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Full Day Hop on Hop Off Wine Tours - Marlborough - Departs Picton

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Leave the car at home and we’ll drive you through NZ’s largest wine region! Your choice of 19 venues including 13 wineries a brewery, Omaka Aviation Centre, Omaka Classic Cars, a chocolatier and more.

Highlights

  • Hop on and off at 18 popular Marlborough locations without having to drive yourself
  • Knowledgeable drivers provide all information, easy to use map and timetable
  • Enjoy the freedom of hopping on and hop off at as many destinations as you please - stay as long as you like!
  • See some of the best wineries, breweries, museums and much more!
  • An awesome idea for groups of friends, couples or singles alike

Become your own guide for a full day and enjoy having the freedom of a relaxed timetable to explore Marlborough’s world-famous Sauvignon Blanc region.


We take the stress and hassle out of the experience and leave you to just enjoy the fun and soak up the scale and sights of Marlborough.


Leave the car at home! Our friendly drivers will look after you and provide you with information on each location.

Use our easy timetable without any pressure to be on the bus; there’ll be another one!

Hop on Hop off as you please and enjoy the discounts and specials we’ve arranged in advance.

Stops include:


1. The Wine Station - Taste from a selection of over 80 wines with many from wineries without cellar doors.

2. Marlborough Museum - including a wine exhibit

3. Brayshaw Heritage Park - Home to the Marlborough Historical Society, Marlborough Vintage Farm Machinery, The Vintage Car Club of NZ and many more.

4. Omaka Classic Cars -A unique collection of New Zealand vehicles that were popular during the 1950-1980 period.

5. Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre - Two fascinating collections of rare aircraft brought to life in powerful displays created by internationally famous Weta Workshop.

6. Wither Hills - Producing under the philosophy that the finest wines are always created from exceptional vineyards.

7. FROMM Winery - Crafting single vineyard wines since 1992 and staying true to the roots of their European founder.

8. Cork & Keg - An English style tavern, serving beer, cider, wine and great food; warm fire in the winter.

9. Gibson Bridge - A boutique family owned vineyard nurtured on the banks of the fast flowing, alpine fed, Gibson Creek.

10. Framingham - They make aromatic styled wines to accompany food. They have won several awards including 2018 New Zealand winery of the year.

11. The Vines Village - Home to Golden Mile Brewing, Roots Gin and a cafe and deli all with a lakeside deck.

12. Whitehaven Wines - Located in the Vines Village, Whitehaven Wines have a singular vision of making wines from 100% Marlborough fruit.

13. Moa Brewery - Enjoy the view from a beautiful patio along with a tasting of their award winning range of craft beers.

14. Jackson Estate - 100% Kiwi owned! Concentrating on low cropping yields and small batch fermentation with fruit from a single vineyard.

15. Allan Scott - Exclusive wines and gifts, relaxing dining indoors or out, delicious seasonal menu and giant chess.

16. Rock Ferry Wines - Taking its name from the site where early settlers crossed the Wairau River, Rock Ferry makes 15 wine styles sourced from three organic vineyards in Marlborough and Central Otago.

17. Hunters Wines - Positioned in the original farmhouse and retaining the original villa characteristics, Hunters have tastings inside or out in the gardens. Visit the artist in residence and enjoy a light lunch.

18. Saint Clair - Enjoy a locally sourced lunch in the middle of the vines with wines from one of Marlborough’s most awarded family owned wineries.

19. Makana Chocolate - Manufacturers of gift quality chocolate at this boutique factory.


Short on time? Click here for our half day option!

Adult $79.50
Child $29.50

What's included

  • Knowledgable driver guide
  • All transport
  • Information map with bus timetable

Duration

  • Allow approximately 7 hours for the whole experience

Location

  • Picton i-SITE Tourist Information Centre, The Foreshore, Picton.

Legal Drinking Age Enforced

  • To consume Alcohol you must be over the legal drinking age. You may be asked to produce Government Issued ID to prove your age.

Notes

  • Cancellation policy:

    Cancellation received more than 14 days prior to departure are fully refunded, unless due to a COVID lockdown.

    Cancellation received less than 14 days prior to departure will be charged full price. Upon communication with the booking team, we will endeavour to offer a new date for Hop on Hop off Bus.

    Covid Cancellation Policy:

    If any part of the country is in lockdown level 2 or above, tickets will be non-refundable, and we will put tickets on hold for 48 months.

    You can use these tickets, gift them to someone else or part use them, any time in the 4-year window provided.

    If there are no lockdowns anywhere in New Zealand and we are in level 1. Our policy reverts to our 14-day cancellation policy.

    If you cancel within the 14-day period your tickets are non-refundable, if you cancel out with this time frame you will receive a full refund.

  • Please Note: A minimum of 6x people is required for tours to proceed.

    *** Important - Please Note ***

    Wine tastings & tours of the wineries are not included in this ticket - these are additional and at the customer's own expense.

    The bus is not licensed to drink alcohol onboard.

Available Bookings from 18 May to 24 May 2022

Change Dates

All prices are shown in NZD ($)

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  • Adult$39.75 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$29.50

  • Adult$39.75 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$29.50

  • Adult$39.75 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$29.50

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

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Jinsun from New Zealand wrote on 13 June 2021

must to do!

special thanks for the great n helpful driver. really enjoyed tour-wine station, wither hill, whitehaven(for lunch, good cabinet food!), hunter's, saint clair(closed at 4pm in winter, great view though), all recommended!

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From Full Day Hop on Hop Off Wine Tours - Marlborough - Departs Picton

Hi Jinsun, thankyou for your lovely review. We will pass your comments onto the driver and that's just great you enjoyed the wineries you visited.

Alan from Spain wrote on 21 February 2020

Hop On Hop Off Wineries

The discount we got on bookme made this outstanding value. Driver was really engaging, good conversation throughout the journey. Very knowledgeable. Bus is comfortable and there is plenty of space. All in a really good way to see the area and would definately recommend. You get about 40/45 minutes at each if you plan to get the next bus, which is long enough, or double up if you want to relax a bit. We stopped at Framington, which was excellent and a really nice space. The Vines Village, great stop for a coffee and the cheesecake was one of the highlights of the day! Moa brewing; decent beer, we had planned on eating but the food truck doesnt take non NZ card. Food looked and smelled really good though, but heads up - take cash if you want to eat here. Not an official stop but we went to Cloudy Bay which is amazing, across the road from the Allan Scott stop. Finished at Saint Clair, again really nice place, really good. All in highly recommended.

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davidlowe from New Zealand wrote on 31 January 2022

Great trip!

Customer service was fantastic from start to finnish. Owners very helpful in correcting an error on our booking. Started the day at Picton and was greeted with a warm smile and chatted away about the day ahead, the driver was extremely professional, knew the area well and gave fantastic recommendations. We look forward to booking with this company again when we do the Queenstown wineries. Thank you for a great day out Dave & Josie

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From Full Day Hop on Hop Off Wine Tours - Marlborough - Departs Picton

Hello David, we are very pleased to hear you enjoyed your tour and the customer service was up to expectations, thank you for your feedback and we look forward to taking you on another tour in the future, kind regards HOHO team.

Phillip Blakeborough from New Zealand wrote on 20 November 2021

Brilliant day

This is a must do activity in Picton. Great locally owned business. Well put together wine tour with a fantastic guide for the day. Only 4 of us touring for the day so come on Kiwis book this and have some fun.

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Hi Phillip, we are very pleased you enjoyed your tour and appreciate your feedback, I will pass on to our driver. Thanks, HOHO team

Marie-Christine from New Zealand wrote on 09 June 2021

All Day Wine Tour

Great driver! Schedule was a bit off with a few of the wineries closing their cellar door at 4pm and the Vines Village shops and chocolate shop being closed. No one to greet us in the office but friendly customer service over the phone. Good choice of wineries however some did not honor the website deals and claimed they knew nothing about them. We also had a wee mishap and were not picked up at the last stop as he dropped people off early and we didn't see the bus.

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From Full Day Hop on Hop Off Wine Tours - Marlborough - Departs Picton

Hello thank you very much for your review. We will pass your lovely comments to Warren the driver. We gather there was some confusion at Framingham Winery. There had been a slight change to their prices, there are new specials which have now been updated. 1. Hop on Hop off tailored tasting: up to 8 wines $10 per person 2. Tasting fee waived when spending over $50 per person on wine 3. 10% off all wine when purchasing 12 or more bottles All other tasting prices are correct. Another one of your group called the office at 3.58pm to say the bus hadn't come in .The bus was due at 3.40pm and the bus arrived at 3.41pm and was there for 3 minutes. As explained the bus did not run early. We have emailed you the GPS snip to show what time the bus was there. Thank you very much and it was lovely to talk to you on the phone and to hear you would go again.

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