Sunrise Road, RD1
Telephone: + 64 (0) 3 543 2980
Family: Greg & Amanda Day, daughter Samantha.
Kahurangi Estate is located in the village of Upper Moutere, 33kms and about a 35-minute drive from Nelson. As well as being on the art and craft trail, it is also in the centre of Nelson’s boutique wine trail – there are seven other well-known wineries within 10kms of the vineyard.
Nelson – the region:
Situated on the Tasman Bay in the northwest corner of the South Island, Nelson is surrounded by mountains on all sides, giving it a Mediterranean-type climate. This is the gateway to the Abel Tasman National Park, Kahurangi National Park and Lakes Rotoiti and Rotoroa in the Nelson Lakes National Park.
The region is known for its year-round sunshine, golden beaches, national parks, micro-breweries, boutique wineries and large creative community. Add to this locally grown produce, freshly caught seafood, historical streetscapes and waterfront restaurants and you’ll see that it offers a thoroughly pleasurable way of life.
There is something for everyone here, with many beautiful scenic areas close to your vineyard and a variety of cultural activities on offer – whether it be on a bike sampling the wonderful fresh air and mountain scenery or inside a modern and fashionable restaurant sampling the fresh local produce. The area has numerous golf courses, wine trails and tastings, cafes and restaurants, arts and crafts exhibitions, sandy beaches – and trout fishing in the beautiful local rivers. The Abel Tasman Sea is renowned for kayaking and watersports and the Abel Tasman National Park is only a 35-minute drive away.
Visiting your vineyard:
Before you make your travel plans to New Zealand, it is important that you contact us so we can check that Greg and Amanda will be at the vineyard to welcome you during your visit.
At harvest time (usually from mid-March to the end of April) the family will be very busy, so this is not always the most convenient time for a visit.
Nelson experiences the most sunshine hours in New Zealand and so is pleasant all year round. However, January is usually one of the best months to visit as it is the warmest mid-summer period. July is mid-winter and hence cooler.
NB There is no public transport available in the area , so you will need your own car.
Greg and Amanda recommend flying via Asia rather than via the USA. In particular avoid Los Angeles – rigid customs control requires all passengers to proceed through immigration regardless of being in transit.
New Zealand’s three main international airports are Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. Due to the timings of domestic connections to Nelson it may be necessary to spend a night in one of these cities. Should this be the case, Greg and Amanda recommend making your journey more relaxing by staying two nights and taking the opportunity to do some sightseeing.
Flying to Nelson is recommended – driving takes two to three days; flying takes about 75 minutes.
Option 1: Fly to Nelson – about 25 minutes.
Option 2: Catch the InterIslander Cook Strait Ferry to Picton – about 2½ hours – then hire a car and drive to Nelson – about 2 hours.
Option 1: Fly to Nelson – about 40 minutes.
Option 2: Drive to Nelson via Kaikoura. To drive all the way would take about 7 hours, so Greg and Amanda recommend driving to Kaikoura – about 3 hours – and staying the night (or staying two nights and doing some whale watching), then driving from Kaikoura to Nelson – about 3½ hours.