10-Nights New Zealand Family Private 2016/2017
Your fantastic two-wheeled adventure begins in the beautiful South Island city of Christchurch, re-building after the devastating earthquakes of 2011. An amazing testament to the nature of Kiwi’s, this city is coming back stronger than ever, with innovative building, environmental ideas and resolve that’s hard to miss. After one night here, you’ll head further inland towards the foothills of the beautiful Southern Alps for some serious NZ farming experiences. On down into the central South Island you go, with the beautiful Lake Tekapo, Mt Cook and Wanaka. Biking some stunning quiet canal back roads, you’ll finish your trip down in the ‘Adventure Capital of the World’, Queenstown. With an activity, shop, gallery, café, adventure or winery for absolutely everyone, this is the perfect base from which to explore!
10 nights from $12245 per person
Christchurch was founded in 1850 by members of the Church of England, who wanted a little bit of heaven on earth. They succeeded, and today the city takes great pride in its spacious layout and distinctive English-style buildings in elegant grey stone. The River Avon winds through Christchurch, along parks and gardens that cover one-third of the city.
Queenstown hosts an outstanding collection of adrenaline inducing activities and spectacular scenery. From jumping from tall bridges or quiet fishing, this is New Zealand's number one adventure destination. Lake and river join towering mountain ranges to make Queenstown as popular in the winter as it is in the summer.
At the heart of the action are cafes, the entire spectrum of accommodation, boutique shopping, restaurants and the visitor services expected in a small town with a big reputation.
The Norman Cathedral still dominates the skyline as you approach the attractive medieval city of Canterbury located in the district of Kent, giving 21st century visitors the same sense of awe as their medieval counterparts. Making a pilgrimage was an important part of medieval life and pilgrims flocked to the city to visit the shrine of the Archbishop of Canterbury, Thomas Becket, who was murdered in his cathedral in 1170. It was also here that Chaucer found inspiration for his ‘Canterbury Tales.’ Today Canterbury still welcomes visitors from all four corners of the globe and has, with its many ancient buildings, shops, bars and restaurants, retained both an old world charm and a cosmopolitan vitality. The small and compact city center is closed to traffic during the daytime to enable the narrow streets and the many attractions to be more easily and safely accessed by visitors.
Venture out to Mackenzie Country where the second-largest lake in New Zealand is located. First discovered by the Maori natives, Lake Tekapo is ironically translated to "sleeping mat." Here, travelers do anything but sleep. They pursue a variety of recreational activities like: kayaking, skiing, windsurfing, horse trekking and even scenic flight. After a long day of excitement, you can also take a dip in the natural hot pools of the Alpine Springs!
The village of Otago, which also means “Isolated village” and “place of red earth”, was introduced to the Europeans in the 1840’s. Chiseled by nature, its landscape, rugged snow-capped mountains, transparent rivers, deep gorges and tussock-clad hills is New Zealand’s best kept secret. This recreational paradise is a traveler’s dream with a plethora of activities to choose from: watersports, wine-tasting, mountain-biking and much more! Reputably known for its cold winters, warm summers and abundant wildlife, the unspoiled beauty of Otago is rewarding in any season.
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Prices are per person, based on 4 people double occupancy. International airfare and gratuities for B&R guides additional. The activity level of this trip is Enthusiast. Hotels: Signature Hotel class - The premium hotels are unique expressions of the region. Often they’ve had a previous life as a monastery or a castle, but in every case they offer an exceptionally comfortable stay. Private, Daytime Guided tour. Request your date for exact pricing. Best time to visit: January - May; September - December. Holiday supplement applies.