Tours and Transport

One of the best ways to experience the Wairarapa is to travel on an organised tour.

Our region's guides have wonderful stories to tell - they'll add an unforgettable dimension to your visit. Many tours leave straight from Wellington, which saves you organising your own transport.

Wairarapa vineyards, Tui Brewery, Pukaha Mount Bruce, Rimutaka Cycle Trail are just some of the attractions that offer guided tours.


If you enjoy a good tour then you're in for a treat here:

A Wairarapa Garden Escape Tour with Tranzit is a great way to see some of the Wairarapa's most beautiful gardens.
Escape to the iconic Tui Brewery in the tiny village of Mangatainoka, just 45 minutes from Masterton, then visit a beautiful Wairarapa vineyard. Leave the driving to Tranzit and sit back and relax in one of their modern coaches.
The Wairarapa train line from Wellington stops in Featherston (with a bus to Martinborough), Woodside (with a bus to Greytown), Carterton and has two stops in Masterton (Renall Street and Masterton).
Tranzit Coachlines were the coach company assigned to the Rugby World Cup, Cricket World Cup and U/21 Football World Cup. They definitely have the quality and experience you'll need for you business event. Tours include the Wairarapa Garden Escape, the Tui Brewery Tour and the popular Martinborough Gourmet Wine Tour.
Cross Country Rentals in Masterton, covers the Wairarapa, Wellington, Manawatu and Wanganui regions specialising in rental cars, 4WD Ute, Minibus/Van, Furniture Truck and Trailer hire.
Rimutaka Shuttles provide walkers and cyclists transport along the Rimutaka Cycle Trail, including Featherston, Cross Creek, Martinborough, Kaitoke and Wellington. Catch the train to the Wairarapa and arrange a pick up.
Wildside Walks specialises in Wairarapa helicopter transfers deep into the Tararua Ranges as well as guided walks and fishing trips.
Tour through south Wairarapa all the way to the Cape Palliser coast with the rural postman. The mail run takes you through south Wairarapa towns, past seal colonies, the castle, spectacular coast line all the way to the Cape Palliser lighthouse.
Hammonds Wairarapa Palliser Bay Tour departs Wellington and Martinborough, provides a light lunch and visits some local Lord of The Rings film sites, Palliser Bay and Lighthouse and the fantastic fur seal colony.
Te Rakau Birding offers fully guided half and full-day bird watching tours for small groups in the Western Lake area of South Wairarapa. Enjoy the stunning Wairarapa coastline, explore native bush and lagoons and see a diverse range of birds.
This self guided tour follows the story of two brothers and a sister who each saw very different sides of World War I. You will need to allow at least 60 minutes.
This self guided tour follows the story of a tradesman who headed off to World War 1. You will need to allow at least two hours.
This self guided tour takes you straight through the Wairarapa on State Highway 2. Stopping at the region's World War I highlights.
Martinborough Shuttles can carry up to eight passengers for weddings, train connections, airport shuttles or getting to any events you're attending.
The best way to get a view of and access the Wairarapa's Tararua and Rimutaka Forest Parks, rivers, gorges, lakes, valleys and remote huts is by air.
Discover Opaki vineyards, groves and orchards by bike! Hire a bike, grab a map and head off on a self-guided cycle tour of the tastes of Opaki.
Tour the Wairarapa in a beautiful vintage car. Special occasions, birthdays, vineyard tour, weddings, proposals, historic journey or just a restful escape: Wairarapa Vintage Tours can tailor a tour to suit you.
Masterton based car rentals - at Wellington hire car prices.  Carzone Car Rentals is the only car rental in Masterton and they offer a range of affordable quality cars for hire. 
Take a guided walk across some of Martinborough's vineyards with knowledgeable and entertaining local guides. Touch the soil, speak to the growers & winemakers and gain true insight into what really goes into some of Martinborough's finest wines.
Discover fresh Wairarapa tastes as Zest introduce you to local tastes, products and people. With a personal guide to tell the local stories, you will taste gourmet products including chocolate, cheeses and wine in top food places only the locals know.
Enjoy a full-day guided tour from Wellington to Greytown and experience boutique shopping, lunch, wine and cheese while all of your transport is taken care of. A terrific tour for shoppers and foodies. 
You choose the thrill; scenic, formation or aerobatics! Take to the big skies of the Wairarapa in De Havilland Tiger Moths.
Welcome to Palliser Ridge Station in the South Wairarapa.
You can get a Tui anywhere in NZ, but there is only one place you can experience it all- Tui HQ. Its our Holy Grail! The home of all things Tui! Let us show you around, and show you how it's made. Here at Tui Brewery you'll discover a museum (it's free), the Tui shop and a kiwiana kitchen to fill your puku. You can also explore our range of beers, stroll the grounds and enjoy the view into our state of the art, new brew house from your lunch table.
Based on a large sheep and beef farm, Gladstone Horse Treks offers horse trekking to suit all levels. We operate small groups of no more then five guests. With over 2500 acres to explore we have a range of rides for all levels.
Book here! Simply choose a date from the calendar below and click on it to book. Enjoy the wines of Martinborough with a locally owned and operated tour business with an accent on Wine Tourism. We have over 25 years experience in the industry and our guides are local people. We are extremely proud to be able to showcase our region and the passion for excellence pursued by those here. We are flexible with tour times and select the vineyards we visit for their excellence however if you have a preference let us know and we are happy to see what we can do to get you there!
INDI BIKES -otherwise known as Martinborough's crocodile-bikes. There's nothing quite like a good old fashioned bike ride with Indi bikes.
Pukaha Mount Bruce is NZ's most established and successful wildlife and captive breeding centre. Set in 942 hectares of ancient podocarp forest only 18 minutes from Masterton, Pukaha is home to many endangered species including the takahe, kokako, kaka and our national icon, the kiwi. It is also home to the Manukura, the little white kiwi.
From Tree to Table Wander amongst the oldest olive trees in Martinborough, learning about the different olive varieties and what happens throughout the olive year. Progress to the tasting room where you will learn how to taste extra virgin olive oil like the professionals do and sample the full range of innovative infused oils finding out how to use in quick easy and spectacular recipes. Duration: over 1 hour Cost: $15.00 per person Bookings essential
Martinborough Manor is a 6 acre working farmlet and orchard situated on the outskirts of Martinborough wine village, right next to the Martinborough Golf Course. It is the home to Martinborough Manner, crafters of fine jams and preserves for the New Zealand market. We have lots of animals for you to feed and pet as you wander around our orchard farm. Hear how lots of them are actually working for their living as part of the Martinborough Manner team. All our animals are very tame and most love to eat from your hand. In season you can milk a cow or a goat.
Sit back, relax and enjoy the day. Small groups, local guides, selected wineries, fine New Zealand wines and gourmet food. Tours available from both Wellington and the Wairarapa towns. Visit the award-winning Martinborough wine region on this all inclusive wine tour and treat your taste buds.
For a wonderful animal experience, take a 1.5 hour guided interactive alpaca farm tour where you'll discover the amazing alpaca. Meet our mums and their babies,and the majestic males. Alpacas are very gentle, so you'll be able to get up close and personal to our friendly alpacas! Take an alpaca for a walk! Discover a little about alpacas and the Wairarapa connection to their arrival in N.Z, and then to the western world. See a unique NZ designed alpaca shearing table and chat about how shearing alpacas is different to shearing sheep.
Muirlea Rise - "Wines with Soul" is placed amongst the oldest of Martinborough's wine producers. Situated in the heart of Martinborough, this vineyard is one of Martinborough's boutique wineries.
For millennia people have gazed in awe at Stonehenge and other great stone circles, often totally unaware of how these structures were used. Now a full-scale working adaptation of Stonehenge has been built right here in Aotearoa, allowing all New Zealanders to experience the wonders of stone circles for themselves. Situated in the Wairarapa countryside, a short distance from Wellington, Stonehenge Aotearoa is a window into the past where the visitor can rediscover the knowledge of their ancestors.