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Stray Journeys - Heaphy (TSI5)

Heaphy - 5 Day Top of the South Island

 

What’s Included

+ Experienced tour guide

+ Meals and touring as indicated

+ Multi-share accommodation (or upgrade to twin/double/single)

 

Activities Included

+ Winery visit

+ Walk in Abel Tasman National Park

+ Aqua Taxi ride or Paddle board hire

+ Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools and Spa

+ Seal spotting in Kaikoura

 

What to Bring

+ Sturdy walking shoes/boots

+ Bathers/towel

+ Hat & sunscreen

+ Motion sickness tablets

+ Water bottle

+ Toiletries

+ Warm clothing

+ Waterproof jacket

+ Insect repellent

+ Camera

 

Note:

  • Tours should be reconfirmed at least 48 hours in advance by calling +64 9 526 2140.
  • Luggage should be restricted to 15kg in a single bag, plus a small day pack.

HEAPHY Tour (TSI5)

South Island Stray Journeys Itinerary

 

Start: Christchurch

Finish: Christchurch

Duration: 5 days/4 nights

 

Day 1:                       Christchurch to Picton

 

Nau mai, haere mai (welcome)!  Your journey kicks off when we depart Christchurch in the morning to travel up the beautiful coast to the Marlborough Sounds. We’ll stop briefly in Kaikoura for a bite to eat, before heading to the coastal town of Picton. You have plenty of time in the afternoon to explore this charming seaside town – go for a walk to get your bearings or relax in the spa at your accommodation.

 

Accommodation included: Cozy villa

 

Day 2:            Picton to Abel Tasman

 

Spend the morning exploring the stunning Marlborough Sounds by foot or bicycle. You’ll meet your coach at midday to cruise through the famous Marlborough wine region. We visit a local vineyard, enjoy a wine tasting and discover a world famous Sauvignon Blanc; before heading to the spectacular Abel Tasman National Park. Tonight we enjoy some delicious seafood and a BBQ dinner at our exclusive campsite accommodation. (B,D)

 

Accommodation included: Beach accommodation in the national park

Activities included: Winery visit

Optional activities: Walk or hire a bicycle for sightseeing

 

Day 3:                        Full day in Abel Tasman

 

Today is a free day to experience the incredible Abel Tasman National Park. Explore this stunning, coastal area famous for being one of the sunniest spots in New Zealand. Walk the coastal track and discover some of New Zealand’s best natural golden beaches or choose an optional activity like sailing or sea kayaking (own expense). Tonight you can self-cater and use the BBQ facilities at our accommodation on the edge of the national park. (B)

 

Accommodation included: Beach accommodation in the national park

Activities included: Abel Tasman Track and Aqua Taxi or paddle board hire

 

Day 4:            Abel Tasman to Hanmer Springs

                                         

Today you’ll travel through beautiful scenery in the Kahurangi and Nelson National Parks where we’ll stop for a picnic lunch, before heading to the peaceful town of Hanmer Springs. This afternoon you are free to enjoy this alpine setting. Spend the afternoon surrounded by mountains and forest as you relax in the thermal hot pools. Tonight is a group dinner. (B,D)

 

Accommodation included: Cozy alpine chalets

Activities included: Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools and Spa

 

Day 5:            Hanmer Springs to Christchurch

 

Today we head for the East Coast and the coastal village of Kaikoura, famous for a huge array of natural wonders from land to sea.  We arrive in Kaikoura early, so you are free to experience all this location has to offer.  Why not go out on the water and experience one of Kaikoura’s famous dolphin and whale spotting tours (own expense), see seals sitting right beside the road at Goose Bay or wander around the peninsula and check out the breath-taking views from the lookout. After the afternoon’s activities, we make our way back to the city of Christchurch. We hope you had a blast on your New Zealand journey! (B)

 

Activities included: Peninsula walk and seal colony visit

Optional activities: Whale watching, swim with dolphins

               

 

What’s Included

+ Experienced tour guide

+ Meals and touring as indicated

+ Multi-share accommodation (or upgrade to twin/double/single)

 

Activities Included

+ Winery visit

+ Walk in Abel Tasman National Park

+ Aqua Taxi ride or Paddle board hire

+ Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools and Spa

+ Seal spotting in Kaikoura

 

What to Bring

+ Sturdy walking shoes/boots

+ Bathers/towel

+ Hat & sunscreen

+ Motion sickness tablets

+ Water bottle

+ Toiletries

+ Warm clothing

+ Waterproof jacket

+ Insect repellent

+ Camera

 

Note:

  • Tours should be reconfirmed at least 48 hours in advance by calling +64 9 526 2140.
  • Luggage should be restricted to 15kg in a single bag, plus a small day pack.

Departs Saturdays (Between Oct 16 - Apr 17)

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