Ocean Alpine Sea

This touring route offers some of the amazing scenery in the world. In five days you will  travel through mountains, forests and beaches, wildlife, art and wine and experience pure New Zealand & the top of the South Island.

Visit Hurunui Hidden Gems Vineyard

Travel time 2 & 1/2 hours

Christchurch to Kaikoura

Start your day by exploring & travelling through the Waipara Valley, one of New Zealand’s finest wine areas.

Stop in at one of the many award winning wineries along the way to sample & taste the local produce.

Continue your journey through the charming landscape of rolling hills and farmland and pause in the friendly rural town of Cheviot for a tasty snack at one of the cafes.

Wind through the hills and enjoy the spectacular view of the mountains meeting the sea before arriving in Kaikoura.

Mt Lyford Village

Travel time 2 hours

Kaikoura to Hanmer Springs

Kick off your day with one of Kaikoura’s unique activities: whale watch by boat or plane, swim with dolphins, kayak with the seals, quad bike or enjoy a stroll along the beach.

Continue your journey through to Hanmer Springs following the Alpine Pacific Triangle Touring Route passing through Mt Lyford, New Zealand’s only log cabin village.

The Inland Road is extremely scenic so take your time and watch for great photo stops. Stop at Mt Lyford for a cuppa or stay longer. In the winter there is a skiing paradise and by summer an amazing adventure park for mountain bikers.
Hanmer Springs - New Zealand’s Alpine Spa Village - has several day spas, an array of boutique shops along with a range of eateries and walking and mountain bike tracks to explore.


Travel time 3 hours

Hanmer Springs to Westport

Start the day with a delicious breakfast and a gentle stroll through the Amble forest where you will discover amazing sculptures along the way. Or to the top of Conical Hill before departing for Westport.

Get a final natural thermal water fix at Maruia Hot Springs or stop in at Reefton, a living historic town, with great cafes, mountain bike tracks and an interesting museum.

Drive through the scenic Buller Gorge before arriving into Westport where you can meet the local Coasters with Out West Tours or have an adventure and be in awe of the galaxy of glow worms with UnderWorld Adventures.

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Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools & Spa
42 Amuri Ave
Hanmer Springs
New Zealand

Email: info@hanmersprings.co.nz
Phone: +64 3 315 0000
Freephone: 0800 442 663

Open 7 days 10am - 9pm,
except Christmas Day.

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