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Wines, Whales & Hot Springs

Duration
7 Days
Prices From:
US$ 833

Arriving in Wellington, explore the capital before enjoying Blenheim’s wine region. Next is Kaikoura, renowned for year round whale and dolphin watching then relax in Hamner Springs.


See a different side of New Zealand on this 7 day trip from Wellington to Christchurch.

Wellington might not have the flash or heritage of its neighbours, but locals know they have many of the country’s finest museums and wine districts at their fingertips. Consider arriving early to fully enjoy this charming capital city before your scenic ferry ride to Picton and Blenheim, gateway to the South Island and many of New Zealand’s most famous wineries. A scenic coastal drive takes you to Kaikoura, famous for year-round whale and dolphin watching. After your exploration, rejuvenate with an indulgent night at Hanmer Springs, where a range of spa therapies and hot springs are at your disposal. Follow the beautiful Waiau River to Christchurch, said to be the most English city outside of England.

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Duration
7 Days
Prices From:
US$ 833

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Day 1

Arrive Wellington

The nation's capital is home to Te Papa - the interactive Museum of New Zealand containing numerous art galleries and national treasures such as the original Treaty of Waitangi. A diverse range of cafes and restaurants support the city's vibrant nightlife.

Duration1 Night
Accommodation

InterContinental Wellington

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    InterContinental Wellington



    Intercontinental Wellington is a modern luxury hotel perfect for leisure or business travellers. Located in the heart of the city and adjacent to the scenic harbour, it is the ideal base to explore the local businesses, shopping and cultural centres. There are 232 stylish rooms …

    Intercontinental Wellington is a modern luxury hotel perfect for leisure or business travellers. Located in the heart of the city and adjacent to the scenic harbour, it is the ideal base to explore the local businesses, shopping and cultural centres. There are 232 stylish rooms to choose from and several modern conveniences on site for you to enjoy.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Bellman/Porters
    • Business Centre
    • Concierge
    • Conference Facilities
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry facilities
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Lounge(s)
    • Massage Treatments
    • Pool (s)
    • Reception (24 hrs)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Room Service
    • Sauna
    • Secretarial Service
    • Spa
    • Spa(Hot-tub)/Jacuzzi

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Day 2

Wellington to Blenheim 3 hours Wellington Picton Ferry Crossing, 29 kms (18 miles)

This morning transfer to the ferry terminal for the 3 hour scenic journey across Cook Strait on the Interislander. On arrival in Picton, pick up your rental vehicle and travel a short distance south to Blenheim.

3 Hours Wellington to Picton Ferry Crossing, 29 km (18 Miles)

Duration2 Nights
Accommodation

Scenic Hotel Marlborough Blenheim

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    Scenic Hotel Marlborough Blenheim



    A recent multi-million dollar renovation has left this contemporary property sparkling with style and comfort. Located in the heart of sunny Marlborough, the hotel is just minutes walk from the centre of Blenheim and puts some of New Zealand's finest food and wine virtually on …

    A recent multi-million dollar renovation has left this contemporary property sparkling with style and comfort. Located in the heart of sunny Marlborough, the hotel is just minutes walk from the centre of Blenheim and puts some of New Zealand's finest food and wine virtually on your doorstep. Scenic Hotel Marlborough offers guests the ultimate in modern comfort and service. You're sure to feel refreshed with a visit to Scenic Hotel Marlborough.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Conference Facilities
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry facilities
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Parking (for Self Park)
    • Pool (s)
    • Reception (24 hrs)
    • Room Service
    • Sauna
    • Spa(Hot-tub)/Jacuzzi

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Day 3

Blenheim at leisure

Situated on the fertile Wairau Plains in the Marlborough district, at the top of the South Island of New Zealand, Blenheim's varied attractions include its wine industry, the waterways of the Marlborough Sounds, gourmet foods, adventure activities, relaxing recreation opportunities and much more.

Day 4

Blenheim to Kaikoura 129 kms (80 miles) 1.5 hours

Depart Blenheim and drive south to Kaikoura, renowned for its year round whale and dolphin watching.

129 km (80 miles) 1.5 hours

Duration1 Night
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White Morph Inn Kaikoura

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    White Morph Inn Kaikoura



    White Morph Motor Inn is an ideal place to stay for both leisure and business travellers. This waterfront accommodation is close to shops, the cinema, and various marine activities. The rooms are fully equipped to meet your every need.

    White Morph Motor Inn is an ideal place to stay for both leisure and business travellers. This waterfront accommodation is close to shops, the cinema, and various marine activities. The rooms are fully equipped to meet your every need.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Conference Facilities
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry facilities
    • Lounge(s)
    • Parking
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Wheelchair Accessible Rooms

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Day 5

Kaikoura to Hanmer Springs 141 kms (88 miles) 2 hours

Hanmer Springs is a destination for relaxation and indulgence. You can soak in the hot springs or treat yourself to a range of spa therapies.

141 km (88 miles) 2 hours

Duration1 Night
Accommodation

Vibrant Living Retreat & Mountain View Massage Day Spa

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    Vibrant Living Retreat & Mountain View Massage Day Spa



    This single storey bed and breakfast has uninterrupted mountain views and is set in almost a hectare of lawns and gardens. This property is about a 2 minute drive from the centre of Hanmer Springs where there is plenty to do and see in town. …

    This single storey bed and breakfast has uninterrupted mountain views and is set in almost a hectare of lawns and gardens. This property is about a 2 minute drive from the centre of Hanmer Springs where there is plenty to do and see in town. There are 3 luxuriously appointed suites all with private en-suites. (1 room has a shared bathroom).

    Facilities

    • Internet Access
    • Lounge(s)
    • Parking
    • Restaurant(s)

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Day 6

Hanmer Springs to Christchurch 135 kms (84 miles) 1.5 hours

The route to Christchurch initially follows the beautiful Waiau River. Then it leads you through the Balmoral Forest and across the Hurunui River.

135 km (84 miles) 1.5 hours

Duration1 Night
Accommodation

Distinction Hotel Christchurch

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    Distinction Hotel Christchurch



    The newly renovated Distinction Christchurch Hotel is an urban escape combining sophisticated smarts and familiar warmth, whilst standing proud amongst the buzz of the rejuvenation of Cathedral Square. The hotel is ideally positioned in the heart of the city only a few minutes' walk from …

    The newly renovated Distinction Christchurch Hotel is an urban escape combining sophisticated smarts and familiar warmth, whilst standing proud amongst the buzz of the rejuvenation of Cathedral Square. The hotel is ideally positioned in the heart of the city only a few minutes' walk from the Avon River, Botanical Gardens, Christchurch Casino and Cashel Mall. Distinction Christchurch offers 179 elegant, air-conditioned hotel rooms, including 3 floors of brand new Superior Rooms and Suites out-fitted with the latest technology including flat screen Smart TVs and free unlimited WiFi. Designed to suit everyone from business travellers requiring spacious, contemporary accommodation to those travellers seeking a place to relax and unwind after a day exploring Canterbury's vibrant attractions

    Facilities

    • Bar
    • Dining Area
    • Disabled Friendly
    • Family Room
    • Fitness Centre
    • Room Service
    • WiFi

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Day 7

Depart Christchurch

Return your rental vehicle and depart Christchurch.

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DEPARTS:

Daily.

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • 6 nights accommodation
  • 7 Day Hertz Group E car rental
  • Goway's co-pilot kit (maps, directions, discounts)

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.

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