All about the 5 Day Northern South Island Christchurch to Christchurch Summer Tour

Short on time? This 5 day South Island tour gives you the highlights of New Zealand. Take a scenic walk in the Marlborough sound region famed for its white wine.Have a full day in Abel Tasman National Park the most visited National Park in New Zealand, chill in the hot springs of Hanmer, marvel at the seals in Kaikoura before heading back to Christchurch.

A perfect way to see the diversity of New Zealand in a short space of time.

5 Day Northern South Island Christchurch to Christchurch Summer Tour Itinerary - 5 days

  • Day 1 Christchurch to Picton
    Nau mai, haere mai (welcome)! Your journey kicks off when we depart Christchurch in the morning to travel north on a scenic drive through Lewis Pass, heading to the coastal town of Picton. We arrive in the early evening, giving you time to go for a walk to get your bearings in this charming town or relax in the spa at your accommodation.
    Accommodation included: Cozy villa
  • Day 2 Picton to Abel Tasman
    Spend the morning exploring the stunning Marlborough Sounds by foot or bicycle. You’ll meet your coach at midday to cruise through the famous Marlborough wine region. We visit a local vineyard’s cellar door to sample New Zealand’s world famous Sauvignon Blanc, before heading to the spectacular Abel Tasman National Park. Tonight we enjoy some delicious seafood and a BBQ dinner at our exclusive campsite accommodation. (D)
    Accommodation included: Beach accommodation in the national park
    Activities included: Winery cellar door visit
    Optional activities: Walk or hire a bicycle for sightseeing
  • Day 3 Full day in Abel Tasman
    Today is a free day to experience the incredible Abel Tasman National Park. Explore this stunning, coastal area famous for being one of the sunniest spots in New Zealand. Walk the coastal track and discover some of New Zealand’s best natural golden beaches or choose an optional activity like sailing or sea kayaking (own expense). Tonight you can self-cater and use the BBQ facilities at our accommodation on the edge of the national park. (B)
    Accommodation included: Beach accommodation in the national park
    Activities included: Abel Tasman Track and Aqua Taxi or paddle board hire
  • Day 4 Abel Tasman to Hanmer Springs
    Today you’ll travel through beautiful scenery in the Kahurangi and Nelson National Parks where we’ll stop for a picnic lunch, before heading to the peaceful town of Hanmer Springs. This afternoon you are free to enjoy this alpine setting. Spend the afternoon surrounded by mountains and forest as you relax in the thermal hot pools. Tonight is a group dinner. (B,D)
    Accommodation included: Cozy alpine chalets
    Activities included: Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools and Spa
  • Day 5 Hanmer Springs to Christchurch
    Today we head for the East Coast and the coastal village of Kaikoura, famous for a huge array of natural wonders from land to sea. We arrive in Kaikoura early, so you are free to experience all this location has to offer. Why not go out on the water and experience one of Kaikoura’s famous dolphin and whale spotting tours (own expense), see seals sitting right beside the road at Goose Bay or wander around the peninsula and check out the breath-taking views from the lookout. After the afternoon’s activities, we make our way back to the city of Christchurch. We hope you had a blast on your New Zealand journey! (B)
    Activities included: Peninsula walk and seal colony visit
    Optional activities: Whale watching, swim with dolphins
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Real Kiwi Says:
Wildlife is abundant on this 5 day adventure as you will spot seals and dolphins in Kaikoura. Try some wine in Marlbrough sound too! A great group guided tour for your week in New Zealand. If you only have 7 days fly into Christchurch the day before the tour, book a pre-nights accommodation, then take the 5 day tour and fly out on your 7th day. A great way to see as much as you can if you only have a week in New Zealand.

5 Day Northern South Island Christchurch to Christchurch Summer Tour Price information
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Price

Description

Tour code: TSI5
$945
Dorm share
$1050
Double/ Twin share
$1155
Single share

Departure information

Starts

Saturdays from Christchurch from October 14, 2017 to March 31 2018

Travelling from May to September, 2017? Check out our 15 Day Full South Island Christchurch to Christchurch Winter Tour (Unfortunately we do not operate a northern South Island tour in winter)

Ends
Christchurch


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Luggage should be restricted to 15kg per person in a single bag, plus a small day pack.

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