• 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 little-known Weka train excursion and the overnight in the Nelson Lakes’ area add to our Molesworth experience.

We can only take a maximum of 14, 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

Friday 15 November

Blenheim

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Meet Molesworth Tours at Blenheim airport or Seymour Square in the town centre before 1pm. 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.

Saturday 16 November

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

Sunday 17 November

Hanmer

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After a leisurely start, drive to Hawarden in North Canterbury to Flaxmere Gardens, 300m above sea level on a terraced river bed close to the Southern Alps. Wander through the gardens and enjoy a special lunch at the house.

Return to Hanmer in time for another soak in the pools, shopping or just relax

Monday 18 November

Hanmer – Nelson Lakes

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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.

Tuesday 19 November

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.

Wednesday 20 November

Farewell Spit - Gannet Colony

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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 before the two km walk to the Gannet Colony. A lighthouse picnic lunch is included.
Return to Collingwood late afternoon.

Up to 20,000 Godwits, Knots, Boobies, northern migratory birds and NZ natives inhabit the colony. Cameras and binoculars are a must.

Thursday 21 November

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 in time for departing flights – or extend your stay in Nelson and the South Island.

Inclusions

  • Flights* Auckland – Blenheim / Nelson - Auckland
  • Sightseeing as outlined                                          
  • Meals as specified
  • Locally-based escort                                                            
  • * Flights also available from other major centres

Cost

Cost Per Person *
Auckland - Auckland
Twin ShareSingle
   $2,995 $3,474

*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

Exclusions

  • 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 11 October 2019

Cancellations

  • Deposit is non-refunable
  • After 11 October 2019 - no refund 

Travel Insurance

We recommend travel insurance for our clients. Please feel free to contact us for a quote.

Health and Fitness

To ensure the tour is enjoyable for the whole group, a good standard of fitness is required and 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

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