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Escape Day Trips (return from Wellington)

Half Day Marlborough Wine Trail

Available all year round.

Invest half a day with four of Marlborough’s most popular vineyards, after using your free time to enjoy Picton’s waterfront cafés, craft shops and museums. This option is ideal for individuals wanting to join a small personalised tour, and offers flexibility in the choice of which of Marlborough’s charms to visit.

Package price includes return travel with Interislander and an escorted wine tour with Sounds Connection. The cost of lunch is not included.

Adult: From $151 per adult
Child: From $82 per child
Infant: No charge for infants

Group Marlborough Wine Experience

Available all year round.

Travelling with a group of 8 people or more? This package allows you to customise your wine trail in consultation with Sounds Connection tour operators – the perfect solution to a group getaway.

You will be picked up directly from the terminal and chaperoned around Marlborough’s finest wineries by your own Sounds Connection guide who will look after your group and be on hand to provide gems of local knowledge.

Package includes a winery stop for lunch (at own cost). To customise your itinerary, call Sounds Connection on 03 573 8843 once you have booked here. If you decide not to call, Sounds Connection will tailor an itinerary for you.

Adult: From $161 per adult
Child: From $82 per child
Infant: No charge for infants

The Sounds Delivery Cruise

Available all year round.

Become personally acquainted with the beauty and wildlife of Queen Charlotte Sound on a leisurely three-hour cruise. You’ll explore the secluded bays and coves, pausing to glimpse the homes, hideaways and lodges that are nestled around the edges of the sound. You also have the chance to see dolphins as they swim alongside the boat.

The price includes return travel on Interislander and a three-hour cruise with The Cougar Line. Lunch is not included.

Adult: From $181 per adult
Child: From $95 per child
Infant: No charge for infants

Marlborough Fishing Day Trip

Available all year round.

Introduce your friends and family to the joys of calm water fishing. In the sheltered bays and inlets of Queen Charlotte Sound, you can dangle a line in the most scenic surroundings imaginable. The blue cod are nearly always biting!

The price includes return travel with Interislander, a skippered fishing trip, all tackle, tea, coffee and biscuits. Lunch is not included.
*Please Note: Minimum 4 passengers

Adult: From $275 per adult
Child: From $231 per child
Infant: No charge for infants
Minimum 4 passengers

Great ECO Day Out in Picton

Available all year round.

Have fun discovering some amazing animals that live in New Zealand’s stunning Marlborough Sounds. Your day out includes a Close Encounters Tour fish feeding and presentations, the chance to touch a “living fossil” (Tuatara), get up close to a penguin, cruise the Sounds, walk in a wildlife sanctuary and do a foreshore heritage walk. EcoWorld Picton Aquarium is your base for the day, situated less than 100m from the Interislander Terminal.

Adult: From $149 per adult
Child: From $85 per child
Infant: No charge for infants
Minimum 2 Adults

  • Gourmet Wine Experience

    Enjoying the Marlborough region

  • Sounds Cruise Day Trip

    Experience the Marlborough Sounds

  • Half Day Marlborough Wine Trail

    Wine tours with Interislander