Stunning scenery with great food, chocolate and wine tasting with a private guide
This private tour is about the stunning scenery that greets you when explore a this gorgeous village Port of Picton, the gateway to the Marlbrough Sounds and the South Island of New Zealand.
I will pick you up in Picton, and we will make our way through the beautiful Waikawa Bay and Marina to the Victoria Domain for high vantage points of Picton Port and Queen Charlotte Sound with your Cruise Ship in the backdrop. We will then make our way through the Marlborough Vineyards with a stop off at Makana, a boutique chocolate factory where you can enjoy a few samples plenty of purchasing opportunities.
Next stop will be the Family run Vineyard of Twelve Trees where you will enjoy a tasting of 3 different wines. We will also stop off at the Village with a couple of local craft stores and to try maybe a local NZ Ice cream and then onto Havelock the green shell mussel capital of the world.
Back to Picton via the Charlotte Sound with panoramic views of the Palourus sounds and plenty of photo opportunities.
*Victoria Domain with stunning views of Queen Charlotte Sound and your Cruise Ship
* Makana Boutique Chocolate Factory
* 12 Trees Family run Vineyard
* Havelock - The Mussell Pot
The major thing is that you enjoy the journey and not just the destination. I like people to be able to enjoy attractions etc and an unhurried pace so you leave not with just a tour but an experience. I will have you back to your cruise ship departure point in time.
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Hotel, Suggested by Guide: When booking the tour if it is a Hotel, I will need the name and as Picton is a working Port - Cruise ship passengers are shuttled to the Picton Information Centre where I will be there to meet you with a sign with your name/s on it.
Duration: 7 hours
This day can change depending on time of Cruise Ship arrival and departure. Normally it would be picking up at 8.30m. and returning to Picton by 4.00p.m. These times are flexible to fit in with you.
If it is a Day Tour and staying in a Hotel then it would be pick up at 9.00a.m. and drop off at 5.00p.m.
You will be touring in a modern 7 seater vehicle with leather seats and very comfortable with alot of legroom.
She is a 2007 Nissan Elgrand Star with air conditioning and a good heater on cooler days and fully accredited as a passenger vehicle.
My vehicle is called "Kara"...Maori for Sparkles....
Please note I can transport 6 persons but only if one person is of small statue, as the middle seat in the middle row has a sash seat belt only and is for a smaller person.
- Guiding Services
- Private Transportation
Estimated Local Cash Needed
50 NZD - Cost of Lunch $25-30
Purchases of Chocolate
Wine Tastings $5- $10
- Personal Expenses
- Food, Drinks, Snacks
I can only take children of 7 years old and above and are to be accompanied by an adult at all times. You must be able to get in and out of the vehicle. I have room in the back of my vehicle for walkers and small otorised scooter if necessary.