Up to 7 days
11.00 Depart the city from the 2nd Tram stop in Cathedral Square for the Waipara Wine Region approximately 45 minutes drive north of Christchurch. The Waipara Valley is well known for its warm dry climate and rich alluvial soils, ideal for superior wine production. Over 40 vineyards and wineries pepper the landscape, with Pinot Noir, Riesling, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc dominating. The first stop is Waipara Springs winery and restaurant where both a tasting and lunch (individual platter) has been arranged for your enjoyment. Following lunch you will visit 2, or if time is permitting, 3 other wineries where hosted tastings have been arranged. During the course of the wine tour today you will taste between 16 and 22 wines (depending on the time available) of different varieties.
15.30 The tour departs the Waipara Wine Region for Lyttelton.
16.30 The tour returns you to Lyttelton township where your awaiting shuttle will transfer you back to your cruise ship.
Please note that minimum numbers are required for this tour to proceed.
Tour Duration 5.5 hours
Please Note that the times will be adjusted to meet the cruise ships schedule