Escape to Greytown and discover secret gardens, boutique shopping and foodie delights.
A scenic one hour drive north of Wellington, Greytown boasts beautiful Victorian architecture, and is a wonderful mix of rural pace and sophisticated style.
Crossing the Rimutaka mountain range, we stop in Featherston for coffee and peek in some of the shops. We continue north to The Olive Press where you can purchase locally produced olives, olive oils and body products.
At Kahikatea Gardens, hosts Neil and Greg will show you around their private paradise, which is full of flowering shrubs and trees, old farm machinery and art. The animals are friendly - and hungry!
We dine at one of the many great local restaurants. After lunch we explore the shops of Greytown, and learn more of the history of the area at the Cobblestones Museum. We can check out Schoc Chocolate as we leave town.
En route back to Wellington, we stop at Fernside (formerly a US Ambassadorial residence), to walk the expansive gardens, which featured in Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings film trilogy.
- Depart Wellington
- Morning Tea/Coffee in Featherston
- The Olive Press - Greytown
- Kahikatea Gardens
- Lunch in Greytown
- Cobblestones Museum
- Schoc Chocolate
- Return to Wellington
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Staying in Wellington: I can collect you from anywhere in the CBD, or Wellington Airport.
Cruise Passengers: I can collect you from right alongside the ship.
End location: I can either bring you back to where we started, or drop you somewhere in the city.
Duration: 9 hours
We can shorten the tour to suit cruise ship departures.
Beautiful black late model Mercedes-Benz Viano minivan, with privacy glass and black leather interior. Limo style seating, premium sound system, air-conditioned front and rear. 4/5 seats in the rear, 1 more seat beside the driver.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
25 New Zealand Dollars - You may want to by some local produce from The Olive Press or Kahikatea Gardens. There is a lot of shopping in Greytown too.
As a licensed guide, I have no restrictions.