Unveiling the top of the South Island ·

Unveiling the top of the South Island

Grand Pacific Tours, the New Zealand Coach Holiday Specialist, has developed an exciting new holiday experience that has never been offered before as a group touring itinerary.

“We are delighted to present our 11 Day Top of the South Island Tour that will visit several iconic regions in the top part of New Zealand’s South Island – each offering something different”, says Peter Harding, Grand Pacific Tours Managing Director.

“The Top of the South Island Tour unveils a picturesque landscape of wilderness, wildlife and unique attractions. Designed for travellers who enjoy the outdoors, love food and wine and are keen to get off the main roads. The tour includes a number of short walks that will allow travellers to experience some of New Zealand’s native wildlife and natural beauty.”

Beginning with a trip to the quaint fishing village of Akaroa, you will set off on a nature cruise for the chance to see the rare Hector’s Dolphins and other marine life. Experience the natural beauty of the scenic West Coast that hosts an abundance of wildlife and stunning scenery including the Hokitika Gorge – a vivid, turquoise glacial river, surrounded by lush bush. Travel along the Great Coast Road to the world-famous Punakaiki Pancake Rocks and Blowholes where columns of water shoot skyward from rocks that resemble giant stacks of pancakes.

Enjoy a barbecue lunch while cruising along the shores of the Abel Tasman National Park, a hidden gem with crystal clear water and sandy beaches all combined with New Zealand’s native flora and fauna. Take in the natural beauty of the Queen Charlotte Sound with an exclusive dinner cruise featuring local salmon, Greenshell mussels and Cloudy Bay clams, matched with a spectacular Marlborough wine. Taste the crisp and delightful wines of the Marlborough region as you experience exceptional vineyards including sampling some of Marlborough’s finest wine amongst the barrels at Cloudy Bay Estate.

Other highlights include the seaside town of Kaiteriteri loved for its turquoise water and golden sand beach; Monteith’s Brewery where you enjoy a sumptuous lunch and a free souvenir; the World of WearableArt and Classic Car Museum offer fascinating stories and relics of old and much more.

This fully escorted tour includes airfares, taxes, transfers in New Zealand, modern coach travel, 4 star accommodation, most meals, sightseeing and attractions.

Travel is not just a reward — it’s part of living. The memories we create, and share, make life more meaningful. Let Grand Pacific Tours help you create those memories.

For more information, or a brochure, contact Grand Pacific Tours on 1800 622 768 or visit www.gptnz.com

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