The town of Picton (where our HoHo head office is located) has been rather quiet over the previous few years due to it being a major cruise ship destination port and so we are extra delighted to hear that cruise ship travel is back on our shores!!!!!!
A big welcome to our familiar vessels such as Ovation of the Seas, La Soleal, Star Breeze and Seaborn Odyssey (to name a few). Picton cannot wait to host you again!
Cruise liners begin to arrive in Picton from mid October onwards and what better way to spend the day getting to know the region of Marlborough than to do one of our very own Hop On Hop Off Wine Tours! That’s right – you heard it here first – we design our tours to suit your cruise liner schedule so whatever time you dock there’s always a seat on the tour bus for you!
Why stop in Picton?
Picton itself is a beautiful picturesque seaside town with some of the best seafood culinary experiences in New Zealand. It is the proud home of multiple varieties of local seafood produce such as Cloudy Bay Clams, Regal Salmon and Greenshell mussels. Why not pair all of this with our very own local Cloudy Bay Pelorus bubbles! Picton is the gateway into the Marlborough region and home of New Zealand’s best Sauvignon Blanc. There are over 140 wineries located in the region, ranging from the world renowned Cloudy Bay and Oyster Bay to the smaller boutique wineries, such as Te KoKo known for their creative flair and stunning landscapes.
Wine not your thing? Not to worry as the region also hosts some of New Zealand’s best breweries such as the award winning Moa Brewery or the locals favourite for cider, the Cork and Keg.
Why choose Hop on Hop off for your day in Marlborough?
If this sounds like your perfect way to port then look no further than Hop on Hop off Wine Tours! Once docked, make your way to the Picton iSite (a few minutes walk from the wharf). Hop on one of our buses and then simply hop off at any particular stop which tickles your taste buds! Our bus will be there to collect you 30 mins later to take you onto the next location! Or, like where you are and not ready to leave…….not to worry we can collect on the run after (a further 30 mins).
Our drivers are friendly and knowledgeable in everything the region has to offer. We can make recommendations on stops according to taste and give you the insiders tips on where to go and what to do. We do however recommend you have a look at our stops and the timetable prior to the day and book into your favourite wineries for tastings and lunch in order to avoid disappointment on the day. Tastings, purchases and lunch are all at your own expense.
You choose how long you’d like to stay out with us and of course we will get you back to the dock before you set sail off onto your next adventure!
We look forward to welcoming you!