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Recommend a minimum of 10 days to complete this upper South Island New Zealand itinerary
This itinerary incorporates the upper South Island of New Zealand. The arrival point of this itinerary is the Canterbury region where you can pick up your rental vehicle. From here travel on to the village of Hanmer Springs, New Zealand’s premier alpine and spa destination. Next stop is Kaikoura, famous for it's crayfish (rock lobster), wildlife and whale watching tours.
Travel up the east coast to the Marlborough wine region, home to the Marlborough Food & Wine Festival, NZ's longest running and most popular wine festival. From here head along to the Nelson/Tasman region where you can include the Abel Tasman National Park in your trip. Next travel down to the West Coast area which incorporates Westport, Greymouth, Hokitika and Franz Josef & Fox Glaciers.
This route finishes by returning to the Canterbury region where both national and international flights are available from the recently refurbished Christchurch Airport.
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