Marlborough & The Sounds, Nelson Lakes & Kaiteriteri 'Swap & Go' Road Trip
2 Days of Feasts for the Senses!
Starting and finishing in Nelson, we go east and loop back west around the Top of the South Island, taking in glorious coastal drives skirting the Marlborough Sounds, visiting the peaceful Nelson Lakes and wonderful beaches at Kaiteriteri. 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 7 hours in some of the most charismatic classic European cars made, enjoying top down driving….and we even throw in some excellent fish ‘n chips, (not into the actual cars you understand…).
Top of the South Loop 2 Day Tour
- 24th-25th November 2019
- 5th & 6th January 2020
- 2nd & 3rd February 2020
- 2nd & 3rd March 2020
- 6th & 7th April 2020
or choose dates to suit you!
Driving mode = Active: Approx 430km / 7 hours driving over 2 days.
Nelson > Picton > Blenheim > Nelson Lakes > Kaiteriteri > Mapua > Nelson
- Superb mix of safe, amazing driving roads
- Glorious scenery, coastal & inland, driving
- the twisting Queen Charlotte Drive by the Marlborough Sounds
- alongside the Marlborough vineyards through the Wairua Valley
- the gentle rolling Tasman hills
- Unhurried breaks at
- characterful quality cafes
- scenic Picton & Blenheim
- peaceful Nelson Lakes
- One night in quality, premium accommodation
- Many hours free time for optional delights like:
- Steam Train ride Picton – Blenheim & return
- Boat cruise Marlborough Sounds
- Wine tasting at Marlborough vineyards
- Theatre Show at Blenheim
- Spa treatments or beach walks at Kaiteriteri
- Finish with fish ‘n chips at Mapua waterfront
- Share the experience with friends old….& new!
Depart Nelson 9:30am Day 1, return 7:30pm Day 2
$1345 per driver, $565 per passenger
- Equal time in up to 5 different cars (dependent on numbers)
- 1 Night four star or equivalent Accommodation
- 1 x Dinner and Breakfast
- 1 x Fish n Chips Tea!
- Route Maps
- Accompanying Tour Concierge
- Travel in convoy for your peace of mind
- Comprehensive insurance with $500 excess
- Roadside Assistance Package
- Car familiarisation & documentation
- Prefer your own car? Enquire for pricing.
- Lunches and drinks
|Day 1 AM||Depart Nelson|
|PM||Free time for:|
- Steam Train
- Boat Cruise
|Day 2 AM||Depart Blenheim|
Mapua Fish 'n Chips
Swap between these Cars!
7 hours drive in 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).