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Wellington and Martinborough Wine Regions

A fine harbour city and a centre for culture and the arts it is also home to New Zealand’s Parliament, Victoria University and the famed Te Papa Museum.

The last stop before reaching the South Island is New Zealand’s capital city, Wellington, with a host of restaurants, cafes, galleries and theatres and Wellington is well worth visiting for a few days.

The area surrounding Wellington boasts rugged coastlines, some excellent walking and several less known but wonderful wine producers.

Marlborough Sound, New Zealand
Marlborough Sound, New Zealand

Marlborough Sound

Depart Wellington and cross the Cook Strait to reach the South Island and Marlborough Sound; a network of waterways created from sunken river valleys. What remains is 1500 kilometres of weaving, picturesque coastline, perfect to explore on foot or sea kayak and regularly frequented by dolphin and orca.


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Wellington, New Zealand

Te Papa Museum

Explore the interactive Te Papa Museum in Wellington with displays on New Zealand’s history, culture and natural world, many using the latest technology.

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Hobbiton, Matamata, New Zealand

Weta Workshop

Step into the world of cinema in Wellington at the Weta workshop, creators of Middle-earth. Join crew to learn the processes of turning the imaginary world into a reality.

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Vineyard, Marlborough, New Zealand

Wine Tasting by Bike

Cycle between the vineyards of Marlborough sampling award-winning pinot noir before stopping for a crayfish lunch.

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View over French Pass, Marlborough Sounds, New Zealand

Marlborough Sounds

Board the ferry and cross the Cook Strait through the spectacular Marlborough Sounds to the South Island. Cruise through 150 kilometres of coastline with forested hills sloping down to sandy bays and tiny islets.

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