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Picton Interislander 9 Day South Island Private Tour

Day 1  Arrive Picton 12.30p.m. (Interislander Ferry from Wellington)

Today you will depart from Wellington at 9.00a.m. to sail through the stunning Marlborough Sounds to Picton. In the afternoon I will take you for some wine tasting through the Marlborough wine region. There are over 44 vineyards so you will be spoiled for choice. 

Your night's accommodation will be in Blenheim.

Day 2 

Your private guided tour will take you to Yealands Vineyard which is on the way to Kaikoura. This is one of Australasia's largest vineyards and we are able to do a self drive through thie vineyards. Your private tour will take you on a  coastal road to Kaikoura where you can see some of the coastal devastation of the 2016 Earthquake. On the way we will stop off to see a very large seal colony - playful pups and plenty of time to watch them having fun in the water. 

Your night’s accommodation will be in the in Kaikoura

Day 3

Today you will join your 9.30a.m. Whale and Dolphin watching tour. This is a great time to spot the Humpback Whales and sometimes Orca's at various times of the year. You will also see often Dolphins or Seals and other numerous wildlife. Afterwards I will take you out for a short drive for some time at the Kaikoura Peninsula to spot some seals lazing on the rocks and have a close up view of the geological formations of of the new seabeds that have risen since the earthquake.

Your night’s accommodation will be in Kaikoura

Day 4 

Today your tour will take you to Murchison and on the way you can join a speed boat ride on the Hanmer River, or if you prefer a look around the quaint village of Hanmer Springs and maybe a soak in the hot pools instead. My private tours are always flexible and I am happy to accommodate your needs.

Your night's accommodation will be in the heart of mountainous Murchison.

Day 5 

This morning we will  we will make our way across to the West Coast of the South Island. We will stop off at Punakaiki (Pancake Rocks) where you can enjoy a short walk through these amazing formations of rocks and stunning coastal scenery. We will then make our way down to Hari Hari to join a Cow Milking Farm Tour at 2.00p.m. This will give you a great taste of what the Dairy Farming is all about in New Zealand.

We will then make our way to Franz Joseph for your night's accommodation.

Day 6 

Today being a flexible tour, you will have various choices, also depending on the weather conditions and whether you wish to hike, helicopter flight, or take  a scenic drive. We will play this day a little flexible depending on time of various attractions and tours. Afterwards we will make our way to Hokitika for your night’s accommodation.

Day 7 

We will start the morning off with a short drive out to the Hokitika Gorge with amazing clear water and a short swing bridge walk. We will then drive through to the gateway of the Tasman National Park.

Your accommodation will be in Kaiteriteri or Motueka. (Depending on availability)

Day 8

As your private local Tour Guide, I will have various recommendations for you to savour your day around the Tasman National Park. There are choices of Wilsons Cruises, Aqua Taxis and walks, kyaking or just spending some time lying and walking on the local beach.

Your accommodation will be in Kaiteriteri or Motueka (Depending on availability)

Day 9 

This morning your private tour we will take you through Havelock the Green Shell Mussel Capital of New Zealand and a stunning coastal drive to Picton where you will join your 2.15p.m. sailing to Wellington. 


This tour costs is as follows:

$12510.00 total for 3-4 persons

NZ$10,340.00 total for 2 persons $5170.00 each) and includes the following:

Customised private guided flexible touring for 9 Days

8 Night's  4 star accommodation with breakfasts

Whale Watching Tour for 2.5 hours 

Dairy Farm Tour

Wine Tastings


There are a few attractions you maybe interested in and I can help you with these.

I have highlighted above some of them and you can check out their websites.

Interislander Ferry Crossing or Flights will be extra

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Thanks Vicki

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