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“Wonderful, fascinating tour of the local region - more than just wine tours!”

Funny French Car Tours
Ranked #3 of 10 Food & Drink in Wanaka
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Owner description: We offer a variety of fun and adventurous tours in our quirky classic Citroen 2cv, or the luxurious ds models, within the central Otago region, New Zealand, showcasing the famous newworld pinot noirs in this young wine region.
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22 reviews
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“Wonderful, fascinating tour of the local region - more than just wine tours!”
Reviewed June 11, 2012

My friends and I booked this half-day tour at the last minute when our original plan for the day fell through, and it turned out to be one of the best experiences of our trip.

The guide - Julie - is awesome. She has amazing knowledge of the local area, and knows all kinds of unusual spots and interesting people - she'll create a tour that caters to exactly what you're interested in seeing. Though we were certainly keen to visit a winery or two, we were more interested in exploring the area in general, and Julie certainly gave us that! We visited a couple of the larger wineries (Rockburn was a great place to stop for lunch, and their wine is fantastic) and a small private vineyard, as well as making a trip out to the lovely town of Cromwell, and visiting all manner of interesting places along the way, and meeting some wonderful people. We really couldn't have asked for a better day - we recommend Funny French Cars to anyone interested in exploring the Wanaka region.

Oh, and make sure you order the cheese platter that comes as an option with the tour - it's all delicious local produce, and goes wonderfully with the wine!

Visited July 2011
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Melbourne
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
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“Awesome wine tour !”
Reviewed May 20, 2012

We had an absolute ball with Julie attending her Funny French Cars Wine Tour. Julie took us to a number of wineries that we would never have found and including people's homes for great wine, food and terrific conversation. We stopped at places we didn't even know existed !! Julie was a fantastic guide with tonnes of local information. Julie basically custom designs the itinerary based on what you are after and what she thinks you will like. We would have no hesitation in recomending Funny French Cars to anyone.

Visited May 2012
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“Brilliant experience!”
Reviewed April 7, 2012

We booked a half day wine tour of the Central Otago vineyards with "Funny French Cars" Julie took us to a wide range of vineyards, all family run and very friendly. We tried a wide variety of delicious wines from the region, enjoyed tasting other local produce such as cheeses, meats, breads and pickles. Just being driven in the classic French open top Citroen through the mountains and valleys was an experience in its self, but having Julie and her local knowledge of the off road short cuts between the vineyards made the experience even more enjoyable and unique. If you have half a day to spend in Wanaka region I definitely recommend this wine tour with a difference. Julie picked us up and dropped us off at our accommodation.

Visited April 2012
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Wonderful Tour”
Reviewed January 5, 2012

We had a fabulous wine tour with Julie. She had great local knowledge. We were taken to boutique vineyards for tastings and had lunch at a gorgeous local cafe. Julie will also take you to the bigger more famous vineyards, if that is what you want to do. I couldn't recommend Funny French Car Tours more highly.

Visited January 2012
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