Flying into Queenstown International Airport is breathtaking – high above a stunning alpine landscape and spectacular lakes that mirror the surrounding mountains.
Nestled on the shores of Lake Wakatipu Queenstown is the gateway to Central Otago attracting over two million visitors a year from around the globe. The vibrant international resort celebrates four distinctive seasons and is renowned for its outstanding scenery, snowsports, adrenalin activities, outdoor pursuits, arts, culture and wine. The surrounding area boasts world-renowned hiking tracks and National Parks that should not be missed.
The scenic route from Queenstown to Mondillo vineyard at Bendigo via the historic Kawarau Gorge traverses through Central Otago with its vast, rugged landscape featuring tussock clad hills, once the scene of frenetic goldmining activity.
Central Otago is New Zealand’s most scenic wine region and the Bendigo Vineyards north east of Cromwell, and just 80km from Queenstown, produce prized wines – predominantly Pinot Noir and Riesling.
The Mondillo Cellar Door at Bendigo showcases the carefully crafted wines created by Domenic Mondillo.
Visitors are welcome by prior appointment only.