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Waipara Wine Trail Tour from Christchurch

Product ID: 161097
Take a tour of four boutique wineries with wine-tasting in North Canterbury on this half-day tour! Depart from Christchurch in the morning or the afternoon and journey to Waipara, a region ideal for producing superior wines.
About this activity
Duration: 4 - 5.5 hours
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Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible

Pickup included

Hotel pick-up and drop off is available from Christchurch accommodation. Provide your hotel name and address when booking and the local operator will advise your pick-up details with confirmation.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

Select participants and date:



  • Visit four wineries in the Waipara Region of North Canterbury
  • Enjoy tastings of award-wining wines in each of the wineries
  • Choose to include a delicious platter winery lunch
Full description
Discover four boutique wineries in North Canterbury on a half-day wine-tasting tour from Christchurch. Depart in the morning or the afternoon, with the option to include a platter winery lunch.

After pick-up from your Christchurch hotel, journey 45 minutes to Waipara, one of South Island’s up-and-coming wine regions. The region is well known for its warm, dry climate and rich alluvial soils - ideal for superior wine production. Over forty vineyards and wineries pepper the landscape of the valley, with Pinot Noir, Riesling, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc dominating local plantings.

Visit cellar doors and tasting rooms on guided tours of four boutique vineyards in North Canterbury. Enjoy tastings of a distinctive selection of both red and white wines at Pegasus Bay, Waipara Springs, Greystone Winery and Waipara Hills Winery. Enjoy a lunch of fresh seasonal dishes that pair well with your wine (if option selected). The tour concludes with your return to your Christchurch accommodation.  
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Transport in air-conditioned coach
  • Driver/guide
  • Visits to four wineries with tastings included
  • Platter winery lunch (if option selected)

Prepare for the activity

Important information
Know before you go
• Should any of the above named wineries be unavailable on the day, an alternative winery in the Waipara area will be included
• New Zealand weather can be very changeable throughout the year, so bring warm clothing that you can leave in the tour vehicle if not required
• Minimum numbers are required for this activity to operate - in the unlikely event that these are not met you will be offered an alternative date or a full refund
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 9 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4 / 5
  • Organization
    3.7 / 5
  • Value for money
    3.7 / 5
  • Safety
    4.7 / 5
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It wasn't a terrible experience, but would I recommend this specific tour to a friend? No. Pros: The wineries were enjoyable & absolutely beautiful. The wine was delicious. Our group of 15-ish people was fun. Cons: It took FOREVER to leave for the wineries. Not because of the distance, but because we had to pick everyone up at various locations. NEW IDEA: Everyone to meet at one designated location/time and the bus will leave from there. We were driving around for literally an hour before we started our drive to the wineries (we were picked up @ 12:20, and picked up the last group of people @ 1:15pm). I feel bad for the ppl who were picked up before us, they were on the bus for at least two hours prior to getting to the wineries. Our driver was not vocal about any of this (or vocal at all for that matter), we had no idea how long until we'd be at the wineries. Because of this instead of doing the 4 wineries on the itinerary we only made it to 3, and were still rushed all day.

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February 18, 2020

January 30, 2020

Great wine great group of people buffet lunch was excellent a good well balanced day

January 23, 2020

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Product ID: 161097