Awatere

Our Region

Awatere and Pacific Coastline

Discover expansive vineyards nestled within snow-capped mountains and deep blue ocean.

Driving through the golden hills and vineyards of the Awatere Valley, you'll find snow-capped mountains to one side and the blue Pacific Ocean on the other.

The valley rises to the region's highest peak, Mount Tapuae-o-uenuku, central to Māori legend and the tip of the Southern Alps.

The Awatere is the entrance to the Molesworth Station - New Zealand's largest high-country farm.

Or stop for a wine tasting at the world's most sustainable winery, Yealands Estate, and take in stunning panoramas of vines and ocean along the winery's White Road, winding your way along rows-upon-rows of grape vines.

Compare vineyard sub-regions

Wine & Food

Visit cellar doors in the Wairau, Waihopai, Awatere and Omaka Valleys, comparing the flavour profiles of each sub-region.

Compare vineyard sub-regions

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Bike Molesworth Station

Activities

Bike through the iconic Molesworth high country station, ending in Hanmer for a rejuvenating hot pool swim.

Bike Molesworth Station

Cycle Molesworth Guided Tour

Visit Molesworth Station

Activities

Drive up the Awatere Valley Road to access Molesworth Station, which is open over summer months.

Visit Molesworth Station

Guided Molesworth High Country Day Tour

Linger at cellar doors

Wine & Food

Savour Marlborough pinot noir in front of a toasty fire, or enjoy a lunch made from premium local ingredients at a vineyard restaurant.

Linger at cellar doors

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