• Limited Spaces Available
  • Escorted Tour

High Country and Farewell Spit

This tour allows for further exploration of ‘Off the Beaten Track’ gems of New Zealand. The historic Kaiapoi River Queen
Cruise and the overnight in the Nelson Lakes’ area add to our Molesworth experience.

We can take a maximum of 14 people, so the Farewell Spit excursion will be exclusively ours for the day. This, along with Pupu
Springs and the catamaran cruise along the Abel Tasman coastline, will add to the highlights. We invite you to join us on this
Golden Bay experience.

Your travel itinerary

Tuesday 06 October

Auckland - Blenheim

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Mid – morning flight to Blenhiem to meet Molesworth Tours. Our first stop will be a winery for lunch and tasting before a guided tour of the Omaka Heritage Aviation Centre.
Arrive at your Blenheim accommodation with time to relax or explore the town before a Welcome Dinner.

Wednesday 07 October

Blenheim - Awatere – Hanmer

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Travel through the remote high country, stopping at a historic station for morning tea. Continue on to the legendary Molesworth Station for lunch to soak up the atmosphere, hear tales of the past and breathe in the mountain air. Continue the impressive drive to Hanmer Springs in time to enjoy a soak in the pools before dinner.

Thursday 08 October


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After a leisurely start, we travel to the riverside town of Kaiapoi in North Canterbury to enjoy a river cruise and lunch onboard the Kaia poi River Queen before returning to Hanmer
with free time for another soak in the pools, shopping or just relax

Friday 09 October

Hanmer – Nelson Lakes District

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After breakfast travel to Waipara for a steam train ride on the Weka Pass Railway.
Continue through Lewis Pass and Murchison before arriving in St Arnaud for an overnight stay and dinner.

Saturday 10 October

Lakes District – Collingwood

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Travel via the picturesque Motueka Valley to the Abel Tasman National Park and Kaiteriteri.
Depart by catamaran, cruising the beautiful Abel Tasman coastline to Totoranui to meet the coach and travel to Collingwood for a two night stay.

Sunday 11 October

Farewell Spit

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After a leisurely breakfast, enjoy a mid-morning tour in a specially-modified vehicle to Farewell Spit. See Cape Farewell, the most northerly point of the South Island, spectacular cliff top views, the historic old lighthouse, inter tidal plains. A lighthouse picnic lunch is included.
Return to Collingwood late afternoon.

Monday 12 October

Collingwood – Nelson

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After breakfast visit Pupu Springs, with the reputation of having the cleanest water in the world. Continue to Takaka for morning tea and enjoy optional salmon fishing at Anatoki, with the opportunity to eat the catch or have it vacuum packed to take home. Continue to Nelson and check into our hotel with the remainder of the afternoon free. Enjoy your Farewell Dinner tonight.

Tuesday 13 October

Nelson – Auckland

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Free time to explore Nelson, enjoy the shops and cafés before transferring to the airport for your mid-afternoon flight home – or extend your stay in Nelson and the South Island.


• Flights* Auckland – Blenheim / Nelson - Auckland
• Sightseeing as outlined
• Meals as specified
• Locally-based escort
• * Flights also available from other major centres
• 7 nights accommodation
• All transportation on tour


Cost Per Person *
Auckland - Auckland
Twin ShareSingle
   $3,335  $3,899

*This is a cash or cheque price. Credit cards will incur a 2% fee
*Itinerary and costs subject to change, airline and fuel charges and currency fluctuations prior to final payment


  • Items of a personal nature
  • Cancellation Insurance                      

Booking Conditions

  • A non-refundable deposit of $500 per person will secure a place on this trip
  • Final payment to be made by 04 September 2020

Travel Insurance

We strongly advise all participants to take out suitable travel insurance to cover cancellation costs. Please ask for a quote. 

Health and Fitness

To ensure the tour is enjoyable for the whole group, a good standard of fitness is required and clients should be independently mobile. Mobility frames are not practical or permitted. 

Note: Pukekohe Travel reserves the right to correct errors and omissions on our website without recourse.
* Itinerary subject to change