Scenic South Wairarapa Full Day Tour from Wellington

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Scenic South Wairarapa Full Day Tour from Wellington

From US$284.42

Price varies by group size

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Get out of Wellington for the day and explore scenic wine-making country in South Wairarapa on a private tour. One benefit of going with a guide and driver is you can sample local wines without worrying about driving home. Visit two wineries, scenic Cape Palliser Lighthouse, and a seal colony, and relax over lunch at a top restaurant in Martinborough.
  • This private tour can be customized to suit your needs
  • Includes wine tastings and lunch with an alcoholic drink
  • Get around in a comfortable private vehicle and avoid driving
  • Taste local chocolate and cheese too, if you like

What's Included

  • Bottled water
  • Lunch
  • Tasting fees
  • Entry fees
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Private transportation
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Start time

09:30 AM

Pickup details

CRUISE PASSENGERS - Please note the following important information: This tour typically gets back to Wellington around 5:30-6:00pm. For cruise ship passengers this particular tour will be shortened in order to get back to Wellington around 4:00-4:30pm. Pick up Wellington cruise port: We will meet you on the Port at the Independent Tour Operators Pick Up Point. Please note the Port has no shelter or facilities available this season so we recommend waiting until the first rush of visitors has gone through. In the case of bad weather, it will also make your disembarkation more pleasant. DO NOT catch the bus to the Wellington i-SITE. Stay at the port. Disembarkation Directions: • When you disembark, please walk past the buses to the Independent Tour Operators Pick Up Point. There will be people to direct you. • Your Kaewa Tours Guide will be there holding a sign with your name on it. • Your Kaewa Tours Guide will be wearing an orange or a yellow high vis’ vest. Wellington Railway Station: Pick-ups are from outside the front entrance on Bunny Street.

What To Expect

Remutaka Hill

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

C'est Cheese

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Greytown Honey

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Poppies Martinborough

1 hour Admission Ticket Included

Cape Palliser

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Cape Palliser Lighthouse

45 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • For children under the age of 7 an approved child restraint seat must be used and be supplied by the customer. If an approved child restraint seat is not available the tour cannot proceed.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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19 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travelers.
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Fantastic, personalized tour
Cameron_R, Aug 2023
Tom was a fantastic guide. Not only did he know the region, he was able to personalize what he talked about to our interests. We even took some side tours for additional LOTR scene spotting. I was most excited to see the seals and they didn't disappoint. Tom was enthusiastic and excited to share the area with us. When looking for a tour of the area definitely book with Kaewa Tours!
Response from Host, Aug 2023
Kia ora Cam and Jim, Thanks for taking the time to post up your review of your day out with me. I appreciate your kind words. It was my absolute pleasure hosting you for the day and a very nice surprise to see you in the street a few days later! Sorry to see Team USA depart so soon! I trust you enjoyed the remainder of your visit to Wellington and Aotearoa New Zealand. Safe travels home. Best wishes Tom
A wonderful day out
Casey_P, Oct 2022
I really enjoyed the whole day out but especially the honey tasting at Greytown Honey. The owner was very friendly and passionate about what she does and the different honeys were. Lunch at the winery was also amazing. However the Palliser lighthouse was the crown topper for me because I was intimidated by the steep steps but made it to the top which really felt amazing and was a great way to end the day.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Hi Casey, Thank you very much for your kind words and for taking the time out to post up your review. It was very nice to meet you and spend the day with you over in the fabulous Wairarapa region. I trust you also enjoyed your time in Sydney and that you had a safe trip home to the United States. Best wishes, Tom
Surpassed expectations!
Ilse_V, May 2022
Had an absolutely wonderful day with Tom Collier from Kaewa Tours exploring the Wairarapa region and south coast! Tom has thorough knowledge of the region and tailors the itinerary to the individual's interests, all the while supporting local business and opting for eco-friendly initiatives. Despite having to fit in plenty of activities and long road transfers, nothing felt rushed and Tom makes sure you're comfortable at each step. Warmly recommended!
Response from Host, May 2022
Hi Ilse, Thank you again for choosing to book with Kaewa Tours for your day out to the Wairarapa. Thank you very much for taking the time to post your your very kind review. I'm pleased you had an enjoyable day out with me. Best wishes, Tom

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