Multi-Day Tour | Private

Best of The Marlborough Sounds (7 days)

Abercrombie & Kent New Zealand

Christchurch, New Zealand To Nelson, New Zealand

Valid for Departures Now Through: 31 Dec 2018

Best of The Marlborough Sounds (7 days)

Day 2

Bay of Many Coves, New Zealand→ Picton, New Zealand

Day 3

Bay of Many Coves, New Zealand

Day 4

Bay of Many Coves, New Zealand

Day 5

Bay of Many Coves, New Zealand→ Nelson, New Zealand Picton, New Zealand

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
Christchurch, New Zealand
The George None

Arrive in Christchurch and transfer to your luxury boutique hotel accommodation

Day 2
Bay of Many Coves, New Zealand
Picton, New Zealand
Bay of Many Coves Resort Breakfast

This morning, travel to the tranquil seaside town of Picton and depart on a 2½-hour private cruise to the fabulous Bay of Many Coves. Cruise Queen Charlotte Sound, renowned for its wonderful scenery, and stay alert for a chance encounter with local wildlife. Learn about the Marlborough Sounds, and the history and folklore of the region. Experience the sights and sounds of the area, exploring seemingly endless bays and coves, and constantly beholding new and breathtaking vistas as your vessel glides through the impossibly blue waters of this extensive network of sea-drowned valleys. The cruise ends at your secluded luxury resort.

Day 3
Bay of Many Coves, New Zealand
Bay of Many Coves Resort Breakfast, Lunch

Today, depart on your scheduled cruise to some of the beautiful walking trails along the world-renowned 72km coastal Queen Charlotte Track. You’ll emerge on high ridgelines in magnificent virgin forest to breathtaking views of Cook Strait and Resolution Bay. At the end of an exhilarating day, meet your cruise and return to the comfort and luxury of your resort.

Day 4
Bay of Many Coves, New Zealand
Bay of Many Coves Resort Breakfast

Today is at your leisure to enjoy the resort. Activities may include kayaking, swimming with the dolphins and bush walking – or you may choose to while away the hours overlooking the bay from your apartment balcony or reading in the Kumutage Lounge. The property boasts two restaurants and a waterfront café offering the delights of fresh local seafood and produce, with specially selected wines from Marlborough’s leading vintners and international labels.

Day 5
Bay of Many Coves, New Zealand
Nelson, New Zealand
Picton, New Zealand
Edenhouse Breakfast

This morning, travel to Picton by water-taxi, before departing on a tour of selected vineyards of the Nelson region, known for its intensely-flavoured Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay varieties. Your accommodation for the next two nights is at Edenhouse, a gracious home situated on 48 acres of private grounds, and whose guests enjoy spacious tastefully-appointed rooms with outstanding views and large private bathrooms.

Day 6
Nelson, New Zealand
Edenhouse Breakfast

Today is at your leisure in Nelson. The second-oldest settled city in New Zealand, Nelson is well known for its thriving arts and crafts scene.

Day 7
Nelson, New Zealand
None Breakfast

Today transfer to Nelson Airport and join your departing flight.

Tour Features

Experience(s)

  • Adventure
  • Cruises & Water Tours
  • Food & Wine
  • Romance & Honeymoons
  • Sightseeing
  • Wildlife & Nature

Description

The Marlborough Sounds is an adventure paradise known for its kayaking, bush walking, bird watching, sailing and fishing. It’s also home to some world class vineyards. On this journey you hike some of the trails of the world-renowned 72km coastal Queen Charlotte Track, cruise through the pristine scenery of the Sounds, visit the Nelson wine region and shop for unique arts and crafts from the area. Luxury boutique accommodation is included throughout.

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