Welcome to Martinborough

With most of its cellar doors arranged around the perimeter of the town grid, Martinborough provides a uniquely accessible experience for oenophiles. It's quite possible to walk around the major wineries, but the classic Martinborough sight is of gaggles of merry pedal-powered punters getting ever more wobbly as the afternoon progresses.

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$154.87 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Martinborough Wine-Tasting Tour from Wellington

Discover the local flavours and fine wines of Martinborough and let your taste buds do the work. Just over an hour from Wellington, depart by train for a scenic journey with stunning views of Wellington harbour and the Wairarapa Valley where you will disembark at Featherston Railway Station to meet your driver guide for the day. Experience four boutique award-winning Martinborough vineyards. Enjoy wine tastings throughout the day, a delicious local gourmet antipasto lunch in the charming wine village, gourmet delights, and to finish, a delectable cheese platter and coffee. Hosted by our local driver guide, experience in style the best that Martinborough has to offer. On this personalised and intimate tour you may also meet some of the passionate owners and winemakers behind the vineyards. If time allows, explore village craft shops and local galleries

$92.92 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Half Day Martinborough Winery Tour from Wellington

Tour pick up is from your Wellington or local accommodation. Travel in comfort in a private vehicle whilst enjoying expert commentary along the way from your professional, local driver. You will depart Wellington and follow the Hutt River up the Hutt Valley and over the Rimutaka Ranges with a sightseeing stop at the Summit. Once you arrive in Martinborough, you will visit three of Martinborough's best wineries. Each visit takes between 15 and 45 minutes as the cellar door staff will introduce a variety of their wines which you may sample at your discretion. Visit a local cafe or restaurant by request (Lunch NOT included in tour fee). Tour includes all cellar door admission and wine tasting fees.

$213.37 Day Trips & Excursions

Martinborough Wine and Wild Coast Tour from Wellington

The tour departs at 10:00am and travels north, following the Hutt River into the Hutt Valley before a scenic drive over the Rimutaka Ranges, including a stop at the Summit for spectacular views. It then descends into the Wairarapa region, passing through Featherston and into the quaint winery town of Martinborough. Here you will visit award winning wineries and enjoy their cellar door experiences and sample their world renowned wines before a sumptuous lunch at a vineyard restaurant. The tour then heads to the rugged south Wairarapa coast and Cape Palliser. The tour follows the edge of the coast, providing unstoppable views of the Bay before exploring the rural fishing village of Ngawi with it's iconic tractors hauling fishing boats up the beach. Marvel at the North Island's largest permanent fur seal colony and test your fitness on a climb to the Cape Palliser Lighthouse that provides epic sweeping sea views. After working up an appetite take a short walk along the edge of Lake Onoke (Lake Ferry) and hear about its history whilst local fisherman haul in their catches fresh from the ocean and sit down at the historic lake Ferry Hotel for dinner. The tour then returns to Wellington via the Rimutakas and State Highway 2 for an 8:00pm drop off.

$110.13 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Martinborough Guided Wine and Vine

The guided wine and vine cycle tour is a must for those who really enjoy wine and want to know a bit more about the place and the people. Our guides will tell you stories of the town in an entertaining and informative way to make sure you walk away with an in-depth knowledge of this boutique wine village.Choose to cycle through Martinborough on one of our comfortable rental bikes, or hop aboard one of our cool rickshaws; great if you want a bit of 'luxury' or would prefer not to ride a bicycle.Throughout the tour, you'll visit three wineries and an olive grove. The properties are carefully selected to ensure you get the most interesting cross-section of producers and wine available. You will enjoy a lovely picnic lunch in a sheltered spot along the way. Our gourmet food is handmade in our own kitchen and includes a wide variety of vineyard platter fare. We cater for all special dietary requirements.We offer free collection at the Featherston Railway Station for bookings of six or more people and are conveniently located in the heart of Martinborough to start this interesting tour.

$189.28 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Private Full-Day Martinborough Wine Tour From Wellington

Following a 9:30am pickup at your Wellington hotel, take a seat in your private vehicle for the onward journey through the Hutt Valley and the Rimutaka Ranges. Along the way, enjoy sweeping views over the rolling pastureland and fertile valleys of Featherston and Martinborough.During your 7-hour tour, visit three of Martinborough’s renowned wineries and sample the delicate wines in production. Along the way, gain insight into the grape varietals such as chardonnay, pinot gris, sauvignon and pinot noir for which the region is famous. Savor a delicious lunch of local delicacies at Poppies Winery with a complimentary glass of wine. Then, choose to either continue with more tastings or visit nearby Greytown to browse the shops and boutiques.At approximately 4:30pm, return in comfort to your Wellington hotel to bring your full-day Martinborough wine tour to an end.

$75.71 Walking & Biking Tours

Rimutaka Inclined Cycle Tour

Start Maymourn- Finish Featherston.The Rimutaka Rail Trail is a gentle, well groomed path with a total of 5 tunnels to enjoy riding through, absolute beginners start from the Kaitoke road end and those with a bit more experience and energy start from Maymourn.We generally start this ride at Maymourn Station, making it easy to access for visitors to the region. Catch the morning train to Wairarapa from Wellington (weekdays 8.25am or weekends 9.55am) We meet you at Maymourn Station, one stop after Upper Hutt with Bikes, helmets, lunch and water. If you are coming from Wairarapa we depart from our Martinborough depot, by arrangement or can meet you in Featherston.