Downunder Special: Marlborough with Mates
Do as much or as little as you like on a delightful journey shared with family or friends.
Like what you see but want to stay a little longer, add some extra places, do some more things?
No worries, our team can tailor-make this trip so it's just how you'd like it - even if there is only two of you.
Downunder Special: Marlborough with Mates Itinerary
When you arrive in Blenheim, you'll be collected at the airport for your Bike the Vines experience. Store your luggage and get on your bike, fully equipped with a map and suggested routes to cycle through Blenheim's wine region at your own pace during the day. Later today you will be collected by shuttle and delivered to your hotel.
Overnight: Chateau Marlborough Hotel - Classic Room (one room for each couple)
Blenheim - Marlborough Sounds
This morning you will be transferred by shuttle to Picton Wharf to join a water taxi that will take you out past idyllic bays and maybe even some dolphins, to the Marlborough Sounds. At Ship Cove, Captain Cooks favourite NZ base, you can choose walk the Queen Charlotte Track (approx 3 hrs) or stay on the water taxi to Furneaux Lodge if you prefer. Your luggage will stay on the water taxi and be transported to the Lodge.
Overnight: Furneaux Lodge - Endeavour Waterview Cottage (one cottage for each couple)
You are free to do as much or as little as you like this morning. Furneaux Lodge is equipped with kayaks, paddleboards and volleyball plus a hot tub and hammocks on the waterfront. Jump back on the water taxi and cruise to nearby Punga Lodge for lunch (own cost) then walk it off on another easy section of the Queen Charlotte Track back to Furneaux Lodge (approx 3 hrs) .
Overnight: Furneaux Lodge - Endeavour Waterview Cottages (one cottage for each couple)
Marlborough Sounds - Blenheim
Return to Picton by water taxi where your shuttle will be waiting to take you back to Blenheim Airport for your journey home.
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