5-Day New Zealand South Island Heaphy Tour from Christchurch

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Visit Abel Tasman National Park, Hanmer Springs, Kaikoura, Marlborough Sounds (Marlborough Wine Tours), Picton, Kahurangi National Parks.

Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Christchurch – Picton(273 km)

Nau mai, haere mai! Welcome to New Zealand! Our journey begins this morning in Christchurch, where we will take a scenic drive through Lewis Pass, headed for the coastal town of Picton. When we arrive in the early evening, we will have some time to go for a walk around and get our bearings or relax at the spa.

Day 2 Picton – Abel Tasman(271 km)

We will spend the morning exploring the stunning Marlborough Sounds on foot or on bicycles. At midday, we will drive through the famous Marlborough wine region and visit the wine cellar of a local vineyard to sample some authentic New Zealand wine. Then, we will head to the spectacular Abel Tasman National Park. In the evening, we will enjoy some delicious seafood and BBQ at our campsite accommodation.

Day 3 Abel Tasman National Park

We will be able to spend free time exploring the incredible Abel Tasman National Park, a stunning coastal region that features some of New Zealand’s best beaches. We will also be able to take part in some fun optional activities at our own expense, like sailing or kayaking. In the evening, we can use the BBQ equipment in the park to cook a delicious dinner.

Day 4 Abel Tasman – Hanmer Springs(214 km)

Today, we will travel through beautiful scenery into Kahurangi and Nelson National Parks, where we will stop to enjoy a picnic lunch before heading to Hanmer Springs. We will have the afternoon free to enjoy this alpine setting, relaxing in thermal pools while surrounded by mountains and forests. We will enjoy a group dinner in the evening.

Day 5 Hanmer Springs – Kaikoura – Christchurch(223 km)

Today, we will head for the coastal village of Kaikoura, where we will explore the area’s natural wonders. We can embark on dolphin and whale watching cruises at our own expense, among other activities. In the afternoon, we will make our way to the city of Christchurch.

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