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Stray Journeys - 6 Day - Heaphy (TSI6)

6 Day - Heaphy (CHC/CHC) Fixed itinerary through New Zealand 


  • Ohau Point seal colony
  • Marlborough winery visit
  • Abel Tasman National Park / Hanmer Springs / Kaikoura (for dolphin and whale spotting)
  • Kahurangi National Park
  • Nelson National Park


Experienced tour guide, accommodation transfers, accommodation, meals as indicated, boat transfers in the Abel Tasman National Park, a winery visit and a soak in the hot springs of Hanmer. Breakfast (4), dinner (2).


Sturdy walking shoes (ankle high), swimming gear, hat and sunscreen, motion sickness tablets, water bottle, towel and toiletries, warm clothing and waterproof jacket, insect repellent, camera.


  • Tours should be reconfirmed at least 48 hours in advance by calling +64 9 526 2140.
  • Luggage should be restricted to 15kg in a single bag, plus a small day pack.

Stray Journeys

Heaphy (TSI6)

Start: Christchurch

Finish: Christchurch

Travel Days: 6


Day 1:            Christchurch to Picton

Nau mai, haere mai (welcome)! You kick off your Stray Journey in New Zealand’s second largest city, Christchurch. Your bus departs at 9.00am from the Christchurch International Airport for a scenic drive up the East Coast to the coastal port town of Piction. We’ll stopto view a seal colony along the way, and arrive mid-afternoon with time to take a scenic walk to see some stunning views over the Marlborough Sounds.

Accommodation included: Picton Villa

Activities included: Seal colony, Marlborough Sounds scenic walk


Day 2:            Picton to Abel Tasman

Relax and enjoy a leisurely morning, or explore Picton town by foot or bicycle. Today we cruise through the famous Marlborough region to Marahau/Abel Tasman National Park, stopping at a local Marlborough vineyard to enjoy a wine tasting and discover a world famous Sauvignon Blanc; before heading to the spectacular national park.  Tonight we enjoy some delicious seafood and a BBQ dinner at our exclusive campsite accommodation.  Includes breakfast and dinner

Accommodation included: The Barn

Activities included: Walk or bike around Picton town, Winery visit


Day 3:                        Full day in Abel Tasman

Today is a free day to experience the incredible Abel Tasman National Park. Explore this stunning, coastal area famous for being one of the sunniest spots in New Zealand. Walk the coastal track and discover some of New Zealand’s best natural golden beaches or choose an optional activity like sailing or sea kayaking (own expense).  Tonight you can self-cater and use the BBQ facilities at our rustic accommodation on the edge of the national park.  Includes breakfast

Accommodation included: The Barn

Activities included: Walk in the national park, relax on one of the golden sand beaches or jump on the Aqua Taxi and get dropped along the track and walk back


Day 4:            Abel Tasman to Hanmer Springs

Today you’ll travel through beautiful scenery in Kahurangi and Nelson National Parks where we’ll stop for a picnic lunch, before heading to the peaceful town of Hanmer Springs.

This afternoon you are free to enjoy this alpine setting. Spend the afternoon surrounded by mountains and forest as you relax in the thermal hot pools. Tonight is a group dinner.   Includes breakfast and dinner

Accommodation included: Green Acres Motel

Activities included: Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools and Spa


Day 5:            Hanmer Springs to Kaikoura

Today we head for the East Coast and the coastal village of Kaikoura, famous for a huge array of natural wonders from land to sea.  We arrive in Kaikoura early, so you are free to experience all this location has to offer.  Why not go out on the water and experience one of Kaikoura’s famous dolphin and whale spotting tours (own expense), see seals sitting right beside the road at Goose Bay or wander around the peninsula and check out the breath-taking views from the lookout. We spend the night in this charming coastal village. Includes breakfast

Accommodation included: The Lazy Shag


Day 6:            Kaikoura to Christchurch

We are up at the crack of dawn for an express trip down the stunning East Coast and across the Canterbury Plains to the city of Christchurch for an early morning arrival. This is where your Stray Journey ends. We hope you had a blast!


What’s Included

+ Experienced tour guide

+ Meals and touring as indicated

+ Multi-share accommodation (or upgrade to twin/double)

+ Activities as per your itinerary


What to Bring

+ Sturdy walking shoes/boots

+ Bathers/towel

+ Hat & sunscreen

+ Motion sickness tablets

+ Water bottle

+ Toiletries

+ Warm clothing

+ Waterproof jacket

+ Insect repellent

+ Camera



  • Tours should be reconfirmed at least 48 hours in advance by calling +64 9 526 2140.
  • Luggage should be restricted to 15kg in a single bag, plus a small day pack.

***Upgrades are not available in January and February and on request only after this period***


The tour is scheduled to depart every Saturday from 25 October 2015 - 7 May 16

When booking please provide your requested departure date.

Departure pick-up time is 9am at Christchurch International Airport.