Wairarapa Explorer Tour
- Duration: 4 Days
- Location: Martinborough, Wellington
6 days / 5 nights from NZ$1799 per person
The best of the Wairarapa Region pieced together for one iconic trip combined with cycling and walking trails taking you to untapped locations. Great for all levels of cyclists, our most iconic tour has you retracing history with the Remutaka Cycle Trail, exploring Wairarapa’s finest wine region with a guided cycle tour, discovering Cape Palliser and Putangirua Pinnacles on a walking tour and on the final day, completing the remainder of the Remutaka Trail. All this combined with accommodation centrally located in Martinborough and Wellington.
This 6 day itinerary is a great adventure just for two or why not challenge your friends or family!
2 Nights Wellington Hotel Accommodation
3 Nights Martinborough Hotel
Remutaka Cycle Trail – Over 2 days
Guided Wine & Vine Tour – Martinborough
Palliser Bay Explorer Tour
Return hotel transfers
Bike hire & Helmet Hire
Repair kit, GPS, pannier bags Lunch and light snacks
Ebike hire - $25 per bike
Evening meals, can be booked by arrangement.
We explore the highlights of the Remutaka Cycle Trail and enjoy exploring vineyards in Martinborough and the whole of the Palliser Bay Coastline!
Day One: Arrive Wellington
Welcome to Wellington, today is at leisure. After checking into your hotel why not explore some of the highlights of the fashion vista city. A spot of shopping with some of New Zealand’s top fashion labels, or visit Te Papa, the New Zealand National museum.
Accommodation: Park Hotel – 1 night
Day Two: (Cycle 40km)
Depart your Wellington hotel at 9.15 am - You will be shuttled to the start of the Rimuaka Incline (we usually start at Maymourn Station) where you will be fitted with bikes, lunches and all other necessities before enjoying a self guided day on the rail trail. Your destination is Featherston - approximately 40 km into the future.
You will be met at Featherston and transferred to Martinborough for your first night at the Martinborough Hotel.
Accommodation: Martinborough Hotel – 3 nights
Day Three: Guided Wine and Vine (Cycle 10-50km and relax)
We set off at 11am for a leisurely day among the vines in Martinborough Wine Village. Visiting three diverse cellar doors and an olive grove with the most experienced guides in town. We will enjoy some of the best Pinot Noir in the world and a delicious vineyard lunch.
Day Four: Palliser Bay Explorer Tour (Walking up to 3 hours and Minibus)
Setting off at around 10.45 we head out to the coast, visiting Palliser Bay which has a unique place in New Zealand's history. It is known as the landing place of Pacific Explorer 'Kupe' and one of the earliest pastoral farming areas in New Zealand. We will walk to the Putangirua Pinnacles, visit Ngawi Fishing Village and climb 250 steps to the Southernmost lighthouse in New Zealand's North Island. Then after we visit the region’s largest fur seal colony, making this a day you will always remember.
Day Five: Complete the Remutaka Cycle Trail
Taking the hard road around the Wild South Coast or the High Road along the Hutt River, this day includes something for everyone!
Ocean Beach to Orongorongo or Petone is one wild ride, suitable for confident and physically able cyclists. Ride between 18 and 50 kilometres (we will discuss the best option for you). This is a demanding but exhilarating day where you will pass beautiful farms and be able walk in the shoes of colonial settlers.
Or, for the less confident rider;
Kaitoke to Petone is a beautiful 40kilometre ride through the Hutt Valley on a well groomed riverside trail. There are lots of picnic opportunities and you will have plenty of time to visit The Dowse Gallery and Museum or perhaps tackle the Te Whiti Riser at the end of the day. Perhaps a stroll along Petone Foreshore or a ride out to meet others who have ridden the Wild Coast.
Accommodation: Park Hotel – 1 Night
Day Six: Depart Wellington
Today is at leisure before you make your way home with new fond memories of the Wairarapa region.
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Prices are based on per person twin share.