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Northern part of South Island advise wanted

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Northern part of South Island advise wanted

Hi everyone,

We are heading to the south island for a short break for about a week at the end of June. We are flying into Christchurch and then heading up to Blenheim for a couple of days. We were going to stop at Kaikora on the way, as we would like to spend a couple of days at Hanmer Springs.

Is Kaikora a good place to stop overnight in the middle of winter, or is there someone else we could should look at?

We will have about a week all up, and other than Hanmer Springs and the wineries I was wondering if anyone has some suggestions for other places around there that are nice in winter.

Thanks!

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1. Re: Northern part of South Island advise wanted

Nelson & Abel Tasman NP. I'm confused - are you stopping at Kaikoura or Hanmer Springs - or both?

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2. Re: Northern part of South Island advise wanted

Hanmer, is awesome in winter. ideal for mountain bike riding and also the hot pools.

check out Nelson and even venture to Golden Bay, lots to do there like take a four wheel drive bus to Cape farewell along the beach. check out the beack at Totaranui.

have an awesome break

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3. Re: Northern part of South Island advise wanted

Thanks! We are spending one night at Kaikora on the way to Blenheim just to break up the trip, then a couple of nights at Hanmer Springs on the way back to Christchurch.

Thanks for the suggestions - I'll check them out

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4. Re: Northern part of South Island advise wanted

The Nelson lakes area is also really beautiful as are The Marlborough Sounds.

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