Upper South IslandSouthern Upper Island
5 km long main circuit which offers a good opportunity to take a look into the town. The Lyttleton Road Tunnel between Lyttelton and Christchurch further out links passengers to the port of Lyttelton, which is a frequent port of call for cruisers and the main freight traffic hub on the South Island.
It also has a large population of southern fur seals on the east outskirts of the city. Well known for its arid climates, scenic Marlborough Sounds and award-winning fine dining, Marlborough is a great place to be. Blenheim, located in the Wairau Plain, is the regional capitol and the centre of the Marlborough wine-growing area.
Blues, Brews and BBQ, which includes blues and jazzmusic, eating and a wide range of beers and wines, takes place every February in Blenheim, as does the Marlborough Fashion & Winefestival, New Zealand's longest and most loved New Zealand Winefestival. The Picton is the point of entry and exit for the Interislander boats from Wellington, and Picton is also used for transportation to and from the Marlborough Sounds.
Nelson has five different geographical areas: Nelson & Richmond downtown. Abel Tasman Landscape Park's quaint coast The centrepiece of the park, the Golden Bay between the Kahurangi and Abel Tasman Landscapes. The mountain lochs and streams around St Arnaud - Nelson Lake & Murchison include the Nelson Lake and Kahurangi States.
On the west coast there are many marvels of nature, including the pancake rocks near Punakaiki and the old ice creeks of the Dolomites near Franz Josef and Fox Glacier. From Christchurch, the Tranz Alpin Trains run to Greymouth via the Arthurs Pass.