Top of the South Island Tour

Whale Watch, Marlborough Sounds, Abel Tasman NP, West Coast.
Christchurch to Christchurch

Day 1 - Pickup from Christchurch Airport and transfer to Accommodation nearby.

Day 2 - Travel today from Christchurch north to Kaikoura. World famous for Whale Watch ,Dolphin Watch & Swim. Also Kayak or swim with the local Seals.

Day 3 - Kaikoura. Time for the local activities on the ocean.

Day 4 - From Kaikoura we continue along the east coast to Blenhiem and onto Picton in the Marlborough Sounds.

Day 5 - Marlborough Sounds. Cruise on a luxury Catamaran taking in the Local history, Mussel and Salmon Farms . On our return we will then take a short drive to Nelson.

Day 6 - Nelson. Abel Tasman NP. Boat Cruise along the Golden shores of the Abel Tasman National Park. Taking the Natural Beauty of the Coastline.

Day 7 - West Coast.  Travel across country from Nelson to the rugged West Coast through the Buller Gorge out to Westport then to Punakaiki ( Pancake Rocks ). Our accommodation here is absolute beach front with stunning vistas and sunsets.

Day 8 - Franz Josef.  Our drive today takes us through small towns well known for Coal, Gold and Greenstone (Jade) . On into Rainforest with mountain vistas then into the Glacier town of Franz Josef.

Day 9 - Franz Josef.  Glacier viewing, Glacier walk. And the Hot Pools at the end of the day.

Day 10 - Greymouth. Travel back up the coast from Franz Josef with stops on the way to check out the local attractions . Jade. Gold, in Hokitika and then onto Greymouth.

Day 11 - Christchurch. From Greymouth we take the road back to Christchurch over The Southern Alps via Arthurs Pass and Otira Viaduct . Amazing Mountain scenery on this road.

Day 12 - Christchurch. Time for a bit of sightseeing around the City and Parks. Transfer to the Christchurch airport for you return flight home.


  • Quality Accommodation.
  • Breakfasts.
  • Whale or Dolphin Watch.
  • Catamaran Cruise on Marlborough Sound.
  • Abel Tasman Boat Cruise.
  • Hot Pools in Franz Josef.

Packages from...

NZD $6480

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