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Private Tour: Wellington to Martinborough & Cape Palliser

This is a fully private tour in your own luxury vehicle with Kiwi Guide-Driver

Your itinerary is as follows:
7am Pick up from your Wellington accommodation
9am Arrive at Putangirua Pinnacles (2 HR WALK) (depending on your groups physical requirements this can be made shorter)
11am Cape Palliser LightHouse
NOON Shared vineyard platter with artisan bread & wine tasting at Poppies Vineyard
2pm Wine & Cheese Tasting at Palliser Estate
3pm Depart Martinborough
4pm Arrive back at your Wellington Accommodation

Total Hours: 9 HRS

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9 hours


Hotel pickup available


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  • What's included :
    • Guide-Driver
    • Bottled water
    • Shared vineyard platter with artisan bread & wine tasting at Poppies Vineyard
    • Wine & Cheese Tasting at Palliser Estate
    • Entry/Admission - Pinnacles Track
    • Entry/Admission - Cape Palliser Lighthouse
    • Entry/Admission - Poppies Martinborough
    • Entry/Admission - Palliser Estate
    What's excluded :
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Pinnacles Track, Cape Palliser Road Putangirua Pinnacles Scenic Reserve, Wellington New Zealand

    Lord of the Rings filming location: The eerie scenes in The Return of the King as Aragorn, Legolas and Gimli ride along the Dimholt Road to meet the Army of the Dead were filmed against the surreal backdrop of the Pinnacles. We will walk to see the 120,000 year old Putangirua Pinnacles. Getting there: This walk is in Aorangi Forest Park which lies between Martinborough in the north and Cape Palliser in the south. It starts in Putangirua Pinnacles Scenic Reserve which is 13 km along Cape Palliser Road from the Lake Ferry turn-off, approximately one hour’s drive from Martinborough. The turn-off and campsite are 500 m past DOC's bookable Te Kopi Lodges.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Cape Palliser Lighthouse, Cape Palliser Rd, Wellington 5772 New Zealand

    Cape Palliser lighthouse was built out of cast iron in 1897. Six months before the lighthouse was completed, a ship 'Zuleika' stocked with cargo from America on its way from Dunedin to Wellington was wrecked taking 12 lives, 8 of the men were buried in one grave nearby.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Poppies Martinborough, 91 Puruatanga Road, Martinborough 5711 New Zealand

    Your visit to Poppies includes a shared Vineyard Platter, Artisan Bread and a Wine Tasting experience. Dietary requirements are an important part of modern life; we are GF, Vegetarian and Vegan friendly. The crew will ask for dietary requirements on ordering.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Palliser Estate, 96 Kitchener Street, Martinborough 5741 New Zealand

    Wine and cheese have always been the perfect match and here you get to learn why. Hosted by one of our friendly and knowledgeable team, you’ll enjoy the experience of our flagship wines expertly paired with a selection of New Zealand cheese’s from C’est Cheese. A fun and informative tasting to enjoy with friends and family.

    Duration: 1 hour

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Please note this tour is 9 hours long and should take place between the hours of 7am - 4pm. Thank youAirports
    • Wellington Intl Airport, Wellington New Zealand
    • Queens Wharf Business Centre, 1 Queens Wharf, Business Centre, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
    • Wellington Interislander Vehicle Check-in, Aotea Quay, Pipitea, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
    Departure Time :
    Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. 4/1/2020 - 10/31/2020
    Monday - Sunday:07:00 AM - 04:00 PM
    11/1/2020 - 12/19/2020
    Monday - Sunday:07:00 AM - 04:00 PM
    12/20/2020 - 1/10/2021
    Monday - Sunday:07:00 AM - 04:00 PM
    1/11/2021 - 3/31/2021
    Monday - Sunday:07:00 AM - 04:00 PM
    4/1/2021 - 10/31/2021
    Monday - Sunday:07:00 AM - 04:00 PM
    Return Detail :
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Infant seats available
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Under Alert Level 1, it’s critical that our borders are carefully controlled to keep COVID-19 out. People entering New Zealand must stay in managed isolation or quarantine for at least 14 days and test negative for COVID-19 before they can go into the community.
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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Fitness Req.


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Organised by NZ Chauffeur Limited

Activity ID: V-26414P38

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