South Island Wines, Brews & Views

AU$2,999

per person
 
Duration: 9 Nights
Destination: Christchurch, NZ
Region: New Zealand
Deal Code: PAIK4MZ

 

 

Description

Stunning Natural Landscapes

Indulge in outdoor thermal pools, relaxing hot pools, freshly brewed craft beers and award-winning wines amidst the stunning landscape of the Nelson Tasman region.


Your 10 day South Island holiday package includes:

  • Return economy class flights from Sydney, Melbourne & Brisbane to Christchurch
  • 1 night accommodation in Christchurch including breakfast
  • 10 day rental car to explore the area
  • 2 night accommodation in Hanmer Springs
  • Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools & Spa entry with towel
  • 2 nights accommodation in Blenheim including breakfast daily
  • Marlbourough Wine Icons Tour including Greenshell Mussel cruise
  • 2 nights accommodation in Nelson including breakfast daily
  • Wine, Vines & Brews  half day tour
  • 1 night accommodation in Greymouth including breakfast
  • KiwiRail – TranzAlpine one way journey from Greymouth to Christchurch
  • 1 night accommodation in Christchurch including breakfast

Extend and experience EVEN MORE of the South Island - talk to our travel experts about more options.

** Package is based on travel from 09-18 September 2021 and starts/finishes in Christchurch. Rental Car hire is from Christchurch to Greymouth. 

** Other dates available, surcharges may apply. 


Why not add on a scenic flight over the stunning Abel Tasman from Nelson.. prices start from $269 per person

Elevate your senses! Leave the city behind and cross the orchards and vineyards surrounding Motueka to cross the ‘Marble Mountain’—Takaka Hill. Passing over the Canaan Downs, (a Lord of the Rings filming location) take a glimpse down the dark depths of Harwoods Hole. Return via Abel Tasman's forest-fringed golden sand beaches and azure waters.

Tour highlights & inclusions

  • Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools & Spa

60 minute private thermal pool/sauna & entry to outdoor pools with towel

Soak in our famous, mineral-rich waters in hot pools surrounded by native gardens with mountain vistas. Every drop of our thermal water is heated by Mother Nature and infused with minerals – a process that takes 173 years. Ease your aching muscles with our water spouts and jets, soak in the silky-smooth sulphur pools or bask in gentle rapids and natural rock pools.

  • Full day scenic Marlborough & wine tour

This full day Marlborough Experience takes you across the Wairau Plains from Cloudy Bay across to the foot of the Richmond Ranges traveling through farmland to the picturesque seaport of Havelock. On arrival there is time to explore, before travelling through one of the most picturesque roadways in New Zealand, the Queen Charlotte Drive. Here you will travel from the vistas of the Kenepuru Sound, through the Mahau sound and into The Queen Charlotte Sound, all by road. Remember your camera as the views are amazing.

Lunch (at your own expense) is at the seaside port town of Picton before joining your half day wine tour.   Immerse yourself in the heart of the vineyards. You will be taken on a tour through Marlborough wine country. Visit approximately 4-5 venues, flexibility is the key, and we can usually accommodate your preference.

  • Nelson – Wine, Brews & Views tour

Nelson is well known for its award-winning local wines and Craft Beer. It is New Zealand's only hop growing area and we travel through the beautiful grape growing, hop growing, berry growing and orchard areas, to visit the tasting locations.

We visit two award winning wineries for wine tasting then a scenic drive to NZ's Oldest Pub (built in 1850 by early German settler Cordt Bensemann) in the rural Hop growing region of Nelson. There you can enjoy a tray of local craft brews and ciders OR if you prefer, a glass of beautiful Moutere wine grown in the Moutere clays. We will also visit at least one other boutique brewery / cidery or add another wine stop on the way home. Wine Brews and definitely a lot of Views!

Did you know that Nelson is home to more craft brewers per head than anywhere else in NZ?  

There is a stop along the way at historic Port Mapua (previously an important export shipping port for the Nelson apple crop) where you can enjoy a bite to eat or simply wander the boutique shops and galleries on the wharf? It is a fun day out with friendly informative guides. 

  • TranzAlpine

Experience the South Island’s striking natural landscape by taking a train between Greymouth and Christchurch. Along this journey you’ll see epic vistas, travel the edges of the ice-fed Waimakariri River, traverse the Southern Alps, and see miles of native beech forest.

The TranzAlpine is one of the world's great train journeys covering 223 kilometres one-way, taking just under 5 hours. You’ll traverse the majestic Canterbury Plains, to the backdrop of the mighty Southern Alps - the journey of a lifetime.

 

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* Conditions apply. Offer is limited, subject to availability and change without notice. Promotion is correct and valid at the time of publication. Booking and full supplier terms and conditions apply. Valid for new bookings only and not combinable with any other offer (unless stated).

Prices listed are per person in Australian Dollars, based on twin occupancy, including all discounts unless otherwise stated. The offer is subject to availability at time of booking. Prices/Offers are correct as at 07 April 2021 and can be withdrawn without notice. Package is based on travel from 09-18 September 2021. Other dates available, surcharges may apply.   All passports, vaccinations and visas are the responsibility of the travelling guest to secure prior to departure.  Airfares are based on economy class flights from Sydney, Melbourne & Brisbane and subject to the carriers’ flight schedules and conditions, please call us for prices from other cities.Payments made by credit card will incur a surcharge.