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Program #12346RJ
22 Days | 21 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
While all of our learning adventures offer extraordinary value, our "Best Value" programs were rated by our participants themselves who thought their dollar went particularly far.
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
Good walking shoes/boots rainproof gear, warm sweater, hat & gloves. Sunhat and sunscreen Day pack Waking poles if used to using them

Itinerary for Oct 28 — Nov 18, 2014

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Day One: Tuesday, October 28 -
In Transit: Board airplane for International flight to New Zealand

Day Two: Wednesday, October 29 -
In Transit: Cross International Date Line- lose a day.

Type: Hotel

Contact info:
1000 Eruera Street
Rotorua, New Zealand
phone: +6473481174
web: www.lakeplazahotel.co.nz/

Room amenities: Guestrooms are double occupancy with tea/coffee making facilities, direct dial telephones, iron, a hair dryer, TV including Sky TV, and alarm clock

Facility amenities: The hotel has a laundry service, restaurant and bar, pool, sauna, and private spa. Internet and wireless available

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Three: Thursday, October 30 - Coach to Rotorua with Welcome Lunch stop at Hamlt...
Note: Walk around Hamilton Gardens

Breakfast: On Airplane.

Morning: Arrive Auckland Int.Airport. Meet with Group Leaders. Board coach to Rotorua with a visit to Hamilton Gardens after lunch The Themed gardens are exceptional and include a Maori heritage garden

Lunch: Welcome Lunch at Hamilton Restaurant

Afternoon: Arrive Rotorua. Rotorua is New Zealand's own geothermal paradise This good-looking city is big on maori culture and hospitality you can stand on active volcanoes, peer into massive craters and see boiling mud and erupting geysers.Settle in to Hotel & Orientation.

Dinner: Light dinner at Hotel

Lodging: Sudima Hotel

Meals Included: Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Contact info:
1000 Eruera Street
Rotorua, New Zealand
phone: +6473481174
web: www.lakeplazahotel.co.nz/

Room amenities: Guestrooms are double occupancy with tea/coffee making facilities, direct dial telephones, iron, a hair dryer, TV including Sky TV, and alarm clock

Facility amenities: The hotel has a laundry service, restaurant and bar, pool, sauna, and private spa. Internet and wireless available

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Four: Friday, October 31 - Coach to beautiful Lake Rotoiti Guided walking to...
Coach to beautiful Lake Rotoiti Guided walking tour of Rainbow Springs. Guided walk in Redwood grove. Geology Lecture

Note: Historic Hongi's track 1.5 hrs 2.2 km one way. Okere Falls 45 mins 1.2 km one way Guided walking tour of Rainbow Springs. Walk in Redwood forest approx. 1 hour

Breakfast: Breakfast at Hotel.

Morning: A short introductory lecture on history of New Zealand. Board coach for all-day walking field trip to Lake Rotoiti & Okere Falls, with beautiful views of lake and waterfalls.

Lunch: At Okere Falls Cafe

Afternoon: Guided walking excursion to Rainbow Springs, a lush wildlife area filled with ferns, trees and plants, native birds and rainbow trout in a crystal clear mineral spring that runs throughout the park. Afterwards there will be guided walk in the Redwood Grove, a beautiful forest of California Redwood trees just minutes from the city center. Before dinner there will be a lecture on geology & flora of the Volcanic Plateau.

Dinner: At Hotel

Lodging: Sudima Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Contact info:
1000 Eruera Street
Rotorua, New Zealand
phone: +6473481174
web: www.lakeplazahotel.co.nz/

Room amenities: Guestrooms are double occupancy with tea/coffee making facilities, direct dial telephones, iron, a hair dryer, TV including Sky TV, and alarm clock

Facility amenities: The hotel has a laundry service, restaurant and bar, pool, sauna, and private spa. Internet and wireless available

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Five: Saturday, November 01 - Coach to Te Puia for Maori Concert & guided walk ...
Coach to Te Puia for Maori Concert & guided walk of thermal area. Guided walk on Rainbow Mountain Summit track

Note: Rainbow Mountain Summit track. Uphill climb (1.5 hrs one way 2.5 hrs return 5 km) Optional Crater Lake walk (15 mins one way)

Breakfast: Breakfast at hotel.

Morning: Walk along Lake Rotorua waterfront to Government Gardens. Coach to Te Puia, one of New Zealand's premier Maori cultural and geothermal visitors center. While there participants will enjoy a Traditional Maori Concert & guided tour of thermal area.

Lunch: At Te Puia Cafe.

Afternoon: Guided walk on Rainbow Mountain Summit track with views of 2 craters and walk past coloured and steaming ridges. From the summit there are amazing 360-degree views of Rotorua's lakes and Mt Tarawera (1.5 hrs one way 2.5 hrs return 5 km)

Dinner: At local Restaurant

Lodging: Sudima Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Contact info:
110 Wakefield Street
Wellington, 6001 New Zealand
phone: +6444731440
web: www.lakeplazahotel.co.nz/

Room amenities: Guestrooms are double occupancy and have private bathrooms with tea/coffee making facilities, remote control TV with Sky TV channels, radio, alarm clock, mini bar, work desk, direct dial telephone, modem connection, refrigerator, hair dryer, and iron facilities. Internet and wireless available

Facility amenities: The hotel has an elevator, laundry service, restaurant and bar & lounge.

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Six: Sunday, November 02 - Coach to Wellington with stops for morning tea & ...
Coach to Wellington with stops for morning tea & lunch Tour of famous Huka Falls en route

Note: Arrive Wellington & settle in to hotel

Breakfast: Breakfast at hotel.

Morning: Board coach for all day trip to Wellington. Morning tea will be taken in Taupo, which sits at the edge of Lake Taupo and has spectacular views of mountain and lake. Visit spectacular Huka Falls

Lunch: In restaurant en route to Wellington

Afternoon: Arrive in Wellington and settle in to the centrally located hotel. Wellington is the capital city of New Zealand chosen for it;s central location. One of the many enticing points of this exciting city is its compact CBD-you can walk from one side to the other in 20 minutes. The waterfront is lined with immaculate parks,heritage buildings and museums. Wellington is dubbed the "creative and cultural capital of New Zealand'

Dinner: At hotel

Lodging: West Plaza Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Contact info:
110 Wakefield Street
Wellington, 6001 New Zealand
phone: +6444731440
web: www.lakeplazahotel.co.nz/

Room amenities: Guestrooms are double occupancy and have private bathrooms with tea/coffee making facilities, remote control TV with Sky TV channels, radio, alarm clock, mini bar, work desk, direct dial telephone, modem connection, refrigerator, hair dryer, and iron facilities. Internet and wireless available

Facility amenities: The hotel has an elevator, laundry service, restaurant and bar & lounge.

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Seven: Monday, November 03 - Guided visit to Parliament &visit to Te Papa muse...
Note: Afternoon free time Lecture on history & features of Wellington

Breakfast: At hotel

Morning: Guided tour of Parliament & Te Papa Museum. The Te Papa museum is dedicated to preserving and presenting the taonga (treasures) of New Zealand's peoples and to interpret the country's heritage for national and international audiences.

Lunch: Own choice

Afternoon: Free time to explore Wellington. Before dinner there will be a lecture on the Politics & Economy of New Zealand.

Dinner: At hotel

Lodging: West Plaza Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Contact info:
110 Wakefield Street
Wellington, 6001 New Zealand
phone: +6444731440
web: www.lakeplazahotel.co.nz/

Room amenities: Guestrooms are double occupancy and have private bathrooms with tea/coffee making facilities, remote control TV with Sky TV channels, radio, alarm clock, mini bar, work desk, direct dial telephone, modem connection, refrigerator, hair dryer, and iron facilities. Internet and wireless available

Facility amenities: The hotel has an elevator, laundry service, restaurant and bar & lounge.

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Eight: Tuesday, November 04 - Ferry to Matiu/Somes Island, a Scientific and His...
Ferry to Matiu/Somes Island, a Scientific and Historic Reserve and Botanic Gardens

Note: Guided walk around Somes Island loop track( 40 mins) on wellformed track, to summit and gun installation (30 Mins.) and Around Botanic Gardens

Breakfast: Breakfast at hotel.

Morning: Take scheduled Ferry to Matiu/Somes Island situated in the middle of Wellington's stunning harbour. Visitors can wander amidst native plant and bird life while tracing the island's extraordinary history – formerly an enemy alien internment camp and quarantine station, the island was also once home to Ma-ori and has two pa- sites. Animals have been quarantined on Matiu/Somes Island officially since 1889, and by 1908, the island was considered New Zealand's principal animal quarantine station.

Lunch: Packed lunch in the field

Afternoon: Take cable car to Botanical Gardens. Visit cable car Museum. Walk down through Gardens and back to Hotel

Dinner: At Theatre Restaurant.

Evening: Optional visit to the Circa theatre (for an additional cost)

Lodging: West Plaza Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Contact info:
115 Beach Road
Kaikoura, 8280 New Zealand
phone: +6433195743
web: www.lobsterinn.co.nz/

Room amenities: Guestrooms include tea/coffee making facilities, hair dryers, telephones, Sky TV

Facility amenities: The hotel has a restaurant and sports bar, and laundry facilities.Broad band wireless in conference area

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


Day Nine: Wednesday, November 05 - Coach to Ferry terminal for trip to Picton in Sou...
Coach to Ferry terminal for trip to Picton in South Island via scenic Marlborough Sounds. On arrival- coach to Kaikoura.

Breakfast: Breakfast at hotel.

Morning: Board coach for Ferry Termnal and depart on scheduled service for Picton on South Island, via Cook Strait and Marlborough Sounds. Upon arrival board coach for winery.

Lunch: At Shelly's Cafe in Blenheim.

Afternoon: Visit Omaka First World War Aircraft Museum. Set up by Sir Peter Jackson & includes items of the famous Red Baron. Board coach for trip to Kaikoura via scenic Coastal Highway. Settle in to Lodge. Situated on the South Island East Coast- a noted centre for Wildlife Studies, especially Whales, Dolphins and Seabirds. Bird life in an adjacent native forest is also an attraction.

Dinner: At lodge

Lodging: Lobster Inn Motor Lodge

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Contact info:
115 Beach Road
Kaikoura, 8280 New Zealand
phone: +6433195743
web: www.lobsterinn.co.nz/

Room amenities: Guestrooms include tea/coffee making facilities, hair dryers, telephones, Sky TV

Facility amenities: The hotel has a restaurant and sports bar, and laundry facilities.Broad band wireless in conference area

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


Day Ten: Thursday, November 06 - Morning: Whale watching from scheduled Tourist ve...
Morning: Whale watching from scheduled Tourist vessel. Guided walk on Peninsular trail in afternoon.

Note: Wellformed trail along cliff top with a decent down to South Bay carpark (7.6 km 2.5 hrs)

Breakfast: Breakfast at Lodge.

Morning: Board specialized vessel for scheduled Whale viewing experience, with commentary.

Lunch: Own choice

Afternoon: Guided walk on Peninsula Trail crosses the cliff top, with excellent views of the Seaward Kaikoura range, ocean and coastline

Dinner: With local residents

Lodging: Lobster Inn Motor Lodge

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Contact info:
115 Beach Road
Kaikoura, 8280 New Zealand
phone: +6433195743
web: www.lobsterinn.co.nz/

Room amenities: Guestrooms include tea/coffee making facilities, hair dryers, telephones, Sky TV

Facility amenities: The hotel has a restaurant and sports bar, and laundry facilities.Broad band wireless in conference area

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


Day Eleven: Friday, November 07 - Guided walk on Mt Fyffe or Hinau track. Visit Lav...
Note: Fyffe Palmer Walk undulating trail (approx 7 km 3hrs return) Hinau track wellformed loop track (approx 3 km 1 hr)

Breakfast: Breakfast at Lodge.

Morning: Coach to starting point for guided walk on Fyffe Palmer track (3 Hrs) with superb views over the Kaikoura Plains and Peninsular. Instead an optional loop walk (1 hr) in native bush where native hinau species are predominant Visit Lavender farm with lecture on oil production

Lunch: At local cafe

Afternoon: Coach to Informaton Centre. FREE TIME

Dinner: At the Lodge

Lodging: Lobster Inn Motor Lodge

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Contact info:
32 Mawhera Quay
Greymouth, 7801 New Zealand
phone: +6437685085
web: www.millenniumhotels.co.nz/kingsgategreymouth/index.html

Room amenities: Guestrooms include direct tea/coffee making facilities, dial telephones, a mini bar, an iron and ironing board, hair dryer, electric blanket and Sky TV

Facility amenities: The hotel has laundry services, safe deposit, a restaurant and bar, broadband available in rooms

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Twelve: Saturday, November 08 - Coach transfer to Greymouth on West Coast. Visit...
Coach transfer to Greymouth on West Coast. Visit family Dairy Farm at Blackball

Breakfast: Breakfast at Lodge.

Morning: Board coach for all day trip to Greymouth via Lewis Pass, with stops at Reefton for lunch en route. Arrive at Greymouth and settle in. West Coast's largest town. An historic gold mining town

Lunch: At Reefton

Afternoon: After lunch Reefton historical town walk

Dinner: At Greymouth Kingsgate Hotel

Evening: Video on South Island.

Lodging: Greymouth Kingsgate Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Contact info:
32 Mawhera Quay
Greymouth, 7801 New Zealand
phone: +6437685085
web: www.millenniumhotels.co.nz/kingsgategreymouth/index.html

Room amenities: Guestrooms include direct tea/coffee making facilities, dial telephones, a mini bar, an iron and ironing board, hair dryer, electric blanket and Sky TV

Facility amenities: The hotel has laundry services, safe deposit, a restaurant and bar, broadband available in rooms

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Thirteen: Sunday, November 09 - Field trip to Pancake Rocks at Punakaiki and Trum...
Field trip to Pancake Rocks at Punakaiki and Truman Track. Guided Walk up Pororari River.

Note: Punakaiki walk 1 hr on paved paths with some steps. Truman Track, Steps down to Beach and return 1 hr. Pororari river walk 5-6 km 2-3 hrs return on wellformed trail

Breakfast: Breakfast at hotel.

Morning: Field trip by coach to Punakaiki. Lecture on geological formation of Pancake Rocks. Field trip on foot to view unique coastal rock formations and blowholes. Walk down Truman track to beach

Lunch: Packed lunch in the field

Afternoon: Coach to Pororari River for guided walk to view groves of Nikau (only palm indigenous to NZ) and see native birds. Return to Greymouth for Dinner in evening

Dinner: At Speights Ale House

Lodging: Greymouth Kingsgate Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Motel

Description: Many of the Fox Glacier motels are perfectly situated for exploring the local area and Lake Matheson Motels is no exception, being just 400 metres from the centre of the township. Fox Glacier motels offer visitors a great base for visiting not only the famous glacier, but for enjoying many of the activities available locally. Accommodation is in a peaceful setting centrally located only 400 metres from the main street of Fox Glacier township and all amenities Views of Mt Cook

Contact info:
Corner Cook Flat Rd & Pekanga Drive
Fox Glacier
Fox Glacier, NA 7952 New Zealand
phone: +64 3 7510830
Room amenities: All accommodation is designated non-smoking 24 hour wireless internet access and telephones in all units Electric blankets, Cotton Linen & good convector heaters Complimentary tea, coffee, drinking chocolate, plunger coffee & fresh milk Ensuite bathrooms with hairdryers Bedside lamps, alarm clocks

Facility amenities: Guest Laundry, Portable Barbeque Large outdoor areas with seating for BBQ, space for children to run around & to enjoy the views Wireless internet access and telephones in all units

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Fourteen: Monday, November 10 - Coach to Fox Glacier to view Glacier in unique lo...
Coach to Fox Glacier to view Glacier in unique location close to coast.

Breakfast: Breakfast at lodge

Morning: Coach to Fox Glacier area with stops en route at Hokitika, which is famous for Pounamu, commonly known as greenstone or New Zealand jade. Here a community of artists create some beautiful works from this stone.

Lunch: At cafe en route to Fox Glacier

Dinner: At local restaurant

Lodging: Lake Matheson Motel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Contact info:
Ardmore Street
Wanaka 9192, New Zealand
phone: +6434437826
web: www.wanakahotel.co.nz/

Room amenities: Guestrooms include a private shower/bath, private telephone, small refrigerator, tea/coffee making facilities and a television

Facility amenities: The hotel offers laundry services and Sky TV, internet access including wireless in each room

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Fifteen: Tuesday, November 11 - Coach to view face of Glacier. Walk around Lake M...
Coach to view face of Glacier. Walk around Lake Mathieson Coach transfer to Lake Wanaka

Note: 1 Hr (2.6 km) return walk to glacier Viewing Platform 40 Min Walk on wellformed paths to Lake Matheson 1.5 Hr (2.6 km) Lake circuit

Breakfast: Breakfast at Motel.

Morning: Coach to Westland Glacier National Park. Approach on foot and ascend rock platform to view face of glacier. Part of the South West New Zealand World Heritage Area. The glacier descends from the top of the Southern Alps cutting through dramatic Glacial Valleys into rain forest 300m above sea level Walk around Lake Mathieson

Lunch: At local cafe

Afternoon: Resume journey South passing small lakes and native beech forest. Traverse Haast Pass (main divide) to enter Province of Otago and proceed past Lake Hawea to Wanaka.

Dinner: At Wanaka restaurant.

Lodging: Wanaka Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Contact info:
Ardmore Street
Wanaka 9192, New Zealand
phone: +6434437826
web: www.wanakahotel.co.nz/

Room amenities: Guestrooms include a private shower/bath, private telephone, small refrigerator, tea/coffee making facilities and a television

Facility amenities: The hotel offers laundry services and Sky TV, internet access including wireless in each room

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Sixteen: Wednesday, November 12 - Guided Walks round Lake Wanaka and at Glendhu Bay
Note: Waterfall Creek is a wellformed tail around Lake 1.5-2hrs Mt Iron is an uphill track (2 hours return)

Breakfast: Breakfast at Hotel

Morning: Guided walk alomg shore of Lake Wanaka. from Waterfall Creek back to Hotel. New Zealand's fourth largest lake, Lake Wanaka sparkles on the edge of town Board coach for lunch in private lodge at Glendhu Bay

Lunch: Eat lunch in private garden

Afternoon: Guided walk Up Mt Iron for wonderful views of Lake Wanaka

Dinner: At local restaurant

Lodging: Wanaka Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Set amongst manicured gardens on the tranquil shores of Lake Te Anau, Kingsgate Hotel Te Anau is the perfect base for exploring the scenic wonders of the region. The hotel has 94 guest rooms available with twin, double and adjoining rooms for families. Non-smoking rooms are also available. You'll enjoy the comfort and convenience of six digital Freeview TV channels, direct dial phones, minibar (in selected rooms), tea and coffee-making facilities plus a host of other amenities. Known as the "Walking Capital of the World", this area is host to some of the most breath-taking natural wonders known to man. Visit Milford Sound (120 kms), Doubtful Sound, Manapouri and the Glowworm Caves. The area has a number of awe-inspiring walks such as the Milford, Routeburn and the Kepler Tracks. Te Anau, New Zealand, hotels such as the Kingsgate Hotel Te Anau are ideally placed for experiencing the scenic beauty of this unique region.

Contact info:
20 Lakefront Drive
Te Anau, 9681 New Zealand
phone: +6432497421
web: www.millenniumhotels.co.nz

Room amenities: 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: Restaurant & Bar A wide range of guest services and amenities are available at Kingsgate Hotel Te Anau. Should you require any additional services during your stay, hotel staff will be happy to assist. When it comes to finding accommodation in Te Anau, New Zealand, the Kingsgate Hotel Te Anau offers a range of amenities and excellent service. Guest services include: Message Service Postal/Parcel Service Excursions and sightseeing attractions can be arranged at no extra charge Sky TV 7 digital Freeview TV channels in guest rooms Maid Service 24 hour Room Service (limited overnight) Currency Exchange Luggage Storage Newspaper Hotel Shop Wireless internet.

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


Day Seventeen: Thursday, November 13 - Coach transfer to Te Anau with stop at Queenstown...
Coach transfer to Te Anau with stop at Queenstown- free time and Lunch. Lecture:The Milford Track

Breakfast: Breakfast at Hotel.

Morning: Board coach for trip to Te Anau. En route stop at Queenstown for Lunch

Lunch: At Queenstown- own choice-

Afternoon: Continue on to Te Anau. Arrival and settling in at hotel. Te Anau lies beside the sparking blue waters of Lake Te Anau the largest lake in the South Island It is the Gateway to Milford Sound (2 hours by coach)

Dinner: At local restaurant

Evening: Lecture: "Early Days on the Milford Track"

Lodging: Kingsgate Te Anau Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Set amongst manicured gardens on the tranquil shores of Lake Te Anau, Kingsgate Hotel Te Anau is the perfect base for exploring the scenic wonders of the region. The hotel has 94 guest rooms available with twin, double and adjoining rooms for families. Non-smoking rooms are also available. You'll enjoy the comfort and convenience of six digital Freeview TV channels, direct dial phones, minibar (in selected rooms), tea and coffee-making facilities plus a host of other amenities. Known as the "Walking Capital of the World", this area is host to some of the most breath-taking natural wonders known to man. Visit Milford Sound (120 kms), Doubtful Sound, Manapouri and the Glowworm Caves. The area has a number of awe-inspiring walks such as the Milford, Routeburn and the Kepler Tracks. Te Anau, New Zealand, hotels such as the Kingsgate Hotel Te Anau are ideally placed for experiencing the scenic beauty of this unique region.

Contact info:
20 Lakefront Drive
Te Anau, 9681 New Zealand
phone: +6432497421
web: www.millenniumhotels.co.nz

Room amenities: 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: Restaurant & Bar A wide range of guest services and amenities are available at Kingsgate Hotel Te Anau. Should you require any additional services during your stay, hotel staff will be happy to assist. When it comes to finding accommodation in Te Anau, New Zealand, the Kingsgate Hotel Te Anau offers a range of amenities and excellent service. Guest services include: Message Service Postal/Parcel Service Excursions and sightseeing attractions can be arranged at no extra charge Sky TV 7 digital Freeview TV channels in guest rooms Maid Service 24 hour Room Service (limited overnight) Currency Exchange Luggage Storage Newspaper Hotel Shop Wireless internet.

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


Day Eighteen: Friday, November 14 - Walk on Kepler track from Rainbow reach to Motura...
Walk on Kepler track from Rainbow reach to Moturau Hut. Visit Conservation Centre & Wildlife Park.

Note: The wellformed track follows the Waiau river terrace,crosses a wetland and through beech forest to Moturua hut (4 hrs 12 km return)

Breakfast: Breakfast at hotel.

Morning: Transport by coach for guided walk in Beech Forest on Kepler track to Moturau Hut situated beside a beautiful beach with panoramic views of Lake Manapouri-

Lunch: Packed lunch in field

Afternoon: Free time during the late afternoon. to visit Wildlife Park to view endangered species and the Conservation Centre to view exhibits. Regroup to view film "Shadowlands" at 5pm

Dinner: Own choice

Evening: Optional visit to Glowworm Caves Own Cost

Lodging: Kingsgate Te Anau Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Type: Hotel

Description: Set amongst manicured gardens on the tranquil shores of Lake Te Anau, Kingsgate Hotel Te Anau is the perfect base for exploring the scenic wonders of the region. The hotel has 94 guest rooms available with twin, double and adjoining rooms for families. Non-smoking rooms are also available. You'll enjoy the comfort and convenience of six digital Freeview TV channels, direct dial phones, minibar (in selected rooms), tea and coffee-making facilities plus a host of other amenities. Known as the "Walking Capital of the World", this area is host to some of the most breath-taking natural wonders known to man. Visit Milford Sound (120 kms), Doubtful Sound, Manapouri and the Glowworm Caves. The area has a number of awe-inspiring walks such as the Milford, Routeburn and the Kepler Tracks. Te Anau, New Zealand, hotels such as the Kingsgate Hotel Te Anau are ideally placed for experiencing the scenic beauty of this unique region.

Contact info:
20 Lakefront Drive
Te Anau, 9681 New Zealand
phone: +6432497421
web: www.millenniumhotels.co.nz

Room amenities: 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: Restaurant & Bar A wide range of guest services and amenities are available at Kingsgate Hotel Te Anau. Should you require any additional services during your stay, hotel staff will be happy to assist. When it comes to finding accommodation in Te Anau, New Zealand, the Kingsgate Hotel Te Anau offers a range of amenities and excellent service. Guest services include: Message Service Postal/Parcel Service Excursions and sightseeing attractions can be arranged at no extra charge Sky TV 7 digital Freeview TV channels in guest rooms Maid Service 24 hour Room Service (limited overnight) Currency Exchange Luggage Storage Newspaper Hotel Shop Wireless internet.

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


Day Nineteen: Saturday, November 15 - All-day visit to famed Milford Sound in Fiordland...
All-day visit to famed Milford Sound in Fiordland National Park (World Heritage)

Breakfast: Breakfast at hotel. Board coach for all day field trip to Milford Sound with boat trip (with commentary) by scheduled service on the Sound. Box lunch on board is included. Return to Te Anau by coach. Dinner at Hotel.

Lunch: Box lunch provided on boat.

Dinner: At Hotel

Lodging: Kingsgate Te Anau Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Contact info:
265 Clyde Street
Balclutha, 9200 New Zealand
phone: +6434181490
web: www.rosebanklodge.co.nz/

Room amenities: Guestrooms include a shower, mini bar, Sky TV with remote control, hair dryer, phone jack for internet connection, iron and ironing board

Facility amenities: The hotel has guest laundry, a spa and sauna, café and bar.

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

Additional nights after: $NZ 100 per room
Contact travel provider


Day Twenty: Sunday, November 16 - Visit to Sheep Ranch Coach transfer to Balclutha...
Note: Walk around sheep ranch

Breakfast: Breakfast at hotel.

Morning: Coach to operating family sheep ranch with demonstrations & lecture. Board coach for Balclutha.

Lunch: At Five Rivers Cafe

Afternoon: Visit Art Gallery at Gore Arrive at Lodge and settle in. Balclutha the main centre of the Clutha district is a fishing paradise for brown trout and Salmon in the Clutha river. Balclutha is also renowned for its six-arch bridge It is the gateway to the Catlins Coast

Dinner: At Rosebank lodge

Lodging: Rosebank Lodge

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Contact info:
265 Clyde Street
Balclutha, 9200 New Zealand
phone: +6434181490
web: www.rosebanklodge.co.nz/

Room amenities: Guestrooms include a shower, mini bar, Sky TV with remote control, hair dryer, phone jack for internet connection, iron and ironing board

Facility amenities: The hotel has guest laundry, a spa and sauna, café and bar.

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

Additional nights after: $NZ 100 per room
Contact travel provider


Day Twenty One: Monday, November 17 - All day visit to pristine forest and coastal area...
Note: Two short walks into the train tunnel and Matai/Horseshoe falls. Visit Nugget Point Light House (20 min Walk)

Breakfast: Breakfast at Rosebank Lodge.

Morning: Coach departs for all day walking field trip in Catlins area, including guided visits to native forest, waterfall and golden beaches. There will be lectures in the field by local botanist.

Lunch: At local lodge (Papatowai)

Afternoon: Visit Nugget Point Lighthouse. Return to Lodge.

Dinner: Farewell Dinner at Local Restaurant

Lodging: Rosebank Lodge

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Twenty Two: Tuesday, November 18 - Coach to Dunedin for city tour Coach to Dunedin ...
Coach to Dunedin for city tour Coach to Dunedin Airport for departure.

Breakfast: Breakfast at Rosebank Lodge. Coach to Dunedin

Morning: Short overview of Dunedin by coach and on foot. A chance to see some outstanding heritage buildings and, weather permitting, the world class Botanical Gardens. A city of strong Scottish origins, Dunedin is one of the best preserved Victorian and Edwardian heritage cities in the Southern Hemisphere.

Lunch: Own choice

Afternoon: Free afternoon. Transport to Dunedin Airport leaves at 3:30 pm for international check in for departures.

In Transit: On flight to USA.

Meals Included: Breakfast

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19 nights of accommodations
53 meals: 19 breakfasts, 16 lunches, 18 dinners
21 Expert-led lectures
27 Field trips
1 Hands-on experiences
3 Performances

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