Explore the Marlborough region on a full-day tour that combines a visit to Havelock and the Queen Charlotte Sound with an afternoon wine tour. Motor along the scenic Queen Charlotte Drive and have lunch at a restaurant in Picton, then stop at four wineries for a comprehensive experience of New Zealand's famous Marlborough region wines.
After morning pickup from your centrally located Blenheim accommodation, travel over the mountains to the coastal village of Havelock.
Located on one of the Marlborough Sounds, Havelock is known for its green-lipped mussels. Have time for morning tea (own expense), then take in the scenery as you continue along Queen Charlotte Drive, a winding road that offers great views of the Marlbourough Sounds. Have time to stop for photo ops of the Queen Charlotte Sound en route to Picton.
Have lunch in Picton (own expense) before setting out on the Wairau Plains for a half-day wine tour in the afternoon. Visit four wineries that provide comprehensive wine tastings led by a knowledgeable host.
Learn from your guide about the Marlborough wine region and Marlborough Sounds. Your tour ends with hotel drop-off in Blenheim at the end of the day.