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$ 12245

New Zealand Family Adventure

min $ 12245
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Tour details
Destinations: Christchurch, Queenstown
Guide language: English
Price: min $ 12245
Duration: 10 days
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Explore the stunning South Island

Your fantastic two‐wheeled adventure begins in the beautiful South Island city of Christchurch, re-building after the devastating earthquakes of 2011. An amazing testament to the nature of Kiwi’s, this city is coming back stronger than ever, with innovative building, environmental ideas and resolve that’s hard to miss. After one night here, you’ll head further inland towards the foothills of the beautiful Southern Alps for some serious NZ farming experiences. On down into the central South Island you go, with the beautiful Lake Tekapo, Mt Cook and Wanaka. Biking some stunning quiet canal back roads, you’ll finish your trip down in the ‘Adventure Capital of the World’, Queenstown. With an activity, shop, gallery, café, adventure or winery for absolutely everyone, this is the perfect base from which to explore!

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Day by Day

Take a short drive out of town and begin your first ride, a lovely trip along quiet country roads – the perfect start to your biking adventure! Following the ride, it’s back into town for lunch before an afternoon walk around the earthquake-devastated CBD.

Today it’s ‘all-aboard’ on what has been voted as one of the world’s most scenic train journeys – the Tranz-Alpine. Out of Christchurch, across the Canterbury Plains and up over the Southern Alps you’ll climb, ending up on the beautifully lush West Coast.

Head inland towards the beautiful Southern Alps today where more fantastic biking and “woolly” adventures await. Later, enjoy lunch followed by an afternoon ride towards the mountains arriving into the foothills of the Southern Alps.

Tomorrow morning after a short hike our jet boat will whisk us up to a working sheep farm where we’ll have morning tea and lunch with the farming family, witnessing first hand the importance of sheep dogs and getting up close and personal with the sheep!

Bike past amazing sights and mountainous beauty this morning, followed by lunch in the small town of Geraldine. Later, ride to the hotel, situated right across from the stunning turquoise waters of Lake Tekapo. Meet at the Mt John Observatory this evening for a guided tour of the southern sky!

The following day we’ll be winging our way over Mt Cook, New Zealand’s highest peak on a stunning scenic flight before landing and getting up close to some big slabs of ice – all by boat! Some more superb biking will be had this afternoon before returning to Tekapo for a soak in the hot pools.

Head further south to one of the country’s most stunning mountain towns – Wanaka. The gateway to the beautiful Mt. Aspiring National Park, Wanaka and its lake make for the perfect place to spend a couple of nights – superb hikes, great biking, awesome water-adventures and fantastic local hot spots.

Take a morning and afternoon bike ride today, with lunch along the way. We may even throw you into another jet boat for a totally different kind of tour – did you say Hobbits? The location, the views, the attention to detail, the hot tubs, the restaurant are all unbelievable.

Leave Wanaka for Queenstown today after a ride along the Cardrona Valley floor to an iconic old gold-mining pub, the Cardrona Hotel. Arriving into Queenstown via the bungy bridge and after a short walk around town, we’ll pull up to our lodge for the night.

Being described as ‘the adventure capital of the world’, there are so many activities that today is up to you! With amazing chopper trips to Milford and Doubtful Sounds, great local hikes, the famous Shotover Jet boat and more, there’s no shortage of activities to round off an awesome Kiwi adventure!

Enjoy a final breakfast at the hotel before either catching your flight home or spending a few more days exploring one of New Zealand’s most famous towns. Bon Voyage!

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What’s included? Everything you need. Plus everything you’d
want. Plus a few things you never knew you wanted ‘til you got them.

In a word: everything. In ninety words? Signature B&R guides; local experts; unique, unforgettable biking and walking routes; private tours; authentic local cuisine; lessons and demonstrations; local artisanal wines; wine tastings; all victuals and libations; all the endorphins you can handle; new insight; interesting, fun and like-minded travel companions; a feeling of total freedom. In short: an extraordinary, hassle-free journey of discovery.

  • All hotel accommodation
  • All transfers in specified vehicles
  • Meals as indicated
  • Entrance fees to all sites
  • Detailed maps, route suggestions and water bottle
  • All special events and private tours
  • All transportation from rendezvous to drop-off
  • All baggage transportation
All tour descriptions and conditions are given in accordance with the information of Butterfield & Robinson
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