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Self Drive Tours

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Currently Available Self Drive Tours

Glaciers - Christchurch - 10 days / 9 nights
North Delights - Auckland - 9 days / 8 nights
Lakes - Christchurch - 8 days / 7 nights
North - Auckland - 8 days / 7 nights
Wonderland - Christchurch - 23 days / 22 nights
Grand - Auckland - 23 days / 22 nights
Adventure - Christchurch - 16 days / 15 nights
Alpine - Auckland - 16 days / 15 nights
Vista - Christchurch - 14 days / 13 nights
Scenic - Auckland - 14 days / 13 nights
Natureland - Christchurch - 12 days / 11 nights
Panorama - Auckland - 12 days / 11 nights

Mt. Taranaki

Trekking, Cyling and Adventure Tours

Please feel free to contact us about specific tours, we focus mainly on tailormade tours.

CYCLING ADVENTURES PEDALTOURS

World-class quality cycling adventures are being offered in New Zealand - to
clients who may have little experience but are looking for activity as part
of their holiday experience, but adaptable to all strengths and fitness
levels where necessary. Generally quiet backroads are used where possible to
enable more enjoyment of the passing scenery - cyclists from 20-65 years old
have been catered for successfully. Maximum groups of 11 with two guides per
group, and back-up transport of course! Tours are inclusive of all meals
from lunch on day one to lunch on the final day. Tours range from 4 - 10
days in duration - we outline these below. For more detailed information
including departure dates (which range from mid-October to mid-April)
please contact us.


WINE & WHALES
Enjoy some of the best wines produced in New Zealand, while enjoying the
delights of cycling.  Discover the Marlborough region, world renowned for
its wines, Nelson for its arts and crafts, and Nelson Lakes for their
tranquil charm and beauty.  Experience the rugged beauty of the Kaikoura
coastline and perhaps an optional early morning whale watch.  Together we
cycle the back roads enjoying the best of the region, including the
hospitality and charm of Top House, an historic staging post of the 1800’s.
Finishing back in Christchurch over Lewis Pass, with a chance to continue
with the next trip departing the following day.

5 days from Christchurch north to Marlborough:
* Wine tasting
* Nelson arts and crafts
* Historic Top House
* Kaikoura Coast
* Optional whale watch or dolphin swim
* Lodge


HISTORIC TRAILS
BBQ’s, lakeside reflections, and forests. A true New Zealand camping trip !
Rediscover James MacKenzie’s historic trails into the
majestic MacKenzie Basin.  Experience an overnight farm stay on the shores
of Lake Benmore, a mountain bike ride along a spectacular private road.
Cycle peaceful backroads and camp among ancient beech forests before
arriving at Queenstown on the Lake Steamer SS Earnslaw from Walter Peak
Station.

6 days from Christchurch to Queenstown with
* Mackenzie Country
* Farmstay Lake Benmore
* Beech forest camp
* Historic goldmining towns
* SS Earnslaw cruise
* Lake Wakatipu
* Luxury camping


WESTLAND ESCAPE
Explore the West Coast by bike as we journey from Queenstown back to
Christchurch.  Contrast the arid Cardrona Valley with the lush beech forests
of the Haast Pass and the Westland World Heritage Park.  Accommodation
throughout is in lodges while we cycle and walk amidst the grandeur of the
walks and glacier visits before we finally return via Arthur’s Pass where we
board the scenic Tranz Alpine Express for the trip back into Christchurch.
An excellent extension to the Milford Wilderness experience

5 days of cycling and touring from Queenstown including
* Cardrona Valley
* Haast Pass beech forest
* Westland Heritage Park
* Glacier walk
* Historic Hotels
* Lake Matheson
* Tranz Alpine Train trip


MILFORD WILDERNESS
A 10 day fully lodged journey through the best of South Island lakes and
high country.  Enjoy exploring the vast MacKenzie Basin by cycle and
discover the grandeur of walking beneath Mt Cook.  Lunch at the old historic
Cardrona Hotel, explore picturesque Arrowtown, before travelling onto Te
Anau and Milford Sound.  Overnight in the magnificent fiord onboard your own
floating hotel.  Walk amongst the towering peaks and trails of the area
before cycling back to Walter Peak Station and arriving at Queenstown on the
lake steamer SS Earnslaw.

10 days of fully lodged cycling and walking :
*  Arrowtown visit
* Milford Sound overnight cruise
* Optional Skippers Canyon
* Mount Cook walk
* Lake Ohau forest trek
* Lakes Wanaka, Te Anau and Wakatipu



Milford Wilderness Special Tour.

A special 12 day / 11 night cycling tour, fully accommodated
with up to 6 hours of cycling per day

Highlights.
• Beech clad valleys and high country lakes.
• Special secret cycle in deepest Fiordland in what is arguably the
• prettiest valley in NZ.
• Overnight on Milford Sound with kayaking included for the energetic.
• Explore the World Heritage Fiordland National Park.
• Enjoy close up views of Mt Cook.
• Jet boat and Funyac tour of the mighty Dart River.
• Cruise on the ancient steamer Earnslaw.
• Last dinner in Queenstown together.
• and much much more.

Itinerary

Day 1
Departing Christchurch at 8.30am, we drive to a nearby location for our
first ride and the chance to rediscover the fun of cycling on friendly
tracks. After this early familiarization and exercise we drive onto the vast
Canterbury plains and cycle and drive into the foothills before cycling into
an historic homestead, our special farmstay for the night.

Day 2
Following a traditional breakfast we start the day with a cycle section
before driving into the vast MacKenzie Basin with its views of Mt Cook and
the Southern Alps. Huge glacial lakes and hydro canals add interest to the
day as we cycle and walk beneath Mt Cook and the alpine village. At days end
we drive and cycle the final section into Lake Ohau and our lodge
accommodation.

Day 3
An early morning lakeside cycle either road or single track away from the
mountains and onto Lindis Pass, the crossing into the Otago watershed. A
chance to free wheel past the historic gold mining areas of NZ's past. By
coach and cycle we approach Lake Wanaka and enjoy a superb lakeside track
before climbing by bus to the Cardrona Alpine Resort and a rest prior to the
nights celebrations.
Descending to Cardrona and Wanaka.
Back to Cardrona Alpine Resort for a privileged view from the mountain tops
of the sunrise.

Day 4
Can be a rest day or as energetic as you like in this biking wonderland.
Tracks all over this range will test the most skilful biker or you can
meander over easy terrain.

Day 5
Our day starts with a downhill cycle to the Crown Range road and a drive and
cycle to the top and our first view of Queenstown.
We cycle into the Queenstown basin. Via the scenic trails we enter and
explore Arrowtown, a goldmining center of the past. By coach and bike we
travel to the top of Lake Wakatipu, and at Glenorchy relax in our mountain
lodge with its awesome views and hospitality.

Day 6
Surrounding the lodge the opportunities to explore the nearby Rees and Dart
Valleys are endless. There are several options available for clients on this
day, superb cycling, jetboating kayaking and walking.  Or perhaps just an
optional day to relax and enjoy the scenery.  Included is the special Dart
River Jet and Funyak trip.

Day 7
From Glenorchy and Queenstown we take a leisurely cycle and drive to Lake
Manapouri and our accommodation. For the rest of the day we walk the
lakeside sections of the Kepler Track through the beech forests.
After the past days activities this is a relaxing day before the balance of
the trip.  Accommodation; motel units

Day 8
By bus and bike we penetrate deep into the Grebe Valley over the Borland
saddle. This day's cycle into a seldom visited wilderness area is a trip
highlight.  We return to our accommodation at Lake Manapouri.

Day 9
Departing Te Anau we drive into the Fiordland National Park amid the beech
forests and mountains, that the region is famous for. The beautiful sealed
road tracks through the wilderness as we coach and cycle onto the Lake
Marian or Routeburn Walk to experience spectacular views surrounded by
mountains.

We coach through the Milford Tunnel and then enjoy the sheer delight of a
17km cycle descent down into Milford Sound and our accommodation for the
night on the S.S. Milford Wanderer or similar vessel.  This boat takes us
out of the Sound to the open seas before returning to a sheltered spot for
the night. By 9am the next morning we have enjoyed optional kayaking or
fishing before returning to shore and the start of another day.

Day 10
By bus we travel back up to the top of the Homer Tunnel and then enjoy a
spectacular walk into the Gertrude Valley. Afterwards we cycle down the
valley and on to historical Gunn's camp and the museum. Local bush walks and
cycling down the majestic Eglington Valley slowly return us to Te Anau and
our Lodge for the night. Accommodation; Lodge

Day 11
Out of Te Anau we cycle and bus the backroad into Lake Mavora. We enjoy a
further cycle by the lakeside and through the beech forest. By bus we travel
to the Von valley for lunch. From here we farewell our supporting coach as
we cycle on to the shores of Lake Wakatipu and down to Walter Peak station.

Here we join the day-trippers at the farm and enjoy the hospitality of a
farm show and farm-style afternoon tea. Finally on to the steam ship
Earnslaw and a sing - a -long with Harold as we sail across the waters to
Queenstown. By bus we transfer to our lodge for the last evening before we
go separate ways. Accommodation; Lodge

Depart Queenstown.

Accommodation
A variety of Lodge accommodation is used in this trip. Most nights are on a
twin share basis. The Milford Wanderer is a 4 berth bunk configuration.


ADVENTURE TRIP

Many visitors to New Zealand express an interest in spending a few hours or
a few days in our wilderness environments, so we have selected some of the
shorter treks and adventure packages that may be incorporated into a New
Zealand tour. If you require more detailed information, please contact us.


TREK WHIRINAKI (2 DAYS)
This soft-adventure package introduces you to a world renowned rainforest
with an easy one-day trek; and to the “tangata whenua” (original people of
the land) through the guides and local village visit.

Depart by coach with overnight luggage to Murupara, in the Ureweras. The
Whirinaki Forest Park is a 60,000 hectare enclave of native mixed podocarp,
broadleaf and hardwood rainforest, including our tallest native species, the
kahikatea. It is populated by a diverse range of native bird species.
Helicopter in to the campsite complete with two-person tents, hot  showers
and flush toilets!

On day two you walk out with your gear (packs provided) through the forest
to the vehicle, with a picnic lunch enroute. Then you  are driven to a
nearby Maori “marae” (communal meeting place) where you are given the
traditional welcome, and enjoy an early “hangi” (underground oven) dinner
with
the locals, and the opportunity to talk to the tribal elders about their
customs and history. Then coach back to Rotorua.


MOUNTAIN LANDSCAPES (8-DAY)
A walking tour where you can enjoy the wonders of five of New Zealand’s best
National Parks in an eight day tour.
Experience the bush clad lakes of St Arnaud, the coastal beaches of the Abel
Tasman and the new Kahurangi National Park. From the nikau palms of Karamea
to the limestone of the Paparoas and across the alpine meadows of Arthur’s
Pass take the TranzAlpine Express train back to Christchurch.
All meals included. Clients need to be able to walk for up to two hours with
regular spells, carrying a light day pack only.


TONGARIRO
5 Day package - day treks only (3)
Consisting of snow-capped volcanoes, alpine lakes, pristine rain forest,
rivers with dramatic waterfalls and an array of natural flora and fauna,
Tongariro National Park is a remarkable trekking opportunity. We offer fully
guided walks through the low-lying forests as well as the moonscape rock,
tussock grass and alpine herb landscape. The sacred three mountain peaks of
the park were gifted by the Maori people to the nation in 1887, and formed
the nucleus of New Zealand’s first National Park  - now consisting of 2640
hectares.

DAY 1: Arrive at the hotel. In the afternoon, visit the Whakapapa Visitor
Information Centre.

DAY 2: Transfer to the chairlift to take the ride to Knoll Ridge Chalet,
2000 metres. From there walk to Dome Shelter where you’ll see the crater
whose crater lake disappeared in the 1996 eruption, and views to Mt.
Ngauruhoe and Mt. Tongariro. On a clear day, see coast to coast.

DAY 3: Embark on New Zealand’s best known one-day walk - the Tongariro
Crossing. Your full day walk takes you past the active Red Crater, and the
Emerald and Blue Lakes, and the Ketetahi Hot Springs.

DAY 4: A reserve day in case weather precludes taking either walk on the
previous days. Otherwise, choose two shorter half day walks for the morning
and afternoon - e.g. Tama Lakes, Silica Rapids, Taranaki Falls.

DAY 5: After a leisurely breakfast, depart.



ADVENTURE TRIP


EXPLORING THE WHANGANUI
For a river adventure: new and exciting segment to add when travelling north
 or south between Wellington and Tongariro National Park, or similar. You
will be accompanied along the Whanganui River, the country’s newest National
Park, by your hostess, and a local guide with 25 years experience and
knowledge of the river. Quietly cruise down the river and take in the
scenery and wildlife, experience exciting rapids and gorges: you will find
the river is forever changing her face.

DAY 1 We start the day off with a ride in the “River Spirit” Jetboat, the
largest and safest jetboat on the river.
It is comfortable, quiet and environmentally clean, meeting the toughest
European standards.  Then an easy 40 minute walk through New Zealand’s
native bush until you come upon the unexpected and impressive sight of
The Bridge to Nowhere.  If time, explore the Mangapurua Valley.

DAY 2 We start the day with fantastic scenery of the Mangaio Gorge, where
there are Maori legends and history to learn about.  Then on to Puraroto
Cave, which can only be viewed by boat, touch the walls and experience for
yourself their ancient feeling.  Pipiriki is our next stop, once one of the
main tourist attractions in New Zealand, with houseboat and hotels - today
it is a small settlement with mainly Maori population.  Jerusalem is famous
for well known poet James K. Baxter who made his home there in 1969, and for
the former Roman Catholic mission station.
Then on to Kawana Mill a historic place.  View Koriniti Marae meeting house
and museum, which are full of river history and impressive old carvings.  An
unique river lifestyle, the Flying Fox is a lovely destination for lunch.
Next is Hipango Park an interesting Maori Pa site, with a lovely short
bushwalk.  The cruise ends near the city of Wanganui.


QUEEN CHARLOTTE TRACK
The Queen Charlotte Track is a spectacular track through the sunken valleys
of Marlborough Sounds - linking historic Ship Cove with Anakiwa, at the head
of the Queen Charlotte Sound. This walk has only recently been developed and
is not yet over used.  It is peaceful and unspoilt in a part of New Zealand
that remains undiscovered to all but a few special people!.

DAY 1 From your hotel in either Blenheim or Picton, transfer to take a boat
to Ship Cove, where the walk begins.  Ship Cove was the site of Captain Cook
’s New Zealand base for repairs, replenishment of water and vegetables,
during the 1700s. Today we walk to Endeavour Inlet passing Resolution Bay,
through virgin beech forest resplendent with huge tree ferns and catch a
glimpse of the outer Sounds. (Walk approx 5 hours, 14 km).

DAY 2 Today’s walk takes us around Endeavour Inlet.  Mostly flat walking, we
wander through regenerating coastal forest ( this area was once farmed)
abounding with native birdlife.  There is an optional side walk at the head
of Endeavour Inlet to visit remains of antimony mines - a major industry
late last century. (Walk approx 4 hours, 12 km).

DAY 3 A challenging walk today - travelling the ridgeline between Camp Bay
and Torea Saddle with truly grand panoramic vistas as a well earned reward
OR have an easy day - taking water transport from Punga Cove Resort to Torea
Bay and walking over to Portage (approximately half an hour), following the
route Maori took to carry (portage) their whaka to the Kenepuru Sound. Walk
approx 8 hours (20.5 km).

DAY 4 Our last day sees us walking from Portage to Anakiwa.  At first we
ascend to a ridgeline track, which utilises an old bridal path. After
Mistletoe Bay the route sidles and drops into beautiful Davies Bay before
the last half hour through mature beech forest ending at the settlement of
Anakiwa.  (Walk approx 6-7 hours, 17 km.)


ADVENTURE TRIP

HOLLYFORD VALLEY TRACK
The Hollyford Valley in New Zealand’s Fiordland National Park is a place of
breathtaking natural beauty, unique in world terms; it is part of our first
World Heritage Park. The walk begins deep in the alpine beech forests and
follows the river valley north-west to the sea north of Milford Sound.

The Hollyford is classed as a low-altitude walk, and is downhill nearly all
of its 56 km length, with certain sections travelled by jetboat! Clients
should however still have a reasonable fitness level.  Groups are limited to
parties of maximum 14, with a fully-trained guide, for a relaxing and
personal experience.


Day 1: Te Anau
Arrive in Te Anau.  In you own time enjoy
the beauty of Lake Te Anau and all its associated activities.
The Hollyford Track
pre-tour briefing begins at 7pm back at the hotel.

Day 2: Waterfalls, Pyke River Lodge
Your early morning departure takes you from Te Anau, through the majestic
Eglington Valley to the start of the Track in the Hollyford Valley.  Visit
the museum at Gunns Camp before beginning your journey, tracing the
footsteps of early explorers and settlers along the Hollyford River to the
Pyke River Lodge.  As the Track undulates gently through native beech forest
and passed gushing waterfalls enjoy tales of past local characters while
studying your surrounding forest and birdlife.

Day 3: Lakes and Wildlife experience
Begin your days walk with a short excursion to Lake Alabaster and across
Fiordland’s longest swing bridge.  Then rest the feet as you enjoy a scenic
boat trip down the Hollyford River and across Lake McKerrow to the historic
site of Jamestown.  Meander through ancient Podocarp forest before visiting
the fur seal colony at Long Reef on the wild  West Coast. A boat trip
returns you to Martins Bay Lodge, a short distance up river.

Day 4 for 5 day option.
Martins Bay Beach and Coastline
Explore, with your guide, the seven kilometre Martins Bay Beach, learn its
fascinating history and see its various plant and birdlife.  Take this day
to either further stretch your legs with the various walks available or, if
you prefer, return to Martins Bay Lodge where a variety of additional
activities await.  Enjoy a second night of warm hospitality at Martins Bay
Lodge before your Final Day itinerary.

Final Day for 4 day Fly Out option:
Scenic Flight, Milford Sound Cruise
Enjoy a scenic flight to Milford Sound, with views of the Track route down
the Hollyford Valley, Mt. Tutoko, Fiordland’s highest peak and of course the
Sound.  Cruise the famous Milford Sound before boarding your return coach to
Te Anau.

Day 5: Final Day
Fly Out option:
Scenic Flight, Milford Sound Cruise - Te Anau
Enjoy a scenic flight to Milford Sound, with views of the Track route down
the Hollyford Valley, Mt. Tutoko, Fiordland’s highest peak and of course the
Sound.  Cruise the famous Milford Sound before boarding your return coach to
Te Anau.

Walk Out Option: Martins bay Lodge to Te Anau
An early morning boat trip takes you back along lake McKerrow to the
confluence of the Hollyford and Pyke Rivers.  Return with your guide to the
start of the track, note again the flora’s transformation from the
windswept, salt stunted bushes at the sea to the dense beach forest of the
inland mountain valley.



 ADVENTURE TRIP

MILFORD TRACK GUIDED WALK
“The finest walk in the world!”

An adventure trek through some of the most sensational scenery and varied
terrain in the World Heritage Wilderness of the Fiordland National Park.
From the head of beautiful Lake Te Anau to the grandeur of Milford Sound.
Relax after an exhilarating day amidst nature's finest in excellently
appointed lodges and savour your achievement.

DAY ONE
Queenstown departure. You will be picked up from your Queenstown
accommodation at 8.45am and transported by coach to Te Anau where you will
join those walkers who are starting in Te Anau.  A preamble will be held at
the Guided Walk Centre in  The Station, Cnr Camp Street and Shotover Street
at 7.00pm the evening prior to your walk departure date.  You will be issued
with a pack, sleeping sheet and raincoat and a chance to have your last
minute questions answered.

Te Anau  departure.  A preamble will be held at 9.30am at the Milford Track
Guided Walk Office in Te Anau to answer your last minute questions.  You
will be issued with a pack, sleeping sheet and raincoat.

Both options:  After lunch in Te Anau you will travel by coach to Te Anau
Downs where you board the launch taking you to the head of lake Te Anau, the
beginning of the of Milford Track.  It's a short, easy walk to Glade House,
1.6 km.  Settle in and enjoy the environment.

DAY TWO (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
Some 16 Km to walk today.  Cross the Clinton River and walk amidst a Beech
forest.  Time to become acquainted with Fiordland's bush and bird life.
Lunch at Hirere Falls and then onto the `Praire'.  A rocky climb to Marlenes
Creek and it's not too far to Pompolona Lodge, hot showers and a hot meal.

DAY THREE (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
Cover 15 km today.  Up the Mackinnon Pass in a series of long zigzags.  Stop
at the Memorial to Mackinnon and Mitchell.  Lunch at Pass Hut.  The Track
descends into the rain forest of the Arthur valley to Quintin Lodge.
Sutherland Falls is about 30 minutes walk along from Quintin.

DAY FOUR (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
A long trek, 21 km, mostly downhill.  A break at Boatshed ... MacKay Falls
... Lake Ada ... Giant's Gate Falls ... Sandfly Point (well named) ...
Milford Sound!  You've made it!  Tonight we will board one of the famous Red
Boats for a floating exploration of Milford Sound, watch for dolphins and
fur seals, discover Whiskey Falls.  On returning to Mitre Peak Lodge you
will enjoy a celebratory dinner to mark your achievement.

DAY FIVE (breakfast)
This morning after breakfast there is a scenic coach ride back to Te Anau or
Queenstown (depending on which option you have chosen) through the Homer
Tunnel and mountain wilderness, arriving in Te Anau at approximately 11.00am
before continuing on to Queenstown via Queenstown airport arriving
approximately 3.00pm

Milford Track offers a 5 Day / 4 Night Package with the following four
options .
Te Anau/Te Anau, Te Anau/Queenstown, Queenstown/Queenstown and Queenstown/Te
Anau
Packages do not include pre track accommodation or meals in Te Anau or
Queenstown.


13 DAY ADVENTURES

A refreshingly different adventure tour. Highlights include: walking,
sailing, rafting, kayaking, scenic flight, jet boat ride, visits to 5
National Parks, 2 Maritime Parks, Rotorua, Queenstown and Mt. Cook.
Experience the great New Zealand outdoors in a small companionable group.
The tour is accompanied throughout by an experienced mid life guide. A good
level of walking fitness is all that is required.
North and South Island segments can be taken separately.



Day 1: Auckland (L)
Sail in a keel boat on the sparkling Waitemata Harbour.  Take part in the
sailing or sit back, relax and enjoy the sea breeze.  Lunch and swim at a
nearby is land.

Day 2: Auckland - Waitomo - Rotorua (B,L,D
South to Waitomo famous for its limestone caves.  Pull on your wetsuit,
goofy boots and headlamp, some basic instruction, then off to an underground
stream for some blackwater 'rafting' through the 'star studded' glow worm
caves. Travel to Rotorua where we are welcomed onto a Maori marae (sacred
meeting place) for a concert and hangi (meal).  Evening bathe in a hot
mineral pool.

Day 3: Rotorua - Tongariro National Park (B,L)
Explore Rotorua's unique geysers, boiling mud, coloured pools and silica
terraces.  Later visit Wairakei geothermal valley and the powerful Huka
Falls before driving along the shores of Lake Taupo to the foothills of Mt
Ruapehu.

Day 4: Tongariro National Park  (B,L)
Take a chairlift ride and then hike to the summit of Mt Ruapehu (an active
volcano).  Enjoy extensive panoramic views from the Dome, then glissade back
down the snow slopes on plastic mats. Alternatively (if unfavourable
weather) hike to Ketatahi Hot Springs high on the slopes of Mt Tongariro, or
walk in the nearby Forest Parks.

Day 5: Tongariro National Park -
 Marlborough Sounds (B,L)
Drive to Wellington stopping for a picnic lunch in a lovely rural garden.
Cross Cook Strait by Interisland ferry and cruise through the scenic
Marlborough Sounds to Picton.

Day 6: Marlborough Sounds -  Motueka (B,L)
Paddle sea kayaks around the sheltered bush rimmed bays of Queen Charlotte
Sound, stopping for morning tea at a secluded cove.  Later we drive across
the hills to Motueka, well known for its local craftwork.
Day 7: Motueka (B)
Free day to enjoy optional activities.

Day 8: Motueka - Hokitika (B,L)
Today's adventure is white water rafting. Slip into wet suits, receive some
basic instruction, then off on a roller coaster ride down the moderately
graded Gowan and Buller rivers (ideal for first time rafters).  After lunch
in a backcountry pub, drive down the scenic Buller Gorge to the rugged West
Coast, stopping to view the famous Punakaiki 'pancake rocks', before
continuing southwards to the old gold centre of Hokitika.  Evening walk
along the beach.

Day 9: Hokitika - Fox Glacier (B,L)
Drive south through areas of luxuriant forest to Fox Glacier, stopping to
visit the Bushman's Centre and Lake Ianthe.  An afternoon walk on the
spectacular white ice of the glacier.  Optional helicopter ride and landing
on the Upper Fox Glacier.

Day 10: Fox Glacier -Queenstown (B,L)
After crossing Haast Pass we take an exciting 20 minute scenic flight around
some of the finest scenery in the Mount Aspiring National Park before
landing in a remote and peaceful valley hemmed in by magnificent mountains.
A 3 hour hike through mature beech forest and grass river flats is followed
by a thrilling 20 Km (12 mile) jet boat ride down river.  Continue to
Queenstown passing alongside Lakes Wanaka and Hawea.

Day 11: Queenstown (B)
Free Day.

Day 12: Queenstown - Mt. Cook - Twizel (B,L)
Travel down the Kawarau Gorge, then through the tawny hills of the Lindis
Pass and over tussock covered plains of the Mackenzie Country to Mount Cook
National Park.  Walk up the Hooker Valley.

Day 13: Twizel - Christchurch (B,L)
Tour a high country sheep station (ranch).  After lunch on to Christchurch
where the tour ends.
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