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Program #18896RJ
24 Days | 23 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Equipment Requirements
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Itinerary for Feb 10 — Mar 5, 2014

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Day One: Monday, February 10 -
Depart From: Depart the US for New Zealand.

Day Two: Tuesday, February 11 -
In Transit: Cross International Date Line.

Type: Hotel

Contact info:
88 Frankton Road
Queenstown, 9197 New Zealand
phone: +64 3 442-7950
Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Three: Wednesday, February 12 - Welcome Dinner
Breakfast: Taken on airplane.

Morning: Arrive Queenstown, transfer to hotel. Orientation and overview of city

Lunch: At cafe

Afternoon: Excursion to town centre to view adventure tourism sites

Dinner: Welcome Dinner at Hotel

Lodging: Copthorne Lakeview Hotel

Meals Included: Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Contact info:
88 Frankton Road
Queenstown, 9197 New Zealand
phone: +64 3 442-7950
Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Four: Thursday, February 13 - Excursion to Walter Peak sheep ranch by schedul...
Breakfast: At hotel

Morning: Field trip to Queenstown Birdlife Park Then Board scheduled Ferry service to Walter Peak Sheep Ranch for lecture & guided tour

Lunch: Barbecue lunch at Ranch Cafe

Afternoon: View demonstrations & return to Queenstown hotel

Dinner: Own choice- cash provided.

Lodging: Copthorne Lakeview Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Stunning lake and mountain views

Contact info:
20 Lakefront Drive
Te Anau, New Zealand
phone: +6432497421
web: www.millenniumhotels.co.nz

Room amenities: Telephone Standard Rooms at the Kingsgate Hotel Te Anau are spacious and welcoming. They feature one double and one single bed as well as an ensuite bathroom. Guests can enjoy a range of amenities when staying in this modern hotel. Te Anau, New Zealand is a beautiful spot from which to explore the natural wonders of this mountainous region. Room Details: 6 digital Freeview TV channels Refrigerator Tea and coffee-making facilities Hair dryer Iron and ironing board Radio alarm clock Daily newspaper (on request) Complimentary off-street parking

Facility amenities: Internet and email desk and hotspot Laundry Restaurant and bar

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Five: Friday, February 14 - All-day excursion by coach to Milford Sound (fior...
All-day excursion by coach to Milford Sound (fiord) with scenic launch cruise on the Sound

Breakfast: At hotel

Morning: All-day excursion by coach to Milford Sound (fiord) with scenic launch cruise on the Sound

Lunch: Packed lunch on board launch

Afternoon: Return to Te Anau by coach, with scenic views en route

Dinner: Dinner at a local restaurant.

Lodging: Kingsgate Te Anau

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Contact info:
Highway 8
Tekapo, New Zealand
phone: +6436806848
web: www.tekapo.co.nz

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.


Day Six: Saturday, February 15 - Coach to Tekapo with Alpne views en route
Breakfast: At hotel

Morning: Coach to Tekapo.with view of Alpine peaks en route Walk on Lake shore- visit hot pools

Lunch: At cafe en route

Afternoon: Lecture on history & geography of the McKenzie Country. Short Guided walk.

Dinner: In hotel restaurant.

Lodging: Godley Resort Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Contact info:
Highway 8
Tekapo, New Zealand
phone: +6436806848
web: www.tekapo.co.nz

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.


Day Seven: Sunday, February 16 - Guided walk Dinner with local residents.
Breakfast: In hotel

Morning: Guide walk around Lake Tekapo shore.

Lunch: At cafe en route

Afternoon: Guided walk on Mt.John

Dinner: Dinner with local residents..

Lodging: Godley Resort Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Resort

Contact info:
51 Main Road
Methven, New Zealand
phone: +6433028724
Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.


Day Eight: Monday, February 17 - Coach to Methven
Breakfast: At Hotel

Morning: Coach to Methven with stop at Geraldine

Lunch: At cafe en route

Afternoon: Guided walk in Peel Forest. Proceed to Methven and check in at resort.

Dinner: At local restaurant

Lodging: Methven Resort

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Resort

Contact info:
51 Main Road
Methven, New Zealand
phone: +6433028724
Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.


Day Nine: Tuesday, February 18 - Visit Forest Park
Breakfast: At Resort

Morning: Guided walk to Sharplin Falls beside clear mountain stream

Lunch: At cafe

Afternoon: Guide visit to local museum

Dinner: At restaurant

Lodging: Methven Resort

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Lodge

Contact info:
115 Beach Road
Kaikoura, New Zealand
phone: +6433195743
web: www.lobsterinn.co.nz

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.


Day Ten: Wednesday, February 19 - Coach to Kaikoura
Breakfast: At Resort

Morning: Coach to Kaikoura in Pacific Coast

Lunch: At cafe en route

Afternoon: Continue by coach on journey to Kaikoura

Dinner: In restaurant.

Lodging: Lobster Inn Motor Lodge

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Lodge

Contact info:
115 Beach Road
Kaikoura, New Zealand
phone: +6433195743
web: www.lobsterinn.co.nz

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.


Day Eleven: Thursday, February 20 - Walk on Peninsula Trail
Breakfast: At hotel

Morning: Free time Opportunity to Whale Watch or view Ocean Birds (at own expense)

Lunch: In local cafe

Afternoon: Guided walk on Peninsular trail.

Dinner: Social gathering and Dinner with local residents

Lodging: Lobster Inn Motor Lodge

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Inn

Contact info:
23 Beach Road
Tahunanui
Nelson, New Zealand
phone: +6435485985
web: www.beachcomber.co.nz

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.


Day Twelve: Friday, February 21 - Coach to Nelson via Coastal route
Breakfast: At hotel

Morning: Board coach for Nelson via coastal route and Marlborough wine district

Lunch: At cafe enroute

Afternoon: Arrive at Nelson & check in to hotel Visit Wearable Art Exhibition

Dinner: At hotel

Lodging: Beachcomber Motor Inn

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Inn

Contact info:
23 Beach Road
Tahunanui
Nelson, New Zealand
phone: +6435485985
web: www.beachcomber.co.nz

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.


Day Thirteen: Saturday, February 22 - Guided Walk with historian
Breakfast: At hotel

Morning: Lecture in Comference room on history & architecture of city Walk with local group

Lunch: Lunch at cafe

Afternoon: Lecture on local economy

Dinner: At hotel

Lodging: Beachcomber Motor Inn

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Inn

Contact info:
23 Beach Road
Tahunanui
Nelson, New Zealand
phone: +6435485985
web: www.beachcomber.co.nz

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.


Day Fourteen: Sunday, February 23 - All day Walking field trip to Abel Tasman Nationa...
Note: An alternative walk can be arranged for less active participants

Breakfast: At hotel

Morning: Guided all day walking field trip to Abel Tasman National Park access by scheduled launch trip

Lunch: Packed lunch in the field.

Afternoon: Return to Nelson by Coach

Dinner: At hotel

Lodging: Beachcomber Motor Inn

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Contact info:
110 Wakefield Street
Wellington, New Zealand
phone: +6444731440
web: www.westplaza.co.nz

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Fifteen: Monday, February 24 - Travel to Wellington by scheduled ferry service t...
Travel to Wellington by scheduled ferry service through scenic Marlborough Sounds Short walk on sea-front

Breakfast: At hotel

Morning: Coach to Picton to board scheduled ferry for trip to Wellington via scenic Marlborough Sounds

Lunch: On board ferry- own choice

Afternoon: Coach to hotel & settle in. Optional short guided walk on seafront. . Return to Hotel for Lecture on Politics & Economy

Dinner: In Hotel restaurant.

Lodging: West Plaza Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Contact info:
110 Wakefield Street
Wellington, New Zealand
phone: +6444731440
web: www.westplaza.co.nz

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Sixteen: Tuesday, February 25 - Visit Parliament Buidings for Lecture & tour. Gui...
Visit Parliament Buidings for Lecture & tour. Guided walking field trip to Wildlife Sanctuary Visit Te Papa Museum of N.Z. Afternoon: Free Time OptionalTheatre performance at extra cost

Breakfast: At hotel

Morning: Visit Parliament for guided tour & lecture. Also Old St Paul's historic Church . Return to Te Papa Museum.

Lunch: At Museum cafe.-own choice.

Afternoon: FREE TIME

Dinner: At theatre restaurant. (Theatre performance optional at extra cost)

Lodging: West Plaza Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Contact info:
Cnr Tennyson Street & Clive Square
Napier, New Zealand
phone: +64 6 8353373
web: www.viceroyhotel.co.nz

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Seventeen: Wednesday, February 26 - Coach to Napier Walk in Garden en route
Breakfast: At hotel

Morning: Board coach for trip to Napier- via Manawatu. Walk in garden at Palmerston North Rose Garden

Lunch: At cafe en route

Afternoon: Proceed to Napier & check in to Hotel

Dinner: In hotel

Lodging: Viceroy Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Contact info:
Cnr Tennyson Street & Clive Square
Napier, New Zealand
phone: +64 6 8353373
web: www.viceroyhotel.co.nz

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Eighteen: Thursday, February 27 - Walk with New Zealanders in the morning. Afterno...
Walk with New Zealanders in the morning. Afternoon: Lecture & Art Deco Walk

Breakfast: At hotel

Morning: Local walk with New Zealanders

Lunch: At cafe

Afternoon: Lecture and guided Art Deco walk. Then Free time

Dinner: At restaurant, with local residents.

Lodging: Viceroy Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Resort

Contact info:
282 Lake Terrace
Taupo, New Zealand
phone: +6473783893
web: www.lakeland.co.nz

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.


Day Nineteen: Friday, February 28 - Coach to Taupo Maori Cultural Experience
Breakfast: At hotel

Morning: Board coach for trip to Taupo.

Lunch: IAt cafe

Afternoon: Local walk with New Zealand group.

Dinner: Maori Cultural Experience with dinner.

Lodging: Lakeland Resort

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Resort

Contact info:
282 Lake Terrace
Taupo, New Zealand
phone: +6473783893
web: www.lakeland.co.nz

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.


Day Twenty: Saturday, March 01 - Walk to Taranaki Falls on Mt .Ruapehu Walk round...
Walk to Taranaki Falls on Mt .Ruapehu Walk round Lake Rotopunamu (crater lake) with New Zealanders

Breakfast: At hotel.

Morning: Board coach to Mt. Ruapehu for all-day walking field trip. Walk to Taranaki Falls.

Lunch: At mountain cafe

Afternoon: Walk around Lake Rotopounamu (bush-clad crater lake).

Dinner: At local restaurant.

Lodging: Lakeland Resort

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Motel

Contact info:
324 Hetherington Road
Whangamata, New Zealand
phone: +6478658464
web: www.breakersmotel.co.nz

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.


Day Twenty One: Sunday, March 02 - Coach to Whangamata Walk on beach Dinner with l...
Breakfast: At hotel.

Morning: Board coach for trip to Whangamata

Lunch: In cafe en route

Afternoon: Arrive at Whangamata. Walk on Beach with local residents. Check in to motel

Dinner: Dinner with local residents in their homes.

Lodging: Breakers Motel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Motel

Contact info:
324 Hetherington Road
Whangamata, New Zealand
phone: +6478658464
web: www.breakersmotel.co.nz

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.


Day Twenty Two: Monday, March 03 - Guided walk on Cathedral Cove Trail
Breakfast: At motel

Morning: Coach to Cathedral Cove trail for guided walk.

Lunch: Packed lunch on walk.

Afternoon: Further short walk. Return to Whangamata by coach.

Dinner: Dinner at local restaurant.

Lodging: Breakers Motel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Contact info:
27 Victoria St. West
Auckland, New Zealand
phone: +6493031333
web: www.newpresidenthotel.co.nz

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: NZ$125 per nt
Room rate subject to change To arrange contact provider by Email at eilehcobbe@xtra.co.nz


Day Twenty Three: Tuesday, March 04 - Coach to Opoutere for guided walk Afternoon: Co...
Breakfast: At motel.

Morning: Coach to Opoutere Beach. Lecture by Dept. of Conservation Officer. Walk on estuary & beach to view endangered bird species.

Lunch: Packed lunch in the field.

Afternoon: Return to Whangamata. Coach to Auckland.

Dinner: FAREWELL DINNER

Lodging: New President Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Twenty Four: Wednesday, March 05 - Morning Free time. Afternoon- Museum Visit Coac...
Morning Free time. Afternoon- Museum Visit Coach to Airport for flight to U.S.A.

Breakfast: At hotel

Morning: Free time

Lunch: Own choice

Afternoon: Visit to Museum Coach to airport . Fly out to U.S.A.

Meals Included: Breakfast

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