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.)
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.
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.