Close up of grapes on vines in the Waipara Valley Wine tour in New Zealand.
Waipara Valley Half-Day Wine Tasting Tour
Waipara Valley vineyard in New Zealand.
Rows of grapevines on Waipara Valley in New Zealand.
Waipara Valley vineyard in New Zealand.

Waipara Valley Half-Day Wine Tasting Tour

By Canterbury Leisure Tours
5 out of 5
Free cancellation available
Price is AU$116 per adult
  • Free cancellation available
  • 4h
  • Mobile voucher
  • Instant confirmation
  • Selective hotel pickup
  • Verdant expanse of the Waipara Valley & Southern Alps
  • Insight into the soil & grape varietals of North Canterbury
  • Tastings of award-winning vintages at 3 boutique wineries
  • Pegasus Bay, Waipara Springs, Torlesse or Georges Road
  • Expert-led tastings to help highlight distinctive flavours

Activity location

  • Waipara Wine Region
    • Waipara, Canterbury, New Zealand

Meeting/Redemption Point

  • Christchurch (Hotel Pickup)
    • Cathedral Square
    • 8011, Christchurch, New Zealand

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Waipara Valley Half-Day Wine Tasting Tour
  • Activity duration is 4 hours4h4h
  • English
  • Drinks only

Wine tasting included only. Additional drinks at own expense.

Language options: English
Starting time: 1:30 pm
Price details
AU$116.46 x 1 AdultAU$116.46

Price is AU$116.46

What's included, what's not

  • What's includedWhat's includedGuided tour of the Waipara Valley
  • What's includedWhat's includedWinetasting at 3 wineries
  • What's includedWhat's includedReturn transport to and from your Christchurch hotel
  • What's includedWhat's includedLive tour commentary provided in English
  • What's excludedWhat's excludedFood and additional drinks

Know before you book

  • You must be 18 years of age and present a valid photo ID in order to consume alcohol. Passport recommended.
  • Tour stops & order may vary, depends on availability.
  • At least 4 people are required for this activity to take place.
  • Return transport is available from most centrally located Christchurch hotels. Please arrange pickup from your hotel or a nearby location when you call to confirm your reservation.
  • Please be ready and waiting in your hotel lobby 15 minutes prior to your scheduled pick-up time.

What you can expect

The sprawling lowlands of the Waipara Valley, hemmed by the Southern Alps, boast a cool, dry climate and get plenty of sunshine, making them ideal for producing world-class wines. Sip your way through the valley on this half-day tour, visiting 3 fantastic wineries with a local guide.

From Christchurch, ride north along the coast. Watch the urban landscape fade away, its place taken by gently undulating plains blanketed in rows of grape vines. The Waipara Valley's mineral-rich soils, hot summers, and long, dry winters have made this small, burgeoning wine region one of New Zealand's best. Arriving at Pegasus Bay, where you can learn more about the unique features of the area and its terroir—the characteristics of the soil that give a wine its distinctive qualities.

Swirl a refined, Burgundy-style pinot noir and share tasting notes on bright rieslings and earthy chardonnays, and then continue on to Waipara Springs Winery. One of the oldest estates in the valley, this boutique winery produces fruit-forward varietals in beautiful natural surroundings.

Your next stop is at the cellar door of Torlesse, listen as a knowledgeable staff member guides you through pours of crisp pinot gris and refreshing sauvignon blanc.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures
  • High-touch surfaces cleaned and disinfected
  • Vehicles and venues cleaned with disinfectants
Social distancing
  • Contactless ticket redemption
  • Social distancing measures in place
  • Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Safety measures
  • Hand sanitiser provided
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Activity location

    • Waipara, Canterbury, New Zealand

Meeting/Redemption Point

  • PEOPLEPEOPLEChristchurch (Hotel Pickup)
    • Cathedral Square
    • 8011, Christchurch, New Zealand