Hop On Hop Off – Afternoon (Blenheim i-SITE) – Marlborough

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Hop on and discover the wonders of Marlborough: museums, activites (boat, wildlife & bike tours), world famous wineries, breweries, shopping, restaurants and more!

Hop on and Hop off at as many destinations as you like while we drive you through the picturesque landscape of Marlborough! 

Half Day Tour

Start Times: 12:00 pm

Duration: 4 Hours (approx.)


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    1. Saint Clair: 03 570 5280
    Enjoy a locally sourced lunch in the middle of the vines with wine from one of Marlborough’s most awarded family-owned wineries.


    2. The Wine Station: 03 578 2633
    Enjoy a tasting, half or full glass of wine with a gourmet platter to complement the wine tasting experience. Located at the newly, renovated heritage building – the Blenheim Railway Station. Barista coffee and craft beers are also available.


    3a. Marlborough Museum (including Wine Exhibit): 03 578 1712
    Marlborough Museum is in Brayshaw Heritage Park, surrounded by all things heritage! The Museum is known for its Wine Exhibition, Wairau Boulder Bank archaeology exhibition, including the famous Jim Eyles Collection.


    3b. Brayshaw Heritage Park: 03 578 1712
    Established in 1968, Brayshaw is home to a number of organisations including Marlborough Historical Society, Marlborough Vintage Farm Machinery, The Vintage Car Club of NZ (Inc) Marlborough Branch, plus much more!


    4a. Omaka Classis Cars: 03 577 9419
    Omaka Classic Cars is a unique collection of New Zealand vehicles that were popular during the 1950 – 1980 and some special additions. Come and relive this era and share your memories.


    4b. Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre:  03 579 1305
    The Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre presents two fascinating collections of rare aircraft brought to life in powerful displays featuring memorabilia and lifelike mannequins created by award-winning special effects company, Weta Workshop.


    5. Wither Hills: 03 520 8284
    Taking our name from the landmark Wither Hills range that borders our vineyards, our philosophy is founded on the belief that the finest wines are always created from exceptional vineyards.


    6. Marlborough Golf Club: 03 578 7646
    Marlborough Golf Club is the region’s premier course. Founded in 1900 makes it one of NZ oldest courses. Located among vineyards you’ll enjoy the scenery and course challenge. It’s easy walking with a variety of trees and terrain, water hazards, out of bounds in the vines, making it a good test of golf.


    7. FROMM: 03 572 9355
    Fromm Winery is a boutique organic winery, family-owned in the heart of Marlborough, and known particularly for its red wines. 


    8. Cork & Keg: 03 572 9328
    An English Style Tavern, serving beer, cider, wine and great food. Warm fire in the winter and Sky Sports for your entertainment. Free renaissance beer tasting for Hop on Hop off Customers.


    9. Gibson Bridge: 03 572 5180
    Gibson Bridge is a boutique family owned vineyard located in Renwick, the heart of New Zealand’s premium white grape growing region – Marlborough. The vineyard has been nurtured on the bank of the fast flowing alpine fed Gibson Creek.


    10. Framingham: 03 572 8884
    They make aromatic styled wines to accompany food. And over the years, the Framingham range has grown with a strong tradition of winemaking for balance, texture and complexity. They have won several awards including 2018 New Zealand Winery of the year.


    11. The Vines Village: 03 579 5424
    The Vines Village is home to Golden Mile Brewing, so stop in for a refreshing cold beer or wine flight on the lakeside deck.


    12. Moa Brewery: 03 572 5149
    Come join us on our beautiful patio and enjoy the view, alongside a tasting of our international award-winning range of handcrafted beer.


    13. Alan Scott:  03 572 9054
    Exclusive wines and gifts, relaxing indoor/outdoor dining, delicious seasonal menu, courtyard, gardens, & giant chess.


    14. Makana Confections: 03 570 5370
    Makana Confections manufactures handmade gift-quality chocolates and tempting confections at its boutique chocolate factory in Blenheim. Stop by to taste our samples today.

maps and timetable

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You can also book by calling 0800 693 722 73 or for international numbers +64 3 573 5508.

Prior to the day: 

This is a self guided tour – All tastings are the guests responsibility and at the guests expense. Some wineries will waiver the tasting fee when purchasing wine. We recommend booking any food stops prior to the day and bringing water with you to stay hydrated.

All tours have a minimum number of 6 guests for the tours to run. We reserve the right to cancel the tour if this number is not met. A refund or alternative date for the tour will be offered to all guests.

If you would like to book for more than 8 guests please contact us directly.  More than 8 people cannot travel together on our tours without prior arrangement due to logistical reasons and the intimate nature of our selected wineries. We do not allow parties to merge together. If more than 8 people are in one group you will either a) be asked to leave the bus or b) be driven back at a cost of $200.

Anyone under the age of 18 is welcome, however – to consume alcohol you MUST be over the legal drinking age. You may be asked to produce a Government issued ID to prove your age. A child’s tickets can be purchased for those under 13 years.


On the Day: 

Hop on and Hop off at the following locations:

Picton i-SITE: Tourist information centre. 03 520 3113

Blenheim i-SITE: Tourist information centre. 03 577 8080

Please be at your pick up stop 5 minutes prior to the departure time. Hop on Hop off does not take any responsibility for lateness.

We recommend no more than 8 guests hop off at any given winery – this is to ensure a more intimate and enjoyable experience.

Our buses are not licensed which means alcohol cannot be consumed whilst on the bus. We follow strict duty of care protocols which may result in the stoppage of a guest’s tour when not followed. The removal of the offending passenger in the event of consuming alcohol,  intoxication or disrespectful behaviour may occur. A fine will be charged for any event which causes cleaning such as spillage or soiling the bus ($200).

You will be provided with a wristband and a map of the stops/the route on the day with the allocated timetable. Use the wristband to unlock Hop on Hop off specials at selected venues (see the website for further information).

ATTENTION: Returning buses to Picton depart at 5:30pm from Blenheim i-SITE.


Cancellation Policy: 

Cancellations received more than 14 days prior to departure are fully refunded.

Cancellation received less than 14 days prior to departure will be charged full price. Upon communication with the booking team, we will endeavor to offer a new date for your Hop on Hop off Wine Tour.

If you cancel within the 14 day period your tickets are non-refundable, if you cancel outside this time frame, you will receive a full refund.


COVID Cancellation Policy:

If any part of the country is in an ‘Amber’ Alert level or above, tickets will be non-refundable, and we will put tickets on hold for 48 months.

You can use these tickets, part-use them or gift them to someone else, any time in the 4 year window provided.

If there are no lockdowns anywhere in New Zealand, and we are at the green alert level. Our policy reverts to our 14 day cancellation policy.