Hop on Hop off Wine Tours - Marlborough
on Hop off Wine Tours run in conjunction with the daytime Hop on Hop off Beer Tours which means all wine lovers travel with beer buffs in our buses.
Main pickup points: The Picton i-SITE Visitor Centre and the Blenheim i-SITE Visitor Centre. There are several other points around Blenheim where you can join the tour. Please check the map and timetable for details and be sure to advise us at the time of reservation.
Duration of the tour: 3-8 hours
You could expect to fit in 4-5 venues on the full day tour and 3-4 venues on the half day tour.
1a. Marlborough Museum (including Wine Exhibit):
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.
1b. Brayshaw Heritage Park:
Established in 1968, Brayshaw is home to a number of organizations including Marlborough Historical Society, Marlborough Vintage Farm Machinery, The Vintage Car Club of NZ (Inc) Marlborough Branch, plus much more!
2a. Omaka Classis Cars:
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.
2b. Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre:
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.
3. Wither Hills:
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.
4. Marlborough Golf Club:
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.
Highfield TerraVin Vineyard restaurant serves delicious Mediterranean style food, has breathtaking views and your host extraordinaire is vibrant Stephanie Armstrong.
6. Cork & Keg:
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.
7. Gibson Bridge:
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.
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.
9a. The Vines Village:
The Vines Village is home to Golden Mile Brewing, so stop in for a refreshing cold beer or wine flight on the lakeside deck.
9b. Explore Marlborough:
Self-guided biking wine tour. Three hour $35, Full day $45. Includes bike, helmet, wine map. Available from Explore Marlborough or Sweet Treats at The Vines Village.
10. Moa Brewery:
Come join us on our beautiful patio and enjoy the view, alongside a tasting of our international award-winning range of handcrafted beer.
11. Allan Scott:
Exclusive wines and gifts, relaxing Indoor/outdoor dining, delicious seasonal menu, courtyard, gardens, & giant chess.
12. Saint Clair:
Enjoy a locally sourced lunch in the middle of the vines with wine from one of Marlborough’s most awarded family-owned wineries.
13. Makana Chocolate:
Makana Confections manufactures handmade gift-quality chocolates and tempting confections at its boutique chocolate factory in Blenheim. Stop by to taste our samples today.
14. E-ko tours:
Wildlife Adventures. Let us educate and inspire you and experience the true magic of the Marlborough Sounds! Check out our ad for great deals on our tours!
15. Edwin Fox Maritime Musuem:
Picton’s best kept secret. It is the last wooden ship that took convicts to Australia and brought immigrants to New Zealand. Explore the decks and depths and discover the fascinating stories. Winner of the world ship trust award for preservation in 2014.