Hop On Hop Off tours – Afternoon Tour (Picton I-Site) – Marlborough

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$59.50

Plan your day, take your time and enjoy your Marlborough wine and beer tour. Follow our simple bus timetable to plan your self guided tour.

Hop on our Bus Wine Tour and discover the wonders of Marlborough: museums, activities (Boat tours, Wildlife tours & Bike tours), world famous wineries, breweries, shopping, restaurants and more!

Hop on and Hop off at as many destinations as you like whilst we drive you through the picturesque landscape of Marlborough. Choose from a variety of fantastic cuisine whilst sampling some of New Zealands best Sauvignon Blanc and seafood combinations.

Full Day Tour

Start Times: 12:00 pm

Duration: 4 Hours (approx.)


stops

Any general instructions regarding stops can be displayed here

    The Wine Station (+64 3 578 2633)
    Taste from a selection of over 80 wines with many from wineries without cellar doors.
    Tastings – $3-$8 per 25ml tasting.

     

    Marlborough Museum; including a wine exhibit (+64 3 442 8570) Located in Brayshaw Heritage Park, the museum is known for its wine exhibition and Wairau Boulder Bank including the famous Jim Eyles Collection.
    Special! – $8 entry for adults SAVE $2

     

    Brayshaw Heritage Park (+64 3 442 8692)
    Established in 1968, Brayshaw is home to a number of organisations including the Marlborough Historical Society, Marlborough Vintage Farm Machinery, The Vintage Car Club of NZ and many more.

     

    Omaka Classic Cars (+64 3 409 2135)
    unique collection of New Zealand vehicles that were popular during the 1950-1980 period, along with some special additions.

     

    Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre (+64 3 428 2569)
    Two fascinating collections of rare aircraft brought to life in powerful displays featuring memorabilia and lifelike mannequins created by internationally famous Weta Workshop.

     

    Wither Hills (+64 3 520 8284)
    They take their name from the landmark Wither Hills range that borders the vineyards and produce under the philosophy that the finest wines are always created from exceptional vineyards. Excellent lunch stop in their restaurant.
    Tastings – $5 for 3 wines

     

    FROMM Winery (+64 3 572 9355)
    Crafting single vineyard wines since 1992 and staying true to the roots of their European founder. Enjoy a meat or cheese platter or a vegan snack.
    Tastings – $10 for 4-5 wines

     

    Cork & Keg (+64 3 442 1090)
    Closed Monday
    An English style tavern, serving beer, cider, wine and great food; warm fire in the winter.

     

    Gibson Bridge (+64 3 442 0556)
    boutique family owned vineyard nurtured on the banks of the fast flowing, alpine fed, Gisbson Creek.
    Tastings – $5 fee waived on purchase of a bottle

     

    Framingham (+64 3 572 8884 ext 2)
    They make aromatic styled wines to accompany food. They have won several awards including 2018 New Zealand winery of the year.
    Special! – $5 tastings SAVE $5. Fee waved with a bottle purchase

     

    The Vines Village (0800 286 4958)
    Closed Monday
    Home to Golden Mile Brewing, Roots Gin and a cafe and deli all with a lakeside deck.

     

    Whitehaven Wines (+64 3 442 6910)
    Located in the Vines Village, Whitehaven Wines have a singular vision of making wines from 100% Marlborough fruit.
    Tastings – $5

     

    Moa Brewery (+64 3 441 3315)
    Enjoy the view from a beautiful patio along with a tasting of their award winning range of craft beers.
    Tastings – $5 a glass or $28 for a flight of 6

     

    Jackson Estate (+64 3 572 9500 ext 1)
    Closed Monday & Tuesday
    100% Kiwi owned! Concentrating on low cropping yields and small batch fermentation with fruit from a single vineyard. Grab something to eat from the food truck Thursday-Saturday 11.00am-4.00pm
    Tastings – $5 for 4 wines

     

    Allan Scott (+64 3 572 9054)
    Closed Monday – Tuesday
    Exclusive wines and gifts, relaxing dining indoors or out, delicious seasonal menu and giant chess.
    Tastings – Pay at the end for your tastings, 1/2 glass or full glass

     

    Rock Ferry Wines (+64 3 579 6430)
    Closed Monday & Tuesday
    Taking it’s name from the site where early settlers crossed the Wairau River, Rock Ferry makes 15 wine styles sourced from three organic vineyards in Marlborough and Central Otago.
    Tastings – $5 for 5 wines

     

    Hunters Wines (+64 3 572 8803)
    Closed Monday & Tuesday
    Positioned in the original farmhouse and retaining the original villa characteristics, Hunters have tastings inside or out in the gardens. Visit the artist in residence and a light lunch.
    Special! – $5 tastings of 6 wines SAVE $5 – refunded with a wine purchase

     

    Saint Clair (+64 3 570 5280)
    Enjoy a locally sourced lunch in the middle of the vines with wines from one of Marlborough’s most awarded family owned wineries.
    Special! – 10% OFF when dining for lunch or wine purchases. Tastings – $6 for 3 wines or $10 for 6 wines

     

    Makana Chocolate (0800 131 101, ext 2)
    Manufacturers of gift quality chocolate at this boutique factory.

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 lunch 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.