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Waipara Wine Trail Afternoon Tour from Christchurch

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Updated 24/09/20
Overview
This Waipara wine region tour takes you to visit four wineries, with tastings, in a half-day trip from Christchurch. Enjoy samples of local reds and whites without worry of designating a driver as transportation is included. Listen to a guide's commentary about the local terroir to learn about the region as you travel. Upgrade to include a lunch with wine pairings.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Canterbury Museum
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Waipara Springs Winery
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Torlesse Wines
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Waipara Hills
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 4
    Pegasus Bay Winery
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Canterbury Museum
    Rolleston Avenue, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand
    Meet outside the Canterbury Museum. There are temporary parking spaces for tour buses, so your driver will meet you there.
    See address & details
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Highlights
  • Explore the Waipara wine region with tastings and transportation included
  • Convenient pickup and drop-off at Christchurch hotels
  • Selection of boutique wineries chosen by your guide
  • Upgrade to include seasonal lunch with wine pairings
What to Expect
Begin your Waipara wine trail tour with convenient pickup at your Christchurch hotel; settle in to your seat for the 40-minute drive to the up-and-coming wine producing region. Visit a series of cellars and tasting rooms, which may include Waipara Springs, Torlesse Wines, Pegasus Bay, and Waipara Hills (wineries are subject to change without notice). Enjoy tastings of top-class reds or whites at each and learn about the wine producing and grape-growing methods. Tastings at each winery are included, and feel free to indulge, knowing you have a safe ride home. If you upgraded to lunch, enjoy a seasonal lunch and wine pairing as well. Your tour ends with drop-off in Christchurch.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Canterbury Museum, Rolleston Avenue, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand
Duration
5h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Wine tasting
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Live commentary on board
  • Explore four of North Canterbury's boutique vineyards
  • Lunch (if option selected at time of booking)
  • Entry/Admission - Waipara Springs Winery
  • Entry/Admission - Torlesse Wines
  • Entry/Admission - Waipara Hills
  • Entry/Admission - Pegasus Bay Winery
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 18 years of age to consume alcohol in New Zealand
  • Should any of the named wineries be unavailable on the day of travel, an alternative winery in the Waipara area will be included
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Trisa O wrote a review Feb 2021
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I booked this solo because it was a Tuesday and I was traveling alone. My driver Graham showed up exactly on time at my pickup location. He was definitely a delight to speak to during the drive to/from/in between wineries. Since I was solo he joined me for lunch at Waipara
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Date of experience: February 2021
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Response from Canterburyleisure, Manager at Waipara Wine Trail Afternoon Tour from Christchurch
Responded 10 Feb 2021
Thank you for taking the time to submit your review and I am pleased to hear that you had a great day. These reviews are important to us to ensure that we meet and where possible exceed our customers expectations. I do hope you have the opportunity to visit this region again.
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Jenny C wrote a review Jan 2021
Mount Wellington, New Zealand2 contributions
Our driver Phil was super friendly, accommodating, knowledgeable and just overall amazing. The selection of wineries are varied and we loved the small scaled wineries a bit better, all service was super friendly. The lunch was delicious too.
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Response from Canterburyleisure, Manager at Waipara Wine Trail Afternoon Tour from Christchurch
Responded 25 Jan 2021
It is so great to hear that you enjoyed your day, the wineries and that Phil was amazing. At Leisure Tours we do everything we can to ensure we meet our customers expectations and where possible to exceed them. Thanks you for taking the time to submit your review.
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anzacjack wrote a review Nov 2020
Wellington, New Zealand4 contributions1 helpful vote
Great selection of wineries with both boutique and larger-scale operations represented. Our first tasting started late (not the fault of the driver - we arrived on time) which meant rushing the remaining tastings. However, the remaining three tastings were much more enjoyable
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Response from Canterburyleisure, Manager at Waipara Wine Trail Afternoon Tour from Christchurch
Responded 29 Nov 2020
Thanks for taking the time to submit your feedback which is important to us to ensure we continue to meet our customers expectations and where possible exceed them. Sorry to learn things got a little rushed, however, I am pleased you enjoyed your afternoon.
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Nathan T wrote a review Oct 2020
Auckland, New Zealand2 contributions
Had a superb day on the Waipara Wine Trail Afternoon Tour from Christchurch. I would highly recommend this tour if you get the chance We were the only 2x people on the tour that day so felt like a personalised tour, we were picked up by a excellent and friendly tour guide from
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from Canterburyleisure, Manager at Waipara Wine Trail Afternoon Tour from Christchurch
Responded 6 Oct 2020
Thank you for taking the time to submit such a detailed review. It is great to hear that you enjoyed your tour so much and that you highly recommend this to others. I do hope you have the opportunity to visit this very special region of New Zealand again in the not too distant future.
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Amanda-Maaike wrote a review Mar 2020
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I went on this tour with my mother and 3 year old son, and everyone (driver, winery staff, and fellow tourists) were brilliant with having a young boy in tow. Phil our driver was great, accommodating and knowledgeable, lunch was perfect, and the wineries we visited were stunning
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Response from Canterburyleisure, Manager at Waipara Wine Trail Afternoon Tour from Christchurch
Responded 23 Aug 2020
Thank you for your kind words and recommending this tour and I do hope you have the opportunity to visit us again.
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