Day trip

Martinborough Winery and South Wairarapa Wild Coast Tour

4.7 / 5

6 reviews

Activity provider: Zozo Travel Limited
Day trip

Martinborough Winery and South Wairarapa Wild Coast Tour

Activity provider: Zozo Travel Limited

From US$ 213.61 per person

Enjoy a scenic drive over the Remutaka Ranges to the Martinborough wine region. Enjoy wine tastings and lunch in Martinborough before heading to the rugged south Wairarapa coast for epic views of the bay, Cape Palliser Lighthouse and seal breeding colony.

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Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Complimentary pickup service from selected centrally located Wellington hotels and the cruise terminal begins at 9:30 AM. Tour departure is from Wellington i-SITE tour pickup zone at 111 Wakefield Street at 10:00 AM.
Small group
Limited to 11 participants


  • Enjoy a scenic drive over the Remutaka Ranges
  • Taste a delectable vineyard lunch and wine tastings
  • Take in epic rugged coastal views at Ngawi seal colony and Cape Palliser Lighthouse
Full description
Enjoy a 10-hour guided tour heading north from Wellington around the western edge of the beautiful Wellington Harbor and up the Hutt Valley following the Hutt River. A scenic drive over the Remutaka Ranges includes a sightseeing stop at the summit before you arrive in the rural Wairarapa where you will enjoy a wine tasting and tapas lunch at a Martinborough vineyard and winery. Visit award winning wineries and enjoy their cellar door experiences and sample their world renowned wines before a sumptuous lunch at a vineyard restaurant. Next you head to the rugged south Wairarapa coast where you will experience epic sweeping views of Palliser Bay as you descend to the coast. Visit the rural fishing village of Ngawi, the North Island's largest permanent seal colony and the Cape Palliser Lighthouse at the most southern point of the North Island. For dinner, head to the Lake Ferry hotel before heading back over the Remutaka Ranges to Wellington. Book optional extra activities available throughout the tour including: a visit to Putangirua Pinnacles, a craft beer tasting, an olive oil tasting or a visit to the quaint town of Greytown and their famous chocolatier.
  • Fully guided tour with live onboard commentary
  • All entry and wine tasting fees
  • Tapas lunch plus one glass of wine
  • Dinner (mains plus one drink)
  • Any optional purchases (wine to takeaway etc).
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Warm clothing

Know before you go

  • Clothing Recommendations:
  • Comfortable shoes - there may be some walking on uneven surfaces
  • Bring a jacket as it may be windy and wild on the coast
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 6 reviews

Review summary

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The whole experience was excellent, our guide was very friendly, knowledgeable and professional. The choice of wineries was excellent. Poppies was outstanding and our host Poppy was so passionate about the wine, just delightful. Lunch at Poppies was superb and dinner at Brac & Bow was perfect. The scenery of the Wairarapa Coast is as it is described, “wild” and the seal colony was a highlight. Highly recommend this Zozo tour.

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April 2, 2023

We enjoyed a fantastic day with our well informed and amiable guide. The tour gave us a great opportunity to experience a closer touch with New Zealand away from the standard group tours. Phil remained flexible and approachable to minor customizing of our day to suit the needs. His familiarity with the area and the local venues paid off with a great personalized feeling to the experience. A very highly recommended experience.

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April 2, 2023

Very nice tour over the beautiful wine producing region, very good wine tasting, the “wild coast” is beautiful and you can find fur seals on their natural habitat, amazing views from the coast and light house. Very nice dinner in Martinborough as well and a very attentive & polite guide. Perfect!

April 2, 2023

Product ID: 126212