Walking & Wine in the Gibbston Valley, Queenstown.

Interest in Queenstowns' walks and wineries are increasing, so why not combine the two activities for a great day out?

On a beautiful summers day in Queenstown, what could be better than a walk with friends and family beside the pristine waters of the Kawarau river, stopping off at fabulous wineries along the way?

A public pathway that links the historic Kawarau Bungy Bridge at one end of Gibbston Valley to Waitiri Creek Wines at the other officially opened in December

The 8-Km Gibbston River Trail was officially unveiled by the Gibbston Community Association at an opening ceremony at Peregrine Wines. The public then had the first opportunity to access the trail – by bicycle or foot.

Gibbston has long been a tourist destination not only because it has the world’s first bungy jump located at the Kawarau Bridge but also because of its well-known wine industry, and in particular the Pinot Noir that comes from the valley.

The region has gone from being home to just one vineyard (planted in 1981) to today being home to more than 40 vineyards with over 330 hectares of grapevines, 11 wine tasting rooms and 18 wine producers.

For a sensational day out, what could be better?

For more on Queenstown, the walks and wineries that are on offer, visit www.queenstown-nz.co.nz

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