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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 11 — Mar 6, 2013

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Day One: Monday, February 11 -
Depart From: Depart the US for New Zealand.

Day Two: Tuesday, February 12 -
In Transit: Cross International Date Line.

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 Three: Wednesday, February 13 - Excursion to Art Exhibition Welcome Dinner
Breakfast: Taken on airplane.

Morning: Arrive Nelson, transfer to hotel.

Lunch: At cafe

Afternoon: Excursion to "World of Wearable Art" Exhibition & Classic Car Museum

Dinner: Welcome Dinner at Hotel

Lodging: Beachcomber Motor Inn

Meals Included: 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 Four: Thursday, February 14 - Architecture & History Lecture. Walk with local ...
Breakfast: At hotel

Morning: Lecture on History & Architecture of city. Guided walk with historian

Lunch: At cafe

Afternoon: Walk with local walking group

Dinner: Dinner at local restaurant

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 Five: Friday, February 15 - All-day walking field trip to Abel Tasman Nationa...
Breakfast: At hotel

Morning: All-day walking field trip to Abel Tasman National Park. Coach to Kaiteriteri and scheduled launch trip to Torrent Bay.

Lunch: Packed lunch in the field

Afternoon: Walk to Brod Bay for pick-up and coach return to Nelson

Dinner: Dinner at a local restaurant.

Lodging: Beachcomber Motor Inn

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 Six: Saturday, February 16 - Coach to Kaikoura Walk on spectacular Peninsula ...
Breakfast: At hotel

Morning: Coach to Kaikoura via Blenheim & scenic Oceanside route.

Lunch: At cafe en route

Afternoon: Walking field trip on Peninsular Trail with local walkers.

Dinner: With local residents at private lodge

Lodging: Lobster Inn Motor Lodge

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 Seven: Sunday, February 17 - Free morning. Optional Whale -watch: own cost. C...
Breakfast: In hotel

Morning: Free Time. (or optional Whale-watch trip at own expense) Then board coach for Methven

Lunch: At cafe en route

Afternoon: Proceed to Methven by coach. On arrival check -in to Resort.

Dinner: At 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 Eight: Monday, February 18 - Walk in foothills of Southern Alps
Breakfast: At Resort

Morning: Walk in Southern Alps foothils with experienced guide and view native forest with lecture in the field.

Lunch: Packed lunch in the field

Afternoon: Guided walk with New Zealanders. View Sharplin Falls with crystal-clear mountain stream

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 19 - Visit Forest Park
Breakfast: At Resort

Morning: Guided walk in Forest Park

Lunch: At cafe

Afternoon: FREE AFTERNOON

Dinner: At restaurant

Lodging: Methven Resort

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 Ten: Wednesday, February 20 - Take Inland Scenic route to Tekapo
Breakfast: At Resort

Morning: Coach to Tekapo via Inland Scenic Route & Burke's Pass.

Lunch: At cafe en route

Afternoon: Continue by coach on journey to Tekapo.

Dinner: In 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 Eleven: Thursday, February 21 - Lecture on history & geology Guided walk on Mt. ...
Lecture on history & geology Guided walk on Mt. John Social gathering in evening

Breakfast: At hotel

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

Lunch: In local cafe

Afternoon: Guided walk on Mt. John.

Dinner: Social gathering and Dinner with local residents

Lodging: Godley Resort Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Contact info:
88 Frankton Road
Queenstown, New Zealand
phone: +6434427950
web: www.millenniumhotels.co.nz

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Twelve: Friday, February 22 - Coach to Queenstown via Scenic Southern Lakes rou...
Breakfast: At hotel

Morning: Board coach for Queenstown, proceeding via Lindis Pass & Cromwell, with Lake & Mountain views.

Lunch: At Arrowtown cafe en route. Own choice.

Afternoon: Approach Queenstown via Kawerau Gorge, with numerous Vineyards & Wineries.

Dinner: At hotel

Lodging: Kingsgate Terraces Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Contact info:
88 Frankton Road
Queenstown, New Zealand
phone: +6434427950
web: www.millenniumhotels.co.nz

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Thirteen: Saturday, February 23 - Free Morning Afternoon: Excursion by scheduled f...
Free Morning Afternoon: Excursion by scheduled ferry service to Walter Peak sheep & cattle ranch

Breakfast: At hotel

Morning: FREE MORNING till 11.00 am: then excursion by ferry to Walter Peak sheep ranch on Lake Wakatipu. Lecture & demonstrations.

Lunch: BBQ Lunch at Walter Peak homestead.

Afternoon: Return to Queenstown by launch

Dinner: At hotel

Lodging: Kingsgate Terraces Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Contact info:
Town Centre
Te Anau, New Zealand
phone: +03 249 7526
Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Fourteen: Sunday, February 24 - 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: Depart by coach for all-day excursion to Milford Sound with scenic launch trip on the Sound.

Lunch: Packed lunch on board launch.

Afternoon: Return to Te Anau by Coach

Dinner: At hotel

Lodging: Distinction Luxmore Hotel

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 25 - Fly Queenstown to Wellington Short walk on...
Breakfast: At hotel

Morning: Coach to Queenstown Airport for flight to Wellington.

Lunch: At Queenstown Airport cafe- 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 26 - 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 Coach to Zealandia Wildlife Sanctuary for Guided Walk & Lecture. 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: Inn

Contact info:
2 Clive Suare
Napier, New Zealand
phone: +6468353373
web: www.tennyson.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 27 - 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: Tennyson Motor Inn

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Inn

Contact info:
2 Clive Suare
Napier, New Zealand
phone: +6468353373
web: www.tennyson.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 28 - 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: Tennyson Motor Inn

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Contact info:
14 Northcroft St
Taupo, New Zealand
phone: +6473788265
web: www.suncourt.co,nz

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


Day Nineteen: Friday, March 01 - 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: Suncourt Motor Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Contact info:
14 Northcroft St
Taupo, New Zealand
phone: +6473788265
web: www.suncourt.co,nz

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


Day Twenty: Saturday, March 02 - 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 Dinner with local residents

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: With local residents.

Lodging: Suncourt Motor Hotel

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 03 - Coach to Whangamata Walk on beach
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: In restaurant

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 04 - Guided walk on Karangahake Trail
Breakfast: At motel

Morning: Coach to Waihi and guided walk on Karangahake Trail.

Lunch: Packed lunch on walk.

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

Dinner: Dinner with local residents in their homes.

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


Day Twenty Three: Tuesday, March 05 - 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 06 - 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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