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Culinary Tastings & Wairarapa Coast Overnight Tour: Kaitoke Regional Park, Seal Colony, Castle Rock, Mataikona Rocks & More!

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Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?


  • Duration

    2 Days

  • Start time


  • Meeting Point

    Please make your way to the Wellington i-SITE Visitor Information Centre or avail pick-up from selected centrally located Wellington hotels.

    We can also pick you up from your cruise ship

  • Ending Point

    Same as the starting point

Key Highlights

  • Explore New Zealand’s stunning natural wonders and culinary delights
  • Travel hasslefree with inclusive transport, meals and entry/tasting fees covered
  • Discover the filming site of Rivendell from Lord of the Rings
  • Relish scenic drives across Remutaka Ranges, Deliverance Cove, Hutt Valley and more
  • Meet the adorable seals at Matakitaki-a-Kupe, North Island’s largest colony
  • Marvel at Nature’s gems like Putangirua Pinnacles and Mataikona Rocks
  • Dig into delicious culinary tastings, ranging from wines and craft beers to chocolates and olive oil infusions
  • Visit beautiful lakes like Stuart Macaskill Lakes, Lake Onoke and Castlepoint Lagoon


Discover New Zealand’s never ending surprises on this thrilling overnight tour of the Wairarapa Coast from Wellington that also includes a sensational culinary trail. From Kaitoke Regional Park and Lord of the Rings filming locations to the seal colony at Matakitaki-a-Kupe and wine tastings, the range of delights on this tour are endless! With your meals and transfers taken care of, you can have a gala time with zero worries!

About the Supplier: Founded by a true Wellington local, Zozo Travel is a personification of Phil’s passion for helping tourists and adventurers discover the heart of New Zealand.


Day 1: Stuart Macaskill Lakes, Hutt Valley, Kaitoke National Park, Lake Onoke, Putangirua Pinnacle, Matakitaki-a-Kupe, Cape Palliser and Martinborough
  • Enjoy a scenic drive up to the stunning Stuart Macaskill Lakes through the panoramic Hutt Valley, including a visit to the Kaitoke National Park and the filming site of Rivendell.
  • Drive over the majestic Remutaka Ranges, taking in the breathtaking scenery, right up to the Lake Ferry Hotel for a sumptuous lunch on the shores of Lake Onoke.
  • Gaze in awe at the ‘badlands erosion’ of Putangirua Pinnacles, an incredible collection of pillar-like formations and one of the many wonders of Nature.
  • Meet adorable fur seals at North Island’s largest permanent colony in Matakitaki-a-Kupe.
  • Hike up the Cape Palliser Lighthouse to treat yourself to some truly unforgettable views
  • Dig into a lovely dinner at the historic Martinborough Hotel.
Day 2: Deliverance Cove Track, Castle Rock, Mataikona Rocks and Culinary Tastings (wines, craft beers, chocolates and more)
  • Trail the Deliverance Cove Track to visit the magnificent Castle Rock or Motutere.
  • Wander around the breathtaking lagoon and climb up the Castlepoint Lighthouse for some truly unparalleled views.
  • Relish a delicious lunch at Whakataki Hotel.
  • Check out the incredibly elusive Mataikona Rocks which only reveal themselves at low tides.
  • Savour three tastings at any of the following (changes every day) - an exceptional range of local wineries, a chocolate maker, craft brewery, cheesemaker or infused olive oil producer.


  • Local guide 
  • Transportation 
  • All entry/tasting fees
  • 2 x Lunch + 1 x Dinner 


  • Gratuities 
  • Accommodation Breakfast

Please note

Voucher Information: Sorry, but you will need to print a paper version of your booking voucher (we promise we are working on changing this). Unfortunately, at this time, we will not be able to give anyone a refund without a printed copy of his/her voucher.

The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details. They’re a nice bunch, and will happily answer any logistical questions you may have. Please give them a call at least 24 hours before your organised activity to reconfirm.

We accommodate a maximum of only 11 travellers per group so you can expect an engaging and intimate experience.

Please understand that our local operator can cancel the tour if only 1 person books it.

Pick up service from downtown Wellington commences 30 minutes prior to tour departure. We have selected hotels listed, but guests are welcome to request their own hotel and we will confirm if it's possible.

Additional info

You will be travelling by shared vehicles.

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