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Until 28 Feb 22 by 4pm unless sold out prior
4 days / 3 nights from
per person share twin
Hokitika held its first Wild Food Festival back in 1990 and the event has since gathered a huge following. It’s all to do with the window to the West Coast lifestyle that the event offers. The pace is slower, and the people are friendlier – qualities that are increasingly valued these days. The West Coast’s wild food is fabulously famous so get along and experience this festival for yourself!
✔ 1 night accommodation at Quality Elms Hotel, Christchurch
✔ 2 nights' accommodation at Beachfront Hotel, Hokitika
✔ Auckland to Christchurch return flights with Air New Zealand - other ports available, price on application
✔ 3 breakfasts included
✔ Admission to Hokitika Wild Foods Festival
✔ Touring in modern air conditioned tour coach
✔ Door to door home collection & drop off service available from select areas
4 Day / 3 Night Package
From $2015 per person share twin
Single supplement from $315 per person
Tour date: Thu 10 Mar - Sun 13 Mar 22
Maximum: 20 passengers
Day 1: Thursday, 10 March 2022 - Home Cities to Christchurch
Our tour commences today with our flight from Auckland to Christchurch. We are met on arrival at the Christchurch Airport before commencing a sightseeing tour of Christchurch. Sights include the River Avon, the Canterbury Earthquake National Memorial, Hagley Park and the Christchurch Botanic Gardens. After our sightseeing tour we are transferred to our overnight accommodation. Dinner is at your leisure tonight.
Accommodation: Quality Elms Hotel, Christchurch
Day 2: Friday, 11 March 2022 - Christchurch – Hokitika
Today we leave Christchurch and travel by coach over the alluvial Canterbury Plains towards the magnificent Southern Alps. We cross Arthurs Pass through the Southern Alps and drive through the beautiful beech forest of Arthurs Pass National Park via the Otira Viaduct opened in 1999. For those who wish to travel to Arthurs Pass on the TranzAlpine train, this needs to be pre-booked at the office for an additional cost. From Arthurs Pass we continue our journey to the West Coast – or the Coast as locals call it. We arrive in Hokitika this afternoon – our West Coast base for the next two nights.
Accommodation: Beachfront Hotel, Hokitika - 2 nights
Day 3: Saturday, 12 March 2022 - Hokitika Wild Food Festival
What a treat we have ahead of us with a day at the Hokitika Wild Food Festival. Over 80 stall holders offer traditional to unique fare not seen elsewhere. Cuisine options available for purchase might include snails cooked in shells served with garlic butter, Ostrich, Marlin, Horse Patties, Grilled Mutton Bird with fried bread, Lamb Shanks, Hells Sausage, Bailey's Sundae, Bunny Burgers, Bunny Balls, Bunny Cocktail Sausages, Huhu Grubs, Venison Burgers, Wild wines made from Gorse Flower, Rose Petal, Broomflower and Rosehip, Plum Deep Fried Grasshoppers, Beetles, Crickets, Giant Bugs, Wasp Larvae Icecream Moonshine, and of course West Coast Whitebait Patties! Along with the food there are the festivities with lots of entertainment on offer and good old fashioned West Coast hospitality.
Day 4: Sunday, 13 March 2022 - Hokitika to Home Cities (via Christchurch)
This morning after breakfast we retrace our steps back over the Southern Alps to Christchurch to connect with our flight back to Auckland.
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• Package price is based on share twin and is correct at the time of submission and is subject to change without notice.
• Valid for sales until 28 February 22 by 4pm unless sold out prior
• Valid for travel as specified. Blackout periods may apply.
• All prices and products are subject to availability at time of reservation
• Prices may vary due to a number of factors including tax and surcharge increases, exchange rate movements and availability
• Prices are per person in NZ dollars for cash or cheque purchase only
• Some surcharges and closeouts may apply
• Cancellation and Amendment fees apply
• Airfares from Auckland are included. Other airports are not included and are an additional cost. Please ask your House of Travel consultant for the best option to suit your needs.
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