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Waipara Wine Trail Tour from Christchurch

  • 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
Waipara Wine Trail Tour from Christchurch
From US$69.72
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12:00pm Departure with LunchMost Popular
Departs at midday 12:00pm and returns at 5:30pm. Tour includes lunch
From US$94.12
1:30pm Departure
Departs at 1:30pm and returns at 5:30pm. Tour excludes lunch
From US$69.72
9:30am Departure
Departs at 9:30am and returns at 1:30pm. Tour excludes lunch
From US$69.72
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.
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.
Reviews (115)
1 - 5 of 25 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile
Waipara wine trail

My partner and I had a great wine experience which was led by our leader, Phil. He was extremely knowledgeable and passionate. There was one big dislike about this wine trail which is why I rated this trail a three. Our first stop, ‘Waipara Springs’...More

Thank N6939UTanthonyp
Canterburyleisure, Manager at Leisure Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to submit your review. Your comments with regard to Waipara Springs is both surprising and disappointing as we have been using this winery for lunches on our wine tour for over two decades and this is the first negative...More

Reviewed 1 week ago
A great wine tour interlude!

Overall had a great trip into the Waipara region with our host Janet. Janet was incredibly friendly and gave us the right amount of knowledge and hosting for this event. The four wineries visited were ideal and demonstrating the spectrum of quality in the wines...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Canterburyleisure, Digital Marketing Manager at Leisure Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for such a great review. Janet is one of our top tour guides for this tour as she has great knowledge of the area and the wineries of Waipara. Our morning and afternoon wine tours (especially with lunch) are some of our most...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Poorly Run

My husband and I spent a lot of money on this tour, only to be rushed through and not complete it. Our driver, John did not take into consideration the amount of people touring. Therefore he cut out one of the wineries we paid for....More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Canterburyleisure, Manager at Leisure Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

As you will see from all of the other reviews, especially relating to this very tour that we are a very reputable company offering great value tours and shore excursions throughout New Zealand, we continuously aim to meet and where possible exceed our customers expectations....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Waipara Wine Tour

We enjoyed the outing. The biggest benefit is not having to drive. All of these winereries have an open cellar door , some charge nominal fees. But with the tour you seem to be offered more choices of what is available to taste , and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank MoGunn8
Reviewed November 24, 2018 via mobile
Wine tour

Cally was our guide. She picked up promptly at the hotel. We were on the tour with 5 others. We visited 4 wineries. We had enough time for tasting and time to make a purchase if needed. She gave us a 5 minute notice when...More

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Canterburyleisure, Manager at Leisure Tours, responded to this reviewResponded November 25, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to submit your review, these are importrant to us to ensure we continue to meet and where possible exceed our customers expectations. It was always great to hear that you enjoyed your experience, the winereis and the wines; it...More

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January 3, 2019|
Response from N7437KAsharonf | Reviewed this property |
We got picked up from Break free on Cashel and others in our party from the OGB. Think they collect from any city centre ones
December 19, 2018|
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Response from Eimear99 | Reviewed this property |
There was 16 in my group. Full minibus.