Marlborough & The Sounds, Abel Tasman & Golden Bay Road Trip
7 Days of Long & Winding Routes!
Starting and finishing in Christchurch, we go north to the Top of the South Island, taking in glorious coastal drives skirting the Kaikoura and Marlborough Sounds coastlines, visiting Blenheim, Nelson, and wonderful beaches of Kaiteriteri and Golden Bay. Plus there’s extra time for boat trips and walks in the stunning Abel Tasman National Park and relaxing those well used feet in Hot Springs! Staying at premium accommodation en route, there’s optional time for steam train rides, spa treatments, and wine tasting. And you get to drive over 16 hours in some of the most charismatic classic European cars made, enjoying top down driving on relatively uncrowded roads….
The Long & Winding Roads: Top of the South 7 Day Tour: Choose dates to suit you!
Driving mode = Relaxed: Approx 1050km / 16 hours driving over 7 days.
Christchurch > Blenheim > Nelson > Golden Bay > Kaiteriteri (Abel Tasman) > Hanmer Springs > Christchurch
- Superb mix of safe, amazing driving roads
- Glorious scenery, coastal & inland, driving
- the twisting Queen Charlotte Drive by the Marlborough Sounds
- alongside the dramatic Kaikoura coastline
- the gentle rolling Tasman hills
- the invigorating Lewis Pass and Takaka Hill!
- Unhurried breaks at characterful quality cafes en route
- scenic destinations
- 2 nights at Kaiteriteri, gateway to the Abel Tasman
- Six nights in quality, premium accommodation
- Many hours free time for optional delights like:
- Steam train ride Picton – Blenheim & return
- Boat cruises
- Wine tasting
- Theatre show
- Spa treatments
- Beach walks
- Waterfall walks
- Horse riding
- Hot springs
- Share the experience with friends old….& new!
|Day||Depart||Overnight at||Optional time for||KM Drive||Hrs Drive|
|3||Nelson||Golden Bay||Nelson Explore||100||2|
|4||Golden Bay||Kaiteriteri||Bird Watching|
|5||Abel Tasman||Abel Tasman||Abel Tasman|
- Day Walks
- Boat Rides
- Spa Treatments
|6||Kaiteriteri||Hanmer Springs||Hot Springs||315||4.5|
|7||Hanmer Springs||Christchurch||Hot Springs||135||2|
Nov 24-30th, or name your date!
Prices per couple, sharing room
- Class of car chosen determines package price
- (Image shows the actual car you’ll drive – ‘read more’ for full details)
- All class packages include:
- 6 nights accommodation
- (4 star equivalent or better)
- 6 breakfasts
- Welcome & Farewell Dinners
- Route Instructions
- Accompanying Tour Concierge
- Comprehensive Car Insurance with $500 excess
- Roadside Assistance Package
- Unlimited Kilometres
- Car briefing & documentation
- Sat nav/GPS unit hire
- Portable Bluetooth Speaker hire
- Want to bring your own car? Please enquire for pricing.