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Discover New Zealand's Adventure Paradise

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Best of the Marlborough Sounds, 7 Days Christchurch to Nelson with A&K


Highlights
  • Cruise impossibly blue waters through the magical Queen Charlotte Sound
  • Wander beech forests and stunning ridgelines on the Queen Charlotte Track
  • Savour the distinct varietals of New Zealand’s wine capital
  • Unwind in your luxury accommodation

Important Terms
  • Depending on your preferred dates and arrangements, final pricing will vary from low season to peak season travel.

Appreciate the grandeur of the Marlborough Sounds. Cruise impossibly blue waters to secluded coves of Queen Charlotte Sound. Lace up your hiking boots for the world-renowned Queen Charlotte Track. Then, savour wines from some of New Zealand’s leading vintners.

This is an Abercrombie & Kent private journey and can be tailor-made to fit with your travel dates and built around your desires.


Day 1

Arrive Christchurch

Arrive in Christchurch and transfer to your luxury boutique hotel accommodation. You are steps away from the vibrant cultural precinct, so take time to explore the street art, sculpture, gardens and bars. Later, seek out some of New Zealand’s pioneering restaurateurs or dine at award-winning restaurants in your hotel.
Accommodation: The George

 

Day 2

Christchurch – Bay of Many Coves

Journey north to the tranquil seaside town of Picton, the gateway to New Zealand’s Marlborough Sounds. Board your private cruise bound for the enchanting Bay of Many Coves in Queen Charlotte Sound. Explore seemingly endless bays and coves, and marvel at breathtaking vistas as your vessel glides through this extensive network of sea-drowned valleys. Dock at your luxury lodge tucked in a secluded cove of Queen Charlotte Sound, where fine-dining and exceptional service await.
Meals Included: Dinner
Accommodation: Bay of Many Coves Resort

 

Day 3

Bay of Many Coves

Depart on your scheduled cruise to some of the beautiful walking trails along the world-renowned 72km coastal Queen Charlotte Track. Emerge on high ridgelines in unspoilt virgin forests to breathtaking views of Cook Strait and Resolution Bay. At the end of this exhilarating day, cruise back to the well-earned luxury of your resort.
Meals Included: Breakfast & Lunch
Accommodation: Bay of Many Coves Resort

 

Day 4

Bay of Many Coves

Explore your way today. Take to the waters by kayak or boat. Swim with pods of dolphins. Meander through magical forests on foot. Or simply enjoy the serenity from your perfectly positioned lodge. When hunger calls, choose from the resort’s two restaurants and waterfront café and sample the delights of the freshest local seafood and produce, matched with wines from Marlborough’s leading vintners.
Meals Included: Breakfast
Accommodation: Bay of Many Coves Resort

 

Day 5

Bay of Many Coves – Nelson

Farewell the Bay of Many Coves and return to Picton by water-taxi. Join your private tour of hand-picked vineyards in the Marlborough wine region and sample the flavours of New Zealand’s wine capital. Later, find sanctuary at Edenhouse, a charming home nestled on 48 acres of private grounds.
Meals Included: Breakfast & Lunch
Accommodation: Edenhouse

 

Day 6

Nelson

Explore Nelson your way. Stroll through New Zealand’s second-oldest settled city. Discover galleries showcasing the very best of New Zealand’s art. Browse the market and later settle in with a glass of local wine.
Meals Included: Breakfast
Accommodation: Edenhouse

 

Day 7

Depart Nelson

Transfer to Nelson Airport for your outbound flight.
Meals Included: Breakfast


Twin Share Per Person: From $7,285

Depending on your preferred dates and arrangements, final pricing will vary from low season to peak season travel.

 

This is an Abercrombie & Kent private journey and can be tailor-made to fit with your travel dates and built around your desires.

 

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*Rates are subject to availability and changes without notice. Rate are based on the lowest available and may differ at time of booking. Other travel dates may be available at an additional cost.
For more information and other conditions please confirm with our Travel Specialists at time of booking.


The George, Christchurch

Located in the heart of Christchurch, The George Hotel is a small luxury boutique hotel just minutes from the city centre and main attractions. Having survived devastation in 2011, Christchurch’s most exclusive hotel offers supreme comfort in all of its 53 rooms complete with all modern amenities necessary and views overlooking Hagley Park or Avon River. The warm and welcoming staff make for a truly memorable stay.

Best of The Marlborough Sounds

The George is home to two award-winning restaurants; signature restaurant Pescatore offers a minimalist dining concept with a wine list showcasing many of the region’s best wines, while 50 on Park puts a modern twist on classic bistro dishes. Facilities include a library, private garden, fully equipped off-site gym and complimentary use of the hotels mountain bikes.

 

Bay of Many Coves, Marlborough

The Bay of Many Coves is an adventurer’s paradise nestled deep in the Marlborough Sounds perched on the very edge of the water. Choose from one, two, or three bedroom luxurious apartments hidden in the bush affording magnificent views of the bay from private balconies, with interiors featuring warm woods perfectly complemented by coffee and cream furnishings for an elegant yet homely ambience.

The Bay of Many Coves offers guests everything they could possibly need for a luxurious yet adventurous holiday. With a wealth of activities on offer, you can choose from kayaking, fishing, swimming with dolphins, wine tours, eco cruising, bird watching and even a glow worm natural light show, to name just a few.

 

Edenhouse, Malborough

Nestled in a serene valley in the heart of rural Nelson, Edenhouse is an overdue reminder of the genuine meaning of luxury. This prestigious lodge is situated within 48-acres of private grounds and internationally acclaimed gardens and is perfectly positioned between Nelson and The Abel Tasman National Park, at the top of the South Island. It may just be the finest boutique hotel you will encounter – evidenced by its repeated recognition by such discerning international judges as Tatler magazine’s guide to the world’s 101 best hotels, and UK House and Garden. The highly-regarded Robb Report included Edenhouse in its list of “The World’s Top 100 Resorts”.

The excellence here owes everything to Peter and Bobbie Martin, who designed Edenhouse drawing on Bobbie’s skills and talents honed at the Inchbald School of Design and The English Gardening School in London. They are fully committed to taking care of guests, and are assisted by a team of twelve who all live in the local valley. Choose to stay in either the two luxurious suites in the main lodge or the beautifully appointed and very private two-bedroom, two-bathroom garden cottage. Meals are created from local produce, which burst with freshness and flavour, matched with award winning local wines that delight the palette.

The surrounding region is known for its trout-fishing rivers, wild mountains, pristine countryside, cerulean bays, and the golden, postcard beaches of the Abel Tasman National Park. Artisan food producers, a thriving arts and crafts community, and internationally reputed wineries are all within easy range of Edenhouse. The Abel Tasman National Park consistently ranks as one of the five top tourist attractions in New Zealand.

This is a place where even the busiest guests will soon reacquaint themselves with the simple pleasures and the unbridled possibilities of life. All in a setting of beauty, privacy and luxury – in its genuine sense.


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A&K pride themselves on the service and standard of excellence for which they have become renowned. This service extends to every stage of your journey with Abercrombie & Kent, from the very start of your planning to the phone call you receive from us when you get back from your holiday.

With local guides on the ground in 52 offices around the world, Abercrombie & Kent can provide you with exclusive insider access to experiences that other travel companies simply can’t provide. So whether you want a tour of the pyramids with your own Egyptologist, observe a private food offering ceremony with Buddhist monks in Thailand or browse the private art collection of the Medici’s in Florence, Abercrombie & Kent experts will know just how to make it happen. And as they are the partner of choice for many hotels and resorts, travellers are guaranteed to receive the best service available.


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