Vineyard day-trip from Wellington by train
Indulge in a day of wine-tasting with friends in pretty Martinborough - no car required. Perfect!
Catch the mid-morning train from Wellington, hop off in Featherston and straight onto the Featherston to Martinborough bus, which will whisk you to the village in time for vineyard opening hours. The bus runs every day except Sunday, when it's easy to book Rimutaka Shuttles or Martinborough Shuttles instead.
- Once you're in Martinborough, hire a bike and pick up a wine map at the i-SITE Visitor Centre - or download a map right now and start plotting your route. Spend the afternoon peddling around Martinborough's vineyards.
- Enjoy a tasting platter among the vines, or a late lunch at a Martinborough café.
- A spot of shopping's a must before you head home. There's everything from homewares to award-winning olive oil and NZ designer clothes here.
- Back on the bus or shuttle to meet the train. You'll be back in Welly in time for dinner (if you need it!)
Prefer to be on a fully guided tour? Book a Martinborough Gourmet Wine Tour from Wellington.