Wilderness, Wine & Whales

  • Wellington
  • Marlborough Sounds
  • Blenheim
  • Kaikoura
  • Christchurch
  • 11 nights from
  • £2,645 per person
  • Trip Code: MC-1126

Holiday Overview

Wine, Wilderness & Whales

 

Wine, wilderness & whales are three of the best experiences that you will encounter in New Zealand. This trip allows you to indulge in some crisp & fruity wines of the Marlborough Sounds wine region, all nestled within a rich network of sea sounds. As you travel south you will experience the wildlife and wilderness that the southern part of New Zealand has to offer. Giant Sperm Whales, Fur Seals and the sleek Dusky Dolphin are the some of the highlights in the small town of Kaikoura.

 

Start Wellington – End Christchurch

11 nights / 12 days

Islands visited: North and South Island

 

Highlights;

Explore Wellington, its Botanic Gardens and Carter Observatory

The extensive network of sea-drowned valleys of the Marlborough Sounds

Staggering choice of New Zealand’s best loved wineries

Witness the Giant Sperm Whales, Fur Seals and Dusky Dolphins of Kaikoura

Wilderness, Wine & Whales includes:

  • Flights
  • 2 nights accommodation Wellington
  • 3 nights accommodation Marlborough Sounds
  • 2 nights accommodation Blenheim
  • 2 nights accommodation Kaikoura
  • 2 nights accommodation Christchurch
  • All intercity coaches
  • Ferry ride (Wellington to Picton)
  • All water taxis
  • Marlborough Sounds wine tour
  • Whale watching cruise
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Day 1 - Wellington

Check into your chosen hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure.

Featured accommodation

Distinction Wellington

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Day 2 - Wellington

A full day of leisure to explore Wellington, perhaps take the cable car to the Mount Victoria lookout for a panoramic view of the city, make sure you visit Hannah’s Laneway, to sample some of the local gourmet produce.

Featured accommodation

Distinction Wellington

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Day 3 - Wellington – Picton – Marlborough Sounds

Take the scenic ferry journey from Wellington to Picton, transfer to a lodge accessed by water taxi and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure

Featured accommodation

Furneaux Lodge

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Day 4 - Marlborough Sounds

Spend a full day exploring this beautifully remote area, take a walk through some of the native bush or take a kayak out onto the still waters.

Featured accommodation

Furneaux Lodge

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Day 5 - Marlborough Sounds

Spend a full day exploring this beautifully remote area, take a walk through some of the native bush or take a kayak out onto the still waters

Featured accommodation

Furneaux Lodge

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Day 6 - Marlborough Sounds – Blenheim

Take a water taxi back to Picton and take the short coach ride to Blenheim, spend the rest of the day at leisure

Featured accommodation

Chateau Marlborough

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Day 7 - Blenheim

Today take a wine tour to discover the full diversity of wine varieties this stunning region has to offer. You will visit approximately six or seven wineries and most of the time your guide can usually accommodate any requests you may have.

Featured accommodation

Chateau Marlborough

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Day 8 - Blenheim – Kaikoura

Take the intercity coach from Blenheim to Kaikoura, spend the rest of the day at leisure.

Featured accommodation

White Morph

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Day 9 - Kaikoura

Today enjoy a whale watching cruise. Every Whale Watch tour is a unique experience and the sightings vary. Giant Sperm Whales are the stars of the show and year-round residents. A typical Whale Watch tour may encounter New Zealand Fur Seals, pods of Dusky Dolphins and the endangered Wandering Albatross.

Featured accommodation

White Morph

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Day 10 - Kaikoura – Christchurch

Take the intercity coach from Kaikoura to Christchurch, spend the rest of the day at leisure

Featured accommodation

BreakFree on Cashel

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Day 11 - Christchurch

A full day at leisure to explore Christchurch

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BreakFree on Cashel

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Day 12 - Christchurch

Today your tour concludes in Christchurch

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