Greytown, Wairarapa Private day tour

Tour Number

Activity Level

374399


Categories

Day Trip / Out of Town, Food and Wine, Shopping, Shore Excursion

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 5

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent)

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.

Itinerary

- Depart Wellington
- Morning Tea/Coffee in Featherston
- The Olive Press - Greytown
- Kahikatea Gardens
- Lunch in Greytown
- Shopping
- Cobblestones Museum
- Schoc Chocolate
- Fernside
- 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.

Transportation

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.

What’s Included

Other: - Private luxury transport and guide
- Morning tea/coffee
- Lunch at local cafe/restaurant
- Bottled water
- Admission to Fernside
- Admission to Kahikatea Gardens
- Admission to Cobblestones Museum
- Pickup from Wellington accommodation or Cruise ship

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.

What’s Extra

Other: - Contact me for larger group enquiries. I have access to 11 seat, 25 seat and larger vehicles.

- We can change the day as we like, note that some places we may decide to visit could incur admission fees.

- Any personal purchases or expenses.

Restrictions

As a licensed guide, I have no restrictions.

Private tour guide Mike

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