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Blast to Blenheim 'Swap & Go' Road Trips

The Tip Top of the South.

Driving Nelson to Blenheim via the wonderful Queen Charlotte Drive and then back via Lake Rotoriti is a drive to remember. Where else can you get the Sounds and the sea, the hills and the valleys, the lake and mountains all providing stunning vistas to savour, and all in the space of one day?

Blast to Blenheim Day Trip - Start & finish in Nelson

325 km, approx 5 hours driving, 8 hours duration

1 Day Tour: Nelson > Havelock > Blenheim > Nelson Lakes > Mapua > Nelson

Any Saturday or Sunday, November to April

or choose dates to suit you!


  • Superb mix of safe, amazing driving roads
  • Glorious scenery, coastal & hills
  • At least 1 hours free time in Blenheim
  • Visit peaceful Lake Rotoriti
  • Breaks in characterful quality cafes
  • Try Fresh Mussels
  • Fish n chip tea by the sea
  • Share the experience with friends old….& new!

With a superb & rarified choice of travelling in style...

YOU choose the cars!
5 hours driving at least 3 of these!

 Premium luxury Europeans with an excellent reputation for serious driving enjoyment. Classic & modern, autos & manuals, each drivers 1st choice car makes the trip (subject to availability).

Blast to Blenheim Route Map

Destinations en route....

Discretely escorted - it's all about you...

By your side if you need us.

We accompany you the whole route and ask that you travel in convoy.  We’ll make quite a sight! Route maps are provided with clear instructions on where the swap over breaks will be…but we normally pair those at a characterful cafe or scenic stopover for maximum enjoyment!

Ready to tour?

All cars come with unlimited km, comprehensive insurance & roadside assistance. We also provide a personalised familarisation session and documentation for your car. 

The car you see here is the car you’ll get. A 20% deposit using secure payment facilities reserves your place, so why not….

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