The Classic Tour: NZD $25 per person / 75 minutes  

The Cardrona Family Reserve Tour: NZD $350 per person (including $200 hand filled exclusive bottle) / 3+ hours

Lunch bookings available. Menu changes daily with a selection of small plates created by our head chef, Kim Kuruvilla.

Take a tour

The Classic Tour: Taking approximately 75 minutes you will discover the secrets to Cardrona’s artisan spirits, starting with our water source, malted barley and yeast. You will see where the malt is milled, mashed, fermented, distilled and matured before tasting the wares with a tutored spirit tasting of Cardrona spirits

The Cardrona Family Reserve Tour: This exclusive experience will further your whisky tasting skills, while providing you with deep insight into Whisky maturation. You will be hosted by a passionate, expert member of our distillery team. Our time will focus deeply upon warehousing and maturation. You will have the special privilege of tasting spirit directly from cask, and then selecting and personally hand-filling your own exclusive bottle of single cask Cardrona Single Malt Whisky, from a choice of three exceptional casks preselected from our stocks. We will explore the impact temperature, foods and texture have on the Whisky drinking experience.

If you experience any issues booking, please contact us on +64 3 443 1393

The distillery and cellar door are open 7 days a week, with tours on the hour from 10am-3pm every day of the week. The Cardrona Family Cask Tour will run Tuesday - Friday from 10am-1pm each day.

75-90 minute
tour featuring:

Up-close view of our equipment


Our distilling process


Tutored Tasting



Cardrona’s 5 star TripAdvisor rating is a testament to the quality of the distillery tour and the team.

5 star rating
17/07/2021 - TripAdvisor

Fantastic new food offering We had a wonderful tasting at the Cardrona Distillery. Our guide Kenny was excellent with great humour and expertise. Very impressive. Equally outstanding was the food by the talented head chef Kim Kuruvilla. The offerings were small and perfectly formed. Not overly fussy, with an emphasis on fresh and local the flavours were modern and yet very comforting. We ate out a lot during our stay inn Wanaka and this was my favourite food experience. The accompanying gin and tonic was also a cut above.

5 star rating
11/07/2021 - TripAdvisor

AMAZING Always an awesome afternoon at the Cardrona Distillery, Kenny and the team ensure all guests have an amazing experience. The food and cocktails are stunning, delicious and unique to any other offer around. Nestled in the hills, a most picturesque environment! You cannot miss a visit to the distillery when visiting this region! A must visit!

5 star rating
03/07/2021 - TripAdvisor

At the tops of any Food and drink experience Fabulous staff Great food. Chef very talented. Gin good Whisky superb. Cocktails to die for Would go again and in fact every time we are in Wanaka it is on our list Thank you!!