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Half 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

  • Explore 19 venues in New Zealand’s largest wine region
  • Knowledgeable drivers provide all the information, map and bus timetable to ensure a fantastic, hassle-free day!
  • The freedom to hop on and hop off at as many destinations as you like and stay as long as you like!
  • Visit some of the best wineries and breweries in the region
  • An awesome way for groups of friends, couples or singles to spend the day

Become your own guide for a half 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.



Why not make a day of it? Click here for our full day option!

Adult $59.50
Child $19.50 (Child age 13 years and under)

What's included

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

Duration

  • Allow approximately 4 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

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

    Cancellation policy:

    Cancellations within 2 weeks (14 days) of travel are not refundable.

    *** 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 June 22 to June 28

Change Dates

All prices are shown in NZD ($)

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  • Adult$44.60 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$19.50

  • Adult$44.60 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$19.50

  • Adult$44.60 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$19.50

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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James McConnell from New Zealand wrote on 15 March 2020

Great experience

Friendly service, great driver. Will be recommending.

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Yvette from Netherlands wrote on 19 February 2020

Great afternoon with delicious wine

We booked the half day tour from picton. We started at 12.00 and we're first brought to Blenheim to start the tour. The driver Gary was really friendly and explained us a lot about the different stops. We received a booklet with the bus timetables and stops. Basically you get around 40 min. Per stop. That does mean you will have to select a few places to go as you can't do them all. We stopped at Witherhills (wine tasting for 5 /10 dollar), Fromm (tasting 10/15 dollar), Cork and Keg (we expected a free tasting here but that was no longer the case, dissapointing. But nice beers anyway) and our final stop was Framingham! Tasting 5 dollar (reimbursed upon purchase of a bottle). I would recommend to do some research on where you want to stop upfront as you will have to decide without much time and info about prices etc. Overall we had a great day!

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tunalover from New Zealand wrote on 18 February 2021

Good experience!

Our first time to experience this. nice and friendly people. the bus ia wee bit late at times and this is understandable with the distance and the number of people to be picked up. we enjoyed the museum, organic wine and the chocolate!! ??????

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Thanks very much for the review. So glad you enjoyed your time with us.

Patrick Roberts from United Kingdom wrote on 06 December 2019

Varied venues, good service

We were running slightly late for the start, the driver waited for us. Good communication from the office. Good service, with some cool spots.

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Hello Patrick, Thank you very much for sharing your experience with Hop on Hop off Wine Tours, we are glad you enjoyed your day with us. Kind regards, Lucia

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