New Zealand Active Expedition
The ultimate South Island experience. Any trip that culminates in a place called “the Adventure Capital of the World” has a lot to live up to; fortunately, New Zealand’s South Island delivers in spades. Journey from resurgent Christchurch to the alabaster Southern Alps—taking in some authentic New Zealand farming experiences along the way—and on to the painting-like panoramas of Lake Tekapo, Mt. Cook and Wanaka. Then finish in Queenstown and find out for yourself why it lives up to its name.
Christchurch – Canterbury plains – Helicopter over Mt. Cook and Tasman Glacier – Hydro canals to Wanaka – Eco-tour of Mou Waho Island – Jet boat Matukituki Valley - Queenstown
• All hotel accommodation
• All breakfasts, 6 lunches and 6 dinners
• Use of an Avanti road bike with flat handlebars or Merida road bike with drop handlebars
• Services of guide(s), support vehicles and local guides.
• All special events and private tours
• All baggage transportation
• Detailed maps, route suggestions and water bottle
• All gratuities for local guides, baggage, porters and hotel service
- Visa or travel documents that may be needed
- Meals that are not shown
- Items of a personal nature
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DAY 1: Set forth, cycling through the beautiful Canterbury Plains, where we'll visit some family friends on their working sheep farm. Enjoy a wonderful homestead lunch before heading further south to your first luxury lodge.
DAY 2: Take a fantastic scenic helicopter flight over-top of Mt. Cook and onto the beautiful Tasman Glacier for an unforgettable guided glacier hike - crampons and all! Lunch will be in the scenic Mt. Cook Village before an optional local afternoon hike or bike ride.
DAY 3: Head out for a stunning ride along the hydro canals this morning. Stop for lunch at Ohau Lodge and then continue on to the picturesque town of Wanaka. Tonight, we venture into town to try a fantastic Italian restaurant.
DAY 4: Ride the beautiful lakeside track from Treble Cone Ski Resort back into Wanaka for a post-ride dip in the lake and an eco-tour of Mou Waho Island. This evening, we venture into town to try a fantastic, gourmet tapas restaurant.
DAY 5: Venture into the Matukituki Valley via jet boat, taking in gorgeous views of Mt. Aspiring and the Roy Glacier. Spend the afternoon exploring Wanaka at your leisure before sitting down for a tasty BBQ dinner at the lodge.
DAY 6: Depart Wanaka and hop on your bikes for one last ride towards Queenstown. Explore the city this afternoon - ride the gondola, stroll through the Botanical Gardens or enjoy the waterside. Tonight, our final dinner is sure to be memorable!
DAY 7: After breakfast today, we say farewell! Your guide(s) will be happy to make recommendations for more great meals and adventure during your time Queenstown.
Price will be quoted in CAD. Departure dates available year round, prices may vary, please contact us for details. Other conditions may apply. Trip Style: Active – Bike Enthusiast.
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