« Hike and Bike New Zealand (Finished)

Category:
Travel The World
Code:
ADV0228
Dates/Times:
March 6th, 2016 – March 17th, 2016
Start Time:
14:00
Duration:
12 Days
From:
AU$2995.00
Location:
New Zealand

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Sunday 6th March, 2016 - Queenstown
Today is your arrival day, you have some free time to explore Queenstown prior to our group meeting which will be conducted at 6pm in the main reception area of the Motel.  Our Group Manager will meet you all here, introduce everyone and conduct a short briefing about what you can expect over the next few days. You will then all head downtown to enjoy your first group meal together.

Accommodation:  Motel Style (Twin Share)



Monday 7th March, 2016 - Queenstown
Another day in paradise, before you hit the Milford Track tomorrow!  Great chance to pick up any additional items you may require for the walk and check out some of the many activities on offer in Queenstown.  At 4pm we will all meet for a briefing about the walk and to collect our maps and other info.  Afterwards, our Group Manager will take you shopping for any food supplies you may require and then out to a local restaurant for dinner.

Accommodation:  Motel Style (Twin Share)
Meals: Breakfast



Tuesday 8th March, 2016 - Friday 11th March - Milford Track Walk
You will be walking the track at your own pace and will re-group at designated points along the way, which our Group Coordinator will arrange, or at the end of the day once in the huts.  Each of you will be provided with a full briefing, you will be carrying your own gear, a map and will be walking along a well marked trail. There is a Warden assigned to each hut and he/she will be able to provide can you with in-depth knowledge about the track/conservation if you wish to know more.  

Full details, including walking distances and gear required, etc ..will be supplied on request/booking.

Accommodation:  Communal Milford Track Huts (Places are Limited)
Meals (1 Breakfast at Motel prior to Walk) 

 

Friday 11th March, 2016

After finishing our Milford Track Walk today, a short boat ride from Sandfly Point will take us to the Visitors Centre at Milford Sound, where we’ll board our cruise boat to enjoy the splendours of the Milford Sound, before heading back to Queenstown.

Accommodation:  Motel Style (Twin Share)



Saturday 12th March, 2016 - Queenstown

Today is a day of leisure in Queenstown, as there is so much on offer here, your Group Manager is a ‘local’ and can assist you in providing options, or you can simply use today to relax and catch up on washing/shopping if you wish.  Some of the Options include: Shotover Jet or Canyon Swing, Bungy, Luge,Ice Bar, Skyline Gondola Ride and more!

Accommodation:  Motel Style (Twin Share)
Meals: Breakfast



Sunday 13th March, 2016  Queenstown/Clyde to Omakau

This morning we board the Intercity Bus from Queenstown to Clyde, where we will be met by a representative from our cycle supplier in NZ, who will fit us out with bikes, helmets and all the equipment required to complete our ride. Our Group Manager will then issue everyone with a rail trail passport which can be stamped at every station along the way, explain how the day will run and conduct a short cycling orientation around the town of Clyde so you can get used to your bike, before you all head off on the trail.

Riding Distance: 41km

Accommodation: Omakau Bedpost & Self Contained Units
Meals: Breakfast



Monday 14th March, 2016 - Omakau to Wedderburn

Bike from Omakau to Wedderburn, before being transported to nearby Naseby.  Highlights of today’s ride include the spectacular Poolburn Gorge Viaduct and tunnels, the vast wide open spaces of the Ida Valley, the Idaburn dam (famous for it’s Winter Curling) and the quaint town of Wedderburn.

Riding Distance: 42km

Accommodation: Naseby Lodge, Naseby
Meals: Breakfast



Tuesday 15th March, 2016 - Wedderburn to Kokonga

Before heading off on our cycle journey today, we get to try our hand at the ancient sport of curling at the new indoor purpose built ice facility in Naseby. After all the fun & frivolity...we’ll be transported to Wedderburn to pick up our bikes for today’s ride.  Highlights of today’s ride include: crossing the Maniototo Plains, visiting the rural art deco town of Ranfurly, unaltered stone bridge over Cap Burn and the Taieri River.  

Riding Distance: 33km

Accommodation: Peter’s Farm - Historic 1882 Mud Brick Lodge
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner



Wednesday 16th March, 2016 - Kokonga to Middlemarch / Dunedin

Bike from Kokonga to Middlemarch, where we take a shuttle bus to Pukerangi Railway Station, ending our journey to Dunedin in true style on the Taieri Gorge Railway.  Highlights of the final day’s ride include: Prices Creek Tunnel, views of the Rock and Pillar & Taieri Ranges, the Hyde Railway Disaster memorial and the Strath Taieri Plain.  Once in Dunedin, we’ll freshen up before celebrating our achievement at our final group dinner.

Riding Distance: 42km

Accommodation: TBA Hotel/Motel - Dunedin
Meals: Breakfast



Thursday 17th March, 2016 - Dunedin

Stay on and explore Dunedin at your leisure (Our Group Manager is a ‘local’ and will be happy to point out all the attractions), extend your holiday in NZ, or depart to airport for flight home.

Meals: Breakfast






Price Per Person:  AUD $2995.00 

 

Inclusions:

  • Services of an Adventurous Women Group Manager

  • All track transport to the Milford Track (bus and boat)

  • Milford Track briefing, map and information.

  • Milford Track Souvenir track book (rrp $NZ30)

  • Milford Sound Boat Cruise & transport back to Queenstown (bus)

  • Bus Transport from Queenstown to Clyde

  • Adult bike for 4 days - with Panniers, Helmets, Repair Kits & all equipment necessary

  • Rail Trail Passport, Map & Pre-Ride Briefing by support staff

  • 1 Entry to International Curling Ice Rink & Introductory Lesson

  • Transportation of Luggage to accommodation each day while on Otago Trail

  • Storage of overflow luggage (AW Group Manager will arrange)

  • 3 Nights Basic Hut Accommodation while on Milford Track (Group Share)

  • 3 Nights B&B Comfortable Accommodation while on Otago Trail (Twin/Triple Share)

  • 4 Nights B&B Comfortable Accommodation in Hotel Queenstown (Twin Share)

  • 1 Night B&B Comfortable Accommodation in Hotel Dunedin (Twin Share)

  • 1 Evening Celebration Dinner at Peter’s Farm

  • Transport from Middlemarch to Pukerangi Railway Station

  • Historic Taieri Gorge Railway trip to Dunedin

  • 8 Breakfasts, 1 Dinner

 

Not Included:

  • Flights To/From New Zealand

  • Meals not indicated on itinerary

  • Hiking Gear/Items of a Personal Nature

  • Travel Insurance - Compulsory prior to travel (recommended prior to booking)

 

 

How To Book:

PLACES ARE LIMITED AND ARE SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY AT TIME OF BOOKING.  A $800 DEPOSIT IS REQUIRED TO SECURE YOUR PLACE.  IF YOU WISH TO BOOK, PLEASE CLICK ON THE BOOK NOW BUTTON BELOW, FILL OUT YOUR DETAILS AND SUBMIT.  WE'LL GET BACK TO YOU SHORTLY TO ARRANGE PAYMENT OF YOUR DEPOSIT.



It was a great trip - the walk and the bike sections balanced really well. Jazzie was the perfect coordinator and was always friendly and cheerful with everyone. She went out of her…Read more

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Deborah John - Mar 06 2016
Although physically and mentally challenging (to me), this adventure was definitely exhilarating. Nature (and weather) are your friend and opponent. Without the (one day of) rain,…Read more

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