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Omata Estate Vineyard - Walk 5 - BOI Walking Weekend

Omata Estate Vineyard - Walk 5 - BOI Walking Weekend

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  • Fri 7 Oct ’16, 3:00pm – 6:30pm
  • Sat 8 Oct ’16, 11:00am – 2:30pm


Russell Bowling Club, 5 Church Street, Russell, Russell


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $73.00

Omata Vineyard
This year we have 2 Omata Vineyard Walks.

Friday afternoon/evening we have a walk that takes you to the vineyard for wine tasting and delicious wood fired homemade pizza!

Saturday walk to the vineyard for a daytime experience of wine tasting and sumptuous platters! Its’ a hard choice!!

This is a walk for those who like a small reward at the end (read a few glasses of wine and some good food!)
Gather at the Russell Bowling Club for what is normally a very light hearted walk. Alex and Donna as the guides always notice the enthusiasm start to build. Fair enough too, the walk is by no means a stroll in the park, but the destination what we were all heading for and well worth it!
Head through the township, past some significant heritage buildings, then up ‘that hill’ which signifies the real start of the walk. From there it was all an easy pleasant walk down to sea level and through the mangrove boardwalk, stopping briefly to learn about the fascinating history of Tikitikiioure and its mining heritage. The stories of manual labour hardship and a hillside village that was, at its time, larger then Russell township. (Russell was not all about whalers and wenches!)
Walkers carry on, thankful that we live in a day and age where manually chipping away at the mineshaft is behind us, and stroll round Orongo Bay taking in the extensive oyster farm operations. One more Steep climb up and over, through well-established native bush. Plenty of bird life and a rather cheery atmosphere to keep you well entertained, but still, your glass of wine will be well appreciated.
After a couple of hours of talk talk walk walk, you come to the beautiful grounds of Omata Vineyard. Met by Bruce the resident viticulturist who humorously and skilfully presents a taster of all the wines Omata Estate have in their stable. Noting that everyone is famished, Bruce lays on homemade pizzas fired up in his Pizza Oven or platters depending on which walk you choose –which you can wash down with a lovely glass of wine.
2 Hours
5 kms
Grade; medium to hard. A couple of steep hills

Friday 7th October
3pm. Arrive about 5pm at Omata Vineyard for pizza and wine tasting.

Sat 8th October
11am - Arrive about 1pm. For platters and wine tasting

Max 20 walkers per walk
All walks depart from the Russell Bowling Club in Russell. There are many walks to book on - so look at all the walks you can do over the 3 days. The walks are all guided and the guides are knowledgeable and passionate about the region.

Visit our website to see all the walks you can do www.boiwalkingweekend.co.nz

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