Tours and Transport

One of the best ways to experience the Wairarapa is to travel on an organised tour.

Our region's guides have wonderful stories to tell - they'll add an unforgettable dimension to your visit. Many tours leave straight from Wellington, which saves you organising your own transport.

Wairarapa vineyards, Tui Brewery, Pukaha Mount Bruce, Rimutaka Cycle Trail are just some of the attractions that offer guided tours.


If you enjoy a good tour then you're in for a treat here:

A Wairarapa Garden Escape Tour with Tranzit is a great way to see some of the Wairarapa's most beautiful gardens.
Tranzit Coachlines are your best choice for coach hire, group tours, charters, day trips, weddings and special events. Tours include the Wairarapa Garden Escape, the Tui Brewery Tour and the popular Martinborough Gourmet Wine Tour.
The Vintage Aviator, at Hood Aerodrome in Masterton, is the largest collection of airworthy WWI fighter aircraft in the world!
Escape to the iconic Tui Brewery in the tiny village of Mangatainoka, just 45 minutes from Masterton, then visit a beautiful Wairarapa vineyard. Leave the driving to Tranzit and sit back and relax in one of their modern coaches.
Cross Country Rentals in Masterton, covers the Wairarapa, Wellington, Manawatu and Wanganui regions specialising in rental cars, 4WD Ute, Minibus/Van, Furniture Truck and Trailer hire.
The Wairarapa train line from Wellington stops in Featherston (with a bus to Martinborough), Woodside (with a bus to Greytown), Carterton and has two stops in Masterton (Renall Street and Masterton).
Rimutaka Shuttles provide walkers and cyclists transport along the Rimutaka Cycle Trail, including Featherston, Cross Creek, Martinborough, Kaitoke and Wellington. Catch the train to the Wairarapa and arrange a pick up.
Wildside Walks specialises in Wairarapa helicopter transfers deep into the Tararua Ranges as well as guided walks and fishing trips.
Tour through south Wairarapa all the way to the Cape Palliser coast with the rural postman. The mail run takes you through south Wairarapa towns, past seal colonies, the castle, spectacular coast line all the way to the Cape Palliser lighthouse.
Te Rakau Birding offers fully guided half and full-day bird watching tours for small groups in the Western Lake area of South Wairarapa. Enjoy the stunning Wairarapa coastline, explore native bush and lagoons and see a diverse range of birds.
This self guided tour follows the story of two brothers and a sister who each saw very different sides of World War I. You will need to allow at least 60 minutes.
This self guided tour follows the story of a tradesman who headed off to World War 1. You will need to allow at least two hours.
This self-guided tour takes you to many of the Wairarapa’s towns and villages on a scenic tour of the region. The itinerary is best done over a couple of days but you could squeeze it in with a busy day.
This self guided tour takes you straight through the Wairarapa on State Highway 2. Stopping at the region's World War I highlights.
Martinborough Shuttles can carry up to eight passengers for weddings, train connections, airport shuttles or getting to any events you're attending.
The best way to get a view of and access the Wairarapa's Tararua and Rimutaka Forest Parks, rivers, gorges, lakes, valleys and remote huts is by air.
Wairarapa Quad Adventures will take you on an adventure like no other. Experience magnificent scenery in and around the Martinborough area with qualified guides.
Discover Opaki vineyards, groves and orchards by bike! Hire a bike, grab a map and head off on a self-guided cycle tour of the tastes of Opaki.
Tour the Wairarapa in a beautiful vintage car. Special occasions, birthdays, vineyard tour, weddings, proposals, historic journey or just a restful escape: Wairarapa Vintage Tours can tailor a tour to suit you.
Take a guided walk through some of Martinborough's vineyards with knowledgeable and entertaining local guides. Touch the soil, speak to the growers & winemakers and gain true insight into what really goes into some of Martinborough's finest wines.
Based on a large sheep and beef farm, Gladstone Horse Treks offers horse trekking to suit all levels. We operate small groups of no more then four guests. With over 2500 acres to explore we have a range of rides for all levels.
Book here! Simply choose a date from the calendar below and click on it to book. Enjoy the wines of Martinborough with a locally owned and operated tour business with an accent on Wine Tourism. We have over 25 years experience in the industry and our guides are local people. We are extremely proud to be able to showcase our region and the passion for excellence pursued by those here. We are flexible with tour times and select the vineyards we visit for their excellence however if you have a preference let us know and we are happy to see what we can do to get you there!
INDI BIKES -otherwise known as Martinborough's crocodile-bikes. There's nothing quite like a good old fashioned bike ride with Indi bikes.
Pukaha Mount Bruce is NZ's most established and successful wildlife and captive breeding centre. Set in 942 hectares of ancient podocarp forest only 18 minutes from Masterton, Pukaha is home to many endangered species including the takahe, kokako, kaka and our national icon, the kiwi. It is also home to the Manukura, the little white kiwi.
From Tree to Table Wander amongst the oldest olive trees in Martinborough, learning about the different olive varieties and what happens throughout the olive year. Progress to the tasting room where you will learn how to taste extra virgin olive oil like the professionals do and sample the full range of innovative infused oils finding out how to use in quick easy and spectacular recipes. Duration: over 1 hour Cost: $15.00 per person Bookings essential
Martinborough Manor is a 20 acre working farmlet and orchard situated on the outskirts of Martinborough wine village, right next to the Martinborough Golf Course. It is the home to Martinborough Manner, crafters of fine jams and preserves for the New Zealand market. We have lots of animals for you to feed and pet as you wander around our orchard farm. Hear how lots of them are actually working for their living as part of the Martinborough Manner team. All our animals are very tame and most love to eat from your hand. In season you can milk a cow or a goat.
Sit back, relax and enjoy the day. Small groups, local guides, selected wineries, fine New Zealand wines and gourmet food. Tours available from both Wellington and the Wairarapa towns. Visit the award-winning Martinborough wine region on this all inclusive wine tour and treat your taste buds.
For a wonderful animal experience, take a 1.5 hour guided interactive alpaca farm tour where you'll discover the amazing alpaca. Meet our mums and their babies,and the majestic males. Alpacas are very gentle, so you'll be able to get up close and personal to our friendly alpacas! Take an alpaca for a walk! Discover a little about alpacas and the Wairarapa connection to their arrival in N.Z, and then to the western world. See a unique NZ designed alpaca shearing table and chat about how shearing alpacas is different to shearing sheep.
Muirlea Rise - "Wines with Soul" is placed amongst the oldest of Martinborough's wine producers. Situated in the heart of Martinborough, this vineyard is one of Martinborough's boutique wineries.
Experience Zest gourmet walking tours in Wellington and Auckland. Sightseeing with great food and a friendly personal tour guide, our Zest tours are a wonderful introduction to the city and perfect for foodies around the world. Unique gourmet food and wine tours with Zest Food Tours of New Zealand take you to taste the best food and meet the passionate producers behind them, in places the locals know and love, in small exclusive groups.
For millennia people have gazed in awe at Stonehenge and other great stone circles, often totally unaware of how these structures were used. Now a full-scale working adaptation of Stonehenge has been built right here in Aotearoa, allowing all New Zealanders to experience the wonders of stone circles for themselves. Situated in the Wairarapa countryside, a short distance from Wellington, Stonehenge Aotearoa is a window into the past where the visitor can rediscover the knowledge of their ancestors.
We provide a daily minibus service to take you to Castlepoint- let us do the driving! Discover Castlepoint – a place of amazing views, spectacular landscapes and interesting walks •Walk on the Castlepoint reef across 2 million year old fossils •Follow the path up to lighthouse for views back to the entire coastal township •If you are feeling fit, walk along the lagoon and climb Castle Rock •See the seals basking on the rocks •Keep an eye open for whales, orca and dolphins We pick you up from Masterton railway station (or other Wairarapa location by arra