Why book Wine Art and Wilderness

Unparalleled access

We have the most extensive Department of Conservation concessions in New Zealand to operate in National Parks and Reserves.

If it is the top Nelson wineries you wish to experience Wine Art and Wilderness has single and unique access to the very best. Our wine tours are also offered in Marlborough.

We have developed personal relationships with Nelsons best international rated artists.

Our passion is finding the best artisan food producers.

Quality experiences

Wine Art and Wilderness has achieved and maintained the highest Qualmark endorsements for our Tours.

We are Nelson’s premier ground-based tour provider and work closely with luxury accommodation, helicopter and boat operators.

Our guides are mature and professional with a ‘can do’ attitude.

All luxury tours are fully catered with all-inclusive pricing.

5 star reviews

Wine Art and Wilderness have a full house of 5 Star TripAdvisor reviews.

See below for visitor comments…..

Viator Top Rated



Scenic nature tours in Abel Tasman Nelson, Kahurangi and Nelson Lakes National Parks, Golden Bay and Forest Parks and Reserves in the North-west and West Coast of the South Island, New Zealand.
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Wine Exposed visits the small boutique family owned New Zealand wineries that are the most picturesque to be found anywhere to learn their unique or historical stories. Private wine tastings, matched with gourmet local food.
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The Arts


Nelson celebrates being the Art centre of New Zealand as the galleries in and around Nelson clearly showcase why the city is a giant culture magnet attracting both artists and visitors in a fusion of creativity that exists all year round.
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We pride ourselves of providing exceptional service and experienced, knowledgeable guides. We judge our achievements from our client feedback. The following testimonials are from our visitor book.

Thanks for a wonderful time and lots of extras!

Chrissie & Jim, Ithaca, NY, USA

Thank you for two great days of adventure, wine and art. Fabulous choices in where to take us. Great salmon & lunches!! Great conversations & knowledge about area and wine.

Sharon Parker & Dick McGonigal, Connecticut

Wonderful outing. Enjoyed every minute & learnt a lot.

Nancy & Matt Rohn, Belgium

Absolutely wonderful perfect day – small taste of NZ that makes us want to come back & enjoy more. Thank you Noel.

Kim & Colin Marshall

I really like to travel with Noel, he has a great knowledge of trees, plants, rocks and nature in general and is able to communicate it. THANKS!

Wolfgang Wessel - Germany

Thanks for making this a memorable and hilarious day.

Megan Koren - CA

A truly great day! Thanks a lot!

Therese & Richard Malberg, Sweden

This was an amazing tour. Great food & wine & knowledgeable host. Thank you.

Laura & Yvonne Eaton, Bristol/Bath UK

The best day out in a long time ! Noels knowledge is amazing - thanks

Daniel Rickett - Waterford UK

You are a wealth of info and a joy to be around. Thank you for the great food, Abel Tasman trek and art.

Layne & Michael Lieberman

Thanks for stepping in to help us. We had a wonderful day and will also be recommending you.

Alano & Conor, Ireland

Thank you for the beautiful tour, the history and making another wonderful NZ memory.

Tom & Colleen Walder - Evanston, Il

This was the most perfect day! Your expertise is fabulous as was your company. I can’t thank you enough.

Debbie Diener, Arlington, VA

Even more fun than last year!

Raedene & Bill Kalm, USA

Thanks for the two day trips. Very well organized, beautiful sights, mountains of information, good lunch options. I was impressed with by Wharariki Beach and Abel Tasman coastal track views in my two different days.

Stefano Casini - Milan

Perfect day! Great blend of tastes, visual & visceral.

Nancy Bryant & Jerry Taylor, Washington, DC

An Amazing day! A rainy day turned into a bright fun day of wine tasting and touring. Informative and fun. Thank you.

The Kings (family) Singapore and New York

Truly appreciated the personal touch and great regional knowledge. Brillant!!

Wayne Stening, Alphatetta, GA

AMAZING DAY!!! Thank you. We will never look at a tree the same again.

Erin & Dan Garfin, USA

A lovely two days, great care and very good tour.

Barbara and John Pope, Gloster, UK

Noel is the best there is!

Susan & Elliot Markowitz

Awesome tour and a very knowledgeable guide. An excellent intro to New Zealand.

Meenakshi, Kashmir, India

Amazing Tour! Thank you so much for the wonderful tour, one of the most enjoyable times we had in New Zealand.

Dan & Mary Shepard -Oldtown, ID

Fantastic tour, wonderful wine, lunch and guide.

Jade Dellios & Berin Smithson, Melbourne, Australia

Thanks for sharing your knowledge and enthusiasm for Nelson.

Anne & Dick Fink, USA

Such a fantastic way to start our NZ trip, we loved it!!

Scott & Angela Hughes - Madison Wi

Made our trip very special! Would not have been near as much fun without your knowledge and good humour.

Anne Leonard & John Stratton, San Francisco

We have been on a number of wine tours in some pretty good places but this has been the best –BY FAR! Noelhas been a brilliant host. Thankyou.

Jill & Tony Innes Norwich, UK
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