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.

Tour Info

Tour Name: 4 Day Wellington & Marlborough Escape
From: Wellington to Wellington
Valid: Jan 2020 - March 2021
Price: From (NZD) $999 per person
Duration: 4 Days
Tour Code: SBWLG4M


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


Prices are per person based on twin-share, and are subject to availability. Prices are correct at the time of submission but are subject to change without notice. Valid for travel January 2020 – March 2021. Blackout periods may apply. A non-refundable deposit of $250 per person is required at time of booking.

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Day by Day Tour Itinerary

Day 1

On arrival in Wellington make your way to the Novotel Wellington. The remainder of today is free to enjoy the local sights.

Surrounded by nature and fuelled by creative energy, Wellington is a compact city with a powerful mix of culture, history, nature and cuisine. Fuel your visit with strong coffee and world-class craft beer – Wellingtonians are masters of casual dining, with plenty of great restaurants, night markets and food trucks.

Day 2
Wellington - Marlborough Sounds

Board the Interislander ferry for the 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, acknowledged as one of the most spectacular cruises in the world. Your ship carries both passengers and vehicles as well as offering a complete range of on-board services and facilities to ensure your trip will be comfortable, enjoyable and memorable.

On arrival at Picton, transfer by water taxi to your remote resort located in stunning Kenepuru Sound.

Raetihi Lodge is a luxury retreat located in the beautiful and remote Kenepuru Sound. 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.

Day 3
Marlborough Sounds

A free day to enjoy some of the many optional activities available. 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, on the water, 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.

Day 4
Marlborough Sounds - Wellington

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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