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Wine, Food and Wairarapa Coast Overnight Tour

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 Remutaka Ranges to the shores of Lake Onoke for a seaside lunch. Explore the spectacular ‘badlands erosion’ forming earth pillars at the Putangirua Pinnacles before visiting the North Island’s largest permanent fur seal colony. Finally conquer the climb to the Cape Palliser Lighthouse at the south eastern most point of the North Island. Dinner is served back in Martinborough at the historic Martinborough Hotel. 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 cheesemaker for a tasting experience at each.

Duration

2 days

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

Voucher

Mobile ticket

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  • What's included :
    • 1x Dinner
    • 2x Lunch
    • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
    • Pick up and drop service
    • Narration by an expert local driver guide in a private vehicle
    • Small group tour
    • Entry/Admission - Lake Ferry Hotel
    • Entry/Admission - The Martinborough Hotel
    • Entry/Admission - Whakataki Hotel
    • Entry/Admission - Te Kairanga Wines
    What's excluded :
    • Gratuities
    • Accommodation
    • Breakfast
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

  • Day 1: Wild south Wairarapa Coast

    Stop At: Stuart Macaskill Lakes Viewpoint
    Viewing platform that grants spectacular views across the lakes and the valley beyond.
    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Kaitoke Regional Park, Upper Hutt, Greater Wellington, North Island
    Cross the swing bridge to access a loop track through virgin native podocarp-hardwood forest including Kahikatea trees over 1000 years old. Finish with a visit to Rivendell, the LOTR film site.
    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Rimutaka incline carpark
    Enjoy spectacular views from the summit of the Remutaka Ranges.
    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Lake Ferry Hotel
    Enjoy lunch overlooking Lake Onoke in the bar and hotel dating back to the 1850s.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Putangirua Pinnacles
    Explore the spectacular ‘badlands erosion’ that has formed towering earth pillars at the Putangirua Pinnacles. Those with moderate fitness or better can attempt the 1.5 hour return loop track that takes you to a spectacular lookout over the pinnacles themselves. Enjoy the LOTR film site used as the 'Paths of the Dead'.
    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Matakitaki-a-kupe Reserve
    Visit the largest permanent New Zealand fur seal colony in the North Island. Watch these beautiful wild animals in their natural environment.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Cape Palliser Lighthouse, Wairarapa, Greater Wellington, North Island
    Climb the 252 steps to the base of the Cape Palliser Lighthouse at the south eastern most point of the North Island of New Zealand. Enjoy the amazing views out over the Pacific Ocean, the Cook Strait and along Cape Palliser itself.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: The Martinborough Hotel
    Enjoy an amazing dinner at the Union Square, a modern NZ bistro with a French influence.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Lunch: Mains and a drink
    • Dinner: Mains and a drink
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 2: Wine, Food and Castlepoint

    Stop At: Castlepoint Lighthouse, Castlepoint, Wairarapa, Greater Wellington, North Island
    Wander along the Castlepoint Reef up to the base of the Castlepoint Lighthouse
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Castle Rock
    Walk through the pines above the lagoon at Castlepoint Scenic Reserve and follow the reserve boundary to the base of Castle Rock before the ascent for which you'll be rewarded with spectacular views.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Whakataki Hotel
    Have lunch at the Heritage Hotel known as the Whakataki Hotel which was built in 1896.
    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Schoc Chocolates, Greytown, Wairarapa, Greater Wellington, North Island
    Sample a range of chocolate made on site at this artisan chocolatier with over 60 flavours in the tablet range alone!
    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Te Kairanga Wines, Martinborough, Wairarapa, Greater Wellington, North Island
    Enjoy a wine tasting at one of the regions biggest and best known wineries including options to taste across both the Te Kairanga and Martinborough vineyard sites.
    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: C'est Cheese, Featherston, Wairarapa, Greater Wellington, North Island
    Sample some of the locally made cheeses available at this artisan cheese shop on the main street of Featherston.
    Duration: 15 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Lunch: Mains and a drink
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    111 Wakefield St
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Default pick up location is staring point for the tour at the Wellington i-SITE tour pick up zone. Please meet here if you are not getting a hotel or cruise ship pick up.PortsWellington Cruise Terminal
    Departure Time :
    9:30 AM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :

    Hotel pickups commence prior to this time

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
    • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
    • A moderate amount of walking is involved with optional challenging hikes. Bring comfortable walking or hiking shoes.
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately (a jacket is recommended)
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 11 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

11

Organised by Zozo Travel Limited

Tour ID: 47417P14

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