Wine and Wild Coast Tour

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Highlights & inclusions

Wine tasting and vineyard café lunch
Visit to the rugged south Wairarapa coast including seal colony and Cape Palliser Lighthouse
Chocolate tasting at Schoc chocolates
Cheese tasting at C’est Cheese
Kaitoke Regional Park visit with swing bridge and rainforest walk
Scenic drive over Remutaka Ranges with Summit stop
or 4 payments of $79.35 with more info
Free cancellation up to 24 hours prior to experience

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Mon, Jul 15, 2024

What you can expect

The tour departs at 10:00am and travels north east, following the Hutt River into the Hutt Valley and a visit to the Kaitoke Regional Park including a crossing of the swing bridge and a loop walk through the original native rainforest. This is followed by a scenic drive over the Remutaka Ranges, including a stop at the Summit for spectacular views.

The tour then descends into the Wairarapa region, passing through Featherston for a visit to Cest Cheese (closed Tuesday) and into Greytown for a chocolate tasting at Schoc Chocs before arriving in 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 Remutakas and State Highway 2 for an 8:00pm drop off.


What you need to know

  • All entry and tasting fees
  • Lunch (mains and a drink) at a Vineyard restaurant
  • Dinner (mains and a drink) at the historic lake Ferry Hotel
  • Live onboard commentary with your local guide
  • Cheese tasting at C’est Cheese and into Greytown for a chocolate tasting at Schoc Chocs
  • Pick up and drop off from selected centrally located hotels, cruise terminal or Wellington i-SITE
  • Please allow a full day for this experience
  • Available 7 days a week except major public holidays
  • Pick up is at 10am
  • Return to Wellington at approximately 8:00pm
  • Visits to Martinborough, Ngawi and Lake Ferry
Departure Location
  • Tour departs from the Wellington i-SITE Tour Pick Up Zone opposite the Amora Hotel.
  • Includes pick up and drop off service from selected centrally located hotels in Wellington.
  • Please contact Zozo Travel to arrange our complimentary pick up service or for help getting to the Wellington i-SITE Tour Pick Up Zone
What To Bring
  • Suitable clothing for the day
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Camera
Additional Information
  • Participants must be 18 years of age or older to consume alcohol
  • The tour is suitable for anyone with a basic level of fitness but some optional sections need a moderate level of fitness to enjoy
  • The tour runs in all weather however the Remutaka Summit is prone to closures from snow and high winds occasionally. Full refunds are available if the tour is cancelled due to inclement weather
Booking Information
  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the experience
  • Mobile Vouchers are accepted! - Vouchers can also be presented on your mobile device for this attraction
  • Availability was accurate at the time of booking however, is subject to change due to circumstances out of our control
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher
  • We strongly suggest reconfirming your booking with the tour operator within 24 hours of making your booking and prior to making other travel arrangements

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