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

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.

    Cancellations due to COVID will be put on hold for up to 48 months for use by yourself or can be gifted to someone else.

  • 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 September 18 to September 24

Change Dates

All prices are shown in NZD ($)

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Thu 23 Sep
Fri 24 Sep

  • 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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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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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.

Caryn Bryant from New Zealand wrote on 30 May 2021

A great day out!

Was very rainy but this didn’t stop us having a great day. We managed to get around 5 different wineries and taste some lovely wines and food. Tu Meke!

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So glad you had a great day even though it was a rainy day and so terrific that you enjoyed the tastings. Thank you for your lovely review.

Lyn from New Zealand wrote on 04 April 2021

Great trip, shame about the female driver!

So the actual trip was amazing, great way to learn about the various vineyards and their wine. All of who were great hosts. Only thing that let the trip down was the lady bus driver who alleged that she owned the company - being spoke to like children is just plain rude and the. When you tried to ask a question ‘I’m on the phone’. Julie at the Vineyard at Vines Village was so nice, even checked that the bus was on route so we wouldn’t miss it. But sad that Roots was closed as this was the reason we went to Vines Village.

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Hello Lyn & Amanda, We were just given a call by another customer who was on the bus yesterday and saw this review as they are re-booking for next weekend and they were horrified. I have checked with Juliearna and she has said she was sorry that you believed her to be rude but in no way was this her intention as she was on a earpiece and she believed you were thinking she was communicating with you. You missed the bus at Fromm and the owner was there picking up other clients, which was pre arranged, she saw that you had missed your bus and she offered to take you. One of your party then went inside and asked if the other clients could finish up early to get you going, they were not exactly happy with this. Juliearna wasn't even on the run just there for support. You also attacked her on the bus at Makana as you believed the company was going to steal your wine as the bus was going to pick up another couple of people at saint clair, another group of young women on the bus kept saying how sorry they were for your behavior. You were well aware she was just there to help out and not really driving, another thing your party rang from Vines Village when the bus was 6 minutes late and Juliearna had gone back to pick up the young ladies at Framingham and had waited for them as this was the last run, all up the bus was 9 minutes late and had been on time all day, again this seemed to be a major issue. Warren Juliearna partner was one of the other drivers and he is incredibly saddened by this review as they both work extremely hard to make this business work. We believe you wanted a taxi service and when it didnt go your way even after wonderful help, you still slate her. The only person that spoke to some one like a child was the blond/grey haired lady who was snapping and rude according to the phone call I have just had. Thanks

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