Our Martinborough wine tour by rail is a wonderful getaway that takes you from Wellington to Martinborough in the heart of Wairapapa Wine Country.
Escape from the hustle and bustle of the city and indulge in a day of wine-tasting visiting the best vineyards on and around ‘the golden mile’ on the Martinborough terraces.
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 small group wine tour including lunch. You will be dropped back at the station to meet your scheduled departure back to Wellington.
Martinborough Wine Tour Highlights
Train journey on the Wairapapa Line through the 8.8km Rimutaka Tunnel
Enjoy the local cuisine with vineyard platters for lunch.
Martinborough Tour Options
Check out these extended packages to Martinborough departing Wellington including a night at the celebrated Martinborough Hotel. Enjoy a return rail journey, sightseeing and the best hospitality in this wonderful location.
For a detail itinerary, timetable, departure days, and fare conditions, please see below.
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.
Return transfers to/from Featherston train station
Full day small group wine tour in a fully chauffeured vehicle
Includes visits to 5-6 vineyards
Includes a stop to enjoy local cuisine with vineyard platters for lunch.
Advertised price based on per person, 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 Full Day wine tour
Duration of the Wine Tour is approx 5.5 hours 11am – 4.30pm (flexible with included train transfers)
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 small group wine tour. You'll visit the best vineyards on and around ‘the golden mile’ on the Martinborough terraces with a selection of boutique and family run to bigger scale cellar doors. Enjoy two to three vineyards in the morning before you stop to relax and enjoy vineyard platters and tea/coffee at one of our vineyard cafes. In the afternoon you will visit another two to three vineyards to sample their wine line-ups. Your day is fully chauffeured by our knowledgeable, local drivers proud to show off their town and the vineyards, and always provide light but informative commentary as you travel. If you have dietary considerations, are a vegan or vegetarian please do let us know in advance. We have a selection of lunch venues that can cater for everyone or ask us about upgrading to a three-course wine matched option. The tour price covers everything except wine you may want with lunch. Or, talk to us about customising and including cheese, beer, chocolate and/or or olive oil tastings. At the end of the day tour you will be transferred back to the Featherston Station to meet your return train journey to Wellington.
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