8 day Wellington to Christchurch Itinerary via the Abel Tasman National Park, Punakaiki & Arthur’s Pass

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Itinerary Overview

Start out in the world’s coolest capital city, with a stunning harbour setting, youthful buzz and abundance of hipster cafes.  Take the scenic ferry journey across the Bass Strait and make your way toward sunny Nelson to explore stunning Abel Tasman National Park.  Consider adding extra nights around here to take a multi-day canoe journey, before continuing your drive south to the wild beauty of the West Coast.  Take in the beautiful Pancake Rocks at Punakaiki before making the drive over the alpine beauty of Arthur’s Pass to finally end in Christchurch.

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