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If you’re more culturally inclined, there’s plenty of art, history, theatre and heritage along the Wine Trail. Why not wash all that good wine down with some of the below cultural highlights.
Drive south through the Tararua district to the Wairarapa, an easy circuit through pastoral landscapes to outlying vineyard clusters and charming small villages.
Take a short detour to stop at the longest place name in the world and get your photo taken beside the sign - Te mata whakatangi hangakoauau o tamatea turi pukakapiki maunhahoro nuku pokai whenua kitanatahu.
Allow ninety minutes for the drive to Wellington, the coolest little capital in the world. New Zealand’s compact capital city known for its vibrant arts and cultural scene and rich heritage. The seat of New Zealand’s national identity, it’s also home to parliament known as The Beehive.
Take a 35 minute flight across or a three-hour scenic cruise through the Cook Strait to Marlborough.