The tour includes expeditions to most prominent attractions in South Island, New Zealand. It begins from Christchurch and continues up the lovely coastline between Pacific Ocean and the Kaikoura Ranges, to half-submerged mountain range called Marlborough Sounds. Visit the Hanmer Springs, and Nelson Tasman region which is home to colourful coastal towns and is surrounded by three national parks.
Meet and greet service with rental car pick up at Christchurch Airport. Read More
Travel across broad, braided rivers and the rich patchwork farming landscape of the Canterbury ranges. Continue up the ruggedly beautiful coastline between the surging Pacific Ocean and the steeply rising Kaikoura Ranges to the wine growing region of Marlborough. On arrival in Picton park your car and travel by water taxi to your accommodation. Recommended Optional Tour Enroute: Kaikoura Whale Watching Cruise. Every Whale Watch tour is a unique experience and the sightings vary. Giant Sperm Whales are the stars of the show and year-round residents. A typical tour may encounter fur seals, pods of dolphins and the endangered Wandering Albatross. You may also see Humpback Whales, Pilot Whales, Blue Whales and Southern Right Whales. Kiaoura is home to world’s largest dolphin the Orca and the world’s smallest and rarest marine dolphin the Hector and has the largest concentration and variety of seabirds on mainland New Zealand. Read More
Day at leisure. The South Island’s northeast corner is dominated by the beautiful Marlborough Sounds, a half-submerged mountain range revealed as a labyrinth of waterways, inlets, coves, bays and islands. The result is a marvellous recreation area for boating, swimming, and fishing as well as walking and cycling. Read More
Take a water taxi back to Picton today to collect your rental car and make the short journey to Nelson. Read More
Day at leisure. The Nelson Tasman Region is known for its vibrant coastal towns, full of bustling cafes, charming boutiques and funky art galleries. Rich with spectacular scenery, three national parks are within 90 minutes of the city. Recommended Optional Tour: Journey north to Abel Tasman National Park to cruise into Tonga Island Marine Reserve. Pause to view the antics at Tonga Island Seal Colony then land at historic Tonga Quarry Beach. Take a one hour walk over a picturesque forested saddle and around the Bark Bay waterfall trail to bays of golden beaches before the return to Nelson. Read More
A beautiful drive today will take you via the Nelson Lakes to Hanmer Springs. Situated in the foothills of the Southern Alps Hanmer Springs is a destination for relaxation and indulgence. Bike rides, bush walks and horse treks are all on offer but by far the most famous and popular activity the town boasts is the Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools and Spa – to which entrance is included. Read More
The return route to Christchurch follows the beautiful Waiau River. Farmland, vineyards and olive groves characterise the Waipara region, which is known for its wine and food The last leg of your journey takes you past surf beaches to Christchurch where your tour concludes with the return of your rental car to Christchurch Airport depot. Read More
The Classic Villa is located along Worcester Boulevard, a pedestrian-only street, and adjacent to the Botanic Gardens in Christchurch, New Zealand. Ten kilometers from the Wildlife Willow Bank and the Antarctic Centre, the prMore info
Cambria House hotel is Situated in the heart of Nelson, Cambria House is close to Queens Gardens, Miyazu Japanese Gardens, and South Pacific Distillery. Additional area attractions include McCashin's Brewery.More info
Cheltenham House is just 200 metres from the renowned thermal pools, restaurants, shops and forest walks. The hotel is ideally located on a quiet street in the centre of Hanmer Springs. Hanmer Springs is just 90 minutes driveMore info
Resort is just a 30 minute ferry ride from the township of Picton or a 15 minutes helicopter flight from Wellington. 18.1 Kilometer from Lochmara Lodge Marlborough Sounds Wildlife Recovery Centre.More info
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