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    Christchurch Food & Wine Retreat
    9 nights
    from $2,429* per person
    World famous sauvignon blanc, delicious fresh seafood, thermal pools and a PurePod stay
    Using the regenerative city of Christchurch as your start, this ten day food and wine retreat will bring all of your senses alive with sensational food, wine, scenery and nature experiences along the way. Enjoy wine tasting, a unique tramway dining experience, two nights in Marlborough, New Zealand's biggest wine region and an exclusive PurePod stay, set high above the award-winning Greystone vineyard.
    Inclusions & highlights

    Inclusions & highlights

    Inclusions & highlights

    Inclusions & highlights

    Your package includes:

    • 10 days’ car hire in a Toyota Corolla or similar – pick up / drop off Christchurch
    • 9 nights’ accommodation
      • 3 nights at Rydges Latimer Christchurch
      • 1 night at Greystone PurePod Waipara including dinner & breakfast
      • 1 night at Clear Ridge Apartments in Hanmer Springs
      • 2 nights at Scenic Hotel Marlborough
      • 2 nights at Kaikoura at Sudima Hotel Kaikoura in a Superior King Room
    • Tramway Restaurant Dinner
    • Whale Watch in Kaikoura
    • Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools & Spa single entry with towel and 30 mins private pool
    • Half day wine tour
    • Christchurch Gondola Pass

    • The Christchurch Gondola allows visitors to experience a truly unique and unforgettable view of Christchurch.  From the city itself and the Canterbury Plains to the Southern Alps and Banks Peninsula, the Christchurch Gondola Ride is an experience everyone enjoys in New Zealand’s South Island
    • Enjoy a night at the Greystone PurePod is set high above the award-winning Greystone vineyard, less than an hour north of Christchurch, right in the heart of the Waipara Valley wine producing region
    • Spend two nights in the Marlborough region, world-famous Sauvignon Blanc, delicious fresh seafood and diverse landscapes
    • The picturesque coastal town of Kaikōura is a great place for marine life encounters, coastal walks, and tucking into a plate of crayfish
    • Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools and Spa is a place for everyone. Sit and soak in the mineral-filled hot pools as you gaze at the giant redwood trees and mountains above
    • Sip Half Day Wine Tour visits a select number of iconic wineries choses for their history and fabulous customer service
    Valid for travel
    16 Oct 2022 - 31 Mar 2023 departures. Ask your personal travel manager for a quote for your departure. Subject to availability. Black out dates: 30 Oct - 6 Nov 2022 & 27 Dec 2022 - 5 Jan 2023. Special event and school holiday surcharges may apply.
    Offer expires
    30 Jun 2022 unless sold prior

    Itinerary

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    Day 1

    Arrive Christchurch

    Arrive into Christchurch and collect your car hire. Make your way into the city and to your first night’s accommodation. Start exploring the new vibrant city that is Christchurch straight away.

    Day 2

    Christchurch

    Spend the day exploring all Christchurch city has to offer from the boutique shops down laneways to fabulous cafes and restaurants city wide – not to mention the now famous Riverside Market. The newest buzzy indoor market with retailers selling locally sourced food, plus restaurants, cafes and bars. If you are staying a Friday night make sure you check out the Friday street food market in Cathedral Square.

    Day 3

    Christchurch to Waipara Valley

    After a leisurely morning, take a short 20 minute drive out of the Christchurch city to the Christchurch Gondola, for stunning 360 degree views of Christchurch city, over the Canterbury plains, right out to the Southern Alps, the hills of banks peninsula and down to Lyttleton Harbour. This afternoon take a scenic drive through to the Greystone PurePod. Set right amongst the award-winning Greystone vineyard, in the heart of the Waipara Valley wine region.

    Day 4

    Waipara Valley to Hanmer Springs

    Immerse yourself into the stunning beauty of the area. We recommend pre booking an optional guided wine tour 1230-2pm weekdays. Alternatively feel free to stop off for a leisurely wine tasting at the cellar door. This afternoon travel inland to the alpine village of Hanmer Springs. You can relax at the Thermal pools and spa before dinning at one of the local restaurants tonight.

    Day 5

    Waipara Valley to Blenheim

    From here you head further north to one of the country’s best wine regions, Marlborough. With a two night stay you’ll be able to engage in all things wine.

    Day 6

    Blenheim

    A wine tour that highlights the best of region. Sip has been created for those who want a small taste of Marlborough’s expansive wine region over a short period of time. Sip visits a select number of iconic wineries, chosen for their history, unique offering, and stunning range of wines. Enjoy the beautiful wineries and meet people who know wine and love sharing their passion for it on this half day tour.

    Day 7

    Blenheim to Kaikoura

    It’s time to head south again and today’s destination is the coastal town of Kaikoura. Famous for the marine life this seaside village has seen some alterations in the last few years with the impact of an earthquake in 2016. This has changed the geography and increase the land size around the coastline. It is easy to explore and discover the new beauty of the region.

    Day 8

    Kaikoura

    Today you get out on the ocean with Whale Watch Kaikoura. It’ll only be a short way off-shore and you’ll start to experience an array of marine life with the possibility of seeing Sperm or Humpback Whales, Orca, Hector and Bottle Nose Dolphins, Seals and Albatross.

    Day 9

    Kaikoura to Christchurch

    Take the morning to yourself before the short drive back to Christchurch city. Tonight, to top off your food and wine adventure of Christchurch and the Waipara region, take the opportunity for a unique dining experience on Christchurch’s very own Tramway Restaurant. Fabulous dining mixed with a sightseeing tour showcasing Christchurch’s inner-city vibrancy and heritage.

    Day 10

    Depart Christchurch

    Enjoy a relaxed breakfast before checking out of your accommodation. Drop your car hire off at the airport before checking in for your flight home

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    * Conditions

    Advertised price is based on 2 people in double bedding and is priced in Australian Dollars. Twin share is not available on this package due to Pure pod accommodation not allowing twin beds. Prices are correct at time of publication, are subject to availability and can change at any time without notification due to fluctuations in charges, taxes, and currency. Offer is valid on new bookings only. All discounts and savings have been applied to the price. Other dates available an another price. Book by 30 June 2022. Car hire is subject to an airport fee and excess at time of collection. Flights not included. Blackout periods may apply. Surcharges may apply over special event periods and over school holidays. Inclusions are subject to change based on superior operational capabilities. Your personal travel manager may charge additional service fees. Other restrictions may apply. Please check current COVID-19 travel restrictions for the destination you wish to visit before departure. Other conditions apply. Please view the TravelManagers general terms and conditions here and contact your personal travel manager for more details.

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