Bush Oasis and Wine Tour


  • Native NZ Birds
  • Fully Guided
  • Wine and Mussel Tasting
  • Donation towards Guardians of the Sounds , Environmental Education
  • Learn about New Zealand Bush ,Animals and local Geology

Learn about our commitment to sustainability.

Tour info in brief

1.5 Hours
Departs Hourly
Pricing: Adult: 16+ $49
Child: 5-15 $30
Infant: 0-4 $0
Location: 1 Wellington Street, Picton
Briefing: 30 mins before departure

No Seasickness Guarantee

About the Tour

Spend some time with Nature

Departing Picton, this fully guided tour takes you to Essons Valley, where we have exclusive access to show visitors the beautiful surrounds with visual Displays provided by Guardians of the Sounds.

The land is owned by New Zealand’s Marlborough District Council, and we are the ONLY operator that can guide visitors in the area.

A peaceful & beautiful walk . . . .

Bell Bird Silver Fern Wood Pigeon Bush Oasis Native Tui Koru Fern Ponga


What to expect

Take a deep breath and relax

This short tour of Essons Valley allows you to see and touch several species of native NZ plants and trees. (including some trees that are over 500 years old)

In the quiet of the bush, you’ll also marvel at the sounds made by local native birds, such as the Tui, Bellbird and Wood Pigeon.

You’ll learn how the bush and the water are spiritually connected, and how Maori used the bush, and how the area regenerates itself.

Information displayed also on native podocarps, small species and also local Native bird species abound. Geology and local history also feature on the displays provided by Guardians of the Sounds.

Award Winning Wine and Mussels

As a bonus, you’ll also be served local wine and mussels to sample.

Thank for Helping our Local Community 🙂

Each Tour Donates Funds towards Guardians of the Sounds Environmental Education program

What to bring

  • Sunhat
  • Sunblock
  • Walking shoes

Where are we?

We are located conveniently on Picton’s main waterfront with car parking close by and only a 1-minute walk from the main street.

Just look for the Dusky Dolphin outside our shop.

Before your tour starts feel free to take a seat inside the shop or outside on our sun drenched deck and enjoy the stunning views.

Customers can also get online with our free WiFi, and purchase a tea or coffee to enjoy on the deck.

You will Never Miss your Ferry

Our tour schedules are integrated with the Interislander – so there is no chance that you’ll miss your ferry.

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