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Waipara Full Day Wine Tour

Wine, food and city experience

Christchurch City and Wine Trail: An Intimate Small-Group Tour

Discover the best of both worlds on this exclusive small-group tour (maximum 8 guests), blending the vibrant charm of Christchurch city with the exquisite flavours of the North Canterbury wine region.

Explore the Reimagined Christchurch:

Your adventure begins with a convenient pick-up from your inner-city accommodation. Your knowledgeable guide will introduce you to the revitalised city centre, a testament to innovation and creativity. Stroll through pedestrian-friendly streets adorned with eclectic architecture and colourful murals, each telling a story of resilience and rebirth.

Savour the Flavours of North Canterbury Wine Country:

Venture beyond the city limits and into the picturesque North Canterbury wine region, renowned for its exceptional aromatic wines. Your guide, a connoisseur of local vintages, will carefully select two or three boutique wineries to visit, showcasing the diversity and calibre of New Zealand's winemaking artistry. Immerse yourself in the winemaking process, learn about the unique terroir, and of course, indulge in tastings that will tantalise your taste buds.

A Culinary Journey Celebrating Local Produce:

Canterbury takes pride in supporting local producers, and your lunch will be a testament to this commitment. Enjoy a delectable meal featuring fresh, seasonal ingredients sourced from the region, allowing you to truly savour the flavours of Canterbury.

This intimate small-group tour offers a unique opportunity to experience the best of Christchurch and its surrounding wine country. With personalised attention from your expert guide, you'll gain a deeper appreciation for the city's vibrant spirit and the exquisite wines that have made New Zealand a global wine destination.

Tour Inclusions:

  • Travel by luxury vehicle
  • Maximum of 8 guests per tour.
  • Tastings included.
  • Winery lunch
  • Courtesy city hotel pickup and drop-off.
  • Fully escorted with informative commentary.

Departure time: 9:30 am

Return: approx. 4:30 pm

Tour Code: WT01


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Waipara Wine Tour - Full Day

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Your tour includes:
  • Experienced, knowledgeable Guide 
  • Pick up and drop off to your hotel
  • 3 Vineyard wine tastings
  • City Tour
  • Vineyard Lunch
  • An amazing, unforgettable experience!

 

The following is recommended:
  • Rain jacket
  • Sweater or jacket suitable for cooler weather.
  • Hat (type depending on weather)
  • Sunscreen (high SPF)
  • Sunglasses
  • Water bottle

Customer Reviews

  • Christchurch and wine.

    What a wonderful day out. Sue took us to the highest point above the city for far reaching views surrounding the area. We drove on with great explanations of the cities history and viewpoints. We next visited two lovely small vineyards in the region. We had some delicious wines at both. At St. Georges we had lunch too, a cheeseboard with delicious bread and pickles. Felt very relaxed. Thank you to Sue for the excellent company, we felt we had known her for years.

  • Nice overview

    We went to several wonderful wineries. Tia was a wonderful guide. She had a lot of
    knowledge of Christchurch, itself, but also took us to some great places to taste wine. One
    of our favorites was Terrace Edge.

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  • Nice wine tasting, good lunch, good tour guide

    We enjoyed the entire day. The tour guide asked what we had already seen and done in Christchurch and then taylored the city tour based on what we hadn't seen. The vineyards and wine tasting were nice.

    Lunch was great. The only downside was that the tour guide never asked if anyone had food allergies. When the meals arrived, they contained a food that 1 person was very allergic to. We had to send back his plate and make it clear that he couldn't eat anything that had come in contact with that food. Because the restaurant was busy, we had to wait quite a while for the new plate of food to arrive.

  • Wine and city tour highlights

    We only had one full day in Christchurch and this was a great way to see the highlights of the city and combine it with a really nice tour out to wine country. Our guide was very knowledgeable and could speak about personal experiences from the big earthquakes that made for a fascinating history lesson and gave great perspective on the current state of a city in transition. Our tours to the wineries was wonderful as we visited a few very different wineries which had great wines and wonderful scenery. We finished the day visiting a local chocolate shop. Fun day