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Half Day Hop on Hop off Wine Tours - Marlborough - Departs Blenheim


Leave the car at home and we’ll drive you through NZ’s largest wine region! Your choice of 19 venues including 13 wineries a brewery, Omaka Aviation Centre, Omaka Classic Cars, a chocolatier and more.


  • Explore 19 venues in New Zealand’s largest wine region
  • Knowledgeable drivers provide all the information, map and bus timetable to ensure a fantastic, hassle-free day!
  • The freedom to hop on and hop off at as many destinations as you like and stay as long as you like!
  • Visit some of the best wineries and breweries in the region
  • An awesome way for groups of friends, couples or singles to spend the day

Become your own guide for a half day and enjoy having the freedom of a relaxed timetable to explore Marlborough’s world-famous Sauvignon Blanc region.

We take the stress and hassle out of the experience and leave you to just enjoy the fun and soak up the scale and sights of Marlborough.

Leave the car at home! Our friendly drivers will look after you and provide you with information on each location.

Use our easy timetable without any pressure to be on the bus; there’ll be another one!

Hop on Hop off as you please and enjoy the discounts and specials we’ve arranged in advance.

Stops include:

1. The Wine Station - Taste from a selection of over 80 wines with many from wineries without cellar doors.

2. Marlborough Museum - including a wine exhibit

3. Brayshaw Heritage Park - Home to the Marlborough Historical Society, Marlborough Vintage Farm Machinery, The Vintage Car Club of NZ and many more.

4. Omaka Classic Cars -A unique collection of New Zealand vehicles that were popular during the 1950-1980 period.

5. Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre - Two fascinating collections of rare aircraft brought to life in powerful displays created by internationally famous Weta Workshop.

6. Wither Hills - Producing under the philosophy that the finest wines are always created from exceptional vineyards.

7. FROMM Winery - Crafting single vineyard wines since 1992 and staying true to the roots of their European founder.

8. Cork & Keg - An English style tavern, serving beer, cider, wine and great food; warm fire in the winter.

9. Gibson Bridge - A boutique family owned vineyard nurtured on the banks of the fast flowing, alpine fed, Gibson Creek.

10. Framingham - They make aromatic styled wines to accompany food. They have won several awards including 2018 New Zealand winery of the year.

11. The Vines Village - Home to Golden Mile Brewing, Roots Gin and a cafe and deli all with a lakeside deck.

12. Whitehaven Wines - Located in the Vines Village, Whitehaven Wines have a singular vision of making wines from 100% Marlborough fruit.

13. Moa Brewery - Enjoy the view from a beautiful patio along with a tasting of their award winning range of craft beers.

14. Jackson Estate - 100% Kiwi owned! Concentrating on low cropping yields and small batch fermentation with fruit from a single vineyard.

15. Allan Scott - Exclusive wines and gifts, relaxing dining indoors or out, delicious seasonal menu and giant chess.

16. Rock Ferry Wines - Taking its name from the site where early settlers crossed the Wairau River, Rock Ferry makes 15 wine styles sourced from three organic vineyards in Marlborough and Central Otago.

17. Hunters Wines - Positioned in the original farmhouse and retaining the original villa characteristics, Hunters have tastings inside or out in the gardens. Visit the artist in residence and enjoy a light lunch.

18. Saint Clair - Enjoy a locally sourced lunch in the middle of the vines with wines from one of Marlborough’s most awarded family owned wineries.

19. Makana Chocolate - Manufacturers of gift quality chocolate at this boutique factory.

Why not make a day of it? Click here for our full day option!

Adult $59.50
Child $29.50 (Aged up to 13 years)

What's included

  • All transport
  • Knowledgeable driver/guide
  • Information map and bus timetable


  • Allow approximately 4 hours for the whole experience


  • Blenheim i-SITE Visitor Information Centre, 8 Sinclair Street, Marlborough 7201, New Zealand

Legal Drinking Age Enforced

  • To consume Alcohol you must be over the legal drinking age. You may be asked to produce Government Issued ID to prove your age.


  • Please Note: A minimum of 6x people is required for tours to proceed.

    Cancellation policy:

    Cancellation received more than 14 days prior to departure are fully refunded, unless due to a COVID lockdown.

    Cancellation received less than 14 days prior to departure will be charged full price. Upon communication with the booking team, we will endeavour to offer a new date for Hop on Hop off Bus.

    Covid Cancellation Policy:

    If any part of the country is in lockdown level 2 or above, tickets will be non-refundable, and we will put tickets on hold for 48 months.

    You can use these tickets, gift them to someone else or part use them, any time in the 4-year window provided.

    If there are no lockdowns anywhere in New Zealand and we are in level 1. Our policy reverts to our 14-day cancellation policy.

    If you cancel within the 14-day period your tickets are non-refundable, if you cancel out with this time frame you will receive a full refund.

    *** Important - Please Note ***

    Wine tastings & tours of the wineries are not included in this ticket - these are additional and at the customer's own expense.

    The bus is not licensed to drink alcohol onboard.

Available Bookings from 11 Aug to 17 Aug 2022

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  • Adult$29.75
  • Child$29.50

  • Adult$29.75 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$29.50

  • Adult$29.75 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$29.50

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camerony from New Zealand wrote on 14 March 2022

Birthday Celebration

We highly enjoyed the day out on the hop on hop off bus. Our driver was fantastic, very fun and professional. Each stop is less than five minutes from each other so it flows very well. 10/10 recommend.

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From Half Day Hop on Hop off Wine Tours - Marlborough - Departs Blenheim

Kia Ora Camerony, Thank you so much for your kind words, we appreciate you taking the time out to share your experience with us. The team at HOHO are gald the birthday celebrations went well and we look forward to seeing you again in the future!

Wendy from New Zealand wrote on 11 January 2021

Fun and great wines

A great way to explore some wineries. We liked the flexibility this tour offers as there are many choices for at which wineries to stop. The downside to it is the rigid schedule, which worked out fine for us, but I can imagine it might not work out if one needs to wait before a tasting can be started. It probably would be best to book ahead for tastings at the chosen wineries (we didn't do that).

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Thanks for the review Wendy and glad you liked the flexibility. That's one of the big points of difference Hop on Hop off has. We do run to a timetable and people are welcome to miss a bus and stay on at a vineyard to get more of a particular experience. We do recommend to book at a vineyard for a scheduled arrival time if there's one or more or all you particularly want to go to.


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