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Lyttelton Shore Excursion - Waipara Wine Tour With Lunch

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US$ 98.06
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What to Expect
This tour explores four of North Canterbury’s boutique vineyards. From the port at Lyttelton, we drive 45 minutes north of the city of Christchurch to the Waipara Valley in the North Canterbury countryside. Well known for its dry climate and rich alluvial soils, this valley is ideal for superior wine production.

Over 40 vineyards and wineries pepper the landscape of the valley with Pinot Noir, Riesling, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc dominating local plantings.

The first stop is at Waipara Springs Winery where both a tasting of their wines and lunch has been arranged for your enjoyment. You will also stop for tastings at Pegasus Bay, Waipara Hills and Greystone Winery.

This tour is designed for cruise ship passengers. Departs Lyttelton at 11.30am and returns to Lyttelton by 5.30pm, this will ensure you arrive at the cruise ship before departure. Departure and return times can be adjusted according to your cruise ships arrival and departure times at Lyttelton Port. Please advise your Ship's name, docking time, disembarkation time and departure time when booking so that the appropriate arrangements can be made.

(Should any of the above named wineries be unavailable on the day, an alternative winery in the Waipara area will be included).
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Important Information
Departure Point
Canterbury Museum, Rolleston Avenue, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand

Traveler pickup is offered
Departure Point: Lyttelton Port. Meeting instructions will be sent to you upon booking.
Dates: See Availability
Return point: Returns to original departure point at 5.30pm.


  • Lyttelton Port of Christchurch, 41 Chapmans Road, Hillsborough, Christchurch 8022, New Zealand
Departure Time
Departs Lyttelton at 11.30am and returns to Lyttelton by 5.30pm, this will ensure you arrive at the cruise ship before departure. Departure and return times can be adjusted according to your cruise ships arrival and departure times at Lyttelton Port - please advise.
Return Details
39 Norwich Quay, Lyttelton 8082, New Zealand
  • Wine tasting
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Live commentary on board
  • Lunch at Waipara Springs Winery
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • 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 to consume alcohol
  • Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Not recommended for those under the age of 18 years
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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By: Leisure Tours
327 reviews
Vienna, Austria
Great day in Dunedin
This was a great way to get an overview of Dunedin and then head out on the peninsula to see wildlife. We picked
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Absolutely fantastic trip for all ages
We had the wonderful Scotty as our guide. We were in a large group of people aged from 7 years to 79 years and we
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Llano, Texas
The bus ride was long and boring. Not much commentary from driver. Sites were not worth the time or cost of the
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Helen S
The hot mud pools were my highlight.
Unfortunately the bus provided was small and cramped, we had absolutely no leg room. Our legs were up against the
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Dunedin Snapshot
As a group of 10 (adults and children) what a fantastic day with tour guide Davina. Learning about Dunedin City
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Very pleasant winetour with plenty of tasting. Greystone and Pegasus are very good wineries, Waipara springs
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Blown Away
Finding our tour organiser was simple - we were given clear instructions and updates through the TripAdvisor app -
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Moscow, Russia
A quick tour of the Waipara Valley wineries
It was a quick and fun tour on the 4 wineries in the Waipara valley. The guide was fun and knowledgeable. Got to
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Peter M
The history and the scenic surrounds
The amazing history of how the town came to be and the geological formations created by volcanic actions.
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Aiken, South Carolina
Don't Take This Tour if You're Taller that 5'5"
The tour bus seated sixteen people. The seats were narrow with virtually no leg room. My husband I and were so
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Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
Visit to Akaroa and Christ Church
Tour guide was extremely knowledgeable about both Akaroa and Chrsit Church. Christ Church is quite a distance from
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Hoi An, Vietnam
Lovely day out
Loved the tour. Guide Dennis was amazing and told us so much about nz. Very interesting to see how Christchurch
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Not enough time
Transfer from the ship was dealyed, so we arrived at 1032 at the meeting point, our bus had already left and we
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London, United Kingdom
Waipara Wine Trail
Lovely locations and wines. We were impressed by the history of the vineyards and the fact that they were family
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beautiful afternoon
Good wine, great lunch. Everyone was friendly. Enjoyed touring with a couple from Australia. The region is mostly
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Key Details
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  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
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  • Languages Offered: English
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