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 heading back to Wellington via three foodie stops at quint Wairarapa towns including a world class local winery, a chocolate maker, a cheesemaker with a tasting experience at each.

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Duration 2 days
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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
    • 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

  • Day 1: Wild south Wairarapa coast

    Stop At: Stuart Macaskill Lakes Viewpoint, Unnamed Road, Kaitoke, Upper Hutt 5018, New Zealand
    Viewing platform that grants spectacular views across the lakes and the valley beyond.
    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Kaitoke Regional Park, Waterworks Road, SH2 Pakuratahi, Upper Hutt 5372 New Zealand
    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: Remutaka Rail Trail - Kaitoke, Unnamed Road, Kaitoke, Upper Hutt 5372, New Zealand
    Enjoy spectacular views from the summit of the Remutaka Ranges.
    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Lake Ferry Hotel, 2 Lake Ferry Road, Lake Ferry 5772, New Zealand
    Enjoy lunch overlooking Lake Onoke in the bar and hotel dating back to the 1850s.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Pinnacles Track, Cape Palliser Road Putangirua Pinnacles Scenic Reserve, Wellington New Zealand
    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, Kirikiri Bay, Wellington 5772, New Zealand
    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, Cape Palliser Rd, Wellington 5772 New Zealand
    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, 10-12 Memorial Square, Martinborough 5711, New Zealand
    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 the rugged east coast

    Stop At: Castlepoint Lighthouse, Masterton Castlepoint Road Castlepoint Scenic Reserve, Castlepoint New Zealand
    Wander along the Castlepoint Reef up to the base of the Castlepoint Lighthouse
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Castle Rock, Jetty Road, Castlepoint 5889, New Zealand
    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, 5726 Castle Point Road, Masterton, Castle 5889, New Zealand
    Have lunch at the Heritage Hotel known as the Whakataki Hotel which was built in 1896.
    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Schoc Chocolates, 177 Main Street, Greytown 5712 New Zealand
    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, 89 Martins Road, Martinborough 5784 New Zealand
    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, 19 Fitzherbert Street, Featherston 5710 New Zealand
    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 :
    Wellington i-SITE Visitor Information Centre, 111 Wakefield Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
    Traveler pickup is offered
    For hotel pick up please wait for your Zozo Travel driver guide in the lobby or main hotel entrance. For specific pick up time and locations please contact Zozo Travel directly.Ports
    • Wellington Cruise Terminal, Aotea Quay
    Departure Time :
    9:30 AM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • 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
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • Adults only (R18)
    • 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
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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Activity ID: V-47417P14

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