Scenic Tours

Scenic Tours

Port Underwood

Port Underwood has a history of whaling and many boats anchored on this area from the notorious Cook Strait to Wellington. This scenic tour follows the road past Waikawa Bay, Karaka Point, Whatamongo Bay then up over a spectacular hill to Oyster Bay. From then onwards drive past the numerous bays to Rarangi. Private tours for clients who wish to experience the scenic beauty of coastline, and history. Mix-match tour with wineries/art & craft/garden attractions. For options please send me an email with number of people, length of tour, date, pick up/return location and I will get back to you with a no obligation quotation.


Attractions along the way include the following

Karaka Point - historic Maori pa site with stunning views of Queen Charlotte Sounds.
Top of the saddle - views of Cloudy Bay, Cape Campbell, and Kaikoura Peninsula. The highest peak in Marlborough Mt Tapuaenuku (2885m). Port Underwood also has a number of Green Lip Mussel farms
Oyster Bay marker - commemorates the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi on Horahora Kakahu Island by South Island Maori in June 17th 1840
Kakapo Bay Cemetery - private, John (Jackie) Guard established a whaling station here and his son John jnr (1.10.1831) was the first European child born in the South Island. His mother Betty Guard was the first white woman in South Island
Robin Hood Bay Cottage - a stud and mud cottage built in 1854 by Captain Jackson, a whaler
Whites Bay Cable Station - In 1866 the first of the many telegraph cables between North and South Islands
Marshlands Flax Mill built in 1888 last survivor in the Marlborough district


East Coast Marlborough

Marlborough’s Pacific East Coast has diverse scenery famed for its natural beauty, farmlands, country gardens and gourmet eating-places.

Attractions along the way options may include the following

Wineries - Montana and Vavasour
Oak Tree Cottage - historic restored cob farmhouse built 1874
Ugbrooke Country House - built 1885 largest privately owned single storey house
The Station Seddon - 100 year old building with Awatere wines to taste
Barewood Garden - clever plant association and colour schemes combine to complement the historic homestead
Dominion Salt Ltd - solar salt works (guided tours only on Tuesdays and Fridays)
Flaxbourne Station - first great South Island sheep station established in 1847
Old Ward Garage Cafe’ - gourmet delight with wine/olive oil tasting, see crayfish aquarium, inspect Isolation Merino baby products and view video promotions of the Flaxbourne and Marlborough area
London Hill Gardens - named after the 19th century ship “London” that brought settlers to New Zealand. Overlooking Lake Elterwater, magnificent views, lookout on Pudding Hill and explore the natural and new gardens
The Store Kekerengu - Licensed cafe’, explore beach directly from restaurant

For options please send me an email with number of people, length of tour, date, pick up/return location and I will get back to you with a no obligation quotation.

 

Queen Charlotte Drive/Havelock

This spectacular scenic drive along Queen Charlotte Drive passes numerous bays and stunning viewpoints. Discover Havelock. a historic seaport, famous for its prized Greenshell mussels. Havelock once a gold mining and milling town is the gateway to Pelorus Sound.

Attractions along the way options may include the following


Anakiwa - area famous for the Outward Bound School and ending point of the Queen Charlotte walkway
Te Ariana Studio - Carver, Bone & Jade studio at Queen Charlotte Drive
Pottery Art Studio - studio at Queen Charlotte Drive
Havelock - explore the shops/cafe and famous Mussel Boys restaurant, see the display history of Havelock along with Sir Edmund Hilary and William Pickering, Sanford Ltd seafood processing factory Scottish Tavern, waterfront Cafe & Wine Bar

Mix-match tour with wineries/art & craft/garden attractions. For options please send me an email with number of people, length of tour, date, pick up/return location and I will get back to you with a no obligation quotation.

 

Lake Rotoiti Nelson Lakes

Nelson Lakes National Park is located 1 1/2 hours from Picton. The gateway to the park is the Alpine village St Arnaud. The attraction to Nelson Lakes National Park is the area’s scenic beauty, the splendour of the mountains, beech forests, waterfalls, trout can be seen swimming in Lake Rotoiti, and bush walks with birdsongs. The Department of Conversation information centre has stunning views of the lake along with history and view video promotion displays of the area.

 

Attractions along the way options may include the following

Lansdowne Farm Park - family farm David and Margaret Dillon
Leighvander Cottage - therapeutic products with over 100 varieties of lavender Elsie & Brian Hall Wairau Valley
www.jeymarsoap.co.nz - hand made soaps along with other body products Jenny Somerville & Richard Peterson Wairau Valley
Tophouse - historic mud house built in 1846, pioneering hotel


Mix-match tour with wineries/art & craft/garden attractions. For options please send me an email with number of people, length of tour, date, pick up/return location and I will get back to you with a no obligation quotation.

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