Virgin Australia flies directly from Brisbane to Wellington. Air New Zealand and Qantas fly from Brisbane to Wellington via Sydney. See virginaustralia.com.au, airnewzealand.com.au or qantas.com
Budget and high-end accommodation in all regions, including lodges along the Queen Charlotte Sound in Marlborough and winery accommodation in Hawke’s Bay and Wairarapa.
The northern end of the wine trail is easily navigated by car or Air New Zealand operates regional flights from Wellington to Napier. To get to Marlborough it’s a three-hour ferry ride from Wellington or a short flight over to Blenheim.