Your New Zealand Holiday Experts
7 Days Top of the South Island Itinerary
Start: Christchurch
Finish: Christchurch

Highlights

  • Thermal hot springs of Hanmer Springs
  • Encounters with whales, dolphins & pelagic seabirds of Kaikoura
  • Succulent lobsters in Kaikoura
  • The vineyards of the Marlborough region
  • Sunny days & golden beaches around Nelson
  • Coastal cruises, kayaking & beach walks in pristine Abel Tasman National Park
  • The seal colony near Westport
  • The blowholes and pancake rocks of Punakaiki
  • Caving adventures at Greymouth
  • Crossing the majestic Southern Alps enroute to Christchurch
Day Itinerary
01 Christchurch to Hanmer Springs 140 kms (1 hr 40 min)
02 Hanmer Springs to Kaikoura 140 kms (2 hrs)
03 Kaikoura to Nelson 250 kms (3 hrs 30 min)
04 Day trip to Abel Tasman National Park
05 Nelson to Punakaiki 280 kms (4 hrs)
06 Punakaiki to Christchurch  300 kms (4 hrs 30 min)
07 At Christchurch