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October 6, 2015


Written By Admin



This Tour is a delightful, relaxed break taking in the scenic beauty of the top of the South Island. Starting in Christchurch, this is a 10-day tour with a little of everything: art, fashion, cruise, scenery and bush. Best of all, you can relax and enjoy it all while Bucket List Tours NZ takes care of everything for you.

You will start your adventure in the tiny French-style town of Akaroa where you will sample fine cheeses from Barry’s Bay Cheese Factory. There, cheese is made to traditional methods. You will see stunning Blue Pearl jewellery created by master craftsman Jacek Pawloski and be amazed at the mosaic sculptures at The Giants House. Akaroa has a strong French heritage and the streets bear French names, and you will see that many of the original French style cottages with beautiful window boxes remain today.

Travelling north, you will stop to view the large New Zealand Fur Seal Colony and take the short walk to the waterfall, where baby seals play.

At Picton you will be treated to a cruise on the Beachcomber Mailboat, delivering the mail to the isolated lodges and homes in the Marlborough Sounds, travelling out to Ships Cove where Captain James Cook rested his men in the 1770s. This is a fabulous boat trip and one that should not be missed.

From Picton you will overnight at Havelock – the home of the Green-lipped Mussel, and then on to Nelson to explore WOW, The World Of Wearable Art Museum and Classic Car Museum. There is time here to take in the Nelson Markets before heading to Takaka to see the clearest water in the world at Te Waikorupupu Springs.

Leaving Takaka you will start the return journey to Christchurch via the inland route and will overnight at St Arnaud by the beautiful Lake Rotoiti. There is a bird recovery program in place here and if you are lucky you may hear some of New Zealands beautiful song birds. The last stop is Maruia Thermal Resort for a relaxing swim in a thermal hot pool and a fabulous meal in the Japanese Restaurant.

Tour Includes: All Accommodation, Transport, main course evening meal, continental breadfast, All Tours and Guide/driver.


Additional Info
Country: New Zealand
Region: Christchurch, Marlborough, Nelson,
Website URL: You need to be a club member - if you want to see it!
Top Travel Voucher: 2895NZD per person twin share, group discounts for 6 - 10 people
Phone Number: You need to be a club member - if you want to see it!
Contact Name: You need to be a club member - if you want to see it!
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Top Travel Activities : Adventure Travel , Cruises , Heritage & Cultural , Sightseeing , South Pacific

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