5 Day Sightseeing Tour

South Island

Day 1 - Christchurch

Arrive in Christchurch Int. Airport and you will be met by your driver/guide and transferred to your accommodation where you will have the opportunity to spend the day relaxing. Your first nights dinner arrangements will be pre- organised consisting of Dinner at the Willowbank Wildlife Reserve with a Maori Hangi (Dinner) and Culture Performance, as well as a wildlife excursion through the Willowbank reserve. Accommodation: Christchurch  

Day 2 - Christchurch to Kaikoura and Nelson 

The second day of your tour takes you north to Kaikoura, home of the famous whale watching expeditions. A whale watch excursion awaits you where you will take a visit to the South Pacific playground of the Sperm Whale, a close up encounter with these magnificent creatures will give you a lifetime of memories, you may even get the opportunity to view wild Dolphins, (Whale watch excursion is subject to weather and lighting conditions). From Kaikoura we travel north along the rugged coastline of the east coast crossing over to the west coast via Perlorous and Takaka Hills before encroaching on Nelson, the sunshine capital of New Zealand . Accommodation: Nelson  

Day 3 - Nelson to Abel Tasman National Park and Nelson

Starting from Nelson this will be a day of sheer beauty where you have the opportunity to experience nature up close and at it’s best. You will be transported from Nelson to Kaiteriteri the gateway to the Abel Tasman National Park , from there you will board a water taxi to Awaroa Bay . A short walk will take you to the Lodge and Café for lunch. After lunch you have the opportunity to explore the native flora and fauna as you take a leisurely walk down to Onetahuti Bay where we will be picked up by our water taxi to be dooped of at Kaiteriteri, and return back to Nelson. Accommodation: Nelson  

Day 4 - Nelson to Hamner Springs and Christchurch

Departing from Nelson your drive takes you through the rugged mountain ranges that make up the start of the Southern Alps into the Lewis Pass and onto Hamner Springs. Here you will have the opportunity to relax in the natural hot mineral and thermal waters, set amongst the beautiful native surroundings and spectacular back drops that surround Hamner Springs. Continue on to Christchurch . Accommodation: Christchurch  

Day 5 - Hamner Springs to Christchurch

Free time to relax before departing Christchurch .

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