Marlborough, New Zealand
Within the picturesque Taylor and Opawa rivers lies Blenheim – Marlborough’s main town. Blenheim offers great cafes, galleries and the region’s world famous wineries, only a stone’s throw away. Head into the Wairau Valley to nearby vineyards and cellar doors for a taste of Marlborough’s flagship Sauvignon Blanc, along with award winning aromatics, pinot noir and sparkling wine.
Blenheim is also home to the world-class Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre which features Sir Peter Jackson’s Knights of the Sky, a personal collection of WW1 aircraft and rare memorabilia. The newly opened Dangerous Skies, a WW2 Exhibition which expands the same experience into the WW2 era.
Nearby lies Picton, a beautiful port town with access to the Queen Charlotte Sound where your free to explore island bird sanctuaries, view protected wildlife or take to the Queen Charlotte Track by bike or foot. There are numerous ways of seeing Queen Charlotte Sound, either by kayak or mail boats, however we recommend taking the Seafood Odyssey Cruise and sampling fresh Seafood including Marlborough Salmon paired with a glass of Sauvignon Blanc. There are also a range of accommodation, luxurious resorts and restaurants.
While in the Havelock, Pelorus and Kenepuru Sounds lies the Greenshell Mussel capital of the world. Experience further cruising options sampling fresh mussels with paired wine.
Booking Terms & Conditions:
All pricing is in New Zealand Dollars and includes 15% GST (Goods & Services Tax).
Pricing is subject to availability and confirmation of the stated itinerary at time of booking. If we are unable to confirm the stated hotels and services, we will endeavour to confirm substitutes at similar rates, however additional costs may apply.
Rental Car Terms & Conditions:
Inclusions: unlimited kilometres, airport/ferry collection fee, full insurance (subject to reduced excess), front windscreen cover, personal accident insurance, guaranteed replacement vehicle in case of accident.
Exclusions: insurance excess reduction of $345.00 including GST (note, standard insurance excess is $3,450.00 including GST), bond, petrol costs, one way fee ($57.50), optional extras, (all additional expenses to be paid direct)
We do require a non-refundable deposit of NZD$250.00 per person before we go ahead with securing any reservations.
In addition, some of our suppliers may require further deposits to cover their strict cancellation policies, in this case we would advise you at the time of quoting and confirming your itinerary.
The balance of your booking would be required 45 days prior to your travel date. If you book inside 45 days, full payment would be required at time of booking.
Payment can be made by electronic wire transfer and should include the additional NZD $25.00 bank fee. We also accept Visa and Mastercard at an additional fee of 3.1%.
Bank Account Details
Bank Name & Address: Westpac Bank, Mid City Queen Street, Auckland, New Zealand
Account Name: Inspired New Zealand Travel
BSB Number: 03-0296
Account Number: 0011146-000
Swift/Routing Code: WPACNZ2W
We are happy to amend your itinerary and dates, however please keep in mind that some of the original services may not be available for your new dates, which may incur additional costs for substituted services. Amendment fees may apply with multiple changes.
Once Confirmed Non-refundable Deposit of NZD $250.00 per person
Inside 45 – 21 Days A Cancellation fee of 30% of your total booking value will apply, along with any cancellation fees applied by our accommodation, sightseeing and other providers.
Inside 20 – 8 days A Cancellation fee of 50% of your total booking value will apply, along with any cancellation fees applied by our accommodation, sightseeing and other providers.
Inside 7 Days Full Cancellations, 100% charge
We will however do our very best to recover and minimise these cancellation fees but recommend that you purchase Travel Insurance to cover yourself.