Martinborough Getaway by Train – One night package

Enjoy a change of scenery with this overnight package that takes you from the city lights of Wellington to the big skies of Martinborough in the heart of Wairapapa Wine Country.   

The day begins by boarding the train at the Wellington Railway Station for a one hour scenic journey on the Wairapapa Line to Featherston. With stunning views of the Wellington Harbour as you depart the city you travel up along the Hutt Valley, to the Rimutaka Hill passing through the 8.8km long Rimutaka Tunnel before disembarking at Featherston Station.

You will be met at the station for your fully chauffeured unique and exclusive Martinborough wine tour where your friendly, knowledgeable wine tour host will ensure your day is pleasurable and enlightening.   Taste regional cuisine and sample wines.  Meet local winemakers and growers and experience the culture of Martinborough including a visit to an olive oil producer.

Your day concludes with a comfortable stay at the charming, historic Martinborough Hotel, located within Martinborough’s majestic square. Built in 1882, the Martinborough Hotel offers boutique accommodation and superb dining. Perfect for unwinding after a perfect day!

Tour Highlights

  • Train journey on the Wairapapa rail line through the 8.8km Rimutaka Tunnel
  • A vineyard tour through the vines, see the wine-making process and finish in the barrel rooms at an award winning vineyard tasting wines as you go
  • Fully chauffeured in a luxury vehicle by a knowledgeable local guide well versed in wine and the regions history
  • Learn the history of the town and development of the vineyards along the way
  • A two-course wine matched lunch at an acclaimed vineyard restaurant
  • Visit at least two boutique Martinborough vineyards and a larger gold award winning winery.

Tour Options

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Duration: 2 Days

Price: From $500 NZD

Departure From: Wellington

Departure Date: Daily Departures

Tour Type: Overnight Package

Meal Plan: Lunch

Physical Grading: 2

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Please note: Your specialist wine tour operator will be confirmed upon booking your tour and may not be the same one as featured in this video.

Tour Inclusions

  • Return transfers to/from Featherston train station
  • Martinborough In A Day Tour in a fully chauffeured vehicle
  • Includes: vineyard tour, tasting fees, lunch, coffee/tea, olive grove tour and taste, local guide and luxury vehicle.
  • Includes complimentary dropoff and at your accommodation
  • Includes 1 night’s accommodation at the Martinborough Hotel in a Petit Room

Pricing Notes

  • Advertised price based on per person twin share, subject to availability
  • Wairarapa Metlink Train Wellington to Featherston – from NZD $30 return (payable direct)
  • You can buy Metlink train tickets from selected stations and ticket agents (see hours and locations on the Metlink website), using standard payment methods. Single trip tickets, can be purchased on the trains with cash only.  LOCO Journeys will advise you on schedules and any service updates.
  • Must be 18+ to book the Martinborough In A Day Tour (min 2 pax)
  • Duration of the Wine Tour is approx 6 hours 10.30am – 4.30pm (flexible with included train transfers)
  • Accommodation is based on room only – breakfast can be added for NZD $25 per person.
  • A surcharge of NZD $21 per person twin share applies for Friday/ Saturday stays.
  • A surcharge applies for travel from 01 November 2020, please contact LOCO for details
  • Single supplements available on request
  • Price is subject to change unless paid in full

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Wellington to Martinborough
Your journey begins at the Wellington Railway Station, where you will board the Wairapapa Line to Featherston. Sit back and relax and enjoy the stunning views of Wellington Harbour as you travel towards the Hutt Valley. You'll pass through the 8.8km long Rimutaka Tunnel before disembarking at Featherston Station. Here you will be met and transferred onto your fully chauffeured exclusive wine tour. This unique and exclusive wine tour takes you behind the scenes, often where the general public can't access. Your friendly, knowledgeable wine tour host, will ensure your day is pleasurable and enlightening. You will have the opportunity to taste regional cuisine and sample wines, meet local winemakers and growers and experience the culture of Martinborough including a visit to an olive oil producer. Complete your day with a favoured Tree to Table tour at an Olive Grove. Stroll around the grove with the owner then taste a range of their superb oils. At the end of the tour we guarantee you will know a lot more about Olive Oil and be more discerning in your future purchases of it. At the end of the day you will be dropped off at your accommodation for the night.
This morning after your check out from your accommodation you will be transferred back to the Featherston Railway Station for your onward journey by train to Wellington.

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