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    Whales & Abel Tasman National Park Getaway
    6 nights
    from $1,239* per person double share
    Whale watching cruise in Kaikoura, thermal pools in Hanmer Springs, seal cruise in Abel Tasman National Park
    Visit Kaikoura, New Zealand’s ultimate marine experience and discover a magical world where the mountains meet the sea. Kaikoura is one of the few places in the world where sperm whales can be seen year-round. Encounter the wilderness of the Abel Tasman National Park as you cruise by incredible beaches, walk along the scenic coastal tracks and meet the friendly fur seals.
    Inclusions & highlights

    Inclusions & highlights

    Inclusions & highlights

    Inclusions & highlights

    Your package includes:

    • 7 days’ car hire in a Toyota Corolla or similar – pick up / drop off Christchurch
    • 6 nights’ accommodation
      • 1 night at Rydges Latimer Christchurch
      • 2 nights’ at Kaikoura in The Fairways Ocean Ridge
      • 2 nights’ at Nelson in Saxton Lodge with breakfast
      • 1 night at Hanmer Springs Hotel
    • Whale Watch Kaikoura
    • Seals & Sand Cruise & Walk with Wilsons Abel Tasman
    • Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools & Spa entry and towel


    Bonus offer:

    • Discounted stay at Rydges Latimer
    • Free entry and towel at Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools
    • Complimentary continental breakfast at Saxton Lodge


    Your package highlights:

    • Whale Watching cruise in Kaikoura
    • Experience nature in Abel Tasman National Park
    • Indulge in the thermal pools of Hanmer Springs
    Valid for travel
    1 Jul 2022 - 31 Mar 2023 departures. Ask your personal travel manager for a quote for your departure. Subject to availability. Black out dates: 16 Dec 2022 - 16 Jan 2023. Special event and school holiday surcharges may apply.
    Offer expires
    30 Jun 2022 unless sold prior


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    Day 1

    Arrive Christchurch

    Arrive into Christchurch and collection your car hire. Make your way to your accommodation and start by exploring the vibrant city that is Christchurch straight away.

    Day 2

    Christchurch to Kaikoura

    After a relaxing morning you will travel north to the coastal town of Kaikoura. You’ll have a 2-night stay to soak up the sea air and unwind. This region offers a diverse geography hugging the coastline and being sheltered under the mountain range. Don’t forget to sample some of the local seafood, Kaikoura has an abundance of crayfish.

    Christchurch to Kaikoura

    Day 3


    This morning you venture out on to the Pacific Ocean with Whale Watch Kaikoura. Not far from shore you’ll start to see various marine life including seals, albatross, hector dolphins, sperm and humpback whales and orcas.


    Day 4

    Kaikoura to Nelson

    Heading north west today you’ll arrive into Nelson. On the drive you’ll pass through Blenheim, maybe stop at one of the wineries for lunch. Marlborough is world famous for its wines.

    Kaikoura to Nelson

    Day 5


    It’s an early start today with Wilsons Abel Tasman transferring you by coach out to the Abel Tasman National Park. Once in the park you’ll travel in style and comfort aboard the Vista Cruise into Tonga Island Marine Reserve. Pause to view the antics at Tonga Island Seal Colony then land at historic Tonga Quarry Beach. Walk over a forested saddle and around the Bark Bay waterfall trail. Take some extra time to relax on the golden sands at Bark Bay beach before you continue to picturesque Medlands Beach. You’ll head back to Nelson and be dropped at your accommodation in the late afternoon.


    Day 6

    Nelson to Hanmer Springs

    Time to head back south back towards Christchurch. Taking the inland route you’ll spend the last night of your trip in the alpine village of Hanmer Springs. A visit isn’t complete without a soak in the Hanmer Springs Thermal Spring pools. Featuring relaxing rock pools, soothing sulphur pools, an array of water jets and bubbles – at a range of temperatures. This charming village offers a variety of cafes and restaurants to enjoy this evening.

    Nelson to Hanmer Springs

    Day 7

    Hanmer Springs to Christchurch

    The last day of your trip through the top of the South Island finishes on arrival back into Christchurch where you return your rental car and check in for your flight home.

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    * Conditions

    Advertised price is per person based on 2 people in double bedding and is priced in Australian Dollars. If twin-share is required additional costs may apply. 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 anther 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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