Spend your day visiting the award-winning Martinborough wine region on this all inclusive wine tour and treat your taste buds. Visit four boutique Martinborough vineyards, meet some of the families behind the vineyards and learn how this sleepy, rural town blossomed into an internationally renowned wine region.
• 9 hours
Enjoy a 5 hour guided tour over the Rimutaka Ranges to Martinborough, one of New Zealand's premier wine regions. Visit three of the region’s best wineries and enjoy their Cellar Door experiences as you sample the world class products available. Your driver guide will narrate your journey and provide local knowledge about this stunningly beautiful area.
• 5 hours
Your expert local guide will narrate as you take a scenic drive over the Rimutaka Ranges, where you will enjoy wine tastings at a selection of Martinborough wineries, on this full day tour. Lunch will be served at a vineyard restaurant before the tour heads to the south Wairarapa coast. Visit the rugged coastal village of Ngawi and the North Island's largest permanent seal colony as well as a drive by of the famed “Paths of the Dead” from Lord of the Rings, the Putangirua Pinnacles. Finally climb the steps to the Cape Palliser Lighthouse for epic sweeping sea views before heading to the Lake Ferry Hotel on the edge of Lake Onoke for dinner. This 10 hour tour takes in a variety of stunning landscapes in the greater Wellington region.
• 10 hours
An insiders guide to the Martinborough wine scene, the best wine, the best food and the most fun. The Guided Wine and Vine has been a favorite for those who don't like being 'stuck in a bus'. Enjoy the wind in your hair!
• 2 hours
Sample the wines of New Zealand’s fertile North Island on this private full-day Martinborough wine tour from Wellington. Visit three Martinborough wineries with a private guide, and taste wines made with chardonnay, pinot gris, and sauvignon grapes. Learn of the winemaking traditions and techniques at play, and savor a delicious lunch at Poppies Winery. In the afternoon, enjoy further wine-tastings or choose to explore the shops of Greytown at your leisure. This 7-hour tour includes round-trip travel from your Wellington accommodation.
• 7 hours
An easy day ride with an adventurous edge to suit most levels of rider experience. 17- 35 km (depends how you choose to do it) of riding on the Rimutaka Rail Trail. This is an ideal Cruise Ship visitor experience.
• 1 day
The 'Picnic & Pedal' package self guided bike tour includes hire of top quality bikes and helmets, and a delicious picnic consisting of quality local produce for you to enjoy whilst cycling in and around the wine village.
• 1 day
Join us as we journey north to Wellington’s famous wine region, the Wairarapa. Benefiting from New Zealand’s rich volcanic past, the alluvial soils of this region are now producing some of our best wines. This stunning part of the country is only an hour’s drive from Wellington city, over the spectacular Rimutaka Mountain range.Once we arrive at the beautiful historic township of Martinborough you will be treated to a visit to a selection of our favorite wineries.As part of the trip you will learn about the amazing history of this fascinating part of the country while popping in for tastings as we meander between a premium selection of the best wineries the region has to offer.After a relaxing morning getting acquainted with the region, your guide will select from the many wineries and cafes dotted around for a sumptuous lunch. Then allow you some time to browse the many boutique shops full of artisan cheeses and olive oils also made in the region.
• 8 hours
Enjoy a 5 hour guided tour over the Rimutaka Ranges to Martinborough, one of New Zealand's premier wine regions. Visit three of the regions best wineries and enjoy their Cellar Door experiences as you sample the world class products available. Your driver guide will narrate your journey and provide local knowledge about this stunningly beautiful area.
• 5 hours
Take a scenic drive up the Hutt Valley to the Stuart Macaskill Lakes and Kaitoke Regional Park including the film site of Rivendell. Enjoy the awe-inspiring drive over the Rimutaka Ranges to Lake Ferry Hotel on the shores of Lake Onoke for seaside lunch. Explore the spectacular Putangirua Pinnacles and Matakitaki-au-Kupe seal colony before a climb to the Cape Palliser Lighthouse. On the Standard Tour option dinner is served at the historic Martinborough Hotel before a night in a Winemaker's Cottage at Peppers Parehua. Day Two sees you head to the east coast and traverse the Deliverance Track up to Castle Rock. Wander along the lagoon and reef up to the Castlepoint Lighthouse. Have lunch at the Whakataki Hotel before checking out the miraculous Mataikona Rocks (tide dependent). En route back to Wellington make three stops at a range of local wineries, a chocolate maker, a craft brewery, a cheesemaker or an infused olive oil producer (varies daily) for a tasting experience at each.
• 2 days