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5 Best Wine Tours From Christchurch NZ

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Are you visiting Christchurch New Zealand and looking for things to do while you are there?

North Canterbury, which is located right next to Christchurch, is one an internationally renowned wine region. It is home to more that 90 vineyards, each with their own character and most of them owned by locals.

You cannot visit Christchurch without going on a wine tour so I’m going to help you choose the wine tour from Christchurch that is best for you!

Please note that the drinking age in New Zealand is 18+ and so all of these tours are for people aged 18 and over only.

Best Wine Tours from Christchurch

Waipara Wine Experience for 2 or more (inc tastings and lunch)

💰 Price: < NZ$200
⏰ Duration: 5.5 hours
⭐ Rating: 5/5
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The Waipara Valley is about a 50 minute drive from Christchurch. You will be take in a group of no more than 6 people, to 3 different wineries in the region. The tour includes pick up and drop of at your Christchurch hotel or accommodation, lunch and wine tastings.

The 3 wineries that you will be visiting are:

  • Pegasus Bay Winery and Deli (wine tasting and garden tour)
  • Torlesse Wines (Wine tasting and winery platter lunch – and tour of vineyard (time permitting))
  • Greystone Wines (Wine tastings at the Cellar Door)

All-Inclusive Waipara Region Wine Tour from Christchurch

💰 Price: < NZ$180
⏰ Duration: 6 hours
⭐ Rating: 5/5
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Credit: Cheeky Kea Wine Tours (Via Viator)

On this 6 hour wine tour, you will be driven from Christchurch to the Waipara Valley but visiting slightly different wineries to the above tour. The list of wineries could change slightly depending on the availability on the day.

Transport from and back to Christchurch is included, as well as lunch, tastings, snacks and a photographer.

The 3 wineries that you will be visiting are:

  • Georges Road Wines
  • Waipara Springs Winery
  • Torlesse Wines

Christchurch: Canterbury Winery Heli Lunch

💰 Price: < NZ$780
⏰ Duration: 4 hours
⭐ Rating: N/A
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If you are looking for some extra special to surprise your special someone with, this is the perfect thing!

Catch a helicopter from Christchurch and marvel at the incredible views of the valley below on the way to the wine region. Once you land, you will get to enjoy lunch and a tasting at a winery, followed by 2 more wineries and tastings.

Waipara Wine Trail Afternoon Tour from Christchurch

💰 Price: < NZ$130
⏰ Duration: 5.5 hours
⭐ Rating: 4.5/5
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On this tour, you will visit 3 boutique wineries in the Waipara Valley with lunch as an optional add on. This tour is perfect for someone who just wants to do the wine tastings. You could save a bit of money and bring a packed lunch or eat before on this tour.

On this wine tour, the 3 potential wineries you might visit are:

  • Waipara Springs Winery
  • Torlesse Wines
  • Pegasus Bay Winery and Deli

Akaroa Craft Distillery HeliGin Experience

💰 Price: < NZ$890
⏰ Duration: 3 hours
⭐ Rating: 5/5
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Welcome to the wildcard option on this list. This is not a winery tour, but if you like gin, then you have to do this tour!

This tour is an insane adventure and gin tasting wrapped up in 3 EPIC hours. Your helicopter will take you high up above an extinct volcano and the rugged coastline of the Pacific Ocean.

Once the scenic adrenaline-pumping flight is done, you will land on a helipad and visit the Akaroa Craft Distillery Tasting House where you will get to sample a range of gins. You will receive a complementary bottle of Hector’s Gin on your way out.

Note: Minimum of 2 per person fares required for trip to depart.

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