Multi-Day Tours - AU - NZ Travel NZ Travel Products http://nztravel.com.au/index.php/multi-day-tours-au.feed 2013-08-06T15:39:42+10:00 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management UK Multi 2011-01-11T01:11:40+10:00 2011-01-11T01:11:40+10:00 http://nztravel.com.au/index.php/multi-day-tours-au/565-uk-multi.html Administrator vanessa.carey@anzcro.com.au <div class="feed-description"><table style="width: 980px;" border="0" cellpadding="5"> <tbody> <tr> <td colspan="2" align="left" valign="top"><strong><span style="font-size: 14pt;">Thrifty Tours New Zealand</span></strong></td> </tr> <tr> <td align="left" valign="top" width="75%"> <p style="text-align: justify;">Thrifty Tours offers a comprehensive selection of flexible New Zealand coach tours departing daily from Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. Choose from short tours of both the North and South Islands, full New Zealand wide tours and tours focusing on special themes such as rail, nature, wine and Middle Earth tours. You travel independently using scheduled coach, rail and ferry services.</p> <p> </p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="color: #008000;"><strong style="font-family: Verdana,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">For a range of tours we offer, please refer to pages 110 to 114 of The New Zealand Book 2010-2011 or <em><a target="_blank" title="Thrifty Tour pages in The New Zealand Book " href="http://flipflashpages.uniflip.com/2/16785/68700/pub/#page110"><strong>&nbsp;</strong></a></em></strong></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="color: #008000;"><strong style="font-family: Verdana,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: 12px;"><em><a target="_blank" title="Thrifty Tour pages in The New Zealand Book " href="http://flipflashpages.uniflip.com/2/16785/68700/pub/#page110"><strong>CLICK HERE</strong></a></em> to see these pages online.</strong></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> </p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Included in your tour:</strong></p> <ul style="text-align: justify;"> <li>Transport throughout by coach, train or ferry (using scehduled services)&nbsp;</li> <li>Full commentary provided by experienced drivers</li> <li>Accommodation on a twin share basis (extra nights &amp; Single Room option also available at additional cost)</li> <li>Sightseeing activites unless stated as optional</li> <li>FREE Bonus offers </li> <li>Daily departures with no minimum passenger numbers</li> <li>Touring routes designed to utilise time efficently</li> <li>Comprehensive touring wallet on arrival into New Zealand</li> </ul> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Please note: these tours are not fully escorted coach tours. Pre &amp; Post tour transfers and accommodation can also be arranged at additional cost.</em></p> <span style="color: #008000; font-size: 12pt;"><strong>&nbsp;</strong></span> <hr /> </td> <td class="td_right" style="background-color: #f6f6f6;" mce_style="background-color: #f6f6f6;" rowspan="2" align="left" valign="top" width="25%"> <p style="text-align: center;">{artsexylightbox singleImage="images/stories/thrifty-tours/newmans-coach.jpg" path="images/stories/thrifty-tours" previewWidth="200"}{/artsexylightbox}</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="Click to Zoom" src="images/zoom.jpg" /></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Tours depart/arrive from 12 locations in New Zealand:</p> <p><b>North Island: </b></p> <ul> <li>Auckland City</li> <li>Auckland Railway Station</li> <li>Rotorua</li> <li>Taupo&nbsp;</li> <li>Wellington City</li> <li>Wellington Ferry Terminal</li> <li>Wellington Railway Station</li> </ul> <p><b>South Island:</b></p> <ul> <li>Christchurch City</li> <li>Christchurch Railway Station</li> <li>Picton</li> <li>Dunedin</li> <li>Queenstown</li> </ul> <p><b> </b></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><b>Departures: </b>Thrifty Tours operate EVERY DAY using regular motorcoach, train and ferry services.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Pre-Tour Information:</strong> <br />Documents for your Thrifty Tour will be left at your pre tour hotel/contact for collection upon arrival, (unless you have purchased the 'Meet &amp; Greet Service') please ask for these at check in. Please refer to the Thrifty Tours itinerary for your reporting instructions &amp; pick up details. For this reason it is important Thrifty Tours are aware of your pre-tour accommodation.</p> <br /> <p><b>Min Child Age:</b> 2 years old</p> <p><b>Max Child Age:</b> 11 years old</p> <p> </p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td class="td_left" align="left" valign="top"> <p><b>Help Notes: </b></p> <p><strong>Travel New Zealand<br /></strong>Often called&nbsp;'The World in Miniature' New Zealand offers everything from tropical beaches in the&nbsp;North to remote snowy mountains in the south, from fishing to bungy jumping, wine tasting to black water rafting.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Independent Holidays<br /></strong>All the advantages of an independent New Zealand&nbsp;holiday combined with the assurances of a well planned, pre-booked itinerary at a very reasonable cost we arrange your transportation, hotel or motel accommodation and essential sightseeing.<strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>&nbsp;</strong><strong>Touring Wallet<br /></strong>You will receive an informative Touring Wallet containing brochures, detailed maps, comprehensive itinerary and a host of other useful information.<strong><br /></strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Group Travel<br /></strong>Our unique arrangements with New Zealand's most comprehensive transport system combined with our specially negotiated rates with the accommodation industry enable us to provide you with many advantages for your Group Tour either on scheduled services or chartered coaches.<strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Pre &amp; Post Tour Arrangements</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Pre &amp; Post Tour Packages with a meet and greet service can be arranged and&nbsp;including transfers and&nbsp;1 nights accommodation.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Meet and Great Services:</strong>Upon your arrival in Auckland, Christchurch or Wellington, our representative will meet you at the airport, take you to your pre-tour accommodation and provide you with your tour documents. The following morning you will be transferred to your coach or train for the start of your tour (or vice versa on departure). Price includes accommodation&nbsp;and&nbsp;transfers, please enquire for more details.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Additional Nights - Available at any destination<br /></strong>Add an extra night at a competitive rate. To extend your tour, advise your consultant at the time of booking. Popular destinations for additional nights are Auckland, Christchurch, Glaciers, Wellington, Rotorua and Dunedin. We also recommend that travellers spend extra nights before and after a tour to explore the gateway cities, as each has its own unique attractions, please enquire for more details.<b>&nbsp;</b></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><b>Payment Terms</b> A non refundable deposit of $200 per person must be received by us within 7 days. Full payment must be received 30 days prior to departure.&nbsp;</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table style="width: 980px;" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="td_left" align="left"> <p> </p> <hr /> <br /><strong>Tour Accommodation</strong><b>:</b> <p> </p> <p>Your New Zealand holiday accommodation is in specially chosen properties, centrally located and of a high standard.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td align="left">Thrifty Tours New Zealand offer you a choice of four levels of accommodation:</td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3"> <table border="0" cellpadding="5" cellspacing="5"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="background-color: #3399ff;" align="left" valign="top"><span style="color: #ffffff;"><strong>Tourist Motel</strong></span></td> <td style="background-color: #3399ff;" align="left" valign="top"><span style="color: #ffffff;"><strong>Bronze</strong><b> Hotel</b></span></td> <td style="background-color: #3399ff;" align="left" valign="top"><span style="color: #ffffff;"><strong>Silver</strong><b> Hotel</b></span></td> <td style="background-color: #3399ff;" align="left" valign="top"><span style="color: #ffffff;"><b>Gold Motel</b></span></td> </tr> <tr> <td style="background-color: #ffffec;">{artsexylightbox singleImage="images/stories/thrifty-tours/motel/bella-vista-nelson.jpg" path="images/stories/thrifty-tours/motel" previewHeight="130"}{/artsexylightbox}</td> <td style="background-color: #ffffec;">{artsexylightbox singleImage="images/stories/thrifty-tours/bronze/kingsgate-auto-lodge-paihia.jpg" path="images/stories/thrifty-tours/bronze" previewWidth="200"}{/artsexylightbox}</td> <td style="background-color: #ffffec;">{artsexylightbox singleImage="images/stories/thrifty-tours/silver/grand-mercure-nsn-hotel-frontage.jpg" path="images/stories/thrifty-tours/silver" previewWidth="200"}{/artsexylightbox}</td> <td style="background-color: #ffffec;">{artsexylightbox singleImage="images/stories/thrifty-tours/gold/scenic-hotel-te-pania-napier-exterior.jpg" path="images/stories/thrifty-tours/gold" previewWidth="200"}{/artsexylightbox}</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="center" valign="top"><img alt="Click to Zoom - Image Gallery" src="images/zoom.jpg" /></td> <td align="center" valign="top"><img alt="Click to Zoom - Image Gallery" src="images/zoom.jpg" /></td> <td align="center" valign="top"><img alt="Click to Zoom - Image Gallery" src="images/zoom.jpg" /></td> <td align="center" valign="top"><img alt="Click to Zoom - Image Gallery" src="images/zoom.jpg" /></td> </tr> <tr> <td style="background-color: #ffffec; text-align: justify;" align="left" valign="top">Stay at centrally located motels. All Thrifty Tour properties are situated near amenities, shops, activities and coach stations/depots.</td> <td style="background-color: #ffffec; text-align: justify;" align="left" valign="top">Stay at centrally located hotels, motels &amp; motor lodges. All Thrifty Tour properties are situated near amenities, shops, activities and coach stations/depots.</td> <td style="background-color: #ffffec; text-align: justify;" align="left" valign="top">These properties include a variety of international chain hotels and traditional New Zealand hotels or Motor Inns.&nbsp; As with all our accommodation, they are centrally located, provide on-site&nbsp;restaurants and bars, and all&nbsp;other facilities&nbsp;are maintained to a&nbsp;high standard.</td> <td style="background-color: #ffffec; text-align: justify;" align="left" valign="top">Our hotels are centrally located and have a selection of restaurants and bars and other facilities expected in first class rooms.</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3"><br /></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3"><br /></td> </tr> </tbody> </table></div> <div class="feed-description"><table style="width: 980px;" border="0" cellpadding="5"> <tbody> <tr> <td colspan="2" align="left" valign="top"><strong><span style="font-size: 14pt;">Thrifty Tours New Zealand</span></strong></td> </tr> <tr> <td align="left" valign="top" width="75%"> <p style="text-align: justify;">Thrifty Tours offers a comprehensive selection of flexible New Zealand coach tours departing daily from Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. Choose from short tours of both the North and South Islands, full New Zealand wide tours and tours focusing on special themes such as rail, nature, wine and Middle Earth tours. You travel independently using scheduled coach, rail and ferry services.</p> <p> </p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="color: #008000;"><strong style="font-family: Verdana,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: 12px;">For a range of tours we offer, please refer to pages 110 to 114 of The New Zealand Book 2010-2011 or <em><a target="_blank" title="Thrifty Tour pages in The New Zealand Book " href="http://flipflashpages.uniflip.com/2/16785/68700/pub/#page110"><strong>&nbsp;</strong></a></em></strong></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="color: #008000;"><strong style="font-family: Verdana,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: 12px;"><em><a target="_blank" title="Thrifty Tour pages in The New Zealand Book " href="http://flipflashpages.uniflip.com/2/16785/68700/pub/#page110"><strong>CLICK HERE</strong></a></em> to see these pages online.</strong></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> </p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Included in your tour:</strong></p> <ul style="text-align: justify;"> <li>Transport throughout by coach, train or ferry (using scehduled services)&nbsp;</li> <li>Full commentary provided by experienced drivers</li> <li>Accommodation on a twin share basis (extra nights &amp; Single Room option also available at additional cost)</li> <li>Sightseeing activites unless stated as optional</li> <li>FREE Bonus offers </li> <li>Daily departures with no minimum passenger numbers</li> <li>Touring routes designed to utilise time efficently</li> <li>Comprehensive touring wallet on arrival into New Zealand</li> </ul> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Please note: these tours are not fully escorted coach tours. Pre &amp; Post tour transfers and accommodation can also be arranged at additional cost.</em></p> <span style="color: #008000; font-size: 12pt;"><strong>&nbsp;</strong></span> <hr /> </td> <td class="td_right" style="background-color: #f6f6f6;" mce_style="background-color: #f6f6f6;" rowspan="2" align="left" valign="top" width="25%"> <p style="text-align: center;">{artsexylightbox singleImage="images/stories/thrifty-tours/newmans-coach.jpg" path="images/stories/thrifty-tours" previewWidth="200"}{/artsexylightbox}</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="Click to Zoom" src="images/zoom.jpg" /></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Tours depart/arrive from 12 locations in New Zealand:</p> <p><b>North Island: </b></p> <ul> <li>Auckland City</li> <li>Auckland Railway Station</li> <li>Rotorua</li> <li>Taupo&nbsp;</li> <li>Wellington City</li> <li>Wellington Ferry Terminal</li> <li>Wellington Railway Station</li> </ul> <p><b>South Island:</b></p> <ul> <li>Christchurch City</li> <li>Christchurch Railway Station</li> <li>Picton</li> <li>Dunedin</li> <li>Queenstown</li> </ul> <p><b> </b></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><b>Departures: </b>Thrifty Tours operate EVERY DAY using regular motorcoach, train and ferry services.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Pre-Tour Information:</strong> <br />Documents for your Thrifty Tour will be left at your pre tour hotel/contact for collection upon arrival, (unless you have purchased the 'Meet &amp; Greet Service') please ask for these at check in. Please refer to the Thrifty Tours itinerary for your reporting instructions &amp; pick up details. For this reason it is important Thrifty Tours are aware of your pre-tour accommodation.</p> <br /> <p><b>Min Child Age:</b> 2 years old</p> <p><b>Max Child Age:</b> 11 years old</p> <p> </p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td class="td_left" align="left" valign="top"> <p><b>Help Notes: </b></p> <p><strong>Travel New Zealand<br /></strong>Often called&nbsp;'The World in Miniature' New Zealand offers everything from tropical beaches in the&nbsp;North to remote snowy mountains in the south, from fishing to bungy jumping, wine tasting to black water rafting.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Independent Holidays<br /></strong>All the advantages of an independent New Zealand&nbsp;holiday combined with the assurances of a well planned, pre-booked itinerary at a very reasonable cost we arrange your transportation, hotel or motel accommodation and essential sightseeing.<strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>&nbsp;</strong><strong>Touring Wallet<br /></strong>You will receive an informative Touring Wallet containing brochures, detailed maps, comprehensive itinerary and a host of other useful information.<strong><br /></strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Group Travel<br /></strong>Our unique arrangements with New Zealand's most comprehensive transport system combined with our specially negotiated rates with the accommodation industry enable us to provide you with many advantages for your Group Tour either on scheduled services or chartered coaches.<strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Pre &amp; Post Tour Arrangements</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Pre &amp; Post Tour Packages with a meet and greet service can be arranged and&nbsp;including transfers and&nbsp;1 nights accommodation.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Meet and Great Services:</strong>Upon your arrival in Auckland, Christchurch or Wellington, our representative will meet you at the airport, take you to your pre-tour accommodation and provide you with your tour documents. The following morning you will be transferred to your coach or train for the start of your tour (or vice versa on departure). Price includes accommodation&nbsp;and&nbsp;transfers, please enquire for more details.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Additional Nights - Available at any destination<br /></strong>Add an extra night at a competitive rate. To extend your tour, advise your consultant at the time of booking. Popular destinations for additional nights are Auckland, Christchurch, Glaciers, Wellington, Rotorua and Dunedin. We also recommend that travellers spend extra nights before and after a tour to explore the gateway cities, as each has its own unique attractions, please enquire for more details.<b>&nbsp;</b></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><b>Payment Terms</b> A non refundable deposit of $200 per person must be received by us within 7 days. Full payment must be received 30 days prior to departure.&nbsp;</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table style="width: 980px;" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="td_left" align="left"> <p> </p> <hr /> <br /><strong>Tour Accommodation</strong><b>:</b> <p> </p> <p>Your New Zealand holiday accommodation is in specially chosen properties, centrally located and of a high standard.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td align="left">Thrifty Tours New Zealand offer you a choice of four levels of accommodation:</td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3"> <table border="0" cellpadding="5" cellspacing="5"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="background-color: #3399ff;" align="left" valign="top"><span style="color: #ffffff;"><strong>Tourist Motel</strong></span></td> <td style="background-color: #3399ff;" align="left" valign="top"><span style="color: #ffffff;"><strong>Bronze</strong><b> Hotel</b></span></td> <td style="background-color: #3399ff;" align="left" valign="top"><span style="color: #ffffff;"><strong>Silver</strong><b> Hotel</b></span></td> <td style="background-color: #3399ff;" align="left" valign="top"><span style="color: #ffffff;"><b>Gold Motel</b></span></td> </tr> <tr> <td style="background-color: #ffffec;">{artsexylightbox singleImage="images/stories/thrifty-tours/motel/bella-vista-nelson.jpg" path="images/stories/thrifty-tours/motel" previewHeight="130"}{/artsexylightbox}</td> <td style="background-color: #ffffec;">{artsexylightbox singleImage="images/stories/thrifty-tours/bronze/kingsgate-auto-lodge-paihia.jpg" path="images/stories/thrifty-tours/bronze" previewWidth="200"}{/artsexylightbox}</td> <td style="background-color: #ffffec;">{artsexylightbox singleImage="images/stories/thrifty-tours/silver/grand-mercure-nsn-hotel-frontage.jpg" path="images/stories/thrifty-tours/silver" previewWidth="200"}{/artsexylightbox}</td> <td style="background-color: #ffffec;">{artsexylightbox singleImage="images/stories/thrifty-tours/gold/scenic-hotel-te-pania-napier-exterior.jpg" path="images/stories/thrifty-tours/gold" previewWidth="200"}{/artsexylightbox}</td> </tr> <tr> <td align="center" valign="top"><img alt="Click to Zoom - Image Gallery" src="images/zoom.jpg" /></td> <td align="center" valign="top"><img alt="Click to Zoom - Image Gallery" src="images/zoom.jpg" /></td> <td align="center" valign="top"><img alt="Click to Zoom - Image Gallery" src="images/zoom.jpg" /></td> <td align="center" valign="top"><img alt="Click to Zoom - Image Gallery" src="images/zoom.jpg" /></td> </tr> <tr> <td style="background-color: #ffffec; text-align: justify;" align="left" valign="top">Stay at centrally located motels. All Thrifty Tour properties are situated near amenities, shops, activities and coach stations/depots.</td> <td style="background-color: #ffffec; text-align: justify;" align="left" valign="top">Stay at centrally located hotels, motels &amp; motor lodges. All Thrifty Tour properties are situated near amenities, shops, activities and coach stations/depots.</td> <td style="background-color: #ffffec; text-align: justify;" align="left" valign="top">These properties include a variety of international chain hotels and traditional New Zealand hotels or Motor Inns.&nbsp; As with all our accommodation, they are centrally located, provide on-site&nbsp;restaurants and bars, and all&nbsp;other facilities&nbsp;are maintained to a&nbsp;high standard.</td> <td style="background-color: #ffffec; text-align: justify;" align="left" valign="top">Our hotels are centrally located and have a selection of restaurants and bars and other facilities expected in first class rooms.</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3"><br /></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3"><br /></td> </tr> </tbody> </table></div> UK Multi 2 2011-01-11T01:09:50+10:00 2011-01-11T01:09:50+10:00 http://nztravel.com.au/index.php/multi-day-tours-au/566-uk-multi-2.html Administrator vanessa.carey@anzcro.com.au <div class="feed-description"><table id="product" border="0" cellpadding="5"> <tbody> <tr> <td colspan="2"><b><span mce_style="font-size: medium;" style="font-size: medium;"><span>Thrifty Tours New Zealand</span></span></b></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="td_left" style="text-align: justify;" align="left" valign="top"><span>Thrifty Tours offers a comprehensive selection of flexible New Zealand coach tours departing daily. Thrifty tours meets the needs of the traveller seeking the advantages of an independent holiday with the security of a well planned, <span>pre</span>-booked <span>itinerary</span>. Tours are designed to enable you to visit New <span>Zealand's</span> finest attractions and cities.</span></td> <td rowspan="4" class="td_right" style="background-color: #f6f6f6; width: 25%;" align="left" valign="top"> <p style="text-align: left;"><b>Location:&nbsp;</b><span>120 Albert Street, Auckland.</span><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="text-align: left;"><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="text-align: left;"><strong>Departures:&nbsp;</strong>All tours depart daily.<strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p style="text-align: left;"><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p style="text-align: left;"><strong>Food and Beverage: </strong><span>Breakfast can be included, see individual tour pricing. Dinner prices are available on application. Some tours include a buffet or picnic lunch, see tour itineraries for details.</span></p> <p style="text-align: left;"><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="text-align: left;"><strong>Transfers:&nbsp;</strong><span><span>Arrival transfers are not included in your holiday itinerary. Please ask at the time of booking if you would like to add <span>pre</span> or post tour package.</span></span><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p style="text-align: left;"><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p style="text-align: left;"><strong>Child Ages:</strong>&nbsp;2 to 11 years.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td class="td_left" align="left" valign="top"> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <!-- <td>{artsexylightbox singleImage="images/stories/on-yer-bike/entrance.jpg" path="images/stories/on-yer-bike" previewHeight="130"}{/artsexylightbox}</td> <td>{artsexylightbox singleImage="images/stories/on-yer-bike/1-hour-quad.jpg" path="images/stories/on-yer-bike" previewHeight="130"}{/artsexylightbox}</td> <td>{artsexylightbox singleImage="images/stories/on-yer-bike/go-kart-1-hour.jpg" path="images/stories/on-yer-bike" previewHeight="130"}{/artsexylightbox}</td> --> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> <tr> <!-- <td class="td_left" valign="top" align="left"><img src="images/imagegallery.jpg" alt="Click above to open the image gallery" /></td> --> </tr> <tr> <td class="td_left" align="left" valign="top"> <p><span mce_style="font-size: small;" style="font-size: small;"><b>&nbsp;</b></span></p> <hr /> <p> </p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><b>Help Notes: </b></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Touring Wallet<br /></strong>You will receive an informative Touring Wallet containing brochures, detailed maps, comprehensive itinerary and a host of other useful information.<strong><br /></strong><strong>Group Travel<br /></strong><span>Our unique arrangements with New <span>Zealand's</span> most comprehensive transport system combined with our specially negotiated rates with the accommodation industry enable us to provide you with many advantages for your Group Tour either on scheduled services or chartered coaches.</span><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong><span><span>Pre</span> &amp; Post Tour Arrangements</span></strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Pre &amp; Post Tour Packages with a meet and greet service can be arranged and&nbsp;including transfers and&nbsp;1 nights accommodation.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Additional Nights - Available at any destination<br /></strong><span>Add an extra night at a competitive rate. To extend your tour, advise your consultant at the time of booking. Popular destinations for additional nights are Auckland, Christchurch, Glaciers, Wellington, <span>Rotorua</span> and Dunedin. We also recommend that travellers spend extra nights before and after a tour to explore the gateway cities, as each has its own unique attractions, please enquire for more details.</span><b>&nbsp;</b></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><b>Payment Terms</b> A non refundable deposit of $200 per person must be received by us within 7 days. Full payment must be received 30 days prior to departure.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Included in your tour:</strong></p> <ul style="text-align: justify;"> <li><span>Transport throughout by coach, train or ferry (using scheduled services)&nbsp;</span></li> <li>Full commentary provided by experienced drivers</li> <li>Accommodation on a twin share basis (extra nights &amp; Single Room option also available at additional cost)</li> <li><span>Sightseeing activities unless stated as optional</span></li> <li>FREE Bonus offers </li> <li>Daily departures with no minimum passenger numbers</li> <li><span>Touring routes designed to utilise time efficiently</span></li> <li>Comprehensive touring wallet on arrival into New Zealand</li> </ul> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em><span>Please note: these tours are not fully escorted coach tours. <span>Pre</span> &amp; Post tour transfers and accommodation can also be arranged at additional cost.</span></em></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="2"> <p style="text-align: justify;"> </p> <hr /> <strong><span>Tour Accommodation:</span></strong> <p> </p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> </p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span>All accommodation has been chosen to fit our criteria of centrally located and guest services provided. All accommodation providers are fully informed of your travel arrangements and are happy to provide support and information.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> </p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span>All tours offer a choice of&nbsp;four levels of accommodation, to suit&nbsp;four different budgets and holiday styles.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Tourist Motel: </strong>Stay at centrally located motels.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Bronze:</strong><span>Clean, comfortable, value for money accommodation properties are <span>Qualmark</span> endorsed, ratings would be approximately 3 star and 3 star plus.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Silver</strong><span>: Tourist Properties with full facilities on site. If properties are <span>Qualmark</span> <span>endorsed</span>, ratings would be approx 3 star plus and 4 star.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Gold:</strong><span>First class tourist properties providing excellent locations and services. If properties are <span>Qualmark</span> endorsed, rating would be 4 star and 5 star.</span></p> <p style="text-align: left;"> </p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="2" class="td_left" align="left"> <table id="rooms_table" style="width: 90%;" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td colspan="2" class="td_left" align="left"><strong>Available Activities</strong>:</td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3"> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td mce_style="background-color: #3399ff;" colspan="5" class="roomtypes" style="background-color: #3399ff;" align="left"><b><span mce_style="color: #ffffff;" style="color: #ffffff;"><strong><span>6 Days Trains, <span>Fiords</span> &amp; Glaciers</span></strong></span></b></td> </tr> <tr> <!-- <td mce_style="background-color: #ffffec;" style="background-color: #ffffec;" valign="top" align="left"> <div _mce_tmp="1"><a href="images/stories/on-yer-bike/2-hour-quad.jpg" title="2 Hour Bush'n'Bog Track" class="jcepopup"><img src="images/stories/on-yer-bike/1-hour-quad.jpg" alt="1-hour-quad" width="106" /></a></div> <div _mce_tmp="1"><a href="images/stories/on-yer-bike/1-hour-quad.jpg" title="1 Hour Enchanted Forest Track"><img src="images/zoom.jpg" alt="Click to Zoom" width="106" /></a></div> </td> --> <td mce_style="background-color: #ffffec;" colspan="3" style="background-color: #ffffec; width: 90%;" align="left" valign="top"> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span>Spoil yourself with a trip to beautiful Fiords, stunning glaciers and the best scenic rail routes of New Zealand’s South Island.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Day 1:</strong> <span style="text-decoration: underline;">Christchurch – Dunedin</span><br /><span>Travel south across the Canterbury Plains through seaside <span>Timaru</span>, and historic <span>Oamaru</span> to Dunedin, the “Edinburgh of the South”. Arrive early afternoon. Stay 1 night in Dunedin.</span><br />Please note, no commentary is provided on this journey.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Day 2:</strong> <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span>Dunedin – <span>Taieri</span> Gorge – <span>Queenstown</span></span></span><br /><span>This morning is at your leisure for optional sightseeing. Board the <span>Taieri</span> Gorge train to <span>Pukerangi</span> where you join your coach to <span>Queenstown</span>. Arrive in the evening. Stay 3 nights in <span>Queenstown</span>.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Day 3:</strong> <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span><span>Queenstown</span> – Milford Sound – <span>Queenstown</span></span></span><br /><span>Pass through pristine beech forests and the Homer Tunnel to view the majesty of Mitre Peak and Bowen Falls, while enjoying lunch on board a cruise on the Sound. Depart Milford Sound back to Te <span>Anau</span>, then head north, following the dramatic southern shores of Lake <span>Wakatipu</span> to reach <span>Queenstown</span>.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Day 4:</strong> <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span>At <span>Queenstown</span></span></span><br /><span>Today is free for you to enjoy this fabulous alpine resort – we have included the Skyline Gondola in your tour. There are many optional activities, from thrilling jet boat rides to leisurely lake cruises, 4WD safaris and <span>bungy</span> jumping.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Day 5:</strong> <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span><span>Queenstown</span> – Glaciers</span></span><br /><span>Travel north through dense <span>rainforest</span> broken by rugged coastal vistas towards the glaciers. A shuttle will take you to view one of these massive rivers of ice. Stay 1 night in Franz Josef or Fox Glacier townships.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Day 6:</strong> <span style="text-decoration: underline;">Glaciers – Christchurch</span><br /><span>Travel north past <span>Hokitika</span>, to <span>Greymouth</span>. Board the renowned <span>TranzAlpine</span> train and travel through the <span>Otira</span> Tunnel, over Arthur’s Pass and across the Canterbury Plains to Christchurch, arriving early evening.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Tour Inclusions:</strong><br />• Transport<br />• 5 nights accommodation<br />• Transfers within journey<br /><span>• <span>Taieri</span> Gorge Train Journey</span><br />• Milford Sound Cruise including lunch<br /><span>• Skyline Gondola - <span>Queenstown</span></span><br />• Franz Josef or Fox Glacier viewing<br /><span>• <span>TranzAlpine</span> Train Journey</span></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="5"> <hr /> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td mce_style="background-color: #3399ff;" colspan="5" class="roomtypes" style="background-color: #3399ff;" align="left"><span style="color: #ffffff;"><b><strong><span>7 Day <span>Glacierland</span></span></strong></b></span></td> </tr> <tr> <!-- <td mce_style="background-color: #ffffec;" style="background-color: #ffffec;" valign="top" align="left"> <div _mce_tmp="1"><a href="images/stories/on-yer-bike/2-hour-quad.jpg" title="2 Hour Bush'n'Bog Track" class="jcepopup"><img src="images/stories/on-yer-bike/1-hour-quad.jpg" alt="1-hour-quad" width="106" /></a></div> <div _mce_tmp="1"><a href="images/stories/on-yer-bike/1-hour-quad.jpg" title="1 Hour Enchanted Forest Track"><img src="images/zoom.jpg" alt="Click to Zoom" width="106" /></a></div> </td> --> <td mce_style="background-color: #ffffec;" colspan="3" style="background-color: #ffffec; width: 90%;" align="left" valign="top"> <p style="text-align: justify;">Begin your journey traversing the island by rail and continue on to see for yourself the contrasting scenery of the East and West Coasts.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Day 1:</strong> <span style="text-decoration: underline;">Christchurch – Glaciers</span><br /><span>Aboard the renowned <span>TranzAlpine</span> train cross the Canterbury Plains to the mountains, where Arthur’s Pass leads to the West Coast. From <span>Greymouth</span>, continue by coach along the coastal plain. Stay 2 nights in Franz Josef or Fox Glacier townships.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Day 2:</strong> <span style="text-decoration: underline;">At the Glaciers</span><br />A whole day is available for optional excursions on the glaciers for bush walks, or simply to soak up the beauty of snow-capped mountains contrasting with the deep greens of native bush.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Day 3:</strong> <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span>Glaciers – <span>Queenstown</span></span></span><br /><span>Continue south into dense <span>rainforest</span> broken by rugged coastal vistas. Reach Lake <span>Wanaka</span> in the early afternoon. Continue through the rugged <span>Kawarau</span> Gorge to <span>Queenstown</span>. Stay 2 nights in <span>Queenstown</span>.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Day 4:</strong> <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span>At <span>Queenstown</span></span></span><br /><span>Today is free for you to enjoy this fabulous alpine resort - we have included the Skyline Gondola in your tour. There are many optional activities, from thrilling jet boat rides to leisurely lake cruises, 4WD safaris and <span>bungy</span> jumping. This evening enjoy the Kiwi <span>Haka</span> Cultural show.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Day 5:</strong> <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span><span>Queenstown</span> – Milford Sound – Te <span>Anau</span></span></span><br /><span>A full day taking in the wonders of Milford and Mitre Peak, while enjoying lunch aboard a cruise on the Sound, returning to Te <span>Anau</span> by evening. Stay 1 night in Te <span>Anau</span>.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Day 6:</strong> <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span>Te <span>Anau</span> – Dunedin</span></span><br /><span>This morning cross the rolling hill country of <span>Southland</span> and South <span>Otago</span> to Dunedin, the “Edinburgh of the South”. Stay 1 night in Dunedin.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Day 7:</strong> <span style="text-decoration: underline;">Dunedin – Christchurch</span><br /><span>Travel north through historic <span>Oamaru</span> and seaside <span>Timaru</span>, then across the Canterbury Plains to Christchurch, arriving early evening. Please note, no commentary is provided on this journey.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Tour Inclusions:</strong><br />• Transport<br />• 6 nights accommodation<br />• Transfers within journey<br /><span>• <span>TranzAlpine</span> Train Journey</span><br /><span>• Skyline Gondola - <span>Queenstown</span></span><br />• Milford Sound Cruise including lunch</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>&nbsp;</em></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em><span>Your tour bonus is on day 4 with a Kiwi <span>Haka</span> Cultural show.</span></em></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="5"> <hr /> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td mce_style="background-color: #3399ff;" colspan="5" class="roomtypes" style="background-color: #3399ff;" align="left"><span style="color: #ffffff;"><b><strong>6 Day Northern Express</strong></b></span></td> </tr> <tr> <!-- <td mce_style="background-color: #ffffec;" style="background-color: #ffffec;" valign="top" align="left"> <div _mce_tmp="1"><a href="images/stories/on-yer-bike/2-hour-quad.jpg" title="2 Hour Bush'n'Bog Track" class="jcepopup"><img src="images/stories/on-yer-bike/1-hour-quad.jpg" alt="1-hour-quad" width="106" /></a></div> <div _mce_tmp="1"><a href="images/stories/on-yer-bike/1-hour-quad.jpg" title="1 Hour Enchanted Forest Track"><img src="images/zoom.jpg" alt="Click to Zoom" width="106" /></a></div> </td> --> <td mce_style="background-color: #ffffec;" colspan="3" style="background-color: #ffffec; width: 90%;" align="left" valign="top"> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span>This tour of the north has it all; stunning scenery, <span>Overlander</span> Train journey, cultural experiences and wine tasting.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Day 1:</strong> <span style="text-decoration: underline;">Auckland – Wellington</span><br /><span>Board the <span>Overlander</span> train for a full day journey from Auckland to Wellington. *Please note, over winter the <span>Overlander</span> train schedule is decreased - in this situation an express coach will replace the train. Follow the <span>Waikato</span> River southwards, negotiate the <span>Raurimu</span> Spiral, skirt around Mt <span>Ruapehu</span> and then descend from the Central Plateau to the <span>Kapiti</span> Coast and Wellington. Stay 2 nights in Wellington.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Day 2:</strong> <span style="text-decoration: underline;">At Wellington</span><br />A morning tour of the city will take in the Parliament Buildings, Old St Paul’s Cathedral, Mt Victoria and an optional ride on the cable car. This afternoon enjoy your guided tour of Te Papa.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Day 3:</strong> <span style="text-decoration: underline;">Wellington – Napier</span><br /><span>Board your coach and travel via Palmerston North and the <span>Manawatu</span> Gorge to the vineyards of the <span>Hawkes</span> Bay. You will be met and taken on a tour of the vineyards and the Napier district. Stay 1 night in Napier.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Day 4:</strong> <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span>Napier – <span>Rotorua</span></span></span><br /><span>This morning is free to explore the art deco city. Continue across the plains to Lake <span>Taupo</span> then north past the steam fields of <span>Wairakei</span> to <span>Rotorua</span>, steeped in Maori culture and history.&nbsp; Stay 2 nights in <span>Rotorua</span>.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Day 5:</strong> <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span>At <span>Rotorua</span></span></span><br /><span>This morning see roaring geysers and boiling mud pools at Te <span>Puia</span> thermal area, tame trout at Rainbow Springs and performing sheep and dogs at the <span>Agrodome</span>. Your afternoon is free, there are many activities to enjoy. Tonight enjoy a Maori <span>Hangi</span> (feast) and concert</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Day 6:</strong> <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span><span>Rotorua</span> – <span>Waitomo</span> – Auckland</span></span><br /><span>Travel to <span>Waitomo</span> for a tour of the limestone caves. Cruise below a galaxy of glowworms. Continue north alongside the <span>Waikato</span> River to Auckland. You arrive late afternoon.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Tour Inclusions:</strong><br />• Transport<br />• 5 nights accommodation<br />• Transfers within journey<br /><span>• <span>Overlander</span> Train Journey</span><br />• Wellington City Tour<br />• Napier Wine Tour<br /><span>• Maori <span>Hangi</span> &amp; Concert</span><br />• Te Puia Geothermal Experience<br />• Rainbow Springs<br /><span>• <span>Agrodome</span> Sheep Show</span><br />• Waitomo Glowworm Caves</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>&nbsp;</em></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Your tour bonus is on day 2 with an ‘Introducing Te Papa’ guided tour of the Museum of New Zealand.</em></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="5"> <hr /> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td mce_style="background-color: #3399ff;" colspan="5" class="roomtypes" style="background-color: #3399ff;" align="left"><span style="color: #ffffff;"><b><strong><span>2 Day Classic <span>Rotorua</span></span></strong></b></span></td> </tr> <tr> <!-- <td mce_style="background-color: #ffffec;" style="background-color: #ffffec;" valign="top" align="left"> <div _mce_tmp="1"><a href="images/stories/on-yer-bike/2-hour-quad.jpg" title="2 Hour Bush'n'Bog Track" class="jcepopup"><img src="images/stories/on-yer-bike/1-hour-quad.jpg" alt="1-hour-quad" width="106" /></a></div> <div _mce_tmp="1"><a href="images/stories/on-yer-bike/1-hour-quad.jpg" title="1 Hour Enchanted Forest Track"><img src="images/zoom.jpg" alt="Click to Zoom" width="106" /></a></div> </td> --> <td mce_style="background-color: #ffffec;" colspan="3" style="background-color: #ffffec; width: 90%;" align="left" valign="top"> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span>Indulge yourself in the rich culture of New Zealand’s Maori heritage, including a traditional <span>hangi</span> and concert.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Day 1:</strong> <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span>Auckland – <span>Waitomo</span> – <span>Rotorua</span></span></span><br />Reporting time 7.45 am.&nbsp; Departs from Sky City Coach Terminal at 8.15 am<br /><span>Travel south through lush <span>Waikato</span> farmland to <span>Waitomo</span> Caves for a boat ride under a galaxy of glowworms. Continue east to <span>Rotorua</span>, steeped in Maori culture and history. Tonight enjoy a Maori <span>Hangi</span> (feast) and concert. Stay 1 night in <span>Rotorua</span>.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Day 2:</strong> <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span><span>Rotorua</span> – Auckland</span></span><br /><span>This morning see roaring geysers and boiling mud pools at the thermal area, tame trout at the springs and performing sheep and dogs at the <span>Agrodome</span>. This afternoon return to</span><br />Auckland, arriving in the evening.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Tour Inclusions:</strong><br />• Transport<br />• 1 night accommodation<br />• Transfers within journey<br /><span>• <span>Waitomo</span> Glowworm Caves</span><br />• Maori Hangi &amp; Concert<br /><span>• Te <span>Puia</span> Geothermal Experience</span><br />• Rainbow Springs<br /><span>• <span>Agrodome</span> Sheep Show</span></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="5"> <hr /> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td mce_style="background-color: #3399ff;" colspan="5" class="roomtypes" style="background-color: #3399ff;" align="left"><span style="color: #ffffff;"><b><b>3 Days Lake Discovery&nbsp;</b></b></span></td> </tr> <tr> <!-- <td mce_style="background-color: #ffffec;" style="background-color: #ffffec;" valign="top" align="left"> <div _mce_tmp="1"><a href="images/stories/on-yer-bike/2-hour-quad.jpg" title="2 Hour Bush'n'Bog Track" class="jcepopup"><img src="images/stories/on-yer-bike/1-hour-quad.jpg" alt="1-hour-quad" width="106" /></a></div> <div _mce_tmp="1"><a href="images/stories/on-yer-bike/1-hour-quad.jpg" title="1 Hour Enchanted Forest Track"><img src="images/zoom.jpg" alt="Click to Zoom" width="106" /></a></div> </td> --> <td mce_style="background-color: #ffffec;" colspan="3" style="background-color: #ffffec; width: 90%;" align="left" valign="top"> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span><span>Rotorua</span> and <span>Taupo</span>, famous for their spectacular lakes and the mighty <span>Huka</span> Falls.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Day 1:</strong> <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span>Auckland – <span>Waitomo</span> – <span>Rotorua</span></span></span><br />Reporting time 7.45 am.&nbsp; Departs from the Sky City Coach Terminal at 8.15 am</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span>Travel south through lush <span>Waikato</span> farmland to <span>Waitomo</span> Caves for a boat ride under a galaxy of glowworms. Enjoy your picnic lunch which is served <span>on-board</span> as you continue east to <span>Rotorua</span>, steeped in Maori culture and history. Tonight enjoy a Maori <span>Hangi</span> (feast) and concert. Stay 1 night in <span>Rotorua</span>.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Day 2:</strong> <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span><span>Rotorua</span> – <span>Taupo</span></span></span><br /><span>This morning see roaring geysers and boiling mud pools at Te <span>Puia</span> thermal area, tame trout at Rainbow Springs and performing sheep and dogs at the <span>Agrodome</span>. This afternoon drive south past the steam fields of <span>Wairakei</span> to Lake <span>Taupo</span> in the centre of the North Island. Stay 1 night in <span>Taupo</span>.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Day 3:</strong> <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span><span>Taupo</span> – Auckland</span></span><br /><span>A guided tour will take you to the mighty <span>Huka</span> Falls, <span>Wairakei</span>, the <span>Aratiatia</span> Rapids and the Craters of the Moon. In the afternoon you drive via Cambridge and Hamilton on your return journey to Auckland, arriving in the evening.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Tour Inclusions:</strong><br />• Transport<br />• 2 nights accommodation<br />• Transfers within journey<br /><span>• <span>Waitomo</span> Glowworm Caves</span><br />• Maori Hangi &amp; Concert<br /><span>• Te <span>Puia</span> Geothermal Experience</span><br />• Rainbow Springs<br /><span>• <span>Agrodome</span> Sheep Show</span><br />• Taupo Highlights Tour</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>&nbsp;</em></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Your tour bonus is on day 1 with a picnic lunch included.</em></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="5"> <hr /> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td mce_style="background-color: #3399ff;" colspan="5" class="roomtypes" style="background-color: #3399ff;" align="left"><span style="color: #ffffff;"><b><strong>4 Day Look North</strong></b></span></td> </tr> <tr> <!-- <td mce_style="background-color: #ffffec;" style="background-color: #ffffec;" valign="top" align="left"> <div _mce_tmp="1"><a href="images/stories/on-yer-bike/2-hour-quad.jpg" title="2 Hour Bush'n'Bog Track" class="jcepopup"><img src="images/stories/on-yer-bike/1-hour-quad.jpg" alt="1-hour-quad" width="106" /></a></div> <div _mce_tmp="1"><a href="images/stories/on-yer-bike/1-hour-quad.jpg" title="1 Hour Enchanted Forest Track"><img src="images/zoom.jpg" alt="Click to Zoom" width="106" /></a></div> </td> --> <td mce_style="background-color: #ffffec;" colspan="3" style="background-color: #ffffec; width: 90%;" align="left" valign="top"> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span>Join the <span>TranzCoastal</span> Train and head north to experience the sights, sounds and tastes that both of New Zealand’s major islands have to offer.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Day 1:</strong> <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span>Christchurch – <span>Picton</span> – Wellington</span></span><br /><span>The <span>TranzCoastal</span> train passes through North Canterbury sheep country along the spectacular coastline between the <span>Kaikoura</span> Ranges and the Pacific, before turning inland to <span>Picton</span> and the Marlborough Sounds. Cross Cook Strait by ferry to reach the North Island. Stay 1 night in Wellington.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Day 2:</strong> <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span>Wellington – <span>Rotorua</span></span></span><br /><span>Travel north along the rugged <span>Kapiti</span> coastline, to the fertile plains of the <span>Manawatu</span>. Cross the volcanic landscape of the Desert Road, past the majestic peaks of <span>Tongariro</span>,<span>Ngauruhoe</span> and <span>Ruapehu</span>. Skirt Lake <span>Taupo</span> to the resort town of <span>Taupo</span> nestled on it’s northern shores. Pass <span>Wairakei</span> - wreathed by steam to reach <span>Rotorua</span>, steeped in Maori culture and history. Tonight enjoy a Maori <span>Hangi</span> (feast) and concert. Stay 2 nights in <span>Rotorua</span>.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Day 3:</strong> <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span>At <span>Rotorua</span></span></span><br /><span>This morning see roaring geysers and boiling mud pools at the thermal area, tame trout at the springs and performing sheep and dogs at the <span>Agrodome</span>. This afternoon enjoy your lunch at Skyline Restaurant including gondola.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Day 4:</strong> <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span><span>Rotorua</span> – <span>Waitomo</span> – Auckland</span></span><br /><span>Travel to <span>Waitomo</span> for a tour of the limestone caves. Cruise below a galaxy of glowworms. Continue north alongside the <span>Waikato</span> River to Auckland. You arrive late afternoon.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Tour Inclusions:</strong><br />• Transport<br />• 3 nights accommodation<br />• Transfers within journey<br /><span>• <span>TranzCoastal</span> Train Journey</span><br />• Interislander Ferry<br /><span>• Maori <span>Hangi</span> &amp; Concert</span><br />• Te Puia Geothermal Experience<br />• Rainbow Springs<br /><span>• <span>Agrodome</span> Sheep Show</span><br />• Waitomo Glowworm Caves</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>&nbsp;</em></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Your tour bonus is on day 3 with a lunch at Skyline Restaurant including gondola.</em></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="5"> <hr /> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td mce_style="background-color: #3399ff;" colspan="5" class="roomtypes" style="background-color: #3399ff;" align="left"><span style="color: #ffffff;"><b><strong>4 Day Look South</strong></b></span></td> </tr> <tr> <!-- <td mce_style="background-color: #ffffec;" style="background-color: #ffffec;" valign="top" align="left"> <div _mce_tmp="1"><a href="images/stories/on-yer-bike/2-hour-quad.jpg" title="2 Hour Bush'n'Bog Track" class="jcepopup"><img src="images/stories/on-yer-bike/1-hour-quad.jpg" alt="1-hour-quad" width="106" /></a></div> <div _mce_tmp="1"><a href="images/stories/on-yer-bike/1-hour-quad.jpg" title="1 Hour Enchanted Forest Track"><img src="images/zoom.jpg" alt="Click to Zoom" width="106" /></a></div> </td> --> <td mce_style="background-color: #ffffec;" colspan="3" style="background-color: #ffffec; width: 90%;" align="left" valign="top"> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span>See the very best of the north en-route to the south, including the <span>Interislander</span> Ferry and <span>TranzCoastal</span> Train.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Day 1:</strong> <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span>Auckland – <span>Waitomo</span> – <span>Rotorua</span></span></span><br />Reporting time 7.45 am.&nbsp; Departs at 8.15 am.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span>Travel south through lush <span>Waikato</span> farmland to <span>Waitomo</span> Caves for a boat ride under a galaxy of glowworms. Continue east to <span>Rotorua</span>, steeped in Maori culture and history. Tonight enjoy a Maori <span>Hangi</span> (feast) and concert. Stay 2 nights in <span>Rotorua</span>.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Day 2:</strong> <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span>At <span>Rotorua</span></span></span><br /><span>This morning see roaring geysers, boiling mud pools at Te <span>Puia</span> thermal area, tame trout at Rainbow Springs and performing sheep and dogs at the <span>Agrodome</span>. This afternoon enjoy lunch at Skyline Restaurant including Gondola.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Day 3:</strong> <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span><span>Rotorua</span> – Wellington</span></span><br /><span>Drive south to <span>Wairakei</span> - wreathed by steam, then to <span>Taupo</span>. Skirt Lake <span>Taupo</span>, and cross the volcanic landscape of the Desert Road past the majestic peaks of <span>Tongariro</span>, <span>Ngauruhoe</span> and <span>Ruapehu</span>. Continue across the fertile plains of the <span>Manawatu</span> and along the rugged <span>Kapiti</span> coastline to Wellington. Stay 1 night in Wellington.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Day 4:</strong> <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span>Wellington – <span>Picton</span> – Christchurch</span></span><br /><span>Cross Cook Strait by ferry, to the Marlborough Sounds and <span>Picton</span>. The <span>TranzCoastal</span> train skims the spectacular coastline between the <span>Kaikoura</span> Ranges and the Pacific. Continue through North Canterbury sheep country to Christchurch arriving in the evening.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Tour Inclusions:</strong><br />• Transport<br />• 3 nights accommodation<br />• Transfers within journey<br /><span>• <span>Waitomo</span> Glowworm Caves</span><br />• Maori Hangi &amp; Concert<br /><span>• Te <span>Puia</span> Geothermal Experience</span><br />• Rainbow Springs<br /><span>• <span>Agrodome</span> Sheep Show</span><br />• Interislander Ferry<br /><span>• <span>TranzCoastal</span> Train journey</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>&nbsp;</em></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Your tour bonus is on day 2&nbsp; with a lunch at Skyline Restaurant including Gondola.</em></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="5"> <hr /> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td mce_style="background-color: #3399ff;" colspan="5" class="roomtypes" style="background-color: #3399ff;" align="left"><span style="color: #ffffff;"><b><strong>5 Days Alpine Explorer</strong></b></span></td> </tr> <tr> <!-- <td mce_style="background-color: #ffffec;" style="background-color: #ffffec;" valign="top" align="left"> <div _mce_tmp="1"><a href="images/stories/on-yer-bike/2-hour-quad.jpg" title="2 Hour Bush'n'Bog Track" class="jcepopup"><img src="images/stories/on-yer-bike/1-hour-quad.jpg" alt="1-hour-quad" width="106" /></a></div> <div _mce_tmp="1"><a href="images/stories/on-yer-bike/1-hour-quad.jpg" title="1 Hour Enchanted Forest Track"><img src="images/zoom.jpg" alt="Click to Zoom" width="106" /></a></div> </td> --> <td mce_style="background-color: #ffffec;" colspan="3" style="background-color: #ffffec; width: 90%;" align="left" valign="top"> <p style="text-align: justify;">Just like a picture perfect postcard, take in all the sights that make the South Island so special.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Day 1:</strong> <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span>Christchurch – Mt Cook – <span>Queenstown</span></span></span><br /><span>Cross the Canterbury Plains into the Mt Cook National Park and through the spectacular Mackenzie Country to the <span>Lindis</span> Pass. Pass the stone fruit growing area of Cromwell and past the <span>Kawarau</span> Gorge with its historic gold mines to <span>Queenstown</span>. Stay 3 nights in <span>Queenstown</span>.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Day 2:</strong> <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span><span>Queenstown</span> – Milford Sound – <span>Queenstown</span></span></span><br /><span>A full day taking in the wonders of Milford and Mitre Peak, while enjoying lunch aboard a cruise on the Sound, returning to <span>Queenstown</span> by evening.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Day 3:</strong> <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span>At <span>Queenstown</span></span></span><br /><span>Today is free for you to enjoy this fabulous alpine resort - we have included the Skyline Gondola in your tour. There are dozens of optional activities from thrilling jet boat rides to leisurely lake cruises, 4WD safaris and <span>bungy</span> jumping.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Day 4:</strong> <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span><span>Queenstown</span> – Glaciers</span></span><br /><span>Travel to Cromwell and on through the Southern Lakes district to the <span>Haast</span> Pass. Travel north through dense <span>rainforest</span> broken by rugged coastal vistas towards the glaciers. A shuttle will take you to view one of these massive rivers of ice. Stay 1 night in Franz Josef or Fox Glacier townships.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Day 5:</strong> <span style="text-decoration: underline;">Glaciers – Christchurch</span><br /><span>Travel north past <span>Hokitika</span>, to <span>Greymouth</span>. Board the renowned <span>TranzAlpine</span> train and travel through the <span>Otira</span> Tunnel, over Arthur’s Pass and across the Canterbury Plains, arriving in Christchurch early evening.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Tour Inclusions:</strong><br />• Transport<br />• 4 nights accommodation<br />• Transfers within journey<br />• Mt Cook National Park<br />• Milford Sound Cruise including lunch<br /><span>• Skyline Gondola - <span>Queenstown</span></span><br />• Franz Josef or Fox Glacier viewing<br /><span>• <span>TranzAlpine</span> Train Journey</span></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="5" style="text-align: justify;"> <hr /> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td mce_style="background-color: #3399ff;" colspan="5" class="roomtypes" style="background-color: #3399ff;" align="left"><span style="color: #ffffff;"><b><strong>5 Days Lakeland Tour</strong></b></span></td> </tr> <tr> <!-- <td mce_style="background-color: #ffffec;" style="background-color: #ffffec;" valign="top" align="left"> <div _mce_tmp="1"><a href="images/stories/on-yer-bike/2-hour-quad.jpg" title="2 Hour Bush'n'Bog Track" class="jcepopup"><img src="images/stories/on-yer-bike/1-hour-quad.jpg" alt="1-hour-quad" width="106" /></a></div> <div _mce_tmp="1"><a href="images/stories/on-yer-bike/1-hour-quad.jpg" title="1 Hour Enchanted Forest Track"><img src="images/zoom.jpg" alt="Click to Zoom" width="106" /></a></div> </td> --> <td mce_style="background-color: #ffffec;" colspan="3" style="background-color: #ffffec; width: 90%;" align="left" valign="top"> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span>Focusing on the South Island, the <span>Lakeland</span> tour is an in-depth look at this beautiful part of New Zealand.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Day 1:</strong> <span style="text-decoration: underline;">Christchurch – Dunedin </span><br />Reporting time - 7.30 am, 123 Worcester Street - Christchurch<br />Departs - 8.00 am</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span>Travel south across the Canterbury Plains through seaside <span>Timaru</span> and historic <span>Oamaru</span> to Dunedin, the “Edinburgh of the South”. Arrive early afternoon. Stay 1 night in Dunedin.</span><br />Please note, no commentary is provided on this journey.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Day 2: </strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span>Dunedin – Te <span>Anau</span></span></span><br /><span>This morning is free for optional tours. Continue across the rolling hill country of South <span>Otago</span> and <span>Southland</span>. After the farming community of Gore, head across the <span>Waimea</span> Plains towards <span>Fiordland</span>. Stay 1 night in Te <span>Anau</span>.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Day 3:</strong> <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span>Te <span>Anau</span> – Milford Sound – <span>Queenstown</span></span></span><br /><span>Pass through pristine beech forests and the Homer Tunnel to view the majesty of Mitre Peak and Bowen Falls while enjoying lunch aboard a cruise on the Sound. Depart Milford Sound back to Te <span>Anau</span>, then turn north, following the dramatic southern shores of Lake <span>Wakatipu</span> to reach <span>Queenstown</span>. Stay 2 nights in <span>Queenstown</span>.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Day 4:</strong> <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span>At <span>Queenstown</span></span></span><br /><span>Today is free for you to enjoy this fabulous alpine resort. We have included the Skyline Gondola in your tour. There are dozens of optional activities as well, from thrilling jet boat rides to leisurely lake cruises, 4WD safaris and <span>bungy</span> jumping.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Day 5:</strong> <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span><span>Queenstown</span> – Christchurch</span></span><br /><span>Travel through the <span>Kawarau</span> Gorge with its historic gold mines, passing by spectacular scenery into <span>Tekapo</span>. Continue north through the Canterbury Plains arriving into Christchurch late afternoon.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Tour Inclusions:</strong><br />• Transport<br />• 4 nights accommodation<br />• Transfers within journey<br />• Milford Sound Cruise including lunch<br /><span>• Skyline Gondola - <span>Queenstown</span></span><br />• Mt Cook National Park<br />• Views of Mt Cook National Park</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="5"> <hr /> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td mce_style="background-color: #3399ff;" colspan="5" class="roomtypes" style="background-color: #3399ff;" align="left"><span style="color: #ffffff;"><b><strong>3 Days Bay Of Islands Leisurely</strong></b></span></td> </tr> <tr> <!-- <td mce_style="background-color: #ffffec;" style="background-color: #ffffec;" valign="top" align="left"> <div _mce_tmp="1"><a href="images/stories/on-yer-bike/2-hour-quad.jpg" title="2 Hour Bush'n'Bog Track" class="jcepopup"><img src="images/stories/on-yer-bike/1-hour-quad.jpg" alt="1-hour-quad" width="106" /></a></div> <div _mce_tmp="1"><a href="images/stories/on-yer-bike/1-hour-quad.jpg" title="1 Hour Enchanted Forest Track"><img src="images/zoom.jpg" alt="Click to Zoom" width="106" /></a></div> </td> --> <td mce_style="background-color: #ffffec;" colspan="3" style="background-color: #ffffec; width: 90%;" align="left" valign="top"> <p style="text-align: justify;">Visit the Bay of Islands, a year round destination and birthplace of our nation.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Day 1:</strong> <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span>Auckland – <span>Paihia</span></span></span><br /><span>Cross the <span>Waitemata</span> Harbour travelling north to <span>Whangarei</span> and <span>Paihia</span>. Upon arrival in <span>Paihia</span> visit the <span>Waitangi</span> Treaty Grounds. The afternoon is at your leisure for optional activities, such as a visit to quaint Russell. Stay 2 nights in <span>Paihia</span>.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Day 2:</strong> <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span><span>Paihia</span> – Cape <span>Reinga</span> – <span>Paihia</span></span></span><br /><span>A full day coach tour to Cape <span>Reinga</span>, via <span>Puketi</span> <span>Kauri</span> Forest, to view giant <span>Kauri</span> trees. Zoom along 90 Mile Beach, stop for sightseeing and refreshments (own expense).</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Day 3:</strong> <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span>Cruise, <span>Paihia</span> – Auckland</span></span><br />Enjoy a morning cruise amongst the many islands of the Bay and through the intriguing Hole in the Rock, dolphin watching en-route. Board your waiting coach and travel back to Auckland once more. Arrive in Auckland early evening.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Tour Inclusions:</strong><br />• Transport<br />• 2 nights accommodation<br />• Transfers within journey<br /><span>• <span>Waitangi</span> Treaty Grounds</span><br />• Cape Reinga Day Tour including 90 Mile Beach<br />• Hole in the Rock/Dolphin Cruise</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="5"> <hr /> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td mce_style="background-color: #3399ff;" colspan="5" class="roomtypes" style="background-color: #3399ff;" align="left"><span style="color: #ffffff;"><b><strong><span>5 Days Bay&nbsp;Of Islands&nbsp;&amp; <span>Rotorua</span> Combo</span></strong><b>&nbsp;</b></b></span></td> </tr> <tr> <!-- <td mce_style="background-color: #ffffec;" style="background-color: #ffffec;" valign="top" align="left"> <div _mce_tmp="1"><a href="images/stories/on-yer-bike/2-hour-quad.jpg" title="2 Hour Bush'n'Bog Track" class="jcepopup"><img src="images/stories/on-yer-bike/1-hour-quad.jpg" alt="1-hour-quad" width="106" /></a></div> <div _mce_tmp="1"><a href="images/stories/on-yer-bike/1-hour-quad.jpg" title="1 Hour Enchanted Forest Track"><img src="images/zoom.jpg" alt="Click to Zoom" width="106" /></a></div> </td> --> <td mce_style="background-color: #ffffec;" colspan="3" style="background-color: #ffffec; width: 90%;" align="left" valign="top"> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span>Experience our cultural heritage, past and present, amid the natural beauty of <span>Northland</span> and <span>Rotorua</span>.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Day 1:</strong> <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span>Auckland – <span>Paihia</span></span></span><br />Reporting time 7.45 am Departs at 8.20 am<br /><span>Travel north over the Harbour Bridge to <span>Paihia</span>. Upon arrival in <span>Paihia</span> visit the <span>Waitangi</span> Treaty Grounds. Cruise the Bay and through the intriguing Hole in the Rock. Stay 2 nights in <span>Paihia</span>.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Day 2:</strong> <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span><span>Paihia</span> – Cape <span>Reinga</span> – <span>Paihia</span></span></span><br /><span>Venture north to Cape <span>Reinga</span> via <span>Puketi</span> <span>Kauri</span> Forest, viewing giant <span>Kauri</span> trees, to where the Tasman Sea and Pacific Ocean meet. Travel along 90 Mile Beach, stop for sightseeing and refreshments (own expense).</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Day 3:</strong> <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span><span>Paihia</span> – Auckland – <span>Rotorua</span></span></span><br /><span>Return to Auckland and then travel through the <span>Waikato</span> Valley to <span>Rotorua</span>. Tonight you attend a fascinating Maori <span>hangi</span> (feast) and concert. Stay 2 nights in <span>Rotorua</span>.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Day 4:</strong> <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span>At <span>Rotorua</span></span></span><br /><span>This morning see roaring geysers, boiling mud pools at Te <span>Puia</span> thermal area, tame trout at Rainbow Springs and performing sheep and dogs at the <span>Agrodome</span>. This afternoon enjoy your Hells Gate Mud Bath and Spa (including facial mud pack).</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Day 5:</strong> <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span><span>Rotorua</span> – <span>Waitomo</span> – Auckland</span></span><br /><span>Travel to <span>Waitomo</span> for a tour of the limestone caves. Cruise below a galaxy of glowworms. Continue north via Hamilton and the <span>Waikato</span> River to Auckland once more. You arrive late afternoon.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Tour Inclusions:</strong><br />• Transport<br />• 4 nights accommodation<br />• Transfers within journey<br /><span>• <span>Waitangi</span> Treaty Grounds</span><br />• Hole in the Rock/Dolphin Cruise<br /><span>• Cape <span>Reinga</span> Day Tour including 90 Mile Beach</span><br />• Maori Hangi &amp; Concert<br /><span>• Te <span>Puia</span> Geothermal Experience</span><br />• Rainbow Springs<br /><span>• <span>Agrodome</span> Sheep Show</span><br />• Waitomo Glowworm Caves</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>&nbsp;</em></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Your tour bonus is on day 4 with a Hells Gate Mud Bath and Spa (including facial mud pack).</em></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="5"> <hr /> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td mce_style="background-color: #3399ff;" colspan="5" class="roomtypes" style="background-color: #3399ff;" align="left"><span style="color: #ffffff;"><b><strong>9 Days Mainland Express</strong></b></span></td> </tr> <tr> <!-- <td mce_style="background-color: #ffffec;" style="background-color: #ffffec;" valign="top" align="left"> <div _mce_tmp="1"><a href="images/stories/on-yer-bike/2-hour-quad.jpg" title="2 Hour Bush'n'Bog Track" class="jcepopup"><img src="images/stories/on-yer-bike/1-hour-quad.jpg" alt="1-hour-quad" width="106" /></a></div> <div _mce_tmp="1"><a href="images/stories/on-yer-bike/1-hour-quad.jpg" title="1 Hour Enchanted Forest Track"><img src="images/zoom.jpg" alt="Click to Zoom" width="106" /></a></div> </td> --> <td mce_style="background-color: #ffffec;" colspan="3" style="background-color: #ffffec; width: 90%;" align="left" valign="top"> <p style="text-align: justify;">Discover a world like no other, untouched, uncrowded and idyllic. Travelling down the countryside you will take in the delights of the north including magical glowworms and active geysers, before continuing onto the South Island, affectionately referred to as ‘New Zealand’s Mainland’.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Day 1:</strong> <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span>Auckland – <span>Waitomo</span> – <span>Rotorua</span></span></span><br /><span>Travel south through lush <span>Waikato</span> farmland to <span>Waitomo</span> Caves for a boat ride under a galaxy of glowworms. Continue east to <span>Rotorua</span>, steeped in Maori culture and history. Tonight enjoy a Maori <span>Hangi</span> (feast) and concert. Stay 2 nights in <span>Rotorua</span>.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Day 2:</strong> <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span>At <span>Rotorua</span></span></span><br /><span>This morning see roaring geysers and boiling mud pools at Te <span>Puia</span> thermal area, tame trout at Rainbow Springs and performing sheep and dogs at the <span>Agrodome</span>. Your afternoon is free - there are many activities to enjoy.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Day 3:</strong> <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span><span>Rotorua</span> – Wellington</span></span><br /><span>Drive south to <span>Wairakei</span> - wreathed by steam, then to <span>Taupo</span>. Skirt Lake <span>Taupo</span>, and cross the volcanic landscape of the Desert Rd past the majestic peaks of <span>Tongariro</span>, <span>Ngauruhoe</span> and <span>Ruapehu</span>. Continue across the fertile plains of the <span>Manawatu</span> and along the rugged <span>Kapiti</span> coastline to Wellington. Stay 1 night in Wellington.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Day 4:</strong> <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span>Wellington – <span>Picton</span> – Christchurch</span></span><br /><span>Cross Cook Strait by ferry, to the Marlborough Sounds and <span>Picton</span>. The <span>TranzCoastal</span> train skims the spectacular coastline between the <span>Kaikoura</span> Ranges and the Pacific. Continue through North Canterbury sheep country to Christchurch. As you arrive in the evening, consider adding an extra day in our most ‘English’ city. Stay 1 night in Christchurch.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Day 5:</strong> <span style="text-decoration: underline;">Christchurch – Dunedin</span><br /><span>Travel south across the Canterbury Plains through seaside <span>Timaru</span>, and historic <span>Oamaru</span> to Dunedin, the “Edinburgh of the South”. Arrive early afternoon. Stay 1 night in Dunedin. Please note, no commentary is provided on this journey.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Day 6:</strong> <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span>Dunedin – <span>Taieri</span> Gorge – <span>Queenstown</span></span></span><br /><span>This morning is at your leisure for optional sightseeing. Board the <span>Taieri</span> Gorge train for a journey through spectacular gorges and over historic viaducts to <span>Pukerangi</span> where you join your coach for the remainder of the journey to <span>Queenstown</span>. Arrive in <span>Queenstown</span> in the late evening. Stay 3 nights in <span>Queenstown</span>.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Day 7:</strong> <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span><span>Queenstown</span> – Milford Sound – <span>Queenstown</span></span></span><br /><span>An early start around the southern shores of Lake <span>Wakatipu</span> to Lake Te <span>Anau</span>, then into <span>Fiordland</span> National Park. Pass through pristine beech forests and the Homer Tunnel to view the majesty of Mitre Peak and Bowen Falls while enjoying lunch aboard a cruise on the Sound. Depart Milford Sound to return to <span>Queenstown</span> by evening.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Day 8:</strong> <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span>At <span>Queenstown</span></span></span><br /><span>Today is free for you to enjoy this fabulous alpine resort. We have included the Skyline Gondola in your tour. There are dozens of optional activities from thrilling jet boat rides to leisurely lake cruises, 4WD safaris and <span>bungy</span> jumping. This evening enjoy the Kiwi <span>Haka</span> Cultural Show.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Day 9:</strong> <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span><span>Queenstown</span> – Christchurch</span></span><br /><span>Travel through the <span>Kawarau</span> Gorge with its historic gold mines, passing by spectacular scenery into <span>Tekapo</span>. Continue north through the Canterbury Plains arriving into Christchurch late afternoon.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Tour Inclusions:</strong><br />• Transport<br />• 8 nights accommodation<br />• Transfers within journey<br /><span>• <span>Waitomo</span> Glowworm Caves</span><br />• Maori Hangi &amp; Concert<br /><span>• Te <span>Puia</span> Geothermal Experience</span><br />• Rainbow Springs<br /><span>• <span>Agrodome</span> Sheep Show</span><br />• Interislander Ferry<br /><span>• <span>TranzCoastal</span> Train Journey</span><br />• Taieri Gorge Train Journey<br />• Milford Sound Cruise including lunch<br /><span>• Skyline Gondola - <span>Queenstown</span></span><br />• Views of Mt Cook National Park</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>&nbsp;</em></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em><span>Your tour bonus is on day 8 with a Kiwi <span>Haka</span> Cultural Show.</span></em></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="5"> <hr /> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td mce_style="background-color: #3399ff;" colspan="5" class="roomtypes" style="background-color: #3399ff;" align="left"><span style="color: #ffffff;"><b><strong>13 Days Southern Scenic</strong><b>&nbsp;</b></b></span></td> </tr> <tr> <!-- <td mce_style="background-color: #ffffec;" style="background-color: #ffffec;" valign="top" align="left"> <div _mce_tmp="1"><a href="images/stories/on-yer-bike/2-hour-quad.jpg" title="2 Hour Bush'n'Bog Track" class="jcepopup"><img src="images/stories/on-yer-bike/1-hour-quad.jpg" alt="1-hour-quad" width="106" /></a></div> <div _mce_tmp="1"><a href="images/stories/on-yer-bike/1-hour-quad.jpg" title="1 Hour Enchanted Forest Track"><img src="images/zoom.jpg" alt="Click to Zoom" width="106" /></a></div> </td> --> <td mce_style="background-color: #ffffec;" colspan="3" style="background-color: #ffffec; width: 90%;" align="left" valign="top"> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span>Take the time to enjoy all the stunning beauty that surrounds you in New Zealand. From day one this tour will not disappoint, with an insight into the traditional Maori culture in <span>Rotorua</span>, a tour of the nation’s capital city Wellington, including Parliament Buildings, the world renowned <span>TranzAlpine</span> Train and the lakeside settlement of <span>Wanaka</span>.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Day 1:</strong> <span style="text-decoration: underline;">Christchurch – Dunedin</span><br /><span>Travel south across the Canterbury Plains through seaside <span>Timaru</span> and historic <span>Oamaru</span> to Dunedin, the “Edinburgh of the South”. Arrive early afternoon. Today enjoy your <span>Speights</span> Brewery Tour. Stay 1 night in Dunedin. Please note, no commentary is provided on this journey.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Day 2:</strong> <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span>Dunedin – Te <span>Anau</span></span></span><br /><span>This morning is free for optional tours. Continue across the rolling hill country of South <span>Otago</span> and <span>Southland</span>. After the farming community of Gore, head across the <span>Waimea</span> Plains towards <span>Fiordland</span>. Stay 1 night in Te <span>Anau</span>.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Day 3:</strong> <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span>Te <span>Anau</span> – Milford Sound – <span>Queenstown</span></span></span><br /><span>Pass through pristine beech forests and the Homer Tunnel to view the majesty of Mitre Peak and Bowen Falls, while enjoying lunch aboard a cruise on the Sound. Depart Milford Sound back to Te <span>Anau</span>, then turn north, following the dramatic southern shores of Lake <span>Wakatipu</span> to reach <span>Queenstown</span>. Stay 2 nights in <span>Queenstown</span>.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Day 4:</strong> <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span>At <span>Queenstown</span></span></span><br /><span>Today is at your leisure in this fabulous alpine resort - we have included the&nbsp; Skyline Gondola in your tour. There are dozens of optional activities as well, from thrilling jet boat rides to leisurely lake cruises, 4WD safaris and <span>bungy</span> jumping.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Day 5:</strong> <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span><span>Queenstown</span> – <span>Wanaka</span></span></span><br /><span>It is a short drive through the <span>Kawarau</span> Gorge to Lake <span>Wanaka</span>. The rest of the day is at your leisure, perhaps to visit Puzzling World or the Fighter Pilots’ Museum. Stay 1 night in <span>Wanaka</span>.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Day 6:</strong> <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span><span>Wanaka</span> – Glaciers</span></span><br /><span>Travel north, through dense <span>rainforest</span> broken by rugged coastal vistas, towards the glaciers. Stay 2 nights in Franz Josef or Fox Glacier townships.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Day 7:</strong> <span style="text-decoration: underline;">At the Glaciers</span><br />A whole day is available for optional excursions on the glaciers, for bush walks or simply soak up the beauty of snow-capped mountains contrasting with the deep greens of the native bush.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Day 8:</strong> <span style="text-decoration: underline;">Glaciers – Christchurch</span><br /><span>Travel north along the narrow, bush clad, coastal plains past <span>Hokitika</span>, to <span>Greymouth</span>. Board the renowned <span>TranzAlpine</span> train and travel through the <span>Otira</span> Tunnel, over Arthur’s Pass and across the Canterbury Plains. Stay 1 night in Christchurch.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Day 9:</strong> <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span>Christchurch – <span>Picton</span> – Wellington</span></span><br /><span>The <span>TranzCoastal</span> train passes through North Canterbury sheep country to <span>Kaikoura</span>, where the track skims the spectacular coastline between the <span>Kaikoura</span> Ranges and the Pacific, before turning inland to <span>Picton</span> and the Marlborough Sounds. Cross Cook Strait by ferry to reach the North Island. Stay 2 nights in Wellington.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Day 10:</strong> <span style="text-decoration: underline;">At Wellington</span><br />A morning tour of the city will take in the Parliament Buildings, Old St Paul’s Cathedral, Mt Victoria and an optional ride on the cable car. This afternoon is free, we recommend a visit to Te Papa, our national museum.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Day 11:</strong> <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span>Wellington – <span>Rotorua</span></span></span><br /><span>Travel north along the rugged <span>Kapiti</span> coastline, to the fertile plains of the <span>Manawatu</span>. Cross the volcanic landscape of the Desert Road, past the majestic peaks of <span>Tongariro</span>, <span>Ngauruhoe</span> and <span>Ruapehu</span>. Skirt Lake <span>Taupo</span>, to the resort town of <span>Taupo</span> nestled on it’s northern shores. Pass <span>Wairakei</span> - wreathed by steam to reach <span>Rotorua</span>, steeped in Maori culture and history. Tonight enjoy a Maori <span>Hangi</span> (feast) and concert. Stay 2 nights in <span>Rotorua</span>.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Day 12:</strong> <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span>At <span>Rotorua</span></span></span><br /><span>This morning see roaring geysers and boiling mud pools at Te <span>Puia</span> thermal area, tame trout at Rainbow Springs and performing sheep and dogs at the <span>Agrodome</span>. Your afternoon is free to enjoy the many activities available.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Day 13:</strong> <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span><span>Rotorua</span> – <span>Waitomo</span> – Auckland</span></span><br /><span>Travel to <span>Waitomo</span> for a tour of the limestone caves. Cruise below a galaxy of glowworms. Continue north alongside the <span>Waikato</span> River to Auckland. You arrive late afternoon.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Tour Inclusions:</strong><br />• Transport<br />• 12 nights accommodation<br />• Transfers within journey<br />• Milford Sound Cruise including lunch<br /><span>• Skyline Gondola - <span>Queenstown</span></span><br /><span>• <span>TranzAlpine</span> Train Journey</span><br />• TranzCoastal Train Journey<br /><span>• <span>Interislander</span> Ferry</span><br />• Wellington City Tour<br /><span>• Maori <span>Hangi</span> &amp; Concert</span><br />• Te Puia Geothermal Experience<br />• Rainbow Springs<br /><span>• <span>Agrodome</span> Sheep Show</span><br />• Waitomo Glowworm Caves</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><br /><em><span>Your tour bonus is on day 1 with a <span>Speights</span> Brewery Tour.</span></em></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="5"> <hr /> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td mce_style="background-color: #3399ff;" colspan="5" class="roomtypes" style="background-color: #3399ff;" align="left"><span style="color: #ffffff;"><b><strong>10 Days Essential New Zealand</strong></b></span></td> </tr> <tr> <!-- <td mce_style="background-color: #ffffec;" style="background-color: #ffffec;" valign="top" align="left"> <div _mce_tmp="1"><a href="images/stories/on-yer-bike/2-hour-quad.jpg" title="2 Hour Bush'n'Bog Track" class="jcepopup"><img src="images/stories/on-yer-bike/1-hour-quad.jpg" alt="1-hour-quad" width="106" /></a></div> <div _mce_tmp="1"><a href="images/stories/on-yer-bike/1-hour-quad.jpg" title="1 Hour Enchanted Forest Track"><img src="images/zoom.jpg" alt="Click to Zoom" width="106" /></a></div> </td> --> <td mce_style="background-color: #ffffec;" colspan="3" style="background-color: #ffffec; width: 90%;" align="left" valign="top"> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Day 1:</strong> <span style="text-decoration: underline;">Christchurch - Dunedin</span><br /><span>Travel south across the Canterbury Plains through seaside <span>Timaru</span> and historic <span>Oamaru</span> to Dunedin, the “Edinburgh of the South”. Arrive early afternoon. Stay 1 night in Dunedin. Please note, no&nbsp; commentary is provided on this journey. Consider staying an extra day.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Day 2:</strong> <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span>Dunedin - Te <span>Anau</span></span></span><br /><span>This morning is free for optional tours. Continue across the rolling hill country of South <span>Otago</span> and <span>Southland</span>. After the farming community of Gore, head across the <span>Waimea</span> plains towards <span>Fiordland</span>.</span><br /><span>Stay 1 night in Te <span>Anau</span>.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Day 3:</strong> <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span>Te <span>Anau</span> - Milford Sound - <span>Queenstown</span></span></span><br /><span>Pass through pristine beech forests and the Homer Tunnel to view the majesty of Mitre Peak and Bowen Falls while enjoying lunch aboard a cruise on the Sound. Depart Milford Sound back to Te <span>Anau</span>, then turn north, following the dramatic southern shores of Lake <span>Wakatipu</span> to reach <span>Queenstown</span>. Stay 3 nights in <span>Queenstown</span>.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Days 4 &amp; 5:</strong> <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span>At <span>Queenstown</span></span></span><br /><span>Two full days for you to enjoy this fabulous alpine resort. We have included the Skyline Gondola in your tour. There are dozens of optional activities from thrilling jet boat rides to leisurely lake cruises, 4WD safaris and <span>bungy</span> jumping.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Day 6:</strong> <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span><span>Queenstown</span> - Mt Cook - Christchurch</span></span><br /><span>Travel through the <span>Kawarau</span> Gorge&nbsp; with it’s historic gold mines, then past the stone fruit growing area of Cromwell to the <span>Lindis</span> Pass. Cross the spectacular Mackenzie Country bound by the Southern&nbsp; Alps to the glacial lakes and into the Mt Cook National Park. Optional lunch at the Hermitage or perhaps a scenic flight.&nbsp; Continue north through <span>Burkes</span> Pass, Fairlie and Geraldine to Christchurch Arriving early evening.&nbsp; Stay 1 night in Christchurch.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Day 7:</strong> <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span>Christchurch - <span>Picton</span> - Wellington</span></span><br /><span>Take the <span>TranzCoastal</span> train to <span>Picton</span>. Cross Cook Strait by ferry to reach the North Island. Stay 1 night in Wellington.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Day 8:</strong> <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span>Wellington - <span>Rotorua</span></span></span><br /><span>Travel north to <span>Rotorua</span>, steeped in Maori culture and history. Tonight&nbsp; enjoy a Maori <span>Hangi</span> (feast) and concert. Stay 2 nights in <span>Rotorua</span>.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Day 9:</strong> <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span>At <span>Rotorua</span></span></span><br /><span>This morning see the famous sites of <span>Rotorua</span>. Your afternoon is free.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Day 10:</strong> <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span><span>Rotorua</span> - <span>Waitomo</span> - Auckland</span></span><br /><span>Travel to <span>Waitomo</span> for a unique underground tour. Continue north alongside the <span>Waikato</span> River to Auckland.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Inclusions:</strong></p> <li style="text-align: justify;">Transport</li> <li style="text-align: justify;"> <div style="text-align: left;"><span>8&nbsp;Nights Accommodation</span></div> </li> <li style="text-align: justify;"> <div style="text-align: left;">Transfers with journey</div> </li> <li style="text-align: justify;"> <div style="text-align: left;"><span><span>Waitomo</span> Glow Worm Caves</span></div> </li> <li style="text-align: justify;"> <div style="text-align: left;">Rotorua Trout Springs</div> </li> <li style="text-align: justify;"> <div style="text-align: left;">Thermal ares and geysers</div> </li> <li style="text-align: justify;"> <div style="text-align: left;"><span><span>Agrodome</span> sheep show</span></div> </li> <li style="text-align: justify;"> <div style="text-align: left;"><span>Cruise from Wellington to <span>Picton</span> through Marlborough Sounds</span></div> </li> <li style="text-align: justify;"> <div style="text-align: left;">The TranzCostal train</div> </li> <li style="text-align: justify;"> <div style="text-align: left;">Skyline Gondola</div> </li> <li style="text-align: justify;">Milford Sound and cruise</li> </td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="5"> <hr /> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="color: #808080;"><strong>Product:</strong></span><br /><span style="color: #808080;">Information displayed on these pages are representative of products and services available through ANZCRO. ANZCRO does not take responsibility for failure of any individual products or services to provide accurate information, or for the accuracy of photographs supplied by the product/service providers for use in these pages.</span></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3"></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3"></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3"></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3"></td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3"></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3"> <table style="width: 90%;" border="0"> <tbody> </tbody> </table> <table> <tbody> </tbody> </table> <table> <tbody> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table></div> <div class="feed-description"><table id="product" border="0" cellpadding="5"> <tbody> <tr> <td colspan="2"><b><span mce_style="font-size: medium;" style="font-size: medium;"><span>Thrifty Tours New Zealand</span></span></b></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="td_left" style="text-align: justify;" align="left" valign="top"><span>Thrifty Tours offers a comprehensive selection of flexible New Zealand coach tours departing daily. Thrifty tours meets the needs of the traveller seeking the advantages of an independent holiday with the security of a well planned, <span>pre</span>-booked <span>itinerary</span>. Tours are designed to enable you to visit New <span>Zealand's</span> finest attractions and cities.</span></td> <td rowspan="4" class="td_right" style="background-color: #f6f6f6; width: 25%;" align="left" valign="top"> <p style="text-align: left;"><b>Location:&nbsp;</b><span>120 Albert Street, Auckland.</span><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="text-align: left;"><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="text-align: left;"><strong>Departures:&nbsp;</strong>All tours depart daily.<strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p style="text-align: left;"><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p style="text-align: left;"><strong>Food and Beverage: </strong><span>Breakfast can be included, see individual tour pricing. Dinner prices are available on application. Some tours include a buffet or picnic lunch, see tour itineraries for details.</span></p> <p style="text-align: left;"><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="text-align: left;"><strong>Transfers:&nbsp;</strong><span><span>Arrival transfers are not included in your holiday itinerary. Please ask at the time of booking if you would like to add <span>pre</span> or post tour package.</span></span><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p style="text-align: left;"><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p style="text-align: left;"><strong>Child Ages:</strong>&nbsp;2 to 11 years.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td class="td_left" align="left" valign="top"> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <!-- <td>{artsexylightbox singleImage="images/stories/on-yer-bike/entrance.jpg" path="images/stories/on-yer-bike" previewHeight="130"}{/artsexylightbox}</td> <td>{artsexylightbox singleImage="images/stories/on-yer-bike/1-hour-quad.jpg" path="images/stories/on-yer-bike" previewHeight="130"}{/artsexylightbox}</td> <td>{artsexylightbox singleImage="images/stories/on-yer-bike/go-kart-1-hour.jpg" path="images/stories/on-yer-bike" previewHeight="130"}{/artsexylightbox}</td> --> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> <tr> <!-- <td class="td_left" valign="top" align="left"><img src="images/imagegallery.jpg" alt="Click above to open the image gallery" /></td> --> </tr> <tr> <td class="td_left" align="left" valign="top"> <p><span mce_style="font-size: small;" style="font-size: small;"><b>&nbsp;</b></span></p> <hr /> <p> </p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><b>Help Notes: </b></span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Touring Wallet<br /></strong>You will receive an informative Touring Wallet containing brochures, detailed maps, comprehensive itinerary and a host of other useful information.<strong><br /></strong><strong>Group Travel<br /></strong><span>Our unique arrangements with New <span>Zealand's</span> most comprehensive transport system combined with our specially negotiated rates with the accommodation industry enable us to provide you with many advantages for your Group Tour either on scheduled services or chartered coaches.</span><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong><span><span>Pre</span> &amp; Post Tour Arrangements</span></strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Pre &amp; Post Tour Packages with a meet and greet service can be arranged and&nbsp;including transfers and&nbsp;1 nights accommodation.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Additional Nights - Available at any destination<br /></strong><span>Add an extra night at a competitive rate. To extend your tour, advise your consultant at the time of booking. Popular destinations for additional nights are Auckland, Christchurch, Glaciers, Wellington, <span>Rotorua</span> and Dunedin. We also recommend that travellers spend extra nights before and after a tour to explore the gateway cities, as each has its own unique attractions, please enquire for more details.</span><b>&nbsp;</b></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><b>Payment Terms</b> A non refundable deposit of $200 per person must be received by us within 7 days. Full payment must be received 30 days prior to departure.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Included in your tour:</strong></p> <ul style="text-align: justify;"> <li><span>Transport throughout by coach, train or ferry (using scheduled services)&nbsp;</span></li> <li>Full commentary provided by experienced drivers</li> <li>Accommodation on a twin share basis (extra nights &amp; Single Room option also available at additional cost)</li> <li><span>Sightseeing activities unless stated as optional</span></li> <li>FREE Bonus offers </li> <li>Daily departures with no minimum passenger numbers</li> <li><span>Touring routes designed to utilise time efficiently</span></li> <li>Comprehensive touring wallet on arrival into New Zealand</li> </ul> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em><span>Please note: these tours are not fully escorted coach tours. <span>Pre</span> &amp; Post tour transfers and accommodation can also be arranged at additional cost.</span></em></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="2"> <p style="text-align: justify;"> </p> <hr /> <strong><span>Tour Accommodation:</span></strong> <p> </p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> </p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span>All accommodation has been chosen to fit our criteria of centrally located and guest services provided. All accommodation providers are fully informed of your travel arrangements and are happy to provide support and information.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> </p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span>All tours offer a choice of&nbsp;four levels of accommodation, to suit&nbsp;four different budgets and holiday styles.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Tourist Motel: </strong>Stay at centrally located motels.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Bronze:</strong><span>Clean, comfortable, value for money accommodation properties are <span>Qualmark</span> endorsed, ratings would be approximately 3 star and 3 star plus.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Silver</strong><span>: Tourist Properties with full facilities on site. If properties are <span>Qualmark</span> <span>endorsed</span>, ratings would be approx 3 star plus and 4 star.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Gold:</strong><span>First class tourist properties providing excellent locations and services. If properties are <span>Qualmark</span> endorsed, rating would be 4 star and 5 star.</span></p> <p style="text-align: left;"> </p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="2" class="td_left" align="left"> <table id="rooms_table" style="width: 90%;" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td colspan="2" class="td_left" align="left"><strong>Available Activities</strong>:</td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="3"> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td mce_style="background-color: #3399ff;" colspan="5" class="roomtypes" style="background-color: #3399ff;" align="left"><b><span mce_style="color: #ffffff;" style="color: #ffffff;"><strong><span>6 Days Trains, <span>Fiords</span> &amp; Glaciers</span></strong></span></b></td> </tr> <tr> <!-- <td mce_style="background-color: #ffffec;" style="background-color: #ffffec;" valign="top" align="left"> <div _mce_tmp="1"><a href="images/stories/on-yer-bike/2-hour-quad.jpg" title="2 Hour Bush'n'Bog Track" class="jcepopup"><img src="images/stories/on-yer-bike/1-hour-quad.jpg" alt="1-hour-quad" width="106" /></a></div> <div _mce_tmp="1"><a href="images/stories/on-yer-bike/1-hour-quad.jpg" title="1 Hour Enchanted Forest Track"><img src="images/zoom.jpg" alt="Click to Zoom" width="106" /></a></div> </td> --> <td mce_style="background-color: #ffffec;" colspan="3" style="background-color: #ffffec; width: 90%;" align="left" valign="top"> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span>Spoil yourself with a trip to beautiful Fiords, stunning glaciers and the best scenic rail routes of New Zealand’s South Island.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Day 1:</strong> <span style="text-decoration: underline;">Christchurch – Dunedin</span><br /><span>Travel south across the Canterbury Plains through seaside <span>Timaru</span>, and historic <span>Oamaru</span> to Dunedin, the “Edinburgh of the South”. Arrive early afternoon. Stay 1 night in Dunedin.</span><br />Please note, no commentary is provided on this journey.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Day 2:</strong> <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span>Dunedin – <span>Taieri</span> Gorge – <span>Queenstown</span></span></span><br /><span>This morning is at your leisure for optional sightseeing. Board the <span>Taieri</span> Gorge train to <span>Pukerangi</span> where you join your coach to <span>Queenstown</span>. Arrive in the evening. Stay 3 nights in <span>Queenstown</span>.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Day 3:</strong> <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span><span>Queenstown</span> – Milford Sound – <span>Queenstown</span></span></span><br /><span>Pass through pristine beech forests and the Homer Tunnel to view the majesty of Mitre Peak and Bowen Falls, while enjoying lunch on board a cruise on the Sound. Depart Milford Sound back to Te <span>Anau</span>, then head north, following the dramatic southern shores of Lake <span>Wakatipu</span> to reach <span>Queenstown</span>.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Day 4:</strong> <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span>At <span>Queenstown</span></span></span><br /><span>Today is free for you to enjoy this fabulous alpine resort – we have included the Skyline Gondola in your tour. There are many optional activities, from thrilling jet boat rides to leisurely lake cruises, 4WD safaris and <span>bungy</span> jumping.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Day 5:</strong> <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span><span>Queenstown</span> – Glaciers</span></span><br /><span>Travel north through dense <span>rainforest</span> broken by rugged coastal vistas towards the glaciers. A shuttle will take you to view one of these massive rivers of ice. Stay 1 night in Franz Josef or Fox Glacier townships.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Day 6:</strong> <span style="text-decoration: underline;">Glaciers – Christchurch</span><br /><span>Travel north past <span>Hokitika</span>, to <span>Greymouth</span>. Board the renowned <span>TranzAlpine</span> train and travel through the <span>Otira</span> Tunnel, over Arthur’s Pass and across the Canterbury Plains to Christchurch, arriving early evening.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Tour Inclusions:</strong><br />• Transport<br />• 5 nights accommodation<br />• Transfers within journey<br /><span>• <span>Taieri</span> Gorge Train Journey</span><br />• Milford Sound Cruise including lunch<br /><span>• Skyline Gondola - <span>Queenstown</span></span><br />• Franz Josef or Fox Glacier viewing<br /><span>• <span>TranzAlpine</span> Train Journey</span></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="5"> <hr /> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td mce_style="background-color: #3399ff;" colspan="5" class="roomtypes" style="background-color: #3399ff;" align="left"><span style="color: #ffffff;"><b><strong><span>7 Day <span>Glacierland</span></span></strong></b></span></td> </tr> <tr> <!-- <td mce_style="background-color: #ffffec;" style="background-color: #ffffec;" valign="top" align="left"> <div _mce_tmp="1"><a href="images/stories/on-yer-bike/2-hour-quad.jpg" title="2 Hour Bush'n'Bog Track" class="jcepopup"><img src="images/stories/on-yer-bike/1-hour-quad.jpg" alt="1-hour-quad" width="106" /></a></div> <div _mce_tmp="1"><a href="images/stories/on-yer-bike/1-hour-quad.jpg" title="1 Hour Enchanted Forest Track"><img src="images/zoom.jpg" alt="Click to Zoom" width="106" /></a></div> </td> --> <td mce_style="background-color: #ffffec;" colspan="3" style="background-color: #ffffec; width: 90%;" align="left" valign="top"> <p style="text-align: justify;">Begin your journey traversing the island by rail and continue on to see for yourself the contrasting scenery of the East and West Coasts.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Day 1:</strong> <span style="text-decoration: underline;">Christchurch – Glaciers</span><br /><span>Aboard the renowned <span>TranzAlpine</span> train cross the Canterbury Plains to the mountains, where Arthur’s Pass leads to the West Coast. From <span>Greymouth</span>, continue by coach along the coastal plain. Stay 2 nights in Franz Josef or Fox Glacier townships.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Day 2:</strong> <span style="text-decoration: underline;">At the Glaciers</span><br />A whole day is available for optional excursions on the glaciers for bush walks, or simply to soak up the beauty of snow-capped mountains contrasting with the deep greens of native bush.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Day 3:</strong> <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span>Glaciers – <span>Queenstown</span></span></span><br /><span>Continue south into dense <span>rainforest</span> broken by rugged coastal vistas. Reach Lake <span>Wanaka</span> in the early afternoon. Continue through the rugged <span>Kawarau</span> Gorge to <span>Queenstown</span>. Stay 2 nights in <span>Queenstown</span>.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Day 4:</strong> <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span>At <span>Queenstown</span></span></span><br /><span>Today is free for you to enjoy this fabulous alpine resort - we have included the Skyline Gondola in your tour. There are many optional activities, from thrilling jet boat rides to leisurely lake cruises, 4WD safaris and <span>bungy</span> jumping. This evening enjoy the Kiwi <span>Haka</span> Cultural show.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Day 5:</strong> <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span><span>Queenstown</span> – Milford Sound – Te <span>Anau</span></span></span><br /><span>A full day taking in the wonders of Milford and Mitre Peak, while enjoying lunch aboard a cruise on the Sound, returning to Te <span>Anau</span> by evening. Stay 1 night in Te <span>Anau</span>.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Day 6:</strong> <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span>Te <span>Anau</span> – Dunedin</span></span><br /><span>This morning cross the rolling hill country of <span>Southland</span> and South <span>Otago</span> to Dunedin, the “Edinburgh of the South”. Stay 1 night in Dunedin.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Day 7:</strong> <span style="text-decoration: underline;">Dunedin – Christchurch</span><br /><span>Travel north through historic <span>Oamaru</span> and seaside <span>Timaru</span>, then across the Canterbury Plains to Christchurch, arriving early evening. Please note, no commentary is provided on this journey.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Tour Inclusions:</strong><br />• Transport<br />• 6 nights accommodation<br />• Transfers within journey<br /><span>• <span>TranzAlpine</span> Train Journey</span><br /><span>• Skyline Gondola - <span>Queenstown</span></span><br />• Milford Sound Cruise including lunch</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>&nbsp;</em></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em><span>Your tour bonus is on day 4 with a Kiwi <span>Haka</span> Cultural show.</span></em></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="5"> <hr /> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td mce_style="background-color: #3399ff;" colspan="5" class="roomtypes" style="background-color: #3399ff;" align="left"><span style="color: #ffffff;"><b><strong>6 Day Northern Express</strong></b></span></td> </tr> <tr> <!-- <td mce_style="background-color: #ffffec;" style="background-color: #ffffec;" valign="top" align="left"> <div _mce_tmp="1"><a href="images/stories/on-yer-bike/2-hour-quad.jpg" title="2 Hour Bush'n'Bog Track" class="jcepopup"><img src="images/stories/on-yer-bike/1-hour-quad.jpg" alt="1-hour-quad" width="106" /></a></div> <div _mce_tmp="1"><a href="images/stories/on-yer-bike/1-hour-quad.jpg" title="1 Hour Enchanted Forest Track"><img src="images/zoom.jpg" alt="Click to Zoom" width="106" /></a></div> </td> --> <td mce_style="background-color: #ffffec;" colspan="3" style="background-color: #ffffec; width: 90%;" align="left" valign="top"> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span>This tour of the north has it all; stunning scenery, <span>Overlander</span> Train journey, cultural experiences and wine tasting.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Day 1:</strong> <span style="text-decoration: underline;">Auckland – Wellington</span><br /><span>Board the <span>Overlander</span> train for a full day journey from Auckland to Wellington. *Please note, over winter the <span>Overlander</span> train schedule is decreased - in this situation an express coach will replace the train. Follow the <span>Waikato</span> River southwards, negotiate the <span>Raurimu</span> Spiral, skirt around Mt <span>Ruapehu</span> and then descend from the Central Plateau to the <span>Kapiti</span> Coast and Wellington. Stay 2 nights in Wellington.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Day 2:</strong> <span style="text-decoration: underline;">At Wellington</span><br />A morning tour of the city will take in the Parliament Buildings, Old St Paul’s Cathedral, Mt Victoria and an optional ride on the cable car. This afternoon enjoy your guided tour of Te Papa.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Day 3:</strong> <span style="text-decoration: underline;">Wellington – Napier</span><br /><span>Board your coach and travel via Palmerston North and the <span>Manawatu</span> Gorge to the vineyards of the <span>Hawkes</span> Bay. You will be met and taken on a tour of the vineyards and the Napier district. Stay 1 night in Napier.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Day 4:</strong> <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span>Napier – <span>Rotorua</span></span></span><br /><span>This morning is free to explore the art deco city. Continue across the plains to Lake <span>Taupo</span> then north past the steam fields of <span>Wairakei</span> to <span>Rotorua</span>, steeped in Maori culture and history.&nbsp; Stay 2 nights in <span>Rotorua</span>.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Day 5:</strong> <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span>At <span>Rotorua</span></span></span><br /><span>This morning see roaring geysers and boiling mud pools at Te <span>Puia</span> thermal area, tame trout at Rainbow Springs and performing sheep and dogs at the <span>Agrodome</span>. Your afternoon is free, there are many activities to enjoy. Tonight enjoy a Maori <span>Hangi</span> (feast) and concert</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Day 6:</strong> <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span><span>Rotorua</span> – <span>Waitomo</span> – Auckland</span></span><br /><span>Travel to <span>Waitomo</span> for a tour of the limestone caves. Cruise below a galaxy of glowworms. Continue north alongside the <span>Waikato</span> River to Auckland. You arrive late afternoon.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Tour Inclusions:</strong><br />• Transport<br />• 5 nights accommodation<br />• Transfers within journey<br /><span>• <span>Overlander</span> Train Journey</span><br />• Wellington City Tour<br />• Napier Wine Tour<br /><span>• Maori <span>Hangi</span> &amp; Concert</span><br />• Te Puia Geothermal Experience<br />• Rainbow Springs<br /><span>• <span>Agrodome</span> Sheep Show</span><br />• Waitomo Glowworm Caves</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>&nbsp;</em></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Your tour bonus is on day 2 with an ‘Introducing Te Papa’ guided tour of the Museum of New Zealand.</em></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="5"> <hr /> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td mce_style="background-color: #3399ff;" colspan="5" class="roomtypes" style="background-color: #3399ff;" align="left"><span style="color: #ffffff;"><b><strong><span>2 Day Classic <span>Rotorua</span></span></strong></b></span></td> </tr> <tr> <!-- <td mce_style="background-color: #ffffec;" style="background-color: #ffffec;" valign="top" align="left"> <div _mce_tmp="1"><a href="images/stories/on-yer-bike/2-hour-quad.jpg" title="2 Hour Bush'n'Bog Track" class="jcepopup"><img src="images/stories/on-yer-bike/1-hour-quad.jpg" alt="1-hour-quad" width="106" /></a></div> <div _mce_tmp="1"><a href="images/stories/on-yer-bike/1-hour-quad.jpg" title="1 Hour Enchanted Forest Track"><img src="images/zoom.jpg" alt="Click to Zoom" width="106" /></a></div> </td> --> <td mce_style="background-color: #ffffec;" colspan="3" style="background-color: #ffffec; width: 90%;" align="left" valign="top"> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span>Indulge yourself in the rich culture of New Zealand’s Maori heritage, including a traditional <span>hangi</span> and concert.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Day 1:</strong> <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span>Auckland – <span>Waitomo</span> – <span>Rotorua</span></span></span><br />Reporting time 7.45 am.&nbsp; Departs from Sky City Coach Terminal at 8.15 am<br /><span>Travel south through lush <span>Waikato</span> farmland to <span>Waitomo</span> Caves for a boat ride under a galaxy of glowworms. Continue east to <span>Rotorua</span>, steeped in Maori culture and history. Tonight enjoy a Maori <span>Hangi</span> (feast) and concert. Stay 1 night in <span>Rotorua</span>.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Day 2:</strong> <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span><span>Rotorua</span> – Auckland</span></span><br /><span>This morning see roaring geysers and boiling mud pools at the thermal area, tame trout at the springs and performing sheep and dogs at the <span>Agrodome</span>. This afternoon return to</span><br />Auckland, arriving in the evening.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Tour Inclusions:</strong><br />• Transport<br />• 1 night accommodation<br />• Transfers within journey<br /><span>• <span>Waitomo</span> Glowworm Caves</span><br />• Maori Hangi &amp; Concert<br /><span>• Te <span>Puia</span> Geothermal Experience</span><br />• Rainbow Springs<br /><span>• <span>Agrodome</span> Sheep Show</span></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="5"> <hr /> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td mce_style="background-color: #3399ff;" colspan="5" class="roomtypes" style="background-color: #3399ff;" align="left"><span style="color: #ffffff;"><b><b>3 Days Lake Discovery&nbsp;</b></b></span></td> </tr> <tr> <!-- <td mce_style="background-color: #ffffec;" style="background-color: #ffffec;" valign="top" align="left"> <div _mce_tmp="1"><a href="images/stories/on-yer-bike/2-hour-quad.jpg" title="2 Hour Bush'n'Bog Track" class="jcepopup"><img src="images/stories/on-yer-bike/1-hour-quad.jpg" alt="1-hour-quad" width="106" /></a></div> <div _mce_tmp="1"><a href="images/stories/on-yer-bike/1-hour-quad.jpg" title="1 Hour Enchanted Forest Track"><img src="images/zoom.jpg" alt="Click to Zoom" width="106" /></a></div> </td> --> <td mce_style="background-color: #ffffec;" colspan="3" style="background-color: #ffffec; width: 90%;" align="left" valign="top"> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span><span>Rotorua</span> and <span>Taupo</span>, famous for their spectacular lakes and the mighty <span>Huka</span> Falls.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Day 1:</strong> <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span>Auckland – <span>Waitomo</span> – <span>Rotorua</span></span></span><br />Reporting time 7.45 am.&nbsp; Departs from the Sky City Coach Terminal at 8.15 am</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span>Travel south through lush <span>Waikato</span> farmland to <span>Waitomo</span> Caves for a boat ride under a galaxy of glowworms. Enjoy your picnic lunch which is served <span>on-board</span> as you continue east to <span>Rotorua</span>, steeped in Maori culture and history. Tonight enjoy a Maori <span>Hangi</span> (feast) and concert. Stay 1 night in <span>Rotorua</span>.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Day 2:</strong> <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span><span>Rotorua</span> – <span>Taupo</span></span></span><br /><span>This morning see roaring geysers and boiling mud pools at Te <span>Puia</span> thermal area, tame trout at Rainbow Springs and performing sheep and dogs at the <span>Agrodome</span>. This afternoon drive south past the steam fields of <span>Wairakei</span> to Lake <span>Taupo</span> in the centre of the North Island. Stay 1 night in <span>Taupo</span>.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Day 3:</strong> <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span><span>Taupo</span> – Auckland</span></span><br /><span>A guided tour will take you to the mighty <span>Huka</span> Falls, <span>Wairakei</span>, the <span>Aratiatia</span> Rapids and the Craters of the Moon. In the afternoon you drive via Cambridge and Hamilton on your return journey to Auckland, arriving in the evening.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Tour Inclusions:</strong><br />• Transport<br />• 2 nights accommodation<br />• Transfers within journey<br /><span>• <span>Waitomo</span> Glowworm Caves</span><br />• Maori Hangi &amp; Concert<br /><span>• Te <span>Puia</span> Geothermal Experience</span><br />• Rainbow Springs<br /><span>• <span>Agrodome</span> Sheep Show</span><br />• Taupo Highlights Tour</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>&nbsp;</em></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Your tour bonus is on day 1 with a picnic lunch included.</em></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="5"> <hr /> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td mce_style="background-color: #3399ff;" colspan="5" class="roomtypes" style="background-color: #3399ff;" align="left"><span style="color: #ffffff;"><b><strong>4 Day Look North</strong></b></span></td> </tr> <tr> <!-- <td mce_style="background-color: #ffffec;" style="background-color: #ffffec;" valign="top" align="left"> <div _mce_tmp="1"><a href="images/stories/on-yer-bike/2-hour-quad.jpg" title="2 Hour Bush'n'Bog Track" class="jcepopup"><img src="images/stories/on-yer-bike/1-hour-quad.jpg" alt="1-hour-quad" width="106" /></a></div> <div _mce_tmp="1"><a href="images/stories/on-yer-bike/1-hour-quad.jpg" title="1 Hour Enchanted Forest Track"><img src="images/zoom.jpg" alt="Click to Zoom" width="106" /></a></div> </td> --> <td mce_style="background-color: #ffffec;" colspan="3" style="background-color: #ffffec; width: 90%;" align="left" valign="top"> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span>Join the <span>TranzCoastal</span> Train and head north to experience the sights, sounds and tastes that both of New Zealand’s major islands have to offer.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Day 1:</strong> <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span>Christchurch – <span>Picton</span> – Wellington</span></span><br /><span>The <span>TranzCoastal</span> train passes through North Canterbury sheep country along the spectacular coastline between the <span>Kaikoura</span> Ranges and the Pacific, before turning inland to <span>Picton</span> and the Marlborough Sounds. Cross Cook Strait by ferry to reach the North Island. Stay 1 night in Wellington.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Day 2:</strong> <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span>Wellington – <span>Rotorua</span></span></span><br /><span>Travel north along the rugged <span>Kapiti</span> coastline, to the fertile plains of the <span>Manawatu</span>. Cross the volcanic landscape of the Desert Road, past the majestic peaks of <span>Tongariro</span>,<span>Ngauruhoe</span> and <span>Ruapehu</span>. Skirt Lake <span>Taupo</span> to the resort town of <span>Taupo</span> nestled on it’s northern shores. Pass <span>Wairakei</span> - wreathed by steam to reach <span>Rotorua</span>, steeped in Maori culture and history. Tonight enjoy a Maori <span>Hangi</span> (feast) and concert. Stay 2 nights in <span>Rotorua</span>.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Day 3:</strong> <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span>At <span>Rotorua</span></span></span><br /><span>This morning see roaring geysers and boiling mud pools at the thermal area, tame trout at the springs and performing sheep and dogs at the <span>Agrodome</span>. This afternoon enjoy your lunch at Skyline Restaurant including gondola.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Day 4:</strong> <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span><span>Rotorua</span> – <span>Waitomo</span> – Auckland</span></span><br /><span>Travel to <span>Waitomo</span> for a tour of the limestone caves. Cruise below a galaxy of glowworms. Continue north alongside the <span>Waikato</span> River to Auckland. You arrive late afternoon.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Tour Inclusions:</strong><br />• Transport<br />• 3 nights accommodation<br />• Transfers within journey<br /><span>• <span>TranzCoastal</span> Train Journey</span><br />• Interislander Ferry<br /><span>• Maori <span>Hangi</span> &amp; Concert</span><br />• Te Puia Geothermal Experience<br />• Rainbow Springs<br /><span>• <span>Agrodome</span> Sheep Show</span><br />• Waitomo Glowworm Caves</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>&nbsp;</em></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Your tour bonus is on day 3 with a lunch at Skyline Restaurant including gondola.</em></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="5"> <hr /> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td mce_style="background-color: #3399ff;" colspan="5" class="roomtypes" style="background-color: #3399ff;" align="left"><span style="color: #ffffff;"><b><strong>4 Day Look South</strong></b></span></td> </tr> <tr> <!-- <td mce_style="background-color: #ffffec;" style="background-color: #ffffec;" valign="top" align="left"> <div _mce_tmp="1"><a href="images/stories/on-yer-bike/2-hour-quad.jpg" title="2 Hour Bush'n'Bog Track" class="jcepopup"><img src="images/stories/on-yer-bike/1-hour-quad.jpg" alt="1-hour-quad" width="106" /></a></div> <div _mce_tmp="1"><a href="images/stories/on-yer-bike/1-hour-quad.jpg" title="1 Hour Enchanted Forest Track"><img src="images/zoom.jpg" alt="Click to Zoom" width="106" /></a></div> </td> --> <td mce_style="background-color: #ffffec;" colspan="3" style="background-color: #ffffec; width: 90%;" align="left" valign="top"> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span>See the very best of the north en-route to the south, including the <span>Interislander</span> Ferry and <span>TranzCoastal</span> Train.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Day 1:</strong> <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span>Auckland – <span>Waitomo</span> – <span>Rotorua</span></span></span><br />Reporting time 7.45 am.&nbsp; Departs at 8.15 am.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span>Travel south through lush <span>Waikato</span> farmland to <span>Waitomo</span> Caves for a boat ride under a galaxy of glowworms. Continue east to <span>Rotorua</span>, steeped in Maori culture and history. Tonight enjoy a Maori <span>Hangi</span> (feast) and concert. Stay 2 nights in <span>Rotorua</span>.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Day 2:</strong> <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span>At <span>Rotorua</span></span></span><br /><span>This morning see roaring geysers, boiling mud pools at Te <span>Puia</span> thermal area, tame trout at Rainbow Springs and performing sheep and dogs at the <span>Agrodome</span>. This afternoon enjoy lunch at Skyline Restaurant including Gondola.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Day 3:</strong> <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span><span>Rotorua</span> – Wellington</span></span><br /><span>Drive south to <span>Wairakei</span> - wreathed by steam, then to <span>Taupo</span>. Skirt Lake <span>Taupo</span>, and cross the volcanic landscape of the Desert Road past the majestic peaks of <span>Tongariro</span>, <span>Ngauruhoe</span> and <span>Ruapehu</span>. Continue across the fertile plains of the <span>Manawatu</span> and along the rugged <span>Kapiti</span> coastline to Wellington. Stay 1 night in Wellington.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Day 4:</strong> <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span>Wellington – <span>Picton</span> – Christchurch</span></span><br /><span>Cross Cook Strait by ferry, to the Marlborough Sounds and <span>Picton</span>. The <span>TranzCoastal</span> train skims the spectacular coastline between the <span>Kaikoura</span> Ranges and the Pacific. Continue through North Canterbury sheep country to Christchurch arriving in the evening.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Tour Inclusions:</strong><br />• Transport<br />• 3 nights accommodation<br />• Transfers within journey<br /><span>• <span>Waitomo</span> Glowworm Caves</span><br />• Maori Hangi &amp; Concert<br /><span>• Te <span>Puia</span> Geothermal Experience</span><br />• Rainbow Springs<br /><span>• <span>Agrodome</span> Sheep Show</span><br />• Interislander Ferry<br /><span>• <span>TranzCoastal</span> Train journey</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>&nbsp;</em></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Your tour bonus is on day 2&nbsp; with a lunch at Skyline Restaurant including Gondola.</em></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="5"> <hr /> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td mce_style="background-color: #3399ff;" colspan="5" class="roomtypes" style="background-color: #3399ff;" align="left"><span style="color: #ffffff;"><b><strong>5 Days Alpine Explorer</strong></b></span></td> </tr> <tr> <!-- <td mce_style="background-color: #ffffec;" style="background-color: #ffffec;" valign="top" align="left"> <div _mce_tmp="1"><a href="images/stories/on-yer-bike/2-hour-quad.jpg" title="2 Hour Bush'n'Bog Track" class="jcepopup"><img src="images/stories/on-yer-bike/1-hour-quad.jpg" alt="1-hour-quad" width="106" /></a></div> <div _mce_tmp="1"><a href="images/stories/on-yer-bike/1-hour-quad.jpg" title="1 Hour Enchanted Forest Track"><img src="images/zoom.jpg" alt="Click to Zoom" width="106" /></a></div> </td> --> <td mce_style="background-color: #ffffec;" colspan="3" style="background-color: #ffffec; width: 90%;" align="left" valign="top"> <p style="text-align: justify;">Just like a picture perfect postcard, take in all the sights that make the South Island so special.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Day 1:</strong> <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span>Christchurch – Mt Cook – <span>Queenstown</span></span></span><br /><span>Cross the Canterbury Plains into the Mt Cook National Park and through the spectacular Mackenzie Country to the <span>Lindis</span> Pass. Pass the stone fruit growing area of Cromwell and past the <span>Kawarau</span> Gorge with its historic gold mines to <span>Queenstown</span>. Stay 3 nights in <span>Queenstown</span>.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Day 2:</strong> <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span><span>Queenstown</span> – Milford Sound – <span>Queenstown</span></span></span><br /><span>A full day taking in the wonders of Milford and Mitre Peak, while enjoying lunch aboard a cruise on the Sound, returning to <span>Queenstown</span> by evening.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Day 3:</strong> <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span>At <span>Queenstown</span></span></span><br /><span>Today is free for you to enjoy this fabulous alpine resort - we have included the Skyline Gondola in your tour. There are dozens of optional activities from thrilling jet boat rides to leisurely lake cruises, 4WD safaris and <span>bungy</span> jumping.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Day 4:</strong> <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span><span>Queenstown</span> – Glaciers</span></span><br /><span>Travel to Cromwell and on through the Southern Lakes district to the <span>Haast</span> Pass. Travel north through dense <span>rainforest</span> broken by rugged coastal vistas towards the glaciers. A shuttle will take you to view one of these massive rivers of ice. Stay 1 night in Franz Josef or Fox Glacier townships.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Day 5:</strong> <span style="text-decoration: underline;">Glaciers – Christchurch</span><br /><span>Travel north past <span>Hokitika</span>, to <span>Greymouth</span>. Board the renowned <span>TranzAlpine</span> train and travel through the <span>Otira</span> Tunnel, over Arthur’s Pass and across the Canterbury Plains, arriving in Christchurch early evening.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Tour Inclusions:</strong><br />• Transport<br />• 4 nights accommodation<br />• Transfers within journey<br />• Mt Cook National Park<br />• Milford Sound Cruise including lunch<br /><span>• Skyline Gondola - <span>Queenstown</span></span><br />• Franz Josef or Fox Glacier viewing<br /><span>• <span>TranzAlpine</span> Train Journey</span></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="5" style="text-align: justify;"> <hr /> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td mce_style="background-color: #3399ff;" colspan="5" class="roomtypes" style="background-color: #3399ff;" align="left"><span style="color: #ffffff;"><b><strong>5 Days Lakeland Tour</strong></b></span></td> </tr> <tr> <!-- <td mce_style="background-color: #ffffec;" style="background-color: #ffffec;" valign="top" align="left"> <div _mce_tmp="1"><a href="images/stories/on-yer-bike/2-hour-quad.jpg" title="2 Hour Bush'n'Bog Track" class="jcepopup"><img src="images/stories/on-yer-bike/1-hour-quad.jpg" alt="1-hour-quad" width="106" /></a></div> <div _mce_tmp="1"><a href="images/stories/on-yer-bike/1-hour-quad.jpg" title="1 Hour Enchanted Forest Track"><img src="images/zoom.jpg" alt="Click to Zoom" width="106" /></a></div> </td> --> <td mce_style="background-color: #ffffec;" colspan="3" style="background-color: #ffffec; width: 90%;" align="left" valign="top"> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span>Focusing on the South Island, the <span>Lakeland</span> tour is an in-depth look at this beautiful part of New Zealand.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Day 1:</strong> <span style="text-decoration: underline;">Christchurch – Dunedin </span><br />Reporting time - 7.30 am, 123 Worcester Street - Christchurch<br />Departs - 8.00 am</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span>Travel south across the Canterbury Plains through seaside <span>Timaru</span> and historic <span>Oamaru</span> to Dunedin, the “Edinburgh of the South”. Arrive early afternoon. Stay 1 night in Dunedin.</span><br />Please note, no commentary is provided on this journey.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Day 2: </strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span>Dunedin – Te <span>Anau</span></span></span><br /><span>This morning is free for optional tours. Continue across the rolling hill country of South <span>Otago</span> and <span>Southland</span>. After the farming community of Gore, head across the <span>Waimea</span> Plains towards <span>Fiordland</span>. Stay 1 night in Te <span>Anau</span>.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Day 3:</strong> <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span>Te <span>Anau</span> – Milford Sound – <span>Queenstown</span></span></span><br /><span>Pass through pristine beech forests and the Homer Tunnel to view the majesty of Mitre Peak and Bowen Falls while enjoying lunch aboard a cruise on the Sound. Depart Milford Sound back to Te <span>Anau</span>, then turn north, following the dramatic southern shores of Lake <span>Wakatipu</span> to reach <span>Queenstown</span>. Stay 2 nights in <span>Queenstown</span>.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Day 4:</strong> <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span>At <span>Queenstown</span></span></span><br /><span>Today is free for you to enjoy this fabulous alpine resort. We have included the Skyline Gondola in your tour. There are dozens of optional activities as well, from thrilling jet boat rides to leisurely lake cruises, 4WD safaris and <span>bungy</span> jumping.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Day 5:</strong> <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span><span>Queenstown</span> – Christchurch</span></span><br /><span>Travel through the <span>Kawarau</span> Gorge with its historic gold mines, passing by spectacular scenery into <span>Tekapo</span>. Continue north through the Canterbury Plains arriving into Christchurch late afternoon.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Tour Inclusions:</strong><br />• Transport<br />• 4 nights accommodation<br />• Transfers within journey<br />• Milford Sound Cruise including lunch<br /><span>• Skyline Gondola - <span>Queenstown</span></span><br />• Mt Cook National Park<br />• Views of Mt Cook National Park</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="5"> <hr /> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td mce_style="background-color: #3399ff;" colspan="5" class="roomtypes" style="background-color: #3399ff;" align="left"><span style="color: #ffffff;"><b><strong>3 Days Bay Of Islands Leisurely</strong></b></span></td> </tr> <tr> <!-- <td mce_style="background-color: #ffffec;" style="background-color: #ffffec;" valign="top" align="left"> <div _mce_tmp="1"><a href="images/stories/on-yer-bike/2-hour-quad.jpg" title="2 Hour Bush'n'Bog Track" class="jcepopup"><img src="images/stories/on-yer-bike/1-hour-quad.jpg" alt="1-hour-quad" width="106" /></a></div> <div _mce_tmp="1"><a href="images/stories/on-yer-bike/1-hour-quad.jpg" title="1 Hour Enchanted Forest Track"><img src="images/zoom.jpg" alt="Click to Zoom" width="106" /></a></div> </td> --> <td mce_style="background-color: #ffffec;" colspan="3" style="background-color: #ffffec; width: 90%;" align="left" valign="top"> <p style="text-align: justify;">Visit the Bay of Islands, a year round destination and birthplace of our nation.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Day 1:</strong> <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span>Auckland – <span>Paihia</span></span></span><br /><span>Cross the <span>Waitemata</span> Harbour travelling north to <span>Whangarei</span> and <span>Paihia</span>. Upon arrival in <span>Paihia</span> visit the <span>Waitangi</span> Treaty Grounds. The afternoon is at your leisure for optional activities, such as a visit to quaint Russell. Stay 2 nights in <span>Paihia</span>.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Day 2:</strong> <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span><span>Paihia</span> – Cape <span>Reinga</span> – <span>Paihia</span></span></span><br /><span>A full day coach tour to Cape <span>Reinga</span>, via <span>Puketi</span> <span>Kauri</span> Forest, to view giant <span>Kauri</span> trees. Zoom along 90 Mile Beach, stop for sightseeing and refreshments (own expense).</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Day 3:</strong> <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span>Cruise, <span>Paihia</span> – Auckland</span></span><br />Enjoy a morning cruise amongst the many islands of the Bay and through the intriguing Hole in the Rock, dolphin watching en-route. Board your waiting coach and travel back to Auckland once more. Arrive in Auckland early evening.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Tour Inclusions:</strong><br />• Transport<br />• 2 nights accommodation<br />• Transfers within journey<br /><span>• <span>Waitangi</span> Treaty Grounds</span><br />• Cape Reinga Day Tour including 90 Mile Beach<br />• Hole in the Rock/Dolphin Cruise</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="5"> <hr /> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td mce_style="background-color: #3399ff;" colspan="5" class="roomtypes" style="background-color: #3399ff;" align="left"><span style="color: #ffffff;"><b><strong><span>5 Days Bay&nbsp;Of Islands&nbsp;&amp; <span>Rotorua</span> Combo</span></strong><b>&nbsp;</b></b></span></td> </tr> <tr> <!-- <td mce_style="background-color: #ffffec;" style="background-color: #ffffec;" valign="top" align="left"> <div _mce_tmp="1"><a href="images/stories/on-yer-bike/2-hour-quad.jpg" title="2 Hour Bush'n'Bog Track" class="jcepopup"><img src="images/stories/on-yer-bike/1-hour-quad.jpg" alt="1-hour-quad" width="106" /></a></div> <div _mce_tmp="1"><a href="images/stories/on-yer-bike/1-hour-quad.jpg" title="1 Hour Enchanted Forest Track"><img src="images/zoom.jpg" alt="Click to Zoom" width="106" /></a></div> </td> --> <td mce_style="background-color: #ffffec;" colspan="3" style="background-color: #ffffec; width: 90%;" align="left" valign="top"> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span>Experience our cultural heritage, past and present, amid the natural beauty of <span>Northland</span> and <span>Rotorua</span>.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Day 1:</strong> <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span>Auckland – <span>Paihia</span></span></span><br />Reporting time 7.45 am Departs at 8.20 am<br /><span>Travel north over the Harbour Bridge to <span>Paihia</span>. Upon arrival in <span>Paihia</span> visit the <span>Waitangi</span> Treaty Grounds. Cruise the Bay and through the intriguing Hole in the Rock. Stay 2 nights in <span>Paihia</span>.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Day 2:</strong> <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span><span>Paihia</span> – Cape <span>Reinga</span> – <span>Paihia</span></span></span><br /><span>Venture north to Cape <span>Reinga</span> via <span>Puketi</span> <span>Kauri</span> Forest, viewing giant <span>Kauri</span> trees, to where the Tasman Sea and Pacific Ocean meet. Travel along 90 Mile Beach, stop for sightseeing and refreshments (own expense).</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Day 3:</strong> <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span><span>Paihia</span> – Auckland – <span>Rotorua</span></span></span><br /><span>Return to Auckland and then travel through the <span>Waikato</span> Valley to <span>Rotorua</span>. Tonight you attend a fascinating Maori <span>hangi</span> (feast) and concert. Stay 2 nights in <span>Rotorua</span>.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Day 4:</strong> <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span>At <span>Rotorua</span></span></span><br /><span>This morning see roaring geysers, boiling mud pools at Te <span>Puia</span> thermal area, tame trout at Rainbow Springs and performing sheep and dogs at the <span>Agrodome</span>. This afternoon enjoy your Hells Gate Mud Bath and Spa (including facial mud pack).</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Day 5:</strong> <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span><span>Rotorua</span> – <span>Waitomo</span> – Auckland</span></span><br /><span>Travel to <span>Waitomo</span> for a tour of the limestone caves. Cruise below a galaxy of glowworms. Continue north via Hamilton and the <span>Waikato</span> River to Auckland once more. You arrive late afternoon.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Tour Inclusions:</strong><br />• Transport<br />• 4 nights accommodation<br />• Transfers within journey<br /><span>• <span>Waitangi</span> Treaty Grounds</span><br />• Hole in the Rock/Dolphin Cruise<br /><span>• Cape <span>Reinga</span> Day Tour including 90 Mile Beach</span><br />• Maori Hangi &amp; Concert<br /><span>• Te <span>Puia</span> Geothermal Experience</span><br />• Rainbow Springs<br /><span>• <span>Agrodome</span> Sheep Show</span><br />• Waitomo Glowworm Caves</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>&nbsp;</em></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Your tour bonus is on day 4 with a Hells Gate Mud Bath and Spa (including facial mud pack).</em></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="5"> <hr /> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td mce_style="background-color: #3399ff;" colspan="5" class="roomtypes" style="background-color: #3399ff;" align="left"><span style="color: #ffffff;"><b><strong>9 Days Mainland Express</strong></b></span></td> </tr> <tr> <!-- <td mce_style="background-color: #ffffec;" style="background-color: #ffffec;" valign="top" align="left"> <div _mce_tmp="1"><a href="images/stories/on-yer-bike/2-hour-quad.jpg" title="2 Hour Bush'n'Bog Track" class="jcepopup"><img src="images/stories/on-yer-bike/1-hour-quad.jpg" alt="1-hour-quad" width="106" /></a></div> <div _mce_tmp="1"><a href="images/stories/on-yer-bike/1-hour-quad.jpg" title="1 Hour Enchanted Forest Track"><img src="images/zoom.jpg" alt="Click to Zoom" width="106" /></a></div> </td> --> <td mce_style="background-color: #ffffec;" colspan="3" style="background-color: #ffffec; width: 90%;" align="left" valign="top"> <p style="text-align: justify;">Discover a world like no other, untouched, uncrowded and idyllic. Travelling down the countryside you will take in the delights of the north including magical glowworms and active geysers, before continuing onto the South Island, affectionately referred to as ‘New Zealand’s Mainland’.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Day 1:</strong> <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span>Auckland – <span>Waitomo</span> – <span>Rotorua</span></span></span><br /><span>Travel south through lush <span>Waikato</span> farmland to <span>Waitomo</span> Caves for a boat ride under a galaxy of glowworms. Continue east to <span>Rotorua</span>, steeped in Maori culture and history. Tonight enjoy a Maori <span>Hangi</span> (feast) and concert. Stay 2 nights in <span>Rotorua</span>.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Day 2:</strong> <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span>At <span>Rotorua</span></span></span><br /><span>This morning see roaring geysers and boiling mud pools at Te <span>Puia</span> thermal area, tame trout at Rainbow Springs and performing sheep and dogs at the <span>Agrodome</span>. Your afternoon is free - there are many activities to enjoy.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Day 3:</strong> <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span><span>Rotorua</span> – Wellington</span></span><br /><span>Drive south to <span>Wairakei</span> - wreathed by steam, then to <span>Taupo</span>. Skirt Lake <span>Taupo</span>, and cross the volcanic landscape of the Desert Rd past the majestic peaks of <span>Tongariro</span>, <span>Ngauruhoe</span> and <span>Ruapehu</span>. Continue across the fertile plains of the <span>Manawatu</span> and along the rugged <span>Kapiti</span> coastline to Wellington. Stay 1 night in Wellington.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Day 4:</strong> <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span>Wellington – <span>Picton</span> – Christchurch</span></span><br /><span>Cross Cook Strait by ferry, to the Marlborough Sounds and <span>Picton</span>. The <span>TranzCoastal</span> train skims the spectacular coastline between the <span>Kaikoura</span> Ranges and the Pacific. Continue through North Canterbury sheep country to Christchurch. As you arrive in the evening, consider adding an extra day in our most ‘English’ city. Stay 1 night in Christchurch.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Day 5:</strong> <span style="text-decoration: underline;">Christchurch – Dunedin</span><br /><span>Travel south across the Canterbury Plains through seaside <span>Timaru</span>, and historic <span>Oamaru</span> to Dunedin, the “Edinburgh of the South”. Arrive early afternoon. Stay 1 night in Dunedin. Please note, no commentary is provided on this journey.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Day 6:</strong> <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span>Dunedin – <span>Taieri</span> Gorge – <span>Queenstown</span></span></span><br /><span>This morning is at your leisure for optional sightseeing. Board the <span>Taieri</span> Gorge train for a journey through spectacular gorges and over historic viaducts to <span>Pukerangi</span> where you join your coach for the remainder of the journey to <span>Queenstown</span>. Arrive in <span>Queenstown</span> in the late evening. Stay 3 nights in <span>Queenstown</span>.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Day 7:</strong> <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span><span>Queenstown</span> – Milford Sound – <span>Queenstown</span></span></span><br /><span>An early start around the southern shores of Lake <span>Wakatipu</span> to Lake Te <span>Anau</span>, then into <span>Fiordland</span> National Park. Pass through pristine beech forests and the Homer Tunnel to view the majesty of Mitre Peak and Bowen Falls while enjoying lunch aboard a cruise on the Sound. Depart Milford Sound to return to <span>Queenstown</span> by evening.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Day 8:</strong> <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span>At <span>Queenstown</span></span></span><br /><span>Today is free for you to enjoy this fabulous alpine resort. We have included the Skyline Gondola in your tour. There are dozens of optional activities from thrilling jet boat rides to leisurely lake cruises, 4WD safaris and <span>bungy</span> jumping. This evening enjoy the Kiwi <span>Haka</span> Cultural Show.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Day 9:</strong> <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span><span>Queenstown</span> – Christchurch</span></span><br /><span>Travel through the <span>Kawarau</span> Gorge with its historic gold mines, passing by spectacular scenery into <span>Tekapo</span>. Continue north through the Canterbury Plains arriving into Christchurch late afternoon.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Tour Inclusions:</strong><br />• Transport<br />• 8 nights accommodation<br />• Transfers within journey<br /><span>• <span>Waitomo</span> Glowworm Caves</span><br />• Maori Hangi &amp; Concert<br /><span>• Te <span>Puia</span> Geothermal Experience</span><br />• Rainbow Springs<br /><span>• <span>Agrodome</span> Sheep Show</span><br />• Interislander Ferry<br /><span>• <span>TranzCoastal</span> Train Journey</span><br />• Taieri Gorge Train Journey<br />• Milford Sound Cruise including lunch<br /><span>• Skyline Gondola - <span>Queenstown</span></span><br />• Views of Mt Cook National Park</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>&nbsp;</em></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em><span>Your tour bonus is on day 8 with a Kiwi <span>Haka</span> Cultural Show.</span></em></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="5"> <hr /> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td mce_style="background-color: #3399ff;" colspan="5" class="roomtypes" style="background-color: #3399ff;" align="left"><span style="color: #ffffff;"><b><strong>13 Days Southern Scenic</strong><b>&nbsp;</b></b></span></td> </tr> <tr> <!-- <td mce_style="background-color: #ffffec;" style="background-color: #ffffec;" valign="top" align="left"> <div _mce_tmp="1"><a href="images/stories/on-yer-bike/2-hour-quad.jpg" title="2 Hour Bush'n'Bog Track" class="jcepopup"><img src="images/stories/on-yer-bike/1-hour-quad.jpg" alt="1-hour-quad" width="106" /></a></div> <div _mce_tmp="1"><a href="images/stories/on-yer-bike/1-hour-quad.jpg" title="1 Hour Enchanted Forest Track"><img src="images/zoom.jpg" alt="Click to Zoom" width="106" /></a></div> </td> --> <td mce_style="background-color: #ffffec;" colspan="3" style="background-color: #ffffec; width: 90%;" align="left" valign="top"> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span>Take the time to enjoy all the stunning beauty that surrounds you in New Zealand. From day one this tour will not disappoint, with an insight into the traditional Maori culture in <span>Rotorua</span>, a tour of the nation’s capital city Wellington, including Parliament Buildings, the world renowned <span>TranzAlpine</span> Train and the lakeside settlement of <span>Wanaka</span>.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Day 1:</strong> <span style="text-decoration: underline;">Christchurch – Dunedin</span><br /><span>Travel south across the Canterbury Plains through seaside <span>Timaru</span> and historic <span>Oamaru</span> to Dunedin, the “Edinburgh of the South”. Arrive early afternoon. Today enjoy your <span>Speights</span> Brewery Tour. Stay 1 night in Dunedin. Please note, no commentary is provided on this journey.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Day 2:</strong> <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span>Dunedin – Te <span>Anau</span></span></span><br /><span>This morning is free for optional tours. Continue across the rolling hill country of South <span>Otago</span> and <span>Southland</span>. After the farming community of Gore, head across the <span>Waimea</span> Plains towards <span>Fiordland</span>. Stay 1 night in Te <span>Anau</span>.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Day 3:</strong> <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span>Te <span>Anau</span> – Milford Sound – <span>Queenstown</span></span></span><br /><span>Pass through pristine beech forests and the Homer Tunnel to view the majesty of Mitre Peak and Bowen Falls, while enjoying lunch aboard a cruise on the Sound. Depart Milford Sound back to Te <span>Anau</span>, then turn north, following the dramatic southern shores of Lake <span>Wakatipu</span> to reach <span>Queenstown</span>. Stay 2 nights in <span>Queenstown</span>.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Day 4:</strong> <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span>At <span>Queenstown</span></span></span><br /><span>Today is at your leisure in this fabulous alpine resort - we have included the&nbsp; Skyline Gondola in your tour. There are dozens of optional activities as well, from thrilling jet boat rides to leisurely lake cruises, 4WD safaris and <span>bungy</span> jumping.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Day 5:</strong> <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span><span>Queenstown</span> – <span>Wanaka</span></span></span><br /><span>It is a short drive through the <span>Kawarau</span> Gorge to Lake <span>Wanaka</span>. The rest of the day is at your leisure, perhaps to visit Puzzling World or the Fighter Pilots’ Museum. Stay 1 night in <span>Wanaka</span>.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Day 6:</strong> <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span><span>Wanaka</span> – Glaciers</span></span><br /><span>Travel north, through dense <span>rainforest</span> broken by rugged coastal vistas, towards the glaciers. Stay 2 nights in Franz Josef or Fox Glacier townships.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Day 7:</strong> <span style="text-decoration: underline;">At the Glaciers</span><br />A whole day is available for optional excursions on the glaciers, for bush walks or simply soak up the beauty of snow-capped mountains contrasting with the deep greens of the native bush.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Day 8:</strong> <span style="text-decoration: underline;">Glaciers – Christchurch</span><br /><span>Travel north along the narrow, bush clad, coastal plains past <span>Hokitika</span>, to <span>Greymouth</span>. Board the renowned <span>TranzAlpine</span> train and travel through the <span>Otira</span> Tunnel, over Arthur’s Pass and across the Canterbury Plains. Stay 1 night in Christchurch.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Day 9:</strong> <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span>Christchurch – <span>Picton</span> – Wellington</span></span><br /><span>The <span>TranzCoastal</span> train passes through North Canterbury sheep country to <span>Kaikoura</span>, where the track skims the spectacular coastline between the <span>Kaikoura</span> Ranges and the Pacific, before turning inland to <span>Picton</span> and the Marlborough Sounds. Cross Cook Strait by ferry to reach the North Island. Stay 2 nights in Wellington.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Day 10:</strong> <span style="text-decoration: underline;">At Wellington</span><br />A morning tour of the city will take in the Parliament Buildings, Old St Paul’s Cathedral, Mt Victoria and an optional ride on the cable car. This afternoon is free, we recommend a visit to Te Papa, our national museum.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Day 11:</strong> <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span>Wellington – <span>Rotorua</span></span></span><br /><span>Travel north along the rugged <span>Kapiti</span> coastline, to the fertile plains of the <span>Manawatu</span>. Cross the volcanic landscape of the Desert Road, past the majestic peaks of <span>Tongariro</span>, <span>Ngauruhoe</span> and <span>Ruapehu</span>. Skirt Lake <span>Taupo</span>, to the resort town of <span>Taupo</span> nestled on it’s northern shores. Pass <span>Wairakei</span> - wreathed by steam to reach <span>Rotorua</span>, steeped in Maori culture and history. Tonight enjoy a Maori <span>Hangi</span> (feast) and concert. Stay 2 nights in <span>Rotorua</span>.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Day 12:</strong> <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span>At <span>Rotorua</span></span></span><br /><span>This morning see roaring geysers and boiling mud pools at Te <span>Puia</span> thermal area, tame trout at Rainbow Springs and performing sheep and dogs at the <span>Agrodome</span>. Your afternoon is free to enjoy the many activities available.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Day 13:</strong> <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span><span>Rotorua</span> – <span>Waitomo</span> – Auckland</span></span><br /><span>Travel to <span>Waitomo</span> for a tour of the limestone caves. Cruise below a galaxy of glowworms. Continue north alongside the <span>Waikato</span> River to Auckland. You arrive late afternoon.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Tour Inclusions:</strong><br />• Transport<br />• 12 nights accommodation<br />• Transfers within journey<br />• Milford Sound Cruise including lunch<br /><span>• Skyline Gondola - <span>Queenstown</span></span><br /><span>• <span>TranzAlpine</span> Train Journey</span><br />• TranzCoastal Train Journey<br /><span>• <span>Interislander</span> Ferry</span><br />• Wellington City Tour<br /><span>• Maori <span>Hangi</span> &amp; Concert</span><br />• Te Puia Geothermal Experience<br />• Rainbow Springs<br /><span>• <span>Agrodome</span> Sheep Show</span><br />• Waitomo Glowworm Caves</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><br /><em><span>Your tour bonus is on day 1 with a <span>Speights</span> Brewery Tour.</span></em></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="5"> <hr /> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td mce_style="background-color: #3399ff;" colspan="5" class="roomtypes" style="background-color: #3399ff;" align="left"><span style="color: #ffffff;"><b><strong>10 Days Essential New Zealand</strong></b></span></td> </tr> <tr> <!-- <td mce_style="background-color: #ffffec;" style="background-color: #ffffec;" valign="top" align="left"> <div _mce_tmp="1"><a href="images/stories/on-yer-bike/2-hour-quad.jpg" title="2 Hour Bush'n'Bog Track" class="jcepopup"><img src="images/stories/on-yer-bike/1-hour-quad.jpg" alt="1-hour-quad" width="106" /></a></div> <div _mce_tmp="1"><a href="images/stories/on-yer-bike/1-hour-quad.jpg" title="1 Hour Enchanted Forest Track"><img src="images/zoom.jpg" alt="Click to Zoom" width="106" /></a></div> </td> --> <td mce_style="background-color: #ffffec;" colspan="3" style="background-color: #ffffec; width: 90%;" align="left" valign="top"> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Day 1:</strong> <span style="text-decoration: underline;">Christchurch - Dunedin</span><br /><span>Travel south across the Canterbury Plains through seaside <span>Timaru</span> and historic <span>Oamaru</span> to Dunedin, the “Edinburgh of the South”. Arrive early afternoon. Stay 1 night in Dunedin. Please note, no&nbsp; commentary is provided on this journey. Consider staying an extra day.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Day 2:</strong> <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span>Dunedin - Te <span>Anau</span></span></span><br /><span>This morning is free for optional tours. Continue across the rolling hill country of South <span>Otago</span> and <span>Southland</span>. After the farming community of Gore, head across the <span>Waimea</span> plains towards <span>Fiordland</span>.</span><br /><span>Stay 1 night in Te <span>Anau</span>.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Day 3:</strong> <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span>Te <span>Anau</span> - Milford Sound - <span>Queenstown</span></span></span><br /><span>Pass through pristine beech forests and the Homer Tunnel to view the majesty of Mitre Peak and Bowen Falls while enjoying lunch aboard a cruise on the Sound. Depart Milford Sound back to Te <span>Anau</span>, then turn north, following the dramatic southern shores of Lake <span>Wakatipu</span> to reach <span>Queenstown</span>. Stay 3 nights in <span>Queenstown</span>.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Days 4 &amp; 5:</strong> <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span>At <span>Queenstown</span></span></span><br /><span>Two full days for you to enjoy this fabulous alpine resort. We have included the Skyline Gondola in your tour. There are dozens of optional activities from thrilling jet boat rides to leisurely lake cruises, 4WD safaris and <span>bungy</span> jumping.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Day 6:</strong> <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span><span>Queenstown</span> - Mt Cook - Christchurch</span></span><br /><span>Travel through the <span>Kawarau</span> Gorge&nbsp; with it’s historic gold mines, then past the stone fruit growing area of Cromwell to the <span>Lindis</span> Pass. Cross the spectacular Mackenzie Country bound by the Southern&nbsp; Alps to the glacial lakes and into the Mt Cook National Park. Optional lunch at the Hermitage or perhaps a scenic flight.&nbsp; Continue north through <span>Burkes</span> Pass, Fairlie and Geraldine to Christchurch Arriving early evening.&nbsp; Stay 1 night in Christchurch.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Day 7:</strong> <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span>Christchurch - <span>Picton</span> - Wellington</span></span><br /><span>Take the <span>TranzCoastal</span> train to <span>Picton</span>. Cross Cook Strait by ferry to reach the North Island. Stay 1 night in Wellington.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Day 8:</strong> <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span>Wellington - <span>Rotorua</span></span></span><br /><span>Travel north to <span>Rotorua</span>, steeped in Maori culture and history. Tonight&nbsp; enjoy a Maori <span>Hangi</span> (feast) and concert. Stay 2 nights in <span>Rotorua</span>.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Day 9:</strong> <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span>At <span>Rotorua</span></span></span><br /><span>This morning see the famous sites of <span>Rotorua</span>. Your afternoon is free.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Day 10:</strong> <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span><span>Rotorua</span> - <span>Waitomo</span> - Auckland</span></span><br /><span>Travel to <span>Waitomo</span> for a unique underground tour. Continue north alongside the <span>Waikato</span> River to Auckland.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Inclusions:</strong></p> <li style="text-align: justify;">Transport</li> <li style="text-align: justify;"> <div style="text-align: left;"><span>8&nbsp;Nights Accommodation</span></div> </li> <li style="text-align: justify;"> <div style="text-align: left;">Transfers with journey</div> </li> <li style="text-align: justify;"> <div style="text-align: left;"><span><span>Waitomo</span> Glow Worm Caves</span></div> </li> <li style="text-align: justify;"> <div style="text-align: left;">Rotorua Trout Springs</div> </li> <li style="text-align: justify;"> <div style="text-align: left;">Thermal ares and geysers</div> </li> <li style="text-align: justify;"> <div style="text-align: left;"><span><span>Agrodome</span> sheep show</span></div> </li> <li style="text-align: justify;"> <div style="text-align: left;"><span>Cruise from Wellington to <span>Picton</span> through Marlborough Sounds</span></div> </li> <li style="text-align: justify;"> <div style="text-align: left;">The TranzCostal train</div> </li> <li style="text-align: justify;"> <div style="text-align: left;">Skyline Gondola</div> </li> <li style="text-align: justify;">Milford Sound and cruise</li> </td> </tr> <tr> <td colspan="5"> <hr /> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="color: #808080;"><strong>Product:</strong></span><br /><span style="color: #808080;">Information displayed on these pages are representative of products and services available through ANZCRO. 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