Walking, Cycling and Kayaking Tours

Cycling Tours

5 Day / 4 Night Executive Independent Otago Central Rail Trail - Stars

This independent cycle adventure is a 5 day/4 night tour on the Otago Central Railtrail. Cycling 3.5 to 4.5 hours per day on a vehicle free trail with an easy gradient. Amazing scenery whilst riding over viaducts, through tunnels and encountering old historic hotels staying in twin/double share accommodation. Cyclists will experience wonderful local cuisine and meet colourful local people. Adding to your experience is your side trip to the historic township of Naseby to go curling which is always a bit of a laugh and great fun. Package also includes transport through to Naseby and return for curling experience and tour of Naseby.

Twin/Double Room (4 Nights)TwinExtra Night
16 Oct 18 - 31 Mar 19$1,092

NOTE: Departs: From Queenstown at 7:45am Returns: Dunedin or Queenstown, varies with transport option selected on day 5 If cycling outside of main season (1st October - 30th April) you will need to take your luggage with you in panniers as a luggage transfer service is not provided. Additional luggage not required can be transferred from one end of the trail to the other

Inclusions: 4 nights accommodation and consists of hotels, farm stay and bed-and-breakfast accommodation. All accommodation will be on a twin share basis. 5 days bicycle hir, Naseby Curling Rick voucher, 4 breakfasts, one way transfer from Queenstown to Clyde, from Middlemarch, choice of Taieri Gorge Railway to Dunedin or coach transfer to Queenstown, baggage transfers for one bag (15 kilogram limit per person).

4 Day / 3 Night Luxury Independent Otago Central Rail Trail - Stars

This independent cycle adventure is a 4 day/3 night tour on the Otago Central Railtrail. You will cycle 3.5 to 4.5 hours per day on a vehicle free trail with an easy gradient. Reward yourself after a days cycling each night in lovely double/twin share luxury accommodation where you can sit back, relax and reflect on the days ride. You will pass through some amazing scenery whilst riding over viaducts, through tunnels and experiencing wonderful cuisine and meeting colourful local people. Adding to your Railtrail experience is a guided tour through the historic gold-mining township of Naseby where you will also try your hand at curling which is always a bit of a laugh and great fun. Finish off this wonderful tour with a train ride to Dunedin through the spectacular and scenic Taieri Gorge.

Twin/Double Room (3 Nights)TwinExtra Night
16 Oct 18 - 31 Mar 19$1,194

NOTE: Departs: From Queenstown at 7:45am (Oct – Mar), on demand Returns: Dunedin at 6:30pm

Inclusions: 3 nights accommodation and consists of hotels, farm stay and bed-and-breakfast accommodation. All accommodation will be on a twin share basis. 4 days bicycle hire, 4 breakfast. one way transfer from Queenstown to Clyde, from Middlemarch, choice of Taieri Gorge Railway to Dunedin or coach transfer to Queenstown, baggage transfers for one bag (15 kilogram limit per person)

Kayak and Walking Tours

3 Day / 2 Night Kayak & Walk - Stars

Enjoy a walking and kayaking tour of Abel Tasman National Park. Cruise along the coastline from Kaiteriteri to Totaranui and glimpse stunning scenery. Walk through beech forests and along secluded golden beaches before kayaking through Tonga Island Marine Reserve. Take a relaxing swim at Bark Bay then paddle the idyllic waters of Te Pukatea Bay.

Lodge (2 Nights)TwinExtra Night
16 Oct - 29 Oct 18 & 20 Jan - 28 Jan 19$1,390
2 Nov 18 - 19 Jan 19 & 1 Feb - 31 Mar 19$1,534

NOTE: Departs: From Nelson at 10:30am (Mon, Fri, Sat, Sun), 7:15am (Wed) Returns: 5:30pm Moderate level of fitness required.

Inclusions: 2 nights accommodation in a lodge with twin/double rooms with en-suite, 2 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners, Kaiteriteri to Totaranui scenic cruise, luggage transfers, return transfers from Nelson.

5 Day / 4 Night Kayak & Walk - Stars

Discover the stunning Abel Tasman region on foot and kayak. Cruise between Kaiteriteri and Totaranui before walking through beech and rata forests. Then kayak through tranquil waters to secluded coves. Enjoy leisure time in Awaroa and Torrent Bay where you can discover historical sites or relax on an idyllic beach. Visit Cleopatra's Pool and walk along Anchorage Beach to the historical Maori sites at Pitt Head.

Lodge (4 Nights)TwinExtra Night
16 Oct - 30 Oct 18 & 22 Jan - 29 Jan 19$2,008
2 Nov 18 - 18 Jan 19 & 1 Feb - 29 Mar 19$2,128

NOTE: Departs: From Nelson at 10:30am (Tue, Fri) Returns: 5:30pm Moderate level of fitness required.

Inclusions: 4 nights accommodation in a lodge with twin/double rooms with en-suite, 4 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners, Kaiteriteri to Totaranui scenic cruise, luggage transfers, return transfers from Nelson.

Walking Tours

5 Day / 4 Night Abel Tasman Walk - Stars

Explore Abel Tasman National Park and discover stunning coastline and pristine bays on a cruise between Kaiteriteri and Totaranui. Stroll through native beech forests before spending time at leisure in Awaroa. Visit historical sites in the area before enjoying the scenic walk to Torrent Bay. Discover the waterfalls on Falls River and visit Cleopatra's Pool. Take the scenic coastal walk to Marahau and marvel at the panoramic views across Tasman Bay to Nelson.

Lodge (4 Nights)TwinExtra Night
2 Nov 18 - 18 Jan 19 & 1 Feb - 29 Mar 19$1,996
16 Oct - 30 Oct 18 & 22 Jan - 29 Jan 19$1,876

NOTE: Departs: From Nelson at 10:30am Returns: 5:30pm Departures every Tuesday year-round. From November through to March, departures every Tuesday and Friday. Friday departures over the Christmas/New Year period, and through February are limited.

Inclusions: 4 nights accommodation in a lodge with twin/double rooms with en-suite, Kaiteriteri to Totaranui scenic cruise, 4 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners, luggage transfers, return transfers from Nelson

3 Day / 2 Night Hollyford Track Guided Walk - Stars

Enjoy a walking adventure on the Hollyford Track. Trek through native beech forests and cross the Fiordland's longest swing bridge. Enjoy a thrilling jet boat ride and walk through ancient Podocarp forest. Visit the fur seal colony at Long Reef and discover rare penguins before embarking on a helicopter flight to spectacular Milford Sound.

Lodge (2 Nights)TwinExtra Night
25 Dec 18 - 31 Mar 19$2,256
23 Oct - 22 Dec 18$2,042

NOTE: Departs: Every second day from Queenstown at 6:30am, Te Anau at 8:45am Returns: Te Anau at 4:30pm, Queenstown at 7pm

Inclusions: 2 nights accommodation in well-appointed private lodges with twin share rooms, hot showers and flush toilets, 2 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners, friendly, knowledgeable & professional guides, wilderness jet boat journey down the Hollyford river and across Lake McKerrow, amazing helicopter flight into Milford Sound, use of wet weather jacket and back pack, return transfers from Queenstown and Te Anau accommodation

Travel Dates:

16 Oct 2018 - 31 Mar 2019

*per person share twin

3 nights from

$1,092*

Includes

  • Extended Walking, Cycling or Kayak/Walking Tours as outlined
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