Half Day Marlborough Wine Trail

Marlborough is one of the world's finest wine-producing regions where you can sample some of the best wineries and learn the secrets of fine wine appreciation.

Your Sounds Connection guide will take you right to the heart of New Zealand’s premier wine region in comfort, safety and style. Sample the best the wineries have to offer, and learn some of the secrets of fine wine appreciation.

You will have time to browse the shops, take a walk along the waterfront, and grab a bite to eat at one of the many cafes before joining us on your afternoon among the vines!


Adult: From $151 per adult
Child: From $82 per child
Infant: No charge for infants

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08:15 am

Please arrive at the Interislander terminal for final check-in at this time.

09:00 am

Kaitaki departs Wellington.

12:30 pm

Arrive in Picton. If you have any luggage to collect, it will be available from the self-claim carousel on the ground floor of the Terminal. You will have time to wander around the foreshore or browse the shops, before making your way to Sounds Connection for your wine tour.

1:15 pm

Report to Sounds Connection office at 94 Wellington Street for your wine tour.

1:30 pm

Immerse yourself in the heart of the vineyards! You will be collected from the Sounds Connection office (94 Wellington Street) and taken on a tour by your local and experienced guide through Marlborough's wine region where you will visit approximately four or five wineries before returning to Picton to catch your ferry back to Wellington.


* Please note

- A lunch stop is not included on this tour, so we do recommend that you have something prior to joining us either on board the ferry or at one of the many cafes in Picton.

- Should your ferry be running late and not arrive into Picton until the departure time of the tour (1.15pm), your Sounds Connection guide will collect you from outside the Ferry Terminal (we will have a sign with your name on it to help you identify us). If possible we would appreciate a phone call from you if you know that your ferry is running late.

5:30 pm

The Wine Tour concludes.

6:00 pm

Please check in for your return sailing to Wellington. Note these are your final check-in times.

6:45 pm

Depart from Picton.

9:55 pm

Arrive in Wellington.

* Please note - This itinerary may change for unforeseen circumstances.