Wine Tours

Explore the region's diverse wineries, with over 150 vineyards ranging from boutique to established brands. 

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Welcome to Canterbury, a vibrant wine region in New Zealand renowned for its excellent quality wines. Nestled on the east coast of New Zealand's South Island, Canterbury offers a stunning blend of scenic beauty, outdoor activities, and culinary attractions. Here, you'll find diverse soil profiles and microclimates that contribute to the region's diverse range of wines, including its internationally acclaimed Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Riesling. But Canterbury offers more than just a taste for wine enthusiasts.

The region is also famed for its fresh, locally sourced cuisine, particularly its seafood, lamb, and artisan cheeses, making for a fantastic gastronomic experience. Outdoor enthusiasts can immerse themselves in the awe-inspiring landscapes, from the snow-capped Southern Alps to the tranquil beaches and thermal hot springs.


Where land meets the sea: Soak in some of New Zealand's most beautiful landscapes, including the Southern Alps, the Canterbury Plains, and the rugged coastline.

Rich cultural heritage: Learn about the region's Maori and European history with numerous museums, art galleries, and historic sites to explore.

Artisanal delights: Sample the abundant fresh produce, artisanal cheeses, and award-winning wines at farmers' markets, wineries, and restaurants throughout the region.

The wildest life: Experience penguins, dolphins, seals, and native birds such as the Kiwi and the Kea at various conservation parks and reserves.

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Arthurs Pass

Take the Train to Arthur's Pass


Embark on an unforgettable journey from Christchurch to Arthur's Pass on the renowned TranzAlpine train, offering breathtaking views of the Canterbury Plains and rugged mountain ranges. Meet fellow travelers in Arthur's Pass for a scenic nature tour with interpretations and short walks or a guided hike into the mountains. Immerse yourself in the beauty of the Waimakariri River and Arthur's Pass National Park, with its forests, rivers, and mountain vistas.

Indulge in lunch at a historic high country hotel or enjoy a packed lunch. Witness the awe-inspiring Otira Gorge, a testament to the road builders of the 1860s and the Maori's greenstone quest. On our return journey to Queenstown, we'll explore Cave Stream, known for its limestone cliffs and used as a filming location for "The Lion, Witch and the Wardrobe."


Take a Day Tour to Lake Tekapo


Discover the enchanting beauty of Lake Tekapo on a private day tour from Christchurch. Marvel at the iconic Church of Good Shepherd and the Sheepdog Statue, immersing yourself in the town's picturesque charm. Admire the turquoise waters of Lake Tekapo and the awe-inspiring views of Mount Cook in the distance.

Indulge in a sampling of award-winning cheese at a local factory and visit a Salmon Farm for a unique experience. Capture the breathtaking landscapes from the summit of Mt. John at the Observatory. And finally, unwind at Tekapo Springs, taking a dip in the hot pools or enjoying the waterslide and aqua play area. This unforgettable journey showcases the best of Mackenzie country's natural wonders.


Stay at the Heritage


An iconic hotel located in the heart of the Garden City. The luxury hotel occupies an opulent Italian High Renaissance Palazzo style building. Designed by Joseph Clark Maddison and opened in 1913, the hotel is listed as a category one building on the Historic Places Trust Register, reflecting its status as a building of national significance.

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Walk Historic Christchurch


Christchurch, the oldest established and second largest city in the country, promises an eclectic mix of historic elegance and contemporary culture. As the gateway to the South Island, it's a must on any itinerary. The city was rebuilt after the Canterbury Earthquakes over a decade ago with innovative new attractions, as well as some old favorites.

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Custom Travel Itineraries

At Into The Vineyard, we pride ourselves on our ability to offer you complete freedom to build your perfect trip. Start with one of our many sample itineraries and customize as you desire, or start with a blank page, and with the help of our expert Trip Planners, we can create your dream wine-inspired travel experience. 


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