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7 Days of Delightful Driving Destinations! 


Starting and finishing in Nelson, join us for a superb driving tour in classic and modern sports cars around the Top of the South Island of New Zealand, exploring vineyards, beaches, coastal roads, and the fine city of Christchurch. We stop along the way at characterful cafes, stay over at premium accommodation, and build in plenty of time for optional extras, including on this tour, whale watching at Kaikoura. 

Vineyards, Vistas & Whales: Top of the South Island 7 Day Tour - start & finish in NELSON

Driving Mode: Active - 1050 km over 7 days (16 hours driving total)

Nelson > Blenheim > Kaikoura > Christchurch > Hanmer Springs > Kaiteriteri > Golden Bay > Nelson

Monday to Sunday

  • 15th – 21st April 2024

or name your date!


  • Christchurch – innovative, interesting parks, museums & culture
  • Golden Bay – Rolling countryside, lazy beaches, and getaway from it all country byways
  • Marlborough – home to 150 wineries, plus the stunning, intricate waters of The Sounds.
  • Optional extra cost activities include:
    • Whale watching
    • Waterfall walks
    • Wine tasting
    • Spas and massages
    • Sea cruises 
    • Horse treks


  • 7 days classic or modern sports car hire
  • 6 nights premium accommodation & breakfasts
  • 2 group dinners
  • Discretely escorted for your peace of mind
  • Flexibility to proceed at your own pace or travel together
  • Sat nav / GPS & portable bluetooth speaker hire

Our itinerary...with plenty of time for optional activities...

DayDepartOvernight atOptional time forKM DriveHrs Drive
1NelsonBlenheimSteam Train
Sounds Cruise
2BlenheimKaikouraWhale Watching1302
3KaikouraChristchurchExplore Christchurch1802.75
4ChristchurchHanmer SpringsAkaroa Trip
Hot Springs
5Hanmer SpringsKaiteriteriHot Springs
Beach Walks
6KaiteriteriGolden BaySpa Treatments
Beach Walks
7Golden BayNelsonWaterfall Walks
Horse Riding

With a superb & rarefied choice of travelling in European classic sports cars style...

C (Characterful) Class Bronze

 Cars with character and panache yet also offering superb value for money.

E (exhilarating) Class Silver

 Premium luxury Europeans with an excellent reputation for serious driving enjoyment. 

Click below to see all destinations & potential accommodation & activity options at a glance




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

By your side when you need us, leaving you free if you don’t.

We drive the whole route too, and each day you’re welcome to drive along with us or head off on your own exploration and pace, spending your time as you please. At each location we recommend diverse activities you can opt in to with fellow travellers.  Tell us your interests: food, wine, gardens, walks, culture, museums, nature, art, cruises, photography, cars….and with our knowledge of living in the South Island, we’ll point you to the best experiences the locals know. Sat nav / GPS units ensure you don’t get lost, and unlike some other travel tours, we’re there to come and help out in person.

Ready to tour?

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

The car you see here is the car you’ll get. A 15% deposit using secure payment facilities reserves your unique car and dates, so why not….

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