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2 Day Kaikoura & Christchurch Tour

$450
Per Person

Typically $550
For those with limited time, this is the perfect 2 day tour of the South Island. Begin in Wellington before travelling across the Cook Strait to journey down the east coast. Stop in Kaikoura and head out for a magical whale-watching tour.

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Check out this cheap New Zealand tour from $450 per person. For those with limited time, this is the perfect 2 day tour of the South Island. Begin in Wellington before travelling across the Cook Strait to journey down the east coast. Stop in Kaikoura and head out for a magical whale-watching tour before continuing south. Finish up your exciting 2 days in the beautiful garden city of Christchurch.

Leaving Wellington Harbour you pass many interesting points such as Pencarrow Head on top of which is New Zealand’s oldest lighthouse (1859). Red Rocks is home to a seal colony and Oterangi Bay is the site which recorded the country’s highest ever wind speed of 268 kph.

From the Cook Strait spectacular views of the Kaikoura Ranges on the South Island can be enjoyed and dolphins and many sea birds are often seen. Around one hour of the cruise takes you through the Marlborough Sounds and this region of bush covered mountains, small islands, crystal clear waters and secluded bays offer remarkable photographic opportunities. The final leg of your cruise travels through Queen Charlotte Sound before coming to an end in the picturesque town of Picton.

INCLUSIONS

This cheap New Zealand tour includes 2 days touring from Wellington to Christchurch. 1 night motel accommodation and all coach tour transportation. This package also includes an exciting Whale watching tour in Kaikorua. Depart any day you wish until April 2022. Please contact us for any more information.

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Itinerary

DAY 1: Wellington ~ Kaikoura

Interislander Ferry Wellington to Picton – The 92 km journey between Wellington and Picton takes around 3 hours and has been described as ‘one of the most beautiful ferry rides in the world’. Leaving Wellington Harbour you pass many interesting points such as Pencarrow Head on top of which is New Zealand’s oldest lighthouse (1859). Red Rocks is home to a seal colony and Oterangi Bay is the site which recorded the country’s highest ever wind speed of 268 kph (167 mph). From the Cook Strait spectacular views of the Kaikoura Ranges on the South Island can be enjoyed and dolphins and many sea birds are often seen. Around one hour of the cruise takes you through the Marlborough Sounds and this region of bush covered mountains, small islands, crystal clear waters and secluded bays offer remarkable photographic opportunities. The final leg of your cruise travels through Queen Charlotte Sound before coming to an end in the picturesque town of Picton.

Picton to Kaikoura by Intercity Coach – From Picton you head south on state Highway 1 towards Blenheim which sits right at the heart of the New Zealand’s largest wine producing region, Marlborough. Crossing the ‘dry hills’ of the Marlborough ranges you head towards one of the most spectacular coastlines of the South Island, the Kaikoura Coast. The road hugs the shore for around 50 kilometres and offers many chances to view the native wildlife such as seabirds and New Zealand fur seals. To the east is the turquoise waters of the South Pacific Ocean and to the west the towering Kaikoura Ranges. Kaikoura Township is a bustling little place with many cafes, restaurants and shops but the main reason for visiting here is the wildlife.

Kaikoura Railway Station to Kaikoura Accommodation – You will be met at Kaikoura railway station and transferred to your accommodation.

MEALS: None

OVERNIGHT: The White Morph, Kaikoura

DAY 2: Kaikoura ~ Christchurch

Kaikoura accommodation to Kaikoura Railway Station – You will be met at your accommodation by a representative from Kaikoura Shuttles and transported to your point of departure.

Whale Watch Kaikoura – Experience New Zealand’s only marine based whale watching company. Whale Watch Kaikoura offer a once-in-a-lifetime, up close encounter with the giant Sperm Whale. You are also likely to encounter New Zealand fur seals, dusky dolphins and albatross. Depending on the season you may also see pilot, blue and southern right whales as well as migrating humpbacks. Often orcas can be spotted here and the world’s smallest dolphin, the Hectors, occasionally make an appearance. Cruise in style on modern catamarans, specifically designed for whale watching – Featuring large passenger cabins and outside viewing decks. Passenger numbers for each tour are kept below the vessel carrying capacity to ensure your tour experience remains a personal one.

Kaikoura to Christchurch by Intercity Coach – The drive from Kaikoura to Christchurch continues to follow the spectacular coastline before heading inland and through North Canterbury’s major wine region, the Waipara Valley. You are also introduced to the South Island’s most numerous inhabitant, the sheep. Arriving into Christchurch City puts you close to the airport and the International Antarctic Centre and a visit is highly recommended. Here you can get as close to experiencing life on the frozen continent without actually visiting plus see New Zealand little blue penguins and ride in a Haaglund Tracked vehicle.

MEALS: None

Description

Check out this cheap New Zealand tour from $450 per person. For those with limited time, this is the perfect 2 day tour of the South Island. Begin in Wellington before travelling across the Cook Strait to journey down the east coast. Stop in Kaikoura and head out for a magical whale-watching tour before continuing south. Finish up your exciting 2 days in the beautiful garden city of Christchurch.

Leaving Wellington Harbour you pass many interesting points such as Pencarrow Head on top of which is New Zealand’s oldest lighthouse (1859). Red Rocks is home to a seal colony and Oterangi Bay is the site which recorded the country’s highest ever wind speed of 268 kph.

From the Cook Strait spectacular views of the Kaikoura Ranges on the South Island can be enjoyed and dolphins and many sea birds are often seen. Around one hour of the cruise takes you through the Marlborough Sounds and this region of bush covered mountains, small islands, crystal clear waters and secluded bays offer remarkable photographic opportunities. The final leg of your cruise travels through Queen Charlotte Sound before coming to an end in the picturesque town of Picton.

INCLUSIONS

This cheap New Zealand tour includes 2 days touring from Wellington to Christchurch. 1 night motel accommodation and all coach tour transportation. This package also includes an exciting Whale watching tour in Kaikorua. Depart any day you wish until April 2022. Please contact us for any more information.

INCLUSIONS

 

2 Day independent coach tour

1 Night motel accommodation

All coach tour transportation

Whale watching tour Kaikoura

EXCLUSIONS

 

International Airfares

Airport transfers

Meals & Beverages

Personal expenses

Travel insurance

Optional tours

 

DEPARTURE DATES

 

DEPARTURE DATES 2021/2022:

This tour departs daily until 28 April 2022. Bookings are subject to availability. Please contact us to check availability on your preferred travel date.

 

NOTE: There is a high season surcharge of $50 for travel between October – April

 

HOTELS

 

MOTEL:

Kaikoura: The White Morph

 

In the unlikely event that the listed motels are fully booked, alternative hotels of the same standard will be used

UPGRADES & OPTIONS

 

UPGRADES:

No upgrades available with this package

 

SURCHARGES:

There is a high season surcharge of $50 for travel between October – April

 

EXTRA NIGHTS:

Extra nights are not available with this package

TOUR INFORMATION

 

VALIDITY:

Voucher valid until 28 April 2022

Voucher valid for 1 person, based on twin/double share

Bookings must be made at least 45 days prior to travel

Bookings are subject to availability

 

RATES:

2 Day Kaikoura & Christchurch LOW SEASON (May – September) – $450 per person

2 Day Kaikoura & Christchurch HIGH SEASON (May – September) – $500 per person

 

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT:

– $140 per person

 

GROUP SIZE:

Minimum 2

Maximum 48

 

CHILDREN POLICY:

Children aged 0-4 – $60

Children aged 5-14 – $160

Children aged 15+ are classed as adults

Child vouchers can be purchased in addition to at least 1 full paying adult

Please add child vouchers to your cart at checkout

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

Travel insurance is recommended. MyHoliday2 takes no responsibility for any travel issues that may arise

Departure dates may vary. Do you book your airfare until you have received confirmation your travel date will go ahead

It is the customers responsibility to obtain the correct visa for their destination and cover all fees associated

It is the customers responsibility to ensure they have a valid passport for travel and must be valid for at least 6 months beyond the period of intended stay.

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