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South Island Road Trip Delights: Custom Multi-Day 7D : 6N

South Island Delights Road Trips have been created to encompass the whole of the South Island of New Zealand. To link together the itineraries for the number of days you wish to tour. Just one Road Trip link of 3 or 7 days, why not extend your journey to 14 days and add some exciting regions of our beautiful South Island.
Flights from Auckland and Wellington arrive to and depart from Blenheim airport for your Top of the South round trip of 5 days. If you choose to travel the East Coast to Christchurch or inland to Queenstown and Milford Sound, flights returning to Wellington and Auckland are available.
Your chauffeur guide will provide a custom plan from the provided itinerary just for you to ensure you see the very best the South Island can offer in hot spots and route convenience so every minute is a new experience.
Marlborough is such a draw card for being the largest wine region of New Zealand and a wonderful starting point and a must to include. Locals come and discover NZ.

per adult from

$1,892

NZD

Duration

7 days

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

Voucher

Mobile ticket

Select Date and Travellers

No tour options available.

  • What's included :
    • 7x Breakfast
    • 6x Dinner
    • 7x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 7 nights
    • Glass of wine with dinners
    • 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 - Pancake Rocks and Blowholes Walk
    • Entry/Admission - Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools & Spa
    • Entry/Admission - Hanmer Springs Animal Park
    • Entry/Admission - Hanmer Springs Helicopters
    What's excluded :

  • 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: 40 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: 40 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

    Meals included:
    • Lunch: Delicious platters of local meats/pates/seafood with vegetarian and vegan options. Bookings made to suit your tastes.
    • Dinner: A local venue
    • Breakfast
    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: A local venue
    • 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: Kai Restaurant Beach front
    • Dinner: A local venue
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Kimi Ora Resort Kaiteriteri

    Day 4: Kaiteriteri to 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 with fabulous dining indoor or outdoor under pretty pagolas. Same your accommodation.
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: The Last Resort Karamea

    Day 5: Karamea via Westport to Hanmer Springs

    Stop At: Pancake Rocks and Blowholes Walk, State Highway 6, Paparoa National Park, Punakaiki 7873 New Zealand
    Pancake Rocks and Blow Hole attraction walk. Stopping for coffee afterward or a cold beer.
    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 Animal Park, 108 Rippingale Road, Hanmer Springs 7334 New Zealand
    Delightful alpaca and other animals and a great country welcome. This is a choice for families and adults alike.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Hanmer Springs Helicopters, 561 Hanmer Springs Road, Hanmer Springs 7334, New Zealand
    A scenic spectacular of the mountains and Pacific Ocean. This can be your choice for your Hanmer experience. I recommend this highly with plenty of time to enjoy.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Hanmer Springs, Hanmer Springs, Canterbury Region, South Island
    Hanmer Springs Jet Boat Thrills. Or Water Rafting Tour 2 hours. Bungy Jumping 35 metre. Quad Bike Safari. What will you choose?
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools & Spa, 42 Amuri Avenue, Hanmer Springs New Zealand
    Revisiting here as there is so much on offer to enjoy. Take advantage of the ambiance and the therapeutic hot pools.
    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 Kaikoura - Blenheim

    Stop At: Kaikoura, Kaikoura, Canterbury Region, South Island
    After your coffee stop and Peninsula or beach walk.Then onward to get a delicious crayfish on our way back to Blenheim. Hanmer to Kaikoura takes 1 hour and 45 minutes. Kaikoura to Blenheim return takes a further 1 hour and 20 minutes. Plenty of time to also stop at Ohau Point to watch over the playful seals on the rocks. Even another afternoon refreshment stop at Kekerengu before arriving in Blenheim around 5 pm to be dropped back at your accommodation or airport flight departure..
    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Kaikoura, Kaikoura, Canterbury Region, South Island
    Lavendar Farm visit or arrangements can be made for a Whale Tour from 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm. It is a fabulous sight you will always remember. Weather permitting.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Lunch: The Whaler Cafe: Kaikoura . Option of a coffee stop and then to have Crayfish on the beach for lunch. +Kekerengu stop.
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Returning to your accommodation in Blenheim or Picton or request to airport or Inter Islander Ferry departing Picton.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pick up can include from the Blenheim I Site Bus and Train Station, Inter-Islander Ferry Picton, private homes, and start time can be flexible as this tour is created custom to your requests. Airports
    • Marlborough Airport, 1 Tancred Crescent, Marlborough 7206, New Zealand
    • Picton Aerodrome, Picton 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
    • 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.
    • 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.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

5

Organised by Pamela March Trading As Your Local Chauffeur

Activity ID: V-23110P30

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