NEW ZEALAND TOUR DELIGHTS OF THE SOUTH ISLAND
- Duration: 7 Days (approx.)
- Location: Blenheim, Marlborough
- Product code: NZTD
New Zealand is a destination in demand. Idyllic country scenic spots, fabulous water playgrounds, cultural and heritage iconic places and resident chefs creating tantalizing local cuisine for your table. Marlborough wine region the largest exporter of wine from New Zealand, Otago and Hawkes Bay with such a wide range to your tastes.
Marlborough is the Gateway to the South Island via Wellington by Ferry or by air from Auckland direct, Wellington and Napier.
Arriving in Auckland is first on your list. Self drive or choose one of our recommended tour owners to take you through to Bay of Islands for Treaty House at Waitangi, 90 mile beach and Cape Reinga. Back to Auckland for a scenic driver through to Coromandel and Hot Water Beach.
NOW THE TIME TO TRAVEL TO THE GATEWAY TO THE SOUTH ISLAND
Take your flight from Auckland direct to Blenheim or a glorious Ferry crossing from Wellington to be picked up by Your Local Chauffeur.
WINE AND GOURMET AND SCENIC TOUR
Start your South Island journey with a wine gourmet and scenic delights tour and savour the Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir, along with Pinot Gris, Rielsing, Albarino and more...
REVEL IN NATURE WITH A GUIDED TOUR OF KAIPUPU RESERVE - ARRIVING BY BOAT
f you are a nature lover a walk through our native bush to listen to the birds singing, perhaps a kiwi in a nesting box and options to swim with dolphins. Cruises to choose and secluded Bays with hightop views of the Pacific Ocean and vineyards.
DAY FOUR - OPTION ONE
WHALE WATCH KAIKOURA AND OHAU POINT TO SEE THE SEALS AT PLAY AND BASKING IN THE SUN
Kaikoura is a hot spot for the Whale Watch tours and the local seal colony. Options for a day tour or connect the trip on your return to Blenheim.
DAY FOUR AND FIVE - OPTION TWO - TWO NIGHTS
NELSON/TASMAN BAY AND HOPS/ARTISANS/TROPICAL PARADISE NZ STYLE
Your Local Chauffeur will take you to our North West Region of Nelson via Havelock for the Green lip Mussels and local Salmon, Pelorus Bridge where the Hobbits floated down in their barrels on the Pelorus River.
Onwards then to Nelson and the Port for lunch before heading further into the Tasman Bay for a tropical paradise New Zealand style.
DAY SIX AND SEVEN - TWO NIGHTS
WEST COAST WONDERLAND DRIVE - PUNAKAIKI BLOW HOLES AND SCENIC LANDSCAPES
OVER LAND TO HANMER SPRINGS AND THE HOT POOLS
A countryside scenic journey through the glacial valleys stopping in Westport to see and hear the boom of the Blow Holes in the natural landscapes on the East Coast of New Zealand, then a rest stop before travelling over the Lewis Pass and amazing snow and farming landscapes.
Arriving at Hanmer Springs in time for a luxury Hot Pool dip a touch of volcanic among the South Island glacial terrain.
Your choices to link to the next Road Trip of the South Island through to Christchurch or return to Blenheim via Kaikoura and flying back to Auckland.
TO OPT FOR THE NEXT ROAD TRIP - YOUR CHAUFFEUR WILL PICK YOU UP AT HANMER SPRINGS MID AFTERNOON ON DAY SEVEN AND TRANSFER YOU TO YOUR ACCOMMODATION IN CHRISTCHURCH.
Christchurch City Sights, Punting on the Avon, Tram lunch, Aquatic Centre, Sumner and the Port views, Akaroa a quaint French Village and through to the glorious Lake Tekapo.
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