A day off the bike - Remutaka Cycle Trail
Bike tours don’t mean you need to ride every day. Add an extra day to an itinerary and give yourself a break from the saddle. Book a shuttle from your Featherston, Cross Creek or Ocean Beach accommodation to take in these options.
Some of the best pinot noir in the world is produced in Martinborough. This famous boutique wine village is easy to walk around to more than enough vineyards for a full day out. Grab a wine map from the Martinborough i-SITE Visitor Centre and get going. Oddly enough you can ride around the vines but that would defeat the purpose really.
Greytown and Martinborough Villages
Beautiful Victorian architecture with the boutique shopping and great food. A Greytown Tour will get you the best of the towns, shopping and wine village.
To the Coast with the Post
Grab a ride Mon-Fri from Featherston with the south coast postman. Ride in his van all the way to Palliser Lighthouse delivering the mail on the way. You won’t find a better person to tell you the local stories and stories about the locals.
Daily tours to the spectacular south coast for a fish and chip lunch at the famous Lake Ferry Hotel, seals and lighthouse and then back to Martinborough for a vineyard visit.
Te Rakau Birding takes you out into the wetlands or onto the spit protecting Lake Onoke from the ocean where many birds make their home. A great way to explore more of the area and learn about the local wildlife. Te Rakau also have accommodation on Western Lake Road.