4 Day Wellington & Marlborough Escape
4 Day Wellington & Marlborough Escape
Combine the cosmopolitan experiences of New Zealand's capital city with the serenity and tranquillity of the stunning Marlborough Sounds region.
Board the Interislander ferry for a scenic cruise across Cook Strait, the channel of water that separates the North Island from the South. The 92km, three hour journey between Wellington and Picton is one of New Zealand’s most iconic tourist experiences and is acknowledged as one of the most spectacular cruises in the world. Your ship carries both passengers and vehicles and offers a complete range of on-board services and facilities to ensure your trip will be comfortable, enjoyable and memorable.
Raetihi Lodge is a luxury retreat located in the beautiful and remote Kenepuru Sound. With just 14 rooms, the lodge offers you a fantastic opportunity to relax amidst the serenity and pristine nature of the Marlborough Sounds, one of New Zealand’s favourite holiday destinations. You’ll overlook the stunning blue waters of the Sound from your well appointed and spacious seaview room with private deck. Complimentary mountain bikes, fishing rods and kayaks are available to guests and the lodge staff will be only too happy to share their love of the region by suggesting some of the many other water and nature based activities available at your doorstep.
The intricate maze of waterways that make up the Marlborough Sounds accounts for nearly 20 percent of New Zealand’s total coastline. Pristine native forests with towering 800 year old rimu trees, lush punga tree ferns and beautiful native orchids lead down to picturesque shorelines. The myriad of bays, coves and inlets are perfect for exploring. Adventurers young and old will find a great choice of activities on land and on water and even in the air. Bush walks, sea kayaking, sailing, cruising, mountain biking, rafting, scenic flights, fishing, diving, horse trekking, or just relaxing and enjoy the views … from laid back to full adrenaline rush, there is an experience waiting for you in the Marlborough Sounds.
|Tour Name:||4 Day Wellington & Marlborough Escape|
|From:||Wellington to Wellington|
|Valid:||May 18 - Mar 19|
From (NZD) $999 per person
|1 nights superior hotel accommodation at the Novotel Wellington|
|2 nights boutique, resort style accommodation at Raetihi Lodge|
|Transfer from the Novotel to the Wellington ferry terminal|
|Scenic Interislander cruise between Wellington & Picton|
|Return water taxis between Picton & Raetihi Lodge|
|Free use of lodge mountain bikes, fishing rods and kayaks|
|Scenic flight from Picton Airport to Wellington Airport|
Day by Day Tour Itinerary
On arrival in Wellington make your way to the Novotel Wellington. The remainder of today is free to enjoy the local sights.
Board the Interislander ferry for the scenic cruise across Cook Strait. On arrival at Picton, transfer by water taxi to your remote resort located in stunning Kenepuru Sound.
A free day to enjoy some of the many optional activities available.
Return to Picton by water taxi. You will then be transferred to Picton airport for your flight back to Wellington where you can choose to stay an extra day or 2 or continue on to your next destination.
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44-22 days prior to departure – 25%
21-10 days prior to departure – 35%
9 days or less prior to departure – 50%
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