What you'll do
1) We depart Wanaka and pick up from your Wanaka accommodation at 11:00am with the Māori greeting the Hongi establishing the connection with you the guest and the Māori people of New Zealand and the land, then with a 5 minute drive to Aitkens Folly or Rippon where a selection of Pinot Noir, Gris, Sav Blanc and more will be in tasting. The second winery being Māori Point near Tarras, then we visit the Dessert Heart winery, this is where the live performance of the Māori Dance the 'Haka' may be performed. Then onto either Mt Difficulty, Wooing Tree or Akarua before our drive back to Wanaka. Along this tour you will get a insight into the Māori footprint and history from many hundreds of years ago of the beautiful Otago region and the Queenstown and Wanaka region. We aim to get back to your accommodation about 3pm, but to be honest the experiences always go about an hour over time because we have so much fun!!!!
I'm of Māori heritage. My great-great-great-grandparents were among the first people to settle in Central Otago. I have a deep love for this area and a strong connection to it and an even stronger connection to the wines in it as well. I want to share my passion for Māori culture and our local wines and offer you a personal journey through our history and region.
cheese platter for 2+ pax
Wine Tasting included and bottled water provided
Transportation in a modern people mover fully air conditioned
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Where you'll be
We will visit the southern most vineyards in the world in the Wanaka, Tarras and Bannockburn region that produce amazing, award winning wines. We may visit Old Cromwell Town an historic gold rush town from the 1860's that offers an amazing insight into the history of Central Otago and along the way an immersion into Māori footprint in this region from the 1300's to 1800's which will enlighten and educate your complete New Zealand experience.
Things to keep in mind
Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 5 guests ages 18 and up can attend. There is a 2 guest minimum for this experience to go ahead.
This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.
Bring a camera so you can get photos and video of the Maori culture experience, and beautiful scenery. If you can't see suitable availability, send me a message and I'll see what I can do to host you.
Wine Tour & Māori Culture Wanaka