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Wine and Wild Coast Tour

Wine and Wild Coast Tour

An epic tour covering everything the wonderful Wellington and Wairarapa regions have to offer from ancient rainforest, award winning cheese, world class wines, boutique chocolate, dramatic coastal views, fur seals in their natural environment plus amazing meals in stunning locations. This 10 hour tour includes it all with a local guide in a small group tour setting.


NZ$ 345.00

Per Person


  • North Island's largest mainland NZ fur seal colony

  • A vineyard lunch and with wine tasting in one of Martinborough world class wineries

  • Kaitoke Regional Park swing-bridge and loop track walk through virgin podocarp rainforest

  • Blind chocolate tasting at Schoc chocolates

  • Cape Palliser Lighthouse on the spectacular Cape Palliser coastline


Full Description

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. It then descends into the Wairarapa region, passing through Featherston for a cheese tasting at C’est Cheese 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.


Wine, cheese and chocolate tasting fees



Meeting Point

1000 departure from the Wellington i-SITE Tour Pick Up Zone (opposite the Amora Hotel) on Wakefield Street.

A complimentary pick up service commences from 0930 with cruise port and selected centrally located hotel pick ups. Please contact Zozo Travel to request this service.

Additional Information

Cancellation policy

Full refund if cancelled up to 24 hours before activity starts.

There is a minimum number of travellers for this experience. If the minimum isn't met and we need to cancel, we will offer a different date/experience or a full refund.


NZ$ 345.00

Per Person

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