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Tour departs Lyttelton wharf anytime to suit you from 9.00am and return at a time to suit you, and your cruise ship schedule.  

Just over an hour’s drive north of Christchurch, the Waipara Wine region, with over 75 vineyards, covers more than 1,200 hectares of planting. It is one of New Zealand’s fastest growing wine regions. Waipara's wineries are internationally renowned for producing Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Riesling, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. The region’s long hot autumn provides unique characteristics that contribute to a range of wine styles. Visit three different wineries, with the opportunity to taste many different wine styles.  You will also have time to have a look at Christchurch city.  Your driver/guide will provide interesting and informative commentary throughout the day in one of New Zealand’s most internationally renowned wine regions.

Toyota Hiace


1-8 people


Toyota Coaster

Small Coach

9 - 18 people


Mitsubishi Rosa

Small Coach

9 - 22 people



To make a booking we require a 20% deposit please. We will generate an email invoice through Paypal, where you can pay this please.  You do not need a Paypal account to do this. The invoice is for the full amount, but you can make a part payment of 20%.  Please also use this invoice to pay the remaining balance prior to your tour date, if you are paying by credit card, otherwise we accept NZ$ on the day of your tour.  Your driver/guide is unable to accept credit cards on the day of your tour. 

We do not accept cancellations within 28 days prior to your tour date. 
You will be refunded in full* if you cancel, and give us more than 28 days’ notice by email. 
You will be refunded in full* if your ship does not dock in Akaroa on the scheduled date. 
No partial refunds are due to you, should your tender to shore be delayed for whatever reason, therefore delaying the departure time of your tour. 
We reserve the right to alter your itinerary in the event of a delay to your departure time, or conditions outside of our control. 
If the Captain cancels all tenders for the day, then a full* refund is payable by us to you. . 
*Please note that any refunds due, where the payment has been made by credit card, will be refunded in full, less 3.45% Paypal Fee. 

Please book an early tender. Please look out for our driver just as you leave the wharf. He will have a sign with your name on it. He will be on the wharf at 9.00am, or at a predetermined time.  If you do not immediately connect with your driver, please wait by the historic cannon, which is located on the small reserve just to the right as you leave the wharf. If you have any problems connecting with your driver, or you are delayed please call the office on +64275578262. If you will be travelling with a cell phone, please forward your cell phone number (international format) to our office.

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