Information from Viator
Explore award winning wineries of the Bay of Islands and Northland in a luxury, late model Jeep Wrangler with a maximum of 4 passengers in your group included in the price. On your private 4-hour guided tour you will visit at least three of Northland's vineyards and see historic locations, panoramic scenery and rural farming areas away from the crowds. Your tour is adaptable with no fixed schedule, allowing you to stop for photos, ask questions, take your time or relax and talk with your local driver.
If you are arriving off a cruise ship at Waitangi or Paihia, you will be picked up from the tender port at a time that suits, with no need to wait for other groups. If you are staying in Paihia you will be picked up from your accommodation at 10am.On your tour we leave Paihia and explore the historic back roads of Northland before making our way to the first of the wine tastings at the only organic winery in the area. Then, depending on the season, you travel to a Vineyard and Brewery. Here you have the choice of both wine and beer to sample and also a walk to a private waterfall if you are feeling energetic. You now have the option of exploring Rainbow Falls or the Stone Store in Kerikeri before getting to your next tasting with an amazing array of award winning wines to choose from. The last cellar door before the end of your Jeep Wine Tour is at a traditional cellar door winery run by a passionate and knowledgeable couple. Here sample their wine, port and walnut liqueur to complete your day.The price of the tour includes all wine tastings at the cellar doors and there is plenty of room in the back of the Jeep for any extra purchases, bottled or not, that you make along the way. Because of the seasonality of the wineries in the area we may have to miss out or substitute wineries on the tour but you will experience at least three tastings on your Jeep Wine TourYour personal Jeep tour finishes back where you started, or you can end your tour at the Paihia wharf and explore the seaside town. On cruise ship days there are free shuttle buses to the tender port, making it easy for you to get back to your ship.
- Private tour- only your group in the Jeep
- Price per Jeep is the same regardless of the number of passengers (per person price drops the more people in your group)
- Local driver/guide
- Port pickup and drop-off (if applicable)
- Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
- All wine tastings at vineyard cellar doors
- Bottled water
What's not included
- Bottled wine and beer (available to purchase during tastings)
- Food and drinks, unless specified