the input of local knowledge and hopefully discover a couple of hidden gems.
As 1 of my friends was a last minute booking we ended up going in the van instead of the trike. I'm so pleased it worked out like that as it would have been freezing on the trike in the morning and late afternoon (no mention to wear warm clothes or that blankets are provided in confirmation). I later saw the trikes do not have seatbelts nor is protective clothing provided, a risk I wouldn't want to take on a long, windy drive over the Crown Range.
It said all food, wine and drinks were included in the tour so I was expecting to come back stuffed with amazing food as I couldn't drink wine as I'm 7 months pregnant.

Our first stop was Cardrona Pub. A beautiful historic building but there was no morning tea provided (as advertised) and the coffee was very average. Not a good food destination and no apology was made for lack of morning tea.
Then we proceeded to drive to Kinross Winery in Gibston Valley. After a very windy, long drive we arrived. I felt sick from hunger due to lack of food so far and being pregnant in a car for so long. No water was offered in the car and as I hadn't realised we were leaving Wanaka area so hadn't bought any.
We arrived at Kinross and 3 tasting plates immediately arrived on top of our menus before the wine was poured. No explanation of the food, no choice or asking about dietaries. Wine then arrived for everyone. I was not offered anything alternative to drink although I am clearly very pregnant (and informed Ian the tour guide at the start).

It turned out the 3 small bland tasting plates were all that was included with lunch so I had to order a bowl of fries ( at my own expense) as I was starving. The tour guide had a full size lunch provided to him though.

The tour then stopped at a couple of scenic pullovers along the gorge and in Cromwell, drove past some amazing wineries and food stops (that we didn't stop at) then we headed to the Lavender Farm near Wanaka.
The Lavender Farm is a nice spot but not a food destination. Lavender flavoured sweet treats are all they have which is a flavour I associated with bath water and not food, and there are no dairy free options for milk with tea or coffee.

Overall it was over 3 hours of driving with 3 underwhelming stops that left us all feeling hungry. Due to being pregnant and my friend suffering from car sickness I would never have gone on this tour had I known the travel involved. The area we saw is gorgeous but it wasn't clear we were leaving Wanaka which was the area I had hoped we were exploring and tasting. So unless you want an expensive taxi ride of some beautiful windy road scenery, I would not recommend this tour, and calling it a food tour is completely false advertising.
Written 11 May 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Wanaka Trike T
We are very disappointed that you did not enjoy your tour as we would like everyone to enjoy their tours in our beautiful big backyard, but we are equally disappointed by some of the statements you have made in your review. Firstly, you quote information about our trike, which you did not experience. To clarify, our trikes DO have seatbelts as required by law and Certificate of Fitness to be on NZ roads. We supply safety helmets, jackets and gloves for all trike riders. In the colder months we supply blankets to wrap around legs if required. We do not allow people to ride on our trike tours without helmets for two reasons: 1. the safety aspect, and 2. we have a Bluetooth communication system installed in our helmets so all riders can communicate with each other. Secondly, a five-hour ‘Taste of Central Food Tour’ for two people was booked. We do not do a ‘Wanaka’ food tour. The tour description on our website is accurate stating ‘Cardrona Valley, Gibbston Valley and Wanaka’. Upon pick up you informed us that three people wanted to do the tour. As our second trike was unavailable, we graciously offered to do the tour in our luxury van so the third person wouldn’t miss out, which you gratefully accepted. You asked where you were going, and the route and stops were explained before setting off. The driving time of this tour is two hours, the other three hours are dedicated to food stops and some scenic lookout stops. Thirdly, the tour. Morning tea was provided but you declined any food when asked. Lunch is a 3-plate tasting lunch matched with wines (there is a photo of lunch example on our website that the booker would have seen, the menu does change seasonally). We cannot comment as to whether or not you were offered tea or coffee that was available to you or what explanation was given about the food as your friend asked your guide to leave your table and eat somewhere else (which is very unusual as he has always been asked to join the guests however, that was not a problem and he happily obliged). By the way, the guide’s lunch, which we pay for, is a ‘salad’ not a full lunch or gourmet lunch that our guests experience. Afternoon tea, Lavender - there are options of sweet treats like cookies, ice-cream, truffles infused with lavender from the farm and honey tasting, we consider this to be food and something a little bit special for afternoon tea. Lastly, in the booking process, you are asked ‘Do you or anyone in your party have any dietary requirements?’ This question was answered ‘no’. If you had any issues with lunch and ordering more food, your guide would have been very happy to sort this out for you if you had advised him at the time. This tour has been very popular and we have had very good feedback and reviews for it. Likewise, our destination stops have good reviews too. We take all comments on board but ask you, to be factual in what you review.
Written 24 May 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

annanic16
26 contributions
Feb 2021 • Couples
Wow!! If you’re in Wanaka, this is the tour to do. We did a 5 hour food tour of the region. This included beautiful scenery, informative guide, stops at Cadrona Hotel, Kinross Vineyard food and wine pairing and Lavender Farm as well as stops at look outs along the way. This is a great way to see the area and really take in the amazing scenery there is on offer. We are so lucky we found this tour to do. Highly recommended! Thanks again Ian!
Written 19 February 2021
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nickydavo
Dunedin, New Zealand13 contributions
We were gifted a voucher for a special birthday and upgraded it to the wine tour. Ian guide was very knowledgeable of wines and local history. Was well worth the money let alone the amazing wines we tasted. Thoroughly recommend for couples with an interest in wine.
Written 18 February 2021
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AlreadyPacked
Columbia, MD18 contributions
Aug 2019
Hang on for dear life!
We were so excited about this trip, thinking it was a great way to visit the local wineries. Key being drive 5-10 miles, taste wine, have lunch, drive 5-10 miles, repeat and then back to hotel.

We just weren't as prepared as we should have been for getting out on the highway for45 minutes - on the back of a bike with no seatbelts - going 60mph.

Based on the other reviews, we must have been with a different tour guide than the ones described here. I am pretty sure I was on the back of a Harley like in the movie Easy Rider...

The ride back, [luckily after a couple of glasses of wine, and a calmer, shorter ride], I will say it was fun. But I was very glad to get off the bike!
Written 21 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Wanaka Trike T
Hey guys, interesting review. We have the same tour guide. We always insist our guests wear seat belts and helmets on the trike (no exceptions!). Our wine tours visit 3 vineyards and lunch is not an option on our 'trike wine tours'. Driving down the highway at the speed limit of 100kph is exhilarating to most. At least you had fun!
Written 22 February 2020
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Christine and G... C
London, UK13 contributions
Spending the afternoon on the Trike with Ian was definitely a good decision. The tour of Wanaka and the surrounding areas was most enjoyable. The Trike itself is great fun to ride on while the jackets and helmets with intercom provided ensured we were comfortable throughout. The scenery was fabulous and Ian’s commentary was most informative. We would thoroughly recommend this trip.
Written 11 November 2018
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David R
31 contributions
Feb 2018 • Couples
We booked (travelling from Queenstown) two trikes for two couples and visited 3 wineries as well as taking in the views. Yvette and Ian did an excellent job looking after our comfort and pointing out the highlights of the scenery. In particular, Ian’s in-depth local wine knowledge was really helpful, both in giving an overview of wine making in the area, and in his thoughts on the strengths of each vineyard we visited. I’d recommend the tour.
Written 25 February 2018
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LaurenAndMitch
6 contributions
Oct 2017 • Couples
My husband and I wanted a wine tour with a point or difference, and Google pointed us in the right direction with Wanaka Trike Tours. Our guide Yvette was lovely and had a great sense of humour. The ride on the trike, for two people who aren't motorbike riders, was both relaxing and exhilarating. The choice of wineries was a wonderful mix, and we found some wonderful additions to our ever dwindling wine collection. Was lucky enough to bump into Yvette's husband Ian who was touring with another couple. It was clear that both of them know their stuff, And really love the area they live and work in.
Had a blast, and would recommend to anyone coming to Wanaka.
The platter at Archangel was amazing, too! Beautifully paired with the wines, which made us buy wayyyy too much to take home.
Thanks for a wonderful day on our honeymoon, guys!
Written 26 October 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Pam D
Istanbul, Turkey30 contributions
Oct 2016 • Couples
Ian arrived with his awesome Red Trike and with some very simple instructions we were hitting the open road. He provided is with a very warm jacket & helmets which are equipped with Bluetooth so we can be in contact with each other at all times. Gloves were also an optional extra.

Out tour took us to a beautiful quaint little winery - Maori Point Winery where we were warmly greeted by Marilyn and sampled some of their local wines in the comfort of her kitchen.

Our road trip continued further towards Cromwell with Ian giving us local knowledge all along the way. We stopped at a beautiful vantage point above the town overlooking the river.

From there we hit the road again destined for Scott Base Vineyard where we sampled more delicious wines. The Scott family also have a vineyard in the Marlborough region.

We then headed back to Wanaka - around lunch time - through the main thoroughfare where the whole main street watched as we passed by - jealous no doubt.

We headed to one of the oldest wineries in the region - Rippon - and sampled yet more delicious wines. The view from the hill at this winery is absolutely stunning.

I can't rate Ian highly enough for a wonderful tour, his knowledge of the local area and being so extremely helpful & patient as I think our tour went over time by almost an hour.

Would absolutely recommend any one of the tours on offer - had the best time - thank you!
Written 1 October 2016
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Fantastic Trike Tour
This was the best experience and a great way to see Wanaka on a trike Great and informative commentary along the wa
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Amazing Ride
The ride out to see the blue pools was amazing . The owners were very helpful they could tell us about all sorts o
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Awesome way to see around Wanaka, Glendhu
This was a fantastic trip - worth every $ - great way to see around Wanaka, out to Glendhu and over to Albert Town
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Informative fun tour
Best tour ever. We did the hour long trip of Wanaka and surrounds. Exhilarating, being out in the fresh air. Loved
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Wanaka and surroundings
This was by far the best experience in Wanaka, a way of knowing the area in a short Time. Ian was our driver and he
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Trike, bike, like
Enjoyed heading out with fellow-locals on the trikes - a sure different way of seeing our magnificent scenery in an
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Fun afternoon Cruise around Wanaka
Great Cruise around Wanaka with Ian on the Bike! Some great views& vistas! Bring your warm gears & gloves.
andlou7
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Bike par excellence
Booking a trike tour with Ian was a great decision. Ian picked us up from our hotel in QT & our tour was to Arrowto
Kerri D
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Taste of Central Food Tour
Had a fantastic time. Lunch at the Wild Earth was absolutely beautiful and the combination of food and wine was sup
Tracy M
Tracy M
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Beautiful scenery and a thrilling ride
I tend to be afraid of motorcycles but when I came across the trike tours I knew that I would feel comfortable with
Wendy S
Wendy S
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Lovely tour very enjoyable
My daughter and I did this as the end of our trip to Wanaka. The tour took us to places that we didn't know about,
Elspeth F
Elspeth F
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Wine tour with a difference!
As soon as I began doing some research for trips prior to our latest New Zealand adventure I knew this was one we h
Jim C
Jim C
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Fantastic ride and Tour
Evelyn and Jim took the one hour scenery tour which was fantastic. Both of us in our 70's.The weather was perfect,w
Peter849
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Fun ride, great Queenstown wineries
Ian is a likeable bloke who knows his way around the local wineries. He offers bluetooth connected helmets so that
D4181KSjohng
D4181KSjohng
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Thrilling way to experience the Wanaka countryside
Had a wonderful 3 hours with Ian visiting boutique wineries and learning about Wanaka. You need to be prepared for
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