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Wairarapa Village: Artisan Tour with Food, Wine & Shopping

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Immerse your senses in Wairarapa on a day tour from Wellington for sightseeing, boutique shopping, wine, chocolate, and cheese. Depart Wellington by train and discover all 3 villages on a guided tour including a 2-course lunch with wine and tastings.
About this activity
Duration 9 hours
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Experience

Highlights
  • Sit back and relax on a self-guided scenic train ride from Wellington
  • Discover three small villages in Wairarapa: Greytown, Martinborough, and Featherston
  • Enjoy a delicious 2-course lunch of seasonal local produce with a glass of wine in a historic building
  • Taste Wairarapa wines at a boutique family-run vineyard in Martinborough
  • Savour extraordinary local flavours with cheese and chocolate tastings
Full description
Discover the country village heaven of the Wairarapa region, located about an hour from Wellington City. Enjoy a self-guided scenic train ride and a guided tour to all three South Wairarapa towns, perfect for foodies and anyone who loves retail therapy. 

Start your tour from the Wellington Railway Station, departing by train for a scenic 55-minute journey. Sit on the right-hand side of the train facing forward for the best views. Disembark at Woodside Railway Station to meet your experienced guide and climb aboard a comfortable coach. Get a taste of three small villages in the Wairarapa, Greytown, Martinborough, and Featherston. 

Explore beautiful Victorian wooden buildings home to stylish boutique stores. Taste extraordinary flavors at a world-famous gourmet chocolate studio. Visit an artist’s studio to see hand-painted Italian-style ceramics. Explore beautiful fashion, homeware, and must-have items from some of New Zealand’s finest boutique stores. Enjoy a special lunch in a historic building featuring Wairarapa farm-to-table seasonal produce and hand-crafted local wines. The day concludes with a tasting of award-winning wines and New Zealand cheeses at a small family-owned vineyard in Martinborough.
Includes
  • Return train tickets Wellington to Wairarapa
  • Guided Wairarapa villages tour
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Experienced local driver-guide
  • Two-course lunch with a glass of wine
  • Wine and cheese tasting in boutique Martinborough winery
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Additional food and drinks

When you get there

Meeting point

Wellington Railway Station, Bunny St, Pipitea, Wellington, New Zealand, at the ticketing counters beside the restrooms.

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Know before you go
• The activity is available from Thursday to Sunday during the summer season
• Please note that departures between 1 May to 31 August are limited due to a winter timetable
• The activity requires a minimum of 2 participants to operate, in the unlikely event that this is not reached you will be offered an alternative date or a full refund