Awatere Valley Sightseeing and Wine Tour


Visit a Honey factory, travel along an original old coach road, visits with farmers and their working dogs. Scenic drive to Yealands sustainable winery and have a wine tasting. Drive around the vineyard.

Enjoy a relaxing day in the country just 30 minutes south of Blenheim in the stunningly beautiful Awatere Valley. The valley is New Zealand's third fastest growing wine region; the tour combines local wine tasting with an historical commentary, stunning scenery and the opportunity to meet a local farmer on his farm.

Traveling south from Blenheim the tour begins with a visit to a honey factory then take the original old coach road to the Awatere Valley to visit a wool shed and meet the farmer and enjoy a hot drink and muffin.

As well as good wine New Zealand is known for its sheep and beef farming, we have arranged for you to meet a local farmer on his 3rd generation farm for a chat about his farm and to meet his working dogs. We will then take a scenic drive to visit Yealands sustainable winery, here the friendly staff willlook after you for a wine tasting experience. We will then drive you around part of the expansive vineyard and point out all the special features that set the vineyard apart from others and you can enjoy a picnic lunch amongst the vines. Driving through Blenheim we can stop for some shopping or chocolate sampling and visit another wine cellar before driving back to your ship.

Timings 9.00 am Pick-up from your ship by our friendly local guide, return shipside by 5.00pm

Price $260 per person

Child Rate $175 per child