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South Island Road Trip Delights: Custom Multi Day 14D : 13N

The linking of special short road trips allows you to relax and take in more of the uniqueness of New Zealand. Having existing planned routes by a born local who understands that having custom options that can be tweaked to suit rather than a set plan creates a more flexible holiday.
The hot spots of New Zealand can then be interspersed with out of the way places that you may never have heard of or knew existed. New Zealand is a place of wonder and every hour the scenery changes to something more spectacular. Queenstown is a great stopping spot with so much to do and flying home is easy.

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  • What's included :
    • 13x Breakfast
    • 14x Dinner
    • 14x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 14 nights
    • Bottled water daily
    • Entry/Admission - Saint Clair Family Estate Vineyard Kitchen
    • Entry/Admission - Cloudy Bay
    • Entry/Admission - Framingham Wines
    • Entry/Admission - Clos Henri Vineyard
    • Entry/Admission - Makana Confections
    • Entry/Admission - Eyebright
    • Entry/Admission - Kaiteriteri Beach
    • Entry/Admission - Riwaka Resurgence
    • Entry/Admission - Oparara Basin
    • Entry/Admission - Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools & Spa
    • Entry/Admission - Hanmer Springs Animal Park
    • Entry/Admission - Quake City
    • Entry/Admission - Avon River
    • Entry/Admission - Mount Cook Alpine Memorial
    • Entry/Admission - Lake Wanaka Lookout
    • Entry/Admission - Lake Wanaka
    • Entry/Admission - Cromwell Museum
    • Entry/Admission - Milford Helicopters
    • Entry/Admission - Skyline Queenstown
    What's excluded :
    • Entry/Admission - Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre

  • Day 1: Marlborough Wine and Food Delights

    Stop At: Saint Clair Family Estate Vineyard Kitchen, 13 Selmes Road Rd3, Blenheim 7273 New Zealand
    Amazing local wines with one of the most awarded Sauvignon Blancs in Marlborough. Great restaurant as an option of lunch with outside or inside choices and with vineyard views.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Cloudy Bay, Jacksons Road, Rapaura, Blenheim 7273 New Zealand
    Fabulous wine tasting and delicious seafood from the Raw Bar of local oysters, Cloudy Bay clams, Sushi and amazing cheese platters. Relax in the expansive landscapes with the vineyards and Wairau Valley views.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Framingham Wines, 19 Conders Bend Road, Renwick 7243 New Zealand
    Delicious Rieslings and Montepuciano Rose are favourites here, wine tasting with matching cheeses and meats and locally made crackers and breads.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Clos Henri Vineyard, 639 State Highway 63, Blenheim 7271 New Zealand
    A unique Marlborough vineyard here for you to compare sauvignon blanc and pinot noir in different terroir only metres apart. Due to an earthquake fault that runs diagonally through the vineyard. Enjoy the expanse of the Wairau landscapes while you engage in your wine tasting and here too an array of French cheeses and condiments and home-made breads.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Makana Confections, Corner of Rapaura Road and O'Dwyer's Road, Blenheim 7273 New Zealand
    A special stop at the beginning or end of the tour for tantalizing boutique chocolate tasting and sales - you cannot resist the unique flavours with many truffles of Pinot Noir or salted caramel and the best of all the Macadamia Butter Crunch that takes your temptation into heaven!
    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre, 79 Aerodrome Road, Blenheim 7272 New Zealand
    It can be a unique experience here to view Peter Jackson's amazing collection of classic aircraft from WWI and WWII. Reality images and displays of real life events in the magnificent historical scenes.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Lunch: Delicious platters of local meats/pates/seafood with vegetarian and vegan options. Bookings made to suit your tastes.
    • Dinner: Hans Herzog Restaurant Rapaura
    Accommodation included: Delightful cottages amidst the vineyards, homely bed and breakfast, 4-5 Star Hotels/Motels arranged at time of booking.

    Day 2: Nelson Tasman Bay Region South Island

    Stop At: Eyebright, Lansdowne Road Appleby, Nelson New Zealand
    Eyebright is a glorious country store on the Waimea Plains a few minutes drive from Richmond. Stepping from the garden into the shop is to enter a wonderland of silk flowers, dried flowers, gourmet delights, home wares, gifts, jewellery, and more. Allow yourself plenty of time.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Nelson, Nelson, Nelson-Tasman Region, South Island
    Pics Peanut Butter - Visit and Taste one of the creamiest ever! A local hot spot of Nelson and no one wants to leave.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Nelson, Nelson, Nelson-Tasman Region, South Island
    Nelson Cathedral: A beauty standing on the hill at the top of Trafalgar Street. Historic stonework and stain glass windows as fitting for such time piece. Organ Pipes still adorn above the vestry and being so close to town the steps are tempting to climb.
    Duration: 20 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Lunch: The Styx a popular stop over on the waters edge and light lunch style including fresh fish n chips and seafood chowder.
    • Dinner: Kai Restaurant on the water with all day coffee and delicious treats and excellent dinner menu.
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Kimi Ora in Kaiteriteri natural wooden chalets in the bush with great views.

    Day 3: Kaiteriteri

    Stop At: Kaiteriteri Beach, Tasman, New Zealand 5 Kaiteriteri-Sandy Bay Road RD 2, Kaiteriteri 7197 New Zealand
    Waka - come and have a traditional paddle and ocean experience including a Maori welcome and instruction about the respect of the sea and all who live in the universe. Rules apply even to getting into the Waka and walking around it to respect the elders that came before. Head out around the point with a team of 8 and your guide. Marvel at the Golden Bay coastline and return ready for a pre- dinner relax.
    Manaaki moana, manaaki tangata, haere whakamua
    Care for the sea, care for the people, move forward as one.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Meals included:
    • Lunch: The Beached Whale or Mermaid Restaurant
    • Dinner: Hooked Restaurant. A short drive around Golden Bay to watch the sunset over the Tasman Sea. The menu is to delight.
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Kimi Ora in Kaiteriteri natural wooden chalets in the bush with great views.

    Day 4: Kaiteriteri - Riwaka Resurgence - Karamea

    Stop At: Riwaka Resurgence, Riwaka Valley Road Motueka area, Kahurangi National Park New Zealand
    A tranquil native experience for a short walk of 30 minutes with special Maori spiritual connections.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Oparara Basin, Karamea 7893 New Zealand
    This basin has a compact network of walking tracks to various limestone arches and caves dating back more than 3 million years. That’s all without mentioning the amazing ancient rain forest all of this is nestled in with trees covered in moss.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Lunch: Delicious packed lunch
    • Dinner: The Last Resort. The items on the menu are the best and while here you can taste
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: The Last Resort with fabulous dining indoor and out in a stoned terrace with pagolas.

    Day 5: Karamea via Westport to Hanmer Springs

    Stop At: Punakaiki, Punakaiki, West Coast Region, South Island
    Pancake Rocks and Blow Holes attraction walk
    Duration: 40 minutes

    Stop At: Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools & Spa, 42 Amuri Avenue, Hanmer Springs New Zealand
    After taking a stop at Punakaiki and the sensational Pancake Rocks giving you their best welcome energy take time for a glass of wine or a light lunch before arriving into Hanmer Springs - a 2:45 hr journey of astounding views. Jump into the Hot Pools and or Spa to relax before dinner.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Lunch: Punakaiki Cafe
    • Dinner: Power House Cafe and Restaurant
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Award winning bach cottage with natural views and close to the centre.

    Day 6: Hanmer Springs

    Stop At: Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools & Spa, 42 Amuri Avenue, Hanmer Springs New Zealand
    Relax and forget the World for a while. Snow capped mountains and bird song.
    Duration: 6 hours

    Stop At: Hanmer Springs Animal Park, 108 Rippingale Road, Hanmer Springs 7334 New Zealand
    Fun for all ages with many other activities, For the adventurous Jet bungy jumping (your cost). Crazy Putt Golf.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Hanmer Springs, Hanmer Springs, Canterbury Region, South Island
    Hanmer Springs Helicopters to fly you over the snowy mountains and birds eye views of the lakes and landscapes.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Lunch: Fire and Ice Cafe Restaurant
    • Dinner: MK Restaurant - elegant and delicious
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Award winning bach cottage with natural views and close to the centre.

    Day 7: Hanmer Springs to Christchurch

    Stop At: Quake City, 299 Durham Street North, Christchurch 8011 New Zealand
    The repairs are slowly recreating this wonderful City
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Akaroa, Akaroa, Canterbury Region, South Island
    Wildlife and quaint settlement
    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Avon River, Christchurch New Zealand
    Take a wander along the banks or a gondola through the city to take in the views of the trees and old English pubs and cafes.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Lunch: Picnic by the Avon
    • Dinner: Tramway Restaurant. Travel around the City in the comfort of the Tram while having dinner
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Brockworth Cottage

    Day 8: Christchurch to Lake Tekapo and Mount Cook

    Stop At: Lake Tekapo, Lake Tekapo, Mackenzie District, Canterbury Region, South Island
    Middle Earth
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Mount Cook Alpine Memorial, Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7999 New Zealand
    Glorious and magnificent Mount Cook and on a clear day as luck will have it a perfect view that will take your breath away.
    Duration: 5 hours

    Meals included:
    • Lunch: A take away gourmet picnic lunch to enjoy under or on the Mountain.
    • Dinner: Lake Tekapo. Peppers Restaurant.
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Cottage on the edge of the Lake and close to town.

    Day 9: Lake Tekapo

    Stop At: Lake Tekapo, Lake Tekapo, Mackenzie District, Canterbury Region, South Island
    Time to take in the sights with a casual walk and Dark Sky Project and admire the night sy through the astronomers eyes up at St John
    BY DAY- Discover the night sky during the day with the new indoor multi-media daytime astronomy experience that combines tātai aroraki (Māori astronomy) and science. At just 45 minutes long with daytime and early evening tours available, this experience is perfect for those staying overnight or simply passing through.

    Sit back and relax at Dark Sky Project’s two exquisite eateries. Overlook the picturesque Lake Tekapo as you dine at Dark Sky Diner. During the day, hike or drive up Mt John and enjoy a refreshment at the Astro Café whilst taking in the stunning surrounds that boasts some of the world’s best views including the Mackenzie Basin and Aoraki Mt Cook..
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Lunch: The Power House Cafe with high country flavours.
    • Dinner: Five Stags Restaurant and Bar - a warm and cosy hunting lodge.. Hearty rustic Kiwi cuisine.
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Cottage on the edge of the Lake and close to town.

    Day 10: Lake Tekapo to Lake Wanaka

    Stop At: Lake Wanaka Lookout, 3283 Makarora-Lake Hawea Road The Neck, Wanaka 9382 New Zealand
    The growth of Wanaka and the nature walks are a time to relax and reflect. Amazing views of the South Island Hot spots like Wanaka.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Lunch: Francescas Italian Kitchen
    • Dinner: Kika The modern tapas-style restaurant, owned and operated by award-winning chef James Stapley. Elegant and comfortable.
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Maple Lodge

    Day 11: Lake Wanaka

    Stop At: Lake Wanaka, Wanaka New Zealand
    Maple Lodge
    Duration: 6 hours

    Meals included:
    • Lunch: Casual Lunch by the Lake.
    • Dinner: A home cooked meal in a mansion on the land. A most beautiful venue to remember with maple trees and expanses of lawn.
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Maple Lodge

    Day 12: Lake Wanaka to Queenstown

    Stop At: Cromwell Museum, 47 Cromwell Service Centre The Mall, Cromwell 9310 New Zealand
    Cromwell the home of the big bird. A quiet country town with a big heart. A lovely coffee pot stop on the way to Queenstown.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Lunch: A coffee stop on the way
    • Dinner: One of the sought after cafe restaurants that will inspire.
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Oaks Queenstown Shore Resort on the waterfront.

    Day 13: Milford Sound

    Stop At: Milford Helicopters, Milford Sound Highway, Milford Sound 9600, New Zealand
    Joy ride over the Mountain with spectacular birdseye views .
    Duration: 4 hours

    Stop At: Milford Sound, Milford Sound, Southland Region, South Island
    Take a cruise on the Sounds as your option instead of Helicopter. From $99 pp. Additional option. Your own cost.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Lunch: A luxury packed gourmet lunch.
    • Dinner: Dinner by choice selection of tastes.
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Oaks Queenstown Shore Resort on the waterfront.

    Day 14: Queenstown

    Stop At: Queenstown, Queenstown, Otago Region, South Island
    Shot over Jet
    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Skyline Queenstown, Brecon St Top OF Street, Queenstown 9348 New Zealand
    A must to visit for the spectacular view and an afternoon refreshment. Evening option also an amazing experience.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Lunch: The best local burger in town. Not a nasty one a fantastic one!
    • Dinner: Skyline Gondola if fits with departure details
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: The Game Keepers House Queenstown
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pick ups can include Hotels/Motels/ BandB, Homestays, Vineyard Cottages, Picton or Blenheim I Site Car Parks,Airports
    • Picton Aerodrome, Picton New Zealand
    • Marlborough Airport, 1 Tancred Crescent, Marlborough 7206, New Zealand
    Departure Time :
    10:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
    • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
    • For local and domestic travellers of New Zealand every COVID-19 rule can apply. As a private group know that the chauffeur/guides will maintain the best health and safety however will abide by your requests and comply.
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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Organised by Pamela March Trading As Your Local Chauffeur

Activity ID: V-23110P31

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