14 Days


  • Whale watching
  • Stunning glaciers
  • Diving at Poor Knights Islands


  • By plane: Start your journey in Kaikoura
  • By car: Total trip distance: 100km

Kick off your vacation by getting up close to whales, dolphins and seals in Kaikoura. Indulge in world famous wines in Marlborough – don’t forget to taste the sauvignon blanc – before exploring the coastal beauty of Abel Tasman National Park by kayak or on foot. From the drama of the ancient pancake rocks to the huge Fox Glacier and mountainous Mt Aspiring National Park, the South Island's West Coast is a part of the country that can only be described with superlatives.  

Heading north to discover the secret local gems of Waiheke, Auckland, the Poor Knights Islands and Paihia.  

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