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.
The Tranzit Coachlines team are travel logistics specialists. Not only will they get your group to Wairarapa safely, they will also help plan the activities, times and overall logistics for your group.
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.
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. 
Martinborough Wine Walks offer a range of tours to take you off the road and walking the vines.
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.
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. 
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!
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. 
With both a 9 seater van and 4 seater car available, Claremont Cabs offer a door to door shuttle service around Martinborough, as well as transport around Wairarapa and Wellington -  tailored to suit your needs.
There's nothing quite like a good old fashioned bike ride with Indi bikes - around the glorious vineyards or cute town of Martinborough. Whatever the weather, you can enjoy the ride with plenty of fun bikes to choose from including bright red 4 and 6 seaters.
Follow your feet on these guided tasting experiences that include olive oil tasting, wine and food matching, a few brews and a sneaky peek behind the scenes - all within the Martinborough township of New Zealand's only true wine village.
Carterton Shuttles offer personal shuttle services right across Wairarapa, as well as transport to Wellington or Palmerston North airport in a comfortable 9-seater shuttle or cab for 4 people. From weddings and parties to transport for school groups and the elderly, they can do it all at highly competitive prices and with great customer service every time. ​
Uncover the many hidden gems of the wonderful Wairarapa on a private winery or discovery tour, or group and corporate events with Wai Tours. Check out their special package tours.
Wai Shuttles is a locally owned business that not only offers the most frequent Airport Shuttle Services to Palmerston North Airport twice daily return, 4 times a week on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
Martinborough Manor is a 6 acre working farmlet and orchard situated on the outskirts of Martinborough wine village, where you can feed, pet and care for the animals. The tour takes about an hour and a half and can be tailored to adults or children.
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!
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.
Spend Friday and Saturday evenings with the stars at Stonehenge Aotearoa, or check out Star-Safari's state of the art portable planetarium on Saturday mornings to learn how to find Matariki and what's in the night sky, regardless of the weather.