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Marlborough Sounds & French Pass

Autumn 2019
6 Days - 5 Nights
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Northern Explorer Train

 Marlborough Sounds

 Queen Charlotte Sound Cruise

 French Pass Road

 French Pass Cruise

 Nelson Tour & Saturday Market

 World of Wearable Art Museum

 Hoglund Art Glass Studio

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If you ever needed a reminder of the fabulous diverse natural beauty of the Top of the South Island, then this tour will show it to you.

From the sparkling vistas of the Marlborough Sounds, to the unique French Pass Road and D’Urville Island. Plus, we stay in Nelson where we go on a city tour and visit its Saturday Market.



Day 1


We make our way south by train on the Northern Explorer to Wellington where we pick up the coach and stay overnight.

Day 2

Breakfast, Dinner

This morning, we take the Interislander over the Cook Strait to Picton in the beautiful South Island. Here, we have a free afternoon. We stay the night in Picton.

Day 3

Breakfast, Dinner

A nice relaxing morning as we take a cruise around Queen Charlotte Sound. Following a lunch break, we see the sights of Picton before taking the very scenic Queen Charlotte Drive to Havelock for our overnight stop.

Day 4

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

This morning we take a drive along the unique French Pass Road. The drive is spectacular and has been rated by visitors as providing some of the most scenic views in the country. On arrival at French Pass, we meet our local guide who will take you on an amazing tour which includes a boat ride through the Pass and we also see fantastic views of the historic D’Urville Island. This is followed by a delicious lunch. We continue to Nelson where we spend the next two nights.

Day 5

Breakfast, Dinner

We start the day today with a guided tour of Nelson. Following lunch, we visit the famous World of Wearable Art Museum and then on to the Hoglund Art Glass Studio. On our return to Nelson, we have some spare time to relax, take a walk or enjoy some retail therapy.

Day 6


This morning, we make our way to Nelson’s Saturday Market, a must see visit with its fresh local produce, art & crafts and a range of colourful characters. Late morning, we make our way to Nelson Airport for our flight home.




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