BLUE SKIES, GOLDEN SANDS 5 DAY TOUR
Starting from NZ$2,500 per person
*based on 4 people in a private group
DAY ONE. Christchurch to Hanmer Springs - 2 hours driving
Heading north through farmland you will be driven through the Waipara wine estates and the Weka Pass then follow the Waiau river up to Hanmer Springs. Hanmer Springs is a hot springs thermal resort so upon arrival a soak in the natural hot water beckons. Stay Hanmer.
DAY TWO. Hanmer Springs to Motueka - 4 hours driving
Continuing north we head through the Lewis Pass where vast braided rivers give way to bush clad mountains. It’s then on to Murchison, and up the less travelled back road to Motueka. An overnight here will ensure there is plenty of time to explore its bohemian cafes and craft centres. Stay Motueka.
DAY THREE. Motueka to Golden Bay - 1 hour driving
From Motueka a visit to the golden sands of Kaiteriteri is not to be missed. Depending on the season you could spend the day on the beach or out on the water checking out the sandy coves of the Abel Tasman Park by cruise boat, catamaran or kayak. Then it’s over the hill to Golden Bay. Stay Takaka.
DAY FOUR. Golden Bay to Blenheim - 3 hours 15 mins driving
Any number of adventures await you in Golden Bay; take an easy bush walk to Wainui Falls, sample handmade treats at Rosy Glow Chocolates, discover an abundance of birdlife on Farewell Spit, go fishing or paddle boarding at Tata Beach. Then it will be time to head back over the hills threading our way through Mapua and Nelson and on to stay in Blenheim.
DAY FIVE. Blenheim to Christchurch - 6 hours driving
There are several options for the drive south to Christchurch depending on the season – via Lewis Pass, through the iconic Molesworth Station or on the coastal road via Kaikoura. The choice is yours.
Please note that tour excursions are weather dependent and subject to availability. Third party activities may incur additional charges.