This tour allows for further exploration of ‘Off the Beaten Track’ gems of New Zealand. An historic pioneer
farm experience 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.
Morning flight to Blenheim where you will meet South Island Tours NZ. The first stop will be a Marlborough winery for lunch and wine tasting before a guided tour of the world class Omaka Heritage Aviation Centre. Arriving at
your central Blenheim accommodation you will have time to relax or explore the town before a Weclome Dinner tonight.
After breakfast, we journey into the remote Marlborough high country, with morning tea at an historic station and travel 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.
After breakfast we depart at 9.30 to travel to Hawarden in North Canterbury to visit ‘Flaxmere Gardens’, 300m above sea level on a terraced riverbed close to the Southern Alps. Wander through the gardens and enjoy lunch,
we then return to Hanmer with free time to enjoy the village
Enjoy the morning to relax in Hanmer Springs. Suggestions are relaxing in the hot pools, explore the shopping or enjoy some walks, meet up for lunch before departing to journey through the Lewis Pass to the alpine village of
At Arnaud for our overnight stay and dinner.
We travel via the Motueka Valley to the Abel Tasman National Park and Kaiteriteri where you will board a catamaran to enjoy cruising the beautiful Abel Tasman coastline to Totoranui (a packed lunch will be supplied to eat onboard) the coach will meet you to travel on to the Collingwood Park Motel in Collingwood for a two-night stay.
After breakfast, we will be joining the Farewell Spit tour to travel in their specially modified vehicle. See Cape Farewell, the most northerly point of the South Island, spectacular cliff top views, see the historic old lighthouse and the inter-tidal plains. Enjoy seeing the migratory birds and NZ natives
that inhabit the spit. Cameras and binoculars are a must. Returning to Collingwood for lunch. (tour times for the day may vary according to
After breakfast return to Nelson, stopping at Takaka and Pupu Springs – with the reputation of having the cleanest water in the world. Today also includes optional salmon fishing with the opportunity to eat the catch for lunch or have
them vacuum packed to take home. Overnight accommodation in Nelson with dinner out tonight
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 othermajor centres
• 7 nights accommodation
• All transportation on tour
|Cost Per Person * |
Auckland - Auckland
*This is a cash / direct debit 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
• Optional Cancellation Insurance
• A non-refundable deposit of $500 per person will secure a place on this trip
• Final payment to be made by 12 February 2022
• Deposit – non refundable
• Full payment – non refundable • All cancellation charges are on a perperson
• If this tour is canceled due to Covid 19 government travel restrictions, and
a refund is available,Pukekohe Travel reserves the right in addition to any
supplier imposed amendment and cancellation fees, to charge a service
and administrative fee of $350 per person
• We strongly advise all participants to take out suitable travel insurance to
cover cancellation costs. Please ask for a quote
• For full terms and conditions please visit our website www.pukekohetravel.
co.nz/termsandconditions or ask our tour consultant for a copy
Walking tours are an important part of the itinerary and a good standard of health is required with the ability to walk on uneven surfaces and negotiate stairs
• All travellers must be fully vaccinated and be able to provide a copy of the
Ministry of Health Vaccine Record Card with proof of your full Covid-19
vaccination. It is important that the date of vaccination of your final dose is at
least 14 days before the tour departure date.
Note: Pukekohe Travel reserves the right to correct errors and omissions on our website without recourse.
* Itinerary subject to change