Wellington & Martinborough Epicurean Escape

Escape to cosmopolitan Wellington on this self-drive epicurean escape. Discover Wellington’s thriving arts scene, romantic harbour and diverse culinary delights, and explore the historic Martinborough wine region, sampling some of the local drops.

Journey Overview

Escape to cosmopolitan Wellington on this self-drive epicurean escape. Discover Wellington’s thriving arts scene, romantic harbour setting and diverse culinary delights, and explore the historic Martinborough wine region, sampling some of the renowned local drops. 

Journey Highlights

  • Indulge with stays in artistic QT Wellington and historic Martinborough Hotel
  • Savour a delectable 2-course dinner at Union Square, showcasing local produce
  • Enjoy a day guided wine tour, led by passionate experts and sampling local drops
Itinerary

Journey Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Wellington

Welcome to Wellington, New Zealand’s cosmopolitan capital home to iconic Victorian architecture, spectacular coastlines and a thriving arts scene.

Upon arrival, collect your rental vehicle, self-drive to your eclectic and creative accommodation in QT Wellington, and settle in for the evening. 
QT Wellington

Day 2: Wellington

Today is yours to discover cosmopolitan Wellington. Explore the harbor, dotted with delicious restaurants bars and independent boutiques. Or if you’re feeling active, consider a kayak adventure or head a little further out and explore nearby Makara Peak on a hike or mountain bike experience. Culture vultures can pay a visit to renowned Te Papa, Wellington’s national museum whose immense structure dominates the skyline. A bustling hub or arts and creativity, there are plethora of galleries just waiting to be explored.
QT Wellington | Meals: B

Day 3: Wellington - Martinborough

Today make your way to Martinborough via the beautiful Rimutaka summit road to your historical luxury haven for the next few days.

Located right in the heart of Martinborough Wine Village, and surrounded by village boutiques, eateries and award-winning wineries, The Martinborough Hotel takes pride of place at the entrance to the square.  Be welcomed into your private oasis and enjoy the afternoon at leisure to relax or explore the charming town centre.
Martinborough Hotel | Meals: B

Day 4: Martinborough

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel before joining a 3-hour Martinborough wine tour, led by knowledgeable experts as you taste some of the finest local drops. Spend the afternoon exploring the town at your own pace, before returning to freshen up ahead of a delectable two-course dinner at historic Union Square restaurant. 
Martinborough Hotel | Meals: BD

Day 5: Depart Martinborough - Wellington

Enjoy your last morning in Martinborough, before returning your car to the airport and boarding your onward flight.
Meals: B

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Preferred Accommodation

Preferred Accommodation

This journey features the following Preferred Accommodations:

QT Wellington

Wellington & Martinborough Epicurean Escape

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Martinborough Hotel

Wellington & Martinborough Epicurean Escape

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Journey Dates & Prices

From NZD$1,615 per person*.

*This special price is only valid until 31 May 2021. Please contact us for prices outside of this date range.

As this suggested itinerary can be personalised to your specific requirements, it is not available for online booking.

Depending on your preferred dates and arrangements, final pricing will vary from low season to peak season travel.

Please call A&K on 1300 851 800 or send us a booking enquiry to book this journey.