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The rural lifestyle and country charm of New Zealand’s heartland are revealed on a trip to the Wairarapa region, an area of sheep-raising, vineyards, and outdoor activities such as horseback riding and hiking through forest parks. Organized bike tours that take in the region’s farms and family-run wineries are most popular.

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Half Day Martinborough Winery Tour from Wellington

Half Day Martinborough Winery Tour from Wellington

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An hour or so north of Wellington, Martinborough is fast making a name for itself as one of the Southern Hemisphere’s leading wine regions. Each weekend, Wellingtonians make the trek over the Remutakas to escape to this European-style wine village. This small group tour is a convenient way to visit Martinborough. There’s no need to stress about driving on country backroads, and no need to plan the day’s itinerary - leaving you to focus on the wine and the iconic scenery.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$103.07
Price varies by group size
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$103.07
Price varies by group size
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Martinborough Wine Tasting Tour with Lunch from Wellington

Martinborough Wine Tasting Tour with Lunch from Wellington

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Treat your taste buds to award-winning wines on a day trip to the renowned Martinborough wine region. Departing by train from Wellington, meet an expert driver-guide for the coach trip to boutique Martinborough vineyards. Enjoy wine tasting and meet the passionate winemakers, indulge in a gourmet antipasto lunch in the charming wine village, and finish with a cheese platter and coffee.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$183.53
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$183.53

Martinborough in a Day - Guided wine tasting tour with lunch

Martinborough in a Day - Guided wine tasting tour with lunch

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Martinborough is just a small town in the rural Wairarapa but it boasts a large number of boutique wineries, known internationally for their pinot noirs in particular. On this full day tour, visit some of the region’s wineries and sample their wines without worrying about who’s going to drive back to the hotel. Enjoy an exclusive behind-the-scenes winery tour in the morning: stroll through the peaceful grape vines and learn about how Martinborough winemakers make their celebrated wines.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$228.22
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$228.22

Martinborough Wine and Wild Coast Tour from Wellington

Martinborough Wine and Wild Coast Tour from Wellington

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Combine award-winning wine and gorgeous scenery on a full-day tour from Wellington to Martinborough that also explores Hutt Valley, the Rimutaka Ranges, the Wairarapa coast, and Lake Onoke. You'll visit Martinborough wineries for cellar tours and tastings, pause for lunch in a vineyard restaurant, then eat dinner at the edge of Lake Onoke after a short shoreline hike. This Martinborough wine tour includes meals and a wine tasting, and it's limited to 11 people to ensure personalized service.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$228.22
Price varies by group size
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$228.22
Price varies by group size
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Remutaka Rail Trail Cycle Tour from Wellington

Remutaka Rail Trail Cycle Tour from Wellington

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The whole Wellington region is known for its mountain biking, but visitors often stick to the shorter central city trails to avoid hiring a car. On this tour, enjoy a longer ride through bird-filled native forest, over bridges and through rail tunnels. Equipment, transport and food are taken care of - all you need to is to be ready and dressed at your accommodation.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$100.49
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$100.49

Martinborough Full Day Wine Tour

Martinborough Full Day Wine Tour

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Spend a day touring the Wairarapa, the most accessible wine producing region from the capital. This convenient tour is ideal for cruise ship passengers or those with limited time in Wellington as return transfers from the central city are provided. Visit three top-notch wineries and taste samples at each, and enjoy a platter-style lunch at one. Spend time in Greytown and Featherston, and visit a Lord of the Rings filming site.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$175.86
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$175.86

Full-Day Small-Group Tour in Palliser Bay with Lunch

Full-Day Small-Group Tour in Palliser Bay with Lunch

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Let a knowledgeable guide lead you off the beaten track during this day trip from Wellington to Cape Palliser Bay. Set out from the New Zealand capital to visit Lake Ferry and the fishing village of Ngawi, with stunning views of the rugged coastline. See the North Island’s largest colony of fur seals near Cape Palliser Lighthouse, and stop at a winery in Martinborough for wine tasting. You’ll even discover Middle-earth at a filming site from ‘The Lord of the Rings’ trilogy. Includes lunch and round-trip hotel transport.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$197.39
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$197.39

Private Martinborough Wine Full Day Tour From Wellington

Private Martinborough Wine Full Day Tour From Wellington

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Sip your way around Martinborough — a once sleepy colonial town that’s now a prominent wine village at the heart of the Classic New Zealand Wine Trail — on this private day trip from Wellington. Following hotel or port pickup and a scenic drive through the Wairarapa, you’ll visit three of Martinborough’s renowned wineries. Enjoy a guided wine tasting at each and a lunch platter with wine at Poppies Martinborough. Then, choose to continue hopping around Martinborough’s wineries or travel to nearby Greytown, whose pretty streets are thronged with cafes and antique stores.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$202.46
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$202.46
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Self Guided Martinborough Wineries Bike Tour

Self Guided Martinborough Wineries Bike Tour

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Spin along winding country roads to award-winning New Zealand wineries on this 1-day self-guided Martinborough wineries bike tour. Pedal at your own pace around the pretty town of Martinborough. Stop off along the way to visit boutique wineries and learn of the region’s rich winemaking heritage. Sample some of the fine wines for which the region is famous, and gain insight into the scents and flavors at play in your glass. When you get hungry, find a scenic spot and enjoy a delicious picnic of delicious local produce.
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  • 2 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$65.25
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$65.25

Martinborough Wine Experience

Martinborough Wine Experience

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Martinborough - just a stone's throw from central Wellington - is one of New Zealand's most prestigious and awarded wine areas. This full-day tour includes tastings at three boutique wineries, showcasing some of the finest local drops from the region, and travels through beautiful natural scenery featured in The Lord of the Rings trilogy. For those less inclined to wine, stop at a local brewery to try some craft beers.
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  • 6 hours 10 minutes to 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$184.06
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$184.06

"Pinot to Palliser tour" - Guided tour to Cape Palliser vith lunch + winetasting

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Let us take you on an impressively scenic road out to the southern coast of New Zealand's North Island. We'll drive to the coast and then to Cape Palliser, the southernmost point of the North Island. We'll drive along the coast and have spectacular views of the open sea and maybe even the South Island. We'll see unusual land formations, drive through the unique fishing village of Ngawi, we'll stop to observe one of the seal colonies and then get to Cape Palliser where, if you are up for it, we'll climb the 250+ steps to the lighthouse.  Then we double back to Lake Ferry for lunch at the historic Lake Ferry Hotel.  To complete the day we return to Martinborough to taste pinot noir at a Martinborough winery.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$220.82
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$220.82

Martinborough Winery Private Tour

Martinborough Winery Private Tour

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Martinborough is known as one of New Zealand's premier wine regions. This private tour takes you to three of the best Martinborough wineries—Palliser Estate, Poppies Martinborough, and Te Kairanga Wines—tastings included. Cellar door experiences let you sample world-class wines. Departure time is flexible, with hotel or port pickup from Wellington.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$139.97
Price varies by group size
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$139.97
Price varies by group size
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Martinborough Winery and Foodie Tour

Martinborough Winery and Foodie Tour

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Taste the bountiful produce of the Wairarapa region on this full-day tour. In a comfortable vehicle, enjoy the scenic ride through the Rimutaka Ranges while listening to engaging commentary on the local flora, fauna, and history. Stop for tastings of local wine in Martinborough, award-winning olive oil, cheese, and beer. Top it all off with a lunch at a local vineyard with your small group of just 11 people or fewer.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$206.14
Price varies by group size
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$206.14
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Private Martinborough Wine Delights Tour from Wellington

Private Martinborough Wine Delights Tour from Wellington

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Your tour is your tour only! No mixed groups! You get to have your own dedicated Driver/Guide and 'Memory Creator' for your entire tour. Enjoy a 7 hour private tour from Wellington to the South Wairarapa covering majestic scenery, visits to Gladstone and Martinborough Wineries including a spectacular platter lunch at one of the wineries we visit. We also visit the beautiful town of Martinborough well recognised for the 'Capital' of Pinot Noir of the North Island. We visit 4 wineries including lunch at a winery. Your tour also includes a private tour at one of the wineries visited covering the winery, vineyard and tastings. If you have any particular winery you wish to visit this can be arranged in advance. Please note this tour is only available for 18 years of age and older.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$204.57
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$204.57
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Martinborough Foodie Half Day Tour

Martinborough Foodie Half Day Tour

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Take a break from the city and spend the day in Martinborough, one of the finest food and drink destinations in the North Island. Enjoy the views as you leave Wellington and cross the Remutaka Ranges into the Wairarapa region. Visit a cheese factory, a chocolatier, and a winery, tasting some of the finest local produce as you go. Spend some free time in Martinborough at the end, sampling more food if you wish.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$110.43
Price varies by group size
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$110.43
Price varies by group size
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Remutaka Rail Trail Explorer Cycle Tour

Remutaka Rail Trail Explorer Cycle Tour

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Beginner and advanced cyclists alike will enjoy this fun cycling tour through the Remutaka Ranges, on the Remutaka Cycle Trail. The easy-to-moderate trail is suitable for most riders who are up for an adventure, and the standard 11 mile (18 kilometer) route can be lengthened or shortened to suit your needs. Enjoy the forested scenery that you’ll ride through, and learn more about the history of this area from your local guides.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$100.49
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$100.49

Martinborough Wine Tour

Martinborough Wine Tour

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Sightseeing & Wine tour. The perfect tour for cruise ship travellers & tourists staying in the city. Join Brian or Anita on this fun and exciting tour to the vineyards of Martinborough to taste the regions exquisite wines. We will drive through the Hutt Valley region. We will visit the Lord of the Rings filming site at the Kaitoke Regional Park & walk across the swing bridge. We will stop at the Rimatuka  Lookout. You will enjoy wine tasting at three vineyards and enjoy a platter style lunch at one of the vineyards. You will walk through the iconic historic township of Greytown where the main street is lined with Victorian colonial architecture. The town also has a  number of boutique and quirky local stores such as art and craft shops.  Coffee and tea stop at a Grand Old Hotel. Visit C'est Cheese in Featherston where you can taste or purchase from an impressive range of unique NZ cheeses. NOTE: This tour can be altered to cater for Cruise ship arrival and departure times
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$175.86
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$175.86

Scenic South Wairarapa Full Day Tour from Wellington

Scenic South Wairarapa Full Day Tour from Wellington

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Your tour is your tour only! No mixed groups! You get to have your own dedicated Driver/Guide and 'Memory Creator' for your entire tour. Enjoy a 11 hour private guided tour where we spend the day in the majestic South Wairarapa region covering Artisan Cheese and Chocolate tastings, visits to 2 wineries including tastings and lunch, a scenic drive out to Cape Palliser lighthouse (the southern most point of the North Island), visit the local Seal Colony, take in the sights of the quaint fishing village of Ngawi and dinner at the iconic Lake Ferry Hotel or a local Martinborough restaurant. Please note parts of this tour is not available for younger than 18 years (wine tastings).
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$211.75
Price varies by group size
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$211.75
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Remutaka Rail Trail Reversi Cycle Tour

Remutaka Rail Trail Reversi Cycle Tour

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Discover the Remutaka Ranges' rich rail history & natural beauty, the meandering Hutt River trail, and the beautiful Eastern Bays. Taking in some of the best parts of the the Remutaka Cycle Trail, this is a challenging ride with a steep uphill climb to begin with. 65km of moderate riding.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$100.49
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$100.49

Mercedes Viano Wellington Tour

Mercedes Viano Wellington Tour

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Travel Instyle with a German Luxury car or Van and be guided by Aaron a kiwi born Chef and Guide. Enjoy local hospitality and guided recommendations for shopping and food including Manuka honey Sheep skins and Jade/Greenstone.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$331.29
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$331.29
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Remutaka Cycle Trail Highlights Tour

Remutaka Cycle Trail Highlights Tour

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Explore the New Zealand countryside while tackling the Remutaka Cycle Trail on this all-day biking tour. You’ll be equipped with a mountain bike and be given a safety briefing at the start of the trail before heading out. Then bike through the native bird-filled Pakuratahi Forest, riding down to Cross Creek. From there, you’ll be shuttled to another section known as the Wild Coast Trail where you’ll cycle to the coast. The tour ends at Orongorongo.
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  • 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
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$172.27
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$172.27

Remutaka Rail Trail Reversi Cycle Tour

Remutaka Rail Trail Reversi Cycle Tour

Discover the Remutaka Ranges' rich rail history & natural beauty, the meandering Hutt River trail, and the beautiful Eastern Bays. Taking in some of the best parts of the the Remutaka Cycle Trail, this is a challenging ride with a steep uphill climb to begin with. 65km of moderate riding.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$100.49
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$100.49

Private Martinborough Foodie Delights Tour from Wellington

Private Martinborough Foodie Delights Tour from Wellington

Your tour is your tour only! No mixed groups! You get to have your own dedicated Driver/Guide and 'Memory Creator' for your entire tour. Enjoy a 7 hour private tour from Wellington to the South Wairarapa covering majestic scenery, visit to an Artisan Chocolate factory, visits to Gladstone and Martinborough Wineries including a spectacular platter lunch at one of the wineries we visit and local cheese and craft beer tastings. We also visit the beautiful town of Martinborough well recognised for the 'Capital' of Pinot Noir of the North Island. If you have any particular winery you wish to visit this can be arranged in advance. Please note parts of this tour is only available for 18 years of age and older (wine and craft beer tastings).
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$204.57
Price varies by group size
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$204.57
Price varies by group size
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Wine, Food and Wairarapa Coast Overnight Tour

Wine, Food and Wairarapa Coast Overnight Tour

This spectacular overnight tour is perfect for travelers who want to take their time and explore the best food, wine, and sights near Wairarapa Coast. The tour gives you the flexibility to choose from different tiered packages that include multiple meals or accommodation. Enjoy the convenience of round-trip transport and guide narration along the way. You’ll see a lot in a short space of time, including Kaitoke Regional Park, Matakitaki-au-Kupe seal colony, Cape Palliser Lighthouse, Castlepoint, and wineries in Martinborough.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$428.52
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$428.52
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Should I book Wairarapa tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Wairarapa can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Wairarapa 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Wairarapa costs USD 65.25. Guided Wairarapa tours start around USD 65.25 per person.
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