Wine, Eco and Art Tours of Marlborough and Nelson, New Zealand
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Wild Northwest - Nature & Eco Tour

  • Price: $385.00
  • Duration: 11 hours
  • Departure: 7:30am
  • Food: Lunch included
Please note: all scheduled tours can be converted into an exclusive tour.

Highlights:

  • Diverse landscapes and forest types.
  • Stunning alpine then coastal views in route.
  • Gourmet picnic lunch.
  • Storm shaped coast - cliffs, caves, rock formations, wildlife, white sand dunes, islets...
  • Walking through a farm and sheep and cattle.
  • Stories of NZ unique flora and fauna.

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Tour overview:


Travel through the wine and food basket area of the Waimea Plains and the historic Moutere region before driving up Takaka Hill and taking a short walk through ancient rock formations and unique forest to the first breathtaking viewpoints overlooking Motueka, Waimea, Tasman Bay, Nelson and the Mount Richmond Forest Park.

Within a short distance enjoy the stunning views of both Abel Tasman, Kahurangi National Parks and Golden Bay from ‘Marble Mountain’ from one of the highest roads in New Zealand, and its amazing rock formations. Descend into Golden Bay and the township of Takaka.

Stop at Te Waikoropupu Springs and view the clearest water in the world as it bubbles up directly from the ground. Wander through old diggings and an ever changing forest of different levels of revegetation through to mature forest giants.

After morning refreshments and a few stories drive past the historic town of Collingwood and many sheltered coastal inlets alive with bird life, past some of the richest pastoral areas with a backdrop of forest and strange shaped rock and mountain formations. 

View the famed Farewell Spit Nature Reserve, home in summer to around 140,000 migratory birds that flies in from Siberia and Alaska as part of the East Asian Australasian fly-way.

Stroll through Puponga Farm Park, a working farm, with its weather formed shapes in land and plants and past ancient dune lakes and into protected, regenerating coastal forest with a unique variation of plant species.

With the ever increasing wave pounding noise suddenly burst out onto the dramatically wild Wharariki beach with caves, rock arches, bold cliffs, islands and dramatic stacks alive with thriving wildlife. Return along the beautiful windswept, ever changing white sandy beach with a chance of spotting playful seal pups.



A 12 hour Extravaganza! The ultimate NZ day tour. Many thanks."
Jo & Sally Russell.
United Kingdom

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