Enjoy the stunning scenery, the blissful beaches and the special atmosphere of this wonderful coast
Embrace the relaxation on this lovely tour of the Great Taste Trail region
Explore captivating landscapes and have some fun adventures
Discover the timeless beauty of Rabbit Island and even ride round it
Relax and experience the local flavors in a glass

Landscapes, Food, Wine & Art Luxury Private Day Tour

1 day
$386 USD

Enjoy a private day tour of the Great Taste region by car and leisurely cycle as you indulge in the art, food and wine on offer in a superb setting. Experience a private tour which showcases some of the most iconic locations of the Tasman region. This guided day tour is vehicle-based, with the option of an easy cycle ride on Rabbit Island. Lunch at a restaurant in Mapua is included, as are wine tastings and all transportation from/to your accommodation. The cycling aspect is minimal with riding distances of 0-15kms possible, it is your tour so you can customize this part with your guide on the day.

  • Category
  • Type
    Fully Guided
  • Duration
    1 day
  • Culture Level
  • Skill Level
    1 - Beginner
  • Activity Level
    1 - Easy
  • Elevation
    1 - Easy
  • Terrain
  • Distance
    9.3 miles
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The tour starts with guests being collected at their accommodation. This is a relaxing day, with a knowledgeable guide and the private use of the vehicle exclusively for guests. The first stop is at the tranquil setting of Rabbit Island. The long sandy beach and parkland creates a peaceful environment that can be explored by either a walk or bike ride along a dedicated cycle trail.

After a short drive to the coastal village of Mapua (or catch the little Ferry from Rabbit Island to Mapua wharf), there is time to explore the small village by bike or walking and stop off at the shops, studios, and galleries. Enjoy the vibrant atmosphere of the wharf area, with lots of photo opportunities. This is also the location for a relaxing lunch at one of the restaurants on the wharf.

After lunch, the tour is vehicle-based. There will be opportunities to sample some locally produced wines in the picturesque countryside. This gives a real flavor of New Zealand and the area has the feel of being a hidden gem. It also provides the opportunity to visit more studios and galleries.

Tour inclusions and exclusions at a glance:

What's included?
Items included in the cost of the tour

  • Lunch at Mapua wharf restaurant
  • Wine tasting at two locations
  • Private use of a vehicle throughout the tour
  • Pick up and drop off your local accommodation
  • Services of a guide throughout
  • Helmet and day pannier bag
  • Water bottle
  • Free bike rental is included in the price of this tour (upgrade options are available - please see below).
What's not included?
Items not included in the cost of the tour

  • International / Domestic flights
  • Visas
  • Travel Insurance

Tour options and upgrades:

2 equipment options available