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 National Wildlife Centre and Cape Palliser are just some of the places you can explore on a  guided tours.


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

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.
Tranzit Coachlines definitely have the quality and experience you'll need for you business event.  Group tours include the incredibly popular Martinborough Gourmet Wine Tour, Hammonds Palliser Bay Tour and for groups the Tui Brewery Tour and Village Artisan Tour. 
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.
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 Palliser Bay Tour departs Wellington and Martinborough, and lets you discover majestic Palliser Bay and the Cape Palliser Lighthouse and nearby 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.
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.
Green Jersey specialise in all things cycling from easy day rides in Martinborough - inlcuding guided wine tours, to multi-day cycling adventures of the Remutaka Cycle Trail, and even a guided walking tour of Cape Palliser.
Green Jersey has over 200 cycles available for hire, and with it's wide range of cellar doors within a short cycling distance of the town centre, Martinborough is a peddlers paradise. Check out the wide variety of bike styles for hire - there's one for you!
Highlights of this Green Jersey walking tour take in the skyscaper like Putangirua Pinnacles, Wairarapa's picturesque fishing village Ngawi, Cape Palliser's lighthouse sitting 80 metres above sea level with the largest fur seal breeding colony in the North Island, as well as numerous other historical and cultural sites. 
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.
Visit StoneCutter Estate for a Wine Tricks wine tour - a fascinating experience for both novices and aficionados. WineTricks is based in the vineyard itself and includes behind-the-scenes insights on grape growing and wine making in Martinborough.
Drop your vehicle at one end of a trail and have it waiting for you at the other! Remutaka Car Relocation specialises in delivering vehicles for riders and walkers doing the Kaitoke to Cross Creek section of the Remutaka Rail Trail; in either direction.
Be guided around the heavens, explore and be amazed by celestial objects through telescopes and binoculars, hear the stories and tales, discuss scientific and cultural information and learn how to navigate using the stars with the team at Under The Stars. 
Capital Personalised Tours offer a range of personalised tours to help you get the most out of your visit to Wellington and the Wairarapa, with door to door pickup and drop off in their luxury 4WD, including wine tours of the Martinborough region with knowledgeable guides.
The Remutaka Cycle Trail is truly one of New Zealand’s Great Rides and Green Jersey has a great selection of guided tours of this fantastic trail. 
Palliser Ridge, a working Sheep and Beef Station well-known for their farming initiatives such as ethically grown and traceable lamb, beef and mutton,  share their knowledge, processes and products with you, in a number of personalised tours. 
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
Enjoy the freedom of seeing Martinborough from an electric cruiser - its so much fun to get around on and so easy to ride! You can cruise from Palliser Vineyard in the west to Te Kairanga in the east and Margrain bridge in the north to the end of town, including Pinot Grove on Jellicoe St in the south - so pretty much all of Martinborough!
Welcome to Palliser Ridge Station in the South Wairarapa.
Whether it’s visiting some of the coolest Craft Beer Breweries, exploring “the world’s tastiest laneway”, or discovering that the awesome movie you watched recently was actually made right here in “Wellywood”,  Craft Beer Tours has got your experience in Wellington covered. 
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 National Wildlife Centre is an unfenced sanctuary for native wildlife. Our 942-hectare forest is home to wild kokako and kaka, while inside our aviaries we breed endangered birds for release across Aotearoa New Zealand. On your visit you will learn about our conservation work and possibly see birds with their chicks in the aviaries. You may also come across wild birds in the forest such as the titipounamu (rifleman), karearea (New Zealand falcon) and the kereru (wood pigeon). You may also see advocacy birds like Manukura the white kiwi and Kahurangi the kokako.
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.
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.
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.