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Paradise Tour

 


New Zealand South Island Paradise Tour

January 02 - 15, 2004

**** Only 2 Seats left ****

 

Short description: South Island Paradise Tour from Christchurch to Christchurch. Including whale watch at Kaikoura (optional), wildlife tour in Dunedin, stay at Larnach Castle, Milford Sound Cruise, 2 days in the breathtaking Malborough Sounds(no road access) and much more. Many visits to Lord of the Rings movie locations. See the best New Zealand has to offer!

Prices

 

Price incl. Yamaha SR 250 or XV 250

US$2,990.00

Price incl. Yamaha XJ 600, , XT 600, Honda CB 400, or BMW F650

US$3,190.00

Price incl. Honda CB600 Hornet or BMW F 650 , Yamaha XJ900,
Honda VT750 Shadow, or Honda Transalp XL650

US$3,690.00

Price incl. Honda VT1100 Shadow or BMW R1100R, Honda VFR800

US$3,990.00

Price for passenger in bus/back-up van or pillion

US$2,190.00

Other motorcycleson request.
All prices based on twin share.

 

Single room surcharge: US$ 400.-

 

Accommodation: ***+, Holiday villas, motels, B&B, 1 x farm stay

 

Included in the tour package:
Airport pick up & shuttle service, motorcycle hire incl. insurance and 24 hour support, 3-4 star accommodation in motels, holiday appartments and bed & breakfast places, 2 day-trip by jet-boat into the Abel Tasman National Park, Overnight Cruise in Milford Sound, back-up vehicle for luggage transport, coach for passengers and in the evening, tour guides.

 

Extras
Meals and petrol costs (for motorcyclists) are not included in the tour package. Neither are flights.

 

Tour itinerary

Might be due to minor changes

Arrive not later than 01 January 2004
Airport pick up and transfer to hotel of your choice (we recommend to advise us to book this for you in advance)

South Island Coastline - See Whales, Pengiuns and Dolphins
Lake Tekapo
Mountain Alps
Milford Sound
Queenstown
Accommodation
West Coast Native Bush
Pancake Rocks of Punakaiki
Sea Kayaking

Day 1: Christchurch - Lake Tekapo (260 km)

Sea and mountains are two main features in New Zealand's landscape. Today we already reach the first mountains of the New Zealand Alps and stay the night at the shore of a magnificent turquiose coloured glacier lake. The ones who are up early might like to go on one of the offered scenic flights (NZ$200) over the glaciers next morning - it's certainly worth the extra expense!

Day 2: Lake Tekapo - Dunedin (300km)

Not less than 14 named peaks over 2000m form the New Zealand Alps. The tallest and most beautiful peak is Mt. Cook at 3754m. The Maori call him "Aoraki "which means Cloud Piercer. This sight is just amazing and will stick in your mind quite a while on the next hundred kilometres.
Dunedin - an University town with a very cruisy atmosphere - is our next stop. This afternoon you will experience true New Zealand wildlife: albatrosses, seals, sea lions and penguins - these cute little creatures! (Cost for 6hrs wild life tour: NZ$45, optional)

Day 3: Dunedin - Te Anau (310km)
After a cruisy breakfast we will make our way to the world famous Milford Sound. Tonight in Te Anau you have the option to go on a night time cave tour (cost: NZ$45).

Day 4: Te Anau - Milford (120km)
Today you have many choices: You can take your own bike to cruise into the heart of Milford Sound and where we go on a spectacular overnight cruise through the world-famous fiord built millions of years ago. The ride to the heart of the Milford Sound is one of the best Downunder. Spectacular views, spectacular scenery, spectacular windy bits - do we have to say more? There are also several other attractions awaiting you.

Day 5: Milford - Queenstown (320 km)
The ride to Queenstown will take us to beautiful back country, then along rugged mountains. Queenstown - the entertainment capital of New Zealand - is ideally placed at the bottom of a remarkable mountain range and at the shore of Lake Wakatipu. One of the oldest steamboats in service can take you across the lake to Walter Peak Station. Here you get the chance to explore New Zealand farm life on one of the biggest farms of the are. Life in Queenstown is "all go".

Day 6: no trip, Explore Queenstown
Today we just enjoy the special atmosphere of Queenstown and think of the best way to spend our time. Highly recommended is the ½-day Off-road Motorcycle Tour (for non-riders also) where you get the appropriate bike and equipment to have great fun! Other options are bungee jumping, rafting or jet boating through the famous "Skippers Canyon". (all activities are around NZ$150).

Day 7: Queenstown - Haast (270 km)
Stunning scenery makes it hard to keep our eyes on the road while we are riding along the shore of two beautiful lakes. Climbing up the Haast Pass we reach the next leg of our trip: the spectacular Rain Forest of the West Coast of New Zealand, also referred to as "Wet Coast".

Day 8: Haast - Glaciers - Hokitika (320 km)
This will be a magnificent day - in sunshine, rain or hail. The West Coast is simply naturally amazing. At lunch time we'll reach the glaciers and have the chance to stretch our legs with a short walk to the snowline. Glacierland also offers some lovely windy roads for us to take us to biker's heaven... In Hokitika we can go on a Jade Discovery Walk to find out more about this unique gem of New Zealand.
Tour participants of the 10-day South Island Paradise Tour return from here to Christchurch via the Tranz Alpine Scenic Train Ride.

Day 9: Hokitika - Punakaiki - Murchison (250 km)
Today you will reach the pancake rocks of Punakaiki. The sea has washed blowholes in the rocks which are most impressive at high tide. Through the dramatic shaped river gorge of the "Buller" river we are carrying on to Murchison, our last stop before we reach one of New Zealand's most beautiful and exotic spots - the Abel Tasman National Park.

Day 10: Murchison - Marahau (200 km)
Today we are going to see the most beautiful exotic park of the whole of New Zealand. Don't forget your sunnies and to close your mouth again.

Day 11: no trip, relax Abel Tasman National Park
Every bet that you will never want to leave again… In the meantime relax at the Lodge or enjoy a kayak trip through the heart of Abel Tasman National Park. The beauty of this park is best seen by quietly paddling our kayaks off golden beaches.

Day 12: Abel Tasman - Queen Charlotte Drive - Picton (80 km)
The ride through the Queen's Charlotte Drive with one twist after another and stunning views over tranquil bays is one of the best rides you ever had the pleasure to experience.

Day 13: Picton - Kaikoura
Short ride (about 2 hours) to Kaikoura along the scenic inland route. Whale watch tour (3 hours, NZ$110, optional).

Day 14: Kaikoura - Christchurch (200 km)
Back to Christchurch along the scenic coastal route.


Larnach Castle

Guesthouse

Your holiday homes/motels

Akaroa/Kaikoura, holiday home ***+
Lake Tekapo Motel ***
Dunedin Larnach Stables at Larnach Castle, B&B ***
Te Anau Holiday Home, Farm stay
Queenstown Holiday Home ***+
Haast Motel ***
Hokitika Holiday Villa ***+
Murchison Motel ***
Awaroa Lodge ***+
Wellington, Mermaid Boutique B&B ***+
Wanganui, Flying Fox extraordinary, no rating possible
Rotorua B&B, ***
Mt. Maunganui Holiday Home ***+
Hahei, Tatahi Lodge Motel ***+
Auckland hotel of your choice

 

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