Top of the South Island

7 Days / 6 Nights
From NZ$1,836 per person

Travel the coastal highway from Christchurch to Marlborough Sounds and the Nelson Tasman area.  The return trip takes you through the Nelson Lakes to Hanmer Springs, a wonderful alpine village situated in the foot hills of the Southern Alps.

Highlights

  • The braided rivers and rich patchwork farming landscape of the Canterbury ranges
  • The rugged picturesque coastline between the Pacific Ocean and Kaikoura Ranges
  • Marlborough's wine growing region
  • Nelson Tasman region
  • Coastal towns, bustling cafes, charming boutiques and funky art galleries
  • Soaking in Hanmer's Thermal Pools
Day 1:    Arrive Christchurch
Day 2:    Christchurch - Picton - Marlborough Sounds  (344 km)
Day 3:    At Marlborough Sounds
Day 4:    Marlborough Sounds - Picton - Nelson  (130 km)
Day 5:    Nelson
Day 6: Nelson - Hanmer Springs  (300 km)
Day 7:    Hanmer Springs - Christchurch  (134 km)
  • Meet and greet service
  • Rental car including Accident Excess Reduction, Airport/Ferry Collection Fees & GPS
  • 6 nights unique/boutique accommodation with breakfast included
  • Water taxi transfers
  • Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools & Spa

 

  • Kaikoura Whale Watch Cruise
  • Cruise to Tonga Island Marine Reserve at Abel Tasman region

Description & Highlights

Travel the coastal highway from Christchurch to Marlborough Sounds and the Nelson Tasman area.  The return trip takes you through the Nelson Lakes to Hanmer Springs, a wonderful alpine village situated in the foot hills of the Southern Alps.

Itinerary

Day 1:    Arrive Christchurch
Day 2:    Christchurch - Picton - Marlborough Sounds  (344 km)
Day 3:    At Marlborough Sounds
Day 4:    Marlborough Sounds - Picton - Nelson  (130 km)
Day 5:    Nelson
Day 6: Nelson - Hanmer Springs  (300 km)
Day 7:    Hanmer Springs - Christchurch  (134 km)

Included In Package

  • Meet and greet service
  • Rental car including Accident Excess Reduction, Airport/Ferry Collection Fees & GPS
  • 6 nights unique/boutique accommodation with breakfast included
  • Water taxi transfers
  • Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools & Spa

 

Optional Extras

  • Kaikoura Whale Watch Cruise
  • Cruise to Tonga Island Marine Reserve at Abel Tasman region

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