Pre and Post Conference Tours

(various locations around the South Island of New Zealand)

Looking for exceptional experiences offered beyond the conference walls?

Delegates Discover New Zealand offers short-stay itineraries designed as a small group tour, guaranteed to depart with a minimum of 2 guests, enhancing your travel experience.

They make it easy for you to extend your stay and tick off your travel destination bucket list items, seamlessly blending business with leisure.

DestinationDurationCostBook
Akaroa3 Days & 2 NightsFrom NZ $985
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Blenheim
3 Days & 2 NightsFrom NZ $1,345
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Franz Josef Glacier3 Days & 2 NightsFrom NZ $1,345
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Hanmer Springs3 Days & 2 Nights
From NZ $1,185
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Kaikōura3 Days & 2 Nights
From NZ $1,445
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Punakaiki3 Days & 2 NightsFrom NZ $1,035
BOOK HERE with code AMN11


Akaroa

Discover a quaint seaside town famous for its French influenced cuisine, spectacular harbour, sightseeing, and rare wildlife.

Akaroa, nestled on the Banks Peninsula of New Zealand's South Island, is a picturesque seaside town renowned for its stunning landscapes, rare wildlife, rich history, and French heritage.

  • Dolphin and Wildlife Cruises: Experience the world's smallest and rarest marine dolphins on scenic harbor cruises.

  • Akaroa Harbour: Explore the tranquil waters for water-based activities and scenic views.

  • French Influence: Discover Akaroa's unique heritage at the Akaroa Museum and through French-inspired cuisine.

  • Akaroa Village: Stroll through charming streets lined with colonial buildings, boutique shops, and cafes.

  • Hiking and Walking Trails: Explore the natural beauty of the Banks Peninsula with a variety of trails.

  • Akaroa Lighthouse: Visit the historic lighthouse for panoramic views and maritime history.

  • Wine Tasting: Experience the Banks Peninsula wine region with boutique vineyards and cool-climate wines.



Price
From NZ $985

Duration
3 Days & 2 Nights

Booking & Information
CLICK HERE for more information, detailed itinerary and book using code AMN11


Blenheim

Discover the Marlborough region, known for world-famous Sauvignon Blanc, delicious fresh seafood, and diverse landscapes.

Blenheim is a charming town located in the heart of Marlborough at the top of the South Island of New Zealand. Renowned for its sunny climate, fertile vineyards, and stunning landscapes, Blenheim serves as the gateway to the Marlborough wine region.

  • Wine Tours and Tastings: The Marlborough wine region is famous worldwide for its Sauvignon Blanc. Explore the wineries and cellar doors along the ‘golden mile’ offering tastings of award-winning wines and the chance to learn about the winemaking process.

  • Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre: Immerse yourself in the history of aviation with a visit to the world-class museum featuring a stunning collection of historic aircraft and immersive exhibitions brought to life by the talented teams at WingNut Files and Wētā Workshop.

  • Marlborough Farmers' Market: Sample fresh local produce, cheeses, baked goods, and more at the bustling Sunday morning market, offering a taste of Marlborough's culinary delights.

  • Arts and Culture: Experience Blenheim's vibrant arts scene with galleries, studios, and artisan shops showcasing local artwork, crafts, and handmade products.

  • The Marlborough Sounds: Renowned for its intricate network of sea-drowned valleys, peninsulas, and islands, creating a unique coastal landscape that is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers. Cruise the Marlborough Sounds, a labyrinth of waterways, showcasing the region's breathtaking beauty, secluded bays, and lush native forests.

From wine tasting and heritage attractions to outdoor adventures and cultural experiences, Blenheim offers something for everyone to enjoy while exploring the picturesque Marlborough region.

Price
From NZ $1,345

Duration
3 Days & 2 Nights

Booking & Information
CLICK HERE for more information, detailed itinerary and book using code AMN11


Franz Josef Glacier

Discover one of New Zealand's best keep secrets — Franz Josef Glacier on the Wonderful West Coast of the South Island.

Located on the west coast of New Zealand's South Island, Franz Josef Glacier is renowned for its stunning natural beauty and unique geological features.

  • Franz Josef Glacier: The centrepiece of the region, this glacier is one of the most accessible glaciers in the world. Visitors can take guided hikes, helicopter tours, or even ice climbing expeditions to explore its icy expanse.

  • Fox Glacier: Just a short drive south of Franz Josef, Fox Glacier is another impressive glacier worth exploring. Like Franz Josef, it offers opportunities for guided hikes, helicopter tours, and other glacier experiences.

  • Hiking Trails: The region is a paradise for hikers, with a variety of trails catering to different skill levels. From short walks to multi-day treks, there's something for everyone, including the popular Roberts Point Track and Sentinel Rock Walk.

  • Helicopter Tours: A helicopter tour offers a breathtaking perspective of the glaciers and surrounding landscapes. Visitors can soar above the icy peaks, deep valleys, and rugged coastline for unforgettable views.

  • Wildlife Viewing: Keep an eye out for native wildlife such as kea (alpine parrots), tui, and fantails while exploring the region. Additionally, boat tours offer opportunities to spot seals, dolphins, and even whales along the coast.

  • Franz Josef Village: The quaint village of Franz Josef serves as a convenient base for exploring the region. It offers a range of accommodations, dining options, and visitor services to cater to travellers' needs.

  • Te Wahipounamu World Heritage Area: The Franz Josef Glacier region is part of the Te Wahipounamu (South West New Zealand) World Heritage Area, recognized for its outstanding natural beauty and geological significance. This designation highlights the region's importance on a global scale.



From the highest mountains, largest glaciers, rainforests dramatic beaches and everything in between – Glacier Country ticks all the boxes, making it a must-visit destination for nature lovers and adventure seekers alike.

Price
From NZ $1,345

Duration
3 Days & 2 Nights

Booking & Information
CLICK HERE for more information, detailed itinerary and book using code AMN11


Hanmer Springs

Discover a picturesque alpine village known for adventure and relaxation surrounded by dramatic mountains and towering forests.

Hanmer Springs, nestled in the alpine beauty of New Zealand's South Island, offers a rejuvenating escape with its natural hot springs, outdoor adventures, and scenic landscapes.

  • Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools & Spa: Relax and unwind in the mineral-rich hot springs, known for their therapeutic properties. Enjoy a soak in the various pools, ranging from soothing rock pools to luxurious private thermal pools.

  • Outdoor Activities: Explore the surrounding natural beauty with activities such as hiking, mountain biking, horse trekking, and quad biking. Hanmer Springs is a gateway to several walking tracks and adventure trails suitable for all levels of fitness.

  • Hanmer Forest Park: Immerse yourself in nature with a visit to Hanmer Forest Park, home to an extensive network of walking and mountain biking trails. Discover lush native bush, tranquil streams, and panoramic viewpoints.

  • Jet Boating: Experience the thrill of jet boating on the Waiau River, winding through stunning river gorges and dramatic landscapes. Jet boat tours offer an exhilarating adventure with expert guides.

  • Hanmer Springs Animal Park: Get up close to a variety of native and exotic animals at the Hanmer Springs Animal Park. Meet alpacas, wallabies, llamas, and other friendly creatures in a picturesque farm setting.

  • Spa Treatments: Indulge in a range of spa treatments and massages at Hanmer Springs' wellness centres. Rejuvenate your body and mind with luxurious spa experiences amidst the tranquil alpine surroundings.

  • Hanmer Springs Village: Stroll through the charming village centre, lined with boutique shops, art galleries, cafes, and restaurants. Sample local delicacies, browse unique souvenirs, and soak up the relaxed atmosphere.

  • Winter Activities: In the winter months, Hanmer Springs transforms into a snow-covered wonderland, offering opportunities for skiing, snowboarding, and snowshoeing in nearby alpine areas.

Price
From NZ $1,185

Duration
3 Days & 2 Nights

Booking & Information
CLICK HERE for more information, detailed itinerary and book using code AMN11


Kaikōura

Discover Kaikōura — where the mountains meet the sea. A place of natural wonders, vast marine wildlife, delicious seafood, and passionate locals.

Kaikōura, nestled between rugged mountains and the Pacific Ocean, offers a wealth of natural wonders, including whale watching, dolphin encounters, and stunning coastal walks, making it a must-visit destination for nature lovers and adventure seekers alike.

  • Whale Watching: Kaikōura is famous for its whale-watching opportunities. Take a boat tour to see majestic sperm whales, as well as other marine life such as dolphins, seals, and seabirds.

  • Dolphin Encounters: Swim or kayak with dusky dolphins in their natural habitat for a memorable, interactive experience and the chance to observe these playful creatures up close.

  • Seal Colony: Visit the Ohau Point Seal Colony, where you can see New Zealand fur seals lounging on the rocks and swimming in the pools below. It's a great spot for photography and wildlife viewing.

  • Kaikōura Peninsula Walkway: Embark on this scenic coastal walkway for stunning views of the ocean, mountains, and seal colonies. The trail is relatively easy and offers opportunities for birdwatching.

  • Maori Tours: Learn about the cultural heritage of the region with guided Maori tours. Gain insights into traditional practices, stories, and customs while experiencing a warm Maori welcome.

  • Fishing: Enjoy fishing charters or try your luck fishing from the shore for a chance to catch salmon, cod, and other species abundant in the waters off Kaikoura.



From the highest mountains, largest glaciers, rainforests dramatic beaches and everything in between – Glacier Country ticks all the boxes, making it a must-visit destination for nature lovers and adventure seekers alike.

Price
From NZ $1,445

Duration
3 Days & 2 Nights

Booking & Information
CLICK HERE for more information, detailed itinerary and book using code AMN11


Punakaiki

Discover a geological wonder at the Pancake Rocks and Blowholes and enjoy one of the Top 10 Coastal Drives in the world.

Punakaiki, a small coastal community on the West Coast of New Zealand's South Island, is renowned for its stunning natural attractions.

  • Pancake Rocks and Blowholes: One of Punakaiki's most famous attractions, the Pancake Rocks are limestone formations that resemble stacks of pancakes. The blowholes in the area create impressive water spouts as the waves crash against the rocks.

  • Punakaiki Cavern: An awe-inspiring limestone cavern featuring stalactites, stalagmites, and limestone formations, providing visitors with a unique underground experience.

  • Paparoa National Park: Punakaiki serves as the gateway to Paparoa National Park, offering an abundance of diverse landscapes, including lush forests, impressive limestone cliffs, and stunning coastal views.

  • Adventure Activities: The region provides opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts, such as trekking, kayaking, and horseback riding, providing a chance to immerse oneself in Punakaiki's natural beauty.

Whether visitors are drawn to the breathtaking coastal scenery, underground wonders, or outdoor adventures, Punakaiki offers an unforgettable experience for nature lovers and adventure seekers alike.

Price
From NZ $1,035

Duration
3 Days & 2 Nights

Booking & Information
CLICK HERE for more information, detailed itinerary and book using code AMN11

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Conference Manager: Amy Abel 
 
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