Top of the South
March 2021

The top third of the South Island is an area of wonderful contrasts, from the glittering waterways of the Marlborough Sounds and Abel Tasman National Park to the rugged mining landscapes  of the Denniston Plateau and the spectacular high country of Hanmer Springs and Molesworth Station. Take your time seeing the best of the region with several two-night stays. For nature lovers marine and bird life abound in the Marlborough Sounds and at Farewell Spit. Top it off with whale watching off the Kaikoura coast. The late summer weather, luscious local wine and fresh produce, compelling history and scenic grandeur will make this a trip to remember.

TOUR DATES Sunday 21 March – Thursday 1 April 2021


  • The services of an experienced Calder & Lawson Tours tour manager
  • 11 nights accommodation
  • Meals as specified in the itinerary
  • All group transfers
  • Admissions as detailed in the itinerary
  • Activities and sightseeing tours with local guides as detailed in the itinerary
  • Pre-tour material


  • Domestic travel to Blenheim and from Christchurch (flights can be booked for you at an additional cost)
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals not specified in the itinerary
  • Beverages during included meals, unless specified
  • Personal expenses
  • If you wish to pay by credit card, a surcharge of 2.5% will be charged


Share twin or double occupancy $4,690
Single supplement $1,290

GROUP SIZE Minimum 10, Maximum 18