10 days...
Thousands of memories.


When my fiancée’s family decided to come and spend the Christmas holidays in New Zealand this year from the States, I was faced with a challenge – how could I show them everything in just ten days?


Turns out, not only is it possible, but it makes for a great trip!

After flying into Nelson at the top of the South Island, we drove straight over Takaka Hill to Golden Bay. Jet lag was overcome while strolling the sandy white beaches. Day excursions were made to take in the wilds of Wharariki Beach and the depths of the Rawhiti cave.

Four days later we were off to Nelson. We explored the town, relished in the good food, climbed to the center of New Zealand, explored Abel Tasman and took a day trip for some boating and hiking at Nelson Lakes.

We next found ourselves in Kaikoura, where we launched ourselves into a pod of over 500 dolphins and explored the rocky and rugged coastline.

Our last stop was Blenheim, where the whole gang enjoyed some much needed R and R while sampling the best wines that the Marlborough Region had to offer. Staying at our favorite lodge, Antria, we were treated like royalty - the perfect ending to the perfect trip!

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