New Zealand Tours
This year we are offering a variety of New Zealand tours visiting destinations we have not offered before and also the return of our popular favourites.
For 2018 we are offering more South Island Tours; we are still offering our full South Island Tour, but we thought long and hard of other destinations in the South Island we have not visited in detail…..and we have come up with some fantastic tours.
Sunday 23 December 2018 to Thursday 3 January 2019 ~ Christmas & New Year Combo (12 Days)
Join us for an extended break away over this year’s festive season. Travel to Wellington, before enjoying Christmas Day Lunch at Blenheim, bring in the New Year in Nelson, where we will explore what the Nelson & Tasman Region has to offer. This is a well balanced tour taking in the popular sights and activities, but all at a relaxed pace.
COST: From $3990
Sunday 23 December to Friday 28 December 2018 ~ Christmas Tour (6 Days)
This year, we are spending Christmas at the top of the South Island. We travel down to Wellington by coach and stay overnight, before cruising through the Marlborough Sounds on the Interislander. Christmas Day will be spent in Blenheim, situated in the heart of wine-growing Marlborough. We’ll also travel down the newly rebuilt State Highway 1 to Kaikoura, which was damaged in the November 2016 earthquake. We’ll stay in the alpine village of Hanmer Springs before making our way to Nelson for the final night of the tour.
COST: From $2150
Thursday 27 December 2018 – Thursday 3 January 2019 ~ New Year Tour (8 Days)
On this eight day New Year Stay Put, we are exploring the Nelson & Tasman region, with day trips each day including a cruise in the Abel Tasman National Park, visiting Eyebright Store, the Wearable Arts and Classic Cars Museum, a local brewery and the Nelson Lakes National Park. We also visit local gardens, museums and beaches while in Nelson, all at a leisurely pace. Travelling back from Nelson, we enjoy a stunning cruise onboard the Interislander, and spend a night in Wellington before returning home.
COST: From $2890
Saturday 12 January-Thursday 17 January 2019 ~Capital Explorer Tour (6 Days)
Wellington – a capital city of natural beauty, heritage architecture, art and culture. Wedged between bush-clad hills and a splendid natural harbour, Wellington enjoys an incomparable setting of ever-changing moods. On a clear day, the harbour sparkles but the arrival of southern storms can bring amazingly dramatic seas and winds. A vibrant city with a buzzing art, music, theatre and restaurant scene, designer and boutique shopping, Wellington is also home to the New Zealand Parliament and the national museum, Te Papa. On this six day tour, we’ll experience what Wellington has to offer, including visits to the Weta Workshop, and Zealandia, browsing the local produce at the Harbourside Market, a scenic drive through the Wairarapa countryside and concluding with a visit to the sunny Hawke’s Bay.
COST: From $1650
Friday 22 March -Wednesday 27 March 2019 ~ Top of the South Island Walking Tour (6 Days)
This six day tour encompasses two of the South Island’s well known spectacular day walks with options for passengers not wishing to complete the walks. Explore the golden beaches, turquoise blue waters and luscious green forests of the extraordinary Abel Tasman National Park with a scenic cruise and walk. We also visit Queen Charlotte Sound for a scenic cruise and walk enjoying the panoramic views of the Marlborough Sounds, thriving native bush and encounters with the likes of weka, fantail, wood pigeon and even seals found within the sounds. Our journey also takes us south through the seaside town of Kaikoura travelling down the recently rebuilt State Highway 1.
COST: From $2490
Wednesday 3 April – Tuesday 16 April 2019 ~ South Island Autumn (14 Days)
This tour encompasses 14 days of some of the most spectacular scenery in the South island. Flying in and out of Christchurch and covering a large amount of the South Island with time out in key areas to enjoy at your leisure such as, Queenstown, Milford Sound, Invercargill – with the opportunity to travel to Stewart Island, The Catlins, Dunedin and Christchurch. We include a cruise on the majestic Milford Sound and other highlights include Haast, Fox & Franz Josef Glaciers, Mount Cook and Lake Tekapo. This tour is ideal for those with a limited amount of time but still interested in seeing a good amount of the beautiful South Island.
COST: From $4290
Friday 6 September – Saturday 14 September 2019 ~ Preservation Inlet Cruise (9 Days)
An ultimate voyage of discovery, an exploration of five of New Zealand’s southernmost and seldom visited fiords; Chalky and Preservation Inlets as well as the stunning Doubtful, Dusky and Breaksea Sounds. A hidden gem of New Zealand, this is definitely a cruise of a lifetime.
COST: From $4390
Thursday 19 September – Wednesday 25 September 2019 ~ Southland & Stewart Island (7 Days)
Discover the deep south. A rugged and ever-changing landscape of rocky bluffs, enchanting forests, beautiful sandy beaches, a wealth of wildlife and spectacular views. This is a world where nature dominates a land secluded and untouched.
COST: From $3190
Monday 18 November – Monday 25 November 2019 ~ Wild West Coast (8 Days)
Journey with us to the West Coast, or ‘the Coast’ as locals call it. The Coast offers some of New Zealand’s most ruggedly beautiful scenery. Only 70km at its widest point but 600km long, it is a wild place of rivers, rainforests, glaciers and hidden gems. Experience the wild west of New Zealand, an adventure to remember!
COST: From $3230