Wine Art and Wilderness
Wine Art and Wilderness
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Nature & Wildlife ToursDay Trips
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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Enjoy the benefits of your hosts lifetime experiences in nature conservation and the wine industry. Gain unique access to Abel Tasman, Nelson Lakes and Kahurangi National Parks or be introduced to the creators of world class wine and art.
Nelson, New Zealand

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Anne S
Raurimu, New Zealand24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021 • Friends
As a group of four wine loving friends visiting Nelson, we decided the best way to enjoy the local vineyards and sites was with a tour guide.
Elissa was fabulous from the moment she picked us up…got an idea of the wines we enjoy, pushed us to try something different , chose a fabulous place for lunch 🤪 and paced our day so that we enjoyed every minute of it.
We can’t recommend her enough… it’s so much easier than trying to “do your own thing”….
Written September 23, 2021
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redhead8083
Charleston, WV45 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
I booked Wine,Art, and Wilderness Private car tour through Azamara Cruises. Michelle picked us up right at the cruise dock in Nelson. She gave us a Nelson Center City cruise, including stopping at a beautiful Anglican Church. Next we took a drive through the countryside to see one little village, a local artisan gallery, a drive through a gravity winery, and finally a private wine tasting at Flaxmore winery. We drove to the entrance of the National park and a lookout. Finally we were driven to Mapua where we had a lovely lunch at Apple Shed Kitchen And Bar. We had a chance to go through other galleries and stores, and had an opportunity to eat local delicious ice cream. Michelle took us straight back to the cruise ship. This company helped make my husband’s 65th birthday one to remember.
Written February 9, 2020
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Lisa K
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Solo
My husband and I took two tours with Zane and Sonya of Wine Art Wilderness Tours, a kayak/hike in the Abel Tasman and a art and wine tour in and around Nelson. I am reviewing the art/wine tour as my husband has already reviewed our day in Abel Tasman National Park. While hiking with Zane, we chatted about our interests, especially in art, as I'm a jewelry artist myself. Zane was able to organize a visit to a phenomenal jewelry artist living in Nelson, as part of our art/wine tour. The artist welcomed us into her home studio and spent over an hour discussing her work with me. Her talent,generosity and enthusiasm blew me away. This was honestly the highlight of my trip to New Zealand and an experience I will treasure always. Thank you, Zane.
Sonya was our guide for the art/wine tour and shared several favorite galleries with us. She was so patient while I asked a lot of questions. She also was very knowledgeable about wine production which made the walking tour of the Flaxmore Winery very informative.
Wine Art Wilderness Tours is the group to use when visiting the Nelson area! Zane and Sonya are fun and easy to be with, and really know the people and places to visit. I will recommend them to any friends and family that plan on seeing New Zealand.
Written April 12, 2023
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Sunshine59888505119
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Couples
We did the Wine Exposed Nelson tour and Elissa was our host for the day. Elissa has a lot of local knowledge as well as wine knowledge and provided us with a fun filled day where we visited some great wineries, met with a winemaker and lunched at a gorgeous place on a wharf. There were also opportunities to take in local boutique art places and a hand blown glass boutique.
Extremely satisfied and highly recommended.
Written October 4, 2022
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Evan G
New York101 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
We booked a tour guide from this company to use for a few days in the Nelson area and we were very lucky to have Lucy as our guide. Lucy is a local who knows the area well and is well known by everyone. She asked us what we were interested in seeing/doing and built our days of tour based on what we told her. She was spot on with every place she rooms us to and everyone she took us to meet. We spent some time off the beaten trail seeing things that most people don’t normally see.
From beach to shopping to art galleries to hikes pubs and wineries, we got a lot in. I highly recommend booking Lucy as your guide
Written April 2, 2023
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101ljd
Skytop, PA74 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
We did the Nelson wine tour in a day. Lucy was our guide and she was wonderful. Interesting, informative, helpful and knowledgeable. We went to four boutique wineries for tastings including a delightful lunch at one overlooking the vineyards and mountains, and with some time left went for ice cream on the river. It was a perfect day.
We can’t recommend this company highly enough. They were so easy to work with and created a perfect tour for us.
Written March 3, 2023
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RuthMac33
Toronto, Canada11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
We did two wonderful tours with this company - hiking in Abel Tasman National Park and the Nelson wine tour - and had nothing but positive experiences!! Excellent customer service and extremely knowledgeable and personable guides. We had so much fun with Lucy and Wayne and would recommend the company very highly. Thank you all!!
Written February 26, 2023
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Rooffio
Flitwick, UK35 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Such an easy company to deal with from booking to confirming pick up time and place.
We had one day to see as much of this area as we could, and learn a bit about this area.
The drive over revealed some fabulous views and again as we dropped into Golden Bay . Tata Beach would've been an idyllic spot for a picnic, if the weather forecast hadn't said it wouldnt be a great idea . But, a lunch at a local cafe , and a fab coffee at the Wainui falls made up for it .👍
Zane has such a huge knowledge of the area , it's flora ,fauna and Natural history and his evident enjoyment in sharing this was great. I have learnt a lot about indigenous plants and am trying my best to keep those names in my head ..
The walks to Wainui falls and up to Te Waikoropūpū spring were very interesting.
If we had more time in this area , would have loved to take a hiking tour too.
Hey ho .so much of NZ to see , so little time .
Thanks Zane for a great day
Written January 7, 2020
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Robin B
Toronto, Canada18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My wife, son, and I found the Abel Tasman day tour to be a thoroughly enjoyable experience thanks to our guide Lucy.

She was very informative about the flora, fauna, and customized the tour based on our needs. My wife gets motion sick and she was fine because Lucy drove very slowly and carefully.

We made good time on our 12 km hike and had time to spare at the end. So Lucy took us on a side trip to a nearby stream with a waterfall and water so clear that the rocks on the stream bed looked like they were on dry land.

Lucy engaged us in pleasant and informative conversation throughout the hike. A number of hikers not with the tour asked if they could stand with us so they could listen to her.

The views along the hike were spectacular. There were many lookouts down to pristine beaches with a backdrop of green forest. We crossed many beautiful streams that drain into the sea.

I have attached a photo of a Flycatcher which we took at the end of the hike.
Written June 24, 2018
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Chartruse
Dearborn, MI20 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Couples
Having only one day in the Abel Tasman area, we were glad that we booked a tour rather than trying to navigate this area on our own; the scenery was breathtaking. Noel provided informative commentary during our drive to Abel Tasman as well as during our water taxi ride and hike back to catch the taxi (note that the hike is not for the fair of heart as you do have to keep a decent pace and some areas are a bit steep and muddy). It was also great being with him because he knew just the right pace to do the hike in order to get back to the taxi pick up on time…not so fast that we were running along the way and then ending up on the beach waiting around and not too slow that we missed the taxi. We had many spectacular views along the hike and time for pictures and we encountered a school of dolphins on our water taxi ride. Not that it was a big deal but we were not picked up in a Mercedes nor did we have a gourmet lunch as was indicated in the tour description!! However, the vehicle that was used was fine and we did have snacks, a “bag” lunch and water along the way. There were also bathrooms on the water taxi and about half way through the hike! FYI...make sure to have a jacket on hand in the event the weather is cool as riding on the taxi can be windy and chilly and it's best to stay outside if you want to take in the scenery and wildlife.

The cost of this tour seemed a bit pricey but we did get a full day of touring with a very knowledgeable guide.
Written January 14, 2018
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Hello Chartruse we appreciate your feedback and are pleased you enjoyed the tour. The Hyundai Elite you travelled in is now rated higher for safety than the Mercedes and is the best vehicle for 2 people. The lunch provided is of all fresh local Nelson produce and is packed in containers suitable for the guide to backpack in.
Written February 26, 2018
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