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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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.